Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-11 (208cm)
Weight: 232 lbs (105kg)
PERSONAL: Born Andrew Hein in 1984 in Hinsdale, Ill. ... Parents are Ronald and Ann Hein... Andy has a sister named Caroline… Andy attended West Chicago Community High School... Made national honor roll and was all-state in volleyball and basketball... Has a degree in psychology from Pepperdine... He is working on his MBA... Loves to watch NCAA basketball, football, and baseball... Lists chicken parmesan as his favorite food and the Chicago Cubs as his favorite baseball team... Enjoys The Simpsons (has every season on DVD) and South Park... Favorite movie is Jurassic Park... Played during the winter of 2009-10 for Changos de Naranjito in the Puerto Rican men's league.
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2009 – NORCECA Continental Championship (Silver Medal)... Brazil Tour... 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)… FIVB World League. 2008 – America’s Cup… Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2007 – Pan American Games (Silver Medal)… World University Games (Bronze Medal). 2005 – World University Games. 2003 – World University Games (Bronze Medal).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Andy started the majority of the 2009 season for the United States as middle blocker Ryan Millar took the summer off from competition... Andy finished the season as the team's second-leading blocker with 27 (0.38 blocks per set) and fourth leading scorer with 150 points (2.14 points per set). His hitting percentage for the season was 0.534... Andy was the United States' leading blocker and fifth overall at the NORCECA Continental Championship where the U.S. Men won the silver medal. He finished with nine blocks and averaged 0.53 per set... Andy was the United States’ second-leading blocker and third overall as the U.S. Men won the 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F held Aug. 15-17 in Irvine, Calif. Andy finished with four blocks and six errors on 15 attempts for an average of 0.44 blocks per set. He tied for ninth among scorers with 19 points on 15 kills and four blocks… Andy started at middle blocker for the U.S. World League team that won its pool and finished sixth overall. Andy was the team’s second-leading blocker and 12th overall in pool play with 26 blocks in 65 attempts and an average of 0.58 blocks per set. He was the team’s fourth-leading scorer in World League with 101 points on 72 kills, 26 blocks and three aces. 2008 – Played with the U.S. Men's Team that finished fifth in the America's Cup in September in Brazil. Played in six sets and scored nine points on four kills and five blocks... Was team captain of the U.S. Men's team that won gold at the 2008 Pan American Cup from June 2-7 in Winnipeg, Manitoba... Was the squad's second-leading scorer at the tournament with 38 points on 25 kills, 11 blocks and two aces... Was a member of the U.S. Men's Training team that traveled to Japan from May 17-25 to help prepare the Japanese team for Olympic qualification... Played professionally for Tomis Constanta in Romania. 2007 - Helped the U.S. men win a bronze medal at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand... Helped the U.S. men win a silver medal at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2005 - Played on the U.S. men's World University Games team that finished 11th in Izmir, Turkey. 2003 - Starting middle blocker as Team USA earned a bronze medal at the World University Games in Daegu, South Korea.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2006 - First team American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America... Led the nation and the team in hitting percentage (.516) averaging 2.93 kills per game... First on the team with 1.59 blocks per game... Ranked second on the team with 22 service aces. 2005 - Recorded seven kills and seven blocks in NCAA Championship match against UCLA... Started every match at the middle blocker position... Broke a 15-year old school record by hitting .909 (10-0-11) in the MPSF Championship match against Long Beach State (4/30)... Recorded first double-double of the season with a 10-kill, 12-block effort against Northridge in MPSF semifinal match (4/28)... Turned in 10 kills with nine blocks against Cal Baptist (4/8)... Hit .643 (10-1-14) with three blocks against UCSD (4/2)... Logged nine kills and seven blocks against Pacific (3/19)... Set a new career-high with nine digs to go along with 11 kills against USC (3/17)... Had fifth double-digit kill night with 13, while hitting .733 against Hawaii (3/4)... Set a new career-high for blocks with 12 against Hawaii (3/2)... Sports Import/AVCA National Player of the Week (2/14)... Recorded six blocks against CSUN (2/23)... Hit .583 (8-1-12) with three aces and four blocks against BYU (2/12)... Logged 10 kills on 12 swings with six blocks against BYU (2/11)... Went 15-0-19 with five blocks against Santa Barbara (2/8)... Recorded seven kills on eight swings with two aces and five blocks against UC San Diego (1/28)... Totaled a career-high 16 kills on 25 attempts with just one error and four blocks against Long Beach State (1/27)... Equaled a then-career-best 14 kills Irvine (1/21), committed just one error in the match for a .722 percentage... Also recorded eight block assist... Recorded six block assists against Pacific (1/14)... Had 10 kills and seven blocks against Stanford (1/15). 2004 - Started and played in every match of the season... Finished the year with a .441 hitting percentage, second on the team... Averaged 2.43 kills-per-game and led the team with 124 total blocks... Turned in 10 double-digit kill efforts on the season, including a season-high 16 against San Diego... Recorded four consecutive matches with 10+ kills between March 20 and April 1... Burned BYU for a season-best four service aces on Jan. 10... Recorded a season-high 10 block assists against Lewis. 2003 - Made an appearance 28 of the team's 30 matches, helping the Waves tally an overall record of 24-6 and win the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season and post-season tournament titles for the second straight year... The Waves advanced to the semi-finals before falling to eventual NCAA Champion, Lewis... Totaled 159 kills and a team-best .434 hitting percentage... Recorded four service aces, 29 digs, and 107 blocks (8-99)... His 99 block assists were a team second-best... Hit double-digit kills on four occasions with his best showing against USC and Hawai'i where he established a career-high 13 kills in back-to-back matches... Hit a career-high .778 (7-9) versus UCLA where he also had four block assists... Had a career-high eight total blocks at Hawai'i (0-8) and versus Lewis (0-8)... Averaged 1.75 kills, 0.23 assists, 0.04 aces, 0.32 digs, and 1.18 blocks per game.