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2011 U.S. Men’s Na onal Team FIVB World Cup Media Kit 2008 Olympic and World League Gold Medalist Ranked No. 4 in the World Olympic Games: 1964, 1968, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 1984 Gold Medalist - Olympic Games 1988 Gold Medalist - Olympic Games 1992 Bronze Medalist - Olympic Games


Table of Contents Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................ 3 Fast Facts .................................................................................................................................................... 4 2011 World Cup Roster/Pronuncia on Guide/Roster Stats ......................................................................... 5 2011 World Cup Preview ......................................................................................................................... 6-7 2011 U.S. Men’s World Cup Schedule.......................................................................................................... 8 2010 U.S. Men’s Na onal Team Sta s cs (sponsored by DataProject) ......................................................... 9 2011 U.S. Men’s Na onal Team Sta s cs (sponsored by DataProject) ....................................................... 10 U.S. Men’s 2010 Results ............................................................................................................................ 11 U.S. Men’s 2011 Results ............................................................................................................................ 12 Match Recaps for 2011 Pan American Cup ........................................................................................... 14-16 Match Recaps for 2011 FIVB World League .......................................................................................... 18-47 Match Recaps for London Interna onal Invita onal............................................................................. 48-50 Match Recaps for NORCECA Con nental Championship ....................................................................... 51-53 Photo Roster/Autograph Card for Team USA at FIVB World Cup ................................................................ 54 U.S. Men’s Na onal Team World Championship Player Bios................................................................. 55-74 U.S. Men’s Na onal Team Staff Bios..................................................................................................... 75-77 Past Olympians......................................................................................................................................... 78 U.S. Men’s Na onal Team All-Time Results Versus Interna onal Compe

on ........................................... 79

Interna onal Volleyball Fact Sheet ...................................................................................................... 80-83 USA Volleyball Fact Sheet ......................................................................................................................... 84

Credits: The 2011 U.S. Men’s Na onal Team World League Media Guide is a copyrighted publica on produced by USA Volleyball. Content: B.J. Hoeptner Evans, USA Volleyball Manager of Media Rela ons and Publica ons Design assistance: Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball Associate Director of Media Rela ons and Publica ons USA Volleyball, 715 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Phone: (719) 228-6800 E-Mail: info@usav.org Web Site: www.usavolleyball.org

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Fast Facts 2008 Beijing Olympic Champions

Newsport Photo Back row from left: Marv Dunphy, David Lee, Scott Touzinsky, Gabe Gardner, Ryan Millar, Hugh McCutcheon, John Speraw, Ron Larsen, Carl McGown Front row from left: Dr. Chris Koutures, Aaron Brock, Riley Salmon, Sean Rooney, Tom Hoff, Rich Lambourne, Kevin Hansen, Reid Priddy, Lloy Ball, Jamie Morrison, Clay Stanley, Rob Browning

Headquarters: Address: Phone: Fax: Web site:

The American Sports Centers in Anaheim, Calif. 1500 Anaheim Blvd., Suite. 125 Anaheim, CA 92805 (714) 917-3535 (714) 917-3536 USAVolleyball.org

Head Coach: Phone: E-mail:

Alan Knipe (714) 783-0538 Alan.Knipe@USAV.org

Media Inquiries: Address:

B.J. Hoeptner Evans USA Volleyball National Office 715 South Circle Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (719) 228-6800 BJ.Evans@USAV.org

Phone: E-mail:

International Federation: The FIVB (Federation Internationale de Volleyball — www.fivb.org) Regional Confederation: NORCECA (North, Central America and Caribbean — www.norceca.org) Sponsors: City of Anaheim, American Sports Center, Mizuno, Molten, Data Project

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U.S. Men’s 2011 World Cup Roster No. Name

Pos.

Age Ht.

Wt.

Hometown

College

1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 17

OH OH Opp MB L OH OH MB L MB Opp S OH MB

24 28 26 29 36 25 33 33 35 29 33 29 26 24

190 220 250 231 198 205 196 216 196 210 230 205 187 198

West Seneca, N.Y. Wheaton, Ill. Pleasanton, Calif. Alpine, Calif. Tus n, Calif. Lakewood, Calif. Richmond, Va. Alpine, Utah League City, Texas Fountain Valley, Calif. Honolulu, Hawaii Newport Beach, Calif. San Clemente, Calif. Cincinna , Ohio

Penn State Pepperdine UCSB Long Beach State BYU Long Beach State Loyola Marymount BYU Pierce College BYU Hawaii Stanford UC Irvine Penn State

Ma Anderson Sean Rooney Evan Patak David Lee Rich Lambourne Paul Lotman Reid Priddy Ryan Millar Riley Salmon Russell Holmes Clay Stanley Kevin Hansen Brian Thornton Max Holt

6-10 6-9 6-8 6-8 6-3 6-7 6-5 6-8 6-6 6-8 6-9 6-5 6-3 6-9

Head Coach: Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) Assistant Coach: Gary Sato (Los Angeles, Calif.) Technical Coordinator: Chris Jackson (Springfield, Mass.) Athle c Trainer: Aaron Brock (Storm Lake, Iowa)

Pronuncia on Guide 3 Evan Patak.....................................................................................................................PAT-ek (rhymes with attic) 9 Ryan Millar......................................................................................................................Mill-AR (not like Miller)

Roster Sta s cs Minimum Age: 24.6 (Ma Anderson) Maximum Age: 36.5 (Rich Lambourne) Average Age: 30.1 Minimum Height: 6-3 (Rich Lambourne/Brian Thornton) Maximum Height: 6-10 (Ma Anderson) Average Height: 6-7 Minimum Na onal Team Selec ons: 37 (Max Holt) Maximum Na onal Team Selec ons: 279 (Ryan Millar) Average Na onal Team Selec ons: 137

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2011 FIVB World Cup Preview the tournament and a number of combina ons on who can qualify for the Olympic Games.”

Twelve teams. Three Olympic slots. No one said this was going to be easy.

THE PLAYERS Nevertheless, the U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team will get its first opportunity to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games at the 2011 FIVB World Cup on Nov. 20-Dec. 4 in Japan.

With eight 2008 Olympic gold medalists on the roster, all of whom also played in the 2007 FIVB World Cup, the U.S. has plenty of experience to draw from. The other six members of the team have seen significant interna onal ac on since 2008.

It is a grueling tournament with a 12-team tournament field compe ng in a roundrobin format that has each team playing 11 matches over 15 days. Each of the five con nental championship winners earned berths into the tournament, along with the four best vice-champions based on world rankings as of Jan. 15. Further, Japan received a spot in the World Cup as the host country, while Poland and Russia were named wild card teams.

However, following the NORCECA Con nental Championship in September, most members of the team traveled to their interna onal clubs to train. They returned to the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, Calif., on Nov. 7 for a week of training before heading to Japan for another week of prepara on prior to the tournament. Outside hi er Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.), a 2008 gold medalist, has returned to the lineup. Priddy was injured while training for the NORCECA Championship when he was hit in the face by a teammate’s elbow while going up for a block. Priddy was off the court, and not working out, for six weeks. When he returned to his Russian team in October, he had to wear a special facemask to protect his le eye and cheek while they con nued to heal. Priddy did not compete at the NORCECA Championship and his role as team captain was taken over by opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii), who will con nue as the team captain in Japan. The United States will be looking for leadership from Stanley, the 2008 Olympic Games MVP, both on and off the court. He will be backed up by opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.), who played well in the recent Pan American Games, where a young U.S. team finished fi h.

