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Parker Kalmbach
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Parker  Kalmbach

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Coto de Caza, Calif.

High School:
Tesoro HS

Height:
6-7

Event:
Opposite/Middle Blocker

Experience:
4V

05/04/2015

Four Named AVCA All-Americans

Matt West, Josh Taylor, Parker Kalmbach and Brennan Anderson all graduate Pepperdine as AVCA All-Americans.

05/01/2015

Waves Fall in MPSF Final at UC Irvine

The men's volleyball team will hope to hear its name called in Saturday's NCAA Selection Show.

04/30/2015

Men's Volleyball Beats Hawaii in MPSF Semifinals

The Waves will play UC Irvine or USC in Friday night's championship match.

04/29/2015

West, Kalmbach Earn National Acclaim

Both earned the nation's top positional awards from Off the Block.

04/28/2015

Pepperdine Faces Hawaii in MPSF Semifinals on Thursday

The Waves play Hawaii at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the Bren Events Center.

05/02/2015

Men's Volleyball at UC Irvine (5/1/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the MPSF Championship match.

04/30/2015

Men's Volleyball vs. Hawaii (4/30/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves 3-1 MPSF semifinal victory over the Rainbow Warriors in Irvine, Calif.

04/25/2015

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara

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

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)

Parker Kalmbach Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Through four seasons has appeared in 89 matches and 298 sets … Has started as an outside hitter, opposite side hitter and middle blocker … Averaged 2.95 kills while hitting .324, 1.13 digs and 0.94 blocks.

PEPPERDINE 2015: AVCA All-American second team … All-MPSF first-team performer … Paced Pepperdine and the MPSF with 4.04 kills per set … Only player in the conference to average over 4.0 kills per set … Kills average ranked sixth in the NCAA … Averaged 4.54 points per set to rank second in the league and 11th in the nation … Inaugural Bryan Ivie Award winner, presented to the nation’s best opposite side hitter by Off the Block … Ranked second on the team with a 1.90 digs per set average, coming in at 13th in the conference and 35th in the NCAA … Paced the Waves with five kills-digs double-doubles … Laid down a career-high 24 kills twice, first vs. Long Beach State (1/24) and again vs. BYU (3/21) … Surpassed the 20-kill mark in seven matches in 2015 and met the 10-kill milestone in 23 contests … Hit .328 (424 kills-129 errors-899 attempts) on the season … Posted 19 kills earned at a career-best .680 (19-2-25) clip vs. Stanford (2/6) … Totaled six aces on the year, including two vs. Harvard (3/17) … Charted a season-high seven blocks at Cal State Northridge (3/28) … Earned MPSF Player of the Week recognition (1/26) after averaging 4.43 kills and 4.93 points in wins over Long Beach State (1/24) and Cal State Northridge (1/21) … Tallied six kills in one set of work at UC San Diego (2/13) … Credited with a career-best 14 digs in back-to-back matches vs. BYU (3/21) and at Long Beach State (3/26) … Totaled 199 digs, 83.0 blocks and 476.5 points on the season.

PEPPERDINE 2014: All-MPSF second team … Started in 20 matches and appeared in 21 matches overall as an opposite side hitter … Saw action in 75 sets … Ranked second on the team with 3.47 kills per set … Kills average ranked 12th in the MPSF and 25th in the NCAA … Averaged 4.05 points per set, ranking in at 13th in the conference and 19th in the country … Also collected 1.43 digs per set and 0.97 blocks per set … AVCA National Player of the Week (1/21) after posting an 11 kills-13 digs-10 blocks triple double in a win at USC … Was just the fourth triple-double by any MPSF player since 2007 … His 10th block of the match was achieved at match point … Surpassed double digits in kills 15 times and double digits in digs twice … Put down a career-high 22 kills at Long Beach State (1/24) … Missed five matches at the end of the season duo to back injury … Hit over. 400 six times … Swung at a .469 (18 kills-3 errors-32 attempts) hitting percentage in season opener vs. UC Irvine (1/10) … Totaled 260 kills while hitting .286 (260-91-590), five assists, four aces, 107 digs, 73.0 blocks and 304.0 points.

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.

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 Tesoro High School in Las Flores, Calif. in 2010 … Played two years on the varsity as an outside hitter … All-South Coast League first team selection as a senior … Team MVP in 2010 … A Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 awardee … Ranked No. 13 on the ESPN Rise Top-25 Recruits list … Four-year honor roll student … Graduated with academic distinction.

PERSONAL: Born in Newport Beach, Calif. and raised in Coto de Caza, Calif. ... Son of Kurt and Barb Kalmbach ... Brother to Emily, Alison and Peter ... Sister Emily was a member of the University of Michigan women’s soccer team … Majoring in advertising … Has traveled to London, England, Istanbul, Turkey, Frankfurt, Germany and Lisbon, Portugal to participate in the Beach Volleyball Youth World Championships … Chose Pepperdine “because of Marv Dunphy.”

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.

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