Saw action on the court against No. 7 UCLA (1/9) and at No. 14 Hawaii (1/10) ... Recorded one dig against No. 12 Ohio State (1/11) ... Played against No. 14 IPFW (1/17) and Ball State (1/18) ... Had three assists against Mount Olive (1/31) ... Talied eight assists in the EIVA opener against Saint Francis (2/1).
Had an ace vs. Lewis (1/18) ... tallied an ace vs. Harvard (1/26) ... notched an ace vs. Pfeiffer (2/1) ... recorded an ace vs. Mount Olive (2/2) ... registered an ace vs. Saint Francis (2/8) ... registered 10 assists, two aces and three digs at Rutgers-Newark (3/1) ... tallied two digs at IPFW (3/9) ... posted five assists and one kill at Ohio State (3/16)... recorded an ace and a dig vs. Lees-McRae (4/5) ... had 10 assists and an ace vs. Rutgers-Newark (4/19) ... notched an ace vs. Harvard (4/27).
Was a four-year letterwinner and two-year team captain at Downers Grove North in Downers Grove, Ill. ... led the Trojans to the 2010 and 2012 Regional Championship ... was a two-time All-Conference selection ... his senior year he was named a Chicago Tribune Top 10 Preseason Player to Watch, a second-team Mizuno All-American, a second-team All-State pick and was honored as a member of the Dupage County All-Area team ...was a 2012 All-Conference Academic honoree ... was a three-year letterwinner in soccer ... played for Sports Performance Volleyball Club in Aurora, Ill. ... led his team to a fourth place finish at the 2011 Junior Olympics 18 Open and a fifth place finish at the 2012 Junior Olympics 18 Open ... named the 2011 Palos Points Series Best Setter.
Born Zackary Gunnar Parik on April 27, 1994 in Woodridge, Ill. ... parents are Lembit and Carol Parik ... has two brothers, Kyle and Scott ... brother, Scott, was a First Team All-American in disc golf at Western Illinois ... majoring in broadcast journalism and telecommunication ... names skiing, disc golf and beach volleyball as favorite hobbies, O.A.R., Brad Paisley and Dave Matthews Band as favorite entertainers, history as favorite subject, the Chicago Bear and Chicago Blackhawks as favorite professional sports teams, Chicago-style hotdogs as favorite food, "The Things They Carried" as favorite book, "Chuck", "Survivor" and "Workaholics" as favorite TV shows, "Gladiator", "Apocalypto" and "Shawshank Redemption" as favorite movies, Russell Crowe, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell and Steve Carrell as favorite actors, Tina Fey as favorite actress and Alaska as favorite place to visit.
Why Penn State?
"I chose Penn State because of the atmosphere, academics and the quality of volleyball."