Davide Gardini
Outside Hitter #1
Ht
6'
9"
Class
Junior
Hometown
Ravenna, 
Last School
Manfredi Azzarita
Roster Years
2019-2021


Personal:

  • Father is Andrea Gardini and mother is Novella Cristofoletti
  • Father, Andrea won the FIVB World Championships three times and was a three-time Olympian in 1996, 2000 and 2004)
  • Major: Pre-Business
  • Speaks Italian

Before BYU:

High School:

  • Member of the U-19 National Team in 2016 and 2017
  • Member of the U-21 National Team in 2016 and 2017
  • Competed in the U-19 FIVB World Championships in Bahrain
  • Competed in the U-21 FIVB World Championships in Czech Republic
  • Helped the U-19 National Team win Gold at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival
  • Helped the U-19 National Team place second at the 2017 European Championships, where he received the Best Outside Spikers award 

Club:

  • Played for Club Italia Roma in Italy's A2 league
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019

  • MPSF Freshman of the Year
  • All-MPSF Second Team
  • MPSF All-Freshman Team
  • Three-time Off the Block National Freshman of the Week
  • MPSF Offensive Player of the Week
  • Second on the team in kills (319), digs (125) and aces (28)
  • Started all 24 matches played in 2019
  • Topped 20+ kills seven different matches
  • Recorded aces in 17 different matches
  • Had double-digit digs in three matches
  • Recorded a career-high 26 kills (0.432 clip) along with five digs, three total blocks and an ace vs. Grand Canyon (4/4)
  • Totaled 23 kills (0.277 clip) and a career-high five aces to help BYU beat Stanford in the MPSF Tournament (4/13)
  • Collected 20 kills (0.421 clip), 10 digs and five total blocks vs Concordia (3/28)
Sophmore Year 2020

General Notes
(2020 season canceled 18 matches into the season due to COVID-19)

  • Back-to-back MPSF weekly awards to start the season:
    • MPSF Defensive Player of the Week (1/6) - Recorded 15 digs and eight blocks while totaling 40 kills on a .412 clip in wins over No. 6 Lewis and No. 11 Loyola Chicago
    • MPSF Offensive Player of the Week (1/13) - Totaled 24 kills on an exceptional .600 hitting percentage while recording a pair of aces in consecutive sweeps over No. 15 Penn State
  • Started all 18 matches and was the only player to play in all 64 sets helping BYU to a 17-1 record
  • Recorded double-digit kills in 14 of the 18 matches, leading the team in six matches
  • Led the team with 126 digs and 1.97 digs per set
  • Second on the team in kills (231), kills per set (3.61), aces (16) and points (276)
  • Third on the team with 58 blocks
  • Had a hitting percentage of .370, 17th-best in the NCAA
  • Tied for the 10th highest hitting percentage in a single match (min. 12 kills) with a total of 13 kills on a .750 clip against Penn State (1/10)
  • Opened the year with a season-high 21 kills against No. 11 Loyola Chicago (1/3)
  • Recorded three double-doubles on the year
  • Matched his career-high of six blocks against No. 1 Hawai'i (3/6)
  • Totaled a career-high 12 digs against No. 5 UC Irvine (1/24), later matched the number at No. 1 Hawai'i (3/6)
Junior Year 2021

  • Started in all 24 matches and played all 81 sets
  • Totaled 247 Kills on 496 attempts for a .327 hitting percentage 
  • Ranks 20th in the country and 4th in conference in aces per set with .410 and 33 total
  • Leads the team in digs with 130
  • First team All- America
  • All- MPSF First team 
  • MPSF Offensive Player of the Week, week of March 23
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year



Career & Season Stats

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