UCLA Men's Volleyball BIO
Nick Vogel
Player Profile:
Nick Vogel 1266797
Position: Opposite
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: El Cajon, CA
High School: Valhalla
Experience: 4 Letters
2012 -- Played in 26 matches with 23 starts, all at the opposite position ... Recorded season-highs of 13 kills (.526) and 14.5 points at Pepperdine ... Also recorded 13.5 points at Hawaii (2/18) with nine kills (.429) and a season-best of six total blocks ... Matched his blocks total in the next match against Cal Baptist ... Ended his career ranked fourth on the career rally-scoring total blocks list at 299 ... Three-time member of the DHR.

2011 -- Played in 16 matches with eight starts ... Scored a season-high of 11.5 points vs. LBS (1/8) on nine kills (.333), an ace and three total blocks ... Scored 10.5 points vs. UCSD (1/7) on seven kills (.875) and four total blocks ...Recorded eight kills (.800) and five block assists for 10.5 points vs. CSN (3/2) ... Tied a career-high with three aces vs. LUC (3/11) ... Averaged 0.9 bps and 2.3 pps ... Earned a spot on the DHR in the Spring ... Competed for Team USA at the Pan Am Games in the fall.

2010 -- Played in 28 matches with 25 starts ... Recorded a season-high of 14 kills (.458) vs. CSN (2/19), plus an ace and seven block assists for 18.5 points ... Scored 18.5 points vs. BYU (4/24): 13 kills (.520), two aces and six total blocks ... Scored 18.0 points vs. BYU (/1/30): 13 kills (.435) and three aces ... Recorded a career-high of 11 total blocks twice: at UH (2/4) and at LBS (4/9) ... Led the team in blocking average at 1.1 bps ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll for Fall (2009).

2009 -- Played in 29 matches and started 20 times as a freshman ... Hit .400 or better 11 times, a team leader ... Pounded a career-high of 21 kills (.690) with three block assists at LUC ... Recorded 15 kills (.520) , five total blocks and an ace for 19.0 points vs. UH (4/2) ... Came off the bench vs. Stanford (2/5) to spark the Bruins to a five-set, come-from-behind victory with 14 kills (.571), six total blocks and 17.0 points ... Tied for the team lead with 23 aces ... Served a career-high of three aces vs. GCU and added 12 kills (.526).

High School -- Lettered in volleyball, soccer and tennis at Steele Canyon HS before transferring to Valhalla HS as a senior ... Was a doubles player in tennis and earned four varsity letters ... Earned three varsity letters in volleyball ... As a freshman and sophomore he played goalkeeper on the soccer team ... In 2008, Valhalla won the Grossmont League (South Division) and advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF tournament ... Was a HS teammate of Thomas Amberg at Valhalla.

Club -- Three-year member of the Epic Volleyball Club ... Served as team captain during his final year and ended the season with a silver medal at the 2008 Jr. Olympics, where he also earned all-tournament team honors.

Personal -- Started playing volleyball as a high school sophomore ... Enjoys volleyball because of the teamwork and intensity on the court ... Chose UCLA because of "its incredible academics and athletics tradition," and its proximity to home ... Enjoys spending time at the beach, playing guitar and piano and writing ... Graduated in 2012 with a degree in Anthropology.

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