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Princeton M. Volleyball BIO
11 Jeff Stapleton

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

Year SP K K/s E TA Pct. Ast SA SE RE D BS BA TB Pts.
2011 82 220 2.68 133 549 .158 14 32 83 35 87 2 31 33 269.5
2012 68 121 1.78 63 308 .188 11 2 10 26 71 3 28 31 140.0
2013 32 23 0.72 9 55 .255 88 3 8 0 3 1 5 6 35.5
2014 29 51 1.76 15 110 .327 0 11 12 9 38 1 6 7 66.0
Totals 211 415 2.0 220 1022 .191 113 48 113 70 199 7 70 77 511.0


Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
City/State: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Bellarmine College Prep
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