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Penn State hosts NJIT on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Nittany Lions wrap up regular season at home
Nittany Lions meet Lees-McRae on Friday
Lions host Senior Night on Friday
2012 (Junior): EIVA Offensive Player of the Week (4/16) ... played in 24 matches, starting 10, and 51 sets ... finished the season fourth on the team in kills with 142, averaging 2.78 kills per set with a .281 hitting percentage ... totaled 10 aces, 45 digs and 29 blocks ... tallied 12 kills on .409 hitting with three blocks at Ohio State (1/14) ... had seven kills at Loyola (1/20) ... registered three blocks vs. Mount Olive (2/3) ... led the team with seven kills on .600 hitting vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/10) ... had nine kills on .533 hitting vs. NJIT (2/11) ... tallied two aces and two blocks at Sacred Heart (2/18) ... posted five kills vs. Princeton (2/24) .. had eight kills at Pepperdine (3/8) ... had a team-best nine kills at USC (3/9) ... posted six kills and four blocks at Rutgers-Newark (3/24) ... pounded 11 kills at Princeton (3/30) ... had a team-high 16 kills a BYU (4/13) ... tied for first on the team with nine kills at BYU (4/14) ... led the team with 12 kills vs. Princeton (4/26).
2011 (Sophomore): Second Team All-EIVA ... EIVA Player of the Week (2/14, 2/28) ... Mike Anderson Player of the Game (2/12, 2/19) ... played in 27 matches, starting 24, and 85 sets ... finished the season second on the team with 267 kills, averaging 3.14 kills per set ... his 3.14 kills per set ranked in the top 35 nationally ... totaled 16 aces, 89 digs and 43 total blocks for the season ... had 12 kills and seven digs in season opener against UCLA (1/13) ... pounded 11 kills against Hawaii (1/14) ... totaled 10 kills against Ball State (1/15) ... led the team with 12 kills vs. Princeton (2/12) ... combined for 33 kills on .441 hitting with 12 digs vs. Mount Olive and Lees McRae (2/18-19) ... finished second on the team with 14 kills vs. Saint Francis (2/23) ... was second on the team with 15 kills on .565 hitting and had five blocks vs. George Mason (2/26) ... finished second on the team with 18 kills at UCLA (3/9) ... led the team with 18 kills and four blocks vs. UCSB (3/11) ... posted a team-best 13 kills at Rutgers-Newark (3/26) ... pounded a team-high 14 kills with two aces and three blocks vs. Ohio State (4/10).
Three-year letterwinner in volleyball and two-year letter winner in both basketball and baseball at Orchard Park High School in Orchard, Park, N.Y... team captain in volleyball, baseball and basketball ... guided Orchard Park volleyball team to the New York SPHAA State Championship senior year and Section 6 Championship junior and senior year ... two-time First Team All-ECIC 1 and Division I First Team All Star in volleyball ... participated in the USA Boys Youth A2 Camp and USA High Performance Camp junior year ... earned New York State Championship Sportsmanship award ... selected Second Team All-Western New York in volleyball, First Team All-ECIC 1 in basketball and Second Team All-ECIC 1 in baseball junior year ... OPHS Season MVP in basketball ... Second Team AVCA Boy's Senior High School All-American senior year ... FAN Award Buffalo - 2009 Boy's Volleyball Player of the Year ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 ... 2009 New York State Volleyball Championship Team and Sportsmanship Award winner ... Boys Volleyball All-Western New York Team ... Second Team All-ECIC 1 in basketball and First Team All-ECIC 1 in baseball senior year ... earned Orchard Park Town Supervisor Outstanding Male Athlete award ... Orchard Park PRIDE Award winner ... played for Eden Volleyball Club in Buffalo, N.Y., which finished fifth at Junior Olympics.
Born Thomas Michael Comfort Jr. on October 12, 1991 in Buffalo, N.Y. ... parents are Tom and Ann Comfort ... has two sisters Emily (24) and Mary-Kate (22) ... sister, Mary Kate, plays basketball at St. John's Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. ... names hanging out with friends as favorite hobby, "The Doors" as favorite entertainer, math as favorite school subject, the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and Boston Red Sox as favorite professional sports teams, Jim Kelly as favorite athlete, meatloaf as favorite food, "The Innocent Man" as favorite book, "Seinfeld" as favorite TV show, "Billy Madison" as favorite movie, Johnny Depp as favorite actor, Rachel McAdams as favorite actress, and Rome as favorite place to visit ... majoring in business.
Why Penn State?
"It was a great opportunity for an excellent education, while playing volleyball at a dominant Division I school."