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2008 (Redshirt Junior): First Team All-EIVA ... EIVA Player of the Week ... played in 98 of 103 games and all 31 matches ... recorded 331 kills on .297 hitting with 36 assists, 96 digs and 73 total blocks ... averaged 3.38 kills per game, good for second on the team ... recorded 19 double-digit kill matches, including 11 of the last 14 contests of the season ... previous career high in kills heading into the season was eight ... set a new career high with 20 kills on .353 hitting at Long Beach State (3/15) ... had 19 kills at Ohio State (1/19) ... posted 15 kills in the season-opener at Hawaii (1/3) .. notched 17 kills in the NCAA National Semifinal match against Ohio State (5/1) ... posted 15 and 12 kills, respectively, in back to back matches against Ohio State (3/28) and Ball State (3/29) ... tallied a career-high four service aces against Loyola-Chicago (2/8) ... had 11 multiple-ace matches ... posted a career-high seven digs at George Mason (3/7) ... recorded six digs six times, including in the NCAA Championship match against Pepperdine (5/3) ... had at least one block in 27 matches ... provided a career-high six blocks in the NCAA Semifinal match against Ohio State (5/1) ... notched five blocks twice, including versus UCLA (1/4) and at IPFW (4/12).
2007 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 44 games and 20 matches as a serving specialist, also seeing time at opposite ... recorded 27 kills, five service aces, nine digs and five blocks for the year ... posted at least one kill in eight matches ... notched a season-best seven kills on .400 hitting versus Rutgers-Newark (3/8) ... tallied six kills versus Cal Baptist (3/16) ... notched four kills on an errorless six swings to hit .667 at IPFW (1/13) ... racked up three service aces versus Cal Baptist (3/16) ... recorded a career-high three digs against the Mastodons (1/13) ... posted a personal-best three blocks against Rutgers-Newark (3/8).
2006 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in 61 games and 24 matches primarily as a serving specialist while also seeing time as an opposite ... averaged 0.41 kills per game, 0.11 service aces per game, 0.15 digs per game and 0.07 blocks per game ... recorded a career-high two service aces twice (vs. Ohio State, 1/20; at Rutgers-Newark, 3/31) ... had a kill in nine contests, including a career-best eight kills on 10 attacks to hit .700 against Rutgers-Newark (2/24) ... posted four blocks for the season, including a career-high three versus NYU (1/27).
2005 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
Four year letterwinner for Conestoga Valley (Pa.) High School ... named the Most Valuable Player of section II and first team all-state during senior season ... two-time first team Lancaster-Lebanon League (sophomore and junior) and earned honorable mention all-Lancaster-Lebanon League during freshman season ... named honorable mention all-state during junior year.
Born Ryan H. Sweitzer on May 18, 1985 in Lancaster, Pa. ... parents are Joel and Amy (stepmother) Sweitzer and Selena Martin ... has three sisters, Krystal (20), Sarah (12) and Jenna (4) ... names Philadelphia Eagles as favorite pro sports team, Tiger Woods as favorite athlete, pizza as favorite food, and "The Matrix" as favorite movie ... majoring in Integrative Arts and after graduation plans on playing professional volleyball before getting into coaching.
Quoting Coach Pavlik
"Ryan will not surprise people this year like I think he did last year. Last year he provided excellent hitting, blocking, serving and defense at the opposite spot. This year he should continue where he left off. He will be counted on to take some tough swings throughout the season."
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