AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017
Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week honorable mention (1/9) ... Appeared in 18 matches and 49 sets, with 13 starts at an outside hitter spot ... Fourth on team with 82 kills ... Two matches in double-figure kills, both at home in January ... Made college debut in opener at No. 8 UC Irvine (1/5) as starting outside hitter, putting down match-high nine kills after producing four without an error on seven swings (.571) in first career set ... Became first Triton to reach double figures in kills in a match in 2017 with team- and season-high 14 in home opener vs. Grand Canyon (1/7), adding season-best seven digs, first two collegiate aces and two total blocks ... Had 11 kills as starter in tough five-set home loss to No. 6 UC Irvine (1/20) ... Hit season-best .286 (7-3-14) with seven kills in start at No. 2 Long Beach State (3/3) ... Missed last seven matches.
Competed for WAVE Volleyball Club.
A 2016 graduate of El Camino High School in Oceanside ... Played for the Wildcats in the Avocado League, aiding them to CIF San Diego Section Division II title as a senior ... All-CIF SDS Second Team.
Born May 18 in San Diego ... Parents are Luisito and Shannon Pontigon ... Biochemistry/chemistry major at Revelle College ... Plans to attend graduate school for biochemistry at UC San Diego after completing his undergraduate degree.