AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week honorable mention (3/7) ... Team's Rookie of the Year ... Ranked 12th in the MPSF in assists per set (6.72) ... Appeared in 22 matches and 50 sets ... Drew nine starts at setter ... Second on the team in assists per set and assists (336) ... Totaled 51 digs and 18 blocks ... Recorded double figures in the assists category 11 times this season ... Made college debut in season-opening three-set win vs. Charleston (1/8), entering late in second frame and providing assists on each of UCSD's last four points alongside a pair of digs ... Tallied a career and team-best 61 assists vs. Pepperdine (3/2) ... Went into double figures for digs once (10) vs. UCI (3/5) ... Recorded a double-double for his career vs. UCI (3/5), compiling 49 assists and 10 digs ... Finished the season with 33 points.
Played for Bones Volleyball Club from 2012-15.
A 2015 graduate of Newbury Park High School ... Marmonte League MVP as a senior ... Two-time All-Marmonte League First Team selection his last two years while directing Panthers to back-to-back league titles ... Also competed in water polo.
Born Dec. 4 in West Hills ... Parents are Kenneth and Jennifer Blaich ... Father attended CSUN ... Has an older brother named Reid ... Environmental systems (ecology, behavior and evolution) major at Sixth College ... Most memorable moment in volleyball to date is winning a medal at Junior Nationals ... Enjoys surfing, hiking and fly fishing ... Roots for the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Dodgers ... Favorite athlete is professional surfer Dane Reynolds ... Top movie is Anchorman ... Listens to Slightly Stoopid, Sublime, Rebellion and J. Cole ... Favorite food is his mom's pasta ... Greatest influences are his parents ... Loves to fish.