AS A SENIOR IN 2014
MPSF All-Academic ... Lone fifth-year member of program ... Appeared in 24 matches and 67 sets ... Earned 17 starts at a middle blocker position, including each of first six matches and each of last eight ... Hit .250 (66-24-168) and led team with 43 total blocks and 0.64 blocks per set ... Season high of eight kills at California Baptist (1/16), in five-set win vs. CBU (3/13) and on Senior Night vs. Stanford (4/12) ... Hit season-best .636 at CBU (8-1-11) with a season-high five total blocks ... Also had five blocks vs. CSUN (3/29) and in final appearance vs. Stanford, when he hit .467 (8-1-15) ... Produced six kills at a .417 rate (6-1-12) and added four total blocks in season's first victory vs. Grand Canyon (2/28) ... Six more kills vs. UC Irvine (4/4).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2013
MPSF All-Academic ... Ranked 12th in the MPSF with a team-best 1.04 blocks per set ... Produced one match with double-figure kills, putting down 10 at Stanford (2/9) ... Career-best eight blocks, all assists, in just three sets in five-set win at USC (3/16).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012
Started each of the last 22 matches after missing the first six, appearing in 79 sets ... Led the team and was 36th nationally in blocks per set (0.95), and was second in attack percentage (.313) and total blocks (75) ... Made season debut vs. Pepperdine (1/27) with five kills and no errors on 12 swings (.417), five blocks and 7.5 points ... Helped ignite the five-match win streak at UC Santa Barbara (3/9), putting down a team-high 13 kills on a season-best and match-high .611 hitting (13-2-18), to go along with six blocks for a season-best 16.5 points ... Other match with a double-digit kills total was vs. BYU (2/11) with 13 more ... Had seven kills on .429 hitting (7-1-14) and a season-best seven blocks in a 3-2 win at Hope International (2/3) ... Produced at least five total blocks in nine of his 22 appearances.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2011
Saw limited action, playing in eight matches and 12 sets ... Hit .667 with five kills, two digs and two blocks vs. Princeton (1/26) ... Swung at .500 with four kills and a pair of blocks at Pacific (2/10) ... Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll at the Bronze Level (GPAs 3.00 to 3.299).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010
Redshirted the season.
Competed for Bay to Bay VBC (2007-09), winning a bronze medal in the 17 Open category at the 2008 Junior Olympics.
A 2009 graduate of Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose ... Two-time CIF/Central Coast Section (CCS) Division I champions ... Two-time West Catholic Athletic League champions ... Named the 2009 CCS Senior of the Year ... Bellarmine’s Most Inspirational Player in 2008 ... League champ in junior varsity wrestling 189 class (2008) and freshman wrestling 135 class (2006).
Born May 17, 1991 in Sunnyvale ... First name is William, but prefers Fred ... Parents are Fred and Karen Stahl ... Father lettered in football at Stanford (1985-87) and mother played soccer at San Francisco State ... Has two younger sisters named Kendra and Jackie ... Earned his degree from Sixth College following the winter 2014 quarter in cognitive science with specialization in computation and a minor in computer science ... Intends to attend graduate school ... Counts beating USC as his top volleyball memory ... Anchorman is his favorite movie ... Considers himself a Trekkie, and claims to have never lost at Harry Poster trivia ... Hobbies include watching Star Trek, competitive Tetris, playing the piano and freestyle rapping ... Loves sushi ... Speaks four languages ... Worked in game management for UCSD Athletics ... Skilled The Settlers of Catan player.