Amberg leads Bruins with 14 kills while hitting .700.
Ryal Jagd joins Amberg in this week's episode
#3 UCLA to play BYU on Fri. and Sat. night in Coach Scates' last regular season home matches.
Bruins to take on Matadors on Fri., Jan. 6 at 10 am in season opener
UCLA hosts its second and final exhibition match.
Men's Volleyball vs. BYU; UCLA 3, BYU 0; April, 7 2012; Al Scates Final Home Match
2012 -- Played in five matches and 11 sets, mostly as a serving specialist ... Served one ace against BYU (4/6) ... Recorded 17 service attempts.
2011 -- Played in 16 matches without a start ... Came off the bench vs. USC (1/28) and scored 9.0 points on six kills, three aces and one block assist ... Came off the bench vs. BYU (2/5) and scored 4.0 points on four kills.
2010 -- Played in seven matches with one start ... In his only start (vs. USC, 4/3), he recorded six kills ... Came off the bench to score 12.0 points on 10 kills (.500) with two aces ... Set career-highs for aces and digs (6) and tied one for kills vs. Pep ... Also took 23 serves without an error ... Pounded seven kills off the bench vs. BYU (4/24) and added one block assist.
2009 -- Redshirted the season.
UCLA Volleyball (2008) -- Broke into the lineup at Hawai'i (2/14) and slammed a career-high of 10 kills in 21 swings and recorded an ace and three block assists in two games of action ... Also recorded six kills in one game (13 swings) at Ball State (2/29) ... For the season, he played in five matches and eight games.
UCLA Football (2007) -- Practiced as a receiver on the scout team ... Did not see action in any games and has four years of eligibility remaining.
High School -- Six-time letterman in volleyball (4) and football (2) for coaches Pat Fresch (FB) and Pat Lynch (VB) ... In football, he played receiver, linebacker, defensive back and PK holder ... On offense, he caught 40 passes for 742 yards and six touchdowns in his career ... On defense, he recorded 184 tackles and six interceptions, and recovered four fumbles and blocked two punts ... 2007 1st Team All-Bay League selection on both offense and defense ... Also a 1st Team All Bay Area selection ... Played in the Lions All-American Game ... In volleyball, he was a three-time All-CIF honoree, two-time All-Bay League 1st team selection, and twice earned All Bay Area acclaim ... 2006, '07 Palos Verdes volleyball MVP and three-year captain ... Daily Breeze MVP in football (2006) and MVP in volleyball (2007) ... 2007 PVHS Senior Athlete of the Year (football and volleyball).
Club -- Played for the Southern California Volleyball Club (SCVC) for three years ... Was the MVP of his USA youth national team in 2006.
Personal -- Grew up "bleeding blue and gold" and lists his biggest athletic thrill as "being accepted to UCLA to play football and volleyball and catching the winning two-point conversion in the final 30 seconds for a 14-13 victory against a rival high school" ... Lists Danny Farmer, a four-year UCLA football and volleyball letterman, as the athlete he most admires ... Mother Kim (Poppa) Jagd was UCLA's assistant women's volleyball coach for more than 15 years and played two seasons for the Bruins ... Father Mike coaches volleyball at rival Peninsula HS ... Sister Nikki lettered as a setter for the Bruins in 2007 ... Enjoys fishing and camping in his spare time ... History major.
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