April 24, 2006
MALIBU, Calif. -
Pepperdine senior middle blocker Andy Hein was named to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) first team and sophomore setter Jonathan Winder was selected to the third team announced by the conference office Monday morning.
Today's announcement marks the second time Hein (Carol Stream, Ill.) has been selected to the all-conference team after earning second team honors last season. The 6-foot-10 Hein's .510 hitting percentage leads the nation, while his 1.60 blocks per game is the most on a Pepperdine team which averages 3.64 per game.
For the second consecutive year, Winder (Irvine, Calif.) was selected to the third team. The 6-8 Winder is averaging 13.29 assists per game this season and has led the Waves to a .320 attack percentage in his second season as the Pepperdine setter.
Junior outside hitter John Parfitt (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) and freshman opposite hitter Paul Carroll (Forster, Australia) were both named honorable mention. Parfitt ranks first on the team in kills per game at 4.06, while Carroll is second on the squad at 3.75. The recognition is the first for both student-athletes.
UC Irvine swept the major awards as Jayson Jablonsky was named Player of the Year, Brent Asuka was selected as Newcomer of the Year and John Speraw was voted Coach of the Year.
With a 3-0 victory over Cal State Northridge in the first round of the MPSF tournament over the weekend, Pepperdine has advanced to the semi-final match where it will square off against UCLA at 5 p.m. (PDT) on Thursday in the first of two matches at the Bren Center in Irvine, Calif.