AS A FRESHMAN IN 2019
One of 10 finalists for Off the Block National Player of the Offseason.
One of 17 players and three setters invited to U.S. Men's Junior National Training Team, which practiced in Vernon Hills, Ill., Aug. 15-24, 2018 ... Selected from there as one of 12 players and two setters on U.S. Men's Junior National Team roster for NORCECA Men's U21 Continental Championship in Havana, Cuba, from Aug. 27-Sept. 2 ... Entered in first set and played remainder of tournament-opening sweep over Nicaragua (8/27), helping U.S. to .479 attack percentage ... Drew start in next match vs. Haiti (8/28), aiding U.S. to .440 hitting and adding first two kills in another sweep, and earning Off the Block U.S. Player of the Day honors ... Started and served three aces in 3-1 victory over Canada (8/29) to finish pool play a perfect 3-0 ... Started semifinal defeat (3-1) to Dominican Republic (8/31) and had pair of kills ... Came off bench to provide one kill in 3-1 loss to Canada (9/1) in third-place match ... Ultimately started three of five matches as U.S. finished fourth with 3-2 record, totaling five kills and three aces ... Named tournament's Best Setter, leading event with 5.00 excellent sets per game average and guiding U.S. to tournament's third-best offensive efficiency at 48.63 percent ... Previously involved in national-team program at developmental level.
Competed for Santa Monica Beach Club (SMBC) ... Three straight years from 2015-17, made top A1 Red Team at USA Volleyball High Performance event ... Started playing in 2008 for Bones VC.
A 2018 graduate of Westlake in Westlake Village ... One of 10 players chosen to American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) High School Senior All-America First Team ... Also named to 12-player VolleyballMag.com Boy's High School All-America Second Team ... Four-year starter and three-year captain for the Warriors ... Ventura County Star Boys Volleyball Player of the Year as a senior ... 2018 Marmonte League Co-Most Valuable Player and three-time first-teamer ... Set Westlake to back-to-back league titles in 2016 and 2017 (22-5 during regular season, perfect 8-0 in Marmonte play) ... 2017 Team MVP ... Westlake ranked as high as No. 5 heading into 2017 postseason in extremely-tough CIF Southern Section Division I ... Chosen to All-Tournament Team at 2017 Karch Kiraly Tournament in Champions in Santa Barbara, with Warriors runners-up ... Dished out 39 assists in sweep of rival Calabasas (4/8) that effectively clinched Marmonte crown, and added 51 assists in five-set CIF quarterfinal loss to Newport Harbor (5/13) ... Also set Westlake to pair of Marmonte titles on beach ... Scholar-Athlete ... An able beach volleyball player, participated in California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) Tour in 2014.
Born July 2 in Thousand Oaks ... Has two siblings, Elizabeth and James ... A Biology major at Muir College ... Would like to become a doctor and surgeon ... Top moment in sports was competing for the Men's Junior National Team in Cuba ... Cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers ... Favorite movie is Dirty Harry ... Listens to Death Cab for Cutie ... Plays the saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, and tuba ... Instagram is his go-to social media outlet ... Has a palette for Mexican food ... Hobbies include surfing, wake surfing, hiking, and cooking.