As a Senior in 2010: Started all 30 matches to complete his career as a four-year starter on both a last-place team (3-25 in 2007) and national champion (24-6 in 2010) ... AVCA second-team All-America ... earned MPSF Tournament Most Valuable Player honors for hitting .383 with 61 kills, 22 digs, 10 blocks, and three aces in three matches ... set school rally-scoring-era kills record with a final career total of 1,781 ... three-time team kills leader (2007-09) earning a career-high of 37 kills against Pepperdine (April 9) which happened to be the second-highest nationally for the 2010 season ... ranked 12th in the nation for kills per game (4.58) and 24th in the nation in aces per game (0.33) ... second in Stanford history in career kills per set in the rally-scoring era (4.39) ... named to NCAA All-Tournament team after helping Stanford to its first national title since 1997 with a total of 26 kills, .365 hitting percentage, 10 digs, 5 blocks, and 3 aces in the NCAA final four ... had a 15-kill, 2-error performance in 26 attacks (.500) in the semifinal sweep of Ohio State (May 6) ... named to the MPSF second team and the MPSF All-Academic team ... earned the Stanford Athletic Board's Jake Gimbel Award, as senior male with the best competitive attitude ... played in 410 sets, the second-highest in school history.
As a Junior in 2009: Broke school career record for kills in the rally-scoring era (since 2001) with season-ending total of 1,295 ... led team in kills for the third consecutive season, with collegiate career-best 485 ... All-MPSF honorable mention selection ... MPSF Academic All-Conference choice ... Romero broke the career kills record during a 17-kill performance that led to an upset of No. 2 Cal State Northridge (March 3), earning him MPSF Player of the Week honors ... ranked 11th in the nation in kills per set (4.33)... Played in all 32 matches, started 30 ... ranked second behind Garrett Werner in total blocks with 92, including a nine-block match against Long Beach State (Jan. 9) that included seven solos ... had team season-high 28 kills in five-set loss at UCLA (Feb. 5) ... helped beat the Bruins with a 16k-1e-29a-.517 performance (April 18).
As a Sophomore in 2008: Played and started in all 28 matches ... Stanford's kill leader for the second consecutive season ... his 426 kills and 4.44 kills per set each ranks among Stanford's single-season top five ... earned AVCA National Player of the Week (the first for Stanford since Curt Toppel in 2003) and co-MPSF Player of the Week for his performances against Hawai'i and UC Santa Cruz for the week of Feb. 26-March 3 ... had a combined 49 kills (.416), 12 digs and two aces in two victories over Hawai'i Feb. 27-28, including three consecutive kills to draw Stanford even in fifth set of first match ... had collegiate-high 34 kills in victory over Ball State Feb. 2, including consecutive fifth-set kills at 12-10 to bring Stanford to match point ... collegiate high of 11 digs against UCLA April 11 ... named to MPSF All-Academic team.
As a Freshman in 2007: Led team with 384 kills, averaging 4.00 per set ... twice had highs of 22 kills, against USC (Feb. 23) and Pepperdine (April 6).
High School/Club: Lettered four years at Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Opa-locka, Fla., though he had never played volleyball until his freshman year ... All-Miami-Dade County selection in 2005 and 2006 ... did not play club ball until joining the South Florida Volleyball Club of Miami in 2004.
Personal: Son of Jesus and Iliana Romero ... has a sister, Erika ... majoring in management science and engineering ... hobbies include playing sports, spending time with family and friends, going to the beach and playing the guitar.