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15 Xander Jimenez

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2018
Big West All-Academic ... Came off injury and made season debut in sweep vs. Princeton (1/31), entering in second set after Tigers had rattled off six straight points for 14-13 lead, and putting down three kills in each of his two sets for six total, including one to close out game two, and adding key block assist on triple stuff late in third.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2017
MPSF All-Academic ... Team's Co-Most Improved ... Appeared in 25 matches and 71 sets, with 11 starts at an outside hitter spot while also playing some at libero ... Sixth on team in kills, second in aces and fifth in digs and total points ... One match each in double-figure kills and digs, both at home with 11 ... Made college debut in opener at No. 8 UC Irvine (1/5), entering late in each of first two sets to serve ... Primary libero for final three sets in home opener vs. Grand Canyon (1/7), collecting nine digs and season-high three assists ... Drew first career start as an outside hitter at UC Santa Barbara (1/13) ... Season bests of 11 kills, .444 (11-3-18) hitting and 14.0 points off the bench in home win vs. Hope International (1/30), with six digs, two aces, two blocks and an assist ... Season highs of 11 digs and three aces as starter in four-set victory vs. California Baptist (3/14) ... Season bests of two solo blocks, five block assists and seven total blocks in four-set triumph at USC (2/4), to go along with six kills and an ace for 11.5 points ... Nine kills and seven digs off the bench at Stanford (4/1).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
Redshirted the season.

CLUB
Played for Mountain View Volleyball Club from 2012-15.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2015 graduate of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View ... All-Mercury News and All-West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) First Team as a senior ... All-WCAL Second Team as a junior ... Aided Lancers to WCAL and CIF Central Coast Section (CCS) Division I titles in 2015 after runner-up showings in both in 2014 ... Saint Francis also won Northern California regional crown in 2015.

PERSONAL
Born June 28 in San Jose ... Given name is Alexander ... Parents are Ross and Michelle Jimenez ... Has a sister named Ashton ... Aunt, Melissa Ingalls, played volleyball at Penn (1986-89; co-captain in 1989) ... International studies-international business major at Roosevelt College ... Most memorable volleyball moments include winning section and region titles in high school ... Enjoys surfing, golfing and beach volleyball ... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers ... Favorite athlete is Laker great Kobe Bryant ... Top movie is Glory Road ... Listens to Iration, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake and Collie Buddz ... Loves sushi ... Greatest influences are his mother, aunt and grandfather.

MATCH-BY-MATCH STATISTICS
2017
2018

MATCH HIGHS
Kills 14 vs. UC Irvine 3/16/18
Assists 3 2 times 3/15/18
Aces 3 vs. California Baptist 3/14/17
Digs 13 at McKendree 2/16/18
Blocks 7 at USC 2/4/17
Points 17.0 vs. UC Irvine 3/16/18
Hitting % (min. 10 TA) .444 vs. Hope International 1/28/17
   
CAREER STATISTICS
Season SP MP MS K E TA Pct. Ast. SA Digs BS BA TB Points
2017 71 25 11 70 47 198 .116 15 16 89 5 26 31 104.0
2018 57 19 12 103 75 265 .106 10 4 80 3 21 24 120.5
Totals 128 44 23 173 122 463 .110 25 20 169 8 47 55 224.5
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: Saint Francis HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: International Business
Experience: 2 Letters
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