Parker Kalmbach enters the road swing as the reigning MPSF Player of the Week.
Matt Tarantino has a career night at the service line with four aces.
Josh Taylor sends down 10 kills in the winning effort.
Sophmore Mitchell Penning earns his first collegiate start and cashes in on five kills and five blocks.
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.
Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 3-1 MPSF quarterfinal victory vs. the 49ers in Firestone Fieldhouse.
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Hawaii, Senior Night. Photos by Martin A. Folb.
Pepperdine def. BYU 3-2. (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC San Diego (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
PEPPERDINE 2014: Appeared in 15 matches and 38 sets ... Made eight starts, two as middle blocker and six as opposite side hitter ... Averaged 1.92 kills per set and 1.03 digs per set ... Also collected 0.66 blocks per set for a total of 25.0 ... Came off the bench at USC (1/16) with 10 kills off of 13 errorless attempts for a career high .769 clip ... Hit .254 (73 kills-29 errors-173 attempts) on the season ... Surpassed double digits in kills three times and double digits in digs twice ... Put down a season-high 15 kills at Pacific (3/29) ... Picked up his first career double-double vs. Hawaii with 12 kills and 10 digs ... Credited with five blocks at Cal State Northridge (1/22) ... Totaled 73 kills, four assists, one ace, 39 digs, 25.0 blocks and 86.5 points ... Pepperdine Scholar Athlete.
PEPPERDINE 2013: Transferred to Pepperdine prior to the 2012-13 academic year ... Appeared in six sets and six matches in his first season in blue and orange ... Posted one kill vs. Pacific (3/1), Hope International (3/8) and UC San Diego (3/15) ... Also credited with a dig and a block against the Tritons ... Hit .286 (3 kills-1 error-7 attempts) in limited play time.
HAWAII 2012: Redshirted his freshman season with Warriors.
CLUB: Competed for Legacy Volleyball Club ... Led team to a fifth place finish at Junior Nationals in the 18 Open Division and was later voted to the all-tournament team ... Placed ninth at Junior Nationals the year prior ... As part of the 16-1 squad, helped team qualify for Junior Nationals in the club's inaugural season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hart High School in 2011 ... Was a utility player on the squad, seeing action as a setter, opposite side hitter, outside hitter and middle blocker ... Three-time All-Foothill League first team selection ... Three-time All-Santa Clarita Valley first team awardee ... Was a three-year captain and team MVP ... Holds school records for most kills in a match (30), most kills in a season (362), most aces in a season (67) and career hitting percentage (.428) ... Led Hart to back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in school history ... Placed second in the Foothill League during junior and senior seasons ... A Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50" selection ... Also lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born in Valencia, Calif. ... Son of Bill and Lori Mosolf ... Named after two grandfathers ... Has a younger sister, Rachel ... Majoring sports medicine ... Dad's cousin Jeff Conine was a baseball player for UCLA and later played in the major leagues for the Florida Marlins, Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles ... Chose Pepperdine because "I've realized that the academic excellence, Christian atmosphere and integrity in the men's volleyball program are all equally important to me" ... Saw first men's volleyball match at Pepperdine and grew up attending basketball games inside Firestone Fieldhouse as well ... Traveled to Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Czech Republic as part of the Boys Global Challenge ... On that trip, played against youth and junior national teams from Serbia and Slovenia, as well as the Cameroon National Team.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro volleyball player is Ivan Miljokovic ... Favorite pro sports team is the Oklahoma City Thunder ... Favorite book is the Bible ... Favorite tv show is Lost ... Favorite movie is Remember the Titans ... Favorite musical artist is Gabe Bondoc ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is basketball ... Favorite food is steak ... Enjoys playing disc golf and traditional golf, beach volleyball and spending time with friends.