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Ryan Plueger
Ryan Plueger


Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Harvard-Westlake School





Waves Win, Tie for First in Final MPSF Standings

Josh Taylor reaches 1,000 career kills milestone in 3-1 win over Hawaii.


Waves Beat Hawaii, Will Host MPSF Quarterfinals

Pepperdine will host its first-round MPSF Tournament match on April 19.


Pepperdine Holds Off USC in Five Set Thriller

Matt Tarantino sets new career high with 11 blocks tonight vs. the Trojans.


Waves Open 2014 Season on Friday vs. UC Irvine

Tune in live to WavesCasts at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday to watch Pepperdine open the 2014 season.


Thunderbirds Top Waves in Exhibition Action

Josh Taylor leads Pepperdine with a match-high 16 kills.


Pepperdine vs. UCLA - April 10, 2013

Pepperdine vs. UCLA - April 10, 2013 - Photos by Martin A. Folb


Pepperdine vs. UC San Diego - March 15, 2013

Pepperdine def. UC San Diego, 3-0, on March 15 inside Firestone Fieldhouse


Pepperdine vs. BYU - Feb. 15, 2013

Pepperdine def. BYU, 3-2 Photos by Martin A. Folb


Pepperdine vs. USC

Pepperdine vs. USC - Feb. 1, 2013


Pepperdine vs. Stanford

Pepperdine vs. Stanford: Jan. 20, 2013

Ryan Plueger Career StatisticsGet Acrobat Reader

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 Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son of John and Celeste Plueger ... Brother to Alex ... Majoring in advertising ... Grandfather also attended Pepperdine .... Chose Pepperdine because "of Malibu's campus and because of Pepperdine's reputation as a top volleyball school."

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.

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