16 - Matt Harpenau
Matt Harpenau
Height: 6-8
Weight: 175
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Position: Middle Blocker
Previous School: Elder HS
m 30
k/s 1.59
h % .330
a/s 0.08
b/s 0.80
sa/s 0.11
d/s 0.30

As a sophomore (2012): All-Conference Carolinas Second Team…Played in 21 matches, including 20 starts…Second on the team in blocks (61) and blocks per set (0.79)…Third in kills (159), and kills per set (2.06)…Posted at least 10 kills on six occasions…Tallied eight kills and a .333 hitting percentage at Mount St. Joseph (Jan. 14)…Recorded 11 kills and four blocks against Limestone (Feb. 17)…Back-to-back 11-kill performances at King (Feb. 23) and Mount Olive (Mar. 3)…Season-high seven blocks against Sacred Heart (Mar. 6), while posting seven kills on 11 swings without an error…Tallied 10 kills, six blocks and a .444 hitting percentage against NJIT (Mar. 16)…Posted a season-high 17 kills against Mount Olive (Mar. 23), attacking at a .519 clip…Recorded 11 kills and a .400 hitting percentage against King (Apr. 4).

As a freshman (2011): Played in 25 matches, including 24 starts…Posted 138 kills, averaging 1.64 per set, to go along with a team-high 63 blocks…Recorded six or more kills on 11 occasions…Back-to-back nights with six kills on eight swings (.750 hitting percentage) against Lancaster Bible (Jan. 21) and City College of New York (Jan. 22)…Posted eight kills and a .615 hitting percentage against Carthage (Jan. 28)…Notched a campaign-best six blocks against Limestone (Feb. 16)…Season-high 12 kills on 16 swings (.750 hitting percentage) against No. 11 Penn State (Feb. 19)…Tallied 11 kills against Limestone (Mar. 14)…Season-high three service aces against Pfeiffer (Apr. 14).

High School: Graduated from Elder High School in Cincinnati, Ohio…Coached by Sean Tierney…Matthew was state champion in 2008 and 2010, co-captain, Elder MVP, Co-Gulf Coast League player of the year, first-team all-state…Posted the school’s single-season kills record in 2010 and finished his career second in blocks…Played club volleyball for Cincinnati Attack…Coached by Rick Kerkhoff.

Personal: Born on December 24, 1991 in Cincinnati, Ohio…Son of Joseph and Mary Harpenau…Has one brother, Jeff (17)…Majoring in Art and Design with a minor in business administration…Plans to play international volleyball and start a graphic design business with his brother Jeff after graduation…Matthew helped with landscaping at LMC, along with the building of a Frisbee Golf course…Dean’s List…Pinnacle Scholarship.

More about Matthew: Favorite book: “The Gunslinger” by Stephen King…Favorite midnight snack: Granola cereal…Favorite movie: “The Dark Knight Rises”…Favorite musical artist: Twenty One Pilots…Favorite song: “Levels” by Avicii…Favorite sports team: US Olympic men’s volleyball team…Favorite athlete: US Olympic volleyball players Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings…Matthew can’t live a week without: Video games…Matthew’s most memorable moment in sports: Winning the 2010 state championship…Matthews’s advice to kids: “Never give up, always work hard and things will work out”…Favorite color: Orange…Favorite food: Sour Patch Kids…Favorite sport other than volleyball: Snowboarding…People Matthew most admires: His father…Best advice Matthew has ever been given: “Always follow your dreams”…The toughest player Matthew has ever played against: Mike Wauligman of Ohio State University…What people don’t know about Matthew: He long-boards and yo-yos…When Matthew was a kid, he tried to be like: His Former US Olympic men’s volleyball player Karch Kiraly…When people first meet Matthew, they think: “Wow, he is tall”.

Recent Games
Mar 28 at Lewis L, 3-0
Mar 30 at Ohio St. L, 3-1
Apr 2 King (Tenn.) W, 3-0
Apr 5 at Penn St. L, 3-0
Apr 6 Belmont Abbey W, 3-0
Apr 10 at Pfeiffer L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 16
Sets 106 57
Kills 169 98
Kills per set 1.59 1.72
Errors 55 26
Total Attacks 345 182
Hitting Percentage .330 .396
Assists 8 8
Assists per set 0.08 0.14
Service Aces 12 7
Service Errors 56 29
Service Aces per set 0.11 0.12
Reception Errors 1 1
Digs 32 15
Digs per set 0.30 0.26
Block Solo 8 5
Block Assist 77 38
Block Total 85 43
Blocks per set 0.80 0.75
Block Errors 12 8
Ball Handling Errors 1 1
Points 227.5 129.0
Points per set 2.1 2.3
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 19 at Limestone W, 3-2 5 7 1 12 .500 1 0 2 0 1 0 4 0 4 1 9.0
Jan 23 at King (Tenn.) L, 3-2 5 11 3 19 .421 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 14.5
Jan 25 at Barton W, 3-2 2 1 2 4 -.250 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Jan 26 at Mount Olive L, 3-1 4 6 2 12 .333 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 7.5
Jan 31 Belmont Abbey W, 3-0 3 8 1 14 .500 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 11.5
Feb 1 Limestone W, 3-1 4 7 0 13 .538 0 1 4 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 9.5
Feb 2 Coker W, 3-0 2 6 0 8 .750 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Feb 5 at Pfeiffer L, 3-0 3 5 2 9 .333 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Feb 7 at NJIT W, 3-1 4 6 2 13 .308 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 7.0
Feb 10 at Saint Francis (PA) W, 3-1 4 8 2 11 .545 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 10.0
Feb 15 Washington Adventist W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 P.R.-Mayaguez W, 3-1 4 8 1 13 .538 0 0 4 0 2 1 7 0 8 0 12.5
Feb 22 Erskine W, 3-0 3 3 1 6 .333 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0 5 0 5.5
Feb 23 at Belmont Abbey W, 3-0 3 5 3 11 .182 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 5.5
Mar 1 Mount Olive L, 3-2 5 6 5 15 .067 2 0 2 0 1 1 5 0 6 0 9.5
Mar 2 at Coker L, 3-1 3 3 2 7 .143 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 7.0
Mar 4 Lourdes W, 3-0 3 7 2 12 .417 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 1 5 0 9.5
Mar 7 at Erskine L, 3-2 5 7 1 19 .316 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 1 3 0 9.5
Mar 8 Barton W, 3-0 3 7 1 10 .600 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 7.5
Mar 15 vs. Lindenwood L, 3-0 3 2 5 11 -.273 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 4.5
Mar 16 vs. Park L, 3-0 3 4 2 10 .200 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4.5
Mar 16 at Quincy W, 3-1 4 9 3 24 .250 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Mar 19 Pfeiffer W, 3-1 4 11 1 17 .588 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 13.0
Mar 21 NJIT W, 3-2 5 8 4 14 .286 0 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 10.5
Mar 23 at George Mason L, 3-0 3 4 3 12 .083 0 0 4 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 5.5
Mar 28 at Lewis L, 3-0 3 2 1 8 .125 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2.5
Mar 30 at Ohio St. L, 3-1 4 3 2 10 .100 0 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Apr 2 King (Tenn.) W, 3-0 3 5 1 6 .667 1 0 2 0 1 0 3 4 3 0 6.5
Apr 5 at Penn St. L, 3-0 3 4 1 10 .300 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 5.5
Apr 6 Belmont Abbey W, 3-0 3 4 1 10 .300 0 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 5.5
Apr 10 at Pfeiffer L, 3-0 3 2 0 5 .400 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 4.5
  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 30 106 169 1.59 55 345 .330 8 0.08 12 0.11 32 0.30 8 77 85 0.80 227.5 2.1
Conference 16 57 98 1.72 26 182 .396 8 0.14 7 0.12 15 0.26 5 38 43 0.75 129.0 2.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 12 42 80 1.90 18 138 .449 3 0.07 4 0.10 16 0.38 2 43 45 1.07 107.5 2.6
Away 16 58 83 1.43 30 186 .285 5 0.09 8 0.14 15 0.26 5 30 35 0.60 111.0 1.9
Neutral 2 6 6 1.00 7 21 -.048 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.17 1 4 5 0.83 9.0 1.5

Wins 17 59 110 1.86 26 198 .424 3 0.05 5 0.08 21 0.36 1 52 53 0.90 142.0 2.4
Losses 13 47 59 1.26 29 147 .204 5 0.11 7 0.15 11 0.23 7 25 32 0.68 85.5 1.8

January 5 19 33 1.74 9 61 .393 1 0.05 5 0.26 2 0.11 0 12 12 0.63 44.0 2.3
February 8 27 48 1.78 11 84 .440 1 0.04 1 0.04 9 0.33 1 23 24 0.89 61.5 2.3
March 13 48 73 1.52 32 169 .243 5 0.10 5 0.10 17 0.35 6 32 38 0.79 100.0 2.1
April 4 12 15 1.25 3 31 .387 1 0.08 1 0.08 4 0.33 1 10 11 0.92 22.0 1.8