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  Jonathan Acosta
Jonathan Acosta

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
San Juan, PR

High School:
Colegio San Ignacio

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215

Position:
Outside Hitter

R/L:
Right

2005 -- Earned 2005 NCAA All-Tournament honors ... Finished his career ranked first in kills (963) and total attacks (1,943), third in solo blocks (32), fifth in block assists (143), fifth in total blocks (175) and eighth in hitting percentage (.305) on the rally-scoring charts ... On the single-season rally scoring charts, he finished fourth in points (360.0), fifth in solo blocks (13), eighth in kills (313), attacks (634) and kills per game (3.04) ... Scored a career-high 31.0 points and recorded a career-best 29 kills (.523) vs. Pep (5/7) in the NCAA championship match ... In the NCAA semifinals vs. PSU (5/5), he scored 18.0 points on 16 kills and three total blocks ... Scored 20.5 points vs. Cal Baptist: 20 kills (.455) and a block assist ... Recorded a double-double vs. Pep (3/12) with 14 kills and 13 digs.

2004 -- Underwent surgery to remove his appendix, Jan. 6, 2004 ... Played his first match vs. Long Beach State (2/11) and recorded seven kills (.333) and two block assists off the bench ... Started vs. UCSD (2/13) and recorded four kills ... Spiked a season-high of 15 kills (.303) and added seven digs vs. Stanford (3/6) ... Matched his season-high with 15 kills (.448) and eight digs vs. BYU (4/9) ... Recorded 10 kills and a solo block vs. Long Beach State (3/12) ... Eleven-time member of the Director's Honor Roll, including three times last year.

2003 -- Earned Third-Team All-MPSF honors ... Led the team with 371 kills and an average of 3.75 kpg ... Entered the season ranked sixth on the career kpg charts at 3.80 ... Led the Bruins with 21 double-digit kill matches ... Established a season-high of 26 kills vs. CS Northridge (2/5) ... Pounded 20 kills (.361) and recorded two aces, three digs and two total blocks vs. USC (1/10) ... On Apr. 4 vs. USC, he recorded 20 kills (.350), eight digs and three total blocks ... Member of the Director's Honor Roll three times in the 2002-03 academic year.

2002 -- Earned Outrigger Hotels Invitational MVP honors in leading the Bruins to their sixth OHI title ... Also earned uclabruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week, AVCA National Player of the Week, and was featured in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd as a result of his stellar performance at the Outrigger ... Spiked 49 kills (.418) and recorded 17 digs, seven block assists and one ace in the tournament ... Despite the recurrence of his abdominal injury, he played in 14 matches and led the team with an average of 4.04 kpg ... Spiked two kills vs. Hawaii at the OHI that enabled the Bruins to rally from a 29-27 deficit to beat the Warriors, 31-29 in Game 1 ...Recorded season-high 22 kills vs. UCSB (4/20) ... Spiked 21 kills and recorded eight digs and five total blocks vs. Concordia (3/12) ... Hit for an attack percentage of .611 vs. Lewis (3/6) with 13 kills, four digs and one block assist.

2001 -- Freshman year of eligibility was restored due to a recurring abdominal injury ... Started vs. USC (2/7) and recorded two kills in four attempts with one block assist.

High School -- Two-year varsity outside hitter at Colegio San Ignacio where he earned MVP honors in 1998 ...Also earned CSI's 1999 Most Distinguished Player Award ... Led CSI to the 1999 Puerto Rico High School Athletic Alliance Volleyball Championship and a runner-up finish in the PRHSAA in 1998 ... Earned all-conference honors in 1998 and '99 ... Led his team to a runner-up finish in the 1999 Puerto Rico High School Tournament and earned all-tournament team honors.

Club Volleyball -- Veteran player in the USA Junior National system of which he has been a member since 1993 ... Member of the 2000 USA Men's Junior National Team that won a bronze medal in the NORCECA Junior National Championship in Havana, Cuba ... Was the captain of the U-18 team that won a bronze medal in the 2000 JO Championships ... Member of the USA Junior National Team U-16 and U-17 All-Tournament Teams ... Captained the U-17 team that won the 1999 Junior Olympics Championship and a gold medal ... Played on the U-14 team that won a bronze medal ... Helped lead his U-12 team to a pair of JO Championships in 1993 and '94.

Personal -- Enjoys surfing and beach volleyball in his spare time ... Chose UCLA because of its excellent academic curriculum and volleyball program ... Favorite academic class is Introduction to Law ... Brother Matthew is also an outside hitter on the team ... Born in his hometown ... Economics major.

CAREER STATISTICS

Yr.MPGPKEAttPctKPGAstSADGDPGBSBATBBPG
200112224.0001.00000.00111.0
2002144919875390.3154.075731.5433370.8
20032899371144740.3073.817131151.21353660.7
200412297933175.2632.720321.128100.7
200529103313115634.3123.018101551.51348610.6
Totals842829633691943.3053.444283751.3321431750.6

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