West, Taylor, Kalmbach and Tarantino all recognized by league coaches in this year's all-conference team.
Josh Taylor reaches 1,000 career kills milestone in 3-1 win over Hawaii.
Matt Tarantino sets new career high with 11 blocks tonight vs. the Trojans.
Matt West hands out 14.00 assists per set in tonight's 3-0 win over the 49ers.
For the third match in a row, Matt Tarantino surpasses double digit kill totals without committing a singles attack error.
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Long Beach State (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Pepperdine defeats UCLA 3-1 on March 11 to sweep the season series vs. the Bruins. 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 vs. UCLA - April 10, 2013 - Photos by Martin A. Folb
CAREER: Through two seasons has appeared in 38 matches and 118 sets ... Has started on both the outside and in the middle ... Averaging 1.64 kills while hitting .376 and 1.05 blocks.
PEPPERDINE 2013: All-MPSF honorable mention ... Started in all 26 matches as a middle blocker and appeared in 98 total sets ... Averaged a team-high 1.23 blocks which ranked fifth in the league and ninth in the NCAA ... Totaled 121 blocks with 13 solo blocks and 108 assisted blocks ... Posted a kill-blocks double-double vs. Cal State Northridge (2/8) with 13 kills and 10 blocks - both season highs ... First kills-blocks double-double for Pepperdine since 2010 season ... Also recorded 10 blocks at UC San Diego (1/12) ... Averaged 1.77 kills while hitting .375 (173 kills-48 errors-333 attempts) ... Hitting percentage ranked 12th in the MPSF and fifth in the NCAA (minimums calculated differently) ... Surpassed double digits in kills on five occasions ... Hit .643 (10 kills-1 error-14 attempts) against Cal Baptist (3/30) ... Tallied four assists at CSUN (2/8) ... Dished a pair of aces against UC Santa Barbara (2/19) ... Picked up two digs in eight different matches and totaled 22 digs on the season ... Also totaled 173 kills in 2013.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Underwent back surgery prior to the start of the season and redshirted.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Appeared in 20 sets and 12 matches ... Made only start of season at Long Beach State (2/23) ... Recorded a season high seven kills against Harvard (3/15) ... Tagged down four kills at Hawaii (3/5) ... Totaled 21 kills, eight digs, three blocks and 22.5 points as a freshman ... Came in primarily as an outside hitter and serve receiver ... Posted a block versus Stanford (2/19), Harvard (3/15) and Rutgers-Newark (3/19) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the 2010 U.S. Men's Junior National Training team ... Two-year member of the U19 Beach National team ... Placed ninth at the 2010 FIVB Beach Youth World Championships in Porto, Portugal ... Placed 17th the year prior at the youth world championships in Alanya, Turkey ... Competed at the 2011 and 2012 FIVB Beach Junior World Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia and placed ninth on both occasions ... Played at the 2012 NORCECA Beach Tour alongside Adam Cabbage ...Won the Santa Barbara CBVA Open in June of 2013 and the Ocean Beach CBVA Open in May, both alongside Hawk Hatcher.
CLUB: Played for Balboa Bay Quiksilver 16s and 17s ... Won a gold medal at the 2009 Junior Olympics in the open division ... Team placed fifth at the 2010 Junior National Championships ... Placed ninth at the 2011 FIVB U21 World Beach Volleyball Championships with partner Vaun Lennon.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from
PERSONAL: Born in
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing beach volleyball, body boarding, hanging out with friends and listening to music ... Loves volleyball because "of the speed of the game and the intensity" ... Favorite movie is Heavy Weights and Into the Wild ... Favorite musical artist is Above & Beyond ... Favorite book is The Road ... Favorite TV show is Seinfeld ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is tennis ... Favorite meal is steak and potatoes ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Alison Cerutti ... Favorite beach volleyball team is Paul Dalhausser and Todd Rogers.