Waves reach MPSF Tournament as the No. 7 seed, but No. 2 seeded Stanford advanced to semifinals.
Five Waves earns six Mountain Pacific Sports Federation awards.
Waves embark on 18th MPSF Tournament appearance this Saturday.
Pepperdine finish MPSF play in seventh place and will face second-place Stanford in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals.
Senior Matt Pollock paces the Waves' offense with 10 kills.
CAREER: In four seasons, has played in 242 sets and 71 matches while averaging 1.89 kills and 1.05 blocks with a .435 hitting percentage ... Totaled 458 kills.
PEPPERDINE 2012: All-MPSF honorable mention ... Played in 113 sets and started in 28 matches ... Ranked sixth in the MPSF and 14th in the NCAA with a 1.14 blocks/set average ... Had a .443 hitting percentage .... Hitting percentage was the fifth-best in the MPSF ... Hitting percentage ranks fourth in the Waves' single-season rally scoring era record book ... Set a career high with 16 kills at Long Beach State (4/14) ... Surpassed the double-digit mark in kills on seven occasions ... Nailed down 12 kills on 18 errorless attempts for a .667 hitting percentage vs. Hawaii (1/20) ... Registered a .636 (14-0-22) clip against UCLA (2/1) ... Posted a career-best 12 blocks against Penn State (3/8) ... Dished services aces against Harvard (3/12) and Cal State Northridge (4/12) ... Totaled 225 kills, 22 assists, two service aces, 34 digs and 129 blocks as a senior ... Picked up a career-high five digs against Pacific (2/25) ... Went an errorless 9-for-11 on the attack vs. Hawaii (1/21) ... Posted nine blocks vs. Sanford (3/30) ... Tallied five or more blocks on 13 occasions.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Started in all 99 sets and 26 matches ... Had 208 kills on 397 attempts whiles hitting .423 ... Hitting percentage is the Waves' eighth best in a single season for the rally scoring era ... Hitting percentage was the third-highest in the NCAA (4.0 attempts/set min.) and fifth-best in the MPSF (3.0 attempts/set min.) ... Averaged 2.10 kills per set ... Ranked 14th in the NCAA with 1.09 blocks per set and fifth in the league ... Eclipsed double-digit kill totals on seven occasions ... Had a season-high 15 kills twice, against both Cal State Northridge (1/15) and Pacific (4/1) ... Tallied a season-best 10 blocks vs. Ohio State (1/10) and was the only Wave this season to reach double-digits in blocks in a single match ... Scored a season-best 20.0 points at Pacific (4/1) with 15 kills and nine blocks ... Totaled 30 assists, 29 digs and eight service aces ... Led Pepperdine in kill totals during three matches ... Tagged down 14 kills on 20 swings and two errors against Rutgers-Newark (3/19), good for a .600 hitting percentage.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Reserve middle blocker appeared in 27 games and 24 matches ... Averaged 0.89 kills and 0.63 blocks ... Hit .513 with a limited number of attempts ... In his only start of the season, had 13 kills on 18 errorless swings vs. Grand Canyon (2/24), good for a .722 hitting percentage ... Had a season-high six blocks twice, against both Grand Canyon and at Long Beach State (4/17) ... Also recorded a season-best two digs at Long Beach State (4/15).
PEPPERDINE 2009: Played in three games (and three matches) as a true freshman ... Started the season opener vs. California Baptist (1/9) and recorded his only kill of the season ... Also saw action at UC Irvine (4/11) and vs. Brigham Young (4/16).
CLUB: Played on the USA A2 team in 2008 ... Played club with the Ultimate 17s and 18s ... Made the all-tournament team in 2008 as his team took third at Junior Olympics.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Carl Sandburg High School, located in Orland Park, Ill., in 2008 ... Played two years on the varsity ... Made the 2008 Chicago Sun-Times All-Area team ... A two-time all-state and all-conference selection ... Had 220 kills and 90 blocks as a senior and helped the team to a Southwest Suburban Conference title ... Also played golf and placed third in the conference as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born in
FAVORITES: Lists his sports hero as Michael Jordan ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Pepperdine alum Paul Carroll ... Favorite pro sports team is the Chicago Bulls ... Favorite book is Million Dollar Shot ... Favorite movie is New Moon ... Favorite TV show is SportsCenter ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is golf ... Favorite things about volleyball are "the fast-paced play and the true teamwork."