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2014 UCLA Men’s Volleyball Team


TABLE OF CONTENTS/QUICK FACTS UCLA QUICK FACTS Address......................................... J.D. Morgan Center, PO Box 24044 Los Angeles, CA 90024-0044 Athletic Dept. Phone............................(310) 825-8699 Ticket Office ................................... (310) UCLA-WIN Chancellor............................................ Dr. Gene Block Director of Athletics ....................... Daniel G. Guerrero Faculty Athletic Rep. ......................... Donald Morrison Sr. Associate Director/M. Volleyball ............Glenn Toth Enrollment .........................................................38,476 Founded ................................................................1919 Colors .................................................... Blue and Gold Nickname........................................................... Bruins Conference ......................................... Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Conference Phone ................................(530) 669-7600 Conference Fax.....................................(530) 669-7627 Conference Website..........................www.mpsports.org National Affiliation ........................... NCAA Division I Home Courts (Capacities) .......Pauley Pavilion (13,800) John Wooden Center (2,000) Home Records ........................ at Pauley (413-84, .830) .................................................... at JWC (71-12, .855) Press Row Phone ................................. (310) 825-1899 Head Coach (Alma Mater) ... John Speraw (UCLA ’95) Speraw’s Office Phone ..........................(310) 794-6141 Speraw’s Record at UCLA .........................21-11 (.656) Speraw’s Career Record........220-117 (.652), 11 seasons Assistant Coaches ......................Brad Keller (LMU ’02) Keller’s Office Phone ............................(310) 794-7298 .......................... Andrea Becker (Sacramento State, ’01) Becker’s Office Phone ...........................(310) 206-6398 Volunteer Asst. Coach Nils Nielsen (CS Northridge ’05) Statistician ......................................................Rob Chai Staff Athletic Trainer...............................Mark Pocinich Student Trainers ...............Kathleen Walsh, Isabelle Sico Staff Equipment Manager..........................Sean Markus Athletic Performance Coach ......................... Mike Linn Managers....................Jackson Belcher, Tyler Van Matre Video ..................................................... Virginia Pham Marketing Coordinator ............................. Nancy Ishiki Academic Counselor ............................... Linda Lassiter 2013 Overall Record ........................................... 21-11 2013 MPSF Record/Finish ............................. 16-8, 4th 2013 MPSF Tournament Finish ...........................T-3rd 2013 NCAA Finish ............................................. DNQ Lettermen/Starters Returning .................................. 9/4 Lettermen/Starters Lost ........................................... 4/2 NCAA Post-Season Record..........................52-7 (.881) NCAA Titles .............................................................19 National Championships...........................................24 MVB Contacts: .............. Steve Rourke, Rich Bertolucci SID Emails ...........................srourke@athletics.ucla.edu .................................................rbert@athletics.ucla.edu Rourke’s Office Phone ..........................(310) 206-7873 Bertolucci’s Office Phone......................(310) 206-8141 SID Fax ................................................(310) 825-8664 Website ........................................ www.uclabruins.com

2014 UCLA SCHEDULE Jan. 3-4 Jan. 9-11 Jan. 9 Jan. 10 Jan. 11 Jan. 17 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 27 Jan. 30 Feb. 1 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 12 Feb. 14 Feb. 23 Feb. 24 Feb. 28 Mar. 1 Mar. 5 Mar. 9 Mar. 11 Mar. 15 Mar. 27 Mar. 29 Apr. 3 Apr. 5 Apr. 10 Apr. 12 Apr. 19 Apr. 24 Apr. 26 May 1-3

@ Asics/UCSB Invitational All Day @ Outrigger Tournament vs. Penn State 6 p.m. vs. Ohio State 6 p.m. @ Hawaii 9 p.m. Stanford* 3 p.m./P12N Pacific* 7 p.m./P12N UC Santa Barbara* 7 p.m./P12N UC Irvine* 7 p.m./P12N @UC San Diego* 7 p.m. @ UC Irvine* 7 p.m. @ Pepperdine* 7 p.m. @ USC* 6 p.m./P12N Long Beach State* 7 p.m./P12N Cal State Northridge* 7 p.m. @ Pacific* 3 p.m. @ Stanford* 5 p.m./P12N @ Hawai’i* 7 p.m. @ Hawai’i* 7 p.m. @ UC Santa Barbara* 7 p.m. UC San Diego* 7 p.m./P12N Pepperdine* 7 p.m./P12N USC* 8 p.m./P12N @ Cal Baptist* 7 p.m. @ BYU* 6 p.m. @ Cal State Northridge* 7 p.m. @ Long Beach State* 7 p.m. Cal Baptist* 7 p.m./P12N BYU* 7 p.m. @ MPSF Quarterfinals TBD @ MPSF Semifinals TBD @ MPSF Championship TBD @ NCAA Championship TBD

All times Pacific *MPSF Matches All matches played at Pauley Pavilion, unless otherwise indicated. P12N—Pac-12 Networks broadcast P12R—Pac-12 Networks Regional broadcast

2014 UCLA BRUINS 2014 Roster..................................................... 2014 TV/Radio Roster ....................................

THE COACHING STAFF Head Coach John Speraw .................................... Assistant Coach Brad Keller ................................ Assistant Coach Andrea Becker ........................... Volunteer Asst. Coach Nils Neilson ...................... Where Are They Now ..........................................

PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES The Players ........................................................

THE 2013 SEASON 2013 Results........................................................ Record vs. Opponents ......................................... 2013 Individual Statistics .................................... 2013 MPSF Final Standings and Statistics...........

UCLA RECORDS All-Time UCLA Volleyball Records ..................... Career and Season Charts .................................... Rally-Scoring Career and Season Charts ..............

UCLA HISTORY UCLA Volleyball Lettermen ................................ UCLA’s 19 NCAA Championships ..................... UCLA’s NCAA Championship Results ............... NCAA Volleyball Championship Summary ........ UCLA’s Championship Starters ...........................

BRUIN ALL-STARS USVBA All-Americans .................................. NCAA All-Americans .................................... NCAA All-Tournament Team Selections ......... All-Conference Selections .............................. Players of the Year .......................................... U.S. National Team Members........................ UCLA Professional Players ............................ Academic All-Stars ......................................... Magazine Covers ........................................... All-Time Pro Beach Victories ........................ Career Earnings List ...................................... Career Beach Team Victories ......................... Saluting UCLA’s Hall of Famers .......................... Saluting UCLA’s Olympians ................................ Olympic Team Members ...............................

GENERAL INFORMATION Key Administrators and Support Staff .............. Pauley Pavilion .................................................. 2014 Opponents ................................................

CREDITS The 2014 UCLA Men’s Volleyball media guide was written and edited by Rich Bertolucci, Associate Sports Information Director and Steve Rourke, Interim Sport Information Director. Special assistance and thanks to Nancy Ishiki. Photography by ASUCLA Campus Studio (Don Liebig). Special thanks to Getty Images, USA Volleyball and the FIVB for their photos. The men’s volleyball media guide is only available online.

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2014 TEAM PICTURE/ROSTER/PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

The 2014 UCLA Men’s Volleyball Team

2014 UCLA Men’s Volleyball Roster No. Name Pos Ht. 1 Jackson Bantle OH 6-1 2 Steve O’Dell* S 6-5 3 Michael Fisher OH 6-5 4 Oliver Martin OH 6-10 6 Clayton Paullin* MB 6-8 7 Mitch Stahl MB 6-8 8 Jonathan Bridgeman*** Op 6-7 10 Jake Reeves S 6-4 12 Ian Sequeira* L 5-8 14 Trent Kersten* MB 6-9 15 Robart Page** OH 7-0 16 Grant Chalmers L 6-5 17 Spencer Rowe** MB 6-6 18 Kyle Palmer MB 6-8 19 Eric Sprague MB 6-9 20 Kendall Partie MB 6-4 22 Hagen Smith S/L 6-0 23 Gonzalo Quiroga*** OH 6-4 32 Michael Beals* S 6-6 34 John Zappia* MB 6-5 *Varsity letters earned. †Has utilized redshirt year.

Wt. 175 190 180 180 210 190 230 185 145 225 230 165 225 210 190 205 175 190 205 185

Yr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr.† Fr. Sr.† Fr. Jr. So† Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr.† Fr. Sr. Jr.† Fr.†

Head Coach: John Speraw (UCLA ’95), 2nd year at UCLA, 12th overall Assistants: Brad Keller (Loyola Marymount ’02), 2nd year at UCLA, eighth overall; Andrea Becker (Sacramento State ’01), 2nd year at UCLA, third overall. Volunteer Assistant Coach: Nils Nielsen, 1st year (CS Northridge ’05) Statistician: Rob Chai (Long Beach State ’96) Staff Athletic Trainer: Mark Pocinich (San Diego State ’96) Student Atheltic Trainers: Isabelle Sico, Kathleen Walsh Managers: Jackson Belcher, Virginia Pham (video), Tyler Van Matre Athletic Performance Coach: Mike Linn (UCLA ’93) Marketing Coordinator: Nancy Ishiki (UCLA ’92) Academic Counselor: Linda Lassiter (UCLA ’98)

Hometown (High School) Pacific Palisades, CA (Loyola) Rochester, NY (McQuaid Jesuit) Kailua, HI (Hawaii Baptist Academy) Calabasas, CA (Calabasas) Palos Verdes, CA (Palos Verdes) Chambersburg, PA (Chambersburg) Solvang, CA (Santa Ynez Valley Union) San Diego, CA (Torrey Pines) Newport Beach, CA (Newport Harbor) Fountain Valley, CA (Fountain Valley) Rochester, NY (Victor) Manhattan Beach, CA (Mira Costa) Trabuco Canyon, CA (Mission Viejo) Yorba Linda, CA (Servite) Kensington, CA (Bentley) Carlsbad, CA (La Costa Canyon) Pacific Palisades, CA (Loyola) San Juan, Argentina (Medalla Milagrosa) Manhattan Beach, CA (Mira Costa) Huntington Beach, CA (Mater Dei)

ALPHABETICAL PRONUNCIATION ROSTER No. 15 6 23 17 12 19 20 34

Name Robart Page Clayton Paullin Gonzalo Quiroga Spencer Rowe Ian Sequeira Eric Sprague Kendall Partie John Zappia

Pronunciation Robert PAW-lin Key-ROW-ga standard EE-an Sah-KWAIR-a SPRAYG par-TEE ZAP-ee-a

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2014 TV/RADIO ROSTER

#1 JACKSON BANTLE

#32 MICHAEL BEALS

#8 JONATHAN BRIDGEMAN

#16 GRANT CHALMERS

#3 MICHAEL FISHER

#14 TRENT KERSTEN

OH :: 6-1 :: 175 :: Fr. Pacific Palisades, Ca Loyola HS

S :: 6-6 :: 205 :: RS-Jr. Manhattan Beach, CA Mira Costa HS

Op :: 6-7 :: 230 :: RS-Sr. Solvang, CA Santa Ynez Valley Union HS

L :: 6-5 :: 165 :: Fr. Manhattan Beach, CA Mira Costa HS

OH :: 6-5 :: 180 :: Fr. Kailua, HI Hawaii Baptist Academy

MB :: 6-9 :: 225 :: RS-So. Fountain Valley, CA Fountain Valley HS

#4 OLIVER MARTIN

#2 STEVE O’DELL

#15 ROBART PAGE

#18 KYLE PALMER

#20 KENDALL PARTIE

#6 CLAYTON PAULLIN

OH :: 6-10 :: 180 :: Fr. Calabasas, CA Calabasas HS

S :: 6-5 :: 190 :: So. Rochester, NY McQuaid Jesuit

OH :: 7-0 :: 230 :: Sr. Rochester, NY Victor HS

MB :: 6-8 :: 210 :: So. Yorba Linda, CA Servite HS

MB :: 6-4 :: 205 :: RS-Jr. Carlsbad, CA La Costa Canyon HS

MB :: 6-8 :: 210 :: RS-Jr. Palos Verdes, CA Palos Verdes HS

#23 GONZALO QUIROGA

#10 JAKE REEVES

#17 SPENCER ROWE

#12 IAN SEQUEIRA

#19 ERIC SPRAGUE

OH :: 6-4 :: 190 :: Sr. San Juan, Argentina Medalla Milagrosa

S :: 6-4 :: 185 :: Fr. San Diego, CA Torrey Pines HS

MB :: 6-6 :: 225 :: Sr. Trabuco Canyon, CA Mission Viejo HS

L :: 5-8 :: 145 :: Jr. Newport Beach, CA Newport Harbor HS

#22 HAGEN SMITH

#7 MITCH STAHL

#34 JOHN ZAPPIA

NILS NIELSEN

MB :: 6-8 :: 190 :: Fr. Chambersburg, PA Chambersburg HS

MB :: 6-5 :: 185 :: RS-Fr. Huntington Beach, CA Mater Dei HS

Volunteer Assistant Coach 1st Year

S/L :: 6-0 :: 175 :: Fr. Pacific Palisades, CA Loyola HS

MB :: 6-9 :: 190 :: Fr. Kensington, CA Bentley HS

ANDREA BECKER

BRAD KELLER

Assistant Coach 2nd Year (third overall)

Assistant Coach 2nd Year (eighth overall)

JOHN SPERAW Head Coach 2nd Year (12th overall)

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John Speraw (UCLA ’95) • Head Coach • 2nd Season (12th overall) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS • Named Head Coach of the USA Men’s National Team in March of 2013. • Led UC Irvine to three NCAA championships. • Led UCI to two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season (2006, 09) titles and two MPSF Tournament crowns (2007, 12). • Led UCI to a record of 199-106 (.652) in 10 seasons. • First individual to win NCAA championships as a player, assistant coach and head coach. • 2006 AVCA Coach of the Year • AVCA COY finalist three times • Coached the AVCA National Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year in 2006. • Has coached 23 All-Americans, including 10 firstteam selections. • Assistant Coach for 2008 USA Men’s National Team, the Olympic gold medalists • Assistant Coach for the 2012 USA Men’s National Team

JOHN SPERAW’S CAREER RECORD Conference Final Record Record/Finish Ranking 20-11 12-10, T-5th 5th 14-18 14-18, 7th 8th 9-20 7-15, 9th 12th 27-5 20-2, 1st 2nd 29-5 17-5, 3rd 1st 16-15 11-11, 7th 8th 27-5 19-3, 1st 1st 15-15 10-12, 8th 8th 19-12 14-8, 4th 4th 26-5 17-5, T-2nd 1st 21-11 16-8, 4th 4th 220-117 157-97 3 NCAA (.652) 2 titles titles *at UC Irvine Note: Three victories are not included, while at UCI, due to USA National Team commitments. Year 2003* 2004* 2005* 2006* 2007* 2008* 2009* 2010* 2011* 2012* 2013 Totals

ohn Speraw, who guided UC Irvine to the 2012 NCAA men’s volleyball championship in a three-set victory over USC, enters his second season as head coach at his alma mater. Speraw was named UCLA’s third head coach on June 5, 2012. “We are excited to welcome John Speraw back to Westwood to take the reins of the men’s volleyball program,” Athletic Director Dan Guerrero said at the time of his appointment. “After winning three national titles as a head coach at UC Irvine and two as a player at UCLA, he certainly knows what it takes to win at the highest level. In addition, as a former Bruin assistant coach and student-athlete, he knows first-hand the values and ideals we hold paramount as an athletic department and as an institution.” Speraw assumed the duties of his collegiate mentor, Al Scates, who retired after 50 years as the Bruins’ head coach on June 30, 2012 “I’m confident that John Speraw is the right man to lead UCLA men’s volleyball into the next era,” said Scates. “He has proven himself to be an outstanding coach both collegiately and internationally. UCLA is privileged to have him.” Speraw, 42, also serves as the head coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team, a position for which he was named on Mar. 25, 2013. “John Speraw is the right person for the job for this quad at this time,” said Doug Beal, USA Volleyball Chief Executive Officer. “He’s a terrifically talented coach who has enjoyed a remarkable level of success at the college level.” Last season Speraw won his 200th career collegiate match, defeating UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 4, 2013 in his first regular season match as coach at UCLA. Speraw guided the Bruins to a 21-11 overall record and a fourth place finish in the rugged MPSF, where UCLA compiled a 16-8 conference record. Team accomplishments included a tournament championship at the Outrigger Hotels Invitational, league sweeps over rivals USC and Pepperdine and a first-round MPSF playoff victory — the Bruins’ first since 2006. Individually, UCLA produced a pair of AVCA All-Americans in first-team selection Gonzalo Quiroga and second-team choices Spencer Rowe and Evan Mottram. All three players also earned All-MPSF honors. Academically, Rowe became the first UCLA men’s volleyball player in 13 years to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. He also joined Mottram on the All-MPSF Academic Team. In his first summer as head coach of the U.S. National Team, Speraw guided the USA to the second round of the World League competition. In November, Speraw coached Team USA to a fifth place finish at the FIVB Grand

Champions Cup in Japan. Prior to his appointment as the USA’s head coach, Speraw was successful on the international level, serving as an assistant coach with the U. S. Men’s National Team that won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. In 2011, he was given the U.S. Olympic Achievement Award, an honor that recognizes the colleges and universities whose coaches and student-athletes have won Olympic medals in the past two Olympiads. Speraw also served as assistant coach to Alan Knipe for the 2012 U.S. Men’s Olympic Team, which finished fifth after winning its pool. Earlier that year, he returned as the assistant coach for the FIVB World League and filled in as head coach for the 2012 World League team for four oversees pool play matches. The U.S. men won the silver medal in the FIVB World League Final Round. Speraw joined the U.S. men’s staff in 2007, serving under Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon. After winning the gold medal, Speraw worked with the U.S. Men as needed, including a stint as the head coach of a young team that finished fifth at the 2011 Pan American Games. In 2005, Speraw served as head coach of the U.S. Men’s Junior National Volleyball Team that won the silver medal at the NORCECA Men’s Junior (U-21) Continental Volleyball Championship. He also served as an assistant for the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team (1998 and 2001), the World University Games Team (1997 and 1999) and the Pan American Games Team (1999 and 2007). Speraw served 10 seasons as UC Irvine’s coach and transformed the program into a national power. Under his direction, the Anteaters won three NCAA titles in his final six years and advanced to the NCAA Championship a total of four times, won two MPSF regular season titles and a pair of MPSF Tournament championships. In 2009, Speraw guided the UCI team to a 27-5 overall record and ended the year ranked No. 1 in the country. The Anteaters were ranked No. 1 for eight weeks, the most of any team in the nation. UCI also captured the MPSF regular season title. With UCI’s first national championship in 2007, Speraw became the only individual to win a title as a head coach, assistant coach and player in collegiate men’s volleyball history. Along with the national championship in 2007, Speraw’s team also won its first MPSF tournament championship, ended the year with the No. 1 ranking and recorded a school record 29 victories, a win total that was the best among all NCAA Division I-II schools that season, Speraw was named 2006 AVCA National Coach of the Year as well as MPSF and Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year. He has been a finalist for National Coach of the Year three times.

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In 2006, The Anteaters claimed their first-ever regular season MPSF title, finishing with a 20-2 league record. The team won a school-record 21 consecutive matches to end the regular season and held the top ranking for eight consecutive weeks. Speraw, who compiled a 199-106 (.652) overall record as head coach of the Anteaters, mentored both the AVCA Division I-II Men’s National Player of the Year and the AVCA Division I-II Men’s Newcomer of the Year in 2006. UC Irvine players earned AllAmerica distinction 21 times during Speraw’s tenure at UCI, including nine first-teamers. While at Irvine, Speraw’s players also captured MPSF Player of the Year, MPSF Freshman of the Year, NCAA Championship MVP, NCAA All-Tournament Team, numerous national and conference Player of the Week honors as well as academic distinctions such as Academic All-American, MPSF & UCI ScholarAthletes and Lauds & Laurels Athlete of the Year. Under Speraw’s leadership, the UCI men’s volleyball team produced no fewer than five scholarathletes each year. Speraw, who had a team ranked No. 1 in five different seasons at UCI, placed the Anteaters in the Top 10 of the final rankings all but one year while at the helm at Irvine. In 2008, he received a Pillar Award, which showcases outstanding achievement in ethical leadership at the 12th Annual Ethics in America Awards. Speraw was also named to OC METRO Business Magazine’s 18th annual list of the Hottest 25 Business People of Orange County and was tabbed No. 16 in the Daily Pilot’s 2007 Top 103 Most Influential People in the Newport/Costa Mesa Area. Speraw was on the Most Influential list his last four years at UCI, including the Sports Newsmaker of the Year in 2006. Prior to his appointment at UC Irvine, Speraw was involved with UCLA’s program for 12 years as a player and assistant coach. He lettered four seasons as a middle blocker, was a member of two NCAA championship teams, and earned NCAA All-Tournament honors for the Bruins in 1995. As a senior in 1995, he started 29 matches as the Bruins rolled to a 31-1 record and swept Penn State for their 15th NCAA title. In the final against the Nittany Lions, Speraw hit .625 (11-116) with eight blocks. For the tournament, he hit .586 (18-1-29). In his four-year career, Speraw hit .421 with 394 kills. He boasted a career blocking average of 1.3 bpg. After earning his undergraduate degree in microbiology and molecular genetics from UCLA in 1995, Speraw served three seasons (1996-98) as a volunteer assistant coach — while also working at the UCLA Hospital — before being elevated to a full-time position in the summer of 1998. He remained in that post until taking the UC Irvine job in 2002. Overall, he was involved with five NCAA title teams (1993, 95, 96, 98 and 2000) during his playing and coaching tenure at UCLA.

Cayley Thurlby Director of Operations • 2nd Year Hawai’i ‘07 Cayley Thurlby begins her second season in 2014 as the Director of Volleyball Operations for the UCLA men’s volleyball program. Thurlby played collegiately at the University of Hawai’i from 2002-06, as the Rainbow Wahine advanced to a pair of Final Fours in ’02 and ’03. After redshirting in 2002, Thurlby played in 118 matches in her four years, totaling 421 assists (1.89 per set), 16 aces and 207 digs (0.93 per set). She averaged over a dig a set in each of her last two seasons when she was named a team co-captain, seeing action at setter, right-side hitter and defensive specialist during her four years. Thurlby graduated from Hawai’i in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and business marketing and was a three-time All-WAC Academic selection. After her days at Hawai’i, Thurlby played professionally in Cordoba, Spain with Cajasur in 2007, also playing in Argentina that year. In 2008, she played in six events on the AVP Tour with partner Renee Bizzieri, advancing from the qualifier at the Manhattan Beach Open. In 2009, she played with three different partners over seven events, making the main draw again in Manhattan Beach. She also made her international debut as a member of the USA U-26 Beach National Team and competed on the FIVB World Tour in Aland, Finland. In 2010, she finished fourth at the NORCECA tour events in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. On the AVP Tour that season, she competed on the Young Guns Tour, finishing first in Milwaukee and second in Long Beach, N.Y. and Hermosa Beach. Thurlby also finished fifth in the Monte Carlo Invitational in Monaco and ninth in the Manhattan Beach Open. She ended the 2010 season as the 64th-ranked player on the AVP Tour. In 2011, she finished 13th at both the Manhattan and Hermosa Jose Cuervo tour stops with partner Morgan Beck. The Naperville, Ill. native began coaching club in 2007 with Sports Performance Volleyball in Aurora, Ill, coaching a 16’s team and the Sports Performance Setting Academy along with other Summer camps. She was also the assistant varsity volleyball coach at Naperville Central High School that year, helping them to an ILHSA 4A State Championship. Thurlby has coached club with two teams in Los Angeles; Sunshine Volleyball Club in 2011 and Long Beach Mizuno Volleyball Club in 2012.

ROB CHAI Statistician • 2nd Year Long Beach State ‘96 Rob Chai begins his second year as UCLA’s chief statistician after serving 10 seasons under John Speraw at UC Irvine. Chai, who was a part of three NCAA championship staffs at UCI, will provide bench stats as well as season and cumulative statistics to the coaching staff. He will also be responsible for all digital video editing.

Nils Nielsen Volunteer Assistant • 1st Year CS Northridge ‘05 Former Cal State Northrdige All-American Nils Nielsen begins his first season as the Bruins’ Volunteer Assistant Coach. Nielsen, who played professionally in Puerto Rico, Greece and Qatar, currently serves as the head coach of the Manhaatan Beach Surf club team. The former All-MPSF player also played for the U.S. National Team from 2005-09, competing in the Pan American Games in 2007 and ‘09 as well as the 2007 World League.

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ASSISTANT COACHES/STAFF BRAD KELLER

ANDREA BECKER

Assistant Coach • 2nd Year Loyola Marymount ‘02

Assistant Coach • 2nd Year Sacramento State ‘01

Brad Keller, a former outside hitter at Loyola Marymount, begins his second season at UCLA. With a reputation for building championshipcaliber teams, Keller has spent the last eight seasons on the collegiate level, including helping to lead USC to the 2009 NCAA men’s volleyball title match. In his first season at UCLA, Keller was credited with signing the nation’s top recruiting class — a group of eight student-athletes, all of whom earned Volleyball Magazine Feb 50 honors. Prior to his appointment at UCLA, Keller served at UConn for the 2011 season working with the Huskies’ women’s volleyball team. Before moving to Storrs, CT, Keller helped guide the UC Irvine men’s team to an 18-11 regular season record, and a No. 3 national ranking. The Anteaters finished sixth nationally in 2011. In 2010, his first season at UCI, the Anteaters finished eighth nationally. Before his stint at UC Irvine, Keller served as an assistant at USC from 2007-10 with the men’s volleyball team. As the offensive coordinator during the 2009 season, Keller helped guide the Trojans to the NCAA Final, as USC ended the year ranked second nationally in kills and assists as well as fifth in hitting percentage. USC lost 15-12 in the fifth set to UC Irvine. In four seasons with the Trojans, he coached two All-Americans as well as six All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honorees. Keller also helped USC sign some of the best recruiting classes in the nation during his tenure there. In addition, Keller has worked in several capacities for USA Volleyball. In 2010 he was an assistant coach with the USA Volleyball Men’s Junior National Team, guiding it to its first gold medal in USA Volleyball history. That fall, Keller helped prepare the U.S. Men’s National Team for the 2010 FIVB World Championship as an advance scout, developing reports for use during World League competition. Keller, 33, founded the Bay to Bay Volleyball Club in San Jose, Calif. which is a youth boys’ volleyball club created to serve the needs of the South Bay community. He served as the chief director from 2001-06 and was heavily involved in all aspects of the organization. Bay to Bay has produced more than 70 varsity collegiate athletes in the past 12 years. As a student-athlete Keller played two seasons at Loyola Marymount where he graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing.

