Pepperdine returns five starters plus libero to its 2014 squad.
Pepperdine opens 2014 regular season against defending NCAA Champion UC Irvine on Jan. 10.
Volleyball Magazine singles out Maurice Torres and Matt West as All-Americans.
Two Waves make the first cut and selected to the junior national team's training roster.
Matt West earns AVCA All-America first-team distinction, Maurice Torres earns a spot on the second-team roster.
Pepperdine vs. UCLA - April 10, 2013 - Photos by Martin A. Folb
Pepperdine def. BYU, 3-2 Photos by Martin A. Folb
Pepperdine vs. Stanford: Jan. 20, 2013
Pepperdine vs. Penn State
CAREER: Through two seasons, has played in 217 sets and 55 matches ... Averaging 11.32 assists ... Enters junior season with 2457 career assists which currently ranks seventh in the program record book.
PEPPERDINE 2013: AVCA All-American first team ... Volleyball Magazine All-American second team ... All-MPSF first team ... Voted MPSF Player of the Week on March 18 after averaging 12.43 assists/set in wins over UC Irvine and UC San Diego ... Led the NCAA with a 11.25 assists/set season average ... Totaled 1114 assists to rank 10th in the program's single-season records ... Averaged 0.24 aces to rank 13th in the MPSF ... Totaled 24 aces ... Tallied four aces vs. Hope International (3/8) ... Credited with a season-best four kills during vs. UCLA (4/20) during the MPSF quarterfinals ... Handed out a career-high 63 assists vs. Cal State Northridge (4/4) ... Dished at least 50 assists in eight matches ... Averaged 1.40 digs and 0.68 blocks ... Picked up 11 digs twice, first vs. Hawaii (1/25) and again against UC Irvine (3/12) ... Issued a season-best seven blocks at UC Santa Barbara (4/12) ... Started in all 26 matches and 99 total sets ... Other season totals include 28 kills, 139 digs, 67 blocks and 89.0 points.
PEPPERDINE 2012: All-MPSF honorable mention and all-freshman team ... Ranked second in the league and in the NCAA with an 11.38 assists/set average ... Picked up a season-high 13 digs against UC Irvine (4/5) ... Tallied 10 digs vs. Long Beach State (1/14) ... Totaled 166 digs and averaged 1.41 digs/set ... Dished a season-high 62 assists twice, first at UC San Diego (1/27) and again vs. Cal Baptist (2/15) ... Averaged 0.69 blocks/set ... Posted seven blocks vs. Cal Baptist ... Totaled 1,343 assists, 20 kills, 166 digs and 81.0 blocks ... Recorded a .925 serve success rate (31 errors, 415 attempts) ... Played in all 118 sets of the season and started in all 29 matches.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Two-year member of the U.S. Boys Youth National Team ... In 2010, the BYNT placed second at the NORCECA Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico ... Won bronze at the 2011 Men's U19 Pan American Cup in Mexicali, Mexico ... Played with the Junior National Team during its run to the U.S.'s first-ever gold medal at the 2010 NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championships ... Named an alternate to the Junior National Team in 2011 ... Member of the 2012 U.S. Men's Junior National team that won a gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... Competed on the junior national team again during the 2013 season.
CLUB: Played for the Space Needle Volleyball Foundation from 2006-2011 ... Named Most Valuable Player during the 2007, 2009 and 2010 seasons ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Shorewood High School in 2011.
PERSONAL: Born and raised in Seattle, Wash. ... Son of Mark and Raquel West ... Both parents are coaches at Shoreline Community College and are co-founders of the Space Needle Volleyball Foundation ... Mother was a member of the 1980 Peruvian National Volleyball Team that competed at the Olympics in 1980 ... Father played volleyball at George Williams College ... Majoring in sports administration with a minor in marketing.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro sports team is the Seattle Supersonics ... Favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant ... Favorite movie is Every Which Way But Loose ... Favorite musical artist is YG 400 ... Favorite book is Francona... Favorite food is rib eye steak ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is basketball and dodgeball ... Favorite TV show is Blue Mountain State ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Lloy Ball.