Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-4 (188cm)
Weight: 198 (90kg)
Joined A2 Team: 2010
PERSONAL: Born John (J.D.) Schleppenbach on Oct. 9, 1986 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. … Parents are Peter and Maureen Schleppenbach... Has one sister, Carly... J.D.’s grandfather, Terrance Ragan, played football at USC... Graduated from Ventura (Calif.) High School in 2005... Missed senior season due to injury... As a junior, earned All-CIF second team and all-league first team honors... Also competed in basketball… Played for Santa Monica Beach Club... J.D.’s 2003 team placed fifth at the Junior National Championships... He was named to the all-tournament team… J.D. also plays beach volleyball and was an alternate for the 2008 World University Championships… Majored in international business with a minor in financial accounting ... Studied during summer 2008 in Florence, Italy... Enjoys playing Guitar Hero... Favorite pro volleyball player is Ivan Miljkovic of Serbia... Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Dodgers... Favorite book is The Kite Runner... Favorite movie is Stranger than Fiction... Favorite TV shows are Heroes and Flash Forward... Favorite musical artist is Thrice... Favorite sport other than volleyball is soccer.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Played in 104 sets and had 297 kills (2.86 kills per set)… Hitting percentage was 0/316… Tied for the team lead in aces with 17 (0.16 per set)… Second on the team in digs with 195 (1.88 per set)… Finished with 68 blocks (7 solo, 61 assists) for an average of 0.65 blocks per set. 2009 Redshirted the season after having offseason shoulder surgery. 2008 – Was one of Pepperdine's postseason heroes as a junior... Earned spots on the MPSF and NCAA Championships all-tournament teams... Started all 28 matches and played in all 107 games... Averaged 3.01 kills, 1.40 digs and 0.60 blocks for the season... During the MPSF Tournament, averaged 3.33 kills, 2.00 digs, 0.83 blocks and 0.42 aces. 2007 – Moved to outside hitter as a sophomore and played in all 29 matches, starting 21... Appeared in 106 games... Averaged 2.73 kills (second on the team) along with 1.33 digs, 0.64 blocks and 0.22 aces... Hit .288... Had 15 double-digit kill matches. 2006 – Started all 25 matches at libero as a true freshman... Appeared in 90 games... Led the team and finished 14th nationally with 2.29 digs per game... Had eight matches with double-digit digs.