Pepperdine sets new program record, winning 20 in a row inside Firestone Fieldhouse dating back to last season.
Pepperdine goes for home win No. 20 in a row on Tuesday vs. UCLA. First serve inside Firestone Fieldhouse is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Parker Kalmbach surpasses 20 kills for the fourth time in 2015 with 21 put aways vs. the Crimson.
The Waves open the season against North Greenville, playing on Saturday at the Upward Star Center and on Monday on the NGU campus in Tigerville, S.C.
After dealing nine aces at UC San Diego last Saturday, Waves issue 10 tonight vs. Cal Baptist.
Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves 3-1 MPSF semifinal victory over the Rainbow Warriors in Irvine, Calif.
Pepperdine def. BYU 3-2. (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC San Diego (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
PEPPERDINE 2015: Appeared in 23 matches and 69 sets as a sophomore, coming in mostly to serve and provide passing support … Posted six aces and eight digs on the season … Picked up three digs at Cal State Northridge (3/28) … Posted a kill vs. Harvard (3/17) to clinch the second set.
PEPPERDINE 2014: Appeared in 49 sets and 21 matches as a freshman, coming in mostly to serve and provide defensive support … Dished an ace in his first collegiate serve vs. UC Irvine (1/10) … Totaled three aces on the season … Picked up five digs … Collected two digs vs. Cal State Northridge (3/22) … Made good on first and only attack attempt at UC Santa Barbara (3/14) with a kill.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Competed with the USA Volleyball Continental Championship team in 2012.
CLUB: Member of the Santa Monica Beach Club since the age of 14.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Solimar Academy in 2013.
PERSONAL: Son of Donna States and Wendell Wee … Born in Honolulu, Hawaii … Currently resides in La Canada, Calif. … Chose Pepperdine because of “the feel of the campus and the people” … Cites Rafael Nadal as biggest sports hero because “he plays every point like it’s his last” … Also an accomplished tennis player and ballet dancer.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Clay Stanley … Favorite book and movie is Jurassic Park … Favorite tv show is Big Bang Theory … Favorite food is Hawaiian barbeque chicken … Favorite sports other than volleyball are tennis, water polo and basketball.