At Princeton — 2016: earned second-team All-EIVA honors … team co-captain … ranked seventh in the EIVA with 3.56 kills per set … had the most single-match kill total of the decade for Princeton when he recorded 33 in a five-set loss at UC San Diego … recorded 22 kills in career finale to lead Princeton past Sacred Heart … had double-digit kills in final eight matches, and in 14 of 21 overall … averaged 1.3 digs per set, including 11 against UC San Diego. 2015: ranked second on the team and 12th in the EIVA with 2.59 kills per set … earned EIVA Offensive Player of the Week honors after recording a career-best 20 kills in 3-2 comeback win over NJIT … had seven matches with double-digit kills, including 16 apiece in road matches at both Ball State and Harvard; he added a season-best 13 digs at nationally ranked Ball State … hit .500 (11-1-20) in regular season match at Penn State. 2014: earned second-team All-EIVA honors … ranked third on the team in both kills (3.03) and points (3.44) per set; both totals ranked in the Top 10 in the EIVA and in the Top 50 nationally … had a career performance in Princeton’s first win over Penn State since 1998; recorded 18 kills, three blocks and two aces, and hit .353 for the match … had 16 matches with double-digit kills, including 17 in EIVA semifinal win over Harvard … had two double-doubles, including 13-kill, 14-dig effort against nationally ranked IPFW. 2013: started 21 matches and ranked second on the team in total kills (192) and total points (212) … had nine matches with double-digit kills, including season-high 17 in road win at Saint Francis … recorded 14 kills and hit .323 in collegiate debut, a 3-1 win at No. 12 UC Santa Barbara … had 16 kills in near road upset of nationally ranked Loyola-Chicago.
Before Princeton — named to the all-tournament team at the Open Division of the 2012 USA Junior Nationals; led team to bronze medal … led Mountain View to league titles, including one as a senior; team set a program record with 31 victories … also led team to bronze medal at 2011 Junior Nationals Open Division … led club program to pair of Far Western Bid Tournament titles and several other finals … named 2012 De Anza League MVP and both Sophomore of the Year (2010) and Junior of the Year (2011) … two-time team MVP … 2012 team captain … two-time first-team All-Central Coast Section … two-time all-tournament selection for the Bellarmine Invitational … all-time kills leader at Mountain View; set Central Coast Section record with 14 kills in a single game … four-time scholar-athlete honoree … four-time junior beach tournament winner.
Personal — born Nov. 1, 1993 … son of Daniel Stearns and Carol Lobitz-Stearns … mother played college volleyball at Cal Lutheran … father is a physicist; mother is a physical therapist … has two younger brothers, Connor and Colton … enjoys hiking and playing the guitar … may study Economics at Princeton.
Unofficial Team Role — Head of Recruiting Delegations
|Hometown:||Los Altos Hills, Calif.|
|High School:||Mountain View|