2006 -- Earned a varsity letter by playing in 10 matches and 21 games as a true freshman ... In his first career start vs. USC (2/1), he slammed a career-high of 13 kills (.333) for 13.5 points, also a career high ... Started vs. UCSC (2/3) and recorded 11 kills, an ace and two blocks for 13 points ... Scored 6.5 points off the bench vs. Lewis (3/8) with six kills (.455) and one block assist ... Recorded his career highs of five digs and three total blocks twice ... Three-time member of the Director's Honor Roll last year.
High School -- Lettered three seasons as an outside hitter and middle blocker for Coach Peter Piexoto at Simi Valley High ... Two-time all-league selection ... 2005 Marmonte League MVP ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Earned Player of the Year honors from the Ventura Country Star ... Daily News first-team selection ... 2005 "Fab 50" selection by Volleyball Magazine ... Pounded 35 kills vs. Thousand Oaks HS in 2005.
Club -- Member of the Classic Volleyball Club and the Riptides Volleyball Club that won the 2005 Jr. Olympics gold medal ... Also earned JO All-Tournament honors in 2005.
Personal -- Outstanding student at Simi Valley HS ... Had a 4.3 (weighted) grade point average ... Received Simi Valley High's Scholar-Athelete award as a senior ... Chose UCLA for its combination of athletics and academics ... Lists his athletic thrill as winning the gold medal at the Jr. Olympics ... Has one sister ... Favorite class is Science ... Undeclared major.
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