2008: The steady, veteran Killian will start for his fourth season at setter as a senior in 2008 and could be in line for post-season honors ... He is USC's co-captain for the third year ... 2007: Killian started at setter for his third season as a junior in 2007 ... Overall while starting 26 matches, he led USC in assists (1,226), tied for second in blocks (82) and was fourth in digs (113) ... He also had 51 kills (hitting .390) and 10 aces ... He had 5-plus digs 10 times and 5-plus blocks 8 times ... He was fifth nationally in assists (12.77) and third in the MPSF in assists (12.74) ... He missed 2 mid-season matches with an ankle sprain ... He was USC's co-captain for the second year ... 2006: He started for his second season at setter as a sophomore in 2006 ... Overall while starting all 29 matches, he led USC in assists (1,300) and was second in aces (18) and blocks (96, including a USC season-best 10 versus Pacific) ... He also had 50 kills (hitting .333) and 123 digs ... He had 5-plus digs 13 times and 5-plus blocks 7 times ... He was ninth nationally in assists (12.75) and also ninth in the MPSF in assists (12.44) ... He was named to the 2006 All-Golden Dome Classic team ... He was a team co-captain ... 2005: He started at setter for most of 2005 as just a first-year freshman ... Overall while appearing in 22 matches (starting 21), he had a team-best 980 assists, along with 82 digs, 56 blocks, 29 kills and 17 aces (second on USC) ... He missed 7 mid-season matches while recovering from a tonsillectomy ... He had 5-plus digs 8 times ... He was 13th nationally in assist average (12.41) ... He also was seventh in the MPSF in assist average (12.50) ...
HIGH SCHOOL: He was the 2004 All-CIF Division I Co-MVP and Los Angeles Times All-Star Player of the Year as a senior while leading Loyola High in Los Angeles (Calif.) to its second consecutive CIF Division I title ... He also made the 2004 Volleyball Fab 50 team ... He earned 2003 All-CIF Division I second team honors while playing outside hitter and opposite hitter on Loyola's CIF Division I champion ... He split time as a 2002 sophomore setter ... Current Trojans C.J. Schellenberg, Jimmy Hirschman and Matt Hillier also prepped at Loyola ...
PERSONAL: He spent the spring of 2007 training with the U.S. National Team ... He was a 3-time MVP of the Open All-Tournament team of the USA Volleyball Boys Junior Olympics (2004 in 18s, 2003 in 17s and 2001 in 15s) and was a 2002 All-American in 16s ... At the Junior Olympics, he helped his teams win 3 Open gold medals (including in 2004 in the 18s with the SCVC Kaepa Blue club team) and 2 bronzes ... He comes from a family of Trojans: his father, Don, was a member of the 1977 USC NCAA championship men's volleyball team (he lettered in 1976 and 1977); his brother, Donny, played volleyball at USC in 2001 and then was a Trojan assistant coach in 2002 after playing three seasons at Pepperdine (twice playing in the NCAA Final Four, including on the NCAA runnerup Waves squad in 1998); his sister, Lauren, was a member of USC's 2002 NCAA championship and 2000 Final Four women's volleyball teams (she lettered from 1999 to 2002); his uncle, Doug, lettered in men's volleyball at Troy in 1982 and 1983 (the 1982 team finished third in the NCAAs); and his mother, Chris, is a USC graduate, along with a grandmother, two grandfathers (both played basketball at USC), a great grandfather, 2 other uncles, an aunt and numerous cousins ... He is a public policy, management and planning major at USC with a B average (2.98 GPA) ... Birthdate is May 27, 1986.
Career single-match highs: 5 kills (Lewis, 2005, Stanford, 2007), 9 digs (UCLA, 2006), 10 blocks (Pacific, 2006)