Home: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Birth Year: 1992
High School/Grad Year: Mira Cosa High School
College: Penn State
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2010- Participated in the 2010 World Beach Championship in Porto, Portugal 2009- Participated in the World Beach Championship in Alayna, Turkey
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011- Named to the U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2010- Played for the SCVC in Southern California, was named 2010 Bay League MVP and guided his team as captain to the 2010 State Championship, a 2010 CIF Finalist, and MVP of the Karch Kiraly Tournament of Champions. Selected as 2010 Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50”, ESPN The Magazine Top 25… 2009- Named Most Improved and Best Attacker, selected as 2009 Bay League Co-MVP, guided his high school team to the 2009 Bay League Championships and finished runner-up in the CIF… 2008- Guided his team to the Best of the West Championship, guided his high school team to the Bay League Championships… 2007- Awarded as Best Blocker… 2006- Named Most Improved.
PERSONAL: Born Jace Robert Olsen on Jan. 14, 1992 in Chandler, Ariz... Parents are Jim and Gina Olsen ... he has one sister, Jordan ... His mother, Gina, played college basketball ... Interests and hobbies are going to the beach, surfing and study hall hours… Favorite type of food is Hawaiian… Favorite music artist is Kid Cudi… Favorite professional team is the Phoenix Suns and Shaq is his favorite athlete… Favorite book is Eragon… Favorite movie is Marley and Me… Favorite actor is Owen Wilson.