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Mitchell Penning
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Mitchell  Penning

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Westminster Christian Academy

Height:
6-7

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
1V

04/23/2015

Waves Open Postseason vs. Gauchos at Home on Saturday

Pepperdine aims to avenge its loss to UC Santa Barbara last week Wednesday this Saturday in the MPSF Tournament.

04/15/2015

UCSB Stuns Pepperdine in Regular Season Finale

Pepperdine celebrated Senior Night for Brennan Anderson, Nikola Antonijevic, Parker Kalmbach, Scott Rhein, Josh Taylor and Matt West.

04/07/2015

Waves Win Program Record 20th Straight Match Inside Firestone Fieldhouse

Pepperdine sets new program record, winning 20 in a row inside Firestone Fieldhouse dating back to last season.

04/06/2015

Waves Host UCLA on Tuesday

Pepperdine goes for home win No. 20 in a row on Tuesday vs. UCLA.

04/04/2015

Waves Win 19th Straight Inside Firestone Fieldhouse

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.

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)

02/06/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Stanford

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

01/27/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UCLA

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

01/21/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSUN

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

Mitchell Penning Career StatisticsGet Acrobat Reader

PEPPERDINE 2014: Made collegiate debut vs. Cal Baptist (2/22) ... Appeared in one match and one set as a freshman ... Pepperdine Scholar Athlete

USA VOLLEYBALL: Selected to the U.S. Boys' Youth National Team in 2012.

CLUB: Member of the STL High Performance Volleyball Club.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Westminster Christian Academy in 2013 ... Played four seasons of varsity volleyball for head coach Jean Evans ... Saw action as a middle blocker, outside hitter and right side hitter ... Averaged 5.45 kills/set and 1.56 blocks/set as a senior ... Senior-year accolades include Missouri All-State first team and Most Valuable Player ... Also named to the Saint Louis All-Metro first team ... Named to Volleyball Magazine's "Underclassmen to Watch" list in 2012 ... Named to the 2012-13 AVCA Boys' High School Senior All-America first team ... Volleyball Magazine Boys' High School All-American second team selection.

PERSONAL: Son of David and Debra ... Younger brother of Kelly and Marci ... Born in Peoria, Ill. ... Chose Pepperdine because of its "academics, coaching, great team dynamics, location, religion and future opportunities."

FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Karch Kiraly ... Favorite book is the Bible ... Favorite tv show is NCIS ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite movie is Anchorman ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is water polo ... Biggest sports hero is Kevin Durant.

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