Sean Rooney, 2005 AVCA National Player of the Year, wins the FIVB World League title with the U.S. National Team.
Waves earn top spot in AVCA rankings for the first time since March 2010.
Parker Kalmbach earns career-first triple double with 11 kills, 13 digs and 10 blocks.
Tune in live to WavesCasts at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday to watch Pepperdine open the 2014 season.
Pepperdine returns five starters plus libero to its 2014 squad.
Pepperdine vs. UCLA - April 10, 2013 - Photos by Martin A. Folb
Pepperdine def. UC San Diego, 3-0, on March 15 inside Firestone Fieldhouse
Pepperdine def. BYU, 3-2 Photos by Martin A. Folb
Pepperdine vs. USC - Feb. 1, 2013
Pepperdine vs. Stanford: Jan. 20, 2013
CAREER: In four seasons, has played in 106 matches ... Became Pepperdine's 17th member of the 1,000 kills club on March 3, 2012 at BYU ... Ends Pepperdine tenure ranked sixth with 1,634 career kills and fifth with 135 total aces ... Also ranks 10th with a career kills average of 4.02 ... Career service aces average of 0.33 ranks eighth ... Ranks 10th in program history with 618 digs ... One of just seven Waves in program history to reach both 1,300 kills and 500 digs (did so on Feb. 1, 2013 at USC) ... Career points average of 4.78 ranks 10th ... Has played in 406 total sets which ranks fourth in Pepperdine history.
PEPPERDINE 2013: AVCA All-American second team selection for the second-straight season ... Volleyball Magazine first team All-American ... All-MPSF first team ... Ranked first in the NCAA and the MPSF with 5.02 points/set ... Led the MPSF and ranked second in the NCAA with a kills average of 4.21 ... Kills average ranks eighth in the program's single season annuls (rally score era only) ... Appeared in 99 sets and started in all 26 matches ... Paced the team with 417 kills and 36 aces ... Aces total ranks tied for ninth in Pepperdine single-season history ... Averaged 0.36 aces to rank fifth in the MPSF and 13th in the NCAA ... Surpassed double digits in kills in all but two matches in 2013 ... Tallied 20+ kills in nine matches ... Matched a career high with 28 kills against Cal State Northridge (4/4) ... Registered a career-best hitting percentage of .714 (11 kills-1 error-14 attempts) vs. Pacific (1/18) ... Posted four kills-digs double-doubles in 2013 ... Collected a season-best 12 digs against BYU (2/15) ... Rallied for seven blocks twice, first against UC Irvine (3/21) and again vs. CSUN (4/4) ... Other season totals include 154 digs, 82.0 blocks and 496.5 points.
PEPPERDINE 2012: AVCA All-American second team ... Volleyball Magazine second team All-American ... All-MPSF first team ... Recorded 450 kills which ranks ninth in Pepperdine single-season history ... Collected 47 service aces which is the fourth most by any Wave in a single season during the rally scoring era ... Averaged 3.98 kills to rank first on the team, fifth in the MPSF and eighth in the NCAA ... Led the squad with a 0.42 services aces/set average which was the fifth most in the conference and 10th best in the NCAA ... Registered a hitting percentage of .307 (450-189-850) ... Finished the season with 200 digs for a 1.77 average ... Played in 113 sets and started in 28 matches ... Surpassed double digit kill totals in 25 matches ... Eclipsed the 20-kill mark on 10 occasions ... Achieved the kills-digs double double during five matches as a junior ... Season highs include 26 kills vs. Cal Baptist (2/15), 15 digs vs. UC Irvine (4/5), six blocks vs. Hawaii (1/20) and four service aces against Cal State Northridge (1/11 and 4/12) and Cal Baptist (2/15) ... Registered a season-high hitting percentage of .565 (15-2-23) at UC Irvine (1/25) ... Season highs in digs and hitting percentage also count as career highs.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Averaged 4.04 kills per set to lead the team and rank tied for 10th in Pepperdine's single season rally scoring era record book ... Played in 93 sets and 26 matches ... Led the squad with 376 kills and 35 service aces ... Kills average ranked 12th in the NCAA and 0.38 service ace average ranked 13th ... Totaled 116 digs on a 1.25 average ... Finished his sophomore campaign with 56 blocks ... Eclipsed double digit kill totals in 20 matches and reached the 20 kill plateau six times ... Achieved the kills-digs double-double at Pacific (4/1) with a season-high 26 kills and 13 digs ... Hit .256 (376-189-730) on the season ... Hit .438 (20-6-32) at UC San Diego (2/4) ... Other season highs include five blocks vs. both UC San Diego (2/4) and Stanford (4/2), and four aces against UCLA (1/26), USC (2/11) and Rutgers-Newark (3/19) ... Service ace average of 0.38 ranks ninth in Pepperdine single season record book.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Made the MPSF All-Freshman team after winning a starting position at opposite ... Finished second on the team with 3.87 kills ... Also averaged 1.47 digs and 0.94 blocks ... Started all 26 matches and appeared in 101 games ... Earned MPSF co-Player of the Week honors twice ... The first was on Feb. 1 after pounding down season highs of 28 kills and three service aces in a five-game win vs. USC (1/29) ... The 28 kills tied a freshman record at Pepperdine in the rally-scoring era ... The second was on March 15 after posting a triple-double vs. UC Santa Barbara (3/13) with 16 kills, 10 digs and 10 blocks ... It was the only triple-double by an MPSF player in 2010 ... Had double-digit kills in 21 matches and 20 or more kills four times ... Also had 27 kills vs. UC San Diego (1/20), 21 kills at
USA VOLLEYBALL: Has been part of the U.S. youth system since 2007 ... As a part of the 2010 U.S Men's Junior National Team, won the country's first-ever gold medal at the NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championships to qualify for the 2011 FIVB Men's Junior World Championships in Brazil ... Was on the 2009 USA Boys' Youth National Team that took 10th place at the FIVB Youth World Championships in Italy ... Won a gold medal at the 2008 NORCECA Championships with the BYNT ... Was on the boys select A1 team in 2007.
CLUB: Played for OC Riptides from 2006-09 and
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from
PERSONAL: Born in
FAVORITES: Enjoys golf, bowling, soccer and basketball ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Karch Kiraly ... Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite books are the Harry Potter series ... Favorite movies are Transformers and The Hangover ... Favorite TV show is Rob and Big ... Favorite musical artists are Lil Wayne and Jay-Z ... Favorite sports other than volleyball are golf and bowling ... Favorite things about volleyball are "the passion, the teamwork, the thrill of the game and the sense of accomplishment."