Nick West

Personal information Nick West

genderVolleyballplayer Nick West
Nationality:American American
Non-EU Player No
Age:23
Height:203
Position:Middleblocker
Status:Under contract for 2014-2015
Consultant:Joost Kooistra
Present Club:SG Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel

Volleyball Career


2014-2015  SG Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel Austria

Volleyball Career

  • 2012-2014 University of Hawaii at Manoa (NCAA Division 1) Hawaii, USA

-2014 Outrigger Invitational All-Tournament Team selection as middle blocker.

-Started all 3 years of eligibility, Quarterfinal appearance in 2013.

-4th place finish at 24th Asian Pacific Cup in Fukuoka, Japan in summer 2012. Starting middle blocker for Team USA Hawaii.

-Career Statistics: http://hawaiiathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=12403

-2014 Season Statistics: Points per set: 2.50,  Kills per set: 1.76,  Blocks per set 0.99,  Hitting percentage 0.403

 

  • 2010-2011 University of California Irvine

-Redshirted 2010 season.

-Played in UCI International Volleyball Tournament as opposite hitter in fall season prior to the 2011 season before transferring to University of Hawaii.

  • 2006-2009 El Dorado High School, CA

-Two time Century League Champions in 2007 and 2008.

-Team MVP in 2008 and 2009.

-Co-League MVP of Century League in 2008.

-Selected to First Team Century League in 2008 and 2009.

-Selected to First Team Orange County All-Star Game (Outside Hitter) 2009.

 

 

Education

  • 2012-2014- University of Hawaii at Manoa (received athletic scholarship all 3 years), graduated with BA in Sociology in 2014.

 

Personal

  • Strong attacking proficiency and consistent blocking numbers. Comfortable hitting hard angle and cut back in the middle as well as taking attack attempts on the pins on service reception.
  • View myself as a solid read blocker and can shut down any other middle attacker with my commit blocking.
  • Played all front row positions effectively throughout my career.
  • Hybrid serve and jump serve effectively.
  • Statistical improvement throughout career at UH Manoa in attacking, blocking, and serving.
  • 34 inch standing vertical, 39+ with an approach jump.
  • Familiar with playing in front of large crowds, 5000+, with large media presence.
  • Comfortable traveling on regular basis (5-10 hour flights regularly while at UH Manoa).
  • Played and mentored under some of the most accomplished American and International coaches (John Speraw- USA National Team head coach, Milan Zarkovic- Serbian Jr. National Team head coach).

 

 

Video

Hawaii vs Penn St 1/10/14 3-1 win for Hawaii. Nick West- 9 kills .600%, 4 blocks, 1 ace
Nick West 2014 Highlights University of Hawaii middle blocker, #9, attacking, blocking, and serving. Player profile: http://www.elteevolley.com/player/nick-west

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