Alex Harthaller was named one of Pepperdine's five Valedictorians this year.
David Wieczorek hit for 16 kills on a .419 success rate.
This sweep is the Waves' fifth of the season.
Alex Harthaller led the Waves with 17 kills on a career-high .708 hitting percentage.
On Friday, the Waves take on No. 2 UCLA in Firestone Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. to continue MPSF action.
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. USC (MPSF Quarterfinal)
MVB vs. BYU (04/05/2018)
Men's Volleyball at UCLA
#10 Pepperdine vs. #5 UC Irvine
Men's Volleyball vs. Cal Lutheran
PEPPERDINE 2017: MPSF All-Freshman team … Pepperdine Dean’s List … Pepperdine Scholar Athlete … Started 16-of-21 matches played and played in 78 total sets for the Waves in his freshman campaign ... Averaged 1.79 kills/set, 0.97 digs/set, 0.44 blocks/set and 0.27 assists/set for 2.10 points/set … Posted 140 kills and 62 errors on 373 swings for a .209 clip … Also totaled six aces, 76 digs and 34 blocks including one solo rejection … Tabbed a career-best 16 kills at Loyola Chicago (1/13) and a career-high .360 hitting percentage with 10 kills and one error on 25 swings at UC Irvine (4/8) … Led the Waves in kills in two matches and digs on one occasion … Posted double-figure kills in seven matches.
USA VOLLEYBALL/CLUB: Played for the U.S. Youth National Team in 2015 and helped the team place 7th in the World Championships in Resistencia, Argentina … Also played for Balboa Bay Volleyball Club for 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U teams and 949 Volleyball Club for 14U team … Named Junior Open All-American in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 … At the Junior Open, garnered gold medal with 18U team, silver medal with 15U team and bronze medals with 14U, 16U and 17U teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Saddleback Valley Christian High School in San Clemente, Calif. in 2016 … Lettered four seasons as a setter, opposite and outside hitter in the San Joaquin League/CIF Division 4 under Head Coach Ryan Van Renssalaer … Named CIF Division 4/5 Player of the Year and San Joaquin League Player of the Year all four seasons … Three-time SVC Male Athlete of the Year (sophomore through senior seasons) … All-Orange County first team in senior and junior campaigns, second team as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman … San Joaquin League Male Athlete of the Year as a senior … Led the team to CIF Division 5 Championships status in 2013 and 2014 and Division 4 Championship honors in 2015 and 2016 … Helped the team take the CIF Division 3 Regional Championship title in 2016 … Led the team to San Joaquin League Championship crowns all four seasons … Helped the team rank #9 nationally in 2016 … Also lettered in beach volleyball, taking home the Orange County Beach League Championship crown in 2016 … Commended Scholar by SVC.
PERSONAL: Son of Ian Dyer and Kristina Dyer … Has five siblings: Travis Waddell, Heidi Dyer, Lily Dyer, George Dyer and Gabriel Dyer … Majoring in Business Administration at Pepperdine … Aspires to be an entrepreneur and play professional volleyball … Sister, Heidi, is an All-American beach volleyball player and a WCC All-Freshman team indoor competitor at Pepperdine … Father, Ian, played volleyball and basketball at Harvard and was a professional beach volleyball player … Uncle, Aaron Dyer, played volleyball and basketball at USC … Brother, Travis Waddell, played volleyball at UCSC … When asked what his most thrilling moment in sports was he stated, “winning CIF each of the four years at SVC and winning the gold at the Junior Olympics with Balboa in my 18s year.”
FAVORITES: Favorite professional team are the Los Angeles Clippers … Favorite book is Lonesome Gods by Louis L’Amour … Favorite movie is My Blue Heaven … Favorite food is burritos … Favorite sport other than volleyball is basketball … Favorite hobbies and pastimes include fishing, reading, hammocking and playing beach volleyball.