|Hometown:||Newport Beach, Calif.|
|High School:||Corona del Mar|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2009: Earned All-MPSF Honorable Mention accolades ... Started 24 of the 25 matches in which he appeared ... In 97 sets, totaled 246 kills in 428 attempts with 59 errors for a .437 hitting percentage- 9th best in the nation ... .437 hitting percentage ranks 5th in UCSB's record book ... Led the team with 107 blocks ... Had 10 blocks versus UCSD (2/6) and UCI (2/11).
2008: Played in 18 matches with 13 starts ... In 53 sets, totaled 93 kills, the fifth-most on the team ... Third on the roster with 53 total blocks ... Missed over a month (seven matches) with an elbow injury ... Had one of his best career matches upon his return, posting career-highs with nine kills and 14.5 points against Cal Baptist (3/25) ... Had multiple blocks in 12 matches.
Played for Surf City and Balboa Bay clubs ... Won Junior Olympic bronze medals in 2004 and 2006 ... Named to the all-tourney team at the 2006 Junior Olympics ... Team won a gold medal at the 2005 Global Challenge.
A 2006 graduate of Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Played middle blocker for four years under head coach Steve Conti ... Captained the Sea Kings as a senior ... Named the Pacific Coast League and Orange County All-Star Game MVP in 2006 ... Selected First Team All-CIF and first team all-county in 2006 ... Also named the Newport Mesa School District Player of the Year as a senior ... CDM won a CIF title in 2005 ... A 2005 All-Pacific Coast League honoree ... Also played four years of basketball for CDM ... Selected as a 2006 Newport Mesa Scholar-Athlete.
Born Feb. 4, 1988 in Long Beach, Calif. ... Parents are Don and Gail ... Has an older brother, Ted, and a younger sister, Kate ... Majoring in sociology ... Most admired athlete is Tracy McGrady of the Houston Rockets ... Watches Prison Break on the small screen ... Favorite movie is The Matrix ... Steak and potatoes is his top meal ... Likes to snowboard ... His dog, Pepper, is his most prized possession.