14 - John Baker
John Baker
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Racine, WI
High School: Washington Park HS
Position: OPP/RS
EXP: 3V
m 26
k/s 3.57
h % .295
a/s 0.12
b/s 0.68
sa/s 0.17
d/s 1.47

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE - 2012
John Baker appeared in 24 matches, starting 10 as a junior ... finished fourth on the team with 161 kills and was also fourth averaging 2.48 kills per game ... hit a career-high .277 in 361 attacks ... also added 65 digs (1.00 dpg), 36 blocks (0.55 bpg) and 11 aces ... heads into his senior season with 425 career kills (2.26 kpg) while hitting .235 ... notched double figures in kills seven times including a season and career-high 20 kills at No. 5 Stanford (Apr. 7) ... hit .457 against the Cardinal in 35 swings ... hit a season-high .500 with 11 kills in 20 attacks in CSUN's 3-0 win at No. 11 UC San Diego (Feb. 24) ... recorded his only double-double of the season with 16 kills and 11 digs in the Matadors' five-set win over No. 15 UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 29).


2011
Baker appeared in 22 matches earning five starts during his sophomore season ... posted 68 kills in 50 sets for a 1.36 kpg average ... wound up hitting .188 in 176 attempts while also adding 40 digs (0.80 dpg), nine aces (0.18 sapg) and 13 total blocks (0.26 bpg) ... had season-high's of 15 kills in 30 swings at Pepperdine (Jan. 15) ... also posted a season-high 3.0 blocks against the Waves ... came off the bench to match his career-high with three aces against UC Irvine at the Santa Barbara Invitational (Jan. 8) ... also had a season-high six digs against the Anteaters.


2010
Appeared in 27 matches playing in 73 sets as a redshirt freshman ... came on midway through the season to claim the starting opposite/right side hitter position ... appeared in nine of the first 16 matches of the season off the bench .... finished sixth on the team in kills with 196 and was fifth in kills per game at 2.68 ... ranked sixth in points with 231.5 ... added 14 aces (0.19 sapg), 95 digs (1.30 dpg) and 39 blocks (0.53 bpg) ... knocked down a career-high 19 kills at top-ranked Pepperdine (Feb. 26), the eighth-best single-match total by a Matador hitter in 2010 ... also took a season-high 45 swings against the Waves ... earned his first collegiate start and notched his first double-double with 15 kills and 12 digs at No. 6 USC (Feb. 24) ... recorded double figures in kills in 10 of the final 18 matches of the season ... had 15 kills while hitting .250 in the MPSF Tourament semifinal win over BYU (Apr. 29) ... hit a career-high .667 with 17 kills in 24 swings with one error against Pacific (Apr. 3) ... added five kills in 15 swings against Penn State in the NCAA Tournament (May 6).


2009
Redshirted as a true freshman.


WASHINGTON PARK HIGH SCHOOL
Earned letters in volleyball at Washington Park High School in Racine, Wis. ... spent most of his career playing outside hitter for the Panthers ... earned Wisconsin Player of the Year and Racine County Player of the Year honors in 2007 ... also made the All-National Team at the 2007 Nationals ... also played basketball, tennis and competed in track & field ... graduated in 2008 with a 3.6 grade point average.


PERSONAL
Born October 21, 1989 in Racine, Wis. ... parents are Mary and John Baker ... has two older sisters, Carly and Jessie ... was also recruited by Lewis and Loyola-Chicago ... favorites include the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the TV shows "White Collar" and "Psych", the movie "Out Cold" and the band All Time Low ... says Erik and Kawika Shoji are the best athletes he's ever played against ... lists "balancing school and sports" is the toughest thing about being an athlete ... says his top sports moment was "CSUN's Final Four appearance" ... major is Marketing.


CAREER HIGHS 

Kills: 20, at Stanford (4/7/12)

Attempts: 45, at Pepperdine?(2/26/10)

Blocks: 5 (2x), last vs. Pepperdine (4/12/12)

Assists: 2, at Pepperdine?(2/26/10)

Aces: 3, vs. UC?Irvine (1/8/11)

Digs: 12, at USC (2/24/10)

Recent Games
Mar 29 at Stanford W, 3-0
Mar 30 at Pacific L, 3-1
Apr 4 at Pepperdine L, 3-2
Apr 6 at USC L, 3-0
Apr 10 at UC Irvine L, 3-0
Apr 13 at Long Beach State L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 26 24
Sets 98 92
Kills 350 333
Kills per set 3.57 3.62
Errors 111 109
Total Attacks 809 775
Hitting Percentage .295 .289
Assists 12 10
Assists per set 0.12 0.11
Service Aces 17 15
Service Errors 90 83
Service Aces per set 0.17 0.16
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 144 136
Digs per set 1.47 1.48
Block Solo 4 4
Block Assist 63 59
Block Total 67 63
Blocks per set 0.68 0.68
Block Errors 1 0
Ball Handling Errors 1 1
Points 402.5 381.5
Points per set 4.1 4.1
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 3 vs. Alberta W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 4 vs. TBA W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 8 at UCLA L, 3-2 5 15 7 43 .186 1 1 4 0 12 1 1 0 2 0 17.5
Jan 11 UC Santa Barbara W, 3-2 5 7 3 27 .148 0 2 4 0 7 1 3 0 4 0 11.5
Jan 16 Concordia W, 3-0 3 8 0 14 .571 2 2 4 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 11.5
Jan 18 Grand Canyon W, 3-0 3 9 2 20 .350 0 0 3 0 6 0 1 1 1 0 9.5
Jan 23 UC Irvine L, 3-1 4 8 6 21 .095 2 1 4 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Jan 25 at UC San Diego W, 3-0 3 14 3 29 .379 0 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 15.0
Jan 30 at Cal Baptist L, 3-1 2 1 3 8 -.250 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2.0
Feb 2 at Brigham Young L, 3-1 3 6 4 12 .167 0 0 5 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Feb 6 USC W, 3-1 4 22 3 35 .543 0 3 4 0 5 0 2 0 2 0 26.0
Feb 8 Pepperdine W, 3-2 5 24 7 52 .327 0 2 5 0 4 0 4 0 4 0 28.0
Feb 15 Stanford L, 3-1 4 13 3 33 .303 0 1 3 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 14.5
Feb 16 Pacific W, 3-1 4 15 2 30 .433 1 0 4 0 6 0 2 0 2 0 16.0
Feb 22 Long Beach State L, 3-1 4 14 6 37 .216 0 0 6 0 5 0 4 0 4 0 16.0
Mar 1 at Hawai'i W, 3-1 4 19 4 31 .484 0 1 5 0 5 0 3 0 3 0 21.5
Mar 3 at Hawai'i W, 3-1 4 15 7 37 .216 0 1 4 0 9 0 3 0 3 0 17.5
Mar 8 UC San Diego W, 3-0 3 17 3 28 .500 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 1 17.5
Mar 13 at UC Santa Barbara L, 3-1 4 13 5 48 .167 1 0 3 0 6 0 3 0 3 0 14.5
Mar 15 UCLA L, 3-2 5 15 6 36 .250 0 1 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 16.0
Mar 20 Cal Baptist L, 3-2 5 23 2 44 .477 0 0 3 0 10 0 3 0 3 0 24.5
Mar 22 Brigham Young L, 3-0 3 11 6 30 .167 0 0 3 0 6 0 5 0 5 0 13.5
Mar 29 at Stanford W, 3-0 3 15 4 33 .333 0 0 3 0 9 0 8 0 8 0 19.0
Mar 30 at Pacific L, 3-1 4 20 5 50 .300 2 0 3 0 8 1 3 0 4 0 22.5
Apr 4 at Pepperdine L, 3-2 5 14 8 38 .158 1 1 4 0 4 1 4 0 5 0 18.0
Apr 6 at USC L, 3-0 3 13 3 23 .435 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 14.0
Apr 10 at UC Irvine L, 3-0 3 10 7 29 .103 1 0 5 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Apr 13 at Long Beach State L, 3-0 3 9 2 21 .333 1 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 26 98 350 3.57 111 809 .295 12 0.12 17 0.17 144 1.47 4 63 67 0.68 402.5 4.1
Conference 24 92 333 3.62 109 775 .289 10 0.11 15 0.16 136 1.48 4 59 63 0.68 381.5 4.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 13 52 186 3.58 49 407 .337 5 0.10 12 0.23 68 1.31 1 30 31 0.60 214.0 4.1
Away 13 46 164 3.57 62 402 .254 7 0.15 5 0.11 76 1.65 3 33 36 0.78 188.5 4.1
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 11 41 165 4.02 38 336 .378 3 0.07 11 0.27 59 1.44 1 32 33 0.80 193.0 4.7
Losses 15 57 185 3.25 73 473 .237 9 0.16 6 0.11 85 1.49 3 31 34 0.60 209.5 3.7