FAIRFAX, Va. – Former George Mason University men's volleyball opposite hitter Jack Wilson has signed a contract to begin his professional career in Finland.
Wilson will suit up for Kokkolan Tiikerit, a historic program that has captured three Finnish Cup titles in recent seasons. The team also plays in the Championship League, which serves as the most prestigious international club competition in the world.
"I'm looking forward to playing with Tiikerit and am grateful for the opportunity to compete professionally in Europe," Wilson said. "It is something I have always wanted to do. I can't thank everyone at Mason and all of my past teams enough for all of the support they have given me over the years."
Wilson recently wrapped up a stellar career for the Green & Gold. He leaves Fairfax ranked fifth the school's rally scoring era in service aces (101), sixth in kills (1025) and 20th in digs (276). He earned First Team All-EIVA accolades as a senior in 2017 after leading the Patriots in kills (331), kills per set (3.48), points (390.5), points per set (4.11) and service aces (31).
"We are excited for Jack on taking this next step in his volleyball career," head coach Jay Hosack said. "Playing professional volleyball overseas is not an easy task, but he is certainly up to the challenge. I'm excited to see with all that he has accomplished here, how that's going to translate into his future career. It's always good to have a Mason player in the pro ranks and we can't wait to follow his career as it progresses."