Jackson Belcher Student Manager

Isabelle Sico Student Athletic Trainer

Andrea Becker, who served as an assistant men’s volleyball coach at UC Irvine in 2012 when the Anteaters marched to the NCAA title, begins her second season as UCLA’s assistant coach. In her first season with the Bruins, Becker was credited with helping to sign the nation’s top recruiting class, helping five players graduate on time and keeping the remainder of the roster on track to graduate. Becker, 34, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Cal State Fullerton. In assuming her duties at UCLA, she has taken a two-year sabbatical from CSUF. In 2012, Becker helped UC Irvine capture the NCAA championship. The Anteaters finished with a 26-5 record, won the MPSF Tournament crown and defeated top-ranked USC in three sets to capture their third NCAA championship in six years. Becker received her PhD in Sport Studies from the University of Tennessee in 2007 where she also worked in the Volunteer athletic department, providing sport psychology services to athletes, coaches and teams. In her final year at Tennessee, she was honored with the Edward A. Capen Research Award and the Extraordinary Professional Promise Award. She received her BS (2001) and MS (2003) degrees in Kinesiology and Sport Performance from Sacramento State, where she was honored with the A.W. Hobt Teaching Award for the 2004-05 academic year. Becker is an active member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and the National Assn. for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. She has published her research in The Sport Psychologist, where she also serves on the editorial board. She is also co-author of Focused For Fastpitch, a softball-specific mental training book. She has written extensively about successful coaches, and coaching techniques and behaviors. In addition, she has several papers in progress, including a study of the role of optimism in coaching effectiveness. On the public speaking circuit, Dr. Becker has given numerous lectures and scholarly presentations both locally and nationally on successful coaching methods, sport research and training, and the practice of sport and exercise psychology.

Kathleen Walsh Student Athletic Trainer

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Virginia Pham Video


WHERE ARE THEY NOW Years Lettered Name at UCLA Career Highlights Andy Banachowski ...............1965-68 .........................Retired Head Women’s Coach, UCLA Jeremy Brandt ......................1994...............................Actor, Redondo Beach, CA Doug Brooks ........................1975-77 .........................Dentist Jeff Campbell .......................1985...............................Head Men’s Coach, Cal State Northridge Dennis Cline ........................1974-76 .........................Attorney at Law, Los Angeles Dan Conners........................2001...............................Assistant Women’s Coach, Illinois Matt Davis ...........................1997-2000 .....................Dentist, San Diego Peter Ehrman .......................1978-81 .........................Branch Manager and President of Investments, Morgan Stanley, Honolulu, HI Mike Gottschall....................1975-77 .........................U.S. Air Force, retired; Operational Requirements Manager, SAIC Bellvue, Neb. Steve Gulnac ........................1979-81, ’83 ..................Honda Research and Development Coordinator, Torrance, CA Greg Harasymowycz .............2009-12 .........................Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach, Iowa State Bruce Herring ......................1969-71 .........................San Diego City Manager Tim Kelly .............................1991-94 .........................President, Bring It Promotions Tony Ker ..............................2005-08 .........................Coach and Operations Supervisor, Legacy Volleyball Club Mark Kinnison .....................1980-82 .........................President of Commerical Wood Products, Dove Canyon, CA Karch Kiraly .........................1979-82 .........................Head Coach, USA Women’s Volleyball National Team Mark Knudsen .....................1992...............................President, Gold Mountain Media, Inc.; Head Boys’ Coach, Valencia HS Ricci Luyties.........................1981-84 .........................Head Women’s Coach, UC San Diego Ed Machado .........................1968-71 .........................President, Reef Publishers, Leucadia, CA Lee Mason............................1960-61 .........................Judge Stein Metzger .......................1993-96 .........................UCLA Women’s Sand Volleyball Head Coach Trong Nguyen ......................1994-97 .........................Orthopaedic Surgeon David Nichols ......................1974-75, ’77 ..................Head Women’s Coach, Florida Gulf Coast University Paul Nihipali ........................1994-97 .........................Producer/Director Jeff Nygaard .........................1992-95 .........................Assistant Men’s Coach, USC Dave Olbright ......................1976-78 .........................Sales Manager, Jostens, Santa Ana, CA Doug Partie ..........................1981-84 .........................President, A.B. Technical Systems Chris Peña ............................2001-04 .........................Europen Director, Bring It Promotions Doug Rabe ...........................1975-78 .........................Tenat Healthcare, Dallas, TX Scott Rolles ..........................1978, ’80........................Restaurant Owner, Hawaii Larry Rundle ........................1965-66 .........................Owner, Westlake Tennis Club Dave Saunders......................1979-82 .........................KSON Advertising Executive, San Diego, CA Al Scates ...............................1960-63 .........................Retired UCLA Men’s Volleyball Head Coach; Pac-12 Networks Analyst Adam Shrader ......................2001-04 .........................Attorney at Law Mike Sealy............................1990-93..........................Head Women’s Coach, UCLA Sinjin Smith .........................1976-79 .........................FIVB Executive Director Matt Sonnichsen ..................1986-89 .........................Head Women’s Coach, Louisiana Tech University Tom Stillwell ........................1995-98 .........................Chairman, Creative Division, L.A. Filmco Steve Stovitz .........................1984-86 .........................Sports Medicine, University of Minnesota Fred Sturm ...........................1972-73, ’75-76 .............Head Coach, Denmark Men’s Team Erik Sullivan.........................1992-95 .........................Assistant Women’s Coach, University of Texas Reed Sunahra .......................1982-84, ’86 ..................Assistant Coach, USA Women’s National Team Steve Suttich.........................1978...............................Former Head Women’s Coach, Washington Rudy Suwara ........................1967-70* ........................Retired USA Men’s Assistant Coach Brandon Taliaferro ...............1997-2000 .....................Owner, A-Z Leak Detection; Founder, Director 949 Athletics Mike Timmons ....................1978-81 .........................Senior Marketing Director, Centerstone Insurance and Financial, Anaheim, CA Toshi Toyoda ........................1969...............................CPA, Seattle, WA Asbjorn Volstad ....................1984-87 .........................Computer Engineer, Norway Ron Von Hagen ...................1973* .............................Property Management and Investments, Telluride, CO J.T. Wenger ..........................2001, 2003-04 ...............Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach, University of Colorado Mark Williams .....................1998-2001 .....................Professional Beach Volleyball Player, FIVB Jeff Williams.........................1985-87 .........................Senior Account Executive, EMC Corp. Court Young ........................1998-99 .........................Actor, Los Angeles *Year(s) served as an assistant coach.

Ricci Luyties

Mike Sealy

Andy Banachowski

Erik Sullivan

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THE PLAYERS #1 JACKSON BANTLE Outside Hitter • 6-1 • 175 • Freshman • Pacific Palisades, CA • Loyola HS High School — Two-year varsity letterman for coach Mike Boehle at Loyola High … Helped lead the Cubs to runner-up finishes at the state and CIF championships and a Mission League title in 2013 … 2013 AVCA First-Team High School All-American, All-CIF Division I selection and Mission League MVP …2013 CIF Sportsmanship/Citizenship honoree … Voted Loyola’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 … Also earned 2013 Best in the West All-Tournament honors … Once served 18 consecutive points, including 13 aces, in a playoff match for Loyola ... In 2012, the Cubs were ranked No.1 in the state and advanced to the finals of the CIF Championship after winning the Mission League title. Club — In 2012-13, he played for the Huntington Beach Volleyball Club,

which finished third in the SCVA Classic … Also played for the Manhattan Beach Surf in 2011-12 and that team won the SCVA Invitational … Played for the Southern California Volleyball Club from 2009-11 and helped lead that team to a gold medal at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships in 2010 … Member of the 2011-13 USA High Performance U19 International Beach Team … Has earned 25 medals in AAU and CBVA tournaments. Personal — Attained his A Beach rating at 15 … Has an older sister and younger brother … Chose UCLA for its great academics, athletics and coaches and its proximity to sand volleyball courts … Admires Reid Priddy, veteran USA National Team outside hitter … Enjoys snowboarding, bodysurfing and music in his spare time … Was a left-handed pitcher until he started playing volleyball … Born in New York City … Major interests are in Environmental Science.

#32 MICHAEL BEALS Middle Blocker • 6-6 • 205 • RS-Junior • Manhattan Beach, CA • Mira Costa HS 2013 — Played in 20 matches with one start against LBS (1/15) ... Recorded a career-best of 38 set assists in that match ... Played mostly as a serving specialist during the season and recorded three aces ... Three-time member of the Director’s Honor Roll. 2012 — Did not play ... Fall and Spring DHR member. 2011 — Redshirted his first year in the program ... Spring DHR member. High School — Three-year, two sport letterman at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach ... Lettered two seasons for Coach Mike Neily in baseball as a pitcher and one season for Coach Mike Ninnis in volleyball as a setter ... In his one volleyball season, he led the

Career Highs Points: 2.5 Blocks: 3 Digs: 8 Aces: 1

Career Statistics Yr. 2013

MP 20

SP 45

K 0

E 1

Att 1

Pct KPS Ast .000 0.0 38

Mustangs to the 2010 Bay League title, CIF runner-up and state championship ... He earned all-league honors and MiCo Rookie of the Year after leading the Mustangs in assists ... Member of the California Scholarship Federation ... Three-year selectee to the Principal’s Honor Roll and was a three-time MiCo Scholar-Athlete. Club Volleyball — Played for Coach Brad Keller and the SCVC team as a 16 and 17 year-old ... Was captain of the team as an 18-year old ... SCVC placed fourth in the Junior Olympics Open division in 2009 and fifth in 2008 ... Also participated in the 2009 USA Volleyball high-performance training camp. Personal — Has one older sister ... Chose UCLA because it was “a once-ina-lifetime opportunity” ... List his greatest athletic thrill as playing in the CIF championship match in front of a standing-room only crowd ... Admires the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and the Dodgers’ Andre Ethier ... Enjoys reading and watching all types of sports in his spare time ... Grandmother Dorothy Beals and aunt Cathy Morales attended UCLA ... Hopes to work for the government ... International Development Studies major.

SA DG DPS BS 3 12 0.3 0

BA 3

TB 3

BPS 0.06

Pts PPS 4.5 0.1

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THE PLAYERS #8 JONATHAN BRIDGEMAN Opposite • 6-7 • 230 • RS-Senior • Solvang, CA • Santa Ynez Valley Union HS 2013 — Played in three matches and 10 sets ... Recorded 19 kills, an ace and seven total blocks for the season ... Recorded 11 kills, a career-high of 10 digs and three total blocks for 13.0 points vs. UCSD (1/4) ... Served his only aces of the season vs. LBS (1/15) ... Three-time member of the Director’s Honor Roll. Career Highs 2012 — Did not play in 2012 ... Earned a spot Points: 13 on the Director’s Honor Roll all three quarters. Kills: 11 Blocks: 4 2011 — Played in 11 matches and started twice Digs: 10 ... Scored 8.5 points vs. LBS (1/8) on six kills Aces: 2 (.300), two aces and one block assist ... Scored 6.5 points off the bench vs. PSU (1/13) with six kills (.364) ... Started vs. BSU (1/14) and scored 7.5 points on six kills and three block assists ... Finished the season averaging 1.0 kills per set and 1.3 points per set. 2010 — Played in 20 matches with a start vs. Cal Baptist (1/8) ... Established a career-high with 11 kills and 13.0 points vs. UCSD (2/24) and added an ace and two block assists ... Recorded seven kills, four total blocks (2+2) and three digs vs. BYU (1/30) ... Recorded 11.0 points vs. BYU (1/7) on seven

Career Statistics Yr. MP 2010 20 2011 11 2013 3 Totals 34

SP 42 22 10 74

K 44 23 19 86

E 21 19 11 51

Att Pct KPS Ast 108 .213 1.0 2 57 .070 1.0 1 53 .151 1.9 0 218 .160 1.2 3

kills (.462), four total blocks and an ace. High School — Lettered three years in volleyball at Santa Ynez Valley Union HS, leading the Pirates to the Los Padres League championship each year ... The Pirates never lost a league match during his tenure ... Earned Div. II CIF 3rd Team honors and Santa Barbara News-Press All-County Team acclaim as a senior ... Also served as team captain in 2008 ... One of Volleyball’s 32 Underclassmen to Watch in 2008. Club Volleyball — Played five years for the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club, which won the bronze medal at the 2008 Jr. Olympics ... Was a 2008 JO All-Tournament Team selection and was named Most Inspirational ... Also a member of the Southern California High Performance team which traveled to Slovenia, Germany, Austria and Italy. Personal — Was a member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation ... Has two older siblings, Katherine and Greg ... Chose UCLA for its “perfect balance of sports and academics” ... Lists his athletic thrill as winning the bronze medal at the Jr. Olympics ... Admires Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers ... Was a missionary in Africa for six weeks when he was five ... Enjoys croquet, paintball, basketball and golf as hobbies ... Full name is Jonathan Grice Bridgeman ... Geophysics major.

SA DG DPS BS 4 11 0.3 4 2 9 0.4 1 1 12 1.2 1 7 32 0.4 6

BA 12 7 6 25

TB 16 8 7 31

BPS 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.4

Pts PPS 58.0 1.4 29.5 1.3 24.0 2.4 111.5 1.5

# 16 GRANT CHALMERS Libero • 6-5 • 165 • Freshman • Manhattan Beach, CA • Mira Costa HS High School — Two-year varsity letterman at Mira Costa High for legendary coach Mike Ninnis … Played setter, libero and opposite and served as captain in 2013 … In 2013, he earned AVCA First-Team High School All-America honors, as well as First-Team All-Bay League acclaim … Was also an all-tournament team selection at the Santa Barbara and Best of the West tournaments … Led the Mustangs to the 2013 Bay League title and first place finishes at the Redondo Varsity Classic and Santa Barbara Tournament … Recorded 22 aces, 119 kills, 921 set assists and 78 digs as a senior … Led the Mustangs to the 2012 Division II state championship and a CIF regional title … MICO was the No.2 ranked boys volleyball team in the nation that season.

Club — Played for the Southern California Volleyball Club, which won 2012 and 2013 Boys Classic championships and gold medals at the 2013 and 2009 Jr. Nationals … Also won beach championships at the Cal Cup in 2009 and 2011 … Was a member of the 2011 USA Volleyball High Performance Youth Camp team. Personal — Has two younger sisters … Chose UCLA to fulfill a dream … Lists his athletic thrill as winning the 2012 CIF title over rival Loyola in five sets … Enjoys stand-up paddling and hiking in his spare time … Left-handed … Aunt Cammy Chalmers Ciarelli is a UCLA graduate and women’s volleyball alumna … Cousin Tony Ciarelli was an All-American at USC … Father Scott, an attorney, is a UCLA graduate … Born in his hometown … Major interests are in Business-Economics.

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THE PLAYERS #3 MICHAEL FISHER Outside Hitter • 6-5 • 180 • Freshman • Kailua, HI • Hawaii Baptist Academy High School — Earned four varsity letters in volleyball and one in basketball at Hawaii Baptist Academy in Honolulu, HI … Played for coach Teoni Obrey in volleyball and George Weeks in basketball … In volleyball, he led the Eagles to a pair of Division II state titles in 2011 and 2012 and was the MVP of the D II state championship tournament in 2011 and 2012 … 2011 and 2012 ILH Division II Player of the Year … 2012 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50

Honorable Mention selection. Club — Played for the Ku’ikahi Club, which placed third in the 2013 SCVA Tournament … Also was a member of the 2012 USA Junior National A2 Team. Personal — Has one older brother, and a younger brother and sister … Chose UCLA because he wanted “to play for coach John Speraw and attend a prestigious university” … Lists his greatest athletic thrill as “winning back-to back state championships” … Admires New England Patriots All-Pro quarterback Tom Brady … Enjoys surfing, diving and hiking in his spare time … Learned to surf at age three …Born in his hometown … Undeclared major with interests in the Social Sciences.

# 14 TRENT KERSTEN Middle Blocker • 6-9 • 225 • RS-Sophomore • Fountain Valley, CA • Fountain Valley HS 2013 — Played 19 matches with 12 starts ... Averaged 2.1 pps, 1.5 kps and 0.9 bps in 59 sets played ... Established a career-high of 10 kills (.533) and 13.0 points vs. CBU (1/4) ... Recorded a career-high of six total blocks vs. UCI (3/30) ... Served a career-best two aces vs. UCSD (3/29) ... Recorded a career-high of five digs vs. Penn State ... Hitting percentage of .454 ranked second on the team. 2012 — Redshirted the season. High School — Three-year varsity letterwinner at Fountain Valley High for Coach Todd

Career Highs Points: 13 Kills: 10 Blocks: 6 Digs: 5 Aces: 2

Career Statistics Yr. 2013

MP 19

SP 59

K 91

E 22

Att 152

Pct KPS Ast .454 1.5 7

Hanson ... Two-time All-Sunset League selection, earning first-team honors in 2011 and second-team acclaim in 2010 ... Two-year captain of the Barons ... 2011 Redondo All-Tournament Team selection ... 2011 Fountain Valley High MVP for volleyball. Club Volleyball — Member of the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club. Personal — Has two older brothers ... Chose UCLA for its tradition of excellence ... Lists his biggest achievement as learning the middle blocker’s position during his redshirt year at UCLA ... Admires Russell Holmes, the middle blocker on the U.S. National Team ... Enjoys surfing and beach volleyball as hobbies ... Brother Kurt won three CIF championships at FVHS ... Father, Kurt Sr., won three CIF championships at Esperanza HS ... Born in Anaheim ... Undeclared major.

SA DG DPS BS 8 23 0.4 2

BA 50

TB 52

BPS 0.9

Pts PPS 126.0 2.1

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THE PLAYERS #4 OLIVER MARTIN Outside Hitter • 6-10 • 180 • Freshman • Calabasas, CA • Calabasas HS High School — Four-year varsity letterman at outside hitter at Calabasas HS for coach Corey Chandler … In 2013, the Coyotes advanced to the first round of the Div. I CIF playoffs … 2013 and 2012 First-Team All-Marmonte League selection and 2013 Second-Team AVCA All-American.

USA Volleyball — Member of the 2013 USA Beach National Team … Member of the 2012 Youth National Training Team … Member of the 2010 All-Select USA championship team. Personal — Has an older brother and younger sister … Chose UCLA to fulfill a dream of winning “national championships” … Lists his greatest thrill as signing with UCLA … Admires NBA great Kobe Bryant of the Lakers … Enjoys camping, surfing and hiking in his spare time … Undeclared major.

#2 STEVE O’DELL Setter • 6-5 • 190 • Sophomore • Rochester, NY • McQuaid Jesuit HS 2013 — Started 12 of the 17 matches he played and recorded 585 set assists in 60 sets ... Established a career-high of 53 assists vs. UCSD (1/4) ... Recorded career-highs of 7.5 points, five total blocks and three aces vs. Hawaii (1/12) ... Career-high of three kills was reached three times ... Recorded a career-high of eight digs at UCSD (2/2). High School ��� Four-year varsity letterman for Coach Chris Parks at McQuaid Jesuit in Rochester, NY ... Led the Knights to a pair of New York State championships and an undefeated (25-0) record in 2011 ... 2011 New York State MVP and an all-state selection in 2010

Career Highs Points: 7.5 Kills: 3 Blocks: 5 Digs: 8 Aces: 3 Assists: 53

Career Statistics Yr. 2013

MP 17

SP 60

K 25

E 5

Att 45

Pct KPS Ast .444 0.4 585

... 2010 and ‘11 All-Greater Rochester Boys High School Volleyball Player of the Year ... 2012 Volleyball First-Team All-American ... 2011-12 Rochester Press Radio Club Male Scholastic Athlete of the Year ... Four-time New York State Scholar-Athlete. Club Volleyball — Played for Pace Bootlegger Volleyball Club for nine years ... 2012 U-18 Junior Olympics All-Tournament Team selection. Personal — Has four older brothers, three of whom played volleyball and graduated from Penn State and another who played at Springfield College ... Chose UCLA for its “great people, beautiful campus and amazing tradition” ... Lists his greatest athletic thrill as winning the NY State championship ... Mother Katie coached boys and girls volleyball at Penfield High School for 17 years ... Father Dale was a three-sport star at Penfield HS, where he is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame ... Born in his hometown ... Career aspiration is to be a doctor with major interests in neuroscience.

SA DG DPS BS 10 67 1.1 3

BA 20

TB 23

BPS 0.4

Pts PPS 48.0 0.8

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THE PLAYERS # 15 ROBART PAGE Outside Hitter • 7-0 • 230 • Senior • Rochester, NY • Victor HS Summer 2013 — With partner Adam Cabbage, won the USA under-26 High Performance Beach Volleyball Championships in Hermosa Beach and the Extreme Volleyball Professionals West Coast Championship in Albuquerque, N.M. 2013 — Earned All-MPSF Honorable Mention honors ... Ranked 14th in the conference Career Highs with 3.6 pps and 3.18 kps ... Started and played Points: 27.5 in 29 matches ...Scored 408.5 points to rank Kills: 22 Blocks: 5 second on the team ... In his first match of the Digs: 13 season at UCSB (1/4), he established carerrAces: 4 highs with 22 kills (.514), five total blocks and 27.5 points ... Also had 21 kills (.559) and 22.5 points vs. LBS (1/15) ... Recorded 19 matches with double-digit kills ... Tied a career-high by serving four aces at CBU (2/7) ... Recorded a career-high of 13 digs vs. UCI (1/29). 2012 — Played in three matches and seven sets ... Scored a season-high of five points on four kills and two block assists vs. Pacific (4/13) ... Also added a season-high nine digs vs. UOP ... Two-time (Winter and Fall) Director’s Honor Roll member. 2011 — Played in 22 matches with 15 starts ... Scored a season-high of 15 points in a start at outside hitter vs. BYU (2/4), recording 13 kills (.524) and four BAs ... Recorded a season-high of 14 kills (.619) vs. Stanford (2/25) ...

Scored 12.5 points vs. UOP (2/26) on nine kills (.400), three aces and one block assist ... Recorded nine kills (.381), an ace and two block assists for 11.0 points vs. UCSB (2/9) ... Scored 10.0 points vs. UOP (4/8): with six kills and four aces. High School — Three-year volleyball and one-year basketball letterman at Victor High School for coach Dave Wisniewski (volleyball) ... Considered the No.1 recruit in his class by ESPN ... 2010 Fab 50 selection by Volleyball ... Member of the 2008 and ‘09 New York State championship team ... AVCA 2010 High School 1st Team All-American ... 2008 and ‘09 All-Greater Rochester 1st Team selection and 2009 Player of the Year ... 2009 Section V tournament MVP. USA Volleyball — Member of the 2008 and 2010 Boys Youth National Training Team ... Named “Best Blocker” and selected to the All-Tournament Team of the High Performance Championship. Club Volleyball — Played several years for Pace Bootlegger and earned Jr. Olympics (U-18) All-Tournament Team honors ... Three-year captain for Pace Bootlegger ... His team finished ninth in the 2010 JO’s in Austin, TX. Personal — Son of Drs. William and Stephanie Page ... Has one younger brother, Stephen, and a younger sister, Melissa ... Chose UCLA because of its prestige in both academics and athletics and its winning tradtion ... Has played beach volleyball for six years ... Favorite food is “Surf & Turf ” ... Favorite musical genres are rock, rap and reggae ... Favorite musical group is the Dave Matthews Band ... Interests include playing the guitar, skiing and golf ... A dual citizen of Switzerland and the United States ... Major is Biology.

Career Statistics Yr. MP SP K E Att Pct 2011 22 56 103 53 251 .199 2012 3 7 6 6 20 .000 2013 29 112 356 130 780 .290 Totals 54 175 465 189 1051 .270

KPS Ast 1.8 9 0.9 2 3.2 10 2.7 21

SA DG 15 43 0 11 21 162 36 216

DPS BS 0.8 0 1.6 0 1.5 7 1.2 7

BA 22 3 49 74

TB 22 3 56 78

BPS 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4

Pts 129.0 7.5 408.5 547.0

PPS 2.3 1.0 3.7 3.1

# 18 KYLE PALMER Middle Blocker • 6-8 • 210 • Sophomore • Yorba Linda, CA • Servite 2013 — Did not play ... Earned a spot on the Spring Director’s Honor Roll. High School — Four-time varsity letterwinner in basketball and volleyball at Servite High School ... Earned a varsity letter in 2011 as a center for basketball Coach Tim Kelly ... Earned three varsity letters as a middle blocker for Coach Matt Marinjo ... 2012 Second-Team All-American as the Friars advanced to the CIF semifinals ... Also earned 2012 First-Team All-CIF honors ... Second-Team All-CIF selection in 2010

and ‘11 ... Also helped the Friars advance to the CIF playoffs in 2011 (2nd round) and 2010 (1st round). Club Volleyball — Played for the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club ... The team won the 2010 Best in the West Tournament and finished fourth at the 2010 Junior Olympics. Personal — Has two sisters, one older, one younger ... Chose UCLA for its all-around excellence ... Lists making the UCLA volleyball team as one his greatest thrills ... Likes scuba diving, paintball and beach volleyball as hobbies ... Major interests in Business-Economics ... Undeclared major.

