Men's Volleyball Welcomes Four New Members
Stockton, Calif. – The Pacific Men's Volleyball team welcomes Chris Brecheisen, Shane deRooy, Justin Gibbs and David Ofer to the Tiger family this upcoming season. The new members will look to contribute early and often to a veteran team that has high aspirations in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
Brecheisen is a 6'2 sophomore that will look to help at the Opposite Hitter position. He attended Granada High School in Livermore, Calif. playing four years for the Matadors. As a senior, Brecheisen, led his team to the state semi-finals recording 391 kills throughout the season. During his spectacular senior year he was named M.V.P. of the Eastbay Athletic League, nominated for Contra Costa Times Player of the Year, and named to the All-East Bay team by the Contra Costa Times.
Chris is married to Annette Brecheisen and is the son of Doug and Theresa Brecheisen. He has four siblings: Jeremie, Josh, Doug and Sarah. His brother Josh played Opposite Hitter for Brigham Young University. While attending Pacific, Chris plans to study Civil Engineering and wants to work internationally after graduation. When Chris is off the court he enjoys spending time with his wife, reading German literature, and eating food from other cultures.
deRooy is an Outside Hitter from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The 6'4 freshman attended Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School where he played volleyball, basketball and soccer. Led by deRooy, the Royals' volleyball team finished with a 43-5 record. Some of his athletic honors include being named to the All-Manitoba team, Athlete of the Year for his high school, Manitoba Male Athlete of the Year, Manitoba Provincial All-Star, and he was awarded the Dale Iwanoczko Scholarship.
Shane is the son of Peter and Brenda deRooy, and has three siblings: Dustin, Natasha, and Miranda. When he is not playing volleyball, Shane can be found playing other sports and reading. In the classroom Shane will be studying History.
Gibbs is a 6'1 Libero from Dallas, Texas. He attended The Winston School where he was a member of the Eagle volleyball and bowling teams. Outside of playing for his high school Gibbs competed for the Dallas Fort-Worth High Intensity Volleyball Club.
Justin is the son of Johnny and Dawn Gibbs, and has one sibling, Jordan. He plans to study Computer Science at Pacific, and when he is not playing volleyball Justin can be found listening to music and playing video games.
Ofer, a 6'2 freshman from High Land Park, Illinois, looks to bolster the Outside Hitter position for the Tigers. He attended High Land Park High School where he participated on the basketball team in 2007 and volleyball team from 2007-11. As a junior, Ofer recorded 180 kills in 24 games, earning Conference Suburban League All-Conference honors. Ofer followed his stellar 2010 season with 300 kills as a senior to lead his team to the regional finals. Following the 2011 season, he was again named All-Conference, given M.V.P. honors, named All-Area First team, and mentioned on the Lake Shore Gold List.
David is the son of Alex and Marina Ofer, and has two siblings Boris and Nicole. His father played semi-pro Volleyball in Russia, Israel and the Czech Republic. Ofer is majoring in business, and his hobbies include basketball, Frisbee, biking and spending time with family and friends.
The new Tigers will be featured for the first time at their exhibition match at the USC Tournament on October 15, followed by two more contests against Stanford and Pepperdine November 5 in Fresno, Calif.