Mike Wall Athlete Profile

#2 Mike Wall

Mike Wall
Positions: Outside Hitter, Opposite Hitter Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 Roster Years: 1999-2002 Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA



All-America

  • 2001 First Team
  • 2002 First Team

Personal

Born in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... parents are John Wall and Wendy Deppe ... hobbies include fishing, wake boarding and camping ... lists professional fisherman Bill Dance as his sports hero ... aspires to join the professional bass fisherman tour upon graduation and host his own Saturday morning fishing show on ESPN.

At BYU

1999: A member of the 1999 NCAA National Championship team ... played in 13 of the Cougars' 31 matches ... recorded 76 kills over 146 attempts (.301) ... produced 29 digs and 15 blocks ... tallied a season-high nine kills against UC Irvine on Jan. 8.
2000: Earned All-MPSF honors as as sophomore ... played in 85 games ... led BYU with 479 kills, averaging a team-leading 5.64 kills per game ... led the Cougars with three 30-kill performances, including a career-high 42-kill performance against UCLA (March 1) ... recorded 22 matches with 10 or more kills, including a streak of 18 straight matches with at least 10 kills ... produced 10 matches with 20 or more kills ... hit .319 on the season, connecting on 479-of-975 swings ... recorded 90 blocks and 88 assists ... registered a team-leading 12 digs against Ohio State (March 25) ... recorded 10 aces.
2001: A member of the 2001 NCAA National Championship team ... Earned AVCA All-America honors ... named NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player ... selected as an All-MPSF first-team performer ... ranked in the nation's top-10 in kills, averaging over 4.4 kills per game ... recorded a .366 attack percentage, ranking as one of the nation's top averages for a player with 500 or more attempts ... recorded 10 or more kills in 21 matches on the season, including a season-high 30 kills against 10th-ranked Lewis on Jan. 27 ... tallied 20 or more kills in different matches.

Before BYU

Attended Santa Ynez High School in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Santa Ynez High School Athlete of the Year ... CIF Player of the Year as a senior ... named league Most Valuable Player ... a three-time all-league performer ... also lettered in football, basketball and soccer ... recorded 47 kills in one match at the CIF Finals as a senior.

Stats

 

Year-by-Year stats
Year MP GP K K/G E TA PCT A SA SE RE D BS BA TB B/G BE BHE
1999^ 13 21 76 3.62 32 146 0.301 7 4 10 4 29 1 14 15 0.71 0 2
2000 25 85 479 5.64 168 975 0.319 24 10 99 85 131 2 88 90 1.06 7 11
2001*^ 23 78 344 4.41 102 661 0.366 26 7 37 9 117 7 74 81 1.04 8 3
2002* 30 109 534 4.90 180 1020 0.347 28 23 53 7 154 3 87 90 0.83 9 5
Total 91 295 1433 4.86 482 2802 0.339 85 44 199 105 431 13 263 276 0.94 24 21


1999 | Freshman Year

A member of the 1999 NCAA National Championship team ... played in 13 of the Cougars' 31 matches ... recorded 76 kills over 146 attempts (.301) ... produced 29 digs and 15 blocks ... tallied a season-high nine kills against UC Irvine on Jan. 8.

2000 | Sophomore Year

Earned All-MPSF honors as as sophomore ... played in 85 games ... led BYU with 479 kills, averaging a team-leading 5.64 kills per game ... led the Cougars with three 30-kill performances, including a career-high 42-kill performance against UCLA (March 1) ... recorded 22 matches with 10 or more kills, including a streak of 18 straight matches with at least 10 kills ... produced 10 matches with 20 or more kills ... hit .319 on the season, connecting on 479-of-975 swings ... recorded 90 blocks and 88 assists ... registered a team-leading 12 digs against Ohio State (March 25) ... recorded 10 aces.

2001 | Junior Year

A member of the 2001 NCAA National Championship team ... Earned AVCA All-America honors ... named NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player ... selected as an All-MPSF first-team performer ... ranked in the nation's top-10 in kills, averaging over 4.4 kills per game ... recorded a .366 attack percentage, ranking as one of the nation's top averages for a player with 500 or more attempts ... recorded 10 or more kills in 21 matches on the season, including a season-high 30 kills against 10th-ranked Lewis on Jan. 27 ... tallied 20 or more kills in different matches.

2002 | Senior Year

Named to the 2002 AVCA All-America First Team, joining Ryan Millar and Ethan Watts as the only players in BYU volleyball history to earn back-to-back first-team honors...also named to the 2002 All-MPSF First Team...recorded eight 20-kill performances during the regular season, registering 10 or more in 28 of the Cougars' matches in the 2002 season...led the Cougars with 534 kills on the season, averaging 4.9 kills per game...second on the BYU roster for hitting percentage with .353...recorded a season-high 33 kills on 50 swings and 15 digs against Stanford in the first round of the MPSF Tournament April 20, setting a new BYU record...one of only two players on the BYU roster to play in all 109 games during the season...ranked third on the BYU roster with 23 service aces...also credited with 154 digs and 90 blocks on the season.