2010 -- Played in 20 matches with a start vs. LBS (2/26) ... Recorded four kills and four points vs. Stanford (2/12) ... Scored a career-high of 5.0 points vs. UCSD (2/24): four kills and an ace ... Served a career-high of three aces vs. CSN (2/19) and scored four points ... Did not commit a service reception error in 56 attempts.
High School -- Attended Hof-Hasharon in the city of Shefaim but played only club volleyball.
Club Volleyball -- Has played for the Wingate Institute for Volleyball, a program for sports-gifted athletes since 2004 ... Joined the U-21 Israeli Jr. National Team in 2004 and participated in the Jr. European Championship qualification round in Slovenia ... In May of 2006, he played in the U-18 Jr. European Championship qualificaion round ... Played in the 2008 Jr. European Championship qualification round in Croatia, where Israel finished fourth ... Prior to the '08 EC event, Israel finished second in a friendly tournament in Italy ... In December 2008, he was the backup opposite for the Israeli team that participated in the World Championship qualification tournament in England ... In May 2009, he played on the Israeli Jr. National Team in the World Championship qualification in Italy ... Also played on the Israeli National Team for the "Maccabi 18," which defeated the USA for first place in July.
Personal -- An accomplished musician, Chen played first saxophone in the Zichron Ya'akov Youth Band that traveled to the U.S. and Canada in 2002 and '03 ... In 2005, the band was competing in a tournament in Vienna and Chen gave a solo performance ... Has an older brother Yoel (26) and sister Ashbel (22) ... Father David works in the high tech industry and mother Anat is a kindergarten teacher ... Served two years in the Israeli Army ... Chose UCLA because he wants "to combine volleyball with studying in the USA" ... Undeclared major.
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