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Mitchell Penning
Mitchell Penning


St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Westminster Christian Academy


Middle Blocker



Pepperdine Dispatches Long Beach State, 3-1

Parker Kalmbach puts down a career-high 24 kills in four-set win over Long Beach State.


Block Party Lifts Waves to 3-0 Win vs. CSUN

Matt Tarantino charts eight blocks in three-set victory over Matadors.


#2 Pepperdine Suffers Season's First Loss at #8 USC

Brennan Anderson led the Waves with a season-best 12 digs vs. USC.


#2 Waves Open MPSF Play with 3-0 Sweep vs. Cal Baptist

Pepperdine earns fourth shutout of the season with 3-0 triumph over CBU.


Pepperdine Tops George Mason in Four, Remains Undefeated

Matt Tarantino has a career night at the service line with four aces.


Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSUN

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


Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. George Mason

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. George Mason (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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