2011 (Junior): Saw action in 21 matches and 57 sets ... posted an ace against UCLA (1/13) in season opener ... had an ace against Ball State (1/15) ... tallied a dig vs. CS Northridge (2/5) ... tallied an ace vs. Rutgers-Newark (2/11) ... had 18 assists vs. Princeton (2/12) ... tallied 12 assists and a block at Princeton (3/25).
2010 (Sophomore): Saw action in 10 matches and 13 sets ... posted 18 assists and two blocks against Ball State (2/19) ... had a career-high 19 assists at Princeton (2/26) ... registered 16 helpers, one kill and two blocks at Saint Francis (3/19) ... recorded 15 assists, one kill and one block at Rutgers-Newark (3/27).
2009 (Freshman): Saw action in five matches, including against Harvard (2/13), NJIT (2/28), Mount Olive (3/28), at Princeton (4/10) and at Ball State (4/17) ... saw first collegiate action against Harvard (2/13) dishing out seven assists and posting two blocks ... tallied one kill, four assists and a block against NJIT (2/28) ... had three assists against Mount Olive (3/28).
Three-year volleyball letterwinner at Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, Pa. ... team captain for the Falcons in senior season ... led his team to a two-year varsity record of 45-6 ... squad qualified for the PIAA AAA state quarterfinals in senior season, also capturing the 2008 Suburban One League and District 1 championships ... two-time first team all-league and all-district selection ... twice earned PIAA AAA All-State Finest 40 accolades ... two-time PIAA AAA All-State All-Tournament team honoree ... twice named first team by the Bucks County Courier-Times ... Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50" ... squad was the 2007 PIAA AAA state runners-up, also capturing the Suburban One League title and finishing second in District 1 ... second in career blocks and fourth in career digs ... played club for Printmail Systems in Fairless Hills, Pa. ... earned the Spanish and French Language Excellence Awards.
Born Tor Michael Covello in New York, N.Y., on May 14, 1990 ... parents are the late Michael Covello, Joan Covello Martin and Daniel Martin ... has one sister, Kara Covello (20) and two step-brothers, Jeremy Martin (22) and Joshua Martin (19) ... sister Kara is a junior at Penn State ... father Michael competed in the Olympic Trials in cycling ... plans on majoring in business ... names Jurassic 5 as favorite musical entertainers, English as favorite school subject, the Philadelphia Eagles as favorite pro sports team, Zlatan Ibrahimovic as favorite athlete, prime rib as favorite food, "1984" as favorite book, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as favorite television show, "Forrest Gump" as favorite movie, Russell Crowe as favorite actor, Scarlett Johansson as favorite actress and favorite place to visit as Bermuda.
Why Penn State?
"I chose Penn State because of its academic reputation and competitive volleyball program."