Former Waves beach and indoor volleyball player Kelley Larsen won her first AVP title this week, alongside teammate Betsi Metter Flint.
Pepperdine opens season vs. South Alabama on Friday night, faces Nevada and Oral Roberts on Saturday.
The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.
Becca Strehlow honored as only WCC setter to land on the AVCA All-Region first-team roster.
Samantha Cash leads Waves with 11 kill and five blocks in loss.
Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. LMU (Photos by Jeff Golden)
Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Pacific Photos by Martin A. Folb
Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Delaware (Photos by Ron Hall)
Pepperdine vs. Gonzaga - Senior Day - Photos by Martin A. Folb
Pepperdine vs. BYU on Nov. 15, 2012 Photos by Martin A. Folb
CAREER: Four-time AVCA All-American, twice in indoor and twice in sand … Through four seasons of indoor volleyball, played in 118 matches and 434 sets, ranking second all-time at Pepperdine for sets played … Averaged 9.07 assists, 2.80 digs and 0.94 kills … Dished 3,938 assists which ranks fifth on Pepperdine’s all-time list … Career hitting percentage of .345 ranks second in Pepperdine’s career record book … Totaled 1,215 digs to rank fifth all-time at Pepperdine … Won the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship in the spring of 2012 while playing in the No. 4 spot in the lineup alongside Victoria Adelhelm … Won the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship in the spring of 2014 while playing in the No. 1 spot in the lineup alongside Kelley Larsen … Leaves Pepperdine as the sand program’s second all-time winningest player with 98 victories (three less than all-time leader Larsen with 101) … Went 98-19 (.838) in four seasons on the sand … Played three seasons alongside Kelley Larsen for a record of 76-14 (.844) … Woolever and Larsen left Pepperdine ranked #1 for their win total together, and second for their winning percentage … Holds the distinction of being the first, and to date only, Wave to play both four years of indoor volleyball and four years of sand volleyball.
SAND 2015: AVCA Sand Volleyball All-American for the second-straight season … Went 26-9 overall, all alongside Kelley Larsen … Produced a 12-7 record in dual matches, going 9-7 at No. 1 and 3-0 at No. 2 … Won the Gold Bracket at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational with Larsen (3/7) … Also won the pairs championship at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Chula Vista (3/15) … Reached the semifinals of the Gold Bracket at the Palmetto Invitational (3/29) … Won the Silver Bracket at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach (4/12) … Went 3-2 during the team competition at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships … Reached the quarterfinals of the AVCA National Pairs Championship … Defeated Maddison and McKenna With of Arizona in the first round before falling in three sets Madi Kingdon and Kaitlyn Leary, also of Arizona … Was the part of the first four-year class to graduate out of the sand program, along with Emily Cook and Larsen.
SAND 2014: AVCA Sand Volleyball All-American … Teamed exclusively with Kelley Larsen for a 23-4 record, including a 12-2 tally in dual action … Reached the quarterfinals of the AVCA National Pairs Championship with Larsen … Went 2-1 during the team portion of the national championship … Topped Jace Pardon and Aurora Davis of Florida State twice at the team championship … Kept Waves alive in the national championship dual (5/2) with a 21-19, 11-21, 15-13 triumph over Pardon and Davis to tie the dual score at 2-2 … Edged by eventual national pairs champions Sara Hughes and Kirby Burnham of USC 19-21, 22-20, 18-16 during the national championship semifinals … Went 9-2 with Larsen from the No. 1 spot in the lineup and 3-0 at No. 2 … Defeated Katie Spieler and Nikki Taylor of Hawaii, 21-18, 16-21, 15-10, to win the USAV Collegiate Challenge Gold Bracket pairs championship in Chula Vista (3/16) … Also won the Sand in the City Gold Bracket pairs championship (3/30) … Reached the USAV Collegiate Challenge Gold Bracket finals in Hermosa Beach (4/13) … Credited with 24 kills in three matches … Dished five aces on four occasions … Collected a season-high 32 digs in a 21-12, 22-20 triumph over Kelli Dallmann and Mackenzie Phelps of Grand Canyon (3/16).
