Bruins and Cougars meet for the third time this season.
UCLA advances to face top-seed BYU in Semis
Quiroga lands a spot on the first team.
UCLA hosts MPSF playoff match for the first time since 2008.
Bruins capture the season series for the first time since 2005.
Men's Volleyball vs. BYU; UCLA 3, BYU 0; April, 7 2012; Al Scates Final Home Match
Men's Volleyball vs. Pepperdine; UCLA 3, Pepperdine 0; March 16, 2012
Men's Volleyball vs. USC; USC 3, UCLA 0; March 14, 2012
Men's Volleyball vs. Stanford, UCLA 3, Stanford 0, Jan. 20, 2012
2012 -- Started 28 of 29 matches played ... Named to the All-MPSF 2nd Team for the second straight season ... Ranked fourth in the MPSF in aces per set at 0.46 ... Led the team in points (334) and aces (47) for the second straight year ... Recorded 13 double-digit kill matches and scored 10 or more points 20 times ... Recorded a season-high of 16 kills twice: vs. Stanford (1/20) and at Hawaii (2/17) ... Matched his career-high of six aces in a match at CSUN (3/2) ... Also served four aces vs. BYU (4/6) ... Recorded a season-high of five total blocks at Hawaii (2/18) ... Passed at a .930 rate for the season.
2011 -- Started 26 of 31 matches played ... Named to the All-MPSF 2nd Team and to the MPSF All-Freshman Team ... Named MPSF Player of the Week Mar. 14 ... Hit .300 or better in 13 of 31 matches ... Led the team with 298 kills, 360.5 points and 39 aces ... His season total for aces (39) set a UCLA freshman record ... Ranked seventh overall among MPSF players at 0.36 aps ... Ranked sixth in league matches at 0.37 aps ... Scored a career-high 22.5 points against UOP (4/8) on 16 kills, six aces and one block assist ... Six aces was a career-high ... Set a school-record by recording five aces in one set at BYU on Feb. 4 ... Scored 20.5 points vs. Stanford (2/25) on 16 kills (.556), four aces and one block assist ... Also received 40 serves in that match without an error ... Led the Bruins with 19.0 points vs. PSU (3/9) on 15 kills (.444), two aces and four BAs ... Also passed 24 serves without an error ... Overall, he scored in double-digits 14 times ... Two-time Director's Honor Roll member ... Earned the Off the Block Fan Choice Offseason Award, recognizing the best performance from current NCAA men's volleyball players in international tournaments during the 2011 summer ... Captained the Argentina National Team to a fifth place finish at the Boys Youth World Championships ... Competed in the Pan Am Games for Argentina in the fall.
Club Volleyball -- Veteran player for Obras Sanitarias in his hometown and the Argentine Youth National Team ... In April 2010, he earned MVP honors and "Best Reception" as a member of the South American Champion Argentine Youth National Team ... That team finished second in the Boys Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August and was the runnerup in the South American Jr. Championship in September ... Helped lead Argentina to the bronze medal in the 2009 Youth World Championships in Italy ... Helped lead his San Juan province team to the 2009 Bi-National Championship between Argentina and Chile ... In 2008, he helped lead Argentina to the U-16 South American championship in Brazil ... Led Obras Sanitarias to the San Carlos Championship (U-16) and earned MVP honors ... Has played for Obras Sanitarias since 2000 and has helped lead the team to numerous national titles.
Personal -- Has an older brother Rodrigo, a younger brother Tomas and a younger sister Guadalupe ... Chose UCLA for its reputation as the best volleyball program ... Lists his greatest athletic thrill as winning the silver medal in the Youth Olympic Games ... Admires his brother Rodrigo as his favorite athlete ... Uncle Raul Quiroga played volleyball for Argentina in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles ... Undeclared major.
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