UCSD M Volleyball BIO
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3 Ryan Blaich

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017
Appeared off the bench in 13 matches and 25 sets as the backup setter ... Season-high eight assists with two digs and a solo block at No. 2 UCLA (1/14) ... Seven digs and an ace vs. No. 9 Stanford (4/8) ... Also had a solo block vs. UC Irvine (1/20) and an ace in opener at UC Irvine (1/5).

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.

CLUB
Played for Bones Volleyball Club from 2012-15.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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.

MATCH-BY-MATCH STATISTICS
2016
2017

MATCH HIGHS
Kills 3 vs. Pepperdine 3/3/16
Assists 61 vs. Pepperdine 3/2/16
Aces 2 vs. Holy Names 2/20/16
Digs 10 vs. UC Irvine 3/5/16
Blocks 4 vs. BYU 3/25/16
Points 4.5 2 times 3/10/16
Hitting % (min. 10 TA) - - -
   
CAREER STATISTICS
Season SP MP MS K E TA Pct. Ast. SA Digs BS BA TB Points
2016 50 22 9 15 10 28 .179 336 6 51 6 12 18 33.0
2017 25 13 0 0 0 1 .000 34 2 12 2 2 4 5.0
Totals 75 35 9 15 10 29 .172 370 8 63 8 14 22 38.0
Position: Setter
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Newbury Park, CA
High School: Newbury Park HS
College: Sixth
Major: Environmental Systems
Experience: 1 Letter
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