Blossom Sato tabbed a double-double with 44 assists and 19 digs, while dishing out a .237 team hitting percentage.
The home opener will take place on Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m. in Firestone Fieldhouse.
Hannah Frohling led the Waves with her third-consecutive double-figure kill match after tabbing 16-kills.
Hannah Frohling and Blossom Sato each posted their first double-doubles of the season.
The Waves return 10 letterwinners and five starters and a libero in 2017.
Women's Volleyball vs. Gonzaga
Women's Volleyball vs. Santa Clara (10/14)
Women's Volleyball vs. USF (10/12)
Women's Volleyball vs. Washington (Sept. 9, 2017)
Women's Volleyball vs. Wyoming (9/8/17, Asics Classic)
PEPPERDINE 2017: Played in 23 matches with three starts and 61 total sets … Tallied nine aces and 97 digs to average 0.15 aces/set and 1.59 digs/set.
CLUB: Played for Metro Volleyball Club of DC (Metro) for 17’s and 18’s … Also played with Texas Advantage (TAV) for 14’s and 16’s and Tejas Volleyball Club (Tejas) from 11’s through 15’s … In 2016, earned the Best Serve Receiver Award at the Capitol Hill Classic Volleyball Club Tournament … Helped Metro 17’s qualify for the USAV Junior Nationals to a fifth place finish in 2016 and Metro 18’s to a 21st place finish in 2017.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oakton High School in Oakton, Va. in 2017 … Also attended Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas from 2013-15 … Lettered two seasons as libero for OHS in the Concorde Conference under Head Coach Dan Courain … Throughout those two seasons, amassed 741 digs, 58 assists and 102 service aces … In her senior campaign in 2016, was named Washington Post’s All-Met Selection second team and OHS Volleyball Team MVP … Garnered Concorde Conference All-Tournament team honors and was named Concorde Conference Libero of the Year … Earned Virginia HS League Northern Region All-Tournament team and All-Northern Region second team honors … In her senior season, led the Virginia HS League 6A division with 461 total digs (single season school record), while adding 29 assists and 69 aces … In junior campaign, named Capitol Hill Classic Volleyball Club Tournament Best Receiver Award, All-Concorde Conference second team and earned a spot on the Concorde Conference All-Tournament squad … Helped lead OHS to a Concorde Conference Championsip in both junior and senior seasons and to a Virginia High School League State Regional Championship and a State semifinal run in her senior campaign … A member of the National Honor Society and was Oakton HS Scholar Athlete recipient … Nominee for the Optimist Club Youth Excellence Award and was recognized as a Cougar in Good Standing at OHS.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Bryan and Michelle Barker … Has one younger sibling, Drew … Plans to major in Psychology at Pepperdine … Plans to one day earn a Master’s degree in Psychology as well.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Misty May Treanor … Favorite professional team are the Dallas Cowboys … Favorite book is Divergent by Veronica Roth … Favorite movie is Zootopia … Favorite TV show is Criminal Minds … Favorite food is Mexican … Favorite sport other than volleyball is football.