Home: Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Birth Year: 1991
Club Team/Coach: Manhattan Beach Surf’s 18/John Beckwith
High School/Grad Year: Loyola High School/2010
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011- Named to the U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2010- Loyola Offensive Player of the Year, CIF SS Player of the Year, Mission League MVP, AVCA First Team High School All-American, CIF SS DI champions, CIF SS DI Regional Champions, ESPN RISE Boys’ Fab 50, Junior Nationals 18 Open Champions, Junior Nationals 18 Open MVP… 2009- Loyola Offensive Player of the Year, First team all CIF, First team all Mission League, AVCA First team High School All-American, CIF SS DI Champions, CIF DI Regional Champions, ESPN RISE National Champions, 18 Open Junior Nationals All-Tournament Team, AAU Beach Volleyball Tour Championships silver medalist, AAU Beach Volleyball National Championships bronze medalist… 2008- Second team all Mission-League, Mission League Champions, AAU Beach Volleyball: Bronze medalist at National Championships, Silver Medalist at Tour Championships, USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Beach championships bronze medalist.
PERSONAL: Born Steven Gabel Irvin on Aug. 11, 1991 in Santa Monica Calif… Parents are Chris and Anne Irvin… Sisters’ names are Kelly (1989) and Christine (1994)… Diane Irvin (aunt) played in the LPGA, Marissa Irvin (cousin) plays professional tennis, Richard (uncle) and Chris (dad) played volleyballa t UCLA, Greg Irvin (uncle) won a National Championship at USA for volleyball, Bobby (uncle) Irvin played football at USA and Robert (grandfather) Irvin played CAL football… Hobbies are going to the beach, building things, cars, traveling to tropical areas and playing beach volleyball… Favorite food is Cinnamon Toast Crunch… Favorite Book is Angels and Demons… Favorite music is Rock and Pop… Favorite movie is The Hangover… Favorite actor is Adam Sandler… Favorite professional team is the LA Lakers and favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant… Most admired people are his parents because “they’ve shaped me into the person I am today”… Happiest moment in life was “winning JO’s and CIF Championships in the same year with some of my closest friends.”