Matt West, Josh Taylor, Parker Kalmbach and Brennan Anderson all graduate Pepperdine as AVCA All-Americans.
The men's volleyball team will hope to hear its name called in Saturday's NCAA Selection Show.
The Waves will play UC Irvine or USC in Friday night's championship match.
The Waves play Hawaii at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the Bren Events Center.
Pepperdine will play either Hawaii or Long Beach State next week Thursday in the MPSF Tournament semifinals in Irvine, Calif.
Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves 3-1 MPSF semifinal victory over the Rainbow Warriors in Irvine, Calif.
MPSF Tournament quarterfinals: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Pepperdine vs. USC on April 2. Photos by Martin A. Folb.
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Stanford (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
CAREER: Though four seasons (two at Ohio State, two at Pepperdine), totaled 762 digs for an average of 2.47 … Has appeared in 309 sets and 86 matches … Two-year Pepperdine digs average of 2.25 ranks second all time … Left Ohio State after sophomore season ranked No. 1 in the program record book with a career digs average of 2.92 … Set the Buckeyes’ single-season record with a digs average of 3.12 in 2013.
PEPPERDINE 2015: AVCA All-America honorable mention … All-MPSF second team performer … Started in all 30 matches at the libero position, appearing in 111 sets overall … Averaged 2.35 digs per set, ranking ninth in the NCAA and fourth in the MPSF … Digs average ranks second in Pepperdine’s single-season (rally scoring only) record book … Totaled 261 digs to rank third in the Waves’ single-season history … Picked up 19 digs in a four-set win at UC Santa Barbara (1/30), tying the program’s single-match record … Earned MPSF Player of the Week (2/2) and AVCA National Player of the Week (2/3) distinction as a result … First libero to win either weekly award since 2012 and the first-ever Pepperdine libero to earn national player of the week honors … Earned MPSF All-Tournament acclaim … Surpassed double-digit digs totals in 13 matches … Handed out a season-high seven assists twice, first at UC San Diego (2/20) and again vs. BYU (3/21) … Posted a team-best serve-receive percentage of .958 (28 errors-670 attempts) … Assists average of 0.68 ranked 42nd in the NCAA.
PEPPERDINE 2014: Started in 26 matches as libero and appeared in 97 of 98 sets … Averaged 2.12 digs per set, ranking in a tie for seventh in the program’s single-season (rally scoring only) records … Digs averaged ranked ninth in the MPSF and 30th in the country … Totaled 206 digs in first year with Waves … Picked up a season-high 18 digs in a five-set match vs. Long Beach State (1/24) which ranks tied for second in the Waves’ single-match (rally scoring era only) record book … Surpassed double-digits in digs in 11 matches … Posted a serve-receive percentage of .963 (22 errors-598 attempts) … Picked up 14 digs twice vs. Long Beach (3/20, 4/19) … Reached double-digit digs plateau in six of the first eight matches to open the season … Handed out five assists at Long Beach State (1/24) … Totaled 52 assists for a 0.54 average … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
OHIO STATE 2013: Volleyball Magazine All-America third team … MIVA All-Conference first team ... Started all 27 matches at libero ... Two-time MIVA Defensive Player of the Week (1/7, 2/18) ... Collected 16 double-digit dig performances ... Picked up a career-best 24 digs against IPFW (2/15) ... Credited with 18 digs at Saint Francis (1/20) ... Totaled 290 digs on the season (second all-time at OSU) for a 3.12 average to lead all of NCAA Div. I-II … Season average of 3.12 set a new Ohio State record ... Had a career-high four assists in both matches at Grand Canyon (3/8, 3/9).
OHIO STATE 2012: Played in three matches ... Had five digs vs. Grand Canyon (4/6).
USA VOLLEYBALL: Selected to the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team Training Team in 2013.
CLUB: Played for the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club and also for head coach Evan Alexander on the OCVC 18’s.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif., in 2011 … Helped squad to the ESPN Rise 2011 National Championship ... Cal-Hi Sports State Team of the Year ... CIF Southern Section, Regional and State Champions in 2011 … Earned All-Pacific Coast Conference and All-CIF acclaim after championship run … Also earned a special mention on Volleyball Magazine’s 2011 Boys’ High School All-Americans list ... High school teammate with current Pepperdine student-athlete Evan Dean … Selected for the 2010 Corona Del High School Coaches Award.
PERSONAL: Born in Newport Beach, Calif. …Son of Rich and Kris Anderson… Father went to business school at Pepperdine … Has one younger sister, Shelby … Majoring in psychology … Choose Pepperdine because “it goes perfectly with my personality and lifestyle. I love the beach and the ocean and the Southern California weather, so being on a campus with an ocean view from just about everywhere is perfect.”
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Drew Brees … Favorite pro team is the Anaheim Ducks … Favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean … Favorite television shows are Arrow, Survivor, and Top Gear … Favorite musical artist is Portugal. The Man … Favorite restaurant is Tender Greens … Favorite sport other than volleyball is surfing.