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  Matt Wade
Matt Wade

Player Profile
Redondo Beach

High School:
Mira Costa

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195


2009 -- Started 13 of 27 matches played, including one at OH vs. USC (4/10) ... Pounded a career-high of 12 kills (.346) and added 11 digs vs. USC (4/10) ... Recorded seven kills off the bench vs. Stanford (4/18) ... Switched to outside hitter and recorded five kills off the bench vs. UH (4/2) and also scored six points ... Recorded five kills off the bench vs. UCI (4/25) ... Recorded eight block assists and tied a career-high with 68 set assists vs. Stanford (2/5) ... Recorded 67 assists, eight digs and two total blocks vs. LUC (2/14) ... Graduated in 2009 with a degree in Classic Civilizations.

2008 -- Started 24 matches at setter ... Ranked 14th nationally at 11.48 assists per game ... Also ranked fifth in the conference at 12.26 apg ... Recorded a season high of 63 set assists vs. Pepperdine (1/25) and matched it vs. UCI (3/7) ... Recorded nine matches of 50 assists or more ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll for Spring Quarter.

2007-- Played in 26 matches and 70 games as a sophomore ... Entering the season, his 1,392 career assists ranks third on the rally-scoring era chart ... Recorded a season-high of 63 assists vs. Pepperdine (1/24) ... Recorded a career-high of 12 digs vs. UCSB (1/17) ... Came off the bench vs. UCI (4/6) to score 4.5 points on nine block assists ... Recorded 30 set assists, two aces and one block assist in two games of relief vs. UCSD (4/13).

2006 -- Played in 33 matches and 90 games, making 13 starts ... His 804 assists ranks sixth on the single season rally-scoring list ... Led the team with an attack percentage of .545 (38-2-66) ... Recorded a career-high of four kills vs. UCSB (2/8) ... Matched his career high of four kills and added career-highs of 68 assists and seven points vs. USC (3/17) ... Scored four of those points in Game 5 against the Trojans, including an ace for the 13th point ... Recorded three total blocks three times ... Dug a career-high of 11 balls vs. Stanford (4/2) ... Started 11 of the Bruins' final 16 matches, including nine during their 14-match winning streak en route to the NCAA title.

High School -- Three-year varsity letterman for Coach Mike Cook at Mira Costa HS ... Set the Mustangs to a CIF runner-up finish in 2005 ... 2005 Bay League MVP and CIF Division I second-team selection ... Recorded 529 assists, 210 kills, 109 digs, 36 blocks and 18 aces with just 20 serving errors ... Two-time All-South Bay Area selection.

Club -- Won gold medals as a member of the Riptides Volleyball Club at the 2004 and '03 Junior Olympics ... MVP of the Open 17 and 18 Junior Olympics.

Personal -- Father Tom was a 1980 all-conference volleyball player at Long Beach State ... Mother Roxanne (Elias) Wade played at the University of Hawai'i ... Chose UCLA because of Al Scates and UCLA's reputation as the nation's most successful volleyball school ... Admires UCLA Hall of Famer and beach volleyball legend Karch Kiraly ... Favorite class is music ... Full name is Matthew Nicholas Wade.



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