Weston Barnes
Weston  Barnes

RS Senior

Laguna Beach, Calif.

High School:
Laguna Beach HS

Last College:
George Mason





Wieczorek, Wexter Lead #12 Pepperdine Past Princeton

David Wieczorek and Michael Wexter led the team with career-high hitting percentages.


#12 Pepperdine Downs #14 Ball State in Four

The Waves hit for an impressive .415 success rate throughout the match.


Offense Propels #12 Waves to Sweep over George Mason

David Wieczorek led the Waves with 14 kills on a .444 hitting percentage.


Big Offense Propels #10 Waves to Season Opening Sweep

Robert Mullahey dished out the offense to a .406 success rate in his debut as playmaker.


Four Waves Garner MPSF All-Academic Acclaim

Senior Mitchell Penning graduated this semester after four years in the Waves' family, earning a B.S. in International Business and a B.A. in Religion.


Men's Volleyball: #4 Pepperdine vs. Stanford - Senior Night

Men's Volleyball: #4 Pepperdine vs. Stanford - Senior Night


MVB vs. UCSB (1/20/18)

MVB vs. UCSB (1/20/18)


#10 Pepperdine vs. #5 UC Irvine

#10 Pepperdine vs. #5 UC Irvine


Men's Volleyball vs. Cal Lutheran

Men's Volleyball vs. Cal Lutheran


Men's Volleyball: No. 8 Pepperdine vs. No. 5 UC Irvine

Men's Volleyball: No. 8 Pepperdine vs. No. 5 UC Irvine


  • MPSF All-Academic – 2017
  • Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete – 2016, 17, 18

PEPPERDINE CAREER: Has played 52 matches and 186 total sets after three years with the Waves … Averaged 2.05 digs/set with 382 total digs … Tabbed a career-high 15 digs against UC Irvine at home (1/22/16) … Has led the Waves in digs in 18 matches and has amassed double-figure digs 14 times throughout his career … Amassed five or more digs in 32-of-43 matches played as a Wave.

PEPPERDINE 2018: Started as libero in the first seven matches of the season before injury sidelined him ... Played in nine matches and averaged 2.21 digs/set and 0.43 assists/set … Amassed 62 digs and 12 assists with 144 serve receptions and only four errors for a .972 success rate in the back row … Led the Waves in digs in seven matches and posted double-figure digs in three … Posted a season-high 11 digs at George Mason on January 26.

PEPPERDINE 2017: Played in 20 matches and 70 sets as the primary libero for the Waves in his junior campaign … Led the team with 2.01 digs/set and 141 total digs … Also led the squad with 485 total serve reception attempts with only 24 errors for a .951 reception percentage … Amassed double-figure digs in six matches … Led Pepperdine in digs in five matches … Posted a season-high 14 digs on three occasions with the final occurring at Cal Baptist (2/16) … Had five or more digs in 15-of-20 matches played.

PEPPERDINE 2016: Played in 23-of-24 matches throughout the season with 88 total sets logged at libero … Averaged 2.02 digs/set with 178 total digs and 0.62 assists/set with 55 total assists for the Waves … Had a Pepperdine career-high 15 digs vs. UC Irvine at home (1/22) and a season-best six assists twice against Long Beach State (3/31) and CSUN (4/2) … Led the Waves in digs in 13 separate matches … Amassed double-figure digs in seven matches … Tabbed six or more digs on 17 occasions … Posted 12 digs and one assist at UC Santa Barbara (4/6).

GEORGE MASON:  Attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Vir. From 2013-2015 … Recorded 83 digs in his sophomore campaign … Amassed a season-high 17 digs against Harvard on April 29, 2015 in the EIVA semi-final match … Helped team to the 2015 EIVA Championship match … Named to Dean’s List in the fall of 2013 and 2014.

CLUB: Played for Balboa Bay Volleyball Club from 2007 to 2013 … Tabbed to 15U Junior Olympics All-Tournament Team … Earned a 16U Junior Olympics Gold Medal (open) and an 18U Junior Olympics Silver Medal (open).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Laguna Beach High School in Laguna Beach, Calif. … Posted 685 career kills in three seasons on the varsity squad … Listed fourth in all-time career kills and third in all-time career kills/set (rally scoring era) … Named to All-CIF First Team, Orange Coast League First Team and was an Orange County All-Star selection in his senior campaign … Tabbed 294 kills in his senior season … In his junior campaign, tallied 301 kills and earned All-Orange County League First Team and Laguna Beach Athlete of the Week once … Helped LBHS go undefeated throughout 2011-13 and led the team to a Division 3 Regional State title in 2011. 

PERSONAL: Son of Brad and Maria Barnes … Has one brother, Brad II … Majoring in business administration … Mother, Maria, played volleyball at San Diego State University … Father, Brad, played volleyball at Orange Coast College … Stated “the moments when I am able to connect with my teammates and everything seems to flow on the court” as his biggest love of volleyball.

FAVORITES: Favorite professional athlete is Kobe Bryant … Favorite professional team are the LA Lakers … Favorite book is Unbroken … Favorite movie is Whiplash … Favorite TV show is Suits … Favorite musical artist is Flume … Favorite food is Mexican … Favorite sports other than volleyball are tennis and basketball … Favorite hobbies/pastimes apart from volleyball include: spearfishing, stand-up paddle boarding and DJ-ing.

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