#4 Joe Zahalka
Joe Zahalka Image
Height: 6-3
Class: SR
Position: OH
Hometown: Downers Grove, Ill.
Previous School: Downers Grove South


2012:  Played in all 26 of team's matches ... recorded 53 kills, 118 digs, 19 total blocks and eight service aces on the season.

2011:  Played in all 26 of team's matches ... posted 98 kills, 131 digs, 27 total blocks and 11 service aces on the season.

2010:  Played in 26 of team's 27 matches as a freshman ... finished third on team with 142 kills ... also recorded 125 digs and 11 service aces ... tied for third on team with 41 total blocks.

Prep:  Played volleyball at Downers Grove South High School in Downers Grove, Ill.

Career Bests:

Kills:  13, vs. Siena Heights University (Mich.) on Feb. 28, 2011
Digs:  13 (twice), most recent vs. Carthage College (Wis.) on Jan. 14, 2011
Aces:  3, vs. Robert Morris University (Ill.) on Jan. 23, 2012
Blocks:  5 (twice), most recent vs. Clarke University (Iowa) on Jan. 28, 2011
Assists:  3, vs. Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.) on Jan. 18, 2012

Roster for 2012-13 Men's Volleyball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Dan NelsonJRDS/L5-9 Alsip, Ill.Shepard
4Joe ZahalkaSROH6-3 Downers Grove, Ill.Downers Grove South
5Justin CousinJROH/RS6-3 Oak Park, Ill.Oak Park-River Forest
7Dan FrenchSOS6-3 Chicago, Ill.Notre Dame H.S.
8Sam KullFRMB6-5 Darien, Ill.Downers Grove South
9Evan MuysJRRS/MB6-6 Orland Park, Ill.Sandburg
10Sean BlackwoodSOMB6-5 Manhattan, Ill.Lincoln-Way Central
11Benjamin TruongFRRS/DS5-10 North Aurora, Ill.West Aurora
15Jacob SiskaJRRS/S6-6 Hometown, Ill.Oak Lawn Community
22J.T. O'ConnellJRMB6-5 Evergreen Park, Ill.Brother Rice
34Nick PiccirilloSRRS6-4 Oak Lawn, Ill.St. Rita
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Head Coach
4th season
Anne Kuziela Image
Assistant Coach
4th season