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#14 Garrett Dempsey
Position: Setter
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
City/State: Palos Heights, IL
High School: Marist HS
College: Muir
Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Experience: 2 Letters
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TRITON NOTES
Ranks ninth all-time at UCSD with 1,484 career assists heading into final season in program ... Led UCSD in assists per set in each of first three years ... One career double-double ... 12 matches with 40 or more assists.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2014
MPSF All-Academic ... UCSD National Student-Athlete Day honoree ... Appeared in 24 matches and 63 sets ... Started 17 times at setter ... Compiled single-season career bests of 533 assists and 74 digs ... Ranked 10th in the MPSF and 31st nationally at 8.46 assists per set ... Produced first career double-double with season bests of 50 assists and a team-high 11 digs in five-set victory vs. California Baptist (3/13) ... Had 46 assists and nine digs in 3-2 victory vs. Grand Canyon (2/28) ... Finished with 45 assists, nine digs and 3.0 points from three kills on three attacks at Pacific (2/8) ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) team representative.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
MPSF All-Academic ... Assists per set average of 7.05 led team for second straight year and was 13th in the MPSF ... Second on squad with 465 assists ... Produced 40-plus assists in all three matches of the season-opening UCSB Asics Invitational ... Season highs of 49 assists and nine digs in opener vs. Lewis (1/4) ... Had 45 assists and seven digs vs. UCLA (1/4) and 44 assists vs. Long Beach State (1/5) in third-place match ... Added 41 assists and six digs in 3-1 victory vs. Princeton (1/30) ... Pair of home matches with eight digs vs. USC (1/10) and BYU (3/2).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Team’s Rookie of the Year ... Shared team's Most Improved honors with Vaun Lennon ... Started 12 of 23 matches played, appearing in 61 sets ... Totals of 7.97 assists per set and 486 assists ranked him first and second, respectively, on the team ... Was 12th in the conference in assists per set ... Season highs of 50 assists and nine digs in a four-set victory at Cal State Northridge (3/16), UCSD’s first win over the Matadors since 1988 ... Came off the bench to record 48 assists, seven digs and two blocks in a come-from-behind, 3-2 triumph at Long Beach State (3/15) ... Made college debut at Hawai’i (1/5) and drew first collegiate start vs. Long Beach State (2/25) ... Started each of the last seven matches.

CLUB
Played for Ultimate Volleyball Club, based in Frankfort, Ill.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2011 graduate of Marist High School in Chicago, Ill. ... An All-America Second Team performer ... Named the SouthtownStar Player of the Year as a senior ... Redhawks won a state title in 2010.

PERSONAL
Born May 10, 1993 in Chicago, Ill. ... Parents are Brian and Cindy Dempsey, who both attended the University of Michigan ... Has an older sister named Brittany and a younger sister named Morgan ... Biochemistry and cell biology major at Muir College ... Intends to attain an MBA in finance after graduating from UCSD ... Enjoys reading, tennis and yoga ... A fan of the Chicago Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks ... Saving Private Ryan is his favorite movie ... Watches Breaking Bad and Dexter ... Listens to Mumford & Sons ... Works in game management for UCSD Athletics ... Serving during 2014-15 academic year as a Campus-Wide Senator (Tritons Forward slate) in student government at UCSD.

MATCH-BY-MATCH STATISTICS
2012
2013
2014

MATCH HIGHS
Kills 3 at Pacific 2/8/14
Assists 50 2 times 3/13/14
Aces 1 8 times 2/19/14
Digs 11 vs. California Baptist 3/13/14
Blocks 2 2 times 1/4/14
Points 3.0 2 times 2/8/14
   
CAREER STATISTICS
Season SP MP MS K E TA Pct. Ast. SA Digs BS BA TB Points
2012 61 23 12 5 1 10 .400 486 5 57 0 10 10 15.0
2013 66 24 14 5 3 12 .167 465 2 65 0 6 6 10.0
2014 63 24 17 5 4 12  .083 533  1 74 0 4 4 8.0 
Totals 190 71 43 15 8 34 .206 1484 8 196 0 20 20 33.0
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