UCLA Men's Volleyball BIO
Kyle Caldwell
Player Profile:
Kyle Caldwell 1266789
Position: Setter
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
High School: Newport harbor
Experience: 4 Letters
2012 -- Earned consensus first-team All-America honors from the AVCA and Volleyball magazine ... Also selected First-Team All-MPSF after ranking ninth in the conference at 9.80 in assists per set ... Played in 29 matches and started 28 ... Recorded 1,023 sets during the season, which ranked seventh on the UCLA rally-scoring chart ... Scored 203 points (1.3 pps) during the season to lead all MPSF setters ... Also hit .440 for the season with 131 kills, both UCLA records for setters ... His 2012 hitting percentage ranks sixth on the rally-scoring chart ... Received the 2012 Maggie Gilbert Academic Achievement Award, given to the student-athlete who improves his grade point average throughout his career at UCLA.

2011 -- Started 24 times in 26 matches played, mostly at opposite ... Scored a season-high of 22 points vs. LBS (3/5): 17 kills (.412), an ace and a career-high of seven total blocks ... Also recorded a season-high of 13 digs ... Scored 21.5 points vs. UCSB (2/9): 16 kills (.400), four aces and three block assists ... Scored 17.5 points vs. PSU (3/9): 16 kills, three blocks and 11 digs ... Recorded 14 kills (.591) and four block assists vs. Pepp (1/25) ... Recorded 12 double-digit kill matches, eight matches in which he hit .300 or better and 13 matches in which he scored double-digit points ... Finished the season with 2.5 kills per set, 1.5 digs per set and 2.9 points per set ... Made the Director's Honor Roll for Spring 2011 ... Competed for Team USA in 2011 Pan Am Games.

2009 -- Started 10 of the 21 matches he played as a freshman ... Recorded five double-digit kill matches, including a 21-kill (.562), 14-dig performance vs. Cal Baptist ... Recorded a second double-double vs. UCSD (1/23): 10 kills (.412) and 10 digs ... Recorded 12 kills (.435) and five digs vs. LUC (2/14).

High School -- Eight-time letterman in basketball and volleyball for coaches Larry Hirst (basketball) and Dan Glenn (volleyball) at Newport Harbor HS ... In basketball, he was a two-time All-Sunset League selection, earning co-MVP honors as a senior in 2008 ... Also earned All-CIF honors twice and was nominated to play in the 2008 McDonald's All-Star game ... Broke 11 school records ... In a 2008 league game against Marina, he broke NHHS's single game scoring record by pouring in 47 points and grabbing 20 rebounds ... As the Sailors' starting center, he averaged 21.9 ppg, 13.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists last season ... In volleyball, he was a three-time all-league selection, earning MVP honors in 2008 ... Also was a three-time All-CIF honoree, earning first-team and All-America honors in 2008 ... Named 2008 Orange County Player of the Year.

Club -- Led the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club to the bronze medal in 2006 at the Junior Olympics, where he was named MVP ... In 2007, the BBVC won the gold medal ... Member of the 2008 U.S. Men's Jr. National Team, which won the bronze medal in El Salvador.

Personal -- Has one younger brother, Cody ... Chose UCLA "for its phenomenal athletics and academics" ... Lists his athletic highlight as committing to UCLA and representing the U.S. in the NORCECA tournament in El Salvador ... Admires his grandfather, George Yardley "because he showed me how to be successful in athletics and life" ... Yardley, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, was a small forward for the Detroit Pistons in the late 1950s and early '60s, earning all-star honors several times ... Full name is Kyle J. Caldwell ... Graduated in 2012 with a degree in History.

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