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2009 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in three matches ... recorded two kills and one dig against Harvard (2/13) ... played in one set against NJIT (2/28) ... had two digs versus Mount Olive (3/28).
2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in eight games and seven matches ... recorded a career-high four kills on .333 hitting against Princeton (2/16), also adding in his first collegiate dig in the contest ... posted two kills on two swings with a block and two aces against East Stroudsburg (2/29) ... picked up a career-high three digs at East Stroudsburg (2/20) ... notched a personal-best two blocks twice, including against Princeton (2/16) and at East Stroudsburg (2/20).
2007 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
Four-year volleyball letterwinner at Barrington (Ill.) High School ... team captain for the Broncos ... also competed in basketball, soccer, track and baseball ... named one of the top 50 players in Illinois all four years ... named a High School All-American and Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection following senior year ... two-time all-state and three-time all-area selection ... led Barrington to a second-place finish at the Illinois State Championship with a 33-3 overall record ... played for the Rolling Thunder Club program in Lake Zurich, Ill. ... team took second at 18-club Nationals during junior season and was named to the all-tournament team ... as a senior, team was the highest finishing club team from Illinois at 18-open Nationals ... was an Illinois State Scholar.
Born Jason Diehl Ambrose on Oct. 10, 1987 in Barrington, Ill. ... parents are Raymond and Kathryn Ambrose ... has three siblings, sister Nancy and cousins Kelly and Lindsay Pickering ... uncle Mike Pickering played football for Illinois ... names Rascal Flatts as favorite musical entertainer, ancient history and psychology as favorite subjects, the Chicago Cubs, Bulls and Bears as favorite professional sports teams, "Family Guy" as favorite TV show, and Sydney, Australia and Verona, Italy as favorite places to visit ... majoring in Management with a minor in psychology.
Quoting Coach Pavlik
"Heading into his fourth year, Jason is a solid passer. He's physically strong and the ball is jumping out of his hand a little bit more. He's someone who's always done everything we've asked of him. Jason is a solid student and good player. I think he is someone the guys can count on to do the right thing."