33 - Aaron Richman
Aaron Richman
Born: 07/23/1985
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Solvang, Calif.
High School: Santa Ynez Valley HS
Position: Outside Hitter
2006
Played in 26 matches and started 21 (82 games)...Was third on the team with 234 kills...Second in kills per game with a 2.85 average...His 17 service aces were third on the Gaucho roster...Also third on the squad with 107 digs...One of four Gauchos that totaled over 100 digs for the season...Had a total of 44 blocks and was third on the team with nine solos...Finished the season with 277.5 points...Entering last season, had played in a total of 20 games over his freshman and sophomore years...Smashed his previous career-high of eight kills when he put away 21 balls against USC (4/5)...Dug a career-best 12 balls at UCLA in the MPSF Play-In match (4/19)...Posted his first career double-double in that contest by adding 17 kills...Set a new career-high with three service aces vs. UC Santa Cruz (2/4)...His six total blocks at Cal State Northridge (3/31) was also a new career-high...Broke his prior career-high points total of 10 on 12 occasions with his best effort a 24-point performance vs. USC (4/5)...Recorded 10 or more kills in 11 matches, including five of the final six contests he played in...Dropped in multiple service aces in five matches...Had five or more digs in 11 matches.

2005
Played in 15 games for the Gauchos as a sophomore...Recorded career-highs with eight kills, nine digs, and ten points against UC San Diego...Finished the season with 59 total attacks...Ended the year with a 1.60 kills per game average, seventh on the squad, and the highest of any non-starter...Third on the team with a 1.27 digs per game average.

2004
Played in nine games for the Gauchos as a freshman...Totaled seven digs and three kills on the season.

High School
A 2003 graduate of Santa Ynez Valley High School...Played outside hitter and was coached by Chip Fenenga...Set a personal record with 38 kills in a match...Led the Pirates to the 2003 Los Padres League Championship, earning league MVP accolades...Was a two-time All-CIF selection for the Pirates...Also played basketball, garnering team MVP and first team all-league honors in 2002...Graduated with honors.

Personal
Aaron Leonard Richman was born on July 23, 1985 in Santa Monica, California...A global and international studies major...Aspires to work in the finance and banking industry upon graduation...A member of the Business Economics Association and the Student-Athlete Advisory Board at UCSB...Hobbies include basketball, beach volleyball, and surfing...Favorite TV show is "Seinfeld"...Top movie is "The Big Lebowski"...A fan of the LA Lakers and beach volleyball player Todd Rogers...Listens to the band Thrice...Has one older brother (Josh), one twin brother (Joey), and two sisters (Molly and Rachel), both older...Son of Martha Richman.