Branden Oberender
Middle Blocker 17
Senior Redshirt
Simi Valley, 
Last School
Royal High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Chris and Lori
  • Has a brother and a sister
  • Married to Quincy Oberender
  • Major: Information Systems
  • Earned Eagle Scout
  • Named the valedictorian of Royal High School
  • Speaks Marshallese

High School:

  • Added to the 2014 Ventura County Star All-County Team
  • A 2014 Scholar Athlete
  • Named to the First-Team Marmote League
  • Named to the First-Team Ventural County Star


  • Bones/3rd place 2014 Boys Junior National Championship Open Division
  • 2014 BJNC All-Tournament Team
  • Volleyball Magazine Top 25 Underclassmen to Watch
  • USA Boys Youth National Team starting middle blocker for 2014 NORCECA U-19 Continental Championships
  • First-place at the NORCECA U-19 Championships
  • Collected the Bronze medal at the BJNC 17s Open Division
  • Named to the All-Tournament First-Team of the BJNC 17s Open Division


  • Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , United States
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019

  • Started three of the eight matches he played in
  • Recorded eight kills (0.727 clip) and five total blocks vs. McKendree (3/22)
  • Had seven kills (0.455 clip) and four total blocks vs. Saint Francis
Sophmore Year 2020

General Notes
(2020 season canceled 18 matches into the season due to COVID-19)

  • Started seven of the 10 matches he participated in (29 total sets)
  • Finished with a career-high 10 kills on a .533 clip against No. 1 Hawai'i (3/6)
  • Recorded a career-high seven blocks against USC (2/22)
  • Led the team in blocks on three different occasions
Junior Year 2021

  • Played in 10 sets across three matches
  • Started in two of three matches played 
  • Recorded 12 total blocks
Senior Year 2022

  • Played in 42 sets
  • Hit a season-high kill count of 5 against UC Irvine (1/21) and Ball State (2/4)
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year