The Waves open the season against North Greenville, playing on Saturday at the Upward Star Center and on Monday on the NGU campus in Tigerville, S.C.
Tune in live to WavesCasts at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday to watch Pepperdine open the 2014 season.
The men's volleyball team organized backpacks for children in need.
PEPPERDINE CAREER: Three-time Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Has marked one assist and three successful serve receptions during his three seasons as a Wave.
PEPPERDINE 2016: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Did not see any action as a junior.
PEPPERDINE 2015: Appeared in one set vs. North Greenville (1/5) ... Handed out one assist and was perfect through three serve-receive attempts ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
PEPPERDINE 2014: Did not see action as a freshman ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the USAV Youth A1 team in 2012 and 2013 ... Made the USAV Select A2 roster in 2011.
CLUB: Played for the Surf City Volleyball Club, Seacliff Volleyball Club, HBC VBC and most recently Balboa Bay ... Won a silver medal with the HBC 16-1 squad at junior nationals and was subsequently named the all-tournament libero ... Won a silver medal with the Balboa Bay 17-1 team at junior nationals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Marina High School in 2013 ... Played four seasons of varsity under head coach Robert Kijewsi ... Three-year varsity captain ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection ... All-Sunset League first team as a junior and senior and second team as a sophomore ... All-Orange County honorable mention in 2013 ... United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award winner in 2013 ... Graduated summa cum laude ... Presidential Award for Academic Excellence ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Grew up in Huntington Beach, Calif. ... Son of Scott and Jennifer McCallister ... Mother also attended Pepperdine ... Has one younger brother, Colin ... Majoring in international business with a minor in applied mathematics ... Chose Pepperdine "to play for Marv Dunphy, to get the opportunity to play at a successful and prestigious program, to win a national championship, and of course the beautiful location."
FAVORITES: Favorite professional athletes are Kobe Bryant and Tom Bryant ... Favorite book is Divergent ... Favorite tv show is Survivor ... Favorite food is macaroni and cheese ... Favorite professional team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite movie is Shooter ... Favorite musical artist is Needtobreathe ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is dodgeball.