11 Max Klineman
11 Max Klineman
Birth Date: 08/31/1987
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
High School: Mira Costa
Position: S
Career Highs
Kills: 3, multiple times
Assists: 69 vs. USC, 4/5/06
Service Aces: 1, multiple times
Digs: 8 vs. UC Irvine, 2/11/06
Blocks: 6 at Cal State Northridge, 3/31/06
Points: 6.0, multiple times

An MPSF Academic All-Conference selection...Played in 27 matches (71 games) with eight starts as a sophomore...Second on the team with 554 assists...With 1,833 career assists, needs just 167 more for 2,000...Recorded a season high 64 helpers at Pepperdine (4/14)...Totaled 58 assists vs. Pacific (3/30) and 52 against Cal State Northridge (1/6) and Stanford (3/31)...Averaged 7.80 assists per game...Equaled his career high with three kills vs. Pacific (3/30) and again vs. UCLA (4/21) in an MPSF Tournament quarterfinal match...Posted a season best six digs vs. Pacific (3/30)...Had a season high four blocks three times...Tied a career high with 6.0 points vs. Pacific (3/30).

Took over the starting setter position as a true freshman when Bart Kowalski decided to redshirt...Played in all 29 matches and started 27...Amassed 1,279 assists in 95 games, putting him fourth in the country with a 13.46 assists per game average...Was second behind UC Irvine all-American Brian Thornton in assists per game in MPSF matches at 13.78...As a team, UCSB led the MPSF in league matches with 15.49 assists per game...Klineman's 1,279 helpers is ninth on UCSB's single season list...Had 40 or more assists in 17 matches...Tallied 50 or more helpers in 10 matches and 60 or more seven times...Posted a career high 69 assists while adding five blocks against USC (4/5)...Had three kills three times...Totaled three kills with no errors in four swings (.750), had 58 assists, three digs, and four blocks vs. Cal State Northridge (3/15)...Had multiple blocks in 13 matches...Recorded back-to-back 67-assist performances against UC Irvine (2/11) and Pepperdine (2/15)...Also added a career high eight digs in the match against the Anteaters.

Played on the United States Youth National Team in 2004 and 2005.

High School
A 2005 graduate of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif....Played four years at setter under coach Mike Cook...An All-Bay League selection in 2004 and 2005...Named to Volleyball Magazine's High School All-American First Team in 2005...Mustangs were CIF finalists in 2005...Mira Costa won Bay League titles in 2004 and 2005...Played water polo for Mira Costa in 2001.

Played four years for Southern California Volleyball Club.

Maxwell Edward Klineman was born Aug. 31, 1987 in Redondo Beach, Calif....Parents are Mike and Kathie Klineman...Has two younger sisters, Alix and Maddy...Alix is a freshman outside hitter on the Stanford women's volleyball team...Majoring in history with a minor in education...Aspires to become a high school history teacher...A fan of the LA Clippers...Lists pro surfer Bobby Martinez as his favorite athlete...Watches "Top Chef" on television..."The Godfather" is his favorite movie...Listens to the roots reggae sounds of Groundation...Manhattan Beach is his top place to play volleyball.