D.J. Stromath
D.J. Stromath

Player Profile
Manhattan Beach

High School:
Mira Costa

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 225

Quick Hitter

2009 -- Started 14 of 23 matches played ... Recorded season-highs of 10 kills (.384) and eight total blocks vs. Stanford (2/9) ... Also recorded three matches of eight kills during the season ... Came off the bench vs. UCI (3/6), and recorded five kills (.500), an ace and four block assists for 8.0 points ... Started vs. USC (4/10), and recorded a line of 5-0-9 (.500) with a clutch solo block in Game 1 to fight off USC's set point ... Graduated in Spring 2009 with a degree in History.

2008 -- Earned Honorable Mention All-MPSF honors ... Established career highs by playing in 30 matches and making 24 starts ... Ranked 10th in MPSF hitting (.386) and eighth (.411) against MPSF opponents only ... Led the team with 27 aces (0.28 apg) ... Recorded eight double-digit kill matches and hit better than .300 19 times ... Recorded career bests for kills (199), aces, total blocks (93) and points (276.0) ... Recorded his career-high of 17 kills (.556) vs. Pep (1/25) ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll for the Winter Quarter.

2007-- Played in three matches and three games last season but did not earn a varsity letter ... Recorded one block and one kill in separate matches for two points ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll in the Spring and Fall (2006) quarters.

2006 -- Played in four matches and seven games as a freshman ... Recorded a season high of three kills three times and hit .286 in 31 swings for the season ... Recorded two block assists vs. CSN (2/10).

2005 -- Redshirted the season.

High School -- Lettered three years in volleyball for Coach Mike Cook at Mira Costa ... In 2002, he led Mira Costa to a 30-1 record, the Bay League Championship and the CIF title along with current Bruin Matt Wade ... In 2003, the Mustangs won the Bay League title and he earned First-Team All-Bay League and Daily Breeze honors ... Overall, he was a three-time All-Bay League selection, winning three league titles ... Member of the Volleyball Top 25 underclassmen list ... Also earned La Vista newspaper MVP honors and was a First-Team All-South Bay Area selection.

Club -- Won a gold medal as a member of the SCVC Club (U-17) in 2003 ... Also won a bronze medal as a member of the SCVC Club (U-16) in 2002 ... Won a silver medal in the 2003 (U-18) USA Volleyball Beach Nationals.

Personal -- Older sister Hilary plays professional volleyball for Team Weert in Holland ... Younger sister Stephanie plays volleyball for Tulane University ... Father Dave lettered two years as a defensive tackle at Nebraska ... Chose UCLA for its great academic and athletic programs ... Enjoys the mental toughness required to play volleyball ... Enjoys music, surfing and beach volleyball as hobbies ... Favorite class is History of Rock and Roll ... Full name is David James Stromath.