The top men’s teams in the world will all be there. Besides the U.S. Men, ranked fourth in the world, the compe on includes Brazil (No. 1), Russia (No. 2), Italy (No. 3), Serbia (No. 5), Cuba (No. 6), Poland (No. 8), Argen na (No. 9), China (No. 10), Egypt (No. 12), Iran (No. 14) and Japan (No. 18).

At se er, the U.S. will have Hansen and also Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.). Thornton proved he could stay with the top teams in the world when he led the U.S. in two defeats of world No. 1 Brazil this summer during the Intercon nental (pool play) Round of the FIVB World League. The U.S. Men advanced to the Final Round and finished seventh overall.

“I think most of the guys who are going went through it four years ago,” U.S. se er Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) said. “We know how grueling and long it is.”

Hansen, a 2008 gold medalist who missed much of World League due to an appendici s a ack and the premature birth of his daughter, was the team’s primary se er during the NORCECA Championship.

The tournament is long, but it is s ll important to get off to a good start. The U.S. Men have finished fourth in the last four FIVB World Cups, just missing an Olympic qualifying slot each me.

“Brian Thornton had a good World League for us while Kevin had appendici s,” Knipe said. “We have faith in him. Kevin had a good training block before heading to the NORCECA Championship. We have two good se ers who have seen significant playing me.”

In 2007, the U.S. Men opened the tournament with a 3-0 win over world No. 1 Brazil and looked to be in good shape. But it followed with four-set losses to Puerto Rico and Spain. That put the team in a hole it could not escape, despite winning the next seven matches. It came down to the final match between the U.S. and Russia, which Russia won, 3-2. This year, the U.S. Men qualified for the World Cup thanks to their second-place finish to Cuba at the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship. They will open against China on Nov. 20 (6 p.m. on Nov. 19, PT) and follow that with Brazil and Russia. While this was not the first round the U.S. Men were hoping for – with two of the top three teams in the world – they will need to be ready “We feel like the World Cup field is very deep with many teams who can finish in the top three,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said. “It will be a grind and we look forward to the challenge. Right now I would give the nod to Brazil and Russia based on the recent history of the major tournaments. “However, the tournament has a really deep pool of teams that can win

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2011 FIVB World Cup Preview Egypt (Nov. 23, 6 p.m., PT): Egypt, ranked 12th in the world, advanced to the World Cup as the champion of the African zone. The U.S. defeated Egypt at the 2011 London Interna onal Invita onal and went 4-0 against the Africans in pool play during the 2010 FIVB World League. The U.S. is 12-0 against Egypt since 1981.

Besides Priddy at outside hi er, the U.S. will look to Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.), who was the team’s leading scorer at the NORCECA Championship. He finished with 67 points on 57 kills, four blocks and six aces. His hi ng efficiency was 0.468 and his kill percent was 52. Backing them up will be 2008 gold medalist Sean Rooney (Wheaton, Ill.) and Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.).

Italy (Nov. 25, 1:20 a.m., PT): Italy, ranked third in the world, was the runner-up in the European zone. The U.S. last faced Italy in an emo onal quarterfinal match at the 2010 FIVB World Championship, which Italy won. The U.S. went 3-1 against the Europeans during the Intercon nental Round of the 2010 World League. The U.S. is 23-39 against Italy since 1981. Iran (Nov. 26, 6 p.m., PT): The U.S. Men have only played Iran once in an official compe on since 1981, defea ng Iran 3-0 at the 2006 World Championship. Iran, ranked 14th in the world, qualified for the 2011 World Cup as the winner out of the Asia zone championship. Poland (Nov. 27, 10 p.m., PT): Poland is ranked eighth in the world and made it to the World Cup thanks to an FIVB wild card. The U.S. Men went 2-2 against Poland during the Intercon nental Round of the 2011 World League and have a 33-16 record against Poland since 1981.

The U.S. Men are probably deepest at middle blocker with 2008 gold medalists David Lee (Alpine, Calif.), who was named Best Blocker of the NORCECA Championship, and Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) and also Max Holt (Cincinna , Ohio) and Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Lee and Holt were the primary starters at the NORCECA Championship.

Japan (Nov. 29, 1:30 a.m., PT): The U.S. Men have not faced Japan since the 2008 Olympic Games, where the United States won 3-0. Japan, ranked 18th in the world, is playing in the World Cup as the event host. The United States is 136-59 against Japan since 1981. Argen na (Dec. 2, 1:20 a.m., PT): The U.S. Men defeated Argen na at the Pan American Cup, although both teams were playing some younger athletes. Both teams were at full strength in 2010 when the U.S. defeated the South Americans, 3-1, at the 2010 World Championship. The U.S. Men are 40-8 against Argen na since 1981. Argen na, ranked ninth in the world, qualified as the runner-up out of the South American zone championship.

Finally, at libero, 2008 gold medalist Rich Lambourne (Tus n, Calif.) will be the starter. He has handled the majority of the libero du es at all the U.S. Men’s major interna onal compe ons since 2008. Riley Salmon (League City, Texas), another 2008 Olympian, will back up Lambourne. He is in his first year as a libero for the U.S. and started at the London Interna onal Invita onal this summer.

Cuba (Dec. 3, 1:20 a.m., PT): The U.S. Men are 2-1 against Cuba this season. The United States defeated Cuba, ranked sixth in the world, in the Final Round of the 2011 World League and in pool play of the 2011 NORCECA Championship. Cuba came back to win the final NORCECA championship match, 3-2, which qualified it for the World Cup. Serbia (Dec. 4, midnight, PT): Serbia, ranked fi h in the world, qualified for the World Cup as the winner of the European zone championship. The U.S. lost to Serbia at the London Interna onal Invita onal and also fell to the Europeans in the final round of the 2009 World League Final Round. The U.S. is 10-12 against Serbia (previously Serbia and Montenegro) since 1981.

THE COMPETITION The U.S. Men enter the 2011 FIVB World Cup with a 20-10 record thus far in the season and ranked fourth in the world. China (Nov. 19, 6 p.m., PT): The U.S. Men will open the 2011 World Cup in Kagoshima against China, which is ranked 10th in the world and qualified as the runner-up in the Asian zone. The U.S. last faced China in the 2009 FIVB World League and finished with a record of 3-1 against it. The U.S. is 43-12 against China since 1981. Brazil (Nov. 20, 10 p.m., PT): World No. 1 Brazil, which qualified for the World Cup as the South American zone winner, is the team that the U.S has faced most in 2011. The U.S. Men went 2-2 against the South Americans during the World League Intercon nental Round, and then lost to them in the Final Round. Team USA also lost to Brazil at the Pan American Cup and London Interna onal Invita onal. It has a 2-5 record against the South Americans this season and 62-74 since 1981. Russia (Nov. 22, 1:20 a.m., PT): The U.S. Men played Brazil in the Final Round of the 2011 World League and fell, 3-1. They went 1-3 against Russia during the 2010 World League and lost to Russia in the fi hplace match of the 2010 FIVB World Championship. Russia advanced to the World Cup with a wild card a er failing to qualify at the European zone championship. The U.S. Men are 56-44 against Russia since 1981.

