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#5 Gabriel Vega
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'7"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Kailua, Hawaii
High School: Iolani School
Major: Electrical Engineering
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As a Redshirt Junior (2016) | Match-ByMatch Statistics

• AVCA National Player of the Week (Feb. 23)
• MPSF Player of the Week (Feb. 22)
• Stanford's starting opposite, appeared in 70 sets
• Hit .615 (10-2-13) in the season opener at Ball State (Jan. 8)
• Totaled 13 kills, nine digs and two aces in the win at No. 1 BYU (Jan. 15)
• Registered a career-best 12 digs in a win over No. 4 UC Irvine (Jan. 23)
• Tallied a season-high 17 kills and eight digs in a four-set loss at No. 2 Long Beach State (Feb. 5)
• Tied his season-best with 17 kills on .405 hitting in a win over No. 4 Hawaii (Feb. 13)
• Hit a career-high .625 (12-2-16) in a sweep over No. 10 UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 19)
• Led the team with 14 kills and recorded a career-high five blocks versus No. 3 UCLA (Feb. 21)
• Paced the team with 16 kills and tied his career-best with five blocks against No. 9 Pepperdine (March 12)
• Put down a career-high three aces versus USC (March 24)

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2015) | Match-ByMatch Statistics

• AVCA National Player of the Week (March 10)
• MPSF Player of the Week (March 9)
• Played in 24 matches, making 16 starts
• Averaged 2.44 kills, 1.30 digs and 2.79 points per set
• Produced double-digit kills on seven occasions
• Registered his first career double-double with a career-best 21 kills and 10 digs in a win over BYU (March 7)
• Also tallied a then-career-high four blocks against the Cougars
• MPSF All-Academic Team

As a Sophomore (2014)

• Redshirted his second season on The Farm

As a Freshman (2013) | Match-By-Match Statistics

• Played in four matches, startng one
• Had a career-high three kills in his first career start in loss against Long Beach State (March 30)
• Posted one ace, two block assists in collegiate debut against UC Santa Cruz (Jan. 11)

High School/Club

• A 2012 graduate of Iolani School in Honolulu, the same school that produced Stanford's 2010 AVCA National Player of the Year Kawika Shoji, Cardinal All-American Brad Lawson, and Scott Sakaida
• Played club ball for Kuikahi Volleyball Club and Outrigger VBC
• Earned recognition as an Interscholastic League of Hawaii all-star and was selected to the 2011 Hawaii All-State Fab 15 team
• Selected to the 2011 USA junior national championship all-tournament team in the 17-U division
• Good vertical jump and brings an intimidating presence to the net
• A lifelong basketball player
• Named to the 2012 Mizuno/Volleyball Boys' Fab 50, which honors the top 50 seniors in the country 

Personal

• Born on the Island of Oahu in Hawai'i
• Has an older sister, Teale
• Major is electrical engineering; interested in applications in neuroscience or renewable energy

 

Career Statistics

Season S K KPS E TA PCT A APS SA SE SAPS RE D DPS BS BA TOT BPS BE PTS
2013 4 6 1.50 6 18 .000 0 0.00 1 3 0.25 0 0 0.00 0 4 4 1.00 1 9.0
2015 70 171 2.44 83 413 .213 6 0.09 10 24 0.14 8 91 1.30 4 20 24 0.34 5 195.0
2016 89 255 2.87 99 571 .273 21 0.24 14 47 0.16 0 135 1.52 3 61 64 0.72 11 302.5
Totals 163 432 2.65 188 1002 .244 27 0.17 25 74 0.15 8 226 1.39 7 85 92 0.56 17 506.5

 

Career Highs

Kills 21, vs. BYU (3/7/15)
Attempts 40, vs. BYU (3/7/15)
Hitting Percentage .625 (12-2-16), vs. UC Santa Barbara (2/19/16)
Assists 2, 5X, last vs. Cal Baptist (3/25/16)
Service Aces 3, vs. USC (3/24/16)
Digs 12, vs. UC Irvine (1/23/16)
Blocks 5, 2X, last vs. Pepperdine (3/12/16)
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