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Matt West
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Matt  West

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Shorewood HS

Height:
6-5

Event:
Setter

Experience:
4V

05/04/2015

Four Named AVCA All-Americans

Matt West, Josh Taylor, Parker Kalmbach and Brennan Anderson all graduate Pepperdine as AVCA All-Americans.

05/01/2015

Waves Fall in MPSF Final at UC Irvine

The men's volleyball team will hope to hear its name called in Saturday's NCAA Selection Show.

04/30/2015

Men's Volleyball Beats Hawaii in MPSF Semifinals

The Waves will play UC Irvine or USC in Friday night's championship match.

04/29/2015

West, Kalmbach Earn National Acclaim

Both earned the nation's top positional awards from Off the Block.

04/28/2015

Pepperdine Faces Hawaii in MPSF Semifinals on Thursday

The Waves play Hawaii at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the Bren Events Center.

05/02/2015

Men's Volleyball at UC Irvine (5/1/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the MPSF Championship match.

04/30/2015

Men's Volleyball vs. Hawaii (4/30/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves 3-1 MPSF semifinal victory over the Rainbow Warriors in Irvine, Calif.

04/25/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara

MPSF Tournament quarterfinals: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

04/02/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. USC

Pepperdine vs. USC on April 2. Photos by Martin A. Folb.

03/14/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

Matt West Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Through four seasons, has played in 424 sets and 110 matches … Three-time AVCA All-American … Three-time All-MPSF first team selection … Handed out 4,766 assists, ranking second in program history … Second player in program history to eclipse 4,000 career assists … Averaged 11.24 assists at Pepperdine to rank sixth … Ended career ranked fifth in the program record book with 684 digs … Ranks No. 2 for number of sets played at Pepperdine.

PEPPERDINE 2015: AVCA All-American first team … All-MPSF first team … Led the MPSF and rated second in the nation with an assists average of 11.29 … Led Waves to a team hitting percentage of .336, ranked fourth in the NCAA … Season assist total of 1,231 ranks ninth in the single-season Pepperdine record book (rally scoring only) … Totaled 39 aces for a 0.36 average … Ace total rates eighth in the Waves’ single-season history … Ace average ranked ninth in the league and 32nd in the nation … Co-winner of the Lloy Ball Award, given to the nation’s best setter by Off the Block … Took MPSF Player of the Week (3/23) and AVCA National Player of the Week (3/24) honors after averaging 13.77 assists per set in three matches, including an even 14.00 in two wins over BYU … Handed out 68 assists vs. BYU (3/20), leading the Waves to 78 team kills – the most by any Pepperdine team during the 25-point rally scoring era … Averaged 1.57 digs per set … Picked up a season-high 14 digs at Cal State Northridge (3/28) … Also earned assists-digs double-doubles vs. George Mason (1/11) and BYU (3/21) … Delivered a career-high five aces vs. Cal Baptist (4/4) … Sent down a career-best six kills vs. BYU (3/20) … Averaged 0.70 blocks … Earned six blocks in four different matches … Paced the Waves with 12 solo blocks … Appeared in 109 sets and 29 matches, only sitting the season-opening match vs. North Greenville … Season totals include 50 kills while hitting .333, 171 digs, 76 blocks and 133.0 points.

PEPPERDINE 2014: AVCA All-American second team … Volleyball Magazine All-American third team … All-MPSF first team … MPSF Player of the Week (3/24) after averaging 10.83 assists and 2.67 digs in 3-0 wins over Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State … MPSF All-Tournament team selection … Averaged 11.00 assists per set on the season, ranking third in the MPSF and eighth in the NCAA … Averaged 2.12 digs per set, ranking in a tie for seventh in the program’s single-season (rally scoring only) records, ninth the MPSF and 31st the NCAA … Picked up a career-high 17 digs in a five set match vs. Long Beach State (1/24) which ranks tied for fifth in the Waves’ single-match (rally scoring era only) record book … Runner up for the Lloy Ball Award, given by Off the Block to the nation’s best setter … Knocked down four kills on five errorless attempts vs. Cal State Northridge (3/22) to go along with a season-high three aces … Tallied five kills while hitting .500 vs. USC (4/5) … Handed out a season-high 53 assists at Long Beach State (1/24) and at UC Santa Barbara (3/14) … Surpassed double figures in digs eight times … Totaled 40 kills, 1078 assists, 14 aces, 208 digs, 56.0 blocks and 84.5 points.

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.

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