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2011 Men’s World Cup Schedule Tournament Schedule (All mes local except for U.S. matches in red)

Third round

First round

Fukuoka (Site A)

Nagoya (Site A)

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

31

IRI-USA

27-Nov

11:00

Fukuoka

Marine Messe Fukuoka

31

IRI-USA

26-Nov

18:00 (PT) Fukuoka

Marine Messe Fukuoka

32

POL-CHN 27-Nov

15:00

Fukuoka

Marine Messe Fukuoka

No

Teams

1

Date

Time

City

Hall

SRB-ARG 20-Nov

11:00

Nagoya

Nippongaishi Hall

2

POL-CUB 20-Nov

15:00

Nagoya

Nippongaishi Hall

33

JPN-EGY

27-Nov

18:20

Fukuoka

Marine Messe Fukuoka

3

IRI-JPN

20-Nov

18:20

Nagoya

Nippongaishi Hall

37

IRI-EGY

28-Nov

11:00

Fukuoka

Marine Messe Fukuoka

7

CUB-IRI

21-Nov

11:00

Nagoya

Nippongaishi Hall

38

POL-USA 28-Nov

15:00

Fukuoka

Marine Messe Fukuoka

8

SRB-POL

21-Nov

15:00

Nagoya

Nippongaishi Hall

38

POL-USA 27-Nov

22:00 (PT) Fukuoka

Marine Messe Fukuoka

9

ARG-JPN 21-Nov

18:20

Nagoya

Nippongaishi Hall

39

JPN-CHN 28-Nov

18:20

Fukuoka

Marine Messe Fukuoka

43

POL-EGY

29-Nov

11:00

Fukuoka

Marine Messe Fukuoka

44

IRI-CHN

29-Nov

15:00

Fukuoka

Marine Messe Fukuoka

13

IRI-SRB

22-Nov

11:00

Nagoya

Nippongaishi Hall

14

POL-ARG 22-Nov

15:00

Nagoya

Nippongaishi Hall

15

JPN-CUB 22-Nov

18:20

Nagoya

Nippongaishi Hall

Kagoshima (Site B) No

Teams

4

45

JPN-USA

29-Nov

18:20

Fukuoka

Marine Messe Fukuoka

45

JPN-USA

29-Nov

01:20 (PT) Fukuoka

Marine Messe Fukuoka

Hamamatsu (Site B) Time

City

Hall

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

CHN-USA 20-Nov

11:00

Kagoshima

Kagoshima Arena

34

SRB-RUS

27-Nov

11:00

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu Arena

4

CHN-USA 19-Nov

18:00 (PT) Kagoshima

Kagoshima Arena

35

ARG-BRA 27-Nov

15:00

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu Arena

5

ITA-RUS

15:00

Kagoshima Arena

36

CUB-ITA

27-Nov

18:20

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu Arena

Kagoshima Arena

40

ARG-RUS 28-Nov

11:00

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu Arena

41

CUB-BRA 28-Nov

15:00

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu Arena

42

SRB-ITA

28-Nov

18:20

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu Arena

46

CUB-RUS 29-Nov

11:00

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu Arena

47

ARG-ITA

29-Nov

15:00

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu Arena

SRB-BRA 29-Nov

18:20

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu Arena

Time

City

6

EGY-BRA

Date

20-Nov 20-Nov

18:20

Kagoshima Kagoshima

10

EGY-ITA

21-Nov

11:00

Kagoshima

Kagoshima Arena

11

BRA-USA 21-Nov

15:00

Kagoshima

Kagoshima Arena

11

BRA-USA 20-Nov

22:00 (PT) Kagoshima

Kagoshima Arena

12

RUS-CHN 21-Nov

18:20

Kagoshima

Kagoshima Arena

48

16

CHN-EGY 22-Nov

11:00

Kagoshima

Kagoshima Arena

Fourth round

17

ITA-BRA

22-Nov

15:00

Kagoshima

Kagoshima Arena

Tokyo (Site A)

18

USA-RUS 22-Nov

18:20

Kagoshima

Kagoshima Arena

No

Teams

18

USA-RUS 22-Nov

01:30 (PT) Kagoshima

Kagoshima Arena

49

IRI-BRA

02-Dec

11:00

Tokyo

Yoyogi Na onal Stadium

50

POL-ITA

02-Dec

15:00

Tokyo

Yoyogi Na onal Stadium

51

JPN-RUS

02-Dec

18:20

Tokyo

Yoyogi Na onal Stadium

Second round Osaka (Site A)

Date

Hall

55

IRI-RUS

03-Dec

11:00

Tokyo

Yoyogi Na onal Stadium

Time

City

Hall

56

POL-BRA 03-Dec

15:00

Tokyo

Yoyogi Na onal Stadium

ARG-CUB 24-Nov

11:00

Osaka

Osaka Muni Central Gym

57

JPN-ITA

03-Dec

18:20

Tokyo

Yoyogi Na onal Stadium

20

POL-IRI

24-Nov

15:00

Osaka

Osaka Muni Central Gym

61

POL-RUS 04-Dec

11:00

Tokyo

Yoyogi Na onal Stadium

21

SRB-JPN

24-Nov

18:20

Osaka

Osaka Muni Central Gym

62

IRI-ITA

04-Dec

15:00

Tokyo

Yoyogi Na onal Stadium

63

JPN-BRA

04-Dec

18:20

Tokyo

Yoyogi Na onal Stadium

No

Teams

19

Date

25

IRI-ARG

25-Nov

11:00

Osaka

Osaka Muni Central Gym

26

CUB-SRB 25-Nov

15:00

Osaka

Osaka Muni Central Gym

27

JPN-POL

25-Nov

18:20

Osaka

Osaka Muni Central Gym

Date

Time

City

Tokyo (Site B)

Kumamoto (Site B)

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

52

SRB-EGY

02-Dec

11:00

Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Gymnasium

53

CUB-CHN 02-Dec

15:00

Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Gymnasium

54

ARG-USA 02-Dec

18:20

Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Gymnasium

No

Teams

22

EGY-USA 24-Nov

11:00

Kumamoto Kumamoto Prefect Gym

54

ARG-USA 02-Dec

01:20 (PT) Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Gymnasium

22

EGY-USA

18:00 (PT) Kumamoto Kumamoto Prefect Gym

58

SRB-CHN 03-Dec

11:00

Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Gymnasium

23

BRA-RUS 24-Nov

15:00

Kumamoto Kumamoto Prefect Gym

59

ARG-EGY 03-Dec

15:00

Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Gymnasium

60

CUB-USA 03-Dec

18:20

Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Gymnasium

60

CUB-USA 03-Dec

01:20 (PT) Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Gymnasium

64

CUB-EGY 04-Dec

11:00

Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Gymnasium

65

ARG-CHN 04-Dec

14:00

Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Gymnasium

66

SRB-USA 04-Dec

17:00

Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Gymnasium

66

SRB-USA 04-Dec Midnight (PT) Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Gymnasium

23-Nov

Hall

No

24

ITA-CHN

24-Nov

18:20

Kumamoto Kumamoto Prefect Gym

28

RUS-EGY 25-Nov

11:00

Kumamoto Kumamoto Prefect Gym

29

CHN-BRA 25-Nov

15:00

Kumamoto Kumamoto Prefect Gym

30

USA-ITA

25-Nov

18:20

Kumamoto Kumamoto Prefect Gym

30

USA-ITA

25-Nov

01:20 (PT) Kumamoto Kumamoto Prefect Gym

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2010 U.S. Men’s Sta s cs

13 2 8 4 15 1 16 6 2 17 12/16 9 10 10 3 6 13 7 3

No.

