Mark Burik
18 Mark Burik
Hometown:
Queens, N.Y.

High School:
St. Francis Prep

Last College:
Delaware

Height:
6-3

Position:
Outside Hitter

2008: Returned from an injury at the start of the season to see action in 21 matches, including 17 starts, and 80 games... Named Second-Team EIVA All-East... Named the EIVA Tait Division Player of the Week on April 15... Ranked 11th in the nation and seventh in the EIVA in aces per game with an average of 0.41... Seven service aces in the final match of the regular season against NJIT tied him for the third highest single-match total in the history of the men's volleyball program... 31 aces ranks as the eighth-highest total during a single-season in school history during the rally-scoring era... Third on the team in kills per game (2.22) and points per game (2.90)... Recorded 46 total blocks during the season... Averaged 1.51 digs per game, finishing with 121 digs on the season... Recorded a receiving percentage of .967... EIVA All-Academic Team Member... George Mason Scholar-Athlete.

2007: Played in all 22 matches, receiving playing time in 80 games... Second on the team in aces, aces per game, digs and digs per game... Made only 28 receiving errors in 543 attempts... Second-Team EIVA All-East... Named to the EIVA All-Academic Team... Recipient of the Aimee Willard Commemorative Award at the annual student-athlete awards banquet... Served two aces and recorded six digs against Ball State on Jan. 19... Had eight digs and six kills against No. 7 Penn State on Feb. 10... Tallied 13 kills against Juniata on Feb. 15 and tied a career-high with 12 digs... Registered 15 kills and five digs against Rutgers-Newark at The Golden Dome Classic on Feb. 24... Recorded a career-best 19 kills along with eight digs against NJIT at The Golden Dome Classic on Feb. 25... Had 12 kills and three blocks against No. 7 Ohio State on March 4... Had 13 kills against Princeton on March 9... Finished with 13 kills and a team-high eight digs against St. Francis (Pa.) on March 10... Had nine digs and set a new career high with four total blocks against No. 15 Ball State on March 23... Led the team with nine digs against NYU on March 30... Set a new career high with six aces and tied a career high with four total blocks against Juniata on March 31... Hit .643 with 10 kills on 14 swings against Rutgers-Newark on April 6... Tied for the team lead with seven digs against No. 6 Penn State on April 7... Set a new career high with a .667 hitting percentage to go along with a match-high seven digs against East Stroudsburg on April 13... Tied a career high with 12 digs against Princeton on April 14... Made the Dean's List during the fall semester... Made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll during the spring semester.

2006: Appeared in 27 of the Patriots' 28 matches and played in 74 total games... Posted a hitting percentage of .358 on the season... Set career highs with 12 kills and a .632 hitting percentage against Ball State on March 3... Had a career best two aces against Penn State on March 25... Reached double-digit dig totals twice during the season, with a career-high 12 against Quincy on Feb. 4 and 10 against Juniata on Feb. 24... Named to the EIVA All-Academic Team.

At Delaware: Played club volleyball while at the University of Delaware as the Blue Hens do not have a varsity team... Was named to the NIRSA National Club Volleyball Championships All-Tournament Team.

Prep: Attended St. Francis Prep, playing four years of football, three years of baseball and one year of volleyball... High school coach was Kevin Colucci... Received school's award for excellence in physical education... Named All-Queens in baseball as a senior... As a junior, named All-Long Island for volleyball and selected to the NYC Empire State volleyball team.

Personal: Full name is Mark Edwin Burik... Born Aug. 12, 1985... Parents are Elaine and Bruce Burik... Has three brothers, Kevin, 29, Brian, 31 and Scott, 33... Brian played baseball at John Jay College while Scott played football for St. John's University... A 2003 graduate of St. Francis Prep... Majoring in exercise science.

CAREER STATISTICS
YR	GP	K	E	TA	PCT	A	SA	D	BS	BA	TB
2006	74	38	9	81	.358	8	5	74	0	3	3
2007	80	199	78	485	.249	14	25	140	10	37	47
2008	80	178	88	468	.192	15	31	121	1	45	46
Totals	234	415	175	1034	.232	37	61	335	11	85	96

SINGLE-MATCH CAREER HIGHS KILLS: 19, vs. NJIT, 2/25/07 TOTAL ATTEMPTS: 41, twice, last vs. Ball State, 2/8/08 HITTING PERCENTAGE: .667 (9K, 1E, 12A), vs. East Stroudsburg, 4/13/07 ASSISTS: 3, at Penn State, 2/10/07 ACES: 7, vs. NJIT, 4/12/08 DIGS: 15, vs. Ohio State, 2/9/08 BLOCK SOLOS: 2, vs. Penn State, 4/7/07 BLOCK ASSISTS: 4, four times, last at Ball State, 4/5/08 TOTAL BLOCKS: 4, six times, last at Ball State, 4/5/08

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