UCLA Men's Volleyball BIO
Hagen Smith
Player Profile:
Hagen Smith 1767003
Position: Setter
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 199
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pacific Palisades, Calif.
High School: Loyola
2016 — Started in all 31 matches he played as setter in 6-2 offense ... Tied his career-best with nine kills in wins vs. Long Beach State and Pepperdine ... Had 21 matches with at least five digs and six with at least nine digs ... Set a new career-high with 14 digs vs. Ohio State ... Had 15 matches with at least 3.0 blocks (season-high 8 blocks at Penn State) ... Had season-best three aces in matches vs. Ohio State and USC ... Honorable mention All-MPSF.
2015 — Saw action in 13 matches with 10 starts ... Injured his hand in a match at Cal Baptist and missed the balance of the season ... Had three double digit dig efforts (11-St. Francis, 10-UCSB and Long Beach)...Had a team season-best of 11 block assists in a match vs. USC ... Recorded seven block assists vs. Cal Baptist ... Recorded at least five digs in seven matches.
2014 -- Saw action in 16 matches with nine starting assignments … Played both the setter and libero positions during the year … Had at least 2.0 blocks in five matches … Had a least six digs in 10 matches.
High School -- Two-year varsity letterman as a setter and outside hitter for Loyola High … Helped lead the Cubs to runner-up finishes at the state and CIF championships and a Mission League title in 2013 … In 2012, the Cubs were ranked No.1 in the state and advanced to the finals of the CIF Championship after winning the Mission League title and the Best of the West Tournament …Honors student.

Club -- Played libero for the Manhattan Beach Surf, which won the 2012 SCVA 17s Boys Invitational … Earned First-Team 17s SCVR All-Southern California Team honors as a libero.

Personal -- Third generation Bruin, who chose UCLA because of strong family connections and because he’s “been a Bruin from Day One” … His grandfather James Smith earned his PhD from UCLA … Father Sinjin (UCLA ’87) was an All-America setter for Coach Al Scates, and led the Bruins to their first undefeated season (29-0) in 1979 … Sinjin is a UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame member, 1996 Olympian and legendary beach volleyball player … Has two younger brothers … Mother Patty (UCLA ’84), and uncles Jim, Ed and Bobby are all UCLA graduates … Cousins Suzanne and Rachael Robinson are also UCLA graduates and cousin Brian Robinson is a redshirt freshman on the UCLA water polo team ... Enjoys surfing and beach volleyball in his spare time ... Was once bitten by a shark ... Named in honor of beach volleyball legend and UCLA graduate Ron Von Hagen ... Named to the Athletic Director’s honor roll in Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016. Geography and Environmental Studies major.

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