Men's Volleyball

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    Pedro Leal
    Pedro Leal

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rio de Janiero, Bra

    High School:
    Notre Dame

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 150

    Position:
    Outside Hitter

    2005: Leal's status for the 2005 season is questionable after he had surgery on his left kneecap in September of 2004 ... It is possible he'll return to action in February of 2005 ...

    2004: After transferring from a junior college transfer, he started at outside hitter as a junior in 2004 ... Overall while appearing in 26 matches (starting 24), he had 191 kills, 95 digs, 46 blocks and 24 aces (second on USC) ... He had 5-plus digs 9 times and double kill figures 7 times (including 17 while hitting .467 at Cal State Northridge) ... He was 10th in the MPSF in ace average (.289) ... JUNIOR COLLEGE: Leal helped Pierce Junior College in Woodland Hills (Calif.) to the 2002 and 2003 California Junior College championships (the school's third and fourth consecutive) ... He was a 2-time (2003-03) All-Western State Conference first team selection ... Also was named to the 2002 and 2003 California Junior College Championship All-Tournament team ... He led the Southern California junior colleges in ace average (0.71) while serving 25 aces in 2003 ... He also had 148 kills (4.2 per game), hitting .313, and 50 digs in 2003 ...

    HIGH SCHOOL: He attended Notre Dame in Rio de Janiero, Brazil ...

    PERSONAL: He played club volleyball (as an outside hitter) in Brazil with Fluminense for 5 years (1995-99), as the squad won the state championship in 1995-97-99 and placed second in 1996-98 ... He made the All-tournament team of a club tournament in Chile in 1999 ... Fellow Trojan Joao Grangeiro also played with Fluminense ... Also an avid sailor, he placed 24th out of 480 laser boats in Brazil's 1994 national championships ... He is majoring in economics at USC ... Birthdate is Nov. 14, 1982.

    Leal's Stats
    GMKETAPCTASTSASEREDGBSBABE
    2004 (Jr.)...9026191 89449 .227 17246827952 448

    Career single-match highs: 17 kills (Cal State Northridge, 2004), 8 digs (Stanford, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara, 2004), 5 blocks (UC San Diego, 2004)