5 - Matthew Houlihan
Matthew Houlihan
Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Saint Francis HS
Position: OH
m 21
k/s 0.10
h % .133
a/s 2.79
b/s 0.08
sa/s 0.04
d/s 0.69

2013 (Senior):
Houlihan saved his best season for last in the Orange and Black uniform. The senior added 196 kills and 44 blocks to wrap up his career. Houlihan was also second on the team with 167 digs, good for 1.61 per game.

2012 (Junior):
Houlihan had his best career to date in 2012, recording 69 kills and four service aces. He added 30 total blocks including six solos to total 91 points for the Tigers. Academically,  Houlihan was recognized after the season with Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic honors.

2011 (Sophomore): 
In his second season with the Tigers, Houlihan saw a dramatic increase in playing time appearing in 28 games earning one start. He collected 34 kills with a serve percentage of .954. He helped a Tiger defense with 10 blocks including three solos. 

2010 (Freshman):
Finding his footing in Division I volleyball as a freshman in 2010, Houlihan saw action in nine matches and 11 games throughout the year. At the pins, Matthew posted four kills on nine attacks while adding five digs and one blocks.

High School:
Matthew attended Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif., where he played three years of varsity volleyball. He was named to the Second Team All-Western Athletic League in 2007 and the first team All-Western Athletic League in 2008. He was MVP of the Western Athletic League in 2009. Matthew was CCS Player of the Year in 2009 and Max Preps Scholar Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2009. Saint Francis named him the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award in 2009. He earned Player of the Year in 2009 by the San Jose Mercury News. He also played for Bay to Bay Volleyball Club. Matthew was an All-American at the Junior Olympics in 2007 and 2008.

Personal:
Matthew Houlihan was born in San Jose, Calif. He is the son of Stephanie and Timothy Houlihan. He has two siblings, Brian and Kelsey. Matthew is a sports management major. His hobbies include hiking, reading and playing beach volleyball. He is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.


Recent Games
Mar 30 Cal State Northridge W, 3-1
Apr 2 Stanford L, 3-0
Apr 5 at UC San Diego W, 3-2
Apr 6 at UC Irvine L, 3-0
Apr 12 BYU L, 3-0
Apr 13 Cal Baptist W, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 21 18
Sets 48 38
Kills 5 3
Kills per set 0.10 0.08
Errors 3 3
Total Attacks 15 10
Hitting Percentage .133 .000
Assists 134 94
Assists per set 2.79 2.47
Service Aces 2 1
Service Errors 13 9
Service Aces per set 0.04 0.03
Reception Errors 1 1
Digs 33 18
Digs per set 0.69 0.47
Block Solo 1 0
Block Assist 3 2
Block Total 4 2
Blocks per set 0.08 0.05
Block Errors 4 3
Ball Handling Errors 2 1
Points 9.5 5.0
Points per set 0.2 0.1
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Jan 4 George Mason W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 12 at Stanford L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 18 at Pepperdine L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 20 at USC W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 25 UC Santa Barbara W, 3-2 3 0 0 0 - 18 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Jan 27 UCLA L, 3-0 3 1 1 3 .000 24 0 3 0 3 0 1 2 1 1 1.5
Feb 1 UC Santa Cruz W, 3-1 4 2 0 5 .400 39 1 4 0 15 1 1 1 2 1 4.5
Feb 8 UC San Diego W, 3-1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0
Feb 9 UC Irvine L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 at Long Beach State L, 3-0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 16 at Cal State Northridge L, 3-1 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb 22 at BYU L, 3-0 3 0 2 2 -1.000 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 1 Pepperdine L, 3-1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 2 USC L, 3-1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 6 at Cal Baptist L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 8 at UCLA L, 3-0 2 0 0 0 - 8 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0.5
Mar 9 at UC Santa Barbara L, 3-0 2 1 0 2 .500 17 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Mar 15 Grand Canyon L, 3-2 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 16 Grand Canyon W, 3-1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 22 at Hawai'i L, 3-1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 23 at Hawai'i L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 29 Long Beach State L, 3-1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar 30 Cal State Northridge W, 3-1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Apr 2 Stanford L, 3-0 3 1 0 2 .500 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Apr 5 at UC San Diego W, 3-2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Apr 6 at UC Irvine L, 3-0 2 0 0 1 .000 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Apr 12 BYU L, 3-0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Apr 13 Cal Baptist W, 3-2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  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 21 48 5 0.10 3 15 .133 134 2.79 2 0.04 33 0.69 1 3 4 0.08 9.5 0.2
Conference 18 38 3 0.08 3 10 .000 94 2.47 1 0.03 18 0.47 0 2 2 0.05 5.0 0.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 13 30 4 0.13 1 10 .300 98 3.27 2 0.07 24 0.80 1 2 3 0.10 8.0 0.3
Away 8 18 1 0.06 2 5 -.200 36 2.00 0 0.00 9 0.50 0 1 1 0.06 1.5 0.1
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 7 16 2 0.12 0 5 .400 57 3.56 2 0.12 19 1.19 1 1 2 0.12 5.5 0.3
Losses 14 32 3 0.09 3 10 .000 77 2.41 0 0.00 14 0.44 0 2 2 0.06 4.0 0.1