INDOOR 2013: Appeared in all 26 matches and 99 total sets … Made nine starts … The Waves’ resident utility player in 2013, seeing time as a defensive specialist, setter, libero and opposite side hitter … Averaged 2.33 digs/set … Picked up a season-high 19 digs in a three-set match at San Francisco (11/21) … Surpassed double digits in digs in nine contests … Achieved an assists-digs double double vs. the Dons (9/21) with 11 assists and 16 digs … Was the starting setter of record at the Pepperdine Asics Classic and dished 11.70 assists/set to earn all-tournament team status … Put down eight kills and four blocks as an opposite side hitter at Portland (9/26) … Dished four aces vs. Gonzaga (10/24) … Scattered 45 assists vs. Wisconsin (8/31) … Totaled 231 digs, 32 kills hitting .314, 177 assists, six aces and 11 blocks.
SAND 2013: Teamed up with Kelley Larsen for a 27-1 record … Went 20-0 in dual play together from the No. 3 spot in the lineup … Won the silver bracket pairs championship at the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge in Chula Vista with a 22-20, 21-16 triumph over Mallory Kiley and Sarah Wickstrom of Florida State … Placed second in the silver bracket at the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach after suffering their only loss of the season, 23-21, 18-21, 15-11, to Long Beach State’s Tyler Jackson and Janisa Johnson … Held opponents to less than 10 points in a single set eight different times … Played one match alongside Katie Messing vs. Grand Canyon (3/15) and won … 2-1 in three set matches and 26-0 in two set matches … Went 3-0 at the AVCA National Championship with Larsen… Put down a season-best 24 kills against Florida State’s Aurora Davis and Katherine Plessy during the national championship team semifinals … Picked up a season-best 21 digs against Eve Ettinger and Bria Russ of USC (3/26) … Dished eight service aces against Karsta Lowe and Bojana Todorovic of UCLA (4/10) … Averaged 5.68 kills/set, 6.00 digs/set and 1.03 service aces/set.
INDOOR 2012: AVCA All-America third team selection as a junior … All-AVCA Pacific Region first team … All-WCC first team … Named WCC Player of the Week on November 5 … Ranked first in the conference and 20th in the NCAA with an 11.32 assists average … Ranked second on the team and 12th in the WCC with a 3.21 digs average … Dished 11.58 assists/set in league matches … Registered a triple double on Oct. 3 vs. UC Santa Barbara with 12 kills, 41 assists and 18 digs … Earned the 12 kills against the Gauchos with a career-best .750 (12-0-16) hitting percentage … Dished a career-best 63 assists in a four-set win vs. Saint Mary’s (11/1) … Surpassed the double-digit mark in digs on 21 occasions and reached the 20+ dig plateau twice … Set a season high of 25 digs vs. Arizona (9/1) … Open the season with 125 consecutive service attempts without an error … Concluded the season with just 10 service errors on 482 attempts for a team-high .979 percentage … Tallied a season-best five blocks against LMU (10/25) … Totaled 138 kills, 1,347 assists, 14 aces, 382 digs and 49 blocks …Season assists total ranks second in the Pepperdine rally scoring era record book … Voted to the all-tournament teams at the Dayton Flyer Classic, Rams Volleyball Classic & Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup.
SAND 2012: Partnered with Victoria Adelhelm … Went 21-5 overall, including 15-1 in dual play … Saw action from the No. 3-5 spots in the lineup … Played primarily at No. 4, where the pair went 11-0 … Reached the semifinals of the pairs competition at the USC Tournament, before suffering a loss to teammates Caitlin Racich and Summer Ross … Opened the season on an eight-match win streak … Went 2-0 at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship … Went 8-3 in three-set matches and 8-2 in two-set matches … Tagged down 21 kills versus Kendall Bateman and Eve Ettinger during the USC vs. Pepperdine dual on April 7 … Picked up 24 digs against Elizabeth Blake and Ginger Long of Hawaii during the USA Volleyball Beach Collegiate Challenge.
