NORTHRIDGE - 2010
Drew Staker appeared in 24 matches playing in 47 sets as a true freshman ... recorded nine kills in 21 swings to hit .286, which was sixth-best on the squad ... also contributed 17 blocks (0.36 bpg) and two aces ... knocked down a career-high four kills in six attacks (.500) in the Matadors' 3-2 win at No. 2 Stanford (Jan. 29) ... also had a career-high six total blocks in the win over the Cardinal ... notched two kills, three blocks and one ace against No. 10 Pepperdine (Feb. 5) ... also posted an ace to go with two kills and two blocks against Pacific (Apr. 3).
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Staker earned letters in volleyball and basketball at Centennial High School in Las Vegas, Nev. ... earned first team all-league honors as a senior in 2009 and second team honors as a junior in 2008 ... hit .676 as a senior ... helped lead the Bulldogs to a 17-3 record in 2008 ... competed for the Gold Division Champion Vegas Aces 18's at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics in 2008 ... also plays for the Vegas Valley Volleyball Club ... as a center for the Bulldogs basketball team, averaged 12 points and seven rebounds per game ... graduated in 2009 with a 3.3 grade point average.
Born February 21, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nev. ... parents are Karen and Kurt Staker ... has one older brother, Ryan ... both parents graduated from UNLV ... was also recruited by BYU ... favorites include the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant, actors Will Ferrell and Jessica Alba, the TV show "Entourage" and the movie "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" ... says his greatest moment in sports was "winning the gold medal at the 2008 Junior Olympics" ... says volleyball could be improved by "letting some of the net calls go" ... favorite website is YouTube ... major is undecided.