STANLEY ROONEY PRIDDY LEE HOLMES ANDERSON JABLONSKY LOTMAN TARR HOLT CLARK MILLAR SMITH SALMON PATAK BITTNER BRUNNER LIPSITZ McKINNEY

Name

66 61 42 75 52 35 18 55 18 41 17 23 18 23 40 11 13 8 5

Sets Played 191 170 136 85 70 94 63 60 56 41 46 28 30 41 31 28 13 10 3

Total Kills 2.89 2.79 3.24 1.13 1.35 2.68 3.50 1.09 3.11 1.00 2.71 1.22 1.67 1.78 0.77 2.55 1.00 1.25 0.60

Kills Per Set 42.9 41.5 47.4 48.6 56.0 40.0 56.3 41.3 44.8 52.6 50.5 50.0 53.6 42.7 37.3 52.8 46.4 45.5 60.0

Kill Pct. 78 60 42 22 15 52 11 29 26 12 12 7 3 25 18 5 2 4 2

Hi ng Errors 445 410 287 175 125 235 112 145 125 78 91 56 56 96 83 53 28 22 5

0.254 0.268 0.328 0.360 0.440 0.179 0.464 0.324 0.240 0.372 0.374 0.464 0.482 0.167 0.325 0.434 0.393 0.273 0.200

Total Hi ng A empts Pct. 33 3 7 10 7 8 4 5 2 3 4 6 3 0 8 1 0 1 0

Service Aces 0.50 0.05 0.16 0.13 0.13 0.23 0.22 0.09 0.11 0.07 0.24 0.26 0.17 0.00 0.20 0.09 0.00 0.13 0.00

Aces Per Set 28 25 8 55 38 8 9 7 11 13 2 16 14 4 3 4 15 4 0

Stuff Blocks 0.42 0.41 0.19 0.73 0.73 0.29 0.50 0.18 0.61 0.32 0.12 0.69 0.78 0.17 0.07 0.36 1.15 0.50 0.00

Blocks Per Set

80 60 55 21 10 41 36 36 29 6 9 6 4 19 23 7 4 0 2

Digs

1.21 0.98 1.31 0.28 0.19 1.17 2.00 0.65 1.61 0.15 0.53 0.26 0.22 0.29 0.57 0.64 0.31 0.00 0.40

Digs Per Set

252 198 161 150 115 112 76 72 69 57 52 50 47 46 42 33 28 15 3

Points

0.33 0.54 0.43 0.09 0.20

3.82 3.25 3.83 2.00 2.21 3.20 4.22 1.31 3.83 1.39 3.06 2.17 2.61 2.00 1.05 3.00 2.15 1.88 0.60

Points Per Set

0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00

21 7 6 2 1

1 0 0 0

16.16

1.47 2.00 1.43 0.45 0.73

1.42 2.00 2.19 1.00

1,616

94 26 20 10 8 114 8 35 3

7.66

0.17 0.23 0.14 0.05 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

766

11 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

2.94

0.03 0.15 0.07 0.00 0.09 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

294

2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

1.12

0.304 0.500 0.167 - .200 - .200 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

112

23 4 6 5 5 1 0 0 0

0.290

3 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0

2,676

34.8 50.0 50.0 20.0 0.00 100.0 0.00 0.00 0.00

435

0.13 0.15 0.21 0.05 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00

43.5

8 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 12.11

64 13 14 22 11 80 4 16 3 1,211

HANSEN SUXHO THORNTON WINDER HILDEBRAND LAMBOURNE REFT WATTEN McGUIRE 100

14 7 5 7 11 5 19 1 19 TOTALS

No.

SUXHO HANSEN HILDEBRAND THORNTON

Name

13 32 11 14

Sets Played

71 176 46 89

Running Sets

3 3 4 0

Faults

181 553 162 210

S ll Sets

255 732 212 299

Total A empts

1.45 3.59 4.18 4.94

Average Run Per Set

SETTING STATISTICS (as determined by the FIVB and/or NORCECA)

7 14 11 5

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2011 U.S. Men’s Sta s cs

2011 U.S. Men’s Volleyball DataVolley Sta s cs – (as of Nov. 19)

14 5 7 7 11

HANSEN THORNTON WINDER SUXHO SHOJI

1 ANDERSON 13 STANLEY 8 PRIDDY 4 LEE 6 LOTMAN 3 PATAK 9 MILLAR 16/18 JABLONSKY 17 HOLT 10 SMITH 17 PRICE 15 HOLMES 6 HEIN 16 TARR 9/6 TROY 3 MENZEL 2 ROONEY 4 MUAGUTUTIA 9 MEEHAN

No Name

110

76 16 18

36 67 15 10 11

83 71 53 72 72 63 65 31 30 32 15 42 16 20 16 6 7 7 3

Sets

1,358

0 0 0

9 2 3 2 1

281 180 176 111 101 82 64 64 44 37 43 39 26 48 21 12 12 0 1

Total Kills

12.35

0.00 0.00 0.00

0.25 0.03 0.20 0.20 0.09

3.38 2.53 3.32 1.54 1.40 1.30 0.98 2.06 1.47 1.16 1.25 0.93 1.63 2.40 1.31 2.00 1.71 0.00 0.33

Kills Per Set

48.6

00.0 0.00 0.00

69.2 14.3 75.0 40.0 100.0

47.1 40.0 50.1 55.0 49.3 49.4 42.0 54.2 55.7 57.8 50.6 54.9 53.1 55.2 70.0 52.2 60.0 00.0 100.0

Kill Pct.

214

0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0

51 40 28 12 14 8 13 7 7 5 8 4 3 6 2 2 2 1 0

Hi ng Errors

2,792

0 0 0

13 14 4 5 1

597 450 351 202 205 166 153 118 79 64 85 71 49 87 30 23 20 4 1

Total A empts

0.410

0.00 0.00 0.00

0.692 0.143 0.750 0.200 1.000

0.385 0.311 0.423 0.490 0.424 0.458 0.333 0.483 0.468 0.500 0.412 0.493 0.469 0.483 0.467 0.435 0.500 0.000 1.000

Hi ng Eff.

161

0 0 0

3 4 5 0 1

20 35 11 8 12 22 9 6 6 9 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0

Service Aces

1.46

0.00 0.00 0.00

0.08 0.06 0.33 0.00 0.09

0.24 0.49 0.21 0.11 0.17 0.35 0.14 0.19 0.20 0.28 0.13 0.05 0.13 0.05 0.00 0.17 0.00 0.00 0.00

Aces Per Set

310

0 0 0

9 12 4 2 2

34 33 18 68 10 5 36 7 17 19 7 11 3 5 1 2 2 2 1

Stuff Blocks

2.82

0.00 0.00 0.00

0.25 0.18 0.27 0.20 0.18

0.41 0.46 0.34 0.94 0.14 0.07 0.55 0.23 0.57 0.59 0.47 0.26 0.19 0.25 0.06 0.33 0.29 0.29 0.33

Blocks Per Set

751

119 23 30

38 81 5 20 0

91 95 66 24 33 24 13 31 7 13 9 3 3 7 5 2 6 3 0

Digs

6.83

1.57 1.44 1.67

1.06 1.21 0.33 2.00 0.00

1.10 1.34 1.25 0.33 0.46 0.38 0.20 1.00 0.23 0.41 0.60 0.07 0.19 0.35 0.31 0.33 0.86 0.43 0.00

Digs Per Set

1,803

0 0 0

21 18 12 4 4

335 248 205 187 123 109 109 77 67 65 52 52 31 27 24 15 14 2 2

Points

16.39

0.00 0.00 0.00

0.58 0.27 0.80 0.40 0.36

4.04 3.49 3.87 2.60 1.71 1.73 1.68 2.48 2.23 2.03 3.47 1.23 1.94 1.35 1.50 2.50 2.0 0.29 0.67

PointsPlayed Per Set

(DataVolley staƟsƟcs based on the following 2011 events: FIVB World League, Pan American Cup, London InternaƟonal InvitaƟonal and NORCECA ConƟnental Championship)

