Pepperdine returns five starters plus libero to its 2014 squad.
Pepperdine opens 2014 regular season against defending NCAA Champion UC Irvine on Jan. 10.
Waves tied for fourth with UCLA in MPSF standings entering this week.
Maurice Torres leads Waves with 21 kills in loss.
Pepperdine looks to make it four in a row with a match on March 21 against the Trojans.
Pepperdine vs. UCLA - April 10, 2013 - Photos by Martin A. Folb
Pepperdine def. UC San Diego, 3-0, on March 15 inside Firestone Fieldhouse
Pepperdine def. BYU, 3-2 Photos by Martin A. Folb
Pepperdine vs. USC - Feb. 1, 2013
Pepperdine vs. Stanford: Jan. 20, 2013
CAREER: Through three seasons has appeared in 49 matches and 160 sets ... Averaging 1.30 digs.
PEPPERDINE 2013: Started in all 26 matches at the libero position as a junior ... Averaged 1.49 digs ... Posted a .947 (31 errors-585 attempts) success rate on serve receive ... Credited with a career-high 16 digs vs. UC Irvine (3/12) ... Posted a kill against Pacific (1/18) ... Handed out three assists against UC Santa Barbara (2/19) ... Totaled 148 digs and 23 assists ... Collected at least eight digs in five different matches.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Played in 58 sets and 20 matches ... Started in 10 matches ... Collected a career-high 10 digs at Long Beach State (4/14) ... Made first career start vs. Lewis (1/8) and started the final nine matches of the season ... Averaged 1.00 digs/set ... Recorded a receiving percentage of .956 (12 errors-273 attempts) ... Picked up eight digs against George Mason (3/24) ... Dished two assists vs. Stanford (3/30) and at Long Beach State (4/14) ... Tallied a kill against Cal State Northridge (1/11) and Pacific (3/31) ... Totaled 58 digs, 11 assists and two kills as a sophomore.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Played in three sets and three matches as a freshman ... Used mostly to serve and play defense ... Saw action in the front row and took two attacks versus Harvard (3/15) ... Also played against Rutgers-Newark (3/19) and BYU (4/9) ... Totaled two digs.
CLUB: Played for the Santa Monica Beach Club for four seasons ... Led the 16s team to a bronze medal in the open division at the Junior Olympics.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in 2010 ... Played three years on the varsity ... All-Mission League first team as a senior, second team as a junior and third team as a freshman ... Two-time MVP and captain of the squad.
PERSONAL: Born in
FAVORITES: Enjoys skating, skiing, going to the beach and dirt biking ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Karch Kiraly ... Favorite book is Holes and Sea Wolf ... Favorite movie is the Italian Job ... Favorite musical artist is Jay-Z ... Favorite TV show is Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory ... Favorite pro team is the Los Angeles Lakers .. Favorite sport other than volleyball is basketball.