1 - Jeff Menzel
Jeff Menzel
Birth Date: 10/31/1988
Height: 6-6
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: San Marcos
Position: Outside Hitter

UC SANTA BARBARA
2009: An Honorable Mention All-MPSF selection for the second straight season ... Led the team in kills (530), kills per set (5.25), total attacks (1,185), service aces (36), receptions (677), and points (601.0) ... His 5.25 kills per set average ranked sixth in the country ... Started all 26 of the matches he suited up for at outside hitter ... His 530 kills rank eighth in UCSB single season history ... His 36 aces rank fifth on UCSB's single season list.

2008: Picked up All-MPSF Honorable Mention accolades ... As a true freshman, started all 27 matches and played in 95 of a possible 98 sets ... Started his first five matches at outside hitter before being moved to opposite for the rest of the season ... Ranked fourth in kills per set and points per set among all MPSF players ... Also ranked in the top-10 nationally in those two categories ... Led the Gauchos in kills (450), kills per set (4.74), attack attempts (992), and aces (25) ... Second in blocks (68) and fourth in digs (112) ... Led UCSB in kills 20 times, attack attempts 21 times, and point production 18 times ... Began his career with 11 or more kills in 12 straight matches ... Posted double-digit kill totals in all but two matches ... Had 20 or more kills 10 times ... Recorded multiple aces eight times.

CLUB
Played outside and opposite for Santa Barbara Volleyball Club for 11 years ... Coached by Donnal McGraw.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2007 graduate of San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Played four years at outside and opposite under head coach Jon Lee ... An AVCA High School All-American as a senior ... A three-time All-CIF performer ... Named First Team All-CIF as a sophomore ... A m ember of the 2007 U.S. Junior National Team ... Also played basketball and football and was a member of the Royals' track and field team.

PERSONAL
Born Oct. 31, 1988 in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Parents are Paul and Karen ... Has a pair of older sisters, Erica and Marisa ... Erica played for the UCSB women's volleyball team from 2000-03 ... Majoring in sociology ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers ... Enjoys the show Californication on Showtime ... Iron Man is his favorite flick ... Can be found thumbing through GQ, Maxim and ESPN magazines ... Lil' Wayne is his favorite musician ... Santa Barbara's East Beach is his choice for best place to play volleyball ... Lists winning Ken Preston's (former UCSB coach) final career match in 2008 as one of his top sporting moments.

 

Career-Highs
Kills 34 at Long Beach State 2/12/10
Attack % .529 vs. USC 3/12/08
Assists 4 at Pacific 3/27/09
Aces 5 at Stanford 1/28/10
Digs 12 multiple times -
Blocks 9 at UC San Diego 4/11/09
Points 37.0 multiple times -
Career Statistics
Season SP MP MS K E TA Pct. Ast. SA Digs BS BA TB Points
2008 95 27 27 450 232 992 .220 10 25 112 7 61 68 512.5
2009 101 26 26 530 278 1185 .213 14 36 136 7 56 63 601.0
2010 114 29 29 588 297 1353 .215 18 41 201 11 65 76 672.5
Totals 310 82 82 1568 807 3530 .216 42 102 449 25 182 207 1786.0