Home: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Position: Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker/Opposite
Club Team/Coach: SCVC/Anjinho Bacil
High School/Grad Year: Mira Costa High School/2010
College: Stanford University
PERSONAL: Born Eric Daniel Mochalski on July 31, 1992 in Manhattan Beach, Calif. …Parents are David and Katie Mochalski…Has an older brother, Steven (1989)…Father David played professional volleyball in Holland and Italy…Father David also won a national championship with UCLA in 1982 after transferring from Ball State…David played on the Junior National Team in 1978 and 1979…Grandfather Mel played football and basketball at Marquette University…Eric played both basketball and volleyball…Has spent the last five summers volunteering at camps for children with disabilities…Spends time during the year working with such organizations as Friendship Circle, Challenger League and the Special Olympics of Southern California … Favorite food is breakfast burritos…Favorite professional team is the Green Bay Packers and his favorite athlete is Karch Kiraly…His interests include beach volleyball and basketball...Lists the “come from behind with in the CIF Championship” as his happiest memory.
Collegiate Highlights: 2011- Named to the All-MPSF Freshman team… ranked No. 2 in MPSF Conference with a hitting percentage of (.451)… won the Stanford Athletic Board Outstanding Male Freshman Award Recipient … set Stanford’s single-season record for hitting percentage in the rally-scoring era (.451… is No. 6 in Stanford single-season blocks in rally-scoring
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011- Member of the U.S. Men's Junior National Team that will compete in the FIVB Men's Junior World Championships in Brazil... 2010- U.S. Men's Junior National Team that captured the gold medal at the NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championships in Quebec, Canada... 2009 –JOVC Open 17s Division All-Tournament Team. 2008 – Beach JOVC Open 16s Division gold medal. 2007 – JOVC Open 15s Division gold medalist and named to the All-Tournament Team.
CLUB/PREP HONORS: 2010 – Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Best of the West… League Champion (Mira Costa)… Named to the All-tournament team at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions. 2009 – Named to the All-Area second team and All-Bay League first team…Won the Mira Costa University Volleyball General Excellence Award…Was a Mira Costa Male Athlete of the Year finalist…Voted to Volleyball Magazine’s High School All-American second team…Gold medal at the AAU Beach Tour championships for 18s…Silver medal at the Jr. Hermosa Beach Open 17s Division…League Champion (Mira Costa)… …Put on the Top 34 Underclassman to Watch list…Voted ESPN’s Rise Athlete of the Week. 2008 – CIF Division I Southern Section Champion and league Champion with Mira Costa…Named the Rookie of the Year award at Mira Costa …named to Volleyball Magazine’s Top 32 Underclassman to Watch, where he was only one of six sophomores.