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Aaron Wachtfogel:
 
Aaron Wachtfogel
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date November 8, 1981 (35 years old)
Home Town Redondo Beach, CA
Resides Hermosa Beach, CA
Height 6'1"
College Pacific
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 2nd $167,953
   AVP 2nd $158,190
   NVL 9th $125
   P&R 5th $2,000
   Pro Beach 9th $2,138
   Wide Open 3rd $5,500
NORCECA 6th $150
   NORCECA 6th $150
Overall 2nd $168,103
 
Bio Bits

Wachtfogel grew up on the sands south of the Manhattan Beach Pier where he started playing volleyball by begging for sets between his mother's games. During high school, he played outside hitter at Redondo Union High and led his team to the best season in school history while winning the Daily Breeze Player of the Year Award, Bay League Most Valuable Player Award and garnering All-CIF first-team honors. Following high school, Wachtfogel walked on at the University of the Pacific where he earned an athletic scholarship as a sophomore. After transitioning from libero to outside hitter his sophomore year he left UOP as the all-time leader in career digs and fifth in career kills. As a senior Wachtfogel was award All-Conference Honors, and in just four years graduated with a BS in Economics and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. 

After a short stint with the indoor U.S. National Team as a libero, Wachtfogel made the decision to pursue beach volleyball full time. He was a 2004 U.S. Amateur Champion. In his rookie season he finished in the top ten twice, once in the AVP Belmar Open and once in the season ending AVP Chicago Open, then accomplished that 12 times in 2006. He ranked seventh on the tour in kills (7.02 per game) and ninth in kill percentage (.587). Wachtfogel is well versed in the history of beach volleyball and likes to spend as much time as possible at the beach.

Favorite Movie: anything by Pixar, Easy Rider... Favorite Band: Pennywise... Favorite Show: Seinfeld... Role Models: my parents, Magic Johnson, Brent Frohoff... Favorite Meal: the Number 7 at El Sombrero, I was raised on their food... Hobbies: anything outside and reading books

 

If you weren't playing professional volleyball, what would you be doing?

I'd be an investment banker and living in New York, but only until I could move back to Hermosa or Manhattan and buy a house on the strand

 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 37th 41st 57th 65th
2000 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2001 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 22.0 150th 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2003 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 5.0 307th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 AVP 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $325.00 105.0 64th 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 3 0
2005 AVP 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 $6,512.50 608.0 38th 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 AVP 15 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 4 $30,500.00 1,303.0 14th 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 AVP 16 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 4 $31,175.00 1,312.0 21st 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP 17 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 5 $34,037.50 1,473.0 24th 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 AVP 14 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5 $26,090.00 2,150.0 20th 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 AVP 7 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 $25,100.00 1,630.0 5th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 37th 41st 57th 65th
2010 P&R 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $2,000.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Pro Beach 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $1,762.50 216.0   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Wide Open 4 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 $5,500.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $500.00 67.5 39th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Pro Beach 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $375.00 75.0   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $3,200.00 305.0 53rd 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NVL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $125.00 128.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750.00 120.0 114th 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 80.0 253rd 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  108
(94th)
0 1 9 0 10 0 13 22 $167,952.50
(69th)
9,599.5   17 19 5 1 1 3 3 3 1
 
 
 
 
NORCECA
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 37th 41st 57th 65th
2011 NORCECA 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $150.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  1
(323rd)
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $150.00
(242nd)
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  109
(189th)
0 1 9 0 10 1 13 22 $168,102.50
(192nd)
9,599.5   17 19 5 1 1 3 3 3 1
 
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