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#10 Mike Brunsting
Position: Opposite/Setter
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
City/State: Poway, CA
High School: Francis Parker School
College: Muir
Major: Human Biology
Experience: 3 Letters
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TRITON NOTES
Four-year standout who left program at No. 7 on the all-time UCSD list with 1,759 career assists, and tied for fourth with 71 service aces ... Three career double-doubles, with one in each of his final three years ... Nine matches in double-figure kills and four in double-digit digs.

AS A SENIOR IN 2014
Team tri-captain ... MPSF All-Academic ... Team's Most Valuable Player ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (3/3) ... Appeared in all 27 matches, starting all but one (1/16 at California Baptist), with 86 sets played ... Showed versatility with stints at setter, outside hitter and opposite at times throughout the year ... Led team in kills, aces and digs ... Posted single-season career highs in starts, kills, attacks, hitting percentage, digs and points ... Reached double figures in kills eight times and digs twice ... Put down a single-match career-high 18 kills in five-set home win vs. Grand Canyon (2/28) ... Achieved third career double-double in that match with the team-high 18 kills and 10 digs, adding a season-best four total blocks for 20.0 points ... Career-high 21.0 points in another five-set home victory vs. CBU (3/13) through 16 kills and a career-best five aces, with three coming in the decisive frame as he served six straight points ... Season highs of 11 digs at Pacific (2/8) and 49 assists at CBU ... Had 17 kills vs. Pepperdine (2/15), hitting a season-best .483 (17-3-29) ... Hit .400 (11-3-20) vs. UCLA (1/30) ... Match highs of 11 kills and eight digs at BYU (3/15).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2013
MPSF All-Academic ... Team's Most Improved ... Started 17 of 28 matches, primarily at setter but also playing some at outside hitter to the tune of a career-high 91 sets ... Led team in assists (624) and aces (21), and was third in digs (110), with all three totals career bests ... Assists per set average of 6.86 was second on the team and 14th in the MPSF ... Career-best 64-assist performance vs. Pacific (4/5) ranked No. 2 in the MPSF for a single match in 2013 ... Second career double-double and the second of just two by UCSD on the year came at Pacific (2/8) with 46 assists and a career-best 15 digs ... Dished out 53 assists in season finale vs. Hawai'i (4/13) and 41 each in two more five-setters at USC (3/16) and at UC Irvine (3/31) ... Served a season-high three aces at Hope International (2/22) ... Equalled career high with five total blocks, all on block assists, at UOP and vs. Stanford (4/6).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012
MPSF All-Academic ... Started 18 of 27 matches at the setter position, appearing in 87 sets ... Was first on the team in assists (556), second in aces (19) and fourth in digs (88) ... Assists per set average of 6.39 was second on the team, 13th in the conference and 28th nationally ... Season-high 62 assists to go along with eight digs vs. BYU (2/11) ... Produced one of two Triton double-doubles on the year with 12 digs and 55 assists vs. NJIT (1/14) ... Compiled 59 assists, six digs and a season-best four total blocks vs. Princeton (2/1) ... Served a season-high four aces with 39 assists, seven digs and three blocks vs. Pepperdine (1/27) ... 40 assists at UCSB (3/9).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011
Had a career night in a starting role at Pepperdine (3/12), recording 14 kills, five blocks and 18 points to aid in a 3-2 victory ... Over his last four appearances of the year, upped assist total each time from 21-31-34, culminating with a season-high 42 at Long Beach State (4/9) ... Totaled 11 points vs. Hawai’i (1/28) with eight kills, two aces and two block assists ... Also had 26 assists and a season-high eight digs in that match ... Hit .714 (6-1-7) at BYU (2/25) ... Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll at the Silver Level (GPAs 3.300 to 3.499).

CLUB
Played for Poway's Epic Volleyball Club (2006-10) ... Junior Nationals silver medalist in 2008-09.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2010 graduate of Francis Parker School in San Diego ... AVCA High School Senior All-America Team and the Lancers’ MVP in 2010 ... Two-time first-team All-CIF ... Team won Western League and CIF San Diego Section Division IV titles in 2009 and 2010.

PERSONAL
Born June 12, 1992 in Chula Vista ... Parents are David and Janet Brunsting ... Father attended Stanford and mother went to Cal State Northridge ... Has three older sisters named Rachel Williams, Roxanne Brunsting and Diane Twitchell, and one younger sister named Julie Twitchell ... Roxanne was a standout outside hitter/setter on the UCSD women’s team from 2007-11, and is now an assistant coach with the Tritons ... Human biology major at Muir College ... Career goal is to become a doctor ... Roots for the San Diego Chargers ... Favorite movie is The Royal Tenenbaums ... Listens to Zac Brown Band.

MATCH-BY-MATCH STATISTICS
2011
2012
2013
2014

MATCH HIGHS
Kills 18 vs. Grand Canyon 2/28/14
Assists 64 vs. Pacific 4/5/13
Aces 5 vs. California Baptist 3/13/14
Digs 15 at Pacific 2/8/13
Blocks 5 3 times 4/6/13
Points 21.0 vs. California Baptist 3/13/14
   
CAREER STATISTICS
Season SP MP MS K E TA Pct. Ast. SA Digs BS BA TB Points
2011 63 23 14 71 36 158 .222 259 11 70 3 21 24 95.5
2012 87 27 18 32 24 89 .090 556 19 88 5 27 32 69.5
2013 91 28 17 44 22  102  .216  624 21 110 5 39 44 89.5
2014 86 27 26 184 79  422  .249 320 20 146 3 19 22 216.5 
Totals 327 105 75 331 161 771 .220 1759 71 414 16 106 122 471.0
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