David Russell
David Russell

Player Profile

Simi Valley

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 180



2005 -- Played in seven matches and 12 games, including one game of the NCAA Championship matches ...Recorded a career-high of 15 kills (.684) with one block assist vs. UCSB (4/9) in a three-game victory ... Had five kills (.417) off the bench vs. Long Beach State (4/14) ... Eight-time member of the Director's Honor Roll, including the Fall of 2004.

2004 -- Redshirted the season ... Was a member of the Director's Honor Roll twice in 2003-04.

2003 -- Played in 11 matches and 26 games as a sophomore ... Recorded a season-high of four kills (.600) in Game 2 vs. La Verne ... Played in Game 3 vs. Concordia and recorded two kills and a block assist ... Started vs. Hawaii (3/15) and recorded two kills and two total blocks in three games ... Two-time member of the Director's Honor Roll.

2002 -- Played in 17 matches, including 13 conference matches ... Recorded six kills (.556) with two digs and two blocks in his first collegiate match vs. Pepperdine (1/12) ... Started vs. George Mason and recorded career-highs of nine kills (.412), three digs and two aces ... Hit .750 (3-0-4) vs. UCI (4/12) with an ace and one block assist ...Member of the Director's Honor Roll all three quarters as a freshman.

High School -- Volleyball and track letterman at Royal HS ... Three-time letterman for Coach Bob Ferguson in volleyball and two-time letterman in track for Coach John Beyers ... In volleyball, he led Royal to three league championships and a CIF Div. II runnerup finish in 2001 ... Twice named to the All-CIF first team ... Member of the 2000 Junior Olympics All-Tournament Team ... As a senior, he recorded 618 kills, 152 digs, 125 blocks and a .615 hitting percentage ... He set a school record for kills in a season and kills in a match (43) ... Also holds the Royal HS record for career kills (986) and ranks fourth in career blocking ... Played for the Los Angeles Athletic Club in volleyball and helped his teams win a bronze medal in 2000 and a silver medal in 2001 ... In track, as a long jumper in 1998, he won the Ventura County Open Division long jump and placed second in the triple jump.

Personal -- Chose UCLA for its academics and athletics: "there was no other choice" ... Lists his athletic thrill as being on the team that beat Marina HS in the 2001 CIF quarterfinals and allowing just 15 points in the match ... Full name is David Patrick Russell ... History major.