5 LAMBOURNE 19 WATTEN 10 SALMON

Assists Per Set 2.34 5.93 1.97 6.70 3.64

TOTALS

THORNTON WINDER HANSEN SUXHO SHOJI

SETTING STATISTICS (as determined by the FIVB and/or NORCECA. Does not include London Interna onal Invita onal) No. Name Sets Assists Faults Total Played A empts 67 157 9 851 15 89 0 217 36 71 4 324 10 67 1 173 11 40 0 85 5 7 14 7 11

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2010 U.S. Men’s Final Results (14-7) Date

Opponent (Record)

Result

City

Points Leader *

NORCECA Pan American Cup in Puerto Rico (Matches not counted in overall results as U.S. sent an A2 team) 5/25 Mexico W (19-25, 25-23, 25-18, 26-28, 15-9) San Juan, Puerto Rico Bi ner (26) 5/26 Puerto Rico W (19-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-23) San Juan, Puerto Rico Clark (22) 5/27 Dominican Republic W (25-14, 25-18, 25-18) San Juan, Puerto Rico Jablonsky (13) 5/28 Brazil W (26-24, 26-24, 25-18) San Juan, Puerto Rico Clark (14) 5/29 Argen na W (25-23, 25-21, 30-28) San Juan, Puerto Rico Jablonsky (19)

A end 325 4,381 850 2,000 1,300

Final Standings: 1. USA, 2. Argen na, 3. Puerto Rico, 4. Brazil, 5. Canada, 6. Dominican Republic, 7.Mexico FIVB World League 6/4 Russia (0-1) 6/5 Russia (0-2) 6/11 Finland (1-2) 6/12 Finland (2-2) 6/18 Egypt (3-2) 6/19 Egypt (4-2) 6/25 Finland (4-3) 6/26 Finland (5-3) 7/2 Egypt (6-3) 7/3 Egypt (7-3) 7/9 Russia (8-3) 7/10 Russia (8-4)

L (15-25, 24-26, 14-25) L (14-25, 22-25, 25-21, 18-25) W (25-27, 25-18, 27-25, 25-18) W (18-25, 25-23, 25-21, 28-26) W (25-19, 25-15, 14-25, 25-21) W (25-20, 25-22, 11-25, 25-14) L (22-25, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19, 11-15) W (25-21, 18-25, 25-19, 25-23) W (20-25, 31-29, 25-17, 21-25, 15-12) W (20-25, 25-18, 19-25, 25-22, 18-16) W (25-21, 27-25, 25-23) L (18-25, 25-22, 17-25, 19-25)

Ekaterinburg, Russia Ekaterinburg, Russia Tampere, Finland Tampere, Finland Concord, N.C. Concord, N.C. Hoffman Estates, Ill. Hoffman Estates, Ill. Cairo, Egypt Cairo, Egypt Wichita, Kan. Wichita, Kan.

Anderson (10) Anderson (19) Rooney (20) Rooney (18) Stanley (13) Stanley (14) Stanley (20) Anderson/Stanley (16) Stanley (16) Rooney (20) Priddy (14) Priddy (16)

4,504 4,324 3,940 4,560 2,986 3,132 3,500 4,000 5,460 6,750 5,025 5,450

Final Standings: 1. Brazil, 2. Russia, 3. Serbia, 4. Cuba, 5. Argen na, 6. Italy, 7. Bulgaria, 8. USA, 9. Germany, 10. Poland, 11. Netherlands, 12. France, 13. Finland, 14. Egypt, 15. China, 16. Korea Gela, Italy Exhibi ons (Matches not counted in overall results) 9/20 Pallavolo Gela W (25-18, 25-22, 25-15) 9/22 Pallavolo Gela W (25-19, 25-22, 25-18)

Gela, Italy Gela, Italy

Holt (15) Rooney (11)

NA NA

FIVB World Championship in Italy 9/25 Mexico (9-4) 9/26 Venezuela (10-4) 9/27 Argen na (11-4) 9/29 Czech Republic (11-5) 9/30 Cameroon (12-5) 10/4 France (13-5) 10/5 Italy (13-6) 10/8 Germany (14-6) 10/9 Russia (14-7)

Reggio Calabria, Italy Reggio Calabria, Italy Reggio Calabria, Italy Ancona, Italy Ancona, Italy Rome, Italy Rome, Italy Modena, Italy Modena, Italy

Stanley (22) Stanley (17) Priddy (18) Priddy (11) Stanley (27) Stanley (13) Stanley (21) Stanley (14) Rooney (13)

2,600 3,400 4,600 3,200 3,950 2,700 9,500 3,424 4,700

W (22-25, 19-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-11) W (25-19, 25-23, 25-19) W (22-25, 27-25, 25-22, 25-20) L (19-25, 22-25, 22-25) W (23-25, 25-14, 25-27, 25-20, 15-7) W (25-16, 25-14, 25-23) L (25-14, 23-25, 26-28, 22-25) W (25-22, 25-20, 25-23) L (19-25, 21-25, 19-25)

Final Standings: 1. Brazil, 2. Cuba, 3. Serbia, 4. Italy, 5. Russia, 6. USA, 7. Bulgaria, 8. German, 9. Argen na, 10. Czech Republic, 11. France, 12. Spain, 13T. Cameroon, 13T. Egypt, 13T. Japan, 13T. Mexico, 13T. Poland, 13T Puerto Rico, 19T. Australia, 19T. Canada, 19T. China, 19T. Iran, 19T. Tunisia, 19T. Venezuela * Match leaders are based on DataVolley Sta s cs and not official P-2 stats.

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2011 U.S. Men’s Results (20-10) FIVB World League Date

Opponent (Record)

Result

City

Points Leader

A endance

5/27 5/28 6/3 6/4 6/12 6/13 6/17 6/18 6/24 6/25 7/1 7/2 7/6 7/7 7/8

at Poland (0-1) at Poland (1-1) at Puerto Rico (2-1) at Puerto Rico (3-1) at Brazil (3-2) at Brazil (4-2) Poland (4-3) Poland (5-3) Brazil (5-4) Brazil (6-4) Puerto Rico (7-4) Puerto Rico (8-4) Russia (8-5) Brazil (8-6) Cuba (9-6)

L (25-20, 25-22, 25-19) W (25-22, 25-19, 37-35) W (24-26, 29-27, 25-17, 25-17) W (25-23, 26024, 22-25, 25-12) L (19-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-21) W (25-21, 25-22, 16-25, 26-24) L (25-22, 25-19, 25-20) W (25-21, 15-25, 25-18, 25-22) L (25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 25-19) W (25-20, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23) W (25-27, 25-22, 25-12, 25-27, 15-8) W (25-13, 25-22, 25-19) L L (29-31, 25-16, 25-21, 25-22) L (15-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-15) W (23-25, 25-21, 25-18, 21-25, 15,13)

Lodz Lodz San Juan San Juan Belo Horizonte Belo Horizonte Hoffman Estates, Ill. Hoffman Estates, Ill. Tulsa, Okla. Tulsa, Okla. Long Beach, Calif. ong Beach, Calif. Gdansk, Poland Gdansk, Poland Gdansk, Poland

Priddy (16) Priddy (17) Stanley (20) Anderson (23) Priddy/Stanley (13) Anderson (21) Priddy (13) Anderson (20) Priddy (15) Priddy (17) Priddy (21) Priddy (15) Anderson (17) Anderson (16) Anderson (29)

8,100 9,178 4,132 4,512 14,800 17,836 4,700 6,000 4,000 3,500 3,000 3,100 2,284 3,480 3,445

