The Waves hit for a .429 success rate with 53 kills and only 11 errors on 98 swings throughout four sets.
Michael Wexter had a career-high night with 22 kills on a .405 success rate in front of 1,322 fans at Gentile Arena.
Junior Alex Harthaller had a double-double with 12 kills (.276 hitting percentage) and 10 digs.
David Wieczorek led the Waves with 20 kills, tying his career high at Pepperdine.
The Waves ranked No. 5 in the AVCA and MPSF preseason polls earlier this month.
MAX CHAMBERLAIN CAREER STATISTICS
PEPPERDINE 2016: Saw one start and played in two matches, logging four total sets played as a freshman … Averaged 0.50 kills/set, 0.25 assists/set and 0.50 points/set … Amassed two kills with two errors on four attempts, one assist and six total serve receptions … Led the Waves with five blocks in the exhibition match against British Columbia (1/8)..
USA VOLLEYBALL/CLUB: Played with the USA Boys’ Youth A1 National Team, earning a silver medal with the squad … Also played for Santa Monica Beach Club … With SMBC, tabbed a gold medal with the 18 club and garnered one All-Tournament Team honor … Helped his team to a bronze medal at the 16’s Open.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from John Burroughs High School in 2015 … Throughout his career at JBHS, tabbed 511 careers throughout two seasons … In his senior season, was named Pacific League MVP and John Burroughs HS MVP … Tabbed 344 kills for a school single-season record, 92 digs, 39 aces and 24 blocks in senior campaign … In his junior season, was good for 167 kills en route to an All-Pacific Mention Honorable Mention nod … Throughout his two seasons with the JBHS varsity, led the team to a perfect 48-0 league record, a CIF Semifinal appearance … In 2015, helped the team earn a No. 23 ranking in the nation and No. 18 ranking in California … Also lettered in football at John Burroughs.
PERSONAL: Majoring in Sports Administration at Pepperdine … Son of Sandra and Felix Chamberlain … Has two siblings, a sister Gi Gi and a brother Jesse … Stated his favorite thing about the sport so far is that throughout his career, how close his teams have always been and stated, “They’re my boys!”
FAVORITES: Favorite professional athlete is Tom Brady … Favorite professional teams are the 49ers or the Patriots … Favorite book is The Great Gatsby … Favorite movies include anything by Wes Anderson or Quentino Tarantino … Favorite TV show is Dexter … Favorite musical artist is anyone and everything (except country) … Favorite food is chicken piccata … Favorite sport other than volleyball is football.