Robert Mullahey dished out the offense to a .406 success rate in his debut as playmaker.
USA VOLLEYBALL/CLUB: Played for the USAV Select A1 Red Team and USAV Youth National Training Teams, playing in New Zealand for some of that time … Played for Rochester Pacebootlegger Volleyball Club for 12 years, helping the team to a 3rd place finish at the BJNC 16 Open Division and East Coast Championship titles in 2010, 2015 and 2017.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, N.Y. in 2017 … Lettered four years on varsity as a libero and outside hitter in the Section V league for MJHS under coaches Kevin O’Dell and Dr. Christopher Parks … AVCA High School All-American second team in 2017 … Named All-Greater Rochester, USAV Magazine Fab 50 and to the Section V Tournament All-Tournament team in his senior campaign … Earned All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year, Section V Tournament MVP and N.Y. State Tournament All-Tournament Team in his junior and sophomore seasons … As a freshman, earned All-Greater Rochester honorable mention … Led team to Section V and regional Championships in 2014 and 2015 … Helped team to New York State Championship honors in 2015 … Also named a scholar-athlete and academic first honors.
PERSONAL: Son of Cal and Tammy Wickens … Father Cal is the head men’s and women’s volleyball coach at Nazareth College and mother Tammy is the bookkeeper … Tammy also played volleyball at Rochester Institute of Technology … Has two siblings, Madisson and Owen … Plans to major in Sports Administration at Pepperdine and has aspirations of being an athletic director or head volleyball coach … Lists his biggest sports hero as his father because “he is one of the main reasons why volleyball has grown to be as big as it is in Rochester” … States the most interesting thing about himself is that he “hit a hole in one at Blue Heron Golf Club at hole number five, going 187 yards with a 6 iron.”
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Jordy Nelson … Favorite pro team are the Green Bay Packers … Favorite book is Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan … Favorite movie is King Kong … Favorite TV show is The Office … Favorite musical artist is Coldplay … Favorite food is Mexican … Favorite sport other than volleyball is golf … Favorite pastimes include golfing, hanging out with friends and going to the beach.