Final Standings: 1. Russia, 2. Brazil, 3. Poland, 4. Argen na, 5. Bulgaria, 6. Italy, 7. USA, 8. Cuba, 9. Serbia, 10. Finland, 11. Germany, 12. France, 13. Korea, 14. Portugal, 15. Japan, 16. Puerto Rico Pan American Cup at Ga neau, Quebec, Canada Date

Opponent (Record)

Result

Points Leader

A endance

6/13 6/14 6/15 6/17 6/18

Bahamas (10-6) Panama (11-6) Argen na (12-6) Puerto Rico (13-6) Brazil (13-7)

W (25-14, 25-12, 24-12) W (25-14, 25-14, 25-11) W (25-15, 25-21, 25-19) W (25-18, 25-17, 25-14) L ( 25-23, 21-25, 25-17, 28-26)

Jablonsky (10) 4 players w/ 7 pts Tarr (14) Price/Jablonsky (10) Price/Tarr (17)

500 243 425 679 1,325

Final Standings: 1. Brazil, 2. USA, 3. Canada, 4. Puerto Rico, 5. Mexico, 6. Venezuela, 7. Argen na, 8. Dominican Republic London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal at Earls Court in London Date

Opponent (Record)

Result

Points Leader

A endance

7/20 7/21 7/22 7/23 7/24

Serbia (13-8) Egypt (14-8) Mexico (15-8) Great Britain (16-8) Brazil (16-9)

L (16-25, 25-17, 25-16, 26-24) W (25-23, 25-17, 25-21) W (25-19, 25-17, 25-18) W (25-23, 25-10, 27-25) L (25-21, 22-25, 25-27, 25-16, 18-16)

Patak (22) Patak (15) Patak/Jablonsky (12) Patak/Anderson (15) Anderson (18)

Not available NA NA NA NA

Final Standings: 1. Serbia, 2. Brazil, 3. USA, 4. Egypt, 5. Great Britain, 6. Mexico World University Games at Shenzhen, China (Record is not included in overall U.S. record) Date

Opponent (Record)

Result

Points Leader

A endance

8/12 8/13 8/15 8/16 8/17 8/19 8/20 8/21

Mexico (1-0) Turkey (2-0) Czech Republic (2-1) United Arab Emirates (3-1) Thailand (3-2) Japan (3-3) Sweden (4-3) Norway (5-3)

W (25-17, 25-23, 25-15) W (25-18, 25-9, 25-20) L (23-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-27, 15-13) W ( 25-21, 25-13, 25-20) L (25-15, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23) L (25-20, 23-25, 28-30, 25-21, 15-11) W (25-21, 24-26, 25-10, 27-25) W (25-19, 23-25, 25-16, 25-14)

Menzel (15) Amberg (16) Menzel (28) Troy (12) Lawson (15) Troy (23) Clark (18) Clark (21)

1,800 1,370 2,500 300 1,350 1,341 1,335 1,350

Final Standings: 1. Russia, 2. Ukraine, 3. Brazil, 4. Canada, 5. Korea, 6. Thailand, 7. Czech Republic, 8. Switzerland, 9. Japan, 10. Israel, 11. Australia, 12. USA, 13. Norway, 14. Sweden, 15. Mexico, 16, Turkey, 17. Oman, 18. China, 19. Hong Kong, 20 United Arab Emirates, DQ Iran

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2011 U.S. Men’s Results (20-10) Men’s NORCECA Con nental Championship at Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Date

Opponent (Record)

Result

Points Leader

A endance

8/29 8/30 8/31 9/2 9/3

Trinidad & Tobago (17-9) Costa Rica (18-9) Cuba (19-9) Puerto Rico (20-9) Cuba (20-10)

W (25-15, 25-7, 25-12) W (25-16, 25-12, 25-9) W (24-26, 25-23, 25-23, 25-17) W (25-14, 25-15, 26-24) L (25-23, 29-27, 25-27, 19-25, 15-8)

Lee/Patak (12) Patak (12) Anderson (23) Anderson (15) Anderson (18)

100 100 2,654 1,950 1,200

Final Standings: 1. Cuba, 2. USA, 3. Canada, 4. Puerto Rico, 5. Mexico, 6. Trinidad & Tobago, 6. Costa Rica, 7. St. Lucia 2011 Pan American Games at Guadalajara, Mexico (Record is not included in overall U.S. record) Date

Opponent (Record)

Result

Points Leader

A endance

10/24 10/25 10/26 10/27 10/28 10/29

Puerto Rico (1-0) Canada (1-1) Brazil (1-2) Argen na (1-3) Venezuela (2-3) Canada (3-3)

W (22-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-16, 15-13) L (21-25, 25-23, 37-39, 35-33, 15-12) L (18-25, 25-17, 25-14, 25-18) L (25-17, 19-25, 25-18, 17-25, 15-11) W (21-25, 25-17, 21-25, 25-18, 15-13) W (22-25, 25-15, 25-19, 21-25, 19-17)

Patak (27) Ciarelli (29) Patak/Vogel (9) Patak (21) Patak (25) Patak (25)

2,400 3,500 3,011 3,400 3,100 3,100

Final Standings: 1. Brazil, 2. Cuba, 3. Argen na, 4. Mexico, 5. USA, 6. Canada, 7. Puerto Rico, 8. Venezuela

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2011 Pan American Cup Roundup U.S. MEN’S A2 TEAM BEATS BAHAMAS TO OPEN PAN AM CUP USA .................................25 Bahamas ..........................14

25 12

AMERICANS POWER PAST PANAMA AT PAN AM CUP

25 12

USA .................................25 Panama ...........................14

25 14

25 11

GATINEAU, Quebec, Canada (June 13, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s A2 Volleyball Team got off to a good start at the 2011 Pan American Cup with a 25-14, 25-12, 25-12 victory over the Bahamas on Monday at the at the Robert Guer n Centre.

GATINEAU, Quebec, Canada (June 14, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s A2 Volleyball Team picked up its second victory at the 2011 Pan American Cup on Tuesday with a 25-14, 25-14, 25-11 victory over Panama at the at the Robert Guer n Centre.

The U.S. Men’s A2 Team dominated Bahamas, out-killing the island na on 34-25, out-blocking it 8-3 and scoring on four aces while Bahamas had none. Bahamas was also hurt by 29 team errors while the U.S. commi ed 10.

The U.S. Men’s A2 Team (2-0) will play Argen na (2-0) at 3 p.m. PT on Wednesday to determine the winner of Group C. Panama (0-2) will play Bahamas (0-2).

According to the unofficial DataVolley sta s cs, the U.S. Men’s A2 Team’s hi ng efficiency was 0.608 and its kill percentage was 64.7. The Bahamas’ hi ng efficiency was 0.123 and its kill percentage was 38.5. “We are very pleased with how we came o u t , ” U . S . Te a m Captain Robert Tarr (Cape Canaveral, Fla.) said. “All the guys were chomping at the bit to get into ac on.” Every player on the U.S. roster competed in the match. Outside hitter Jayson Jabonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) paced the U.S. Men’s A2 Team with 10 points on seven kills and a match-high three aces. Murphy Troy (St. Louis, Mo.), who came off the bench to play opposite added seven points on five kills, one block and one ace. “It was good to play a real match today,” U.S. Head Coach Gordon Mayforth (St. Petersburg, Fla.)said. “The players have been ready to play since last Wednesday a er a good three weeks of training.”

