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  Sean O'Malley
Sean O'Malley

Player Profile
Hometown:
Oak Park, IL

High School:
Oak Park-River Forest

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 210

Position:
Opposite

2009 -- Started 22 of the 28 matches he played ... Led the Bruins in kills six times and hit better than .300 10 times, including four matches in which he hit better than .400 ... Earned MPSF co-Player of the Week on Feb. 10 ... Pounded a season-high of 23 kills (.442) vs. Stanford (2/5) and also recorded two aces, four total blocks for a career-best 28.5 points ... Recorded 15 double-figure kill matches ... Graduated in the summer of 2009 with a degree in Philosophy.

2008 -- Earned Honorable Mention All-MPSF honors in 2008 ... Started 25 of the 29 matches he played, primarily at outside hitter ... Recorded a season hitting percentage of .317 and ranked second on the team in total kills (345), attempts (741) and points (383.0) ... His points total ranks 10th on the UCLA single season rally scoring chart and his kills per game average of 3.99 ranks eighth ... Recorded career highs of 25 kills and 27.5 points vs. UCSB (4/2) ... Recorded 18 double-digit kill matches in 2008 ... Hit better than .300 18 times and better than .400 10 times ... Three-time member of the Director's Honor Roll.

2007 -- Played in eight matches and 13 games, while battling a wrist injury in the early part of the season ... Established a season-high of 15.5 points in a starting role vs. UH (1/31) after recording 12 kills, two aces and three block assists ... Scored 9.5 points in a relief role vs. UOP (2/9) with eight kills (.538) and two total blocks ... Played in his first match vs. Pep (1/24) after recovering from his wrist injury and recorded three kills (.333) for 3.0 points.

2006 -- Made seven starts and played in 23 matches and 49 games ... Recorded a career high of 12 kills and 14 points vs. Pepperdine (3/16) and added four total blocks ... Recorded 11 kills (.500) and scored 12 points vs. Stanford (1/6) ... Established career highs of 11 digs, five total blocks and 12.5 points vs. Loyola (3/7) ... Both of his aces came against LBS (1/7) ... Recorded six double-digit kill matches as a freshman.

High School -- Four-year volleyball letterman for Coach John Kasik at River Forest HS ... Nationally rated as the one of the top players at his position ... As a senior in 2005, he was named the Player of the Year for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune ... Volleyball magazine "Fab 50" selection ... Earned First-Team Asics All-America honors in 2005 ... Holds the Illinois state record for career kills with 1,457 ... As a junior, he earned First-Team All-State honors from the Sun-Times and the Tribune ... As a sophomore, he earned Second Team All-State honors from the Sun-Times and was named one of Volleyball's Top 25 Underclassmen.

Club -- Veteran member of the youth national team program and was a three-time all-tournament team selection ... Member of the Jr. National Team.

Personal -- Chose UCLA because he wanted "access to an outstanding education" and a winning tradition ... Lists his greatest thrill as winning the 2006 NCAA Championship ... Favorite class is Philosophy ... Third of four children ... Full name is Sean Christopher O'Malley ... Philosophy major.

CAREER STATISTICS

Yr.MPGPKEAttPctKPGAstSADGDPGBSBATBBPGPtsPPG
2006234911961280.2072.482571.2226280.6137.02.8
2007813261158.2592.02240.31450.431.02.4
20082996345110741.3173.61481181.2354570.6383.04.0
20092897289108635.2852.918121231.21448620.6339.03.5
Totals882557792901714.2853.142243021.2201321520.6890.03.5

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