INDOOR 2011: Awarded AVCA All-American honorable mention honors as a sophomore ... Was also named AVCA All-Pacific Region honorable mention and to the All-WCC first team … Ranked 26th in the NCAA and first in the WCC with 11.22 assists/set … Averaged 3.11 digs/set … Contributed 1.18 kills/set earned on a .299 hitting percentage … Nailed down a career-best nine kills on 13 errorless swings for a .692 clip at San Francisco (10/15) … Collected a career-high 26 digs vs. USC (12/10) … Posted a career-high six blocks at Portland (9/22) … Averaged 0.65 blocks/set and totaled 77 … Recorded three service aces and 25 digs vs. Michigan (9/10) … Awarded WCC Player of the Week honors on Oct. 10 … Down 21-24 vs. BYU (10/8), came up with three blocks to lift Pepperdine to a 27-25 fourth-set win to clinch the match … Reached double digits in digs during 19 matches this season, and met the 20-dig mark on three occasions … Averaged 3.79 digs/set at the NCAA Tournament … Recorded a .487 (21-2-39) hitting percentage during the postseason … Nailed down six kills on seven swings and no errors at Saint Mary’s (11/12) … Totaled 1,335 assists to lead the Waves to a .253 hitting percentage.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Selected to the WCC All-Freshman Team … Also honored as an All-WCC honorable mention … Started in all 28 matches and 97 sets … Concluded the season ranked second in the WCC and 28th in the NCAA with 11.12 assists/set … Assists average also ranks eighth in the Pepperdine single season record book … Finished her freshman campaign with 1,079 assists … Season-high assists total achieved versus Missouri (9/4) with 57 … Tagged down a season-high eight kills on a .636 (8-1-11) hitting average at UNLV (9/11) … Other season-bests include three aces (San Francisco, 10/30), 17 digs (Loyola Marymount, 10/9), five blocks (San Francisco, 9/30) and 9.5 points (UNLV, 9/) … Reached 10 or more digs on 11 occasions including the final five matches of the season … Was the only freshman to appear in every set of the season … Averaged 11.39 assists/set against league opponents … During spring 2011, tied for fifth place in the “gold” bracket of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Challenge, a sand event, with Lilla Frederick.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the USA Volleyball High Performance Youth Division team in 2007 … Reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIVB U23 World Championships in Myslowice, Poland alongside USC’s Sara Hughes.
CLUB: Played for the Cal Juniors Volleyball Club from 2003-05 before playing for the Long Beach Mizuno Volleyball Club from 2006-10 … Team won a gold medal at the 2009 Junior Olympics in the 17 open division … Team placed first at the 2009 Las Vegas Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, located in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2010 … Played four years on the varsity squad … A Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection and ranked #38 on prepvolleyball.com’s “Senior Aces” list … All-CIF Southern Section Division I First Team selection in 2009 … Was named All-Moore League Player of the Year as a junior and a senior … Team won the Moore League Championship in 2006, 08 and 09 … Three-time team MVP … Co-captained the team during her junior and senior campaigns … Graduated with honors and as a Distinguished Scholar.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. … Daughter of Margie and Darrick Woolever … Has one younger brother, Jake … Majoring in psychology … Grandmother Diane Woolever also attended Pepperdine … Chose Pepperdine for its “campus and coaching staff.”
FAVORITES: Enjoys listening to music and wakeboarding … Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers … Favorite musical artist is Usher … Enjoys Mexican food … Favorite pro volleyball player is Misty May-Treanor because “she has accomplished so much and still continues to get better.”