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Mitchell Penning
Mitchell  Penning


St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Westminster Christian Academy


Middle Blocker



No. 9 Pepperdine Dominates No. 12 Cal State Northridge on the Road, 3-0

Mitchell Penning amassed a career-high eight block assists.


No. 8 Pepperdine Sweeps Cal Baptist on the Road

David Wieczorek and Matt Tarantino led the Waves with 11 kills.


No. 11 Pepperdine Upsets No. 4 UC Irvine, 3-1

Colby Harriman had a career-high 16 kills, David Wieczorek blasted a career-best five aces and Tommy Carmody tabbed a career-best (at Pepperdine) 10 blocks.


No. 11 Waves Down UC San Diego in Three

David Wieczorek led the team with 10 kills and three service aces.


No. 12 Men's Volleyball Rolls Over No. 5 Hawai'i at Home

The Waves open the season 2-0 and MPSF play 1-0 after tonight.


Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara

MPSF Tournament quarterfinals: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara (Photos by Martin A. Folb)


Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. USC

Pepperdine vs. USC on April 2. Photos by Martin A. Folb.


Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine

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


Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Stanford

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


Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UCLA

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

Mitchell Penning Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

PEPPERDINE 2015: The Waves' most improved player from 2014, going from a non-travelling squad member as a freshman to a full-time starter as a sophomore ... Appeared in 28 matches and 97 sets, earning starting bids in 26 contests ... Averaged 1.33 kills per set while hitting .333 ... Paced the Waves with 1.16 blocks per set to rank ninth in the MPSF ... Earned 11 kills off of 13 error-free swings vs. BYU (3/20) for a career-high hitting percentage of .846 ... Hitting percentage rates fourth in Pepperdine's single-match record book ... Charted 10 kills, hitting .412 vs. Harvard (3/17) ... Posted a season-best seven blocks in back-to-back matches vs. Cal State Northridge (1/21) and Long Beach State (1/24) ... Scored five aces vs. Cal Baptist (4/4) ... Season totals include 129 kills, nine assists, 15 aces, 28 digs, 113.0 blocks and 205.0 points ... MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

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. ... Grew up in St. Louis, Mo.. ... 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.

Our favorite photos from Mitchell Penning's sophomore season.

Posted by Pepperdine Men's Volleyball on Monday, June 1, 2015
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