22 - Blaine Nielsen
Blaine Nielsen
Birth Date: 09/26/1989
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Corona del Mar, Calif.
High School: Corona del Mar
Position: Outside Hitter
Honors : Corona del Mar, Calif./Corona del Mar
m 23
k/s 1.78
h % .102
a/s 0.19
b/s 0.46
sa/s 0.17
d/s 1.00

UC Santa Barbara

2011: Played in 19 matches, starting three of them, for a total of 19 sets. Was solid on the back line, picking up just five receiving errors for the season, good for a .941 receiving percentage. 

2010: Saw action in 22 matches, picking up eight starts. Finished sixth on the team with 107 kills, which is also a career high for a single season. Recorded a .243 hitting percentage, and also put down 11 aces on the year.


2009: Played 31 sets in eleven matches during his first active season ... Recorded 53 kills, eight assists, six aces, and 19 blocks ... Set career highs in blocks (8), kills (11) and points (15.0) versus UC San Diego on 2/6.

2008: Redshirt.

CLUB
Played for Balboa Bay Volleyball Club and head coach Travis Turner ... Team won Junior Olympic bronze medals in 2005, 2006, and 2007 ... Captained the team each year he played.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2007 graduate of Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Played outside hitter under head coach Steve Conti ... Named First Team All-CIF and First Team All-Pacific Coast League in 2006 and 2007 ... Captained the Sea Kings in 2006 and 2007 ... Corona del Mar won CIF titles in 2005 and 2007 ... Team won PCL championships all four years he played ... Also played baseball and was a member of the undefeated crew team at CDM.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 26, 1989 in Corona del Mar, Calif. ... Parents are Carol and Dave ... Has an older sister, Britta, and a younger brother, Weston, who will be a freshman for the Gauchos in 2011 ... Has not declared a major at UCSB ... Roots for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ... Tennis great Roger Federer is his favorite athlete ... Psych is his top watch on TV, while The Giving Tree is high on his reading list ... Jams to The Who ... Enjoys visiting Costa Rica ... Film Studies 54 is one of his favorite UCSB classes ... Hobbies include playing guitar, baseball, music and surfing ... Also recruited by Long Beach State and USC ... Lists his dog as his most favorite possession.

 

Career-Highs
Kills 12 at BYU 3/26/10
Attack % .750 at Harvard 2/25/10
Assists 1 multiple times -
Aces 3 multiple times -
Digs 15 vs. Pacific 4/2/10
Blocks 8 vs. UC San Diego 2/6/09
Points 15.0 vs. UC San Diego 2/6/09
Career Statistics
Season SP MP MS K E TA Pct. Ast. SA Digs BS BA TB Points
2009 31 11 4 53 35 138 .130 8 6 24 1 18 19 69.0
2010 58 22 8 107 50 235 .243 5 11 77 0 15 15

125.5

2011 19 11 3 26 16 67 .149 2 3 15 0 3 3

30.5

Totals 108 44 15 186 101 440 .193 15 20 116 1 36 37 225.0
Recent Games
Mar 30 at UC Irvine L, 3-0
Mar 31 at UC San Diego L, 3-0
Apr 6 Hawaii W, 3-0
Apr 7 Hawaii W, 3-1
Apr 13 at Stanford L, 3-0
Apr 14 at Pacific L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 23 20
Sets 54 43
Kills 96 76
Kills per set 1.78 1.77
Errors 69 55
Total Attacks 266 215
Hitting Percentage .102 .098
Assists 10 7
Assists per set 0.19 0.16
Service Aces 9 6
Service Errors 45 34
Service Aces per set 0.17 0.14
Reception Errors 12 9
Digs 54 43
Digs per set 1.00 1.00
Block Solo 2 2
Block Assist 22 17
Block Total 25 20
Blocks per set 0.46 0.47
Block Errors 5 4
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 118.0 92.5
Points per set 2.2 2.2
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 4 Manitoba L, 3-2 5 11 7 32 .125 0 1 3 0 12 1 3 1 4 0 14.5
Jan 6 Ohio St. L, 3-2 5 13 7 27 .222 0 1 5 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 15.0
Jan 6 Cal State Northridge W, 3-1 4 2 5 14 -.214 3 2 6 1 6 0 2 0 2 0 5.0
Jan 7 BYU L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 11 Cal Baptist W, 3-0 2 5 2 10 .300 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 5.5
Jan 20 Pacific L, 3-1 2 4 4 14 .000 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.0
Jan 21 Stanford L, 3-1 2 3 4 11 -.091 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Jan 27 at UCLA L, 3-0 3 9 2 18 .389 1 1 2 0 4 0 1 1 1 0 10.5
Feb 1 at USC L, 3-0 2 5 6 19 -.053 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Feb 3 at Pepperdine W, 3-1 2 2 2 5 .000 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Feb 10 UCLA L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 Cal State Northridge W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 at Long Beach State L, 3-1 1 3 2 6 .167 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.0
Feb 24 at BYU L, 3-1 2 0 2 6 -.333 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Feb 25 at BYU W, 3-2 1 0 1 1 -1.000 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Feb 29 at Cal State Northridge L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 2 Long Beach State L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 7 UC Irvine L, 3-0 2 3 3 8 .000 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Mar 9 UC San Diego L, 3-1 2 6 3 15 .200 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Mar 14 Pepperdine L, 3-0 2 4 2 9 .222 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Mar 16 USC L, 3-0 1 2 3 6 -.167 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Mar 30 at UC Irvine L, 3-0 3 4 5 10 -.100 1 0 5 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 5.0
Mar 31 at UC San Diego L, 3-0 1 2 0 4 .500 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Apr 6 Hawaii W, 3-0 3 6 4 16 .125 0 1 1 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Apr 7 Hawaii W, 3-1 4 6 5 18 .056 1 1 2 2 6 2 6 0 8 0 12.0
Apr 13 at Stanford L, 3-0 3 4 1 15 .200 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Apr 14 at Pacific L, 3-2 5 13 6 34 .206 0 0 0 1 16 0 3 1 3 0 14.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2011-12 23 54 96 1.78 69 266 .102 10 0.19 9 0.17 54 1.00 2 22 25 0.46 118.0 2.2
Total 23 54 96 1.78 69 266 .102 10 0.19 9 0.17 54 1.00 2 22 25 0.46 118.0 2.2
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 23 54 96 1.78 69 266 .102 10 0.19 9 0.17 54 1.00 2 22 25 0.46 118.0 2.2
Conference 20 43 76 1.77 55 215 .098 7 0.16 6 0.14 43 1.00 2 17 20 0.47 92.5 2.2
Exhibition 1 5 11 2.20 7 32 .125 0 0.00 1 0.20 12 2.40 1 3 4 0.80 14.5 2.9

Home 12 30 54 1.80 42 148 .081 6 0.20 6 0.20 29 0.97 2 16 18 0.60 70.0 2.3
Away 11 24 42 1.75 27 118 .127 4 0.17 3 0.12 25 1.04 0 6 7 0.29 48.0 2.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 6 16 21 1.31 19 64 .031 4 0.25 5 0.31 20 1.25 2 11 13 0.81 33.5 2.1
Losses 17 38 75 1.97 50 202 .124 6 0.16 4 0.11 34 0.89 0 11 12 0.32 84.5 2.2

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