Matches can be viewed online at www.sportscanada.tv/index.php/2011-panamerican-mens-volleyball-cup. The U.S. Men’s A2 Team got very balanced scoring as four players each finished with seven points. Middle blocker Andy Hein (Carol Stream, Ill.) scored seven points on a match-high seven kills (77.8 kill percent). Star ng opposite Will Price (Laytonsville, Md.) scored seven points on four kills (50.0 kill percent) and a match-high three blocks. Subs tute opposite Murphy Troy (St. Louis, Mo.) added seven points on six kills (60.0 kill percent) and one block. Middle blocker David Smith (Saugus, Calif.) contributed seven points on five kills and two blocks. Panama was led by Edward Diaz and Domingo Avila who each scored six points. “We wanted to get be er today,” U.S. Head Coach Gordon Mayforth (St. Petersburg, Fla.) said. “We feel the tournament is going to get harder each day and the team needs to improve. The players responded and we played a lot of guys, but s ll had a good result in points. Overall, the USA served and blocked well.”

Princtanique Wilson led Bahamas with seven points on seven kills. Mayforth said the team is looking forward to its Wednesday match against Argen na. Star ng opposite Will Price (Laytonsville, Md.) scored six points on four kills and two blocks. Middle blocker David Smith (Saugus, Calif.) totaled six points on six kills. Outside hi er Jeff Menzel (Santa Barbara, Calif.) contributed five points on three kills and two blocks. Middle blocker Andy Hein (Carol Stream, Ill.) totaled four points on three kills and one block. Tarr at outside hi er, added four points on four kills. Subs tute middle blocker Ryan Meehan (Dana Point, Calif.) scored two points on a kill and a block. Star ng se er Jonathan Winder (Irvine, Calif.) scored a point on a block and backup se er Kawika Shoji (Honolulu, Hawaii) scored a point on a kill. According to the unofficial DataVolley sta s cs, the U.S. Men’s A2 Team finished with 30 recep ons and four errors. 87 percent of the recep ons were posi ve and 53 percent were excellent. Libero Dus n Wa en (Long Beach, Calif.) led the way with 12 recep ons (three errors), 75 percent posi ve and 53 percent excellent. Jablonsky added 10 recep ons (no errors), 100 percent posi ve and 70 percent excellent. Mayforth started Jablonsky and Tarr at outside hi er, Smith and Hein at middle blocker, Price at opposite, Winder at se er and Wa en at libero. Troy started the third set for Price and Menzel started for Tarr. Shoji started for Winder. Meehan and Garre Muagutu a (Oceanside, Calif.) played as subs tutes.

“The U.S. and Argen na have a great history,” he said. “We have played against each other many mes. It’s going to be a very good match; we know that Argen na has a lot of talent.” On Tuesday, the U.S. Men’s A2 Team out-scored Panama on kills 34-21. The United States’ hi ng efficiency was 0.369 and its kill percentage was 52.31. Panama’s hi ng efficiency was 0.012 and its kill percentage was 25.3. The United States out-blocked Panama 9-2 and scored on seven aces while Panama had two. The U.S. Men’s A2 Team finished with 17 digs and 11 errors while Panama was credited with 15 digs and 30 errors. Among other U.S. scorers, star ng outside hi er Jayson Jablonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) totaled six points on five kills (62.5 kill percent) and one block. Subs tute outside hi er Jeff Menzel (Santa Barbara, Calif.) added six points on six kills (50.0 kill percent). Star ng se er Jonathan Winder (Irvine, Calif.) scored five points on a match-high five aces. Outside hi er Robert Tarr (Cape Canaveral, Fla.) totaled two points on one kill and one ace. Backup se er Kawika Shoji (Honolulu, Hawaii) scored two points on two blocks. Outside hi er Garre Muagutu a (Oceanside, Calif.) finished with one point on a block. Winder was credited with 16 assists and no errors while Shoji, who entered the match as a subs tute in the second set and started the third before Winder returned, finished with 18 assists and no errors. Libero Dus n Wa en (Long Beach, Calif.) led the team with six digs and two faults on 11 a empts. Mayforth (St. Petersburg, Fla.) started Jablonsky and Tarr at outside hi er, Smith and Hein at middle blocker, Price at opposite, Winder at se er and Wa en at libero.

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2011 Pan American Cup Roundup U.S. MEN’S A2 TEAM SWEEPS ARGENTINA AND WINS POOL USA .................................25 Argen na .........................15

25 21

GOLD ONE WIN AWAY AFTER WIN OVER PUERTO RICO

25 19

USA .................................25 Puerto Rico ......................18

25 17

25 14

GATINEAU, Quebec, Canada (June 15, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal A2 Team used a balanced offense to sweep Argen na 25-15, 25-21, 25-19 on Wednesday a ernoon on the final day of Men’s Pan American Cup pool play.

GATINEAU, Quebec, Canada (June 17, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal A2 Team will look for its fi h Men’s Pan American Cup gold medal on Saturday a er defea ng Puerto Rico 25-18, 25-17, 25-14 in semifinal round Friday evening.

The U.S. Men finished 3-0 in Pool C and assured the Americans a spot in the semifinals as one of the two top pool winners with a 1.70 points scored ra o. Brazil captured Pool A with a 2-0 record, but managed just a 1.43 point ra o. Canada captured Pool B with a victory over Dominican Republic following the U.S. win earlier in the day, but Brazil held their pool opponents to one fewer point than Canada (Brazil 150-105 to Canada’s 150106) to claim the second automa c semifinal berth.

The U.S. will face Brazil in the Pan American Cup gold-medal match on Saturday. Brazil defeated Canada 25-20, 29-27, 25-16 in the second semifinal on Friday night. The Americans have won four of the five previous Men’s Pan American Cups (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010).

The top two first-place teams in the three groups advance directly into the semifinals on June 17, while the third-best pool winner joins the three second-place teams in the quarterfinal round on June 16. The Pan American Cup concludes on June 18 with the medal-round and final classifica on matches.

“Brazil is a good team and we will have to play our best match to beat them,” U.S. Men’s Na onal A2 Team Head Coach Gordon Mayforth said. “It should be a great final with the two most accomplished programs in recent years ba ling once again for a tle.” The U.S. broke an 11-all e in the opening set versus Puerto Rico with a 5-0 scoring run to take a 16-11 advantage, then pushed to a 25-18 victory. The Americans used five unanswered points to gain a 11-5 lead in the second set and finished out the set 25-17 with nine of the last 13 points. Team USA bolted to an 8-1 lead in the third set and led by as many as 12 points (20-8) before finishing with a 25-14 victory.

The U.S. never trailed in the opening set as it built a 16-10 lead en route to a 10-point victory at 25-15. A er 19 consecu ve side outs in the second set with the Americans leading 20-19, the U.S. scored five of the final seven points for a 25-21 victory. The Americans captured the third set 25-19 a er they opened up an early 5-1 lead, but needed a 4-0 scoring run to take a 13-7 advantage to cruise to the final score.

All 12 American players saw ac on in the match with 10 hi ng the scoring column. Will Price (Laytonsville, Md.) and Jayson Jablonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) tallied 10 points apiece in pacing the U.S. Price contributed eight kills on 14 a acks and two aces, while Jablonsky recorded nine kills on 19 a acks and an ace.

U.S. captain Robert Tarr (Cape Canaveral, Fla.) led all scorers with 14 points via nine kills and a match-high five blocks. Will Price (Laytonsville, Md.) added 12 points in the victory on nine kills and three blocks. Jayson Jablonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) chipped in eight kills and an ace for nine points, which was matched by David Smith’s (Saugus, Calif.) five kills, three aces and a block and Andrew Hein’s (Carol Stream, Ill.) seven kills, one ace and one block. Jonathan Winder (Irvine, Calif.) tallied two kills, while Kawika Shoji (Honolulu) served an ace for the final point of the opening set to round out the scoring.