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THE PLAYERS # 20 KENDALL PARTIE Middle Blocker • 6-4 • 205 • RS-Junior • Carlsbad, CA • La Costa Canyon HS 2013 — Played in six matches and 16 sets ... Recorded six kills in six swings without an error ... Played all five sets against Ohio State (1/13) and established career-highs with five kills, an ace, two block assists and 7.0 points ... Also recorded one kill against LBS (1/15) ... Member of the Director’s Honor Roll all three quarters. 2012 — Did not play. 2011 — Redshirted his first season at UCLA. High School — Four-year volleyball player at La Costa Canyon HS ... Earned two varsity letters for Coach Mark Brubaker ... Helped lead the Mavericks to three CIF championships (2008-10) ... CIF and Avacado League MVP

Career Highs Points: 7.0 Kills: 5 Blocks: 2 Digs: 2 Aces: 1

Career Statistics Yr. 2013

MP 6

SP 16

K 6

E 0

Att Pct KPS Ast 6 1.000 0.4 5

in 2010 ... Also served as team captain his senior year ... 2010 Volleyball Fab 50 selection ... Helped the Mavericks advance to the state semifinals in 2009. Club Volleyball — Played for the Wave/Epic Volleyball Club in 2010 ... Participated in the Junior Olympics four years (2007-10) ... In the summer of 2009, he won three CBVA titles ... Participated in the U.S. team’s highperformance training camp in 2008. Personal — Has one younger brother ... Describes UCLA as the “best place for education, athletics and social experience” ... Lists making the UCLA team as one of his greatest athletics thrills ... Admires the San Diego Chargers’ Antonio Gates ... Father Doug is a UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame member, whose volleyball jersey (20) is retired ... Doug was a member of four UCLA NCAA championship teams (1981-84) and is a two-time Olympian ... Enjoys surfing, music and snow-boarding as hobbies ... Born in La Jolla ... Career objective is to become a CPA ... Business-Economics major.

SA DG DPS BS 1 2 0.1 0

BA 2

TB 0

BPS 0.0

Pts PPS 8.0 0.5

#6 CLAYTON PAULLIN Middle Blocker • 6-8 • 210 • RS-Junior • Palos Verdes, CA • Palos Verdes HS 2013 — Started 20 of 22 matches played ... Averaged 1.1 kps, 0.86 bps and 1.8 pps in 76 sets played ... Hit .376, second-best among the regular starters ... Established a career-high of 10 kills (.600), and added three block assists for 11.5 points vs. UCI (1/29) ... Against UOP (1/27), he posted a line of 9-0-14 (.643), an ace, and three total blocks for a career-high of 12.0 points ... Against UCSB (1/18), he posted a line of 6-0-8 (.750), an ace and four total blocks for 9.5 points ... At Hawaii (1/12), he had five kills and a career-high of eight total blocks for 9.0

Career Highs Points: 12.0 Kills: 10 Blocks: 8 Digs: 4 Aces: 2

Career Statistics Yr. 2013

MP 22

SP 20

K 83

E 21

Att 165

Pct KPS Ast .376 1.9 3

points ... Recorded a career-high of two aces vs. USC (2/18) and a career-high of four digs vs. Pep (2/23) ... Overall, he recorded 14 matches hitting .300 or better and eight in which he did not commit a hitting error. 2012 — Did not play. 2011 — Redshirted the season after transferring from BYU in the Winter of 2011. Club Volleyball — Played for SCVC ... Also was part of the USA Beach Volleyball program. High School — Played four years at Palos Verdes High for Coach Patrick Lynch. Personal — Has two brothers and a sister ... Admires former NBA player Mugsy Bogues ... Mother Susan is a pediatrician at the UCLA Hospital ... Born in Torrance ...History major.

SA DG DPS BS 14 22 0.3 8

BA 57

TB 65

BPS 0.9

Pts PPS 133.5 1.8

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THE PLAYERS #23 GONZALO QUIROGA Outside Hitter • 6-4 • 190 • Senior • San Juan, Argentina • Medalla Milagrosa 2013 — Earned 1st Team AVCA All-America honors and 1st Team All-MPSF acclaim ... Voted AVCA, MPSF and UCLA Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Apr. 2 ... Started 29 of the 30 matches in which he played ... In the rally-scoring era, he enters the season ranked first in career aces, third in kills and attempts and fourth in total points Career Highs ... Season totals of 504.0 points and 420 kills Points: 27.5 ranks sixth ... His 52 aces in 2013 ranks second Kills: 25 Blocks: 5 ... In the national statistical rankings he finished Digs: 17 the season ranked fifth in aces per set, 10th in Aces: 6 points per set, 15th in kills per set and 24th in kill percentage ... In the final MPSF statistical rankings, he finished first in aces per set, 10th in kills per set and seventh in points per set ... Established career-highs in kills (25) vs. UCI (1/29) and points (27.5) at CBU (2/7) ... Also had 24 kills vs. CBU and 22 vs. CSN (3/15) ... At Pepp (2/23), he tied a career-high of six aces ... Member of the Spring Quarter DHR. 2012 — Started 28 of 29 matches played ... Named to the All-MPSF 2nd Team for the second straight season ... Ranked fourth in the MPSF in aces per set at 0.46 ... Led the team in points (334) and aces (47) for the second straight year ... Recorded 13 double-digit kill matches and scored 10 or more points 20 times ... Recorded a season-high of 16 kills twice: vs. Stanford (1/20) and at Hawaii (2/17) ... Matched his career-high of six aces in a match at CSUN (3/2) ... Also served four aces vs. BYU (4/6) ... Recorded a career-high of five total blocks at Hawaii (2/18) ... Passed at a .930 rate for the season. 2011 — Started 26 of 31 matches played ... Named to the All-MPSF 2nd Team and to the MPSF All-Freshman Team ... Named MPSF Player of the Week Mar. 14 ... Hit .300 or better in 13 of 31 matches ... Led the team with 298 kills, 360.5 points and 39 aces ... His season total for aces set a UCLA

freshman record ... Ranked seventh overall among MPSF players at 0.36 aps ... Ranked sixth in league matches at 0.37 aps ... Scored a season-high 22.5 points against UOP (4/8) on 16 kills, six aces and one block assist ... Six aces was a career-high ... Set a school-record by recording five aces in one set at BYU on Feb. 4 ... Scored 20.5 points vs. Stanford (2/25) on 16 kills (.556), four aces and one block assist ... Also received 40 serves in that match without an error ... Led the Bruins with 19.0 points vs. PSU (3/9) on 15 kills (.444), two aces and four BAs ... Also passed 24 serves without an error ... Overall, he scored in double-digits 14 times ... Two-time Director’s Honor Roll member ... Earned the Off the Block Fan Choice Offseason Award, recognizing the best performance from current NCAA men’s volleyball players in international tournaments during the 2011 summer ... Captained the Argentina National Team to a fifth place finish at the Boys Youth National Championships ... Competed in the Pan Am Games for Argentina in the Fall. Club Volleyball — Veteran player for Obras Sanitarias in his hometown and the Argentine Youth National Team ... In April 2010, he earned MVP honors and “Best Reception” as a member of the South American Champion Argentine Youth National Team ... That team finished second in the Boys Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August and was the runnerup in the South American Jr. Championship in September ... Helped lead Argentina to the bronze medal in the 2009 Youth World Championships in Italy ... Helped lead his San Juan province team to the 2009 Bi-National Championship between Argentina and Chile ... In 2008, he helped lead Argentina to the U-16 South American championship in Brazil ... Led Obras Sanitarias to the San Carlos Championship (U-16) and earned MVP honors ... Has played for Obras Sanitarias since 2000 and has helped lead the team to numerous national titles. Personal - Has an older brother Rodrigo, a younger brother Tomas and a younger sister Guadalupe ... Chose UCLA for its reputation as the best volleyball program ... Lists his greatest athletic thrill as winning the silver medal in the Youth Olympic Games ... Admires his brother Rodrigo, the captain of the Argentine Volleyball National Team ... Uncle Raul Quiroga played volleyball

Career Statistics Yr. MP SP K E Att Pct 2011 31 110 298 87 670 .315 2012 29 102 258 109 634 .235 2013 30 114 420 125 897 .329 Totals 90 326 976 321 2,201 .297

KPS Ast 2.7 33 2.5 43 3.7 20 3.0 96

SA 39 47 52 138

DG 137 149 146 432

DPS BS 1.3 4 1.5 8 1.3 6 1.3 18

BA TB 39 43 42 50 52 58 133 151

BPS Pts 0.4 360.5 0.5 334.0 0.5 504.0 0.5 1,198.5

PPS 3.3 3.3 4.4 3.7

#10 JAKE REEVES Setter • 6-4 • 185 • Freshman • San Diego, CA • Torrey Pines HS High School — Earned four varsity letters at Torrey Pines HS as a setter and outside hitter for coach Matt Wilkerson … Four-time all-league and All-CIF Division I selection … Two-year All-CIF selection in all divisions … 2013 league MVP … Two-year captain and MVP for Torrey Pines HS … 2012 all-tournament selection for the West Coast Challenge and 2013 MVP for that tournament … As a senior, he recorded 397 kills, 20 aces, 33 blocks and 336 set assists.

Club — Played for the Wave, Shorebreak and Coast volleyball clubs … Finished fourth with Shorebreak at the 2011 USA Volleyball Championships and earned all-tournament honors with Shorebreak. Personal — Brother Connor Reeves is a 2013 UCLA graduate and his sister Kelly was a senior on the 2013 UCLA women’s volleyball team … Mother Jeanne Beauphrey Reeves is a UCLA women’s volleyball alumna … Chose UCLA because it has the “perfect balance of competitive sports and academics” … Lists his greatest thrill as sweeping No. 1 seeded Carlsbad in the 2011 CIF semifinals …Born in his hometown … Undeclared major.

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THE PLAYERS #17 SPENCER ROWE Middle Blocker • 6-6 • 225 • Senior • Trabuco Canyon, CA • Mission Viejo HS 2013 — Earned 2nd Team AVCA All-America honors and 2nd Team All-MPSF acclaim ... Also a member of the MPSF All-Academic Team and UCLA’s 2013 All-Academic Team ... Voted to the 3rd Team CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Team, the first UCLA volleyball player in 13 years to earn the honor ... Ranked third Career Highs in the conference with a .459 attack average ... Established career-highs with 16 kills (.519) Points: 20.0 Kills: 16 and 20.0 points vs. UCSB (2/27) ... Served a Blocks: 7.0 career-high of two aces four times during the Digs: 6 season ... Recorded a career-high of 7.0 blocks Aces: 2 twice ... Recorded 13 kills (.435), two aces and seven total blocks vs. Ohio State (1/11) ... Hit .400 or better in 22 matches, and recorded zero hitting errors in seven matches ... Three-time member of the Director’s Honor Roll ... Member of UCLA’s All-Academic Team in 2012-13. 2012 — Played in 10 matches and started one ... Recorded a season-high of seven kills and nine points vs. UCI (3/10) ... Had six kills and 7.5 points at LBS (2/14) ... Recorded five kills (.833) and two block assists at UCSB (2/10) for 6.0 points ... Three-time DHR member, who boasted a 4.0 gpa in the Spring. 2011 — Played in five matches with one start ... Scored a season-high 5.0 points at Stanford (2/25) on five kills ... Recorded three kills and a block assist for 3.5 points vs. Pepp (4/16) ... Recorded a pair of kills vs. USC (4/23) ... Three-time member of the Director’s Honor Roll, who boasted a 4.0 gpa in Winter Quarter.

High School — Lettered four seasons for coach Gus Culver at Mission Viejo HS as an outside hitter ... In 2010, he earned 1st Team All-Orange County, 1st Team All-South Coast League and 1st Team All-Tournament in the Orange County Championships as an outside hitter ... Mission Viejo HS MVP in 2010, Volleyball Fab 50 selection and one of ESPN Rise Top 25 players ... Outstanding student who graduated with a grade point average above 4.6 ... Earned MVHS Male Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Diablo Academic Excellence Award in Humanties (2010) and Chemistry and Algebra II (2008) ... Four-time Principal’s Honor Roll member ... Member of the California Scholarship Federation. USA Volleyball — Member of the U.S. Boys Youth Team in Sept. of 2009 ... Played in FIVB Boys Youth (U-19) World Championships in Italy ... Scored 13.0 points vs. Poland (8k, 0.580, 5bk) in 3-0 victory ... Also a member of the team in 2008 and 2007. Club Volleyball — Member of the Orange Coast Volleyball Club, which won bronze medals in 2007, ‘08 and 2010 ... Also earned all-tournament team honors at JO’s. Personal — Has a sister, Sophie, who is a sophomore outside hitter at UC San Diego ... Chose UCLA because it “offered the best mix of academics, locale and athletics” ... Lists his most memorable athletic moment as beating defending world champion Iran in the first match of the 2009 World Youth Championships in Italy ... Uncle, Tom Duke, was a member of the 1990 and ‘94 U.S. National Team and NCAA Player of the Year in 1988 ... Great Aunt, Gretchen Cowan attended UCLA ... Full name is Spencer William Rowe ... Political Science major.

Career Statistics Yr. MP SP K 2011 5 8 12 2012 10 24 27 2013 31 123 213 Totals 46 155 252

E 8 15 43 66

Att Pct 29 .138 68 .178 370 .459 467 .398

KPS Ast 1.5 0 1.1 6 1.7 15 1.6 21

SA DG 0 5 2 20 17 52 19 77

DPS BS 0.6 0 0.8 1 0.4 11 0.5 12

BA TB 2 2 9 10 101 112 112 124

BPS 0.3 0.4 0.9 0.8

Pts 13.0 34.5 292.5 340.0

PPS 1.6 1.4 2.3 2.2

# 12 IAN SEQUEIRA L • 5-8 • 145 • Junior • Newport Beach, CA • Newport Harbor HS 2013 — Played in two matches and three sets ... Recorded a career-high of three digs at BYU (2/9) ... Received four serves during the season and did not commit a reception error ... Member of the Winter Quarter Director’s Honor Roll. 2012 — Did not play. High School — Three-time varsity letterwinner in volleyball for Coach Dan Glenn ... Four-time varsity letterwinner on the surf team at Newport Harbor High ... Earned Orange County

Championship All-Tournament honors in 2011 ... Helped lead the Sailors to a runner-up finish in the 2008 CIF Division II championship. Club Volleyball — Won three gold medals (2008, ‘09, ‘11) as a member of the Balboa Bay Club ... Junior Olympics All-Tournament selection in 2009 ... Won a bronze medal with the U.S. Select Team and was awarded best digger. Personal — Has two older brothers ... Lists his most memorable athletic moment as beating UC Irvine on the road in three in 2012 ... Admires Rich Lambourne, the U.S. National Team’s libero ... Lists surfing, beach volleyball and tennis as hobbies ... Born in Long Beach ... Physics major.

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THE PLAYERS # 19 ERIC SPRAGUE Middle Blocker • 6-9 • 190 • Freshman • Kensington, CA • Bentley HS High School — Earned four varsity letters in volleyball at Bentley in Lafayette, CA, for coach Jeff Mayfield … Also played varsity basketball as a freshman in 2009-10 for coach Frank Williams … In volleyball, he was a four-time first-team all-league and conference MVP selection …

Was Bentley’s captain for three years … In basketball, he received the team’s Most Improved Award in 2010. Club — Played for the Diablo Valley Volleyball Club and participated in the Junior Olympics in 2011 and 2012. Personal — Has one older sister … Chose UCLA for its academics and athletics … Born in Berkeley, CA … Major interests are in Engineering.

# 22 HAGEN SMITH Setter/Libero • 6-0 • 175 • Freshman • Pacific Palisades, CA • Loyola HS High School — Two-year varsity letterman as a setter and outside hitter for Loyola High … Helped lead the Cubs to runner-up finishes at the state and CIF championships and a Mission League title in 2013 … In 2012, the Cubs were ranked No.1 in the state and advanced to the finals of the CIF Championship after winning the Mission League title and the Best of the West Tournament …Honors student. Club — Played libero for the Manhattan Beach Surf, which won the 2012 SCVA 17s Boys Invitational … Earned First-Team 17s SCVR All-Southern California Team honors as a libero.

Personal — Third generation Bruin, who chose UCLA because of strong family connections and because he’s “been a Bruin from Day One” … His grandfather James Smith earned his PhD from UCLA … Father Sinjin (UCLA ’87) was an All-America setter for Coach Al Scates, and led the Bruins to their first undefeated season (29-0) in 1979 … Sinjin is a UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame member, 1996 Olympian and legendary beach volleyball player … Has two younger brothers … Mother Patty (UCLA ’84), and uncles Jim, Ed and Bobby are all UCLA graduates … Cousins Suzanne and Rachael Robinson are also UCLA graduates and cousin Brian Robinson is a redshirt freshman on the UCLA water polo team ... Enjoys surfing and beach volleyball in his spare time ... Was once bitten by a shark ... Named in honor of beach volleyball legend and UCLA graduate Ron Von Hagen ... Undeclared major.

#7 MITCH STAHL Middle Blocker • 6-8 • 190 • Freshman • Chambersburg, PA • Chambersburg HS High School — Volleyball and basketball letterman at Chambersburg HS … Played for coaches Marta Hodge and Kirk Crouse in volleyball … In basketball, he earned all-conference honorable mention honors as a front-court player … Helped lead the Trojans to the District 3 basketball championship and was co-MVP of the championship game … Led the Trojans’ volleyball team to three Mid-Penn Conference titles and the 2012 state title … Three-time Mid-Penn volleyball MVP, District 3 and state

MVP … Two-time First-Team All-District 3 and all-state selection … Holds career records at Chambersburg for kills, attacks, aces, and blocks …2013 AVCA First-Team High School All American. Club — Played for the Yorktowne Volleyball Club … Trained with the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team in 2012. Personal — Chose UCLA because he wanted to receive a “world-class education and compete at the highest level” … Lists his greatest thrill as winning the state championship … Admires NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III … Mother Lisa played basketball at New Mexico State … Major interests are in Computer Science.

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THE PLAYERS #34 JOHN ZAPPIA Middle Blocker • 6-5 • 185 • RS-Freshman • Huntington Beach, CA • Mater Dei HS 2013 — Did not play last season... Member of the Fall DHR, High School — Three-year varsity letterwinner in volleyball at Mater Dei for Coach Adam Cutrell ... Earned a varsity letter as a forward on the basketball team for Coach Gary McKnight ... Two-time All-Trinity League first-team selection ... Helped lead the Monarchs to the 2011 CIF Division I title ... Earned All-Orange County first-team honors in 2011 ... 2012 Volleyball Fab 50 selection ... Averaged 3.8 kills per

set as a senior ... In basketball, he helped lead the Monarchs to the 2010 CIF Division I championship as a forward. Club Volleyball — Played for the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club ... Member of the team that finished second at the 2011 USA Volleyball High-Performance championships. Personal — Has one younger sister ... Chose UCLA for its winning tradition and balance of athletics and academics ... Lists winning the 2011 CIF championship as his athletic highlight ... Admires former UCLA and Indiana Pacers star Reggie Miller ... Enjoys beach volleyball and golf as hobbies ... Uncle Edward Zappia is a UCLA graduate ... Undeclared major.

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FINAL 2013 RESULTS OVERALL RECORD: 21-11 (8-5 home; 10-5 away; 3-1 neutral; 16-8 conference, 4th place MPSF) Date Jan. 4 Jan. 4 Jan. 5 Jan. 8 Jan. 10 Jan. 11 Jan. 12 Jan. 15 Jan. 18 Jan, 22 Jan. 27 Jan. 29 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 9` Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 18 Feb. 23 Feb.27 Mar. 8 Mar. 10 Mar. 13 Mar. 15 Mar. 29 Mar. 30 Apr. 4 Apr. 6 Apr. 10 Apr. 12 Apr. 20 Apr. 25

Opponent at UC Santa Barbara^ vs. UCSD^ vs. UC Irvine^ vs. CSUN* vs. Penn State# at Ohio State# at Hawai’i# vs. Long Beach State* at UC Santa Barbara* at Stanford* at Pacific* vs. UC Irvine* at UC San Diego* at Cal Baptist* at BYU* vs. Hawaii* vs. Hawaii* at USC* at Pepperdine* vs. UC Santa Barbara* vs. Pacific* vs. Stanford* at Long Beach State* at CS Northridge* at UC San Diego* at UC Irvine* vs. Cal Baptist vs. BYU* vs. Pepperdine* vs. USC* vs. Pepperdine† at BYU†

Score W 3-2 W 3-2 L 2-3 W 3-2 W 3-2 W 3-2 L 2-3 L 1-3 W 3-1 L 1-3 W 3-0 L 2-3 W 3-0 L 2-3 L 0-3 W 3-0 L 2-3 W 3-0 W 3-0 L 1-3 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-2 W 3-2 W 3-0 W 3-1 L 1-3 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 L 2-3

Scores by Set 25-27, 21-25, 25-22, 25-14, 15-13 26-24, 25-19, 22-25, 17-25, 15-8 17-25, 17-25, 26-24, 25-22, 13-15 25-18, 19-25, 25-19, 18-25, 15-13 19-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-21, 15-10 17-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-18, 15-13 25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 24-26, 14-16 23-25, 22-25, 25-16, 17-25 21-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 25-27, 25-19, 14-25, 12-25 25-22, 25-19, 25-12 19-25, 25-22, 25-20, 20-25, 11-15 25-10, 33-31, 25-22 28-30, 25-23, 25-27, 25-23, 12-15 22-25, 15-25, 23-25 26-24, 25-17, 25-23 25-23, 18-25, 25-19, 23-25, 12-15 25-18, 25-21, 25-17 25-18, 25-17, 25-18 19-25, 25-22, 23-25, 19-25 25-19, 25-19, 25-20 25-21, 25-23, 29-27 21-25, 21-25, 25-19, 26-24, 15-10 20-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-13, 15-10 25-20, 25-18, 25-20 25-16, 25-16, 19-25, 25-17 25-21, 18-25, 19-25, 25-17 25-23, 25-19, 25-20 25-22, 25-20, 25-23 18-25, 22-25, 23-25 25-19, 25-18, 25-18 25-23, 25-21, 18-25, 24-26, 10-15

MPSF

1-0

1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 3-3 4-3 4-4 5-4 5-5 6-5 7-5 7-6 8-6 9-6 10-6 11-6 12-6 13-6 14-6 15-6 15-7 16-7 16-8

Overall 1-0 2-0 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-2 5-3 6-3 6-4 7-4 7-5 8-5 8-6 8-7 9-7 9-8 10-8 11-8 11-9 12-9 13-9 14-9 15-9 16-9 17-9 17-10 18-10 19-10 20-10 21-10 21-11

Home matches in bold played at Pauley Pavilion, unless otherwise indicated. *MPSF matches ^—at UCSB Invitational #—at Outrigger Hotels Invitational †—MPSF playoffs.

UCLA’S ALL-TIME RECORD VS. OPPONENTS American (PR) ....................1-0 Ball State ...........................22-2 BYU ................................37-25 BYU (Hawaii) .....................1-0 Cal Baptist ..........................7-3 Calgary................................3-0 California ..........................27-0 Cal Poly Pomona .................5-0 Cal Poly SLO ....................10-0 CS Northridge ................63-12 CS San Bernardino ..............2-0 Chico State..........................3-0

Concordia (NY) ..................5-0 George Mason ...................10-0 Grand Canyon ....................2-0 Hawaii ............................61-21 Humboldt State...................1-0 IPFW ..................................5-0 Laval ...................................1-0 La Verne ..............................4-0 Lewis .................................16-3 Long Beach State .............78-36 Loyola-Chicago ...................6-0

Loyola-Marymount ...........59-1 Manitoba ............................2-0 Navy ...................................1-0 Ohio State .........................14-1 Oregon ................................2-0 Pacific................................36-2 Penn State .........................25-6 Pepperdine ......................79-35 Rutgers-Newark ..................7-0 San Diego State .................62-2 San Jose State ......................1-0

Springfield College ..............5-0 Stanford ..........................63-19 UC Davis ..........................15-0 UC Irvine........................56-17 UC Riverside.......................1-0 UC San Diego ...................53-5 UC Santa Barbara .........120-33 UC Santa Cruz..................15-0 UC San Francisco................2-0 USC ................................89-40 Westmont College ...............1-0

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Att. 210 150 501 579 2,677 2,960 3,048 547 671 432 112 738 649 1,185 2,328 755 643 1,000 1,289 574 658 503 877 872 587 1,879 527 1,351 630 2,266 1,005 3,382


FINAL 2013 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS OVERALL STATISTICS: 21-11 (9-5 home; 9-5 away; 3-1 neutral)

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Player

23 15 16 17 6 14 28 7 2 10 8 19 32 3 12

Gonzalo Quiroga Robart Page Dane Worley Spencer Rowe Clayton Paullin Trent Kersten Kene Izuchukwu Scott Vegas Steve O'Dell Connor Bannan Jonathan Bridgeman Kendall Partie Michael Beals Evan Mottram Ian Sequeira UCLA Opponents

sp

114 112 109 123 76 59 41 32 60 69 10 16 45 127 3 129 129

k

k/s

Attack e

420 3.68 125 356 3.18 130 307 2.82 106 213 1.73 43 83 1.09 21 91 1.54 22 85 2.07 40 42 1.31 29 25 0.42 5 13 0.19 11 19 1.90 11 6 0.38 0 0 0.00 1 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 1660 12.87 544 1393 10.80 553

ta

pct

Set a a/s

sa

Serve se sa/s

897 .329 20 0.18 52 92 780 .290 10 0.09 21 79 623 .323 27 0.25 38 93 370 .459 15 0.12 17 84 165 .376 3 0.04 14 56 152 .454 7 0.12 8 22 220 .205 6 0.15 7 24 111 .117 0 0.00 5 20 45 .444 585 9.75 10 33 34 .059 776 11.25 8 44 53 .151 0 0.00 1 7 6 1.000 5 0.31 1 5 1 -1.000 38 0.84 3 16 0 .000 71 0.56 0 0 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0 3457 .323 1563 12.12 185 575 3255 .258 1329 10.30 119 417

re

Dig dig dig/s

0.46 31 146 0.19 16 162 0.35 20 160 0.14 0 52 0.18 0 22 0.14 0 23 0.17 5 43 0.16 0 16 0.17 1 67 0.12 0 88 0.10 0 12 0.06 0 2 0.07 0 12 0.00 27 267 0.00 0 3 1.43 119 1075 0.92 187 1016

1.28 1.45 1.47 0.42 0.29 0.39 1.05 0.50 1.12 1.28 1.20 0.12 0.27 2.10 1.00 8.33 7.88

bs

Blocking ba total blk/s be bhe

6 52 58 7 49 56 7 45 52 11 101 112 8 57 65 2 50 52 1 15 16 0 4 4 3 20 23 2 40 42 1 6 7 0 2 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 444 270.0 49 401 249.5

