UCLA Men's Volleyball BIO
Mitch Stahl
Player Profile:
Mitch Stahl 1767009
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 204
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chambersburg, Pa.
High School: Chambersburg
2016 — Saw action in 28 matches with 27 starts ... Had 18 matches with at least 4.0 blocks ... Had season-high 9 block assists at Hawai'i ... His 114 block assists ranked 10th on the all-time school rally era list ... His 124 total blocks ranked as the 8th-best in school history ... Now ranked among the school's all-time career top 10 in both block assists and total blocks ... Hit at least .500 in 16 matches, including .625 against Ohio State in NCAA semifinal match ... His .471 hitting percentage mark this season was the third-highest in school history (rally scoring era, minimun of 300 attacks) ... Finished ranked sixth in the nation in blocks/set (1.19) ... Second-team AVCA All-America selection ... Second-team All-MPSF selection ... Finalist for the Ryan Millar Award presented to the nation’s best middle attacker ... AVCA National Player of the Week for Jan. 11 after leading the Bruins to wins over George Mason, Ohio State and Penn State while hitting .619 with 29 kills and 17.0 blocks ... Had multiple aces in 11 matches, with best of three vs. USC.
2015 — Saw action in 26 matches, all starts ... Set a new career-high with 13 kills vs. UC Irvine , while hitting .667 ...  Led the team with 34 service aces and 82 block assits ... Had four double digit kill efforts (13-UCI, 11-Hawai’i and at Cal Baptist, 10-Long Beach) ... Had multiple aces in nine matches, with a high of five vs. Limestone ... Recorded at least one ace in a stretch of 11 straight matches ... Registered 10 matches with at least four block assists ... Hit at least .300 in 15 matches and over .333 in eight of the season’s last nine matches... Ranked 12th in the MPSF in hitting percentage (.365), sixth in ace average (0.37), 14th in blocks (0.96) ... Named Honorable mention All-MPSF ... Named to the 2015 Pan Am Games U.S. men's volleyball team.
2014 - Started 15 matches on the year, including the last 11 of the season … All-MPSF Freshman team selection ... Had 12 kills in his first college match vs. Stanford … Registered at least five kills in 11 matches, including the last seven of the season … Had eight matches with at least 3.0 total blocks … Had six service aces in home match vs. BYU … His season total of 21 aces ranked second on the team … All-Freshman MPSF squad.
High School - Volleyball and basketball letterman at Chambersburg HS … Played for coaches Marta Hodge and Kirk Crouse in volleyball … In basketball, he earned all-conference honorable mention honors as a front-court player … Helped lead the Trojans to the District 3 basketball championship and was co-MVP of the championship game … Led the Trojans’ volleyball team to three Mid-Penn Conference titles and the 2012 state title … Three-time Mid-Penn volleyball MVP, District 3 and state MVP … Two-time First-Team All-District 3 and all-state selection … Holds career records at Chambersburg for kills, attacks, aces, and blocks …2013 AVCA First-Team High School All American.

Club - Played for the Yorktowne Volleyball Club … Trained with the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team in 2012.

Personal - Chose UCLA because he wanted to receive a “world-class education and compete at the highest level” … Lists his greatest thrill as winning the state championship … Admires NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III … Mother Lisa played basketball at New Mexico State … Started playing volleyball in the ninth grade ... Earned a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in Spring 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015 ... Undeclared major.

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