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  Marcus Skacel
Marcus Skacel

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Laguna Niguel, CA

High School:
Santa Margarita

Height:
6-5

Position:
Outside Hitter

As a Junior in 2001:
Appeared in 21 matches for the Cardinal, with 18 starts ... Named to the All-America Second Team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association ... Earned All-MPSF Third Team accolades ... Led the team with 149 digs and finished second in kills (309), blocks (41) and service aces (20) ... Nationally, finished in a tie for 12th averaging 1.99 digs per game and 16th with 4.12 kills per game ... Named MPSF Player of the Week on Mar. 14 ... Had six double-doubles (kills and digs), including a 19 kill, 12 dig effort in Stanford's upset of No. 1 Pepperdine on Jan. 21 ... Recorded double-digit kill totals in 17 of 21 matches and tallied at least six digs 14 times ... Posted best all-around performances at Hawaii with nine kills, six digs, four assists and three ace serves and in Stanford's sweep of No. 3 UCLA on Apr. 13 finished with 14 kills, five digs, three blocks and two service aces ... Registered 12 kills in 16 attempts for a .688 hitting percentage at CS Northridge ... Had back-to-back double-double nights at UC Santa Barbara (20 kills and 10 digs) and at Pepperdine (17 kills and 14 digs) ... Against Pacific on Feb. 21 notched 18 kills, hit a .615 clip and recorded a team-high nine digs ... Pounded a season-high 23 kills in Stanford's win over No. 3 UCLA on Mar. 9 ... Also registered 22 kills at UC San Diego, UC Irvine and Long Beach State ... Finished the season strong with 15 kills and 11 digs vs. Santa Barbara on Apr. 6 and at UCLA on Apr. 21, recorded 15 kills and a match-high 12 digs.

As a Sophomore in 2000:
Teamed with fellow outside hitter Curt Toppel to give Stanford one of the more formidable front lines in the West ... Offensively, finished second on the team with 355 kills and 4.55 kills per game ... Was even better on the defensive end, leading the Cardinal with 181 digs and finishing in a tie for 20th in the nation with 2.32 digs per game ... Had six double-doubles (kills and digs) ... Twice reached the 30-kill plateau ... Registered double-digit kill totals in 15 of his last 16 matches and in 17 of 22 overall ... Started the year with a bang, registering 10 kills, a .536 hitting percentage and nine digs against San Diego State on Jan. 16 before drilling No. 7 Brigham Young for 16 kills and a .636 hitting percentage on Jan. 19 ... Averaged 19.4 kills (5.5 per game) and 10.7 digs (3.0 per game) during a nine-match stretch from Feb. 4 through Mar. 24, including five double-doubles ... Had a pair of double-doubles on the San Diego swing, finishing with 16 kills and 10 digs at San Diego State (Feb. 11) and 15 kills with 10 digs at UC San Diego (Feb. 12) ... Returned home five days later and had a 20-kill, 16-dig performance against No. 3 Pepperdine ... Nailed 25 kills with just three errors in 34 total attempts (.647) in a three-game win over No. 6 Loyola Marymount on Feb. 18 ... Again had consecutive double-doubles, this time against UC Irvine on Feb. 22 (22 kills, 16 digs) and Pacific on Feb. 25 (14 kills, 12 digs) ... Recorded a career-high 34 kills in just three games at No. 8 Hawaii on Mar. 24 ... Had a .500 hitting percentage against the Rainbows ... Averaged 17.5 kills (4.2 per game) and 8.3 digs (2.0 per game) over the last six matches, including a 31-kill, 12-dig outburst at No. 14 UC Santa Barbara on Apr. 16.

As a Freshman in 1999:
Saw action throughout the season, starting the last nine matches ... Reached double figures in kills six times during the season, and posted two double-doubles: 10 kills, 13 digs at San Diego State (Mar. 24) and 14 kills, 12 digs at UC Irvine (Apr. 17)

High School Information:
Graduated from Santa Margarita High School in Laguna Nigel, Calif. with a 4.0 GPA ... Named MVP of the Junior Olympics, leading his team to a gold-medal victory ... Garnered CIF Division I MVP honors after guiding his team to the CIF title ... Was also named MVP of his soccer team.

Personal Information:
Parents are Ken and Jitka Skacel ... Majoring in economics.

Getting to Know Marcus Skacel

Favorite Movie: Maverick
Place I Would Most Like To Visit: Tahiti
Favorite Non-Volleyball Activity: Surfing and fishing
Best Thing About Stanford: Friends
Most Prized Possession: Surfboard, fishing poles and my fish tank
Favorite Music Artist: Doors

Year
G
K
E
TA
Pct.
A
SA
DIG
BS
BA
TOT
1999
69
98
42
213
.263
18
11
84
2
22
24.0
2000
78
355
128
714
.318
33
7
181
6
36
42.0
2001
75
309
130
611
.293
21
20
149
5
36
41.0
Totals
222
762
300
1538
.300
72
38
414
13
94
107.0

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