Home/Birthplace: Hermosa Beach, Calif. /Torrence, Calif.
Birth Year: 1993
Position: Outside Hitter
Club Team/Coach: Manhattan Beach Surf /John Beckwith
High School/Grad Year: Mira Costa High School/2011
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Selected to the U.S. Men's Junior National Training Team. 2012 – Selected to the Men’s Junior National Team. 2011 – Selected to the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team. 2010 – A1 Camp (Wisconsin Dells). 2009 – High Performance Holiday Camp in San Diego, Calif. … A1 Select Team at the High Performance Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 2009 – High Performance Holiday Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. … A1 Select Team at the High Performance Championship in Tucson, Ariz. 2008 – A1 Select Team (Tucson, Ariz.)… Holiday Camp (Colorado Springs).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Played on the U.S. Men's Junior National Team that won the gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Championship and qualified for the 2013 FIVB Junior World Championship. Finished with 34 points on 29 kills, four blocks and one ace. 2011 – Played on the Boys' Youth National Team that competed in the Under-19 Pan American Cup in Mexicali, Mexico (Bronze). 2010 – Member of the Boys' Youth National Team that finished second at the NORCECA Boys' Youth Continental Championship in Guadelajara, Mexico.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: In 2011 DJ was named a Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American… First Team All-CIF… Daily Breeze Player of the Year… Bay League MVP…Named First Team EIVA All-Conference… Also listed to the All-Tournament Team for the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions….In 2010 named Second Team All-CIF… Also Named to Volleyball Magazine’s “Top 25” the same year… All-Tournament at USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship in the 16U Open Division in 2009… Varsity volleyball as a sophomore at Mira Costa… All-Area Boys’ Volleyball (Daily Breeze)… First Team All-Bay League… Mira Costa Rookie of the Year… Mira Costa Scholar Athlete in 2008 and 2009… Silver medal with MB Surf 15U in the Open Division at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship in 2008.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – D.J. plays for Harvard... Saw action in 75 sets... Chalked up 239 kills and led the team with a .314 attack percentage... Tallied 103 digs, 30 total blocks and nine aces. 2012 – Started all 24 matches … Named to the All-EIVA first team… Was third on the team in hitting percentage with a .318 mark… Recorded 10 double-digit kill efforts… Finished the year with 248 kills, 135 digs per set mark and averaged 3.06 points per set in 90 sets played.
PERSONAL: Born Douglas Jordan (D.J.) White in 1993, in Torrance, Calif. … Parents are Douglas and Cathy White… D.J. also has a younger brother named Casey (1994)… D.J.’s parents both have CBVA beach ratings… D.J. started playing organized indoor volleyball in 2004 with the Manhattan Beach Surf Club… He has also played beach volleyball for five years… His current partner is Matt Jones… Favorite food is steak… Favorite book is The Prince of Tides… DJ’s favorite musical group is Pepper… Favorite professional team is the L.A. Lakers… Favorite athlete is Sergio… D.J.’s most admired person is his uncle Lance… His happiest moments in life come at Christmas when he gets to hang out with his entire family.
Updated May 2013