Home/Birthplace: Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove, Ill.
Birth Year: 1993
Position: Outside Hitter
Club Team/Coach: Sports Performance/Bryan Johnwick
High School/Grad Year: Downers Grove North/2011
College: Lewis University
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Selected to the Men’s Junior National Training Team. 2012 – Selected to the U.S. Men's Junior National Team (MJNT) that won the NORCECA Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo., and qualified for the 2013 FIVB World Championship… Best server in the MJNT NORCECA championship. 2011– Selected to the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team. 2008/09- Selected for the A1 High Performance Camp. 2010 – Selected to the Youth A2 team. 2009 – Youth Holiday Camp…Selected to Youth A1.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Named Best Server at the NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championship... Finished with eight aces and 14 faults on 44 attempts, averaging .5 aces per set. 2011– Played on the Boys’ Youth National Team that competed in the Under-19 Pan American Cup in Mexicali, Mexico (Bronze).
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Named a 2011 All-American…Named All-Conference and All-Area at Downers Grove North in 2011… Named Player of the Year by the Chicago Sun Times…An All-Conference selection 2009-2011....Selected as a AVCA 2011 High School All-American.
COLLEGE: 2013 – Plays at Lewis University… Saw action in 53 sets and chalked up 57 kills, 28 blocks and 8 aces. 2012 – Saw action in 112 sets his freshman year…tallied 201 kills and 47 blocks… Recipient of Lewis' Delahanty Award for academic excellence among student athletes and a member of the MIVA Academic All-Conference team.
PERSONAL: Born Gregory “Greg” Charles Petty (1993) in Downers Grove, Ill. … Parents are Howard III and Cheryl Petty…Gregory has one brother named Howard IV “Jay” Petty (1990) who also plays volleyball for Lewis University… Greg is currently studying physics and aeronautical engineering at Lewis University… Favorite foods is seafood… His favorite thing to read is the Eragon series… Gregory lists Inception and Lord of the Rings as his favorite movies... His favorite team is the Green Bay Packers and favorite athlete is Jackie Robinson…Favorite musical artists Eminem and Killswitch Engage… Hobbies include playing sports, lifting, relaxing and video gaming…Gregory admires his brother, Jay, because he has always been the person he has looked up to…Greg lists the happiest moment of his life as winning the MIVA Conference tournament playing right next to his brother, Jay.
Updated May 2013