Robert Mullahey dished out the offense to a .406 success rate in his debut as playmaker.
Men's Volleyball vs. Cal Lutheran
- Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete – 2018
PEPPERDINE 2018: Played in five matches and seven sets as a true freshman … Marke three kills on a .600 hitting percentage, while adding one block assist and 3.5 points … Averaged 0.43 kills/set and 0.50 points/set … Posted a season-best three kills, one block and one dig against Cal Lutheran (Jan. 7).
USA VOLLEYBALL/CLUB: Member of the USAV Youth Continental, Youth A1 and Junior A1 teams … Played for St. Louis High Performance from 2009-17 and Rockwood Thunder from 2007-09 … Helped SLHP to a 5th place finish at the Boys Junior National Championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lafayette High School in Wildwood, Mo. in 2017 … Lettered four years as an outside hitter in the Suburban West under Head Coach Doug Ell at LHS … FloVolleyball All-American first team and AVCA All-American second team in 2017 … All-Metro Player of the Year, Class 4 All-State Tournament MVP and All-Suburban West first team in 2017 … In his junior campaign, All-Metro second team, Class 4 first team All-State Tournament, All-Suburban West first team … In sophomore season, All-Suburban West first team, Class 4 State Tournament first team … As a freshman, All-Suburban West first team, Class 4 State Tournament honorable mention … Totaled 1,010 kills and 239 aces during his time there, while adding a .267 hitting percentage … Holds the career kills record, career aces record and single-season career aces record (69) at Lafayette … Helped team to a Missouri State Championship in 2017 and State runner-up status in 2015 and 2016 … Also earned Renaissance Gold honors with a 4.0 weighted GPS or higher in 2016-17 and silver honors with a GPS between 3.75 and 4.0 from 2013-16.
PERSONAL: Son of Dan and Kathy Gettinger … Has two siblings, Ryan and Caitlin … Plans to major in Sports Administration at Pepperdine and has career aspirations of being a volleyball coach or head of a team/club … Brother Ryan plays volleyball for the U.S. Naval Academy … Lists his most thrilling moment in sports was winning the Class 4 Missouri State Championship in his senior season.
FAVORITES: Matt Carpenter (pro athlete) … St. Louis Cardinals (pro team) … Legend (book) … Happy Gilmore (movie) … Modern Family (TV show) … Florida Georgia Line (musical artist) … pepperoni pizza (food) … basketball (sport other than volleyball) … Favorite hobbies and pastimes including playing video games, pickup basketball and whiffle ball.