2008 -- Earned consensus First-Team All-America honors, and Defensive Player of the Year acclaim from Volleyball ... First ever three-time Defensive Player of the Year ... Third-Team All-MPSF selection and All-MPSF Academic Team member ... Earned AVCA and MPSF Player of the Week honors for Mar. 10 after digging 44 balls (3.38 dpg) and successfully passing 89 consecutive service attempts ... Ranked third nationally and second in the MPSF at 3.23 dpg ... Passed better than 96% of his service reception chances and recorded 10 errorless passing matches ... Completed his career with 58 career errorless passing matches ... 1,220 career digs is a national record as well as the UCLA career record ... Broke the UCLA career digs record on Mar. 4, 2008 ... Also establised new UCLA records for single season digs (368) and single match digs (27) ... Completed his career with 60 double-digit dig matches, including 18 in 2008 ... Set the UCLA single match digs record of 27 on Jan. 5, 2008 in the finale of the Outrigger Hotels Invitational against Hawai'i ... Seven-time member of the Director's Honor Roll ... Graduated in the summer of 2008 with a degree in Sociology.
2007 -- Earned consensus First-Team All-America honors, and Defensive Player of the Year acclaim from Volleyball ... First-Team All-MPSF selection and All-MPSF Academic Team member ... Passed better than 97% of his service reception chances and recorded 18 errorless passing matches ... Boasts 48 career errorless passing matches ... 852 career digs ranks second on both the UCLA rally-scoring era chart and the all-time list ... Ranked 10th nationally at 2.52 dpg and second in the MPSF at 2.43 dpg ... Recorded a season-high of 18 digs vs. UOP (2/9) and UCSB (2/23) ... Recorded 10 double-digit dig matches as a junior and boasts 41 career double-digit dig matches entering the season ... Holds the UCLA career record for kills by a Libero (6) ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll all three quarters.
2006 -- Earned First-Team Asics All-America honors from Volleyball and Defensive Player of the Year honors ... Earned Third-Team All-MPSF and Spike/Volleyball honors ... Ranked third on the MPSF digs per game list at 2.66 ... Ranked fourth nationally at 2.79 dpg ... Recorded 16 double-digit dig matches ... Recorded double-digit digs in 10 of his last 16 matches ... Boasted a .970 service reception percentage in 2006, including 17 errorless matches ... Recorded his season high of 18 digs twice, the last vs. UH in the MPSF quarterfinals ... Recorded a career-high of two kills vs. BYU (1/26) ... His total of 318 digs in '06 ranks second on the all-time charts and first in the rally-scoring era ... Also earned MPSF All-Academic honors ... Selected to the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Council in 2006.
2005 -- Earned Second-Team All-America honors from Volleyball magazine and First-Team All-MPSF honors ... Led the Bruins with 269 digs and a 2.50 dpg average ... His total of 269 digs ranks fourth all-time on the single season digs chart and second on the rally-scoring chart ... Passed better than 96% of his chances ... Boasted 14 double-digit dig matches, including a career-high of 20 vs. Stanford (2/17) ... He recorded seven digs in Game 4 vs. Stanford ... Also recorded 15 digs vs. Penn State in the NCAA semifinals ... Played on the U.S. Junior National Team that finished eighth in the 2005 FIVB Men's U-21 World Volleyball Championships in India ... Three-time member of the Director's Honor Roll as a freshman.
High School -- Six-time varsity letterman in basketball (2) and volleyball (4) at Valencia HS ... Played point guard and small forward for Coach Rocket Collins and outside hitter for Coach Mark Knudsen, a former UCLA letterman and assistant coach ... In basketball, he was his team's MVP as a freshman and sophomore ... In volleyball, he was a four-time all-league and three-time All-CIF selection ... Two-time CIF and three-time Foothill League MVP ... Two-time Valencia HS Athlete of the Year ... Led Valencia HS to a pair of CIF championships in his final two seasons.
Club -- Led SCVC to gold medals in 2001,'03 and '04, and bronze medals in 2000 and `02 ... Played on the 2004 Jr. National Team coached by former Bruin John Speraw ... Five-time Junior Olympics All-American.
Personal -- Chose UCLA because of its academics, volleyball tradition and coaching staff ... Enjoys volleyball because of its teamwork and competitiveness ... Lists winning the 2006 NCAA championship as his athletic highlight ... Has two younger brothers: Kevin and Jamey, both members of the UCLA team ... Mother Cathy was an All-American volleyball player at Cal State Northridge ... Father Walt coached the Cal State Northridge women's team to three Division II national championships and will serve as the Bruins' volunteer assistant coach in 2008.
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