Pepperdine welcomes NAIA school Hope International to Firestone Fieldhouse on Friday night.
Waves open second half of MPSF action this weekend in Northern California.
Pepperdine in action inside Firestone Fieldhouse on Tuesday and Saturday.
Waves, 3-0 at home this season, look for wins No. 4 and No. 5 inside Firestone Fieldhouse against Cal Baptist and BYU.
Waves in the hunt for two road wins with matches on Wednesday and Friday evenings.
CLUB: Member of the HBC Volleyball Club in 2012 ... Played with the Southern California Volleyball Club from 2007-11 ... Played first year of club in 2006 with the Riptides ... Won a gold medal in the 17 open division at the 2011 Junior Olympics.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from South High School in 2012 ... Two-time Pioneer League Defensive Player of the Year ... Saw action as both a libero and an outside hitter ... All-CIF Southern Section Division III first team selection as a senior ... Daily Breeze All-Area second team during both junior and senior seasons ... Left South High School as the all-time leader in digs with 1,059... Won the CIF Southern Section Division III championship in 2012 ... Team crowned Pioneer League Champions in 2009, 2011 and 2012 ... Picked up 435 digs as a senior ... Earned President's Award for Educational Excellence ... Crowned prom king.
PERSONAL: Born in Torrance, Calif. ... Son of Vince and Danielle Rios ... Has one older sister, Julia ... Majoring in biology ... Chose Pepperdine "to be coached by the best and because of its beautiful campus" ... Loves volleyball because of "the speed and intensity of the game. There isn't a single moment that doesn't require your full attention, which makes it easy to stay invested in the game."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro volleyball player is Todd Rogers ... Favorite book is The Client by John Grisham ... Favorite TV show is House ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite move is Role Models ... Favorite band is Coldplay ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is tennis.