BRAD GRIFFITH

 


Brad's Bio @ Stanford :

 

  Brad Griffith
Brad Griffith
Player Profile

Class:

RS Senior

Hometown:

Scotts Valley, CA

High School:

Los Gatos

 

Height:

6-5

 

Position:

Setter

 

As a Junior in 2000:

Took a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending knee injury.

As a Sophomore in 1999:

Began the season as the team’s starting setter, posting a career-high 97 assists in a victory over No. 14 UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 13 … Finished with 688 assists … Reached the 70-assist plateau five times … Recorded career-highs in kills (37), block assists (32), service aces (15) and digs (66) … Posted 89 assists, seven kills, 10 digs and seven blocks in a five-game loss to No. 8 Hawaii on Jan. 29 … As a starter, ranked fourth in the MPSF in assists per game, averaging 17.32.

As a Freshman in 1998:

Appeared in 11 matches, averaging 12.16 assists and 1.28 digs per game … Registered 94 assists, 11 digs, six kills and five blocks in a Apr. 1 victory over BYU .. Added 56 assists vs. Long Beach State on Apr. 3.

National Team:

Member of the 1997 US. Junior National Team … Helped lead the team to a fifth-place finish at the 1996 Junior Olympics en route to third team All-America honors … In 1995, played for the O’Neill Surf club team which won the Berkeley Invitational and finished ninth at the Junior Olympics … Garnered third team All-America honors for his 1995 performance.

High School Information:

A four-time All-American at Los Gatos High School … In 1997, led the team to a perfect 20-0 mark and the Central Coast Section Championship … Named league and CCS Player of the Year … As a junior, propelled squad to a 27-1 mark and the Western Catholic League championship en route to a first-team All-WCL selection … High school did not sponsor a volleyball team his freshman and sophomore years … Also an accomplished basketball player, earning a Div. III All-State Team selection in 1997 … Led Los Gatos to the league basketball championship … Was a first team All-SCVAL performer all three years and was named League MVP in 1996 … Played club volleyball for Santa Cruz Nike with former Stanford teammate Dan Zhang … Helped lead the team to the silver medal at the 1997 Junior Nationals, earning All-America status along the way … Team lost to fellow Cardinal Josh Luken’s Seaside club in the title match … Squad also placed second and third at the Berkeley and SoCal Invitationals, respectively.

Personal Information:

Born on August 4, 1978 … Parents are Roger and Betty Griffith … Played two seasons at Stanford with his older brother Chris … Both he and Chris earned their beach volleyball AAA rating three summers ago … Father is a Stanford graduate … Majoring in mechanical engineering … Hobbies and interests include golfing and fishing.

Career Stats

Year G K E TA Pct. A SA DIG BS BA TOT

1998 25 19 7 31 .387 304 3 32 4 12 16.0

1999 70 37 11 69 .377 688 15 66 1 32 33.0

2000 - DNP INJURY –

Totals 95 56 18 100 .380 992 18 98 5 44 49.0

Getting to Know Brad Griffith

Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption

Favorite Book: Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

Favorite Non-Volleyball Activity: Going to the beach

Favorite Class at Stanford: Stats

Best Thing About Stanford: The campus

Stanford Men’s Volleyball Is: A commitment to success as a team

 

 

You can contact Brad at - bgrif14@yahoo.com