Home/Birthplace: Shorewood, Wis./Milwaukee, Wis.
Birth Year: 1995
Position: Opposite
Height: 6’8”
Weight: 180
Club Team/Coach: North Shore Milwaukee Volleyball Club 15/Jake Nowak
High School/Grad Year: Shorewood High School/2014
College Status: Uncommitted

PERSONAL: Born Karl Jeffrey Apfelbach on October 4, 1995 to parents Edward and Kimberly… Has one sister, Alice (1999)… His favorite food is Mexican… He listens to all kinds of music and his favorite musical group is Trombone Shorty… His favorite movie is Happy Gilmore and his favorite actor is Will Ferrell… Karl’s favorite professional team is the Green Bay Packers and his favorite athlete is Clay Matthews… His interests include boating/water sports, playing and watching baseball, fishing, playing video games, listening to music, eating and following sports… Karl most admires his middle school principal, Anthony Strancke, because “he is genuinely interested in each student and treats everyone with respect, fairness and kindness. He is a positive, high-energy, can-do type of person.”

USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Selected to the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team. 2012 – Member of the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Continental Championship team that won eighth place at the USAV High Performance Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Club team won the U17 Badger Region Championships. 2012 – Club team won fifth place at the USA Volleyball U16 Junior National Championships… Club team won the U16 Badger Region Championships… Member of the Shorewood High School team that won the Woodland Conference Championship… Earned First-Team Woodland Conference honors and honorable mention WIAA All-State team honors. 2011 – Member of the Shorewood High School team that won the Woodland Conference Championship.

Updated June 2013.