8 - Ben Koski
Ben Koski
Birth Date: 08/07/1979
Height: 6-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: Santa Barbara
Previous College: Santa Barbara City College
Position: Opposite
2001
Played in 78 games in 24 matches during the 2001 campaign...Recorded 211 kills in 453 attempts for a 2.71 kills per game average...Tallied 56 total blocks for a .72 blocks per game average...Posted a career-high 22 kills and nine digs at UCLA...Had 29 service aces for a .37 service ace percentage, second best on the team.

2000
Redshirt.

Junior College
Played under Melody Parker at Santa Barbara City College...Was named Santa Barbara City College athlete of the year.

High School
Played under Bob Moore at Santa Barbara HS...Set school records for most passes in a three, four, and five game match and for most kills in a four game match...Was named first team channel league and first team all CIF in 1997...Helped team to Channel League championship in 1997.

Personal
Born September 7, 1979 in Santa Barbara...History major at UCSB...Roots for the Detroit Red Wings...Favorite movie is Goonies...Enjoys reading Zorba the Greek...Lists Matt Stevens and Brett Williams as favorite athletesAlso recruited by UC Irvine and Long Beach State... Son of Dennis and Steve.