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: Redshirted his true freshman campaign.
USA VOLLEYBALL/CLUB: Played for the U.S. Beach National Team for two seasons U19 and U17 and one season U15 … Helped the U17 team finish in 9th place at the FIVB U17 World Championships in 2014 … Also played for Southern California Volleyball Club from 12’s to 18’s … Helped the team ear gold medals in 2013 and 2015, silver medals in 2011 and 2014 and a bronze medal in 2016.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif. in 2016 … Also attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles Calif. from 2012-15 from freshman year through the first semester of his senior year … Lettered one season as a setter at MCHS in the Bay League under Head Coach Sean Shoptaw … In his senior campaign, earned All-Bay League first team and Daily Breeze first team honors … Earned a spot on the Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions All-Tournament Team … Helped the team to a Bay League Championship, State Championship and National Championship in 2016 … Earned Highest Honors at Loyola HS for exemplary academics.
PERSONAL: Son of Tom and Monica Mullahey … Has one brother, Michael … Majoring in Business at Pepperdine … His mother, Monica, attended Pepperdine … Brother, Michael, played volleyball at USC … Stated that he chose Pepperdine because he “liked the excellent business school that Pepperdine offers to go along with the volleyball tradition and the unique location” … Stated his favorite volleyball moment to date was “beating Corona del Mar and Loyola to win the State Championship in the spring of 2016 … An interesting thing about Rob is that he won 3rd place at the ISF Bodysurfing Championships in 2015.
FAVORITES: Favorite professional athlete is Kobe Bryant … Favorite pro team is the LA Lakers … Favorite book is Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albom … Favorite movie is Anchorman … Favorite TV show is The Office … Favorite musical artist is Kygo … Favorite food is pizza … Favorite sport other than volleyball is basketball … Favorite hobbies other than volleyball include bodysurfing, basketball and ping-pong.