17 Jacek Ratajczak
|High School:||William Cullen Bryant HS|
NORTHRIDGE - 2008 Jacek Ratajczak appeared two matches and four sets during his sophomore season ... finished the season with five kills (1.25 kills/set) in 11 swings for a .182 hitting clip ... also added two blocks (0.50 b/s) and two digs (0.50 d/s) ... knocked down a season-high five kills in the season-opener against No. 13 Stanford (Jan. 4) ... also recorded two digs and one block assist in the same match ... also saw action against Stanford on Feb. 9 and posted one block assist. 2007 Ratajczak appeared in seven matches and nine games as a true freshman ... at 7-0 became the tallest player ever to appear in an MPSF match as well as play at Cal State Northridge ... recorded nine kills in 17 swings for a .353 hitting clip for the season ... recorded his first collegiate kill at No. 14 Pacific (Jan. 13) and tallied a career-high four kills in 10 swings against No. 3 UCLA (Jan. 19) ... also recorded his first career block against the Bruins (Jan. 19) ... also recorded a pair of digs during his first collegiate season. BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in both volleyball and basketball at William Cullen Bryant High School in Long Island City, N.Y. ... earned PSAL Heisman Award as a senior in 2006 and was PSAL Snapple Volleyball Player of the Year in 2005 ... had the most kills (201) in the PSAL in 2006 and was the Seward Park tournament MVP in 2005 and 2006 ... was named Most Improved Player in 2004 ... the Owls won the PSAL championship in 2005 ... was also the team captain of the Owls basketball team that finished 12-0 in 2006 ... graduated in 2006. PERSONAL Born November 24, 1986 in Warsaw, Poland ... the only child of Iwona and Pawel Razjczak ... competed in the Empire State Games for the New York team in 2005 and 2006 ... favorites include the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James ... lists "The Simpsons" and "The Office" as his favorite TV shows and "Rocky" and "Anchorman" as his favorite movie ... says former BYU All-American Victor Batista is the best athlete he's ever played against ... once met volleyball star Karch Kiraly ... major is Psychology.