Men's Volleyball

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    Christopher Orenic
    Christopher Orenic

    Class:
    RS Freshman

    Hometown:
    Manhattan Beach

    High School:
    Mira Costa

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 165

    Position:
    OH

    2014: Orenic will compete for playing time at outside hitter as a redshirt freshman in 2014 now that he is recovered from nagging injuries in 2013 ...

    2013: He redshirted in 2013 as a first-year freshman backup outside hitter ... He was slowed in fall practice while recovering from a high school wrist injury ...

    HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2012 Volleyball Magazine All-American honorable mention, Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list and South Bay Daily Breeze All-Area second team as an outside hitter at Mira Costa High in Manhattan Beach (Calif.) ... He had 149 kills and 52 digs in 2012 despite missing part of the season with a wrist injury ... Mira Costa won the 2012 CIF Division I title ... As a 2010 sophomore at Mira Costa, his team was the CIF Division I runner-up ... Current Trojans Brooks Varni and Riley Mallon also prepped at Mira Costa ...

    PERSONAL: He helped lead his Southern California Volleyball Club team to the 2012 U.S. Junior Olympics 18 Open Gold Division silver medal and the 2011 U.S. Junior Olympics 17 Open Gold Division gold medal while being named MVP of the All-Tournament team both years... In 2011, he was on the U.S. Youth A2 team that won a gold medal at the USA Volleyball High Performance U19 Championships and he made the 16 Open All-Tournament team at the Junior Olympics ... He was a member of the 2010 U.S. Youth National team that won a silver medal at the NORCECA Youth Continental Championships in Canada and he made the 16 Open All-Tournament team at the 2010 Junior Olympics ... In 2009, he was on the U.S. Select A1 team that won a bronze medal at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships, he participated in the U.S. Youth National Holiday Training Camp and he made the 15 Open All-Tournament team at the Junior Olympics ... In 2008, he was on the USA Volleyball High Performance Select A1 team and his club team won a 14 Open bronze at the Junior Olympics ... He also plays beach volleyball, winning a gold at the 2008 and 2010 AAU Beach Junior National Championships (he was the 2010 AAU Beach U18 Player of the Year) and at the 2010 USA Volleyball SoCal Open U 16 tourney, as well as silver at the 2009 and 2011 AAU Beach Junior National Championships (he also won 3 golds at other AAU beach tourneys in 2009) ... He is an environmental studies major at USC ... Birthdate is March 1, 1994.