Waves tune up for 2013 season with an exhibition tournament this weekend.
The Waves tally 113 votes in the MPSF preseason poll, and are predicted to finish in third place.
Waves to play 12 home matches inside Firestone Fieldhouse this season.
Waves embark on 18th MPSF Tournament appearance this Saturday.
Pepperdine looks to secure the six seed in the MPSF Tournament with a pair of road wins in the final week of the regular season.
Hawaii vs Pepperdine 01/12/12
Senior Day Men's Volleyball Photo Gallery
Pepperdine vs. BYU - April 9, 2011
Men's Volleyball vs. Cal State Northridge
CAREER: In two seasons has played in 182 games and 48 matches while averaging 1.71 digs ... Career digs total stands at 312 entering junior season.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Appeared as the libero 83 sets and 22 matches ... Made 20 starts ... Spent several matches midseason sharing the libero duties and would primarily handle serve receive ... Picked up a season-best 12 digs vs. UC Santa Barbara (2/3) ... Reached doubles digits in dig totals on four occasions ... Averaged 1.40 digs/set ... Handed out three assists against Cal State Northridge (1/11), UC San Diego (1/27) and USC (3/10) ... Recorded a receiving percentage of .926 (39 errors, 527 attempts) ... Totaled 116 digs as a sophomore.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Was the Waves' starting libero in all 99 sets and 26 matches ... Averaged 1.98 digs per set to rank first on the team, eighth in the MPSF, and 21st in the NCAA ... Season highs for digs were 10 in three sets (4/9 vs. BYU), 14 in four sets (4/2 vs. Stanford), and 16 in five sets (4/1 vs. Pacific) ... Reached double digits in dig totals on six occasions ... Led Pepperdine in digs in 16 matches ... Recorded a receiving percentage of .942 (40 errors, 686 total attempts) ... Was awarded a kill at Hawaii (3/5) ... Tallied a season-best four assists vs. Ohio State (1/10).
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the US Junior Men's National Training Team.
CLUB: Played for Sports Performance Volleyball Club (Ill.) during freshman season ... Also played for the Orange Coast Volleyball Club (OCVC) ... The OCVC 18-1 team took seventh in the Junior Olympics open division ... Played for the Balboa Bay Quicksilver team and took fifth in the Junior Olympics open division ... played for Jay Hosack and John Speraw while active on the club circuit.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School in 2010 ... Attended Naperville Central (Ill.) High School from 2006-07 ... A Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection ... Named to the All-Orange county first team ... Earned first team All-Trinity League honors during junior and senior campaigns, and made the second team during sophomore season ... High school team went undefeated in league play in 2010 and tied for third in the CIF.
PERSONAL: Born in
FAVORTIES: Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is basketball ... Favorite movie is The Hangover ... Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Karch Kiraly ... Favorite TV show is The O.C. ... Favorite book is Angels and Demons and Goodnight Moon ... Favorite food is his mother's lasagna ... Favorite thing about volleyball is "the way everyone comes together as a team in their own unique way."