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2009 (Summer): Trained with the U.S. Men's A2 Team, which competed in the Pan Am Cup in Chiapas, Mexico.
2009 (Junior): AVCA First Team All-American ... First Team All-EIVA ... Outrigger Invitational All-Tournament Team ... EIVA Player of the Week (1/26) ... played in 97 sets, recording 272 kills (2.80 kills per set) on .490 hitting with 21 aces, 30 digs and 118 total blocks (1.22 blocks per set) ... his hitting percentage ranked third in the nation ... his 118 total blocks led the team ... recorded double-digit kills in 12 matches, including a career-high 22 at IPFW (2/21) ... registered at least two blocks in 26 matches, including a season-high 10 at IPFW (2/21) ... had five or more blocks in 13 matches ... posted 14 kills with only one error versus Ball State (1/23) ... was a perfect 8-for-8 against Harvard (2/13) ... went 13-1-15 on .800 hitting against St. Francis (Pa.) (2/25) ... tied his career-high with four aces versus NJIT (2/28) ... tallied seven blocks versus BYU (3/13) ... recorded eight kills on 10 swings for .700 hitting at Princeton (4/10) ... went 12-0-17 to hit .706 against Juniata in the EIVA title match(5/2) ... posted 11 kills against Southern California in the NCAA Tournament (5/7) .
2008 (Sophomore): AVCA Second Team All-American ... ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-American ... NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... First Team All-EIVA ... Academic All-EIVA ... played in all 103 games, recording 252 kills (2.45 kills per game) on .499 hitting with 15 aces, 41 digs and 121 total blocks (1.17 blocks per game) ... .499 hitting percentage ranks sixth on Penn State's single-season hitting percentage record list ... recorded 10 double-digit kill matches, including a career-high 17 on .500 hitting in the NCAA Championship match against Pepperdine (5/3) ... posted 14 kills on an errorless 18 swings to hit .778 in the season-opener at Hawaii (1/3) ... posted 10 kills on seven occasions ... recorded 12 kills without an error on 16 swings to hit .750 versus Cal Baptist (3/14) ... had a season-high three service aces against Ohio State (3/28) ... recorded at least one block in 30 of 31 contests, including 28 multiple-block matches ... produced a career-high 12 blocks in the NCAA Semifinal contest against Ohio State (5/1) ... posted eight blocks in the season-opener at Hawaii (1/3), and again at Princeton (3/8) ... tallied 10 matches of five or more blocks.
2007 (Summer): Played in 23 games for the United States Junior National Team at the World Championship in Rabat, Morocco ... was a starting middle hitter for the U.S. ... the squad finished seventh in the world ... led the team in blocks (14) and blocks per game (0.61) ... produced a team-high 61% kill efficiency ... recorded 41 kills on .433 hitting, good for 1.78 kills per game ... averaged 2.48 points per game with two aces and three digs.
2007 (Freshman): First Team All-East ... two-time EIVA Player of the Week (3/27, 4/10) ... played in all 107 games of the season ... averaged 2.21 kills per game on .477 hitting, good for eighth on the all-time single-season chart ... also provided 24 service aces, 37 digs and 110 total blocks, good for second on the squad ... tallied at least one kill in every match of the year, including 11 double-digit kill matches ... in his first collegiate match at Ball State, recorded eight kills on eight swings to hit a school-record-tying 1.000 ... notched a career-high 16 kills on .565 hitting at George Mason (4/7) ... posted 15 kills on .700 hitting at Rutgers-Newark (3/23) ... had at least one ace in 14 matches, including a personal-best four at Ohio State (4/4) ... posted a career-high four digs against Princeton (4/26) in the EIVA Semifinals ... recorded a block in all but one match ... notched three or more blocks 23 times ... provided a career-high 10 blocks at Juniata (3/28), for his first career double-double (12 kills).
Six-time letterwinner (three volleyball, three basketball) at Williamsville North (N.Y.) High School ... two-year volleyball team captain for the Spartans ... twice named team's Most Valuable Player while picking up Most Improved Varsity Player during sophomore season ... all-area in basketball and named the Most Valuable Player at the basketball Senior All-Star game ... member of the Eden Volleyball Club program in Eden, N.Y. ... team was the 18's East Coast Championship title winner ... named to the 16's East Coast Championship All-Tournament team ... member of the National Honor Society and the Honor Roll ... earned the Scholar-Athlete Award during senior year.
Born Max Lazarus Lipsitz on Jan. 18, 1988 in Williamsville, N.Y. ... parents are Gregg and Ruth Lipsitz ... has two brothers, Daniel (24) and Joey (22) ... names The Beatles as favorite musical entertainer, economics as favorite subject, the Buffalo Bills as favorite pro sports team, Michael Jordan as favorite athlete, "Tuesdays With Morrie" as favorite book, "Family Guy" as favorite TV show, "Wedding Crashers" as favorite movie and Puerto Vallarta as favorite place to visit ... majoring in finance .. after graduation plans on playing professional volleyball before joining his father's finance business ... nickname is Junior.
Quoting Coach Pavlik
"This team needs Max and believes in him enough to have voted him captain. This year Max is going to face the better blocker across the net. He's stronger and quicker and has worked hard on his swing. He's played at high levels and has been pretty consistent in the gym with his improvement. Max should enjoy a good senior year."