UCLA Men's Volleyball BIO
Michael Beals
Player Profile:
Michael Beals 1263645
Position: Setter
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
High School: Mira Costa
2013 — Played in 20 matches with one start against LBS (1/15) ... Recorded a career-best of 38 set assists in that match ... Played mostly as a serving specialist during the season and recorded three aces ... Three-time member of the Director’s Honor Roll.

2012 Did not play.

2011 Redshirted his first year in the program.

High School Three-year, two sport letterman at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach ... Lettered two seasons for Coach Mike Neily in baseball as a pitcher and one season for Coach Mike Ninnis in volleyball as a setter ... In his one volleyball season, he led the Mustangs to the 2010 Bay League title, CIF runner-up and state championship ... He earned all-league honors and MiCo Rookie of the Year after leading the Mustangs in assists ... Member of the California Scholarship Federation ... Three-year selectee to the Principal's Honor Roll and was a three-time MiCo Scholar-Athlete.

Club Volleyball Played for Coach Brad Keller and the SCVC team as a 16 and 17 year-old ... Was captain of the team as an 18-year old ... SCVC placed fourth in the Junior Olympics Open division in 2009 and fifth in 2008 ... Also participated in the 2009 USA Volleyball high-performance training camp.

Personal Has one older sister ... Chose UCLA because it was "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" ... List his greatest athletic thrill as playing in the CIF championship match in front of a standing-room only crowd ... Admires the Lakers' Kobe Bryant and the Dodgers' Andre Ethier ... Enjoys reading and watching all types of sports in his spare time ... Grandmother Dorothy Beals and aunt Cathy Morales attended UCLA ... Hopes to work for the government ... International Development Studies major.


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