David Smith (Saugus, Calif.) charted four blocks, three kills and an ace for eight points. Andy Hein (Carol Stream, Ill.) picked up three kills, two blocks and an ace for six points. Jeff Manzel (Santa Barbara, Calif.) totaled two kills and an ace in only the third set, while Murphy Troy (St. Louis, Mo.) pocketed three kills in a reserve role.

“It was a good win for our team,” U.S. Men’s A2 Head Coach Gordon Mayforth said. “With this win, and point spread, we are assured to have a bye in the quarterfinals and will play again in the semifinals. The staff - Sean Byron and Shawn Patchell have been working very hard with the game plans. The guys have responded and done what we wanted them to do. I thought Jonathan Winder had a good match tonight and was the best match he has had with the Pan Am Cup Team. Will Price was good as was our captain Rob Tarr. David Smith also played a very solid match out of the middle.”

“Our players are very focused now and making it easy to coach them because they are keeping each other focused and on task,” Mayforth said. “We wanted to run our middle a ack, quick and bic, and I think we did that successfully. We improved our serve, block and transi on to score points, which will help us for tomorrow’s match.”

Winder set the U.S. to a 48.2 kill percent with a .398 hi ng efficiency and just seven errors, while Argen na was held to a 40.5 kill percent and .236 hi ng efficiency. Winder tallied 24 of the team’s assists, while Dus n Wa en (Long Beach, Calif.) charted a team-high five digs. The American middles of Hein and Smith combined to convert 12 of 19 a acks into kills with no errors.

Kawika Shoji (Honolulu) and Robert Tarr (Cape Canaveral, Fla.) were credited with two points each with a kill and block, while Garre Muagutu a (Oceanside, Calif.) rounded out the scoring with a block.

Winder provided the American offense with 20 assists in helping the team to a 46.9 kill percent and .391 hi ng efficiency with only five a ack errors. Team USA held a slim 14-13 margin digs, while conver ng 19 of 32 service recep ons into successes. Puerto Rico had trouble with the American serve, conver ng just 36 of 65 service recep ons into successes. Mayforth singled out the performances of three of his players a er the match.

The players and staff know we need to con nue to get be er in the next matches, but so far this group has responded and is focused to get the job done.”

“Will Price was very good tonight, as were Andy Hein and David Smith,” Mayforth said.

U.S. Men’s A2 Head Coach Gordon Mayforth started Smith and Hein at middle blocker, Jablonsky and Tarr at outside hi er, Price at opposite and Winder at se er. Dus n Wa en (Long Beach, Calif.) was the libero for the match. Murphy Troy (St. Louis, Mo.) and Shoji were subs in all three sets.

Mayforth started Smith and Hein at middle blocker, Jablonsky and Tarr at outside hi er, Price at opposite and Winder at se er. Dus n Wa en (Long Beach, Calif.) was the libero for the match. Menzel started the third set in place of Tarr. Troy and Shoji subbed into the match in all three sets, while Muagutu a subbed into the match in the second set. Ryan Meehan (Dana Point, Calif.) was a reserve in the third set.

Team USA held a 10-2 block advantage and out-served Argen na 6-1 in the victory. The Americans added a 40-36 margin in kills. The Americans were out-dug 15-14, but the U.S. had a 61.2 posi ve service recep on on 49 chances to Argen na’s 46.2 percent on 65 chances. Tarr converted 13 of 15 service recep ons to lead the Americans. Ivan Castellani paced Argen na with nine points, while Mar n Ramos chipped in eight points in the loss.

Although the U.S. held only a slim 30-29 margin in kills, it won the blocking ba le 10-7 and the service game with a 6-2 ace advantage. Further, Puerto Rico commi ed 29 errors in the match to the Americans’ 11. Ulises Maldonado and Ezequiel Cruz totaled 10 points each in leading Puerto Rico.

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2011 Pan American Cup Roundup U.S. MEN’S A2 TEAM TAKES SILVER MEDAL AFTER LOSS TO BRAZIL Brazil ...............................25 USA .................................23

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GATINEAU, Quebec, Canada (June 18, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal A2 Team lost to Brazil 25-23, 21-25, 25-17, 28-26 in the Sixth Men’s Pan American Cup goldmedal match played Saturday evening. The U.S. Men were a emp ng to win their fi h Pan American Cup as they had won the event in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In the process, Brazil won its first Pan American Cup in the sixth annual event. Brazil held an 18-11 lead in the opening set, but had to score the final two points to win 25-23 a er the Americans ed the set at 23-all. The second set had seven lead changes and 12 es, but a U.S. 6-1 scoring run rallied it from a 13-12 deficit en route to a 25-21 victory. Despite Brazil’s Raphael Oliveira leaving the match with an injury and 12 points at 8-7 in the third set, Brazil never flinched in building its lead to 13-9 and pushing to the 25-17 victory. Brazil rallied from a 7-2 deficit in the fourth set to close out the match with a 28-26 victory. Robert Tarr (Cape Canaveral, Fla.) and Will Price (Laytonsville, Md.) led the Americans with 17 points each. Tarr scored all his points on kills via 27 a acks, while Price totaled 16 kills and a block. Jayson Jablonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) totaled 11 kills on 23 swings and four blocks for 15 points. David Smith (Saugus, Calif.) charted five kills, five blocks and two aces for 12 points. Andy Hein (Carol Stream, Ill.) tacked on five points, while Jeff Menzel (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and Murphy Troy (St. Louis, Mo.) added two kills. Jonathan Winder (Irvine, Calif.) rounded out the scoring with a block. Courtesy of NORCECA Dus n Wa en (Long Beach, Calif.) and Price each handled seven digs as Brazil out-dug the Americans 36-26 for the match. Winder contributed 27 assists on 89 a empts. Tarr was credited with 21 successful service recep ons on 27 a empts, while Wa en added 18 on 28 a empts. The U.S. totaled 87 service recep on chances with 56 deemed successful, while Brazil was 54 of 76. “I’m proud of the way our guys fought, it was a really tough match,” said Tarr, who served as the team capain. “We had our opportuni es to close it out in that fourth set and couldn’t do it.” U.S. Men’s Na onal A2 Head Coach Gordon Mayforth started Smith and Hein at middle blocker, Jablonsky and Tarr at outside hi er, Price at opposite and Winder at se er. Wa en was the libero for the match. The U.S. out-blocked Brazil 12-5, but the Brazilian serve ne ed a 7-2 advantage in aces. The Americans commi ed 30 errors in the match, while the South Americans limited their miscues to 20. Both teams collected 57 kills in the match. The U.S. held a 49.6 kill percent with a .339 hi ng efficiency, while Brazil held a .325 hi ng efficiency with a 48.7 kill percent. The U.S. and Brazil are using developmental and Na onal Team reserve players during the Pan American Cup with both countries par cipa ng in the FIVB World League Pool A at the same me. The two squads will meet each other June 24-25 in Tulsa for a pair of matches. Paulo Silva led Brazil and all scorers with 23 points with 20 kills, two aces and a block. Vinicius Siqueira added points, while Anderson Rodrigues - Oliveira’s replacement – scored eight points in less two sets to keep the Brazilian momentum. Earlier, Canada defeated Puerto Rico 25-14, 25-20, 25-21 for the bronze medal, while Mexico was awarded a forfeit victory (25-0, 25-0, 25-0) over Venezuela in the fi h place match as the South American squad did not have enough players to compete. Argen na finished the tournament in seventh place with a 25-21, