Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
Birth Year: 1985
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-5 (198cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93kg)
College: UC Irvine
Joined Team: 2008
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2012 – FIVB World League (Silver Medal). 2011 – NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship (Silver Medal)… London Test Event (Bronze Medal)… Pan American Cup (Silver Medal). 2010 - Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2009 – Brazil Tour... 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)… FIVB World League. 2008 – America’s Cup... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2007 – World University Games (Bronze Medal).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Was an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team... Traveled for the second weekend of World League in France but did not play. 2011 – Played in seven sets and started five at the NORCECA Championship, where the U.S. Men finished second to Cuba. Scored 17 points on 16 kills and one block. Hitting efficiency was 0.577 and kill percent was 62. Played in nine sets of the London Test Event, starting three, and scoring 15 points on 12 kills, two blocks and one ace… Was on the 20-man roster for the 2011 FIVB World League but did not play… Tied with David Smith as the second-leading scorer at the 2011 Pan American Cup in Canada with 45 points on 36 kills, four blocks and five aces. His hitting efficiency was 0.451. His kill percent was 63.4. 2010 – Played the winter of 2010-11 for Olympiakos in the Hellenic League... Played on the U.S. Men's A2 Team that won the Pan American Cup in San Juan, Puerto Rico... Named the tournament MVP and Best Spiker... Led all spikers with 59 kills and eight errors on 110 total attempts (53.64 success percentage). Concluded the tournament with a total of 75 points, good for second place among leading scorers... Finished fifth among all blockers with an average of 0.67 blocks per set... Was the United States' leading server and 10th overall with four aces and four faults on 72 attempts for an average of 0.22 aces per set... Was the United States' leading receiver and seventh overall with 51 excellent receptions and four faults on 83 attempts for an efficiency percentage of 56.63... Played the 2009-10 winter season for Leones de Ponce, but had to leave the team early due to injury. 2009 – Finished the season with a .600 hitting percentage, with 27 kills and no errors on 45 attempts in 15 sets. Finished the season averaging 1.93 points per set... Accompanied the team on a Tour of Brazil, playing in five exhibition matches... Was the United States’ third-leading scorer and seventh overall as the U.S. Men won the 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F held Aug. 15-17 in Irvine, Calif. Finished with 22 points on 20 kills and two aces. Finished third among all spikers with 20 kills and four errors in 31 attempts for a success percentage of 64.52… Helped the U.S. Men finish sixth in the FIVB World League tournament. 2008 – Played on the U.S. Men's Team that finished fifth at the America's Cup in Brazil... Was an alternate for the U.S. Men's Olympic Team... Played on the gold-medal winning 2008 Pan American Cup team (June 2-7 in Winnipeg, Manitoba)... Scored 32 points on 25 kills, five blocks and two aces in the tournament... Was a member of the U.S. Men's Training Team that traveled to Japan to prepare the Japanese squad for Olympic qualification from May 17-25. 2007 – Helped the U.S. men win the bronze medal at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. 2005 – Played on the U.S. Junior National Team that finished eighth in the 2005 FIVB Men's U-21 World Volleyball Championships in Andhra Pradesh, India. 2004 – Helped the U.S. Junior National Team to a second place finish at the 2004 NORCECA Junior Men's Volleyball Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2007 – Helped UC Irvine to the NCAA Division I Men's Volleyball National Championship... Jayson was named second-team All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)... Second team All-MPSF selection... Named to the NCAA all-tournament team after totaling 32 kills in two matches... In the postseason, he averaged 4.30 kills and 4.89 points per game... Averaged 3.89 kills, 1.58 digs and 4.61 points per game overall... Led the team against MPSF opponents with a 3.80 kill average... Ranked 18th nationally in aces (.371). Also was fourth in aces (0.38) among MPSF players and 10th in points per game (4.57)... UCI's all-time ace leader with 128. Had 46 aces, firing at least one in 28 of 34 matches this year. 46 aces tied for second in the season record book... Totaled kills in double-digits in 29 of 34 matches... Ends his career second in kills with 1,528 and in career attack attempts (3,081). Fourth in career digs (595)... Named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week Jan. 22... Named to the 2007 Elephant Bar All-Tournament team. 2006 – Named AVCA National Player of the Year as well as MPSF Player of the Year... First team All-America and All-MPSF... Named UCI's Male Athlete of the Year... First-team Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American and Player of the Year... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament team... Averaged 4.17 kills per game which ranked 17th in the country, was 18th in points (4.89) and 11th in aces (.367)... Also averaged 1.61 digs and 0.65 blocks per game... Led the team with 40 service aces, which ranked second most in a season at UCI... Had 454 kills, which is seventh in the UCI season records and 892 attempts which is 10th... Following the end of the season, he ranks seventh in career kills (1,046), 10th in attempts (2,102) and fourth in aces (82)... Named AVCA National Player of the Week and MPSF Player of the Week on Feb. 13 and AVCA National Player of the Week on Mar. 20. 2005 – Named second-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF)... Named second team All-American by Volleyball Magazine... Led the team in kills, averaging 4.03 per game... Averaged 1.26 digs and 0.59 blocks per game... Totaled 27 service aces... Averaged 21 kills over the last five matches... Recorded kills in double-figures 24 times... Led the team against conference opponents with a 4.09 kill average, which ranked sixth in the league... Ranked eighth in points (4.70) among MPSF players... Named MPSF Player of the Week Feb. 7... Totaled 415 kills which ranks eighth most in a season at UCI, also had 814 attack attempts which is 10th best in a season... Fired five service aces against Cal State Northridge which is tied for the second best mark in a match... Hit .750 against UC Santa Barbara to rank sixth in match hitting percentage. 2004 – Third on the team in kills, averaging 2.54 per game... Averaged 1.37 digs and 0.57 blocks per game... Totaled 15 service aces... Recorded kills in double-figures seven times.
PERSONAL: Born Jayson Michael Jablonsky in 1985, in Orange, Calif.... Parents are Paul and Betty Jablonsky... Has two older siblings, Matt and Heather... Jayson married Tammara Koehler in July of 2009... Jayson attended Esperanza High School (1999-2003) where he also played soccer... Played for the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club... Studied criminology at UC Irvine... Sushi is his favorite food... J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" is his favorite book... His favorite movie is Edward Scissorhands... The Office is his favorite television show... Listens to rock music with AFI as his favorite band... Likes to watch hockey and the Anaheim Ducks are his favorite professional team... Enjoys playing the guitar, the beach and trying to surf... His happiest moment in life has yet to come, but his fondest sports memory was winning the 2007 NCAA Division I men's volleyball national championship.
Updated October, 2012