15 Aaron Zalewski
15 Aaron Zalewski
Height: 6-4
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, Ill.
High School: Adlai E. Stevenson
Position: MH
Major: Undecided
Team: Adversity Volleyball Club

2014: Played in 69 sets...102 kills...76 blocks...11 aces...ranked second on the team in blocks...registered 10 kills and five blocks versus #6 UC Santa Cruz (4/5)...produced eight blocks against #1 SUNY New Paltz (2/25)...posted eight kills and five blocks versus #7 Elmira (2/8)...generated seven kills and a .778 hitting percentage against Southern Vermont (4/5)...totaled seven blocks and six kills versus #6 Stevens in the UVC Tournament quarterfinals (4/12)...UVC All-Academic.

Off the Court at MIT: Major is undecided.

Why I Chose MIT: I chose MIT because it offered me some of the best resources and opportunities to grow out of any school in the nation. I knew that the classes at MIT would challenge me, and the people there would help me learn as well. I really appreciate the spirit of collaboration at MIT, and I learn just as much from my peers as I do from my professors. MIT provided the opportunity to learn and gain hands on research experience that wasn't matched anywhere else.

High School: A 2013 graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School...captain...two-time all-conference...2011 Lake Shore Area Rookie of the Year...varsity letterwinner...National Honor Society...Fellowship of Christian Athletes president...National Merit Scholar...Math Team state competitor...2011 ICTM State Math Competition first place relay and 2012 Algebra II team member...AP Scholar with Distinction.

Club: Adversity Volleyball Club...finished fifth at the 2012 Boys Junior National Championship in the 17 Open Division and earned all-tournament team honors...was fifth at the 2013 Boys Junior National Championship in the 18 Open Division.