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Zack Parik
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Zack Parik

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Woodridge, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove North

Height:
6-4

Position:
S


04/19/2013

No. 14 Men's Volleyball Sweeps Rutgers-Newark, 3-0

Penn State hosts NJIT on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

03/01/2013

No. 9 Men's Volleyball Sweeps Rutgers-Newark

Goodell leads the Lions in kills with nine

02/08/2013

No. 7 Men's Volleyball Storms Past Saint Francis, 3-0

Seifert posted a career-high 10 kills on .769 hitting

02/01/2013

No. 6 Nittany Lions Sweep Pfeiffer, 3-0

Kegerreis posts 11 kills and earns Player of the Game Accolades

01/27/2013

Lions Win Two in EIVA Opening Weekend

Lions defeat Sacred Heart the Harvard

Nittany Lion Career

2014 (Sophomore):
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) ... Played against No. 14 Ohio State (2/5) ... Dished out a career-high 22 assists against Erskine (2/7), adding three digs and one block ... Totaled one dig against Pfeiffer (2/8) ... Contributed 13 assists along with one block against NJIT (2/14) ... Recorded a team-high 17 assists and set a season high with one service ace and two blocks against Rutgers-Newark (2/15) ... Posted one dig against Harvard (2/22) ... Tallied one kill at Princeton (2/28) ... Saw action on the court at George Mason (3/1) and No. 14 Ohio State (3/7) ... Notched one dig vs. CSUN (3/14) ... Played at No. 2 LBSU (3/15) ... Saw action on the court at No. 1 Loyola (3/21) ... Collected one dig at No. 10 Lewis (3/22) ... Contributed one ace against Princeton (3/28) ... Collected one dig against George Mason (3/29) ... Played at No. 15 Harvard (4/4) ... Saw action on the court in the EIVA semifinals against George Mason (4/24) ... Played in the NCAA play-in match against Lewis (4/29) ... Registered two digs in the NCAA national semifinal match at No. 1 Loyola Chicago (5/1).

2013 (Freshman):
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).

High School
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.

Personal
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."

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