2010 (Redshirt junior): Saw action in 19 matches, starting three, and 32 sets ... totaled 39 kills, six aces, 26 digs and 20.0 blocks for the season ... tallied a career-high 13 kills, nine digs and five blocks at Loyola (1/30) ... had four kills on six errorless swings (.667) against Springfield (2/6) ... had a career-best seven total blocks, six kills and two aces at IFPW (4/2) ... had an ace in the EIVA Championship match vs. Princeton (5/1) ... put down one kill and had one block against Stanford in the NCAA Championship (5/8).
2009 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in 15 sets and nine matches ... played two sets against Juniata (1/28), recording five kills, two digs and two blocks ... in two sets against Harvard (2/13), tallied four kills, one ace, two digs and one block ... notched three kills on five swings with a block against NJIT (2/28) ... had five kills and two blocks versus Princeton (3/27).
2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in 28 games and 18 matches ... recorded 24 kills, three aces, nine digs and eight blocks for the season ... posted first collegiate kill against IPFW (2/9) ... had a career-high eight kills at East Stroudsburg (2/29) ... posted six kills against Princeton (2/16) and again at East Stroudsburg (2/20) ... provided two service aces against Princeton (2/16) ... posted a career-high three blocks in back to back contests against Princeton (2/16) and at East Stroudsburg (2/20) ... recorded a career-high two service aces versus Princeton (2/16).
2007 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
Five-time letterwinner (four volleyball, one basketball) and two-time volleyball team captain at Gates-Chili High School in Rochester, N.Y. ... four-year member of the varsity squad, leading the Spartans to a 17-3 overall record during senior season as the team captured the division championship ... also named team Most Valuable Player senior year ... member of the Pace Bootlegger club program in Rochester, N.Y. ... 16's squad captured the East Coast Championship gold medal and was named to the all-tournament team, winning Most Valuable Player honors ... four-year honor roll recipient ... member of the National Honor Society.
Born Alan Sherman Mars on September 29, 1987 in Bridgeport, Conn. ... parents are Harold and Mary Beth ... has one sister, Lauren (26) and two brothers, Tyler (24) and Kyle (19), who is a sophomore on this year's team ... names TI and Linkin Park as favorite musical entertainers, Dwayne Wade as favorite athlete, math and science as favorite subjects, "The DaVinci Code" as favorite book, "24" as favorite TV show and "The Last Samurai" as favorite movie ... majoring in mechanical engineering and after graduation plans to go to grad school.