Matt West
Matt  West


Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Shorewood HS





Two Men's Volleyball Alums Set for Pan Am Games

Matt West of the USA and Fred Winters of Canada will take part in the 2015 Pan Am Games.


Waves Suit Up for the Red, White and Blue

Soren Dion-Kindem, Colby Harriman and Michael Wexter to all represent the U.S. this summer.


West, Kalmbach and Taylor Named Volleyball Magazine All-Americans

Matt West, Parker Kalmbach and Josh Taylor all end their tenure in Malibu as Volleyball Magazine All-Americans.


Four Named AVCA All-Americans

Matt West, Josh Taylor, Parker Kalmbach and Brennan Anderson all graduate Pepperdine as AVCA All-Americans.


Waves Fall in MPSF Final at UC Irvine

The men's volleyball team will hope to hear its name called in Saturday's NCAA Selection Show.


Men's Volleyball at UC Irvine (5/1/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the MPSF Championship match.


Men's Volleyball vs. Hawaii (4/30/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves 3-1 MPSF semifinal victory over the Rainbow Warriors in Irvine, Calif.


Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara

MPSF Tournament quarterfinals: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara (Photos by Martin A. Folb)


Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. USC

Pepperdine vs. USC on April 2. Photos by Martin A. Folb.


Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine

Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

Matt West Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Through four seasons, has played in 424 sets and 110 matches ... Three-time AVCA All-American ... Three-time All-MPSF first team selection ... Handed out 4,766 assists, ranking second in program history ... Second player in program history to eclipse 4,000 career assists ... Averaged 11.24 assists at Pepperdine to rank sixth ... Ended career ranked fifth in the program record book with 684 digs ... Ranks No. 2 for number of sets played at Pepperdine.

PEPPERDINE 2015: AVCA All-American first team ... Volleyball Magazine All-American second team ... All-MPSF first team ... Led the MPSF and rated second in the nation with an assists average of 11.29 ... Led Waves to a team hitting percentage of .336, ranked fourth in the NCAA ... Season assist total of 1,231 ranks ninth in the single-season Pepperdine record book (rally scoring only) ... Totaled 39 aces for a 0.36 average ... Ace total rates eighth in the Waves' single-season history ... Ace average ranked ninth in the league and 32nd in the nation ... Co-winner of the Lloy Ball Award, given to the nation's best setter by Off the Block ... Took MPSF Player of the Week (3/23) and AVCA National Player of the Week (3/24) honors after averaging 13.77 assists per set in three matches, including an even 14.00 in two wins over BYU ... Handed out 68 assists vs. BYU (3/20), leading the Waves to 78 team kills -- the most by any Pepperdine team during the 25-point rally scoring era ... Averaged 1.57 digs per set ... Picked up a season-high 14 digs at Cal State Northridge (3/28) ... Also earned assists-digs double-doubles vs. George Mason (1/11) and BYU (3/21) ... Delivered a career-high five aces vs. Cal Baptist (4/4) ... Sent down a career-best six kills vs. BYU (3/20) ... Averaged 0.70 blocks ... Earned six blocks in four different matches ... Paced the Waves with 12 solo blocks ... Appeared in 109 sets and 29 matches, only sitting the season-opening match vs. North Greenville ... Season totals include 50 kills while hitting .333, 171 digs, 76 blocks and 133.0 points.

PEPPERDINE 2014: AVCA All-American second team ... Volleyball Magazine All-American third team ... All-MPSF first team ... MPSF Player of the Week (3/24) after averaging 10.83 assists and 2.67 digs in 3-0 wins over Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State ... MPSF All-Tournament team selection ... Averaged 11.00 assists per set on the season, ranking third in the MPSF and eighth in the NCAA ... Averaged 2.12 digs per set, ranking in a tie for seventh in the program's single-season (rally scoring only) records, ninth the MPSF and 31st the NCAA ... Picked up a career-high 17 digs in a five set match vs. Long Beach State (1/24) which ranks tied for fifth in the Waves' single-match (rally scoring era only) record book ... Runner up for the Lloy Ball Award, given by Off the Block to the nation's best setter ... Knocked down four kills on five errorless attempts vs. Cal State Northridge (3/22) to go along with a season-high three aces ... Tallied five kills while hitting .500 vs. USC (4/5) ... Handed out a season-high 53 assists at Long Beach State (1/24) and at UC Santa Barbara (3/14) ... Surpassed double figures in digs eight times ... Totaled 40 kills, 1078 assists, 14 aces, 208 digs, 56.0 blocks and 84.5 points.

PEPPERDINE 2013: AVCA All-American first team ... Volleyball Magazine All-American second team ... All-MPSF first team ... Voted MPSF Player of the Week on March 18 after averaging 12.43 assists/set in wins over UC Irvine and UC San Diego ... Led the NCAA with a 11.25 assists/set season average ... Totaled 1114 assists to rank 10th in the program's single-season records ... Averaged 0.24 aces to rank 13th in the MPSF ... Totaled 24 aces ... Tallied four aces vs. Hope International (3/8) ... Credited with a season-best four kills during vs. UCLA (4/20) during the MPSF quarterfinals ... Handed out a career-high 63 assists vs. Cal State Northridge (4/4) ... Dished at least 50 assists in eight matches ... Averaged 1.40 digs and 0.68 blocks ... Picked up 11 digs twice, first vs. Hawaii (1/25) and again against UC Irvine (3/12) ... Issued a season-best seven blocks at UC Santa Barbara (4/12) ... Started in all 26 matches and 99 total sets ... Other season totals include 28 kills, 139 digs, 67 blocks and 89.0 points.

PEPPERDINE 2012: All-MPSF honorable mention and all-freshman team ... Ranked second in the league and in the NCAA with an 11.38 assists/set average ... Picked up a season-high 13 digs against UC Irvine (4/5) ... Tallied 10 digs vs. Long Beach State (1/14) ... Totaled 166 digs and averaged 1.41 digs/set ... Dished a season-high 62 assists twice, first at UC San Diego (1/27) and again vs. Cal Baptist (2/15) ... Averaged 0.69 blocks/set ... Posted seven blocks vs. Cal Baptist ... Totaled 1,343 assists, 20 kills, 166 digs and 81.0 blocks ... Recorded a .925 serve success rate (31 errors, 415 attempts) ... Played in all 118 sets of the season and started in all 29 matches.

USA VOLLEYBALL: Two-year member of the U.S. Boys Youth National Team ... In 2010, the BYNT placed second at the NORCECA Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico ... Won bronze at the 2011 Men's U19 Pan American Cup in Mexicali, Mexico ... Played with the Junior National Team during its run to the U.S.'s first-ever gold medal at the 2010 NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championships ... Named an alternate to the Junior National Team in 2011 ... Member of the 2012 U.S. Men's Junior National team that won a gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... Competed on the junior national team again during the 2013 season.

CLUB: Played for the Space Needle Volleyball Foundation from 2006-2011 ... Named Most Valuable Player during the 2007, 2009 and 2010 seasons ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Shorewood High School in 2011.

PERSONAL: Born and raised in Seattle, Wash. ... Son of Mark and Raquel West ... Both parents are coaches at Shoreline Community College and are co-founders of the Space Needle Volleyball Foundation ... Mother was a member of the 1980 Peruvian National Volleyball Team that competed at the Olympics in 1980 ... Father played volleyball at George Williams College ... Majoring in sports administration with a minor in marketing.

FAVORITES: Favorite pro sports team is the Seattle Supersonics ... Favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant ... Favorite movie is Every Which Way But Loose ... Favorite musical artist is YG 400 ... Favorite book is Francona... Favorite food is rib eye steak ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is basketball and dodgeball ... Favorite TV show is Blue Mountain State ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Lloy Ball.

Our favorite photos from All-American Matt West's senior season.

Posted by Pepperdine Men's Volleyball on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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