Pepperdine to face Creighton, Wichita State and Bowling Green for the first time in program history this weekend.
Take an in depth look at the Waves as they near the start of the 2014 season.
Nina Matthies ends her 31-year career as the Waves' indoor volleyball coach with a 590-343 (.632) record.
Katie Messing enters this week ranked fourth in the league with a 3.68 kills/set average.
Katie Messing puts down 19 kills to lift Pepperdine to the 3-1 victory.
SAND 2014: Squad member during 2014 season.
INDOOR 2013: Appeared in 59 sets and 18 matches as a freshman ... Started in 13 matches as a middle blocker ... Averaged 1.08 kills/set and 0.69 blocks/set ... Set a season-high of 12 kills vs. Gonzaga (10/24) while hitting .429 (12-3-21) ... Added a season-high six blocks in the same match ... Delivered five kills on nine errorless swings at Loyola Marymount (10/17) ... Credited with five blocks at Santa Clara (11/23) ... Totaled 64 kills while hitting .268, five assists, 13 digs and 41 blocks on the season.
CLUB: Started club career at Vision Volleyball before competing for Encore Volleyball Club in 2013.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Carmel High School in 2013 ... Four-year varsity starter as either a middle blocker or an outside hitter ... Two-time Mission Trail Athletic League Most Valuable Player ... Four-time all-league performer ... Voted to the all-county squad as a junior and senior ... Led squad to three league championships ... Also lettered in basketball and was an all-league selection in 2010 and 2011 ... Totaled 814 kills, 217.5 blocks and 77 aces in high school.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Mathew and Alix Fuzie ... Born in Santa Rosa, Calif. ... Chose Pepperdine because "I love the volleyball program, the academic reputation and, of course, the location."
FAVORITES: Favorite book is Looking for Alaska ... Favorite tv show is The Office... Favorite movie is Gladiator ... Favorite musical artist is The Avett Brothers and Lana Del Ray ... Favorite sports other than volleyball are basketball and soccer.