UCLA Men's Volleyball BIO
John Zappia
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John Zappia 1263628
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 193
Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei
2016 — Appeared in five matches with three starts (Ohio State, Princeton, Concordia) ... Hit .562 for the season with a season-high of seven kills vs. Princeton ... Had a team-high total of five block assists v. Princeton and Concordia to establish a new career-best ... Registered six kills vs. the Buckeyes.
2015 — Appeared in five matches, with one start (St. Francis) ... Posted a career-best 11 kills , two aces and 15.5 points vs. St. Francis in the UCSB Invitational ... Tied his career-best with three block assists at UC San Diego.
2014 — Saw action in a match against Stanford … Recorded six kills and a block assist.
2013 — Did not play in 2013 ... Member of the Fall Director's Honor Roll.

High School -- Three-year varsity letterwinner in volleyball at Mater Dei for Coach Adam Cutrell ... Earned a varsity letter as a forward on the basketball team for Coach Gary McKnight ... Two-time All-Trinity League first-team selection ... Helped lead the Monarchs to the 2011 CIF Division I title ... Earned All-Orange County first-team honors in 2011 ... 2012 Volleyball Fab 50 selection ... Averaged 3.8 kills per set as a senior ... In basketball, he helped lead the Monarchs to the 2010 CIF Division I championship as a forward.

Club Volleyball -- Played for the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club ... Member of the team that finished second at the 2011 USA Volleyball High-Performance championships.

Personal -- Has one younger sister ... Chose UCLA for its winning tradition and balance of athletics and academics ... Lists winning the 2011 CIF championship as his athletic highlight ... Admires former UCLA and Indiana Pacers star Reggie Miller ... Enjoys beach volleyball and golf as hobbies ... Sister, Elise, is a member of the women's sand volleyball team ... Uncle Edward Zappia is a UCLA graduate ... Earned a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016 ... Political Science major.


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