After making his first start of the season, Long Beach State senior outside hitter Andrew Whitt made the start worth the while, producing his first career double-double.
Whitt spent three seasons with the Beach as a sporadic, off-the-bench player, starting in just seven matches during his first three seasons of play. For the 2016 season, Whitt sat out as a red-shirt, anxiously awaiting the chance to start in a match during the 2017 season.
Whitt helped the #3 Beach to a three set victory over #9 Pepperdine, 25-20, 25-17, 25-21. The team has now won five of their last six matches, improving to 3-0 at home. Whitt produced a double-double in the win with 11 kills and 10 digs, the first of his collegiate career. He also hit for .391 (11-2-23), adding a pair of blocks to his tally. His kills and digs posted in the win were each career-bests, with his previous numbers being 10 kills and nine digs.
In the teams second match of the week, Whitt posted nine kills, hitting for .263 against #7 Stanford. The Beach posted another three set victory on the week to the Cardinals, 30-28, 25-14, 25-18. Whitt also picked up three digs, three block assists and one ace in the match.
During the 2015 season, Whitt produced 1.61 kills and 1.10 digs per set, improving on the season prior, where he posted 1.14 kills per set.
Long Beach State hits the road for their next four matches, first taking on UC Irvine on February 10.