2008 (Redshirt Junior): Academic All-EIVA ... played in 95 games and all 31 matches ... recorded 67 kills, 49 total blocks and 148 digs, good for second on the team ... recorded a career-high 10 kills on .450 hitting against Lewis (1/11) ... had 18 multiple-kill matches ... posted a career-high 10 digs versus UCLA (1/4) ... notched nine digs in the NCAA Championship match against Pepperdine (5/3), versus Cal Baptist (3/14) and at Ohio State (1/19) ... posted seven digs on four occasions ... recorded a personal-best four blocks four times, including at Hawaii (1/3), at Loyola (4/11), at IPFW (4/12) and in the NCAA Championship match against Pepperdine (5/3) ... also had 11 aces for the season.
2007 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 24 matches and 43 matches, seeing time as both a serving specialist and an outside hitter ... recorded 22 kills, eight service aces, 27 digs and seven blocks for the year ... posted at least one kill in 10 matches, including a career-high six at Lewis (4/13) and four at Loyola-Chicago (4/14) ... set a new personal best with four service aces against Mercyhurst (3/9) ... notched at least one dig in 11 contests, including eight multiple-dig matches ... had four digs in back to back matches at Lewis and Loyola-Chicago (4/14-14), also providing four digs versus Mercyhurst (3/9) ... also set a career high in blocks against the Lakers with three stuffs.
2006 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 13 games and 12 matches ... averaged 0.15 kills per game, 0.31 assists per game and 1.31 digs per game ... had at least one dig in seven matches, including a career-high five digs against Juniata (2/3) ... also posted four digs versus Rutgers-Newark (2/24) and three at Southern California (3/8) ... recorded first career kill against NYU (1/27).
2005 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
Led Hempfield (Pa.) High School to four consecutive Pennsylvania State Championships (2001-2004) with Penn Staters Luke Murray and Jon Sherrick ... also led squad to four straight Lancaster Lebanon League Championships ... team was the 2001, 2003 and 2004 District III Champions ... picked up first team All-Lancaster Lebanon League honors along with first team District III and first team all-state honors during junior and senior season ... named second team All-Lancaster Lebanon League during sophomore year ... member of the National Honor Society ... member of the Damon's Volleyball Club, placing fifth at the 2003 Junior Olympic Open 18 Nationals and third at the 2004 Junior Olympic Open 18 Nationals.
Born Jay Donald Stauffer Jr. on Oct. 20, 1985 in Lancaster, Pa. ... parents are Jay and Trena Stauffer ... has two brothers, Jefferson (18) and Jonathan (14) and one sister, Christina (8) ... father Jay attended Penn State ... names the Philadelphia Eagles, 76ers and Phillies as favorite pro sports teams, Chase Utley as favorite athlete and "Seinfeld," "SportsCenter," "Family Guy," "Jeopardy" and the Food Network as favorite T.V. shows ... majoring in finance and economics and after graduation plans to pursue a career in either consulting or corporate finance ... nickname is Jaybird.
Quoting Coach Pavlik
"Jay will once again provide solid ball control and leadership as one of the tri-captains. He understands what will be asked of him and is always ready to do whatever is necessary for his team. He will be asked to continue his role from last year as a passer and defender. He makes those around him better players."