Cardinal men's volleyball season ends at Long Beach State
Cardinal plays Long Beach State in MPSF tournament
Irvin leads offensive attack
Kneller to be honored on Senior Day
Cardinal clinched spot in MPSF men's volleyball tournament
As a Junior in 2012: Played in 28 matches off the bench, mostly as a serving specialist ... had season-bests in total kills (15), assists (2) and service aces (10) ... had a career-high 10 kills, three aces, two digs, and one block assist in a four-set victory over Juniata (Jan. 13).
As a Sophomore in 2011: Played in 28 matches, making his first career start on Jan. 5 against UC Santa Cruz ... had a season-high four kills in the match to tie a career-best ... had aces in six matches for the second straight year ... finished the season with 11 kills, an assist, eight aces, and 17 digs ... named to the MPSF All-Academic team.
As a Freshman in 2010: Played in 25 matches off the bench, often as a serving specialist ... perhaps the hardest hitter on the team ... had career highs in kills (four) and aces (3) in sweep of UC Santa Cruz (Feb. 24) ... had aces in six matches ... had four digs in four-set victory against Long Beach State (March 6).
International: Captained the 2008 U.S. youth national team to a gold medal in the NORCECA Championships in El Salvador.
High School/Club: Also won Junior Olympic golds in 2006 and 2008 with his Pacific Palisades club team ... named to the 2006 16 Open Division all-tournament team ... was the top point-scorer in the finals of the 17 Open Division championship in 2008 ... a 2009 graduate of Westlake High School in Westlake Village, Calif. ... had 22 kills, 11 digs and five aces to lead Warriors to a five-set victory over rival Royal in the CIF Southern Section Division II final ... won two Marmonte League titles ... named player of the year for CIF-SS Division II and by the Ventura County Star in 2009 ... named to Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 seniors for the class of '09.
Personal: Son of Jack and Leslie Kneller ... has an older brother, Ben, a student manager who eventually played for the San Diego State basketball team ... born in Princeton, N.J. ... majoring in science, technology, and society ... enjoys playing and watching all sports.