10 Patrick Vatterott
10 Patrick Vatterott
Height: 6-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Kirkwood
Position: MH
Major: Computer Science
Team: St. Louis High Performance Volleyball Club

2012: Played in 116 sets...143 kills...13 aces...57 digs...120 blocks...led the team in blocks and ranked fifth in kills...was 14th in the country in blocks per set (1.03)...tallied 10 kills, a .471 hitting percentage, and eight blocks versus NYU (3/3)...posted a season-high nine blocks against Medaille (4/6)...collected seven digs at Fontbonne (3/10)...Endicott College Tournament all-tournament team...currently ranks fourth all-time at MIT in block assists (286) and total blocks (331), sixth in hitting percentage (.297), seventh in blocks per set (.99), and tied for eighth in solo blocks (45).

2011: Played in 101 sets...205 kills...0.370 hitting percentage...22 aces...89 blocks...led the team in blocks and ranked fourth in kills...notched 12 kills at Regis (1/20)...earned three aces at SUNY New Paltz (1/23)...collected four digs against Elms (1/22), Emmanuel (1/23), and Wentworth (3/25)...amassed 12 blocks versus Philadelphia Biblical (4/2)...MIT Invitational All-Tournament Team...NECVA New England second team all-division...NECVA All-Academic Team.

2010: Played in 119 sets...248 kills...0.324 hitting percentage...122 blocks...led the team in blocks and ranked fourth in kills...posted 13 kills against Emerson (1/26) and Milwaukee School of Engineering (3/6)...had two aces at Daniel Webster (3/12)...tallied eight blocks versus Endicott (2/9) and Milwaukee School of Engineering (3/6)...NECVA New England Division Rookie of the Week (2/15).

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in computer science...completed an internship with Osram Opto in Regensburg, Germany...Sigma Chi.

Why I Chose MIT: When I was researching schools as a junior in high school, I had the opportunity to visit MIT and meet current students as well as the volleyball coaches. Before visiting, I was apprehensive about the social dynamic of the school, as well as the competitiveness of the volleyball program. However, visiting and having the chance to interact with those I would see on a daily basis during my time at MIT made me comfortable that I would fit in well at the school, and helped convince me that I would have the opportunity to play volleyball at a high level. Those factors, combined with the academic rigor and reputation of MIT made my decision easy.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Kirkwood High School...captain...all-conference...Parkway Central first team all-tournament.

Club: St. Louis High Performance Volleyball Club (two years).

Personal: Son of Mimi and Jim Vatterott.