At Princeton — 2014: team tri-captain … averaged 1.8 kills and 1.3 digs in 29 sets of action … had season-high 10 kills in EIVA win over Rutgers-Newark … had eight kills apiece in consecutive wins over Rutgers, Pfeiffer and Mount Olive … recorded at least six digs in four matches, including eight in win at Pfeiffer … hit .327 for the season. 2013: recorded 23 kills, 25 digs and 16 blocks in helping Princeton return to the EIVA playffs … had season-high nine kills in EIVA win over Sacred Heart … had seven kills, three digs and two blocks in victory over Rutgers … had season-high 20 assists and eight digs at George Mason … played in multiple positions, including opposite and setter, in 32 sets. 2012: had season-best 16 kills in 3-2 win over Kean and added 14 kills apiece against NJIT and Saint Francis … recorded four kills and six blocks in near upset of Penn State … had nine kills and four assists in win at UC-San Diego … had 10 kills, eight digs and three blocks against Harvard. 2011: led Princeton in both kills (2.68) and points (3.29) in his first season as outside hitter … ranked third in the EIVA with .39 service aces per set … started every match and played 82 sets … recorded season-best 19 kills at Harvard … had double-digit kills in 11 matches … recorded season-high eight digs against both Hope International and George Mason … had multiple service aces in 11 matches … hit .424 with 17 kills and only three errors in home victory over Juniata.
Before Princeton — winner of the Coach’s Award and selected as Bellarmine College Prepatory’s MVP … team captain … MVP of the Dos Pueblos tournament; selected to all-tournament team … selected to WCAL first team as a junior … WCAL MVP as a senior … CCS Junior of the Year … CCS first-team selection in both junior and senior year … finished fifth, seventh and tenth at Junior Olympics … invited twice to national high performance camps.
Personal — born September 10, 1991 … son of Jim and Kim Stapleton … father is a CMO; mother is an office manager … has a brother Christopher … winner of the General Excellence, the History Scholar, and the Bob Fatjo Sportsmanship and Leadership Award … enjoys listening to music, especially classic rock … interested in economics and the social sciences.
Unofficial Team Role — Director of Dramaturgy
|City/State:||San Jose, Calif.|
|High School:||Bellarmine College Prep|