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  William Clayton
William Clayton

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Newport Beach, CA

High School:
Newport Harbor


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As a Senior in 2006:

As a Junior in 2005: Played in all 26 matches for the Cardinal ... Selected to the MPSF All-Academic team with the highest GPA in the Conference ... Recorded 154 kills, averaging 1.81 kills per game ... Ranked fifth on the team with 130 digs ... Also recorded 40 blocks on the year.

As a Sophomore in 2004: Clayton returned to the team after taking two years off to complete a Mormon mission (2002, 2003)... He picked up where he left off, playing a key role in a number of victories. Clayton had standout performances against UC Irvine and UCLA, registering 12 and 15 kills respectively. Clayton also totaled 21 digs over the two-game span...Appeared in 62 games...Averaged 1.26 digs per game, ranking him fourth on the team... Named to the All-MPSF Scholar Athlete team.

As a Freshman in 2001: Appeared in 49 games ... Registered 64 kills, good for fifth most on the team ... Averaged 1.31 kills per game and a solid .365 hitting percentage ... Finished third on the team in service aces with 14 ... Tallied 25 total blocks (2 solo, 23 block assists) for a .051 blocks per game average.

High School: Prepped at Newport Harbor high school in Newport Beach, Calif ... As a senior, named the 2000 Sea View League Athlete of the Year ... Earned All-CIF honors in 2000 ... Two-time All-Sea View League First Team selection (1999, 2000) ... Also, a 1999 All-Sea View League performer in football ... Earned All-CIF honors in football in 1999.

Personal: An English major ... Son of Weatherford and Lisa Clayton ... Hobbies include playing the piano and fly fishing.