UCLA Men's Volleyball BIO
Grant Chalmers
Player Profile:
Grant Chalmers 1767001
Position: Libero
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 180
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
High School: Mira Costa
2015 — Saw action in six matches at libero...Had a best of seven digs vs. St. Francis at the UCSB Invitational ... Had multiple digs in four matches.
2014 -- Saw action in six matches off the bench … Had at least five digs in four contests … Recorded season-best 10 digs against Cal State Northridge.
High School -- Two-year varsity letterman at Mira Costa High for legendary coach Mike Ninnis … Played setter, libero and opposite and served as captain in 2013 … In 2013, he earned AVCA First-Team High School All-America honors, as well as First-Team All-Bay League acclaim … Was also an all-tournament team selection at the Santa Barbara and Best of the West tournaments … Led the Mustangs to the 2013 Bay League title and first place finishes at the Redondo Varsity Classic and Santa Barbara Tournament … Recorded 22 aces, 119 kills, 921 set assists and 78 digs as a senior … Led the Mustangs to the 2012 Division II state championship and a CIF regional title … MICO was the No.2 ranked boys volleyball team in the nation that season.

Club -- Played for the Southern California Volleyball Club, which won 2012 and 2013 Boys Classic championships and gold medals at the 2013 and 2009 Jr. Nationals … Also won beach championships at the Cal Cup in 2009 and 2011 … Was a member of the 2011 USA Volleyball High Performance Youth Camp team.

Personal -- Has two younger sisters … Chose UCLA to fulfill a dream … Lists his athletic thrill as winning the 2012 CIF title over rival Loyola in five sets … Enjoys stand-up paddling and hiking in his spare time … Left-handed … Aunt Cammy Chalmers Ciarelli is a UCLA graduate and women’s volleyball alumna … Cousin Tony Ciarelli was an All-American at USC … Father Scott, an attorney, is a UCLA graduate … Earned a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in Spring 2014 and Spring 2015 ... Pre-Business-Economics major.

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