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  Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

Player Profile
Hometown:
Mission Viejo, CA

High School:
Capistrano Valley

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 200

Position:
Quick Hitter

R/L:
Right

2005 -- Earned First Team AVCA All-America and Volleyball magazine honors ... Earned First-Team All-MPSF honors ... Named AVCA Player of the Week (1/24) ... Named MPSF Player of the Week (4/13) ... Named uclabruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week (2/21) ... Earned 2005 NCAA All-Tournament honors ... Led the team in attack perdentage (.491), kills per game (3.5), blocking (1.3 bpg), aces (49), points (551.0) and points per game (4.6) ... Ranked in a tie for third nationally in hitting percentage, tied for 12th in blocking average, 18th in aces and 19th in points ... In league, he ranked second in hitting, fifth in ace average, sixth in blocking and points and 10th in kill average ... Ended his career ranked first on the rally-scoring charts with 90 aces, 365 total blocks, 325 block assists, 40 solo blocks and a hitting percentage of .448 ... Also ranked third in kills (883) and fourth in total attacks (1,580) ... On the single-season rally scoring list, he ended his career ranked first in points (551.0), solo blocks (19), block assists (140) and total blocks (159) ... He ranked second in kills (413) and sixth in total attacks (1,580) ... On the all-time UCLA career lists, he ranked second in hitting percentage and second in single-season hitting percentage at .491 ... Led the Bruins in points scored 17 times and hit better than .500 19 times ... Established two career highs vs. UCSD (4/16): 24 kills (.639) and 28.5 points and also added seven block assists ... Recorded 23 kills (.526) and 27.5 points vs. Stanford (4/2) ... Scored 25 points vs. Stanford (2/17): 22 kills (.545), four total blocks and an ace ... Scored 18.0 points vs. PSU (5/5) in the NCAA semifinals on 11 kills (.360), four aces and six BAs ... Scored 12.5 points vs. Pep (5/7) in the NCAA championship on eight kills (.471), two aces and four TBs.

2004 -- Earned Third Team All-America and All-MPSF honors after ranking 11th nationally in hitting percentage at .443 and ninth in the conference at .434 ... Earned AVCA National Player of the Week honors (2/10) after recording 24 kills (.552), 12 total blocks, two digs and an ace in victories against UC Santa Cruz and CS Northridge ... Ranked second on the team with 337 points (3.7 ppg) and 33 aces ... Scored a career-high of 21 points vs. Hawaii (2/26) with 16 kills (.591), two aces and six block assists ... Recorded seven matches of 15.0 or more points ... Recorded 17 matches of .400 or better hitting percentage ... Had 14 double-digit kill matches ... Tied a career-high by serving four aces vs. BYU (4/9) ... Set career-highs of nine total blocks vs. CS Northridge (4/14) and five digs vs. UOP (3/5).

2003 -- Played in 14 matches and 37 games ... Tied his career-high of 14 kills with a line of 14-0-23 (.609) with three total blocks and three digs, another career-high, vs. UCSD (1/25) ... Served a career-high four aces vs. UOP (4/12) ... Spiked eight kills (.500) and blocked three balls vs. UCSC (1/15) ... Recorded a season-high of five total blocks twice ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll in the Spring.

2002 -- Played in 20 matches, 13 conference matches and started nine times ... Recorded a career-high of 14 kills (.400) vs. Hawaii (4/5) and tied his career-high of eight blocks ... Recorded 13 kills (.375) vs. UCSB (4/20) with two block assists ... Spiked 12 kills (.733) vs. USC (3/27) in a starting role ... Served his career-high of two aces vs. UCI (4/12), and added seven kills and two block assists ... Spiked eight kills (.778) vs. UCI (3/15) ... Also blocked eight balls vs. Lewis (1/11) in the Outrigger Hotels Invitational ...Led the Bruins with six block assists vs. CSN (4/10) and added six kills ... Overall, he hit .403 in 55 games with a blocking average of 1.16, second on the team.

2001 -- Redshirted the season.

High School -- Lettered three seasons in volleyball for coaches Darrin Utterback and Rich Polk and once in basketball for Brian Mulligan ... Led his team to a league championship as a senior and earned first team all-conference honors ... Also selected Capo Valley's MVP ... Spiked 446 kills and hit .519 his senior year ... Hit .461 with 270 kills as a junior ... Member of the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club that finished third in the Jr. Olympics.

Personal -- Second oldest of four siblings ... Sister Carrie graduated from UCLA in 2001 ... Chose UCLA because it has the "best academics and best sports programs" ... Lists riding all- terrain vehicles as a hobby ... Favorite class is History ... Born in his hometown ... Full name is Paul Allen Johnson ... Political Science major.

CAREER STATISTICS

Yr.MPGPKEAttPctKPGAstSADGDPGBSBATBBPG
2002205512733233.4032.392130.2064641.2
200314376017133.3231.64680.2629350.9
20043010228351524.4432.81033500.215921071.0
20053211941374690.4913.51949480.4191401591.3
Totals963138831751580.4482.842901190.4403253651.2

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