0.51 9 0.50 3 0.48 5 0.91 5 0.86 5 0.88 5 0.39 3 0.12 0 0.38 9 0.61 1 0.70 2 0.12 2 0.07 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 2.09 49 1.93 37

points

1 504.0 0 408.5 2 374.5 0 291.5 0 133.5 0 126.0 1 100.5 0 49.0 2 48.0 1 43.0 0 24.0 0 8.0 0 4.5 1 0.0 0 0.0 8 2115.0 13 1761.5

MPSF STATISTICS: 16-8 (4th place)

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Player

sp

23 15 16 17 6 14 28 2 10 7 8 32 19 12 3

Gonzalo Quiroga Robart Page Dane Worley Spencer Rowe Clayton Paullin Trent Kersten Kene Izuchukwu Steve O'Dell Connor Bannan Scott Vegas Jonathan Bridgeman Michael Beals Kendall Partie Ian Sequeira Evan Mottram UCLA Opponents

89 84 78 90 59 38 26 42 49 16 2 32 11 3 89 91 91

k

k/s

Attack e

340 3.82 97 262 3.12 96 213 2.73 78 166 1.84 30 70 1.19 17 61 1.61 11 49 1.88 19 18 0.43 4 4 0.08 9 19 1.19 9 4 2.00 2 0 0.00 1 1 0.09 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 1207 13.26 373 989 10.87 389

ta

pct

Set a a/s

sa

Serve se sa/s

693 .351 14 0.16 41 78 588 .282 7 0.08 16 61 436 .310 18 0.23 24 66 280 .486 12 0.13 12 62 140 .379 3 0.05 12 47 95 .526 7 0.18 6 8 122 .246 4 0.15 5 18 28 .500 417 9.93 5 24 21 -.238 561 11.45 6 29 45 .222 0 0.00 3 6 12 .167 0 0.00 1 1 1 -1.000 38 1.19 2 12 1 1.000 4 0.36 0 1 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0 0 .000 41 0.46 0 0 2462 .339 1126 12.37 133 413 2311 .260 944 10.37 84 293

re

0.46 25 0.19 10 0.31 13 0.13 0 0.20 0 0.16 0 0.19 3 0.12 0 0.12 0 0.19 0 0.50 0 0.06 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 20 1.46 84 0.92 133

Dig dig dig/s

bs

116 116 111 39 20 14 25 48 63 6 2 11 0 3 182 756 730

5 41 46 4 36 40 4 34 38 7 76 83 5 43 48 1 35 36 0 10 10 3 12 15 2 32 34 0 3 3 0 2 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 327 194.5 32 289 176.5

1.30 1.38 1.42 0.43 0.34 0.37 0.96 1.14 1.29 0.38 1.00 0.34 0.00 1.00 2.04 8.31 8.02

Blocking ba total blk/s be bhe

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0.52 6 0.48 2 0.49 5 0.92 4 0.81 4 0.95 4 0.38 2 0.36 7 0.69 1 0.19 0 1.00 2 0.09 0 0.00 2 0.00 0 0.00 0 2.14 39 1.94 27

points

1 406.5 0 300.0 2 258.0 0 223.0 0 108.5 0 85.5 1 59.0 2 32.0 0 28.0 0 23.5 0 6.0 0 3.5 0 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 1534.5 13 1249.5


THE MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION (MPSF) CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

FINAL 2013 MPSF STANDINGS Team BYU UC Irvine Long Beach St. UCLA Pepperdine Stanford Cal Baptist UC Santa Barbara Hawai’i CS Northridge USC Pacific UC San Diego

League Record W L Pct. 21 3 .875 18 6 .750 18 6 .750 16 8 .667 13 11 .542 12 12 .500 12 12 .500 11 13 .458 10 14 .417 9 15 .375 6 18 .250 6 18 .250 4 20 .167

Overall W L 26 5 25 7 24 8 21 11 14 12 15 13 16 14 15 16 11 17 11 15 6 18 9 19 7 22

Pct. .839 .781 .750 .656 .538 .536 .533 .484 .393 .423 .250 .321 .241

2013 MPSF STATISTICAL LEADERS (MPSF STATISTICS ONLY) HITTING PERCENTAGE 1. Collin Mehring, UCI 2. Scott Kevorken, UCI 3. Spencer Rowe, UCLA 4. Denny Falls, STAN 5. Taylor Averill, UH 6. Jared Moore, CSUN 7. Colten Echave, LBSU 8. Russ Lavaja, BYU 9. Dylan Davis, UCSB 10. Robert Feathers, USC

ASSIST AVERAGE .500 .484 .459 .437 .435 .428 .428 .427 .421 .391

KILL AVERAGE 1. Maurice Torres, PEP 2. Taylor Crabb, LBSU 3. Levi Cabral, CBU 4. Brian Cook, STAN 5. Taylor Sander, BYU 6. Guilherme Koepp, CBU 7. Taylor Hughes, PAC 8. Tanner Jansen, USC 9. Kevin Tillie, UCI 10. Gonzalo Quiroga, UCLA

11.64 11.25 11.25 10.86 10.48 10.45 10.27 10.27 9.96 9.42

DIG AVERAGE 4.21 4.18 4.16 4.01 3.94 3.90 3.79 3.77 3.76 3.68

BLOCKING AVERAGE 1. Taylor Gregory, LBSU 2. MIchael Hatch, BYU 3. Dylan Davis, UCSB 4. Collin Mehring, UCI 5. Parker Kalmbach, PEP 6. Tommy Carmody, PAC 7. Russ Lavaja, BYU 8. Jake Staahl, UCSB 9. Drew Staker, CSUN 10. Scott Kevorken, UCI

1. Brett Anderson, CBU 2. Matt West, PEP 3. Connor Bannan, UCLA 4. Connor Olbright, LBSU 5. James Shaw, STAN 6. Jonah Seif, UCSB 7. Patrick Tunnell, PAC 8. Ryan Boyce, BYU 9. Daniel Stork, UCI 10. Micah Christianson, USC

1. Javier Caceres, PAC 2. Michael Brinkley, UCI 3. Chad Kingi, UCSB 4. Chase Frishman, UCSD 5. Henry Cassiday, USC 6. Evan Mottram, UCLA 7. Micah Christianson, USC 8. Michael Cate, CBU 9. Andrew Sato, LBSU 10. Guilherme Koepp, CBU

2.72 2.46 2.38 2.33 2.12 2.10 1.95 1.84 1.82 1.79

POINTS AVERAGE 1.47 1.40 1.35 1.25 1.23 1.17 1.16 1.16 1.11 1.10

1. Maurice Torres, Pepp 2. Levi Cabral, CBU 3. Taylor Crabb, LBSU 4. Taylor Sander, BYU 5. Brian Cook, STAN 6. Guilherme Koepp, CBU 7. Gonzalo Quiroga, UCLA 8. Taylor Hughes, PAC 9. Kevin Tillie, UCI 10. Ben Patch, BYU

5.02 4.90 4.71 4.71 4.57 4.46 4.42 4.42 4.40 4.21

2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001† 2000† 1999† 1998† 1997† 1996† 1995† 1994* 1993* 1992*

BYU UC Irvine UC Santa Barbara Stanford USC Pepperdine UC Irvine UCLA Pepperdine BYU BYU Pepperdine UCLA UCLA BYU Pepperdine Stanford UCLA UCLA UCLA, Stanford UCLA, Stanford Pepperdine, Long Beach St. 1991* UCLA, USC 1990* UCLA, Long Beach St. 1989# UCLA, Stanford 1988 USC 1987 UCLA 1986 USC 1985 Pepperdine 1984 UCLA 1983 UCLA 1982 UCLA 1981 USC 1980 UCLA 1979 UCLA 1978 UCLA 1977 USC 1976 UCLA 1975 UC Santa Barbara 1974 UC Santa Barbara 1973 Long Beach State 1972 San Diego State 1971 San Diego State 1970 UCLA 1969 UC Santa Barbara 1968 San Diego State 1967 UCLA 1966 UCLA 1965 UCLA 1964 UCLA UCLA’s MPSF Playoff Record: 24-11 (since 1993) *Division champions. #Shared title. † MPSF Champion under divisional playoff format.

SERVICE ACE AVERAGE 1. Gonzalo Quiroga, UCLA 2. Micah Christenson, USC 3. Levi Cabral, CBU 4. Brook Sedore, UH 5. Maurice Torres, PEP 6. Taylor Sander, BYU 7. Dane Worley, UCLA 8. Evan Licht, UCSB 9. Kecin Tille, UCI 10. Guilherme Koepp, CBU

0.46 0.45 0.42 0.38 0.36 0.36 0.35 0.34 0.32 0.27

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ALL-TIME UCLA VOLLEYBALL RECORDS SINGLE SEASON TEAM RECORDS

SINGLE SET TEAM RECORDS

Best Records: (1.000) 38-0, 1984; 30-0, 1979; 29-0, 1982 Worst Record: 14-16 (.466), 2009 Most Matches Won: 38, 1984 and ‘87 Most Matches Lost: 16, 2009 Most Matches Played: 41, 1987 (38-3) Least Matches Played: 17, 1976 (15-2) Longest Winning Streak: 48 matches, 1983-85 Longest Home Winning Streak: 83 matches, 1975-82 Longest Losing Streak: 5 matches, 2011 Most Shutouts: 26 (3-0), 1995 Best Hitting Percentage: .420, 1993 (1891-467-3389, 89g) Most Kills Per Game: 21.74, 1989 Most Service Aces, Season: 232, 2001* Most Service Aces Per Game: 2.03, 1998 Most Blocks Per Game: 7.6 (4.16), 1996 Most Digs Per Game: 13.5, 1986

Highest Game Score: 42-44 (Game 4, Hawaii d. UCLA, 1/19/01)* Most Aces: 7, (vs. Stanford, 3/12/93)

SINGLE MATCH TEAM RECORDS Most Kills: 139 (vs. UCSB, 2/12/87) Fewest Kills: 27 (vs. USC, 4/14/11) Most Errors: 61 (vs. UCSB, 2/12/87) Most Total Attempts: 341 (vs. UCSB, 2/12/87) Fewest Total Attempts: 60 (vs. LMU, 2/17/84) Highest Hitting Percentage: .666 (vs. LMU, 2/17/84) Lowest Hitting Percentage: .041 (vs. Stanford, 4/9/11) Lowest Hitting Percentage, Opponent: -.041 Rutgers- Newark vs. UCLA, 3/16/05 (26-30-97)* Most Service Aces: 14 (vs. USC, 3/7/93) and (vs. Pepperdine, 2/3/01)* Most Block Solos: 17 (vs. Pepperdine, 3/18/83) Most Block Assists: 44 (vs. Hawaii, 4/13/83) Longest Match: 3 hours, 45 minutes (vs. UCSB, 2/12/87)

SINGLE SEASON INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Most Total Attempts: 1,298, Paul Nihipali, 1997 Most Kills: 650, Jeff Nygaard, 1994 and Paul Nihipali, 1997 Most Points: 553.5, Steve Klosterman, 2007** Best Hitting Percentage: .539, Tim Kelly, 1994 Most Solo Blocks: 40, Trevor Schirman, 1989 Most Block Assists: 203, Scott Morrow, 2000 Most Total Blocks: 221, Trevor Schirman, 1990 Most Blocks Per Game: 2.12, Trevor Schirman, 1990 Most Set Assists: 1,848, Brandon Taliaferro, 1998 Most Matches With Double Figure Blocks: 9, Trevor Schirman, 1990 Most Digs: 368, Tony Ker, 2008 Most Digs Per Game: 3.2, Tony Ker, 2008 Most Service Aces: 63, Mark Williams, 2000 Most Services Aces (Freshman): 39, Gonzalo Quiroga, 2011 Most Triple Doubles: 2, Tom Stillwell, UCLA vs. Lewis, 3/4/97 (11k, 17d, 16b) and vs. BYU, 3/28/97 (19k, 13d, 12b) Most Matches With Double Figure Digs: 18, Matt Davis, 2000 and Tony Ker, 2008

SINGLE MATCH INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Most Kills: 52, Paul Nihipali (vs. UCSB, 4/27/96) Consecutive Kills: 31, Steve Klosterman (vs. CSN, 2/21/07) Most Total Attempts: 89, Paul Nihipali (vs. Lewis, 3/4/97) Highest Hitting Percentage (minimum 10 attempts): .900, Don Dendinger (vs. SDSU, 2/21/87); Tim Kelly (vs. UC Irvine, 2/26/93); Mark Williams (vs. LMU, 1/15/98); Steve Klosterman (vs. La Verne, 1/14/04); Allan Vince (vs. UC Irvine, 1/7/05). Most Set Assists: 110, Brandon Taliaferro (vs. Lewis, 4/30/98) Most Service Aces: 10, Adam Naeve (vs. Pepperdine, 2/3/01)* Most Block Solos: 7, Trevor Schirman (vs. CSUN, 4/10/89) Most Block Assists: 18, Adam Naeve (vs. LMU, 1/30/99) Most Total Blocks: 18, Dave Mochalski (vs. USC, 4/9/82), Adam Naeve (vs. LMU, 1/30/99) Most Digs: 27, Tony Ker (vs. Hawai’i, 1/5/08)

INDIVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS Most Kills: 2,096, Paul Nihipali, 1994-97 Most Attempts: 4,063, Paul Nihipali, 1994-97 Highest Hitting Percentage: .462, Tim Kelly, 1991-94 Most Matches With Double Figure Kills: 101, Paul Nihipali, 1994-97 Most Total Blocks: 682, Trevor Schirman, 1987-90 Most Solo Blocks: 120, Trevor Schirman, 1987-90 Most Matches With Double Figure Blocks: 19, Trevor Schirman, 198790 Most Set Assists: 6,840, Brandon Taliaferro, 1997-00 Most Digs: 1,220, Tony Ker, 2005-08* Most Matches With Double Figure Digs: 60, Tony Ker, 2005-2008* Most Aces: 178, Adam Naeve, 1997-01 Most Triple-Doubles: 2, Tom Stillwell, UCLA vs. Lewis, 3/4/97 (11k, 17d, 16bk) and vs. BYU, 3/28/97 (19k, 13d, 12bk)

ATTENDANCE RECORDS Largest International Crowd: 23,000 UCLA vs. Republic of China, 1980, at the Chinese Sport and Cultural Center. Largest Pauley Pavilion Crowd: 9,809 UCLA vs. Pepperdine, 1984 NCAA Championship. Team and individual statistics were not kept prior to 1981. *Record set during rally scoring season. **2004 was the first season points were kept.

SINGLE SET INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Most Aces: 5, Gonzalo Quiroga (vs. BYU, 2/4/11) Consecutive Aces: 4, Adam Naeve (vs. Pepperdine, 2/3/01)* Most Kills: 21, Ed Ratledge (Game 4 vs. CS Northridge, 2/17/00)

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UCLA VOLLEYBALL RECORDS (1986-present) — CAREER/SEASON CHARTS CAREER LEADERS

SEASON LEADERS

Kills 1. Paul Nihipali, 1994-97 2. Jeff Nygaard, 1992-95 3. Adam Naeve, 1997-99, 2001 4. Steve Klosterman, 2004-07 5. Garrett Muagututia, 2007-2010 6. Trevor Schirman, 1987-90 7. Mark Williams, 1998-2001 8. Ozzie Volstad, 1984-87 9. Evan Thatcher, 1997-2000 10. Tom Stillwell, 1995-98

2,096 1,800 1,587 1,513 1,473 1,374 1,245 1,237 1,083 1,047

Total Blocks 1. Trevor Schirman, 1987-90 2. Jeff Nygaard, 1992-95 3. Tom Stillwell, 1995-98 4. Adam Naeve, 1997-99, 2001 5. Scott Morrow, 2000-03 6. Paul Nihipali, 1994-97 7. Thomas Amberg, 2009-12 8. Tim Kelly, 1991-94 9. Mike Whitcomb, 1988-91 10. Brandon Taliaferro, 1997-00

682 658 544 538 522 492 466 458 410 396

Aces 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Adam Naeve, 1997-01 Brandon Taliaferro, 1997-2000 Mark Williams, 1998-2001 Gonzalo Quiroga, 2011Jeff Nygaard, 1992-95 Stein Metzger, 1993-96 Kevin Wong, 1992-95 Garrett Muagututia, 2007-2010 Kevin Ker, 2007-2010 10. Matt Komer, 1999-2002

178 176 164 138 123 110 107 99 99 93

Digs 1. Tony Ker, 2005-08 2. Adam Shrader, 2001-04 3. Brandon Taliaferro, 1997-2000 4. Fred Robins, 1996-99 5. Mark Williams, 1998-2001 6. Erik Sullivan, 1992-95 7. Ozzie Volstad, 1984-87 8. Garrett Muagututia, 2007-2010 9. Matt Sonnichsen, 1986-89 10. Paul Nihipali, 1994-97

1,220 1,089 831 777 752 747 746 741 618 612

Set Assists 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Brandon Taliaferro, 1997-2000 Stein Metzger, 1993-96 Rich Nelson, 2000-03 Mike Sealy, 1990-93 Kevin Ker, 2007-2010 Matt Wade, 2006-2009 Dennis Gonzalez, 2003-06 Matt Sonnichsen, 1986-89

6,840 5,158 4,846 4,749 3,173 3,166 3,104 3,088

Kills 1. Paul Nihipali, 1997 Jeff Nygaard, 1994 3. Paul Nihipali, 1996 4. Adam Naeve, 1998 5. Paul Nihipali, 1995 6. Jeff Nygaard, 1995 7. Garrett Muagututia, 2008 8. Steve Klosterman, 2007 9. Steve Klosterman, 2006 10. Mark Williams, 2000

650 650 590 528 525 511 473 472 466 465

Total Blocks 1. Trevor Schirman, 1990 2. Scott Morrow, 2000 3. Tom Stillwell, 1996 4. Trevor Schirman, 1989 5. Jeff Nygaard, 1995 6. Jeff Nygaard, 1994 7. Don Dendinger, 1986 8. Seth Burnham, 2000 9. Tom Stillwell, 1997 10. Mike Whitcomb, 1989

221 220 213 189 188 180 177 176 175 170

Aces 1. Mark Williams, 2000 2. Brandon Taliaferro, 2000 3. Adam Naeve, 2001 Adam Naeve, 1998 5. Stein Metzger, 1996 6. Gonzalo Quiroga, 2013 7. Mark Williams, 2001 Brandon Taliaferro, 1998 9. Brandon Taliaferro, 1999 10. Paul Johnson, 2005

63 59 56 56 53 52 51 51 50 49

Thomas Amberg

Digs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Tony Ker, 2008 Matt Davis, 2000 Tony Ker, 2006 Ozzie Volstad, 1986 Adam Shrader, 2002 Paul George, 2006 Tom Hastings, 2010 Tony Ker, 2005 Evan Mottram, 2013 Adam Shrader, 2004

368 364 318 308 303 272 270 269 267 267

Set Assists 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Brandon Taliaferro, 1998 Brandon Taliaferro, 2000 Stein Metzger, 1996 Brandon Taliaferro, 1997 Stein Metzger, 1994 Rich Nelson, 2002 Brandon Taliaferro, 1999 Rich Nelson, 2001

1,848 1,800 1,792 1,707 1,589 1,546 1,485 1,477

Formal statistics have evolved slowly in the sport of collegiate volleyball since the sport was sanctioned by the NCAA in 1970. Unfortunately, the accuracy and definitions of such statistics kept by member schools was not ensured until 1986. The record-keeping for certain categories, for example, set assists and blocking, only has been required in the last 22 years. With due respect to the legends of UCLA Men’s Volleyball, their names are not listed because our records are incomplete.

Brandon Taliaferro

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UCLA VOLLEYBALL RECORDS (1981-present) — CAREER/SEASON CHARTS SEASON LEADERS

CAREER LEADERS

Hitting Percentage

Hitting Percentage 1. Tim Kelly, 1991-94 2. Paul Johnson, 2002-05 3. Chris Peña, 2001-04 4. Danny Farmer, 1996-99 5. Jeff Nygaard, 1992-95 6. Adam Naeve, 1997-99, 2001 7. Tom Stillwell, 1995-98 8. Weston Dunlap, 2008-12 9. Thomas Amberg, 2009-12 10. Scott Morrow, 2000-03 Minimum 1000 attempts.

.462 .448 .438 .42772 .42771 .424 .419 .407 .404 .398

1. Tim Kelly, 1994 2. Paul Johnson, 2005 3. Jeff Nygaard, 1993 4. Thomas Amberg, 2012 5. Tim Kelly, 1993 6. Karch Kiraly, 1981 7. Weston Dunlap, 2012 8. Spencer Rowe, 2013 9. Chris Peña, 2003 10. Karch Kiraly, 1982 Minimum 300 attempts.

.539 .491 .487 .485 .470 .466 .461 .459 .458 .457

5.40 5.14 4.60 4.28 4.17 3.84 3.52 3.48 3.43 3.38

Kills Per Game 1. Jeff Nygaard, 1994 2. Paul Nihipali, 1997 3. Paul Nihipali, 1996 4. Paul Nihipali, 1995 5. Adam Naeve, 1998 6. Jeff Nygaard, 1995 7. Ozzie Volstad, 1987 8. Ed Ratledge, 2000 9. Adam Naeve, 1999 10. Trevor Schirman, 1989 Minimum 300 attempts.

6.98 6.19 6.14 5.64 5.50 5.16 4.96 4.79 4.65 4.38

Blocking Average 1. Trevor Schirman, 1990 2. Tom Stillwell, 1996 3. Jeff Nygaard, 1992 4. Jeff Nygaard, 1994 5. Jeff Nygaard, 1995 6. Trevor Schirman, 1989 Scott Morrow, 2000 8. Tim Kelly, 1991 9. Tom Stillwell, 1997 10. Adam Naeve, 1999 Minimum 75 games played.

2.12 2.08 2.03 1.93 1.89 1.85 1.85 1.82 1.804 1.802

Kills Per Game 1. Paul Nihipali, 1994-97 2. Jeff Nygaard, 1992-95 3. Adam Naeve, 1997-99, 2001 4. Dan Landry, 1990-93 5. Rich Bland, 1990-93 6. Steve Klosterman, 2004-07 7. Trevor Schirman, 1987-90 8. Jeff Williams, 1984-87 9. Tim Kelly, 1991-94 10. Garrett Muagututia, 2007-2010 Minimum 1000 attempts.

Blocking Average 1. Jeff Nygaard, 1992-95 2. Trevor Schirman, 1987-90 3. Tom Stillwell, 1995-98 4. Mike Whitcomb, 1988-91 5. Tim Kelly, 1991-94 6. Don Dendinger, 1985-88* 7. Adam Naeve, 1997-99, 2001 8. Scott Morrow, 2000-03 9. Paul Nihipali, 1994-97 10. Ozzie Volstad, 1984-87** Minimum 200 games played. *Three-year average. **Two-year average.

1.88 1.75 1.72 1.58 1.55 1.51 1.41 1.40 1.26 1.23

Paul Nihipali

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UCLA VOLLEYBALL RECORDS (2001*-present) — CAREER CHARTS INDIVIDUAL-CAREER Hitting Percentage

Digs

1. Paul Johnson, 2002-05 2. Adam Naeve, 2001 3. Chris Peña, 2001-04 4. Weston Dunlap, 2008-12 5. Thomas Amberg, 2009-12 6. Scott Morrow, 2001-03 7. Jamie Diefenbach, 2006-09 8. Allan Vince, 2003-05 (Min 250 Att/Yr)

.448 .447 .438 .407 .404 .381 .373 .343

Kills 1. Steve Klosterman, 2004-07 2. Garrett Muagututia, 2007-2010 3. Gonzalo Quiroga, 20114. Jonathan Acosta, 2001-05 5. Chris Peña, 2001-04 6. Paul Johnson, 2002-05 7. Thomas Amberg, 2009-12 8. Sean O’Malley, 2006-2009 9. Paul George, 2004-07 10. Jack Polales, 2009-12 (Min 250 Att/Yr)

1,513 1,473 976 963 920 883 839 779 773 772

Total Attacks

1. Tony Ker, 2005-08 2. Adam Shrader, 2001-04 3. Garrett Muagututia, 2007-2010 4. Tom Hastings, 2008-2011 5. Rich Nelson, 2001-03 6. Steve Klosterman, 2004-07 7. Paul George, 2004-07 8. Gonzalo Quiroga, 20119. Kyle Caldwell, 2009-12 10. Kris Kraushaar, 2002-05

1,220 1,089 741 584 483 472 438 432 390 381

Block Solos 1. Garrett Muagututia, 2007-2010 2. Thomas Amberg, 2009-12 3. Paul Johnson, 2002-05 4. Steve Klosterman, 2004-07 5. Nick Vogel, 2009-12 6. Chris Peña, 2001-04 7. Jonathan Acosta, 2001-04 8. Jamie Diefenbach, 2006-09 9. Allan Vince, 2003-05 10. Paul George, 2004-07

44 42 40 39 36 35 32 29 23 22

Block Assists

1. Steve Klosterman, 2004-07 2. Garrett Muagututia, 2007-2010 3. Gonzalo Quiroga, 20114. Jonathan Acosta, 2001-05 5. Jack Polales, 2009-12 6. Sean O’Malley, 2006-09 7. Chris Peña, 2001-04 8. Thomas Amberg, 2009-12 9. Cameron Mount, 2001-02 10. Paul Johnson, 2002-05 (Min 250 Att/Yr)

3,262 3,116 2,201 1,943 1,732 1,714 1,680 1,593 1,586 1,580

4,346 3,166 3,104 2,021 1,413 1,149 575 482 126 125

Aces 1. Gonzalo Quiroga, 20112. Garrett Muagututia, 2007-2010 Kevin Ker, 2007-2010 4. Paul Johnson, 2002-05 5. Steve Klosterman, 2004-07 6. Chris Peña, 2001-04 Nick Vogel, 2009-12 8. Matt Komer, 2001-02 9. Kris Kraushaar, 2002-05 Cameron Mount, 2001-02

424 325 281 263 256 254 253 248 204 191

Total Blocks

Set Assists 1. Rich Nelson, 2001-03 2. Matt Wade, 2006-2009 3. Dennis Gonzalez, 2003-06 4. Kevin Ker, 2007-2010 5. Kyle Caldwell, 2009-12 6. Alex Scattareggia, 2009-11 7. Julio “Gaby” Acevedo, 2005 8. Beau Peters, 2004-07* 9. Adam Shrader, 2001-04 10. Dan Conners, 2001 *UCLA totals only.

1. Thomas Amberg, 2009-12 2. Paul Johnson, 2002-05 3. Scott Morrow, 2001-03 4. Nick Vogel, 2009-12 5. Chris Peña, 2001-04 6. Jamie Diefenbach, 2006-09 7. Steve Klosterman, 2004-07 8. Weston Dunlap, 2008-12 9. Garrett Muagututia, 2007-2010 10. Rich Nelson, 2001-03

138 99 99 90 79 75 75 72 71 67

1. Thomas Amberg, 20092. Paul Johnson, 2002-05 3. Scott Morrow, 2001-03 4. Nick Vogel, 2009-12 5. Steve Klosterman, 2004-07 6. Chris Peña, 2001-04 7. Jamie Diefenbach, 2006-09 8. Weston Dunlap, 2008-12 9. Garrett Muagututia, 2007-2010 10. Rich Nelson, 2001-03

466 365 302 299 292 291 283 267 248 211

Weston Dunlap

Total Points 1. Steve Klosterman, 2004-07 2. Garrett Muagututia, 2007-2010 3. Gonzalo Quiroga, 20114. Paul Johnson, 2002-05 5. Thomas Amberg, 2009-12 6. Chris Peña, 2001-04 7. Jonathan Acosta, 2001-05 8. Paul George, 2004-07 9. Cameron Mount, 2001-03 10. Sean O’Malley, 2006-2009

1,757.0 1,718.0 1,198.5 1,175.0 1,164.0 1,158.0 1,094.0 926.0 909.5 889.0

Paul George *2001 was the advent of complete rally scoring matches.

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UCLA VOLLEYBALL RECORDS (2001*-present) — SEASON CHARTS INDIVIDUAL SINGLE SEASON Points 1. Steve Klosterman, 2007 2. Paul Johnson, 2005 3. Garrett Muagututia, 2008 4. Steve Klosterman, 2006 5. Garrett Muagututia, 2010 6. Gonzalo Quiroga, 2013 7. Paul George, 2006 8. Nick Scheftic, 2006 9. Jack Polales, 2010 10. Paul George, 2007

553.5 551.0 547.0 528.0 509.5 504.0 474.0 457.5 436.5 416.0

Kills 1. Garrett Muagututia, 2008 2. Steve Klosterman, 2007 3. Steve Klosterman, 2006 4. Garrett Muagututia, 2010 5. Matt Komer, 2002 6. Gonzalo Quiroga, 2013 7. Paul Johnson, 2005 8. Cameron Mount, 2002 9. Paul George, 2006 10. Jack Polales, 2010

473 472 466 446 434 420 413 408 400 378

Total Attacks 1. Steve Klosterman, 2006 2. Steve Klosterman, 2007 3. Garrett Muagututia, 2007 4. Gonzalo Quiroga, 2013 5. Matt Komer, 2002 6. Cameron Mount, 2002 7. Paul George, 2006 8. Damien Scott, 2006 9. Cameron Mount, 2001 10. Sean O’Malley, 2008

1,016 994 958 897 871 835 806 761 751 741

Set Assists 1. Rich Nelson, 2002 2. Rich Nelson, 2001 3. Rich Nelson, 2003 4. Matt Wade, 2008 5. Dennis Gonzalez, 2004 6. Alex Scattareggia, 2011 7. Kyle Caldwell, 2012 8. Dennis Gonzalez, 2006 9. Matt Wade, 2006 10. Kevin Ker, 2007

1,546 1,477 1,323 1,068 1,066 1,057 1,023 974 804 778

Aces 1. Adam Naeve, 2001 2. Gonzalo Quiroga, 2013 3. Mark Williams, 2001 4. Paul Johnson, 2005 5. Gonzalo Quiroga, 2012 6. Matt Komer, 2002 7. Gonzalo Quiroga, 2011 8. David Russell, 2006 9. Allan Vince, 2005 10. Kris Kraushaar, 2004

56 52 51 49 47 46 39 38 37 35

Digs 1. Tony Ker, 2008 2. Tony Ker, 2006 3. Adam Shrader, 2002 4. Paul George, 2006 5. Tom Hastings, 2010 6. Tony Ker, 2005 7. Adam Shrader, 2004 8. Tony Ker, 2007 9. Adam Shrader, 2003 10. Adam Shrader, 2001

Kills Per Set 368 318 303 272 270 269 267 265 263 256

Block Solos 1. 2. 3. 4.

Paul Johnson, 2005 Nick Scheftic, 2006 Allan Vince, 2005 Paul Johnson, 2004 Chris Peña, 2003 6. Paul George, 2006 Garrett Muagututia, 2008 Sean O’Malley, 2009 Thomas Amberg, 2011 10. Jonathan Acosta, 2003, 2005 Steve Klosterman, 2006 David Russell, 2006 Damien Scott, 2006

19 18 16 15 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13

Block Assists 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Thomas Amberg, 2012 Paul Johnson, 2005 Adam Naeve, 2001 Scott Morrow, 2001 Jamie Diefenbach, 2007 David Russell, 2006 7. Nick Scheftic, 2006 8. Jamie Diefenbach, 2008 Thomas Amberg, 2009 10. Scott Morrow, 2002

141 140 125 121 111 111 109 108 108 101

Total Blocks 1. Paul Johnson, 2005 2. Thomas Amberg, 2012 3. Adam Naeve, 2001 4. Scott Morrow, 2001 5. Nick Scheftic, 2006 6. David Russell, 2006 7. Jamie Diefenbach, 2007 8. Thomas Amberg, 2009 9. Jamie Diefenbach, 2008 10. Paul Johnson, 2004

159 150 135 131 127 124 123 118 116 107

Hitting Percentage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Paul Johnson, 2005 Thomas Amberg, 2012 Weston Dunlap, 2012 Spencer Rowe, 2013 Chris Peña, 2003 Adam Naeve, 2001 Chris Peña, 2004 Weston Dunlap, 2011 9. Paul Johnson, 2004 10. Nick Scheftic, 2006

.491 .486 .461 .459 .458 .447 .446 .446 .443 .427

1. Steve Klosterman, 2007 2. Steve Klosterman, 2006 3. Garrett Muagututia, 2008 4. Steve Klosterman, 2004 5. Garrett Muagututia, 2010 6. Jonathan Acosta, 2003 7. Matt Komer, 2002 8. Gonzalo Quiroga, 2013 9. Cameron Mount, 2002 10. Jack Polales, 2010 Minimum 300 attempts.

4.29 4.12 4.04 3.88 3.90 3.75 3.71 3.68 3.61 3.60

Set Assists Average 1. Rich Nelson, 2002 (1546) 13.68 2. Dennis Gonzalez, 2004 (1066) 13.67 3. Rich Nelson, 2003 (1323) 12.97 4. Rich Nelson, 2001 (1477) 12.63 5. Dennis Gonzalez, 2006 (974) 12.18 6. Dennis Gonzalez, 2005 (976) 12.05 7. Matt Wade, 2008 (1068) 11.48 8. Connor Bannan, 2013 (776) 11.25 9. Gaby Acevedo, 2005 (575) 10.45 10. Kyle Caldwell, 2012 (1023) 10.13 Minimum 300 assists. Assists in parentheses.

Ace Average 1. Mark Williams, 2001 (51) 2. Adam Naeve, 2001 (56) 3. Gonzalo Quiroga, 2012 (47) Gonzalo Quiroga, 2013 (52) 4. Paul Johnson, 2005 (49) 5. Matt Komer, 2002 (46) 6. Ian Burnham, 2001 (28) Gonzalo Quiroga, 2011 (39) 8. Matt Komer, 2001 (32) Kris Kraushaar, 2004 (35) Allan Vince, 2005 (37) Minimum 20 aces. Aces in parentheses.

0.51 0.47 0.46 0.46 0.41 0.39 0.35 0.35 0.33 0.33 0.33

Digs Average 1. Tony Ker, 2008 (368) 2. Tony Ker, 2006 (318) 3. Adam Shrader, 2002 (303) 4. Adam Shrader, 2003 (263) 5. Tony Ker, 2007 (265) 6. Tony Ker, 2005 (269) 7. Adam Shrader, 2004 (267) 8. Evan Mottram , 2013 (267) 9. Adam Shrader, 2001 (256) 10. Paul George, 2006 (272) Minimum 100 digs. Digs in parentheses.

3.23 2.79 2.71 2.53 2.52 2.49 2.47 2.10 2.08 2.06

Blocking Average 1. Thomas Amberg, 2012 (150) 1.43 2. Paul Johnson, 2005 (159) 1.34 3. Thomas Amberg, 2009 (118) 1.33 4. Scott Morrow, 2002 (106) 1.23 5. Jamie Diefenbach, 2007 (123) 1.22 6. Scott Morrow, 2003 (65) 1.18181 7. Scott Morrow, 2001 (131) 1.18180 8. Paul Johnson, 2002 (64) 1.16 9. Adam Naeve, 2001 (135) 1.14 10. Jamie Diefenbach, 2008 (116) 1.11 Minimum 50 total blocks. TBs in parentheses. *2001 was the advent of complete rally-scoring matches.

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UCLA VOLLEYBALL LETTERMEN, 1960-PRESENT Jason Harper, 95, 96 Thomas Hastings, 08-11 Carl Henkel, 88-89-90-91 Scott Herdman, 89-90-91 John Herren, 73-74-75 Bruce Herring, 69-70-71 Dane Holtzman, 69-70 Jerald Hyde, 62-63

A Julio “Gaby” Acevedo, 05 Jonathan Acosta, 02-03-04-05 Jim Adomoli, 60-61-62-63 Mike Allio, 64-66-68 Thomas Amberg, 09-10-11-12 Rick Amon, 78-79-81 Tom Anderson, 60-61 Mark Anderson, 80-82 John Anselmo, 89-91-92-93 Peter Ashley, 75-76-77

I Chris Irvin, 73-74-75 Richard Irvin, 70-71-72 Kene Izuchukwu, 2012

B Aleksandar Babic, 91 Carl Bailey, 60-61 Andy Banachowski, 65-68 Connor Bannan, 11 Tom Barr, 64 Michael Beals 13 Bob Becker, 64 Ed Becker, 69-70 John Bekins, d., 73-74-75 Pete Blackman, 62 Rich Bland, 90-92-93 Aaron Boone, 95 Brian Boone, 89-90 Dylan Bowermaster, 07-10 Jeremy Brandt, 94 Jim Brazier, 72 Jonathan Bridgeman, 10-11-13 Doug Brooks, 75-76-77 Dave Brown, 78-79 Doug Brown, 74-75 Steve Burian, 63-64-65-66 Ian Burnham, 01 Seth Burnham, 97-98-00

C Kyle Caldwell, 09-11-12 James Calonico, 64 Jeff Campbell, 85 John Carmack, 63 Scott Carter, 67 Jeremy Casebeer, 10-11-12 Eric Chaghouri, 05-06-07 Tom Chamales, 73 Seth Champi, 99-00 Roger Clark, 81-82-83-84 Jamie Cleary, 87-88 Denny Cline, 74-75-76 George Conkey, 66-67-68 Jim Conkey, 62 Dan Conners, 01 Greg Coon, 00-01 Ron Coon, 71-72-73 Buddy Cox, 74 Anthony Curci, 85-87-88-89

D Matt Davis, 97-98-99-00 Jesse Debban, 01-03 Ned DeGroot, 65 Mike Denver, 92 Don Dendinger, 85-86-87-88 Jamie Diefenbach, 06-07-08 Mike Diehl, 92-93

J

Andy Klussmann

Jeff Jacobs, 72-73 Charlie Jackson, 96-97-98 Ian Jackson, 06 Ryal Jagd, 10-11 Marcin Jagoda, 01-04 Barry Johnson, 62 Paul Johnson, 02-03-04-05

K Mike Desroches, 63-64 Aaron Dodd, 04-05 Kurt Donaldson, 74 Steve Drummy, 61-62-63-65 Weston Dunlap, 08-10-11-12

Tim Kelly, 91-92-93-94 K.C. Keller, 76-77-78-79 Jamey Ker, 09, 11

Kevin Ker, 07-08-09-10 Tony Ker, 05-06-07-08 Trent Kersten 13 Kirk Kilgour, d., 69-70-71 Mark Kinnison, 80-81-82 Karch Kiraly, 79-80-81-82 Gordon Kleinpeter, 60-61 Steve Klosterman, 04-05-06-07 Andy Klussmann, 83-84-85-86 Matt Komer, 99-00-01-02 Mark Knudsen, 92 Kris Kraushaar, 02-03-04-05

L Arne Lamberg, 85-86-87 Dan Landry, 90-91-92-93 Chris Lee, 68 Bob Leonard, 71-72-73-74 Bill Levin, 63 Chen Levitan, 10 Phil Leymeyer, 60-61-62 David Lin, 00 Phil Lingman, 65 Ricci Luyties, 81-82-83-84

M Mike McCann, 67-68 Matt McKinney, 03-04-05

E Steve Eddy, 66 Peter Ehrman, 78-79-80-81 Dale Eicks, 68 Keith Erickson, 65 Gordon Evans, 60-63

F Danny Farmer, 96-97-98-99 Mike Franklin, 72-73-75-76 Ken Freeman, 71-72-73 Steve Fritzen, 67-68

G Mike Garcia, 88-90 Gray Garrett, 02-03-05 Paul George, 05-06-07 Greg Giovanazzi, d., 76-77-78 Wally Goodrick, 82-83-84 Dennis Gonzalez, 03-04-05-06 Stan Gordon, 67-68 Mike Gottschall, 75-76-77 Matt Grace, 99 Larry Griebenow, 71-72 Steve Gulnac, 79-80-81-83 Kurt Gunderson, 83-84 Andor Gyulai, 97-98

H Matt Hanley, 11 Albert Hanneman, 90 Bill Hansard, 77

Denny Cline (r) and Greg Giovanazzi

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UCLA VOLLEYBALL LETTERMEN, 1960-PRESENT Bjorn Maaseide, 90 Ed Machado, 68-69-70-71 Mike Madison, 68-69 Lee Mason, 60-61 Wally Martin, 81-82-83-84 Jim Menges, 72-73-74 Robert Metcalf, 70 Stein Metzger, 93-94-95-96 Joe Mica, 75-76-77-79 Greg Miller, 66-67 Dave Mochalski, 82 Scott Morrow, 00-01-02-03 Ben Moselle, 96-97-98 Evan Mottram, 2012-13 Cameron Mount, 00-01-02 Garrett Muagututia, 07-10 Sean Myhill, 77

N Adam Naeve, 97-98-99-01 Rich Nelson, 00-01-02-03 George A. Negrete, 76 Trong Nguyen, 94-95-96-97 David Nichols, 74-75-77 Shaun Nichols, 07 Paul Nihipali, 94-95-96-97 Matt Noonan, 94-95-96 Mike Normand, 73-74 Jeff Nygaard, 92-93-94-95

O Dave Olbright, 76-77-78 Steve O’Dell, 2013 Sean O’Malley, 06-07-08-09 Tim Otterman, 84-85

P Robart Page, 2011-13 Kyle Palmer, 2013 Doug Partie, 81-82-83-84 Kendall Partie, 2013 Clayton Paullin, 2013 Bill Pearlman, 62-64-65 Chris Peña, 01-02-03-04 Sabin Perkins, 74 Brett Perrine, 07-08-09-10 Matt Perry, 89 Beau Peters, 04-07 Ross Pier, d., 91-92-93-94 Chris Pliha, 92 Jack Polales, 09-11 Brennan Prahler, 02-03-05

Ed Ratledge, 99-00 Ryan Ratelle, 06-08-09 Neil Riddell, 83-85 Kent Robinett, 87-88 Fred Robins, 96-97-98-99 Brian Rofer, 78-79-80 Scott Rolles, 78-80 Spencer Rowe, 11-12-13 Larry Rundle, 65-66 David Russell, 02-03-05-06 Mike Ryan, 66-67-68 Pat Ryan, 68

S Steve Salmons, 77-78-79-81 Dave Saunders, 79-80-81-82 J.B. Saunders, 87-88-90 Al Scates, 60-61-62-63 Alex Scattareggia, 10-11 Dave Schaffer, 67 Nick Scheftic, 03-04-05-06 Oren Sher, 89-90 Trevor Schirman, 87-88-89-90 Andy Schutz, 62-63-64-65 Damien Scott, 04-05-06 Dick Scott, 60-61-62-63 Larry Scott, 74-77 Mike Sealy, 90-91-92-93 Jimmy Sepulveda, 02 Ian Sequeira, 2013 Joe Shirley, d., 69-70 Adam Shrader, 01-02-03-04 Matt Shubin, 03-04 Mark Slevcove, 78-80-81-82 Andrew Smith, 80 Kent Smith, 81 Parker Smith, 02 Sinjin Smith, 76-77-78-79 Matt Sonnichsen, 86-87-88-89 John Speraw, 92-93-94-95 Mike Stafford, 86-88 Tom Stillwell, 95-96-97-98 Randy Stoklos, 80 Steve Stovitz, 84-85-86 D.J. Stromath, 06-08-09 Fred Sturm, 72-73-75-76 Erik Sullivan, 92-93-94-95 Reed Sunahara, 82-83-84-86 Steve Suttich, 76-77 Bill Suwara, 87-88-89 Ernie Suwara, 65-66-67 Scott Swartzbaugh, 86 David Swatik, 91-92

Mike Timmons, 78-79-80-81 Toshi Toyoda, 69 James Turner, 96

U Henry Unger, 60-61

V Eric Vallely, 96-97-98 Scott Vegas, 10-11-12-13 Allan Vince, 03-04-05 Nick Vogel, 09-10-11-12 Dan Vrebalovich, 85 Asbjorn Volstad, 84-85-86-87

W Matt Wade, 06-07-08-09 Benny Wang, 87-88-89-90 Rick Watson, 64 James Welch, 70-71 Kris Welch, 01 Brian Wells, 93-94-95-96 J.T. Wenger, 01-03-04 Jeff Williams, 84-85-86-87 Mark Williams, 98-99-00-01 Mike Whitcomb, 88-89-90-91 Matt Whitaker, 85-86-87-89 Jeff Woodley, 08 Kevin Wong, 92-93-94-95

Y Court Young, 98-99

Z John Zajec, d., 70-71-72 John Zappia, 2013 Saul Zemaitaitis, 03-04 d.—deceased.

T Q Gonzalo Quiroga, 11-12-13

R Doug Rabe, 75-76-77-78 Art Rasmussen, 82-83-84

Brandon Taliaferro, 97-98-99-00 Matt Taylor, 93-94-95-96 Mark Tedsen, 87-88-89-90 Evan Thatcher, 97-98-99-00 Craig Thompson, 69 Bob Thomson, 68-71-72

Ghost: Karch Kiraly sets Ricci Luyties (11) in the 1981 NCAA finals at UC Santa Barbara. The Bruins defeated USC in five games for their eighth NCAA title.

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UCLA’S 19 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Since 1970, UCLA has won 19 NCAA volleyball titles, all under the direction of coach Al Scates. Among UCLA sports, that total is a school record. Below are capsule summaries of UCLA’s 19 NCAA title teams.

1970 - AT UCLA The Bruins won the first NCAA championship in Pauley Pavilion by surviving a round-robin tournament and easily sweeping Long Beach State in the final. The Bruins’ Dane Holtzman (MVP), and All-Tournament selections Kirk Kilgour and Ed Becker gave coach Al Scates the first of 19 title trophies.

members John Herron and Joe Mica, as well as Chris Irvin, Fred Sturm and Denny Cline.

1976 - AT BALL STATE Down 15-14 in Game 1 against Pepperdine at Ball State, the Bruins staged another of their patented comebacks after backup setter Steve Suttich made a diving save off what appeared to be the game point. The Bruins went on to easily win Games 2 and 3 and their sixth title of the decade.

1979 - AT UCLA After a two-year title drought, the Bruins returned to the NCAA Championships on their home court unbeaten and primed to become collegiate volleyball’s first undefeated team. Despite dropping the first game, 12-15 to USC, Joe Mica sparked the comeback that gave UCLA its historic 31-0 season. Sinjin Smith was voted MVP and Steve Salmons, Peter Ehrman and Mica were named to the All-Tournament team.

1971 - AT UCLA

1981 - AT UC SANTA BARBARA

Again UCLA played host and repeated as champion. The Bruins, despite an easy victory in their first match, survived the tough round-robin pool play format where they were extended to three games twice. In the finals, UCLA defeated UC Santa Barbara in three games. Kirk Kilgour ended John Zajec was a member of UCLA’s a brilliant UCLA career by sharing first three NCAA title teams and Co-MVP honors with the Gau- earned NCAA All-Tournament honors chos’ Tim Bonynge. The Bruins’ in 1972. Larry Griebenow and Ed Machado were All-Tournament selections.

UCLA overcame injuries to win a five-game match against arch rival USC. The Trojans led 5-1 and 9-7 in the fifth game, but All-Tournament selection Steve Salmons, who spent most of the season rehabilitating his knee, rallied the Bruins this time. MVP Karch Kiraly set brilliantly and Steve Gulnac earned All-Tournament honors. The victory avenged the previous year’s fourgame loss to USC in the finals at Ball State.

1972 — AT BALL STATE The Bruins won their third consecutive title as heavy underdogs to San Diego State and UC Santa Barbara at Ball State. The Bruins, who received an at-large bid, were routed by SDSU in round robin play, but an upset against UCSB gave them a final match showdown against the Aztecs. SDSU appeared ready for a three-game sweep, winning the first two games, 15-10, 15-9, and opening an 8-3 lead in Game 3. But the Bruins rallied after Scates called a timeout. MVP Dick Irvin and AllTournament selection John Zajec sparked the comeback.

1974 - AT UC SANTA BARBARA UC Santa Barbara was the heavy favorite to win at home and easily beat the Bruins in Games 1 and 3 in the title match. With the Gauchos ahead 6-1 in the fifth game, Scates inserted seldom-used freshman Sabin Perkins, who served six straight points, including three aces, to reverse the momentum and give UCLA its fourth championship in five years. UCLA’s Bob Leonard was named MVP, and Mike Normand and Jim Menges were named to the All-Tournament squad.

1975 - AT UCLA UC Santa Barbara invaded Pauley Pavilion unbeaten and with the reputation as the best collegiate volleyball team in history. Before more than 8,000 fans, Scates received a great final match performance from MVP John Bekins and fine hitting and blocking from All-Tournament

1982 - AT PENN STATE Ranked No. 1 and undefeated, the Bruins entered the NCAA Tournament as heavy favorites. UCLA swept Ohio State in the semifinals. The next night the Bruins downed host Penn State, 15-4, 15-9, 15-7. Kiraly became the first player in collegiate volleyball history to receive Joe Mica earned NCAA All-Tournament MVP honors two straight Team honors in 1979. years, and Doug Partie, Mark Kinnison and Dave Mochalski were All-Tournament selections.

1983 - AT OHIO STATE Despite losing three of their first six conference matches, the Bruins rolled to their second straight league title, forcing Pepperdine, which had beaten UCLA in two of three meetings, into the grueling regionals. The Waves won the wildcard spot, setting the stage for another UCLAPepperdine battle. In the semifinals, UCLA cruised to a three-game victory over Ohio State, and the Waves obliged by beating Penn State. In the final, UCLA dominated play at the net and limited the Waves to a .099 hitting percentage. The three-game sweep gave coach Al Scates his 10th NCAA title, tying him with John Wooden. Ricci Luyties was

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UCLA’S 19 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS voted Most Outstanding Player and Wally Martin, Doug Partie and Steve Gulnac joined him on the All-Tournament Team.

1984 - AT UCLA Several milestones were achieved during this historic season. In addition to an undefeated season, the Bruins’ 38 victories were an NCAA men’s volleyball record as well as a school record. Scates guided UCLA to an unprecedented fourth consecutive national championship, his 11th in the 15-year history of the sport, moving him ahead of Wooden. The title match drew a record 9,809 spectators, and UCLA’s Ricci Luyties earned Most Outstanding Player honors for the second straight year. Other Bruins named to the All-Tournament Team were seniors Doug Partie and Roger Clark, plus freshman Ozzie Volstad, who would be instrumental in the Bruins’ next title season.

1987 - AT UCLA The Bruins stormed into the NCAA Tournament with all the advantages: a 25-match winning streak, a No. 1 seeding, two weeks of rest, the country’s best record, the home court crowd and a wealth of tradition. In typical Al Scates fashion, UCLA breezed past Ohio State in the semifinals, while USC needed five games to outlast a tough Penn State team. A crowd of 8,952, third largest in collegiate volleyball history, cheered as the Bruins swept past their arch rivals in a twohour, three-game match, 15-11, 15-2, 16-14. UCLA tied its school record for single season victories by finishing with a 38-3 record, and senior All-American Ozzie Volstad capped an outstanding career by earning Most Outstanding Player honors. Seniors Jeff Williams and Arne Lamberg also were named to the All-Tournament Team.

1989 -AT UCLA The Bruins were hosts for the 20th annual tournament, featuring a final Roger Clark earned NCAA Allmatch showdown between a veteran Tournament honors in 1984. coach and his young understudy. Fred Sturm, a member of the Bruins’ 1976 NCAA title team, entered Pauley Pavilion as head coach of Stanford, playing in its first title match. In the semifinals, the Bruins swept Penn State, while the Cardinal got a scare from Ball State before winning in four. In the final, the Bruins jumped off to a quick start and won Games 1 and 2, 15-1, 15-13. Stanford appeared to have regrouped in Game 3 by stomping the Bruins 15-4, but Scates and MVP Matt Sonnichsen hung on to win Game 4, 15-12. Bruins named to the All-Tournament team were Trevor Schirman, who shut down Stanford Olympian Scott Fortune, and seniors Anthony Curci and Matt Whitaker.

1993 - AT UCLA UCLA ended a three-year championship drought by sweeping Ohio State in the semifinals and upstart Cal State Northridge in the finals. The Bruins continued several championship streaks: they extended their Pauley

Pavilion NCAA post-season winning string to 20 consecutive matches and ran their record in home court NCAA finals to 14-0. Scates’ 14th NCAA title inched him closer to the national record. Senior setter Mike Sealy and sophomore quick hitter Jeff Nygaard earned co-Most Outstanding Player honors. Senior Dan Landry and sophomore Kevin Wong also were voted to the NCAA All-Tournament Team. The Bruins set a two-match NCAA Tournament record by hitting .463, and Nygaard set a single match championship record by hitting .867 (13-0-15) against Ohio State.

1995 - AT SPRINGFIELD, MA The championship returned to volleyball’s birthplace and the kingpin of the sport reclaimed its crown. Following the second-place finish to Penn State the previous year, UCLA’s four fifth-year seniors vowed revenge in earnest. UCLA avenged a shocking 3-0 mid-season loss to Ball State by spanking the Cardinals 3-0 in the semifinals. Revenge also served as the major motivation against Penn State. The Bruins swept Kevin Wong earned NCAA All-Tournathem in the finals to restore ment honors as a sophomore in 1993. order to the collegiate volleyball world. Along the way the Bruins established some impressive records: 34 straight weeks as the nation’s No.1 ranked team, a string of 34 home victories and three consecutive 19-0 MPSF title seasons. Senior Jeff Nygaard won his second straight AVCA and Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year awards, and Stein Metzger, John Speraw and Nygaard were named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team, the latter selected as Most Outstanding Player.

1996 - AT UCLA The improbable championship proved one of the most exciting and gratifying for coach Al Scates. “This one was special because we had to work so hard for it,” said Scates, whose 16th title tied him with former Houston golf coach Dave Williams for the NCAA lead. With four starters gone from the previous season, the Bruins gutted out No.16 in a thrilling five-game, three-hour and twenty-seven minute final against Hawaii, the preseason favorite. The victory raised the Bruins’ intimidating post-season home-court record to 24-0 and improved their overall NCAA playoff record to 43-4. UCLA’s Stein Metzger, the AVCA co-Player of the Year, earned All-Tournament honors along with the Bruins’ Tom Stillwell, who led the country in blocking average.

1998 - AT HAWAI’I The Bruins saved their best for last in winning for Scates a record-breaking 17th title. After outlasting Lewis University 3-2 in the semifinals, the final against Pepperdine on a hostile court proved to be a match of veterans vs. inexperience. With five of six starters boasting NCAA championship match experience, the Bruins cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Waves, who claimed just one starter with previous championship experience. Scates

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UCLA’S 19 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS saved his best game plan for the final, which produced a Bruin hitting percentage of .454 and nine aces. Adam Naeve, who spiked 23 kills on .629 hitting and added three aces and five blocks, was named Most Outstanding Player. Setter Brandon Taliaferro and outside hitter Fred Robins also were named to the All-Tournament Team.

2000 - AT IPFW This championship was all about avenging past demons. The coaches were determined to eradicate all the bad memories of losing the 1994 championship match to Penn State at IPFW and the players wanted to redeem themselves after losing in the first round of the 1999 league playoffs. Senior setter Brandon Taliaferro guided UCLA to a pair of sweeps over Penn State in the semifinals and Ohio State in the finals. Against OSU, the Bruins hit .459 for the match, served eight aces, and out-blocked the Buckeyes, 12-6. Senior Evan Thatcher led all players with 25 kills (.468). Taliaferro and junior Mark Williams added three aces apiece and sophomore Matt Komer led the team with six blocks. The turning point in the match came in Game 3 when senior Ed Ratledge rallied the Bruins from a 13-8 deficit by serving two points, including an ace. Taliaferro earned Most Outstanding Player honors and seniors

John Speraw (l) and Erik Sullivan team up for this block against Penn State in the 1995 finals at Springfield, MA.

Seth Burnham and Thatcher were named to the All-Tournament Team.

2006 - AT PENN STATE On March 17, the Bruins rallied to defeat USC 3-2 to win the Kilgour Cup. The victory improved the Bruins’ overall record to 13-12 and ignited a 14-match winning streak that included several improbable upsets: 3-1 at Hawaii in the MPSF quarterfinals, 3-0 vs. Pepperdine in the league semifinals and 3-1 vs. Long Beach State in the MPSF championship match. The Bruins buried IPFW 3-0 in the NCAA semifinals and defeated host Penn State in the championship to capture their 19th NCAA crown under Scates and UCLA’s 98th overall. In the championship match, the Bruins rallied from an eight-point deficit in Game 2 to win their second NCAA title at Penn State (the first came in 1982). Damien Scott and Dennis Gonzalez were named to the All-Tournament team, and Steve Klosterman, who had battled back from shoulder surgery the previous season, was named Most Outstanding Player. The Bruins’ 26-12 overall record represented the most losses by a national champion.

The Bruins celebrate their 19th National Championship after defeating Penn State in 2006.

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UCLA’S ALL-TIME NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS 1970 NCAA Championship at UCLA

1995 NCAA Championship at Springfield, MA

UCLA d. UC Santa Barbara, 15-6, 15-10 UCLA d. Ball State, 15-4, 15-6 UCLA d. Long Beach State, 15-12, 13-15, 15-2 UCLA d. UC Santa Barbara, 15-10, 15-13, 15-8 UCLA d. Long Beach State, 15-7, 15-4, 15-8

UCLA d. Ball State, 15-12, 15-9, 15-10 UCLA d. Penn State, 15-3, 15-10, 15-10

1971 NCAA Championship at UCLA UCLA d. Springfield, 15-3, 15-4 UCLA d. Ball State, 15-7, 15-12 UCLA d. UC Santa Barbara, 15-11, 14-16, 15-9 UCLA d. Springfield, 15-6, 15-1, 15-3 UCLA d. UC Santa Barbara, 15-6, 17-15, 17-15

1972 NCAA Championship at Ball State UCLA d. UC Santa Barbara, 15-13, 15-7 San Diego State d. UCLA, 15-7, 15-11 UCLA d. Ball State 15-1, 15-4 UCLA d. Ball State, 15-9, 15-9, 12-15, 15-12 UCLA d. San Diego State, 10-15, 9-15, 15-9, 15-10, 15-7

1974 NCAA Championship at UC Santa Barbara UCLA d. Ball State, 15-10, 15-9, 15-9 UCLA d. UC Santa Barbara, 10-15, 15-8, 10-15, 15-11, 15-12

1975 NCAA Championship at UCLA UCLA d. Ohio State, 15-1, 15-11, 15-8 UCLA d. UC Santa Barbara, 15-9, 7-15, 15-9, 15-10

1976 NCAA Championship at Ball State UCLA d. Springfield, 15-4, 15-2, 15-5 UCLA d. Pepperdine, 18-16, 15-9, 15-11

1978 NCAA Championship at Ohio State

1996 NCAA Championship at UCLA UCLA d. Lewis, 15-7, 15-8, 15-10 UCLA d. Hawaii, 15-13, 12-15, 9-15, 17-15, 15-12

1997 NCAA Championship at Ohio State UCLA d. Penn State, 15-13, 13-15, 15-4, 10-15, 15-10 Stanford d. UCLA, 15-7, 15-10, 9-15, 6-15, 15-13

1998 NCAA Championship at Hawaii UCLA d. Lewis, 13-15, 15-9, 15-6, 13-15, 15-11 UCLA d. Pepperdine, 15-11, 15-11, 15-7

2000 NCAA Championship at IPFW UCLA d. Penn State, 15-11, 15-8, 15-10 UCLA d. Ohio State, 15-8, 15-10, 17-15

2001 NCAA Championship at Long Beach State UCLA d. Ohio State, 30-21, 30-20, 22-30, 30-24 BYU d. UCLA, 26-30, 26-30, 30-32

2005 NCAA Championship at UCLA UCLA d. Penn State, 30-20, 30-24, 30-27 Pepperdine d. UCLA, 30-23, 23-30, 24-30, 30-25, 15-10

2006 NCAA Championship at Penn State UCLA d. IPFW, 30-25, 30-23, 30-28 UCLA d. Penn State, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 UCLA’s overall NCAA Tournament record: 52-7 (.881). In the current four-team format, the Bruins have a 25-1 record in Pauley Pavilion NCAA Tournament matches and are 19-6 (.769) overall in NCAA title matches.

UCLA d. Rutgers-Newark, 15-11, 15-8, 15-8 Pepperdine d. UCLA, 15-12, 11-15, 15-8, 5-15, 15-12

1979 NCAA Championship at UCLA UCLA d. Ball State, 15-3, 15-1, 15-4 UCLA d. USC, 12-15, 15-12, 15-11, 15-7

1980 NCAA Championship at Ball State UCLA d. Ohio State, 15-8, 15-7, 15-7 USC d. UCLA, 15-7, 6-15, 15-3, 15-8

1981 NCAA Championship at UC Santa Barbara UCLA d. Ohio State, 15-8, 15-7, 15-9 UCLA d. USC, 11-15, 15-7, 15-11, 8-15, 15-13

1982 NCAA Championship at Penn State UCLA d. Ohio State, 15-10, 15-12, 15-7 UCLA d. Penn State, 15-4, 15-9, 15-7

1983 NCAA Championship at Ohio State UCLA d. Ohio State, 15-4, 15-5, 15-4 UCLA d. Pepperdine, 15-10, 16-14, 15-7

1984 NCAA Championship at UCLA UCLA d. Ball State, 15-8, 15-4, 15-6 UCLA d. Pepperdine, 15-11, 15-13, 16-18, 15-12

1987 NCAA Championship at UCLA UCLA d. Ohio State, 15-7, 15-10, 15-11 UCLA d. USC, 15-11, 15-2, 16-14

1989 NCAA Championship at UCLA UCLA d. Penn State, 15-6, 15-4, 15-9 UCLA d. Stanford, 15-1, 15-13, 4-15, 15-12

1993 NCAA Championship at UCLA UCLA d. Ohio State, 15-4, 15-4, 15-2 UCLA d. CS Northridge, 15-8, 15-11, 15-10

1994 NCAA Championship at IPFW UCLA d. IPFW, 15-3, 15-8, 15-4 Penn State d. UCLA, 9-15, 15-13, 4-15, 15-12, 15-12 Ricci Luyties celebrates after one of his four NCAA titles.

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UCLA’S NCAA VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY Year Champion (Record) Head Coach 1970 UCLA (24-1) Al Scates 1971 UCLA (29-1) Al Scates 1972 UCLA (27-7) Al Scates 1973 San Diego St. (21-5) Jack Henn 1974 UCLA (30-5) Al Scates 1975 UCLA (27-8) Al Scates 1976 UCLA (15-2) Al Scates 1977 USC (18-1) Ernie Hix 1978 Pepperdine (21-4) Marv Dunphy 1979 UCLA (30-0) Al Scates 1980 USC (22-6) Ernie Hix 1981 UCLA (32-3) Al Scates 1982 UCLA (29-0) Al Scates 1983 UCLA (27-4) Al Scates 1984 UCLA (38-0) Al Scates 1985 Pepperdine (25-2) Marv Dunphy 1986 Pepperdine (22-7) Rod Wilde 1987 UCLA (38-3) Al Scates 1988 USC (34-4) Bob Yoder 1989 UCLA (29-5) Al Scates 1990 USC (26-7) Jim McLaughlin 1991 Long Beach St. (31-4) Ray Ratelle 1992 Pepperdine (24-4) Marv Dunphy 1993 UCLA (24-3) Al Scates 1994 Penn St. (26-3) Tom Peterson 1995 UCLA (31-1) Al Scates 1996 UCLA (26-5) Al Scates 1997 Stanford (27-4) Ruben Nieves 1998 UCLA (28-4) Al Scates 1999 BYU (30-1) Carl McGown 2000 UCLA (29-5) Al Scates 2001 BYU (23-4) Carl McGown 2002 *Hawaii (24-8) Mike Wilton 2003 *Lewis (29-6) Dave Deuser 2004 BYU (29-4) Tom Peterson 2005 Pepperdine (25-2) Marv Dunphy 2006 UCLA (26-12) Al Scates 2007 UC Irvine (29-5) John Speraw 2008 Penn State (30-1) Mark Pavlik 2009 UC Irvine (27-5) John Speraw 2010 Stanford (25-6) John Kosty 2011 Ohio State (26-6) Pete Hanson 2012 UC Irvine (26-5) John Speraw 2013 UC Irvine (25-7) David Kniffin *Hawai’i and Lewis later vacated their titles.

Score 3-0 3-0 3-2 3-1 3-2 3-1 3-0 3-1 3-2 3-1 3-1 3-2 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 3-2 3-0 3-2 3-1 3-1 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-2 3-0 3-2 3-2 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-2 3-2 3-2 3-0 3-1 3-1 3-2 3-0 3-2 3-0 3-0

Runner-Up Long Beach St. UCSB San Diego St. Long Beach St. UCSB UCSB Pepperdine Ohio St. UCLA USC UCLA USC Penn St. Pepperdine Pepperdine USC USC USC UCSB Stanford Long Beach St. USC Stanford CS Northridge UCLA Penn St. Hawaii UCLA Pepperdine Long Beach St. Ohio St. UCLA Pepperdine BYU Long Beach St. UCLA Penn St. IPFW Pepperdine USC Penn St. UC Santa Barbara USC BYU

Host UCLA UCLA Ball St. San Diego St. UCSB UCLA Ball St. UCLA Ohio St. UCLA Ball St. UCSB Penn St. Ohio St. UCLA UCLA Penn St. UCLA IPFW UCLA George Mason Hawaii Ball St. UCLA IPFW Springfield UCLA Ohio St. Hawaii UCLA IPFW Long Beach St. Penn St. Long Beach St. Hawaii UCLA Penn St. Ohio State UC Irvine BYU Stanford Penn State USC UCLA

Championship Match Attendance 3,143 — — 7,762 3,000 8,000 4,140 4,500 4,756 6,100 3,000 5,000 5,641 3,638 9,809 6,378 3,610 8,952 6,207 7,244 5,511 — 7,391 8,482 7,908 4,376 7,688 3,798 9,822 8,026 2,738 4,807 5,357 4,317 4,105 6,853 5,453 4,756 5,000 3,015 6,635 3,683 9,612 6,295

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Total Attendance — — — 13,412 4,842 11,500 5,514 5,152 7,415 6,870 5,242 3,946 7,476 6,580 12,898 7,908 6,925 11,689 12,807 9,436 8,347 5,184 13,102 11,018 15,495 7,925 11,396 6,237 18,901 13,513 5,031 9,009 10,614 8,157 7,812 9,800 8,916 6,906 10,000 5,579 12,302 9,455 13,987 9,230


UCLA’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP STARTERS Year (Record) 1970 (24-1)

Setter/Libero Dane Holtzman (c) Ed Machado

Quick Hitter Kirk Kilgour Ed Becker

Outside Hitter Dick Irvin Bruce Herring

1971 (29-1)

Larry Griebenow Ed Machado (c) (2)

Kirk Kilgour (2) Dick Irvin (2)

Bob Leonard Bruce Herring (2)

1972 (27-7)

Larry Griebenow (2) Jim Menges

John Zajec Jeff Jacobs

Bob Leonard (2) Dick Irvin (c) (3)

1974 (30-5)

John Bekins Jim Menges (2)

Chris Irvin Denny Cline

Bob Leonard (c) (3) Mike Normand

1975 (27-8)

John Bekins (c) (2)

Chris Irvin (2) Denny Cline (2)

Joe Mica John Herren, Fred Sturm

1976 (15-2)

Dave Olbright Peter Ashley

Doug Brooks, Doug Rabe Denny Cline (c) (3)

Joe Mica, Mike Gottschall Fred Sturm (2)

1979 (30-0)

Karch Kiraly Sinjin Smith (c)

Rick Amon Steve Salmons

KC Keller Peter Ehrmen, Joe Mica (3)

1981 (32-3)

Karch Kiraly (c) (2) Ricci Luyties

Steve Gulnac Doug Partie Steve Salmons (2)

Dave Saunders Rick Amon (2) Peter Ehrmen (2)

1982 (29-0)

Karch Kiraly (c) (3) Ricci Luyties (2)

Dave Mochalski Doug Partie (2)

Dave Saunders (2) Mark Kinnison, Reed Sunahara

1983 (27-4)

Ricci Luyties (3) Wally Martin

Doug Partie (3) Steve Gulnac (c) (2)

Roger Clark Reed Sunahara (2)

1984 (38-0)

Ricci Luyties (c) (4) Wally Martin (2) Andy Klussman

Doug Partie (4) Asbjorn Volstad

Roger Clark (2) Reed Sunahara (3)

1987 (38-3)

Matt Sonnichsen

Don Dendinger Trevor Schirman

Ozzie Volstad (c) (2), Arne Lamberg Jeff Williams

1989 (29-5)

Matt Sonnichsen (2)

Trevor Schirman (2) Mike Whitcomb

Matt Whitaker, Carl Henkel Bill Suwara, Oren Sher, Anthony Curci (c)

1993 (24-3)

Mike Sealy (c)

Tim Kelly Jeff Nygaard

Erik Sullivan Kevin Wong, Dan Landry, Mike Diehl

1995 (31-1)

Stein Metzger

John Speraw Jeff Nygaard (2)

Kevin Wong (2), Paul Nihipali Erik Sullivan (c) (2)

1996 (26-5)

Stein Metzger (c) (2)

Tom Stillwell James Turner

Fred Robins, Paul Nihipali (2) Brian Wells

1998 (28-4)

Brandon Taliaferro

Tom Stillwell (c) (2) Adam Naeve

Fred Robins (2), Evan Thatcher Ben Moselle

2000 (29-5)

Brandon Taliaferro (c) (2) Matt Davis, libero

Scott Morrow Seth Burnham

Evan Thatcher (2), Ed Ratledge, Mark Williams, Cameron Mount, Matt Komer

2006 (26-12)

Dennis Gonzalez Matt Wade Tony Ker, libero

David Russell Nick Scheftic

Paul George Steve Klosterman Damien Scott (c)

**Numbers in parentheses indicate number of NCAA titles won as a starter. c—Captain. Ghost: Ozzie Volstad

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BRUIN ALL-STARS USVBA ALL-AMERICANS 1963 – Jim Adomali, John Carmack, Al Scates and Steve Drummy 1964 – James Calonico, Andy Schutz, Steve Burian, Tom Barr and Ernie Suwara 1965 – Steve Burian, Keith Erickson, Phil Lingman, Bill Pearlman, Larry Rundle, Ernie Suwara and Andy Schutz 1966 – Ernie Suwara, Larry Rundle, Greg Miller and Steve Eddy 1967 – Andy Banachowski, Greg Miller, Ernie Suwara and Robert Becker 1968 – Mike Allio, Andy Banachowski and Mike McCann 1969 – Kirk Kilgour, Toshi Toyoda, Dane Holtzman and Bruce Herring

Keith Erickson

NCAA ALL-AMERICANS* 1977 – Steve Suttich, Joe Mica and Doug Rabe 1978 – Dave Olbright, Steve Salmons, Sinjin Smith and Doug Rabe 1979– Steve Salmons, Peter Ehrman, Karch Kiraly, Rick Amon, Sinjin Smith and K.C. Keller 1980–Karch Kiraly, Steve Gulnac and Peter Ehrman 1981–Karch Kiraly and Steve Gulnac 1982–Karch Kiraly, Doug Partie and Dave Saunders 1983–Steve Gulnac, Ricci Luyties, Doug Partie and Reed Sunahara, 1st Team; Wally Martin, Honorable Mention 1984–Ricci Luyties, Doug Partie and Asbjorn Volstad, 1st Team; Reed Sunahara, 2nd Team 1985–Asbjorn Volstad, 1st Team; Tim Otterman and Dan Vrebalovich, 2nd Team 1986–Asbjorn Volstad, 2nd Team; Jeff Willams and Arne Lamberg, Honorable Mention 1987–Volleyball Monthly: Asbjorn Volstad, Player of the Year; Jeff Williams, 1st Team; Matt Sonnichsen, 2nd Team; Don Dendinger, 3rd Team; Arne Lamberg, Honorable Mention; Trevor Schirman, Freshman of the Year 1988–Don Dendinger, 1st Team; Matt Sonnichsen, 3rd Team; Trevor Schirman, Honorable Mention 1989 – Volleyball Monthly: Trevor Reed Sunahara Schirman, Player of the Year; Matt Sonnichsen, 1st Team; Mike Whitcomb, 3rd Team; Anthony Curci, Honorable Mention 1990 – Trevor Schirman, 1st Team; Mike Whitcomb, 2nd Team 1991 – Mike Sealy, 1st Team; Carl Henkel, 3rd Team; Mike Whitcomb, Honorable Mention; David Swatik, Freshman Team. 1992 – Asics/Volleyball Monthly: Dan Landry, 2nd Team, Mike Sealy, 3rd Team, Jeff Nygaard, Freshman of the Year, Erik Sullivan, All-Freshman Team; AVCA: Dan Landry, 2nd Team. 1993 – Asics/Volleyball Monthly: Mike Sealy, Player of the Year; Jeff Nygaard, 1st Team; Dan Landry, 3rd Team; Kevin Wong, Honorable Mention. AVCA: Jeff Nygaard and Mike Sealy, 1st Team. 1994 – Asics/Volleyball Monthly: Jeff Nygaard, Player of the Year; Erik Sullivan, 2nd Team; Kevin Wong, 3rd Team; Paul Nihipali, Honorable Mention and All-

Freshman Team. AVCA: Jeff Nygaard, Player of the Year; Kevin Wong and Erik Sullivan, 2nd Team. 1995– Asics/Volleyball: Jeff Nygaard, Player of the Year; Stein Metzger, Erik Sullivan, 2nd Team; Paul Nihipali, 3rd Team. AVCA: Jeff Nygaard, Player of the Year; Stein Metzger, 1st Team; Paul Nihipali, Erik Sullivan, 2nd Team. 1996– Asics/Volleyball: Stein Metzger, 1st Team; Paul Nihipali, 2nd Team; James Turner, All-Freshman Team. AVCA: Stein Metzger, co-Player of the Year; Stein Metzger, Paul Nihipali, 1st Team. 1997– Asics/Volleyball: Paul Nihipali, 1st Team; Tom Stillwell, 2nd Team; Brandon Taliaferro, 3rd Team; Adam Naeve, Honorable Mention; Naeve, Taliaferro, All-Freshman Team. Taliaferro, Freshman of the Year. AVCA: Paul Nihipali, 1st Team; Adam Naeve and Brandon Taliaferro, 2nd Team. 1998– Asics/Volleyball: Brandon Taliaferro, Adam Naeve, 1st Team; Tom Stillwell, 3rd Team; Ben Moselle, Honorable Mention. AVCA: Brandon Taliaferro, Adam Naeve, 1st Team; Ben Moselle, 2nd Team. 1999– Asics/Volleyball: Brandon Taliaferro, Adam Naeve, 1st Team; Danny Farmer, 3rd Team. AVCA: Brandon Taliaferro, Adam Naeve, 1st Team. 2000– Asics/Volleyball: Brandon Taliaferro, Player of the Year; Matt Davis, Libero of the Year; Mark Williams, 3rd Team. AVCA: Brandon Taliaferro, 1st Team. 2001– Asics/Volleyball: Adam Naeve, 1st Team; Mark Williams, 2nd Team. Adam Shrader, Honorable Mention. AVCA: Adam Naeve and Mark Williams, 1st Team. 2002– Asics/Volleyball: Adam Shrader, Libero Kyle Caldwell of the Year; Matt Komer, 2nd Team; Chris Peña, Honorable Mention. AVCA: Matt Komer, 2nd Team. 2004– Asics/Volleyball: Adam Shrader, 1st Team and Defensive Player of the Year; Paul Johnson and Chris Peña, Honorable Mention. AVCA: Adam Shrader, 1st Team; Chris Peña, 2nd Team. 2005– Asics/Volleyball: Paul Johnson, 1st Team; Tony Ker, 2nd Team. AVCA: Paul Johnson, 1st Team. 2006– Asics/Volleyball: Tony Ker, 1st Team (Defensive Player of the Year); Steve Klosterman, 2nd Team; Spike/Volleyball: Steve Klosterman, 2nd Team; Tony Ker, 3rd Team; Nick Scheftic, Paul George, Honorable Mention. 2007– Asics/Volleyball: Tony Ker, 1st Team (Defensive Player of the Year); Steve Klosterman, 2nd Team. Spike/Volleyball: Tony Ker, 1st Team; Steve Klosterman, 3rd Team. AVCA: Tony Ker, 1st Team; Steve Klosterman, 2nd Team. 2008– Asics/Volleyball: Tony Ker, 1st Team (Defensive Player of the Year); Garrett Muagututia, 2nd Team. AVCA: Tony Ker, 1st Team. 2009– Asics/Volleyball: Garrett Muagututia, Honorable Mention. 2010– AVCA/Volleyball: Garrett Muagututia, 2nd Team. 2012– AVCA/Volleyball: Thomas Amberg, Kyle Caldwell, 1st Team; Weston Dunlap, 2nd Team. 2013– AVCA/Volleyball: Gonzalo Quiroga, 1st Team; Spencer Rowe, Evan Mottram, 2nd Team. *Collegiate All-Americans awarded by Volleyball Magazine, Volleyball News, Volleyball Monthly, Volleyball, Spike/Volleyball or the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. (AVCA). 1992 was the first year the AVCA recognized All-Americans for men’s volleyball.

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BRUIN ALL-STARS NCAA ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM SELECTIONS

Paul Johnson

1970 – Dane Holtzman*, Ed Becker and Kirk Kilgour 1971 – Kirk Kilgour†, Larry Griebenow and Ed Machado 1972 – Dick Irvin* and John Zajec 1974 – Bob Leonard*, Jim Menges and Mike Normand 1975 – John Bekins*, John Herren and Joe Mica 1976 – Joe Mica*, Denny Cline, Dave Olbright and Fred Sturm 1978 – Dave Olbright, Steve Salmons and Sinjin Smith 1979 – Sinjin Smith*, Peter Ehrman, Joe Mica and Steve Salmons 1980 – Steve Gulnac and Karch Kiraly 1981 – Karch Kiraly*, Steve Salmons and Steve Gulnac 1982 – Karch Kiraly*, Dave Saunders, Doug Partie and Dave Mochalski 1983 – Ricci Luyties*, Wally Martin, Doug Partie and Steve Gulnac 1984 – Ricci Luyties*, Doug Partie, Roger

Clark and Asbjorn Volstad 1987 – Asbjorn Volstad*, Arne Lamberg and Jeff Williams 1989 – Matt Sonnichsen*, Anthony Curci, Trevor Schirman and Matt Whitaker 1993 – Jeff Nygaard† and Mike Sealy†, Kevin Wong and Dan Landry 1994 – Jeff Nygaard, Erik Sullivan and Paul Nihipali 1995 – Jeff Nygaard*, Stein Metzger and John Speraw 1996 – Stein Metzger and Tom Stillwell 1997 – Paul Nihipali and Adam Naeve 1998 – Adam Naeve*, Brandon Taliaferro and Fred Robins 2000 – Brandon Taliaferro*, Seth Burnham and Evan Thatcher 2001– Adam Naeve and Scott Morrow 2005 – Paul Johnson and Jonathan Acosta 2006 – Steve Klosterman*, Damien Scott and Dennis Gonzalez *Most Outstanding Player. †Co-Most Outstanding Player.

ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS, 1975-PRESENT 1975 – John Bekins, 1st Team; John Herren, 2nd Team; Joe Mica, 2nd Team. 1976 – Joe Mica, 1st Team; Dave Olbright, 1st Team; Fred Sturm, 1st Team; Denny Cline, 2nd Team; Peter Ashley, 3rd Team. 1977 – Joe Mica, 1st Team; Steve Suttich, 1st Team; Dave Olbright, 2nd Team; Doug Rabe, 2nd Team; Sinjin Smith, HM. 1978 – Dave Olbright, 1st Team*; Steve Salmons, 1st Team; Sinjin Smith, 2nd Team; Doug Rabe, 2nd Team; Peter Ehrman, HM. 1979 – Steve Salmons, 1st Team*; Sinjin Smith, 1st Team; Rick Amon, 2nd Team; Peter Ehrman, 2nd Team; Karch Kiraly, 2nd Team. 1980 – Karch Kiraly, 1st Team*; Peter Ehrman, 1st Team; Steve Gulnac, 1st Team; Dave Saunders, HM; Randy Stoklos, HM. 1981 – Karch Kiraly, 1st Team*; Steve Gulnac, 1st Team; Dave Saunders, 2nd Team; Rick Amon, 2nd Team; Peter Ehrman, HM. 1982 – Karch Kiraly, 1st Team*; Dave Saunders, 1st Team*; Doug Partie, 1st Team*; Ricci Luyties, 1st Team; Dave Mochalski, 2nd Team. 1983 – Ricci Luyties, 1st Team; Doug Partie, 1st Team; Steve Gulnac, 2nd Team; Reed Sunahara, 2nd Team; Roger Clark, HM. 1984 – Ricci Luyties, 1st Team; Asbjorn Volstad, 2nd Team.

1985 – Asbjorn Volstad, 1st Team; Tim Otterman, 2nd Team, Dan Vrebalovich, 2nd Team. 1986 – Asbjorn Volstad, 2nd Team; Jeff Williams, 3rd Team; Arne Lamberg, HM. 1987 – Asbjorn Volstad†, 1st Team; Arne Lamberg, 2nd Team; Matt Sonnichsen, 2nd Team; Jeff Williams, 2nd Team; Don Dendinger, 3rd Team. 1988 – Don Dendinger, 1st Team; Matt Sonnichsen, 2nd Team; Trevor Schirman, HM. 1989 – Trevor Schirman, 1st Team; Matt Sonnichsen, 1st Team; Mike Whitcomb, 3rd Team. 1990 – Trevor Schirman, 1st Team. 1991 – Carl Henkel, Mike Sealy, 2nd Team. 1992 – Dan Landry, Mike Sealy, 2nd Team; Jeff Nygaard, 3rd Team, Freshman of the Year, All-Freshman Team; Erik Sullivan, All-Freshman Team Danny Farmer 1993 – Jeff Nygaard, Mike Sealy, 1st Team; Kevin Wong, HM. 1994 – Jeff Nygaard†, 1st Team; Erik Sullivan, 2nd Team; Kevin Wong, Paul Nihipali, 3rd Team; Tim Kelly and Stein Metzger, HM. 1995 – Jeff Nygaard† and Paul Nihipali, 1st Team; Stein Metzger, 2nd Team; Erik Sullivan, 3rd Team. 1996 – Stein Metzger† and Paul Nihipali, 1st Team; Tom Stillwell, HM. 1997 – Paul Nihipali and Tom Stillwell, 1st Team; Adam Naeve and Brandon Taliaferro, 3rd Team; Taliaferro, Freshman of the Year. 1998 – Adam Naeve and Brandon Taliaferro, 1st Team; Ben Moselle, 2nd Team; Tom Stillwell, 3rd Team. 1999 – Adam Naeve and Brandon Taliaferro, 1st Team; Danny Farmer, 2nd Team; Mark Williams, 3rd Team; Fred Robins, HM. 2000 – Brandon Taliaferro, 1st Team; Matt Davis (Libero), 1st Team; Mark Williams, Scott Morrow, 3rd Team. 2001 – Adam Naeve, Mark Williams, Adam Shrader (Libero), 2nd Team; Scott Morrow, Rich Nelson, HM. 2002 – Adam Shrader (Libero), 1st Team; Matt Komer, 2nd Team; Cameron Mount, Rich Nelson, 3rd Team; Chris Peña, Scott Morrow, HM. 2003 – Adam Shrader (Libero) and Chris Peña, 3rd Team; Jonathan Acosta and Rich Nelson, HM. 2004 – Adam Shrader (Libero), 1st Team; Chris Peña, 2nd Team; Paul Johnson, 3rd Team; Dennis Gonzalez, Steve Klosterman, Kris Kraushaar, HM. 2005 – Paul Johnson and Tony Ker (Libero), 1st Team; Kris Kraushaar and Allan Vince, HM. 2006 – Tony Ker (Libero), 3rd Team; Steve Klosterman, HM 2007 – Tony Ker (Libero), 1st Team; Steve Klosterman, 2nd Team; Paul George, 3rd Team. 2008 – Garrett Muagututia, 2nd Team; Tony Ker (Libero), 3rd Team; Jamie Diefenbach, Sean O’Malley, D.J. Stromath, HM. 2009 – Garrett Muagututia, 2nd Team; Thomas Amberg, HM. 2010 – Garrett Muagututia, 2nd Team 2011 – Weston Dunlap, Gonzalo Quiroga, 2nd Team; Thomas Amberg, HM 2012 – Thomas Amberg, Kyle Caldwell, Weston Dunlap, 1st Team; Gonzalo Quiroga, 2nd Team; Evan Mottram, HM 2013 – Gonzalo Quiroga, 1st Team; Dane Worley, Spencer Rowe, 2nd Team; Evan Mottram, Robart Page, HM *Unanimous selections. †Player of the Year. HM–Honorable Mention.

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BRUIN ALL-STARS PLAYERS OF THE YEAR* 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Ricci Luyties, UCLA Ricci Luyties, UCLA Bob Ctvrtlik, Pepperdine Adam Johnson, USC Ozzie Volstad, UCLA Tom Duke, USC Trevor Schirman, UCLA Bryan Ivie, USC Bryan Ivie, USC Brent Hilliard, LBS Mike Sealy, UCLA Jeff Nygaard, UCLA Jeff Nygaard, UCLA Stein Metzger, UCLA and Yuval Katz, Hawaii Ivan Contreras, Penn State George Roumain, Pepperdine Ryan Millar, BYU Brandon Taliaferro, UCLA Costas Theocharidis, Hawaii Brad Keenan, Pepperdine Not Awarded Carlos Moreno, BYU Sean Rooney, Pepperdine Jayson Jablonsky, UCI Jonathan Winder, Pepperdine

2008 Jonathan Winder, Pepperdine and Matt Anderson, Penn St. 2009 Paul Carroll, Pepperdine 2010 Kawika Shoji, Stanford 2011 Murphy Troy, USC 2012 Tony Ciarelli, USC 2013 Taylor Crabb, LBSU *Named by Volleyball Monthly and Volleyball magazine which merged in 1995.

Stein Metzger

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM MEMBERS Mike Allio, 1969 Art Alper, 1955-56, 59 Rick Amon, 1982 Kyle Caldwell, 2013 Denny Cline, 1976 Don Dendinger, 1989 Rolf Engen, 1955-56, 59 Keith Erickson, 1964 Gray Garrett, 2006 Greg Giovanazzi, 1983 Steve Gulnac, 1983 Tony Ker, 2008 Kirk Kilgour, 1970-75 Karch Kiraly, 1981-89 Steve Klosterman, 2008 Matt Komer, 2006 Kris Kraushaar, 2006 Arne Lamberg, 1988 Dan Landry, 1993-01 Ricci Luyties, 1985-88 Ed Machado, 1972 Wally Martin, 1985 Matt McKinney, 2006 Joe Mica, 1973-77 Garrett Muagututia, 2010-2013 Adam Naeve, 1999-2005 Jeff Nygaard, 1993-01, 2006-07

Mike O’Hara, 1959, 63-64 Dave Olbright, 1976-80 Doug Partie, 1985-88, 91-92 Larry Rundle, 1966-69, 71 Steve Salmons, 1979, 1981-86 Dave Saunders, 1983-88 Al Scates, 1965-67 Nick Scheftic, 2006, ’08 Trevor Schirman, 1990-92 Damien Scott, 2006 Mike Sealy, 1994, ’97 Matt Sonnichsen, 1989-90 Sinjin Smith, 1979-80 Tom Stillwell, 1995-99 Fred Sturm, Coach, 1990-96 Erik Sullivan, 1997-2005 Ernie Suwara, 1964-65 Brandon Taliaferro, 2000-03, 2006-08 Allan Vince, 2005-08 Nick Vogel, 2012 Matt Whitaker, 1984 Jeff Williams, 1989 John Zajec, 1975

Three former UCLA greats who played for the U.S. National Team: Karch Kiraly (31), Rick Amon (hitting) and Sinjin Smith (lower right).

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BRUIN ALL-STARS UCLA PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS* Jonathan Acosta (’05), AVP Kyle Caldwell (’12), Manseik, Belgium (Champions League) Mike Diehl (’93), Cyprus Albert Hanneman (’90), AVP Carl Henkel (’91), FIVB Tony Ker (’08), USA Steve Klosterman (’06), Carolina Gigantes, Puerto Rico Bjorn Maaseide (’90), FIVB Matt McKinney (’05), AVP Stein Metzger (’96), AVP/FIVB Garrett Muagututia (’10), Pallavolo Impadiva Ortona, Italy Jeff Nygaard (’95), AVP/FIVB Jesse Rambis, AVP Ed Ratledge (’00), AVP Nick Scheftic (’06), USA Damien Scott (’06), Orange, France Dave Swatik (’93), AVP Allan Vince (’05), Puerto Rico, Argentina, Latvia Nick Vogel (’12), Panathinaikos, Greece Mark Williams (’01), AVP/FIVB Kevin Wong (’95), AVP/FIVB

VOLLEYBALL COVERS

Former and current Bruins have appeared on the cover of Volleyball Monthly 46 times since the magazine was formed in 1982. Following is a list of those covers:

Former and current Bruins have appeared on the cover of Volleyball 49 times since 1990. Below is the list of covers. Sept. 1990 Andrew Smith May 1991 Sinjin Smith Oct. 1991 Karch Kiraly Dec. 1991 Randy Stoklos Feb. 1992 Karch Kiraly May 1992 Kent Steffes June 1992 Randy Stoklos July 1992 Karch Kiraly Aug. 1992 Fred Sturm Sept. 1992 Sinjin Smith Oct. 1992 Kent Steffes Jan. 1993 Sinjin Smith, Randy Stoklos Feb. 1993 Karch Kiraly Mar. 1993 Sinjin Smith Sept. 1993 Steve Salmons Oct. 1993 Kent Steffes Dec. 1993 Karch Kiraly Feb. 1994 Jeff Nygaard July, 1994 Kent Steffes Aug. 1994 Sinjin Smith Sept. 1994 Kent Steffes Nov. 1994 Karch Kiraly Feb. 1995 Fred Sturm July 1995 Karch Kiraly Feb. 1996 Karch Kiraly Mar. 1996 Sinjin Smith April 1996 Karch Kiraly, Kent Steffes Oct. 1996 Karch Kiraly, Kent Steffes Nov. 1998 Karch Kiraly Feb. 1999 Kevin Wong Mar. 1999 Jeff Nygaard June 1999 David Swatik Oct. 1999 Karch Kiraly Nov. 2000 Dan Landry Aug. 2001 Stein Metzger Feb. 2002 Karch Kiraly, Kevin Wong Stein Metzger Aug. 2002 Kevin Wong Oct. 2002 Stein Metzger Nov. 2003 Karch Kiraly Sept. 2004 Tony Ker Feb. 2005 Matt Wade Jan. 2006 Karch Kiraly July 2006 Dennis Gonzalez July 2007 John Speraw Sept. 2007 Karch Kiraly Oct. 2007 Al Scates, Andy Banachowski Dec. 2007 Karch Kiraly May 2008 Stein Metzger June 2013 Karch Kiraly, John Speraw

Aug. 1982 Oct. 1982 Feb. 1983 May 1983 June 1983 July 1983 Nov. 1983 Feb. 1984 May 1984 July 1984 Sept. 1984 Nov. 1984 Feb. 1985 July 1985 Sept. 1985 Feb. 1986 July 1986 Aug. 1986 Nov. 1986 Apr. 1987 June 1987 July 1987 Aug. 1987 Nov. 1987 Apr. 1988 Nov. 1988

*Includes AVP players, FIVB players, and professional indoor players.

ACADEMIC ALL-STARS Ed Machado, 1970-71* Karch Kiraly, 1981-82* Asbjorn Volstad, 1986-87* Trong Nguyen, 1996-97*# Ed Ratledge, 1999-2000# Danny Farmer, 1999-2000* Scott Morrow, 2002-03†^ Adam Shrader, 2002-04^ J.T. Wenger, 2004^ Jonathan Acosta, 2005^ David Russell, 2006^ Eric Chaghouri, 2006-07^ Jamie Diefenbach, 2006-08^ Tony Ker, 2006-08^ Ryan Ratelle, 2008-09^ Sean O’Malley, 2009 Jack Polales, 2009-10^ Thomas Amberg, 2010-12^ Dylan Bowermaster, 2010^

VOLLEYBALL MONTHLY COVERS

Mark Williams is a two-time Olympian as well as an AVP veteran.

May 1989 June 1989 July 1989 Aug. 1989 Nov. 1989

ACADEMIC ALL-STARS, CONT’D Kevin Ker, 2010^ Jeremy Casebeer, 2011-12^ Evan Mottram, 2011-13^ Spencer Rowe, 2011-13#^ *NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners. #CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. ^All-MPSF Academic Team. †Pac-10 Postgraduate Scholarship.

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALLAMERICA HALL OF FAME 2009

Karch Kiraly

Apr. 1990 Oct. 1990 Feb. 1991 Aug. 1991 Oct. 1991 Feb. 1992 May 1992 Sept. 1992 Nov. 1992 July 1993 Aug. 1993 Oct. 1993 Mar. 1994 Sept. 1994 Oct. 1994

Randy Stoklos Karch Kiraly Kirk Kilgour Doug Partie Sinjin Smith Randy Stoklos Sinjin Smith Al Scates Ricci Luyties Ricci Luyties Wally Martin Karch Kiraly Karch Kiraly Al Scates Sinjin Smith Karch Kiraly Reed Sunahara Randy Stoklos Steve Salmons Karch Kiraly Smith Stoklos Ozzie Volstad Karch Kiraly Ricci Luyties Smith Stoklos Randy Stoklos Karch Kiraly Ricci Luyties Karch Kiraly Trevor Schirman Karch Kiraly Randy Stoklos Karch Kiraly Kent Steffes Sinjin Smith Randy Stoklos Sinjin Smith Kent Steffes Ricci Luyties Randy Stoklos Karch Kiraly Kent Steffes Karch Kiraly Kent Steffes Mike Sealy Tim Kelly Kent Steffes Karch Kiraly Randy Stoklos Karch Kiraly Kent Steffes

*Volleyball Monthly and Volleyball magazine merged in 1995.

Tony Ker, four-time All-American

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BRUIN ALL-STARS ALL-TIME PRO BEACH VICTORIES* Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Name Karch Kiraly Sinjin Smith Randy Stoklos Kent Steffes Emaunuel Rego Todd Rogers Mike Dodd Phil Dalhauser Ron Von Hagen Tim Hovland

Open Victories 148 139 122 110 86 78 75 72 62 60

Includes AVP, FIVB, P&R, USAV and other tour victories. Former UCLA letterwinners, graduates and coaches in bold.

CAREER EARNINGS* Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Name Karch Kiraly Kent Steffes Emanuel Rego Todd Rogers Randy Stoklos Jose Loiola Mike Dodd Ricardo Santos Phil Dalhauser Adam Johnson

Money Earned $3,199,239 $2,563,541 $2,537,775 $2,101,094 $1,879,738 $1,872,759 $1,774,703 $1,742,845 $1,728,010 $1,671,350

*Earnings from AVP, FIVB, P&R and USAV Tours. Names in bold are former or current UCLA letterwinners, graduates or coaches.

Beach volleyball legend Ron Von Hagen (hitting) won 62 tournaments, seven with John Vallely (r).

TEAM VICTORIES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Randy Stoklos/Sinjin Smith Karch Kiraly/Kent Steffes Phil Dalhauser/Todd Rogers Mike Dodd/Tim Hovland Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos Greg Lee/Jim Menges Ron Lang/Ron Von Hagen Karch Kiraly/Sinjin Smith Jose Loiola/Emanuel Rego Gene Selznick/Ron Lang

114 75 65 53 35 26 22 21 20 20

Former or current UCLA letterwinners, graduates or coaches in bold. Source for all charts: Beach Volleyball Database (bvbinfo.com)

The legendary partnership of Sinjin Smith (r) and Randy Stoklos ruled the beach for a record 114 team victories.

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UCLA’S VOLLEYBALL HALL OF FAMERS Doug Partie (20) played alongside Ricci Luyties and formed an unbeatable combination. The Bruins won 126 of 133 matches with each of his four seasons resulting in an NCAA title. Partie controlled the net as one of collegiate volleyball’s most feared blockers—the Bruins established blocking records during his tenure that still stand. He was a three-time all-conference and All-America selection. On the U.S. National Team, he won a gold medal in 1988 and a bronze in 1992. He played professionally in the prestigious Italian League for two seasons and earned league all-star recognition. On the four-man pro beach circuit he earned league all-star honors, and in 1995 led Team Sideout to the regular season championship for which he won MVP honors. Partie’s son Kendall is a member of the 2014 UCLA team.

Sinjin Smith (22) began his UCLA career in 1976 with an NCAA title and finished it by leading the Bruins to their first undefeated season in 1979, for which he was named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Smith was a three-time all-conference player, two-time All-American and led the Bruins to a record of 85-9. Smith earned a spot on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team, but did not compete when the United States boycotted. He then dedicated the rest of his athletic career to beach volleyball, where he ruled the sand with partner Randy Stoklos for more than a decade. The pair won a record 114 open beach tournaments together, more than $1.6 million and was responsible for the tremendous popularity of the sport. In 1996 at age 39, Smith and former Bruin Carl Henkel qualified for the Olympic beach competition and advanced to the semifinals before losing in an epic battle to eventual gold medalists Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes. In August 2001, Smith retired from the game at the Manhattan Open, a tournament he had won five times. Today, he serves as an ambassador for the game and administrator for the FIVB. Smith’s oldest son Hagen is a freshman on the 2013-14 UCLA team.

Larry Rundle (43) and Ernie Suwara (54) were All-Americans together on some of the great UCLA teams of the 1960s before volleyball became an NCAA sport. Suwara was an Olympian in 1964 before playing at UCLA from 1965-67, and Rundle served as captain of the U.S. Olympic Team in 1968 after his success with the Bruins from 1965-66. Rundle, who played for a pair of UCLA conference championship teams, also played on the U.S. Pan American and World Games teams and was a five-time MVP in the USVBA national championshps from 196672. Suwara served as captain of the Bruins in 1967, played for three league championship teams and the Bruins were 72-8 during his college career. On the sand, Rundle won 13 beach tournaments and Suwara won two.

Denny Cline (45) lettered at UCLA from 1974-76 and was, in Al Scates’ words, “a player who got more production out of less talent than any I’ve ever coached.” After being cut as a freshman, Cline fought his way into the lineup and the Bruins won three straight NCAA titles. Cline earned NCAA All-Tournament honors as a senior captain in 1976. He went on to play for the U.S. National Team that year and graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a 3.6 grade point average in Political Science. During the 1977 season, he served as a graduate assistant coach, and in 1978 Scates elevated him to full-time status. Cline served two stints and eight seasons as an assistant coach. As a player and assistant coach, he was involved in seven of the Bruins’ first 11 NCAA titles. He coached all three of UCLA’s undefeated teams, played on the Bruins’ second three-peat championship run (1974-76), and coached three-straight national championship teams (1982-84).

Steve Salmons (29) was a three-time All-American, who was selected the Player of the Year in 1978. In 1979, he played on the first undefeated volleyball team in NCAA history alongside fellow Hall of Famer Sinjin Smith. In 1981, after rehabilitating an injury during the regular season, he earned NCAA All-Tournament honors and led the Bruins to their eighth NCAA title. After leaving UCLA, he played for the U.S. National Team with Karch Kiraly until 1986 and helped lead the United States to the triple crown of international volleyball — the Olympic gold medal in 1984, the World Cup Championship in 1985, and the World Championship title in 1986. As a professional beach player, he was a member of the team that won the 1993 Japan Open. His teams also won 12 tournaments on the Budweiser 4-Man Tour from 1993-97. He earned all-league and Best Middle Blocker honors in 1994.

Ricci Luyties (11) played for the Bruins from 1981-84 and finished every season with a national championship ring. During two of those seasons, 1982 and 1984, the Bruins went undefeated. They also won 83 straight home matches during his career, compiled a record of 126-7 and won three- straight league titles. Individually, Luyties earned All-America honors twice, all-conference honors three times, and was selected Volleyball Magazine’s Player of the Year and the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player two straight years. He is the only player to receive both of the aforementioned awards two straight seasons. As a member of the U.S. National Team, he played on the 1988 team that won a gold medal in Seoul. On the pro beach circuit, Luyties won seven tournaments, including the 1991 U.S. Championships at Hermosa Beach. Currently, he is the head women’s volleyball coach at UC San Diego.

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UCLA’S VOLLEYBALL HALL OF FAMERS Kirk Kilgour (13) was the first volleyball player inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame as a charter member in 1984. As a player, Kilgour enjoyed the distinction of playing on Al Scates’ first two NCAA championship teams. A three-time All-American (USVBA and NCAA), Kilgour’s record was 80-5, including a record of 29-1 in 1971 when he was selected as the NCAA Tournament’s co-Most Outstanding Player. After college, he played for several years on the U.S. National Team and in the Italian professional league before a tragic accident in 1976 ended his volleyball career. Kilgour’s accident did not diminish his enthusiasm for the game. He was an assistant coach at Pepperdine when the Waves won the NCAA title in 1985 and served as head coach from 1979-82. He also worked as a volleyball broadcaster for all the major networks and cable outlets, working several Olympiads, most recently 1996. In 1977, Dr. Paul Berns and Al Scates organized the Kilgour Cup in his honor, and the benefit match continued for 35 years. Kilgour died July 10, 2002 but his legacy continues in a book — Lucky Break — written by his former fiancee, Belinda Begley.

Recruited entirely from a videotape, Asbjorn (Ozzie) Volstad (24) became one of the greatest volleyball players in UCLA history. He arrived on campus from Forde, Norway and quickly earned a starting spot on the three-time defending NCAA championship team in 1984. As a freshman quick hitter, Volstad played on a team that recorded a 38-0 record and captured its fourth consecutive NCAA title. In his career, he was selected an All-America and all-conference player four times (equalled only by Karch Kiraly), and led the Bruins to a pair of NCAA titles. In 1987, his senior season, he swept player of the year honors for Volleyball Magazine, the conference, and the NCAA Tournament as the Bruins boasted an overall record of 38-3, 18-0 in conference play. He also held the UCLA career records for digs (746), kills (1,237) and blocks (337) for several years. Until the Libero position was created, he held the single season digs record of 308 set in 1986. A standout in the classroom, Volstad earned Academic All-America honors twice and was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for the 1986-87 year.

Jeff Nygaard (9) starred at UCLA for four seasons (1992-95). He made an immediate impact in Westwood and was named both conference and NCAA Freshman of the Year in 1992. Nygaard helped the Bruins to the 1993 NCAA title, setting a championship record by hitting .867 against Ohio State in the semifinals. He was named the 1993 NCAA Championship’s co-Most Outstanding Player. In 1994, he set UCLA records with 650 kills while averaging 6.98 kills per game. The Bruins advanced to the championship match and Nygaard made the NCAA All-Tournament Team. In 1995, Nygaard helped lead the Bruins to a 31-1 record, an undefeated league record and was named Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament. For three straight seasons (199395), Nygaard received all-conference and first-team AllAmerica honors as well as being honored as the consensus National Player of the Year in 1994 and 1995. For his career, Nygaard ranks in the Top 10 in kills (1,800), blocks (658), aces (123), digs (571), blocking average (1.88), kills per game (5.14) and kill percentage (.427). Nygaard also played on the U.S. National Team from 1993-2000 and has represented the United States in three Olympiads. In 2001, he joined the AVP, won a total of six events in his career, was named the 2003 AVP Most Valuable Player and AVP Team of the Year with partner Dain Blanton. Nygaard is currently an assistant men’s volleyball coach at USC.

Considered America’s greatest volleyball player, Karch Kiraly (31) has earned nearly every award imaginable in his sport. In addition to being inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993, he also was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA, on Oct. 19, 2001. In Dec. 2000, he was voted Male Volleyball Player of the Century by the FIVB. In 2005, he was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame and in January, 2006, he was voted the most influential person in the sport’s first 100 years. In 1984 and ’88, he led the U.S. Olympic Team to a pair of volleyball gold medals and kept the team atop the world rankings for several years with victories in the World Cup, World Championships, and USA Cup. He was voted Most Valuable Player in the Olympics, World Cup, and USA Cup as well as the FIVB’s MVP twice. On the sand, Kiraly was a three-time Beach Volleyball World Champion and won the Olympic gold medal in the inaugural beach volleyball competition in Atlanta. His 148 career open beach victories and his career winnings of more than $3 million rank first on the all-time lists. At UCLA, Kiraly led the Bruins to three NCAA titles, two undefeated seasons, and a record of 126-5. He was a four-time All-American and two-time NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player. In the classroom, he earned Academic All-America honors and the NCAA Top Five Award. Kiraly is currently the Head Coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Both of Kiraly’s sons are UCLA graduates.

Mike O’Hara, an outstanding outside hitter, was a UCLA pioneer in the sport and was instrumental in making volleyball a varsity sport at UCLA. In 1953, with Athletic Director Wilbur Johns’ permission, O’Hara’s championship fraternity volleyball team represented UCLA and won the National Collegiate Championship in Omaha, Nebraska. The following year, Johns elevated men’s volleyball to varsity status and the Bruins once again captured the national championship. In both seasons, O’Hara received All-America honors. After graduating from UCLA, O’Hara played on the USA National Team in 1959, ‘63 and ‘64. He was a member of the 1959 gold medal team at the Pan Am Games and a member of the 1964 Olympic team. O’Hara also competed in U.S. Volleyball Association national tournaments and was named USVBA MVP in 1961 and ‘63. O’Hara and teammate Mike Bright dominated beach tournaments in the 1960s, winning the first five Manhattan Beach Opens. O’Hara was elected to the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1996. Additionally, O’Hara was Vice-President of the L.A. Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympics, and helped negotiate the location of the Olympic Organizing Committee headquarters, later known as the Peter V. Ueberroth building on campus.

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UCLA’S VOLLEYBALL HALL OF FAMERS Stein Metzger (5) was a standout setter for the Bruins from 1993-96. During his career, UCLA captured four conference titles and three NCAA crowns (93-95-96). Metzger started on two of those national championship teams and earned NCAA All-Tournament honors twice. Metzger ranks second on the UCLA all-time list in set assists with 5,158, and owns two of the top five UCLA single season marks in set assists. He was named firstteam all-conference in 1996 and an AVCA 1st Team All-American in 1995 and 1996. In 1996, he was also honored as conference Player-of-the-Year and the AVCA National co-Player of the Year. Metzger was one of the most colorful and popular players on the AVP circuit. He paired with Jake Gibb to form the 2005 AVP Team of the Year while capturing four event titles, leading the Tour in digs (950), ranking second in hitting percentage (.452) and third in kills (1,314). During his beach career, he captured a total of 18 titles (16 domestic, 2 international), won bronze at the 2001 Goodwill Games and silver at the 2003 FIVB World Championships. Metzger was also a 2004 Olympian in Beach Volleyball where he and partner Dax Holdren finished fifth.

Considered one of the greatest collegiate coaches in history, Al Scates (50) was the architect of a program that won 19 NCAA championships, 24 conference titles, produced three undefeated seasons and won more than 1,200 matches in 50 seasons. Eighty of his players earned All-America honors, 44 played on the U.S. National Team, 27 participated in the Olympic Games and seven were named collegiate Players of the Year at least once. In half a century, Scates compiled a coaching record of 1,239-290 (.812), one of the best percentages in NCAA history. Scates won NCAA titles in 1970-71-72-74-75-76-79-81-82-83-84-87-8993-95-96-98-2000 and 2006. He was the only coach to lead a team to three successive titles three times, including four straight from 1981-84. Scates was named Coach of the Year six times (1984-87-93-96-98-2006). Scates was the first active coach to be inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame (2003). He was also enshrined in the AVCA Hall of Fame (2004), the California Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame (1998), the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame (1995) and the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. (1993). In addition, he was also given the 2003 UCLA Alumni Assn. Award for Professional Achievement. When he retired, UCLA held 27 NCAA men’s volleyball team and individual records, including consecutive victories (48), consecutive home court victories (83), consecutive NCAA Tournament victories (15) and most undefeated seasons (3). No other program claims an undefeated season. Finally, he guided the Bruins to a record of 52-7 in NCAA Tournament matches and a record of 25-1 in NCAA Tournament matches at Pauley Pavilion. Many of Scates’ former players have become successful coaches. John Speraw (UCLA ‘95), who succeeded him in 2012, won three NCAA titles at UC Irvine in a decade as the Anteaters’ head coach. Karch Kiraly (UCLA ‘83), the all-time leader in beach doubles victories with 149, helped guide the U.S. Women’s National Team to a pair of silver medals as an assistant coach before being promoted to head coach following the 2012 London Olympics. Dave Nichols, who played for Scates in the 1970s, has won two NCAA Division II championships and won more than 300 matches in his coaching career. Scates tutored some of the greatest names in volleyball history. In addition to Kiraly, who has won two indoor gold medals and one on the beach, he coached the legendary Sinjin Smith, who ranks first all-time with 114 beach doubles victories with partner Randy Stoklos, also a former UCLA letterman. Smith won six Manhattan Beach Open titles, four FIVB World Championship crowns and was voted the AVP’s Best Defensive Player three times. Dave Saunders and Doug Partie teammed with Kiraly in the mid-1980s to help the U.S. Team capture its only Triple Crown: the 1985 World Cup crown, the1986 FIVB World Championship, in addition to the 1988 Olympic championship.

AL SCATES’ CAREER COACHING RECORD Conf. National Year Record Finish Finish* 1963 26-3 2nd Second, USVBA 1964 23-4 1st Second, USVBA 1965 24-2 1st USVBA Champions 1966 25-3 1st Second, USVBA 1967 23-3 1st USVBA Champions 1968 24-5 2nd Fourth, USVBA 1969 27-3 2nd Second, USVBA 1970 24-1 1st NCAA Champions 1971 29-1 2nd NCAA Champions 1972 27-7 2nd NCAA Champions 1973 21-8 4th Regional Runner-up 1974 30-5 3rd NCAA Champions 1975 27-8 4th NCAA Champions 1976 15-2 1st NCAA Champions 1977 19-4 2nd Regional Runner-up 1978 21-3 1st NCAA Runner-up 1979 30-0 1st NCAA Champions 1980 32-2 1st NCAA Runner-up 1981 32-3 2nd NCAA Champions 1982 29-0 1st NCAA Champions 1983 27-4 1st NCAA Champions 1984 38-0 1st NCAA Champions 1985 32-8 3rd Regional Runner-up 1986 30-9 2nd Regional Runner-up 1987 38-3 1st NCAA Champions 1988 28-10 4th First Round, Regionals 1989 29-5 1st, tie NCAA Champions 1990 23-5 1st Regional Runner-up 1991 16-9 1st Regional Runner-up 1992 17-7 2nd Regional Runner-up 1993 24-3 1st NCAA Champions 1994 27-2 1st NCAA Runner-up 1995 31-1 1st NCAA Champions 1996 26-5 1st NCAA Champions 1997 24-5 1st NCAA Runner-up 1998 28-4 1st NCAA Champions 1999 20-7 3rd First Round, Regionals 2000 29-5 1st NCAA Champions 2001 24-8 1st NCAA Runner-up 2002* 25-7 T-2nd (T-5th) First Round Regionals 2003* 15-14 9th (N/A) dnq 2004* 24-6 3rd (2nd) Regional Semifinals 2005* 26-6 2nd (T-5th) NCAA Runner-up 2006* 26-12 7th (1st) NCAA Champions 2007* 19-11 5th (T-5th) First Round, Regionals 2008* 17-14 5th (T-5th) First Round, Regionals 2009* 14-16 8th (T-5th) First Round, Regionals 2010* 16-14 7th (T-5th) First Round, Regionals 2011* 16-15 8th (T-5th) First Round, Regionals 2012* 22-8 5th (T-5th) First Round, Regionals Totals 1,239-290 23 Titles, 19 NCAA Titles, (.812) 1 shared 2 USVBA titles NCAA Record: 1,051-253 (.805) *MPSF Tournament finish listed in parentheses. UCLA also won USVBA Collegiate Championships in 1953, ’54 and ’56.

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The 1988 gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic Team featured four former UCLA greats (l-r): Doug Partie, Dave Saunders, Karch Kiraly and Ricci Luyties, Saunders and Kiraly also helped the U.S win the gold in 1984 in Los Angeles. Partie won a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

UCLA’S OLYMPIC TEAM MEMBERS 1964– Mike O’Hara, Ernie Suwara, Keith Erickson 1968– Larry Rundle 1984– Karch Kiraly, Steve Salmons, Dave Saunders 1988– Karch Kiraly, Ricci Luyties, Doug Partie, Dave Saunders Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the gold medal in the inaugural beach volleyball competition in Atlanta in 1996. With his two indoor gold medals and his beach gold, Kiraly is the only male volleyball player in Olympic history to win three gold medals.

1992– Doug Partie*, Fred Sturm (coach), Greg Giovanazzi (Asst. Coach) 1996– Carl Henkel, Karch Kiraly Dan Landry, Bjorn Maaseide (Norway), Jeff Nygaard, Sinjin Smith, Kent Steffes, Fred Sturm (Coach), Rudy Suwara (Asst. Coach) 2000– Dan Landry, Jeff Nygaard Erik Sullivan, Bjorn Maaseide (Norway), Mark Williams (Australia), Kevin Wong 2004– Bjorn Maaseide (Norway), Stein Metzger, Jeff Nygaard Erik Sullivan, Mark Williams (Australia) 2008– John Speraw (Assistant Coach) 2012– John Speraw (Assistant Coach) Karch Kiraly (Assistant Coach) Gold medalists in bold *Bronze medalist

Photos courtesy of Getty Images and the USOC.

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Clockwise from left corner: Kevin Wong, Jeff Nygaard, Mark Williams (Australia), Dan Landry, Stein Metzger, Erik Sullivan and John Speraw (middle). A total of 35 former volleyball players have represented UCLA in the Olympic Games. Photos courtesy of USA Volleyball.

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KEY ADMINISTRATORS

DAN GUERRERO

Athletic Director • UCLA ’74 • 12th Year

KEY ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFF

In 11 years, Dan Guerrero has clearly established a pattern of “image and substance” that few in his profession can match. UCLA has won 110 NCAA team championships, a figure unmatched by any institution in the nation. UCLA teams have won 24 NCAA championships since his appointment, another national leader, finished second 21 times and have enjoyed an additional 43 Top Five finishes. More than 80% of UCLA teams have qualified for NCAA post-season competition since 2002. The football team has appeared in 10 bowl games and the men’s basketball team advanced to consecutive Final Fours from 2006-08. The program has also won 56 conference championships in 15 different sports, produced over 500 All-Americans and featured four Honda Award winners, including the 2003-04 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.

Don Morrison Faculty Athletic Rep.

Aaron Sapiro Development

Mark Pocinich Director, Sports Medicine

Courteney Cosso Director,BruinVarsityClub

Mike Linn Head Athletic Performance Coach

Rich Bertolucci Sports Information

Steve Rourke Sports Information

Nancy Ishiki Marketing/Promotions

Lori Lamar Event Management

Linda Lassiter Academic Counselor

Sean Markus Equipment Manager

Tina Pitts Administrative Assistant

Furthermore, during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, 32 Bruins participated as athletes or coaches, representing the United States and eight other nations. They won nine medals, including six golds. In 2013, UCLA won its first Capital One Cup for men’s sports, vaulting to the top of the standings after winning the 2013 College World Series. In December, UCLA won its 110th NCAA title when the women’s soccer team captured its first College Cup title. In 2012-13, men’s water polo and men’s tennis finished second, women’s water polo and women’s tennis (tied) placed third, women’s golf and women’s gymnastics finished fourth and women’s soccer tied for fifth. Finally, 57 student-athletes earned All-America honors and 57 were selected to various all-conference teams. During Guerrero’s tenure, the Bruins have won 24 national championships in 18 different sports, a national leader. UCLA teams have captured the following NCAA team titles: six in women’s water polo, three each in women’s softball and women’s gymnastics, two in women’s golf, and one each in women’s tennis, men’s tennis, men’s volleyball, women’s volleyball, men’s water polo, men’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s outdoor track and baseball. In addition, the Bruins have recorded 33 national podium finishes in that span. Guerrero came to UCLA from UC Irvine, where he had served as UCI’s fifth permanent Director of Athletics for 10 years (1992-2002). Prior to arriving at UC Irvine, Guerrero worked at Cal State Dominguez Hills, where he led that program to national prominence while serving as Athletic Director for five years (1988-92). Guerrero received his Bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 1974 and played second base for the Bruins for four years. Guerrero, 62, was raised in Wilmington, CA. He is married to the former Anne Marie Aniello and they have two grown daughters: Jenna and Katie.

GLENN TOTH Senior Associate Athletic Director • UCLA ’76 • 36th Year Glenn Toth, who has served the athletic department as an administrator for more than 35 years, enters his 17th year in charge of the UCLA men’s and women’s tennis programs. He is in his fifth year overseeing the men’s volleyball team, the men’s and women’s cross-country teams, and the men’s and women’s track & field teams. In addition to his role as a sports supervisor, Toth has also seen duty as an assistant coach, and serves as a member of athletic director Dan Guerrero’s senior staff. A senior associate athletic director with a variety of responsibilities, Toth serves as the liaison with shoe and apparel sponsor adidas, having orchestrated both the original 1999 agreement renewals in 2004 and 2010. Adidas supplies all Bruin teams, and represents the department’s most lucrative sponsorship. In addition, Toth was point person on the negotiation with International Sports Properties (ISP) which now handles the department’s corporate relations, media rights, program printing, web page, ad sales, and sponsor promotions. Toth also has administrative responsibility for the athletic equipment room which designs, outfits, and maintains all of the Bruins’ uniforms, practice, and playing equipment. In addition, the sports medicine area/ athletic training room, which provides injury evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, therapy, and nutritional services to over 700 student-athletes falls under Toth’s supervision, as does the sports performance area and its seven full-time strength coaches. Toth graduated from UCLA in 1976 with a degree in economics. From 1978-84, he supervised the management of home athletic events, team travel, and athletic insurance. In 1982, Toth handled the logistics of UCLA’s move to the Rose Bowl and at the same time became the athletic department’s first marketing director. Promoted to Associate Athletic Director in 1984, he was credited with several award-winning football marketing campaigns and the creation of the department’s corporate relations program. An avid hiker and climber, Toth completed a personal seven-summit ambition by climbing West Coast giants Whitney, Rainier, Shasta, Hood, Adams, Baker, and Jefferson. Toth serves as a Reserve Deputy with the LA County Sheriff’s Department, formerly in patrol, and now in search & recovery. His golden retrievers are Misty and Dottie.

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PAULEY PAVILION - HOME OF THE BRUINS Pauley Pavilion is the home of UCLA’s championship volleyball, basketball and gymnastics teams. The site of the 1984 Olympic gymnastics competition where the U.S. men’s team earned a gold medal, Pauley Pavilion has been the host site for an unprecedented 14 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championships (1970, ’71, ’75, ’77, ’79, ’84, ’85, ’87, ’89, ’93, ’96, ’99, ‘05 and 2013). In May 2018, UCLA will host its 15th NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship. Championship history lives in this pavilion. From the rafters hang 11 NCAA championship banners won by the UCLA men’s basketball teams. UCLA volleyball teams have won nine of their 19 NCAA championships here, and the men’s gymnastics team won national championships in this arena in 1984 and ’87. The Bruin women’s volleyball team won two of its four NCAA titles on the Pauley hardwood. In the Spring of 2004, the women’s gymnastics team won its first NCAA championship in Pauley. The pavilion has hosted some of the largest collegiate volleyball crowds in history. In 1984, the men’s NCAA championship match between UCLA and Pepperdine drew 9,809 fans to set a collegiate record that stood for 15 years. The 1987 NCAA championship match between the Bruins and USC Trojans attracted 8,952 spectators, third largest in NCAA history. The 1993 NCAA final between UCLA and CS Northridge drew 8,482 fans and the 1996 final between the Bruins and Hawaii attracted 7,688 fans. Renovation of the storied building began in the Spring of 2010 and was completed in October 2012. All home matches for the 2014 season will be played in the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion.

PAULEY PAVILION RECORD 1970................................... 10-0 1971................................... 10-0 1972..................................... 8-1 1973..................................... 8-2 1974..................................... 9-2 1975 .................................... 9-2 1976..................................... 7-0 1977 .................................... 9-0 1978 .................................. 11-0 1979 .................................. 14-0 1980 .................................. 12-0 1981 .................................. 13-0 1982................................... 10-0 1983..................................... 8-3 1984 .................................... 9-0 1985 .................................. 13-2 1986 .................................... 9-4 1987 .................................. 17-0 1988 .................................... 6-3 1989 .................................. 12-3 1990 .................................... 6-2 1991..................................... 8-1 1992..................................... 7-2 1993................................... 10-1 1994..................................... 7-0 1995..................................... 8-0 1996................................... 10-1 1997................................... 10-1 1998................................... 11-2 1999..................................... 5-3 2000..................................... 8-2 2001..................................... 9-3 2002................................... 12-2 2003..................................... 7-8 2004................................... 12-2 2005................................... 15-3 2006................................... 12-4 2007................................... 13-2 2008................................... 10-5 2009..................................... 9-4 2010..................................... 7-7 2011..................................... 7-3 2013......................................6-4 Totals: ..................413-84 (.830)

JOHN WOODEN CENTER RECORD

Newly renovated Pauley Pavilion has a number of new features that enhance the fan experience: a new video board, a ribbon board, new seats, improved concessions and an increased capacity to seat nearly 14,000 spectators.

1984 .................................. 6-0 1985 .................................. 1-0 1986 .................................. 3-1 1987 .................................. 1-0 1988 .................................. 2-0 1989 .................................. 3-0 1990 .................................. 4-0 1991................................... 3-2 1992................................... 3-1 1993................................... 3-0 1994................................... 6-0 1995................................... 3-0 1996................................... 4-0 1997................................... 1-1 1998................................... 4-0 1999................................... 3-0 2000................................... 2-1 2001................................... 2-0 2002................................... 1-0 2003................................... 0-0 2004................................... 1-0 2005................................... 0-0 2006................................... 1-0 2007-09 ............................. 0-0 2010................................... 1-0 2011................................... 1-2 2012................................... 9-3 2013....................................3-1 Totals: ..................71-12 (.855)

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UCLA’S 2014 OPPONENTS UCSB ASICS INVITATIONAL

PACIFIC TIGERS

PEPPERDINE WAVES

CAL BAPTIST LANCERS

Jan. 3-4 @ UCSB, TBA

Jan. 18 @ Pauley Pavilion, 7 pm/P12N Feb. 23 @ Pacific, 3 pm

Feb. 5 @ Pepperdine, 7 pm Mar. 11 @ Pauley Pavilion, 7 pm/P12N

Mar. 27 @ Cal Baptist, 7 pm Apr. 10 @ Pauley Pavilion, 7 pm/P12N

Head Coach: Joe Wortmann Career Record: 209-350, 22st year 2013 Record: 9-19 MPSF Record/Finish: 6-18, 11th Series: UCLA leads 36-2 Men’s VB SID: Kevin Wilkinson email: kwilkinson1@pacific.edu SID Phone: 209-946-2479 SID Fax: (209) 946-2757 Courtside Phone: (209) 946-2865 Website: www.pacifictigers.com

Head Coach: Marv Dunphy Career Record: 546-241, 31st year 2013 Record: 14-12 MPSF Record/Finish: 13-11 5th Series: UCLA leads, 79-35 Men’s VB SID: Dena Meiste email: dena.meiste@pepperdine.edu SID Phone: (310) 506-4160 SID Fax: (310) 506-7459 Courtside Phone: (310) 456-5050 Website: www.pepperdinesports.com

Head Coach: Wes Scheider Career Record: 16-14, 2nd year 2013 Record: 16-14 MPSF Record/Finish: 12-12, T-6th Series: UCLA leads: 7-3 Men’s VB SID: Samantha Sheppard email: ssheppard@calbaptist.edu SID Phone: (951) 343-4297 SID Fax: (951) 343-5096 Courtside Phone: (951) 343-5041 Website: www.cbulancers.com

UCSB GAUCHOS

USC TROJANS

BYU Cougars

Jan. 21 @ Pauley Pavilion, 7 pm /P12N Mar. 5 @ UCSB, 7 p.m.

Feb. 9 @ USC, 6 pm/P12N Mar. 15 @ Pauley Pavilion, 8 p.m./P12N

Mar. 29 @ BYU, 7 pm Apr. 12 @ Pauley Pavilion, 7 pm/P12N

Head Coach: Rick McLaughlin Career Record: 61-85, 6th year 2013 Record: 15-16 MPSF Record/Finish: 11-13, 8th Series: UCLA leads 120-33 Men’s VB SID: Andrew Wagner email: Andrew.Wagner@athletics. ucsb.edu SID Phone: (805) 893-3428 SID Fax: (805) 893-5477 Website: www.ucsbgauchos.com

Head Coach: Bill Ferguson Career Record: 115-82, 8th year 2013 Record: 6-18 MPSF Record/Finish: 6-18, T-11th Series: UCLA leads, 89-40 Men’s VB SID: Tim Tessalone email: tessalon@usc.edu SID Phone: (213) 740-8480 SID Fax: (213) 740-7584 Courtside: (213) 740-3900 Website: www.usctrojans.com

Head Coach: Chris McGown Career Record: 50-12, 3rd year 2013 Record: 26-5 MPSF Record/Finish: 21-3, 1st Series: UCLA leads 37-25 Men’s VB SID: Whitney Craft-Jordan email: mvolleyball_sid@byu.edu SID Phone: (801) 422-8999 SID Fax: (801) 422-0633 Courtside Phone: (801) 378-8342 Website: www.byucougars.com

UC IRVINE ANTEATERS

LONG BEACH STATE 49ERS

Jan. 27 @ Pauley Pavilion, 7 pm/P12N Feb. 1 @ UCI, 7 pm

Feb.12 @Pauley Pavilion, 7pm/P12N Apr. 5 @ Long Beach State, 7 p.m.

Head Coach: David Kniffen Career Record: 25-7, 2nd year 2013 Record: 25-7 MPSF Record/Finish: 18-6, T-2nd Series: UCLA leads 56-17 Men’s VB SID: Stacey Shackelford email: saking@uci.edu SID Phone: (949) 824-7350 SID Fax: (949) 824-5260 Courtside Phone: (949) 824-5814 Website: www.ucirvinesports.com

Head Coach: Alan Knipe Career Record: 193-111, 11th year 2013 Record: 24-8 MPSF Record/Finish: 18-6, T-2nd Series: UCLA leads, 78-36 Men’s VB SID: Andrea Ohta SID Phone: (562) 985-8569 SID Fax: (562) 985-1549 email: aohta@csulb.edu Courtside Phone: (562) 985-4667 Website: www.longbeachstate.com

UC SAN DIEGO TRITONS

CS NORTHRIDGE MATADORS

Jan. 30 @ UCSD, 7 p.m. Mar. 9 @ Pauley Pavilion, TBD/P12N

Feb.14 @ Pauley Pavilion, 7 p.m. Apr. 3 @ CSUN, 7 pm

Head Coach: Kevin Ring Career Record: 66-154, 9th year 2013 Record: 7-22 MPSF Record/Finish: 4-20, 13th Series: UCLA leads: 53-5 Men’s VB SID: Scott Flanders email: sflanders@ucsd.edu SID Phone: (805) 390-4219 SID Fax: 858-534-8475 Courtside Phone: (808) 956-9408 Website: www.ucsdtritons.com

Head Coach: Jeff Campbell Career Record: 243-222, 16th year 2013 Record: 11-15 MPSF Record/Finish: 9-15, 10th Series: UCLA leads 63-12 Men’s VB SID: Matt Monroe email: matthew.c.monroe@csun.edu SID Phone: (818) 677-3247 SID Fax: (818) 677-4950 Courtside Phone: (818) 677-4702 Website: www.GoMatadors.com

Men’s VB SID: Andrew Wagner email: Andrew.Wagner@athletics. ucsb.edu SID Phone: (805) 893-8603 SID Fax: (805) 893-4537

PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS Jan. 9 @ Outrigger Hotels Invite, 7 pm Head Coach: Mark Pavlik Career Record: 460-134, 20th year 2013 Record: 23-8 EIVA Record/Finish: 13-1, 1st Series: UCLA leads, 25-6 Men’s VB SID: Susan Bedsworth email: sjb5001@psu.edu SID Phone: 814-865-1757 Website: www.gopsusports.com

OHIO STATE BUCKEYES Jan. 10 @ Outrigger Hotels Invite, 7 pm Head Coach: Pete Hansen Career Record:: 562-297, 29th year 2013 Record: 19-8 EIVA Record/Finish: 9-5 Series: UCLA leads, 15-1 Men’s VB SID: Kendra Willard email: willard57@osu.edu SID Phone: (614) 292-0088 Website: www. ohiostatebuckeyes.com

HAWAI’I RAINBOW WARRIORS Jan. 11 @ Outrigger Hotels Invite, 9 pm Feb. 28 @ Hawai’i, 9 pm Mar. 1 @ Hawai’i, 9 pm Head Coach: Charlie Wade Career Record: 52-60, 4th year 2013 Record: 11-17 MPSF Record/Finish: 10-14, 9th Series: UCLA leads 61-21 Men’s VB SID: Derek Inouchi email: inouchi@hawaii.edu SID Phone: (808) 956-7523 SID Fax: (808) 956-4470 Website: www.hawaiiathletics.com

STANFORD CARDINAL Jan. 17 @ Pauley Pavilion, 3 pm/P12N Mar. 10 @ Stanford, 5 pm/P12N Head Coach: John Kosty Career Record: 121-82, 8th year 2013 Record: 15-13 MPSF Record/Finish: 12-12, T-6th Series: UCLA leads 63-19 Men’s VB SID: Regina Verlengiere email: rverleng@stanford.edu SID Phone: (650) 723-0996 SID Fax: (650) 725-2957 Website: www.gostanford.com

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