8 Brandon Hopper
8 Brandon Hopper
Height: 6-6
Year: RS Sophomore
Hometown: San Clemente, Calif.
High School: San Clemente HS
Position: Middle Blocker
Major: Environmental Studies
m 18
k/s 1.21
h % .329
a/s 0.09
b/s 0.79
sa/s 0.07
d/s 0.24

UC Santa Barbara

2017: As a redshirt freshman, entered seven matches and 14 sets ... Totaled 24 kills, two aces, five digs, and 16 blocks ... Made his NCAA debut against Mt. Olive in the 2017 UCSB Asics Invitational on Jan. 6, notching one kill on his only swing ... Saw his most extensive playing time in early March, grabbing eight kills on just 11 attempts against Lees-McRae on Mar. 4 before putting forth a standout performance against Harvard on Mar. 13 (set season highs with 11 kills and eight blocks) ... Appeared in five of the team's final nine matches.

2016: Redshirted. 

High School
Played two seasons at San Clemente High School under head coach Ken Goldstone ... Played middle blocker and outside hitter for the Tritons ... Helped his team to a combined 50-16 record in his two seasons there ...  Was an All-CIF Selection in 2015 ... Made the San Clemente High School Hall of Fame ... Included in the Volleyball Magazine's 2015 Fab 50 ... Won a Sea View League Championship in 2014 ... Reached the Quarterfinals of the CIF playoffs in both 2014 and 2015 ... With a 4.0 GPA, was a scholar-athlete in his senior year ... Made the Principal's Honor Roll each year from 2012-14.

Club
Played for the 949 and Balboa Bay volleyball clubs ... Spent five years with 949 and one with Balboa ... With 949, placed second in the 15's Boy's Classic ... With Balboa, got third place at the Junior Olympics (18's). 

Personal
Brandon Thomas Hopper was born on Jun. 13, 1997 to parents Robert and Lynn in Mission Viejo, Calif ... Goes by the nickname "Hoppo" ... Majoring in environmental science at UCSB with a possible aquatic biology minor ... Aspires to be an environmental conservationist ... Has one younger brother, Shane ... Calls signing day his most memorable athletic moment ... Lists Shawshank Redemption as his favorite movie ... Enjoys reading The Last of the Blue Water Hunters ... Calls George Lucas his favorite writer ... Favorite band is Squappy and the Hali Boys ... Plays guitar and surfs in his free time ... Calls Brett Favre his favorite athlete ... Watches Stranger Things... Participated in the USA Volleyball High Performance Camp in summer 2015 ... Was a member of the A1 USA Volleyball Team that finished in first place. 

Recent Games
Mar 31 Cal State Northridge W, 3-1
Apr 6 Hawai'i L, 3-0
Apr 7 Hawai'i L, 3-1
Apr 12 UC Irvine W, 3-2
Apr 14 at UC Irvine L, 3-0
Apr 19 vs. Cal State Northridge L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 18 7
Sets 58 24
Kills 70 29
Kills per set 1.21 1.21
Errors 15 7
Total Attacks 167 67
Hitting Percentage .329 .328
Assists 5 2
Assists per set 0.09 0.08
Service Aces 4 1
Service Errors 22 6
Service Aces per set 0.07 0.04
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 14 5
Digs per set 0.24 0.21
Block Solo 4 1
Block Assist 42 16
Block Total 46 17
Blocks per set 0.79 0.71
Block Errors 6 3
Ball Handling Errors 1 0
Points 99.0 39.0
Points per set 1.7 1.6
Matches started 15 6
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 4 NJIT W, 3-1 1 4 3 1 10 .200 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 5.5
Jan 5 Saint Francis (PA) L, 3-1 - 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan 6 Stanford W, 3-0 1 3 4 0 11 .364 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 6.5
Jan 20 at Pepperdine W, 3-1 - 2 2 1 5 .200 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0 5 0 4.5
Jan 25 at Loyola (Ill.) L, 3-1 1 4 9 1 20 .400 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 10.0
Jan 27 at Lewis L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 at BYU W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 8 .375 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 5.5
Feb 3 at BYU L, 3-0 1 3 3 2 7 .143 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 4.0
Feb 21 Pepperdine L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 UC San Diego W, 3-2 1 5 7 2 21 .238 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 5 0 10.0
Mar 1 at USC W, 3-1 1 4 3 1 11 .182 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 5.0
Mar 2 at UC San Diego W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 5 .600 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 7 0 6.5
Mar 9 Fort Wayne W, 3-0 1 3 7 0 10 .700 1 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 9.0
Mar 10 Ball St. W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 10 .300 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 4.5
Mar 15 at Long Beach State L, 3-0 1 2 2 1 6 .167 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Mar 16 Long Beach State L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at UCLA L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 at Cal State Northridge L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 31 Cal State Northridge W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 Hawai'i L, 3-0 - 2 0 1 3 -.333 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Apr 7 Hawai'i L, 3-1 1 4 1 2 10 -.100 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1.5
Apr 12 UC Irvine W, 3-2 1 5 9 1 13 .615 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Apr 14 at UC Irvine L, 3-0 1 3 7 0 9 .778 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 7.0
Apr 19 vs. Cal State Northridge L, 3-1 1 4 4 2 8 .250 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 5.5
Apr 28 at NCAA Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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
2016-17 7 14 24 1.71 3 37 .568 0 0.00 2 0.14 5 0.36 2 14 16 1.14 35.0 2.5
2017-18 18 58 70 1.21 15 167 .329 5 0.09 4 0.07 14 0.24 4 42 46 0.79 99.0 1.7
Total 25 72 94 1.31 18 204 .373 5 0.07 6 0.08 19 0.26 6 56 62 0.86 134.0 1.9
  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 18 58 70 1.21 15 167 .329 5 0.09 4 0.07 14 0.24 4 42 46 0.79 99.0 1.7
Conference 7 24 29 1.21 7 67 .328 2 0.08 1 0.04 5 0.21 1 16 17 0.71 39.0 1.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 30 34 1.13 7 88 .307 3 0.10 3 0.10 8 0.27 4 15 19 0.63 48.5 1.6
Away 8 24 32 1.33 6 71 .366 2 0.08 1 0.04 5 0.21 0 24 24 1.00 45.0 1.9
Neutral 1 4 4 1.00 2 8 .250 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.25 0 3 3 0.75 5.5 1.4
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Wins 10 35 44 1.26 6 104 .365 3 0.09 3 0.09 8 0.23 4 32 36 1.03 67.0 1.9
Losses 8 23 26 1.13 9 63 .270 2 0.09 1 0.04 6 0.26 0 10 10 0.43 32.0 1.4
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January 5 14 18 1.29 3 46 .326 1 0.07 2 0.14 6 0.43 2 9 11 0.79 26.5 1.9
February 3 11 13 1.18 4 36 .250 0 0.00 1 0.09 0 0.00 1 9 10 0.91 19.5 1.8
March 5 15 18 1.20 2 42 .381 2 0.13 0 0.00 3 0.20 1 17 18 1.20 27.5 1.8
April 5 18 21 1.17 6 43 .349 2 0.11 1 0.06 5 0.28 0 7 7 0.39 25.5 1.4