Name: Jack Bittker.
Sport/position: Volleyball/outside hitter.
Family: Parents, Lori and Jim; brother, Max, 21; brother, Sam, 19.
Academics: 95 average.
Last week: Finished with 15 kills during a victory in three sets over Fairport that clinched Penfield’s first Monroe County division title in six years. He also had nine kills Oct. 22 during a win in three sets over Victor.
The Patriots are 15-1 overall, 12-0 in division play, and contenders for the Section V Class A Championship. Sectionals begin Oct. 30.
About me: Team MVP in 2014 after his first varsity season, an award also won by his brother, Sam, who plays at Nazareth College. Players vote for the award. … 6-foot-3 inches and 185 pounds. … Wears uniform No. 15. “That was my brother’s number. He graduated two years ago. He’s a big role model for me.” … Also plays with Pace Bootlegger club team. The club’s 15/16-year-old team that included Bittker placed third at the 2015 nationals. … “I’m looking at going to George Mason University (Va.) or Princeton (N.J.). He plans to major in computer engineering. “I love math. I’m taking calculus BC, that’s two years accelerated. My oldest brother Max — he’s a genius. He didn’t play volleyball, but he actually won a hackathon.” … Favorite athlete is Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. … “I eat so much, I love food. I like sushi. There is this all-you-can-eat sushi place in Gates. You pay $20 and I’ll get $80 worth of sushi.”
Girls Athlete of the Week: Claire Myers