|Hometown:||Las Vegas, NV|
|High School:||Centennial HS|
NORTHRIDGE - 2011
Drew Staker was the lone Northridge player to appear in all 29 matches and was second on the team with 93 games played ... finished third in the squad with 174 kills and was fifth averaging 1.87 kills per game ... led the Matadors with a .405 hitting percentage which ranked eighth in the MPSF ... committed just 44 hitting errors in 321 swings ... was second on the team with 66 total blocks (0.71 bpg) which included five solo blocks ... also added 29 digs, six aces and two assists during the season ... pounded a career-high 15 kills in 17 attacks (.824) to go with three blocks in the Matadors' 3-1 win over UC San Diego (Jan. 7) ... also reached 10 kills on five other occasions ... had 10 kills in 11 error-less swings (.909) to post the third-best hitting night in team history ... hit at least .600 six other times in his sophomore season ... posted a career-high seven blocks (one solo) in Northridge's 3-1 win at No. 12 UC San Diego (Feb. 19).
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 season-high four kills in six attacks (.500) in the Matadors' 3-2 win at No. 2 Stanford (Jan. 29) ... also had a season-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
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 "Avatar" ... likes to "go to the gym" as a pre-match ritual ... favorite website is YouTube ... major is undecided.
|KILLS||15, vs. UC San Diego (1/7/11)|
|TOTAL ATTACKS||20, at Pepperdine (1/15/11)|
|HITTING PCT (MIN. 10 KILLS)||.909 (10-0-11), vs. Harvard (3/12/11)|
|SERVICE ACES||1 (8x), last vs. Pepperdine (2/25/11)|
|DIGS||4, at Pepperdine (1/15/11)|
|BLOCK SOLOS||1 (6x), last vs. Harvard (3/12/11)|
|BLOCK ASSISTS||6, at UC San Diego (2/19/11)|
|TOTAL BLOCKS||7 (1-6), at UC San Diego (2/19/11)|
|POINTS||17.5, vs. UC San Diego (1/7/11)|