Thanks to seniors Mitchell Penning, Kyle Suppes, Soren Dion-Kindem, James Gehrels, Chad McCalliseter, Max States and Joshua Stewart.
Michael Wexter and David Wieczorek led the team with 19 and 17 kills respectively.
David Wieczorek led the Waves with 19 kills on a .581 offensive success rate.
This will be the first time the Waves face both of these squads.
The Waves ranked No. 5 in the AVCA and MPSF preseason polls earlier this month.
PEPPERDINE 2017: Started in one-of-two matches played and saw action in six sets ... Amassed three kills with a .600 hitting percentage, four digs and four block assists … Averaged 0.50 kills/set, 0.67 digs/set and 0.67 blocks/set.
PEPPERDINE 2016: Was not a member of the squad in 2016.
PEPPERDINE 2015: Did not play as a junior.
PEPPERDINE 2014: Did not play as a sophomore.
PEPPERDINE 2013: Saw action in three sets and three matches as a freshman ... Came off the bench vs. Hope International (3/8) and chalked one kill ... Appeared against UCLA (4/20) during the quarterfinals of the MPSF Tournament and delivered one solo block.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the 2013 USAV Beach U21 Elite Eight.
CLUB: Played three seasons with the Bay to Bay Volleyball Club ... In final two seasons, tallied 353 kills, 247.5 blocks and 54 aces ... Team placed third at the SCVA Holiday Classic in 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in 2012 ... Played two season on the varsity squad for head coach Scott Peterson ... Earned Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 distinction ... All-West Catholic Athletic League first team as a senior ... Voted Most Improved Player as a sophomore ... Also lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born in Mountain View, Calif. ... Son of Cory and Suzanne Suppes ... Has two younger brothers, Quinten and Nathan ... Holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada ... Majoring in business administration ... Chose Pepperdine "because of its outstanding business program, and the opportunity to learn under legendary coach Marv Dunphy" ... Has a Doberman named Zeus.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro sports team is the San Francisco 49ers ... Favorite food is chicken and broccoli ... Favorite musical artist is Beyonce ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is football ... Favorite movie is Men of Honor ... Favorite pro athlete is Rob Gronkowski ... Favorite book is the Bible ... Favorite tv show is SportsCenter.