UCLA Men's Volleyball BIO
Steve O'Dell
Player Profile:
Steve O'Dell 1263629
Position: Setter
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
High School: McQuaid Jesuit
2015 — Played in five matches, all starts, before leaving the team ... Had three block assists vs. IPFW and at BYU ... Two aces v. Pepperdine ... 44 set assists vs. IPFW.
2014 - Played in 14 matches and made 13 starts at setter … Sat out 15 matches due to injury … 10.95 assists per set average ... Had multiple kills in eight matches … Had five matches with at least two service aces … Had 11 matches with at least three digs … Had at least 2.0 total blocks in seven matches .
2013 — Started 12 of the 17 matches he played and recorded 585 set assists in 60 sets ... Established a career-high of 53 assists vs. UCSD (1/4) ... Recorded career-highs of 7.5 points, five total blocks and three aces vs. Hawaii (1/12) ... Career-high of three kills was reached three times ... Recorded a career-high of eight digs at UCSD (2/2).

High School — Four-year varsity letterman for Coach Chris Parks at McQuaid Jesuit in Rochester, NY ... Led the Knights to a pair of New York State championships and an undefeated (25-0) record in 2011 ... 2011 New York State MVP and an all-state selection in 2010 ... 2010 and '11 All-Greater Rochester Boys High School Volleyball Player of the Year ... 2012 Volleyball First-Team All-American ... 2011-12 Rochester Press Radio Club Male Scholastic Athlete of the Year ... Four-time New York State Scholar-Athlete.

Club Volleyball — Played for Pace Bootlegger Volleyball Club for nine years ... 2012 U-18 Junior Olympics All-Tournament Team selection.

Personal — Has four older brothers, three of whom played volleyball and graduated from Penn State and another who played at Springfield College ... Chose UCLA for its “great people, beautiful campus and amazing tradition” ... Lists his greatest athletic thrill as winning the NY State championship ... Mother Katie coached boys and girls volleyball at Penfield High School for 17 years ... Father Dale was a three-sport star at Penfield HS, where he is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame ... Born in his hometown ... History major.


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