UCLA Men's Volleyball BIO
Jackson Bantle
Player Profile:
Jackson Bantle 1767000
Position: Libero
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 186
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pacific Palisades, Calif.
High School: Loyola
2016 — Saw action in all 32 matches ... Registered 16 aces from the service line ... Had season-high of two aces against George Mason, Cal Baptist and Pepperdine ... Had high of three digs in matches vs. UCSD, Princeton and at Hawai’i.
2015 — Saw action in 27 matches with 21 starts at libero...Had at least five digs in 19 matches and recorded double-digit digs in six contests...Had a best of 15 digs in matches at BYU and vs. Long Beach State ... Ranked 11th in the MPSF in digs per set (2.06).
2014 - Saw action in 24 matches with 12 starts at outside hitter and at libero … Named to All-MPSF Freshman team ... Had at least five kills in six matches with a season-best of 12 kills vs. USC (h) … Had five matches with double-digit digs with a best of 15 at Long Beach State … Had multiple blocks in seven matches ... Earned a spot on the Athletic Director's academic honor roll in Fall 2014.
High School -- Two-year varsity letterman for coach Mike Boehle at Loyola High … Helped lead the Cubs to runner-up finishes at the state and CIF championships and a Mission League title in 2013 … 2013 AVCA First-Team High School All-American, All-CIF Division I selection and Mission League MVP …2013 CIF Sportsmanship/Citizenship honoree … In 2012, the Cubs were ranked No.1 in the state and advanced to the finals of the CIF Championship after winning the Mission League title … Voted Loyola’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 … Also earned 2013 Best in the West All-Tournament honors … Once served 18 consecutive points, including 13 aces, in a playoff match for Loyola.

Club -- In 2012-13, he played for the Huntington Beach Volleyball Club, which finished third in the SCVA Classic … Also played for the Manhattan Beach Surf in 2011-12 and that team won the SCVA Invitational … Played for the Southern California Volleyball Club from 2009-11 and helped lead that team to a gold medal at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships in 2010 … Member of the 2011-13 USA High Performance U19 International Beach Team … Has earned 25 medals in AAU and CBVA tournaments.

Personal -- Attained his A Beach rating at 15 … Has an older sister and younger brother … Chose UCLA for its great academics, athletics and coaches and its proximity to sand volleyball courts … In July 2014, he represented the United States in the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships in Larnaka, Cyprus ... Admires Reid Priddy, veteran USA National Team outside hitter … Enjoys snowboarding, bodysurfing and music in his spare time … Was a left-handed pitcher until he started playing volleyball … Born in New York City … Earned a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2016 ... Major is Environmental Science.

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