Home/Birthplace: Chicago, Ill./Chicago, Ill.
Birth Year: 1996
Position: Outside Hitter
Club Team/Coach: Powerhouse VBC/Thomas Guzi
High School/Grad Year: Walter Payton College Prep/2014
College Status: Uncommitted
PERSONAL: Born Earl Maximilian Schultz May 7, 1996, in Chicago, Ill. to parents Kenneth and Sheila… Has one sister Michelle (1994)… His hobbies include both indoor and beach volleyball, basketball, 16-inch softball, baseball, dancing, modeling and acting… His favorite foods are steak, deep dish pizza and vegetables… His favorite book is Goodnight Moon… He listens to hip-hop, rap and electronic music and his favorite musicians are Lupe Fiasco, Childish Gambino and Clark & Division... Earl's favorite professional sports team is the Chicago Bulls and his favorite athletes are Michael Jordan, Leonel Marshall and Derrick Rose… His favorite movie is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and his favorite actors are Will Smith, Emma Watson and Emma Stone… He most admires his sister Michelle because she introduced volleyball to him, and he learned by watching her play. He says, "I've always looked up to her as a role model academically and athletically. Her passion and drive have helped keep me on a successful path."… The happiest moment in his life was winning the bronze medal in Tijuana, Mexico with the 2012 Boys' Youth National Team, which was his first experience with USA Volleyball... Earl is a three-varsity sport athlete in high school, playing volleyball, basketball, and 16-inch softball.
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 - Selected to the Boys' Youth National Training Team. 2012 - Selected to the Boys’ Youth National Team that won a bronze medal at the HP Championships and qualified for World Championships... Participated in USA Volleyball's High Performance Holiday Camp.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 - Named to Volleyball Magazine's "Underclassmen to Watch" list. 2011 - Named to the All-Tournament team at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship in the 16U division… Placed fifth in that tournament… Won Most Outstanding Player in the Chicago Public Schools Boys Volleyball City Championship as he led his team to a first-place finish… Received MVP at Walter Payton Prep for the 2010/2011 season... Won fifth place at the Club Junior Nationals with the Naperville VBC.
Updated June 2013.