The Waves ranked No. 5 in the AVCA and MPSF preseason polls earlier this month.
PEPPERDINE 2016: Did not see any action as a freshman.
SANTA MONICA COLLEGE: Attended Santa Monica College during 2014-15 season … Led the California Community College Athletic Association with a .505 hitting percentage … Helped team to a Western State Conference title in 2015 … Led SMC to a California Community College Athletic Association title in 2015 … Averaged 2.84 kills/set and 0.64 blocks/set throughout the season … Tabbed 196 kills and only 41 errors in 307 total attempts on the attack … Tabbed 13 aces to rank 19th in the CCCAA, while ranking 12th in kills, 15th in kills/set and 11th overall with 236.5 points throughout the 2015 campaign.
CLUB: Played for Southern California Volleyball Club … Earned a silver medal at the Holiday Classic tournament in southern California and the BJNVC in the open division in 2013 … Earned bronze medal at the Holiday Classic in 2014
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Notre Dame High School 2014 … Lettered four years at the opposite, outside hitter and middle blocker positions … Featured in the Daily News as a “Freshman/Sophomore to watch” as a sophomore … Named to All-Tournament Team while leading NDHS to a second place finish at the 2013 SoCal Spike-Off Tournament … Named to All-Tournament Team at the 2013 Sylmar High School Invitational … Featured in the Daily News in 2013 on the “Top Performers” list … Earned All-Mission League First Team honors … Named “Best Offensive Player” in the Mission League … Earned Mission League All-Academic accolades … Named to All-Tournament Team at the 2014 SoCal Spike-Off – Featured in the Daily News in 2014 as a “Player to Watch” …
PERSONAL: Majoring in Business Administration at Pepperdine ... Son of Marie and Charles Vaziri … Has one brother who attends UCLA … Majoring in economics ... Chose Pepperdine because he “value[s] both academics and athletics, and Pepperdine has a fantastic combination of both” … Loves the “camaraderie it takes in order to win a match” … Stated the most interesting thing about himself is that he solved a Rubik’s cube in 14 seconds.
FAVORITES: Favorite professional athlete is Chen Long (Chinese National badminton team)… Favorite professional team is the Chinese National badminton team … Favorite book is Unbroken … Favorite movie is Being There … Favorite TV show is Chopped … Favorite musical artist is Max Frost … Favorite food is Cup of Noodles … Favorite sport besides volleyball is badminton … Favorite hobbies include playing video games and napping.