The Waves enter the 2015 season as the overwhelming favorite to place first in the MPSF.
The Pepperdine men's volleyball team will begin the 2015 season ranked #1.
Waves to host 14 regular-season matches inside Firestone Fieldhouse in 2015.
The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.
Matt West earns double All-American status, being honored by both the AVCA and Volleyball Magazine.
Martin A. Folb photos of the Waves' 3-1 MPSF quarterfinal victory vs. the 49ers in Firestone Fieldhouse.
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 three seasons, has played in 315 sets and 81 matches ... Averaging 11.22 assists ... Enters senior season with 3535 career assists which currently ranks sixth in the program record book ... On pace to become just the second Wave in program history to eclipse 4000 career assists.
PEPPERDINE 2014: AVCA All-American second team ... Volleyball Magazine All-American third team ... All-MPSF first team ... MPSF Player of the Week (3/24) after averaging 10.83 assists and 2.67 digs in 3-0 wins over Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State ... MPSF All-Tournament team selection ... Averaged 11.00 assists per set on the season, ranking third in the MPSF and eighth in the NCAA ... Averaged 2.12 digs per set, ranking in a tie for seventh in the program's single-season (rally scoring only) records, ninth the MPSF and 31st the NCAA ... Picked up a career-high 17 digs in a five set match vs. Long Beach State (1/24) which ranks tied for fifth in the Waves' single-match (rally scoring era only) record book ... Runner up for the Lloy Ball Award, given by Off the Block to the nation's best setter ... Knocked down four kills on five errorless attempts vs. Cal State Northridge (3/22) to go along with a season-high three aces ... Tallied five kills while hitting .500 vs. USC (4/5) ... Handed out a season-high 53 assists at Long Beach State (1/24) and at UC Santa Barbara (3/14) ... Surpassed double figures in digs eight times ... Totaled 40 kills, 1078 assists, 14 aces, 208 digs, 56.0 blocks and 84.5 points.
PEPPERDINE 2013: AVCA All-American first team ... Volleyball Magazine All-American second team ... All-MPSF first team ... Voted MPSF Player of the Week on March 18 after averaging 12.43 assists/set in wins over UC Irvine and UC San Diego ... Led the NCAA with a 11.25 assists/set season average ... Totaled 1114 assists to rank 10th in the program's single-season records ... Averaged 0.24 aces to rank 13th in the MPSF ... Totaled 24 aces ... Tallied four aces vs. Hope International (3/8) ... Credited with a season-best four kills during vs. UCLA (4/20) during the MPSF quarterfinals ... Handed out a career-high 63 assists vs. Cal State Northridge (4/4) ... Dished at least 50 assists in eight matches ... Averaged 1.40 digs and 0.68 blocks ... Picked up 11 digs twice, first vs. Hawaii (1/25) and again against UC Irvine (3/12) ... Issued a season-best seven blocks at UC Santa Barbara (4/12) ... Started in all 26 matches and 99 total sets ... Other season totals include 28 kills, 139 digs, 67 blocks and 89.0 points.
PEPPERDINE 2012: All-MPSF honorable mention and all-freshman team ... Ranked second in the league and in the NCAA with an 11.38 assists/set average ... Picked up a season-high 13 digs against UC Irvine (4/5) ... Tallied 10 digs vs. Long Beach State (1/14) ... Totaled 166 digs and averaged 1.41 digs/set ... Dished a season-high 62 assists twice, first at UC San Diego (1/27) and again vs. Cal Baptist (2/15) ... Averaged 0.69 blocks/set ... Posted seven blocks vs. Cal Baptist ... Totaled 1,343 assists, 20 kills, 166 digs and 81.0 blocks ... Recorded a .925 serve success rate (31 errors, 415 attempts) ... Played in all 118 sets of the season and started in all 29 matches.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Two-year member of the U.S. Boys Youth National Team ... In 2010, the BYNT placed second at the NORCECA Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico ... Won bronze at the 2011 Men's U19 Pan American Cup in Mexicali, Mexico ... Played with the Junior National Team during its run to the U.S.'s first-ever gold medal at the 2010 NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championships ... Named an alternate to the Junior National Team in 2011 ... Member of the 2012 U.S. Men's Junior National team that won a gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... Competed on the junior national team again during the 2013 season.
CLUB: Played for the Space Needle Volleyball Foundation from 2006-2011 ... Named Most Valuable Player during the 2007, 2009 and 2010 seasons ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Shorewood High School in 2011.
PERSONAL: Born and raised in Seattle, Wash. ... Son of Mark and Raquel West ... Both parents are coaches at Shoreline Community College and are co-founders of the Space Needle Volleyball Foundation ... Mother was a member of the 1980 Peruvian National Volleyball Team that competed at the Olympics in 1980 ... Father played volleyball at George Williams College ... Majoring in sports administration with a minor in marketing.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro sports team is the Seattle Supersonics ... Favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant ... Favorite movie is Every Which Way But Loose ... Favorite musical artist is YG 400 ... Favorite book is Francona... Favorite food is rib eye steak ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is basketball and dodgeball ... Favorite TV show is Blue Mountain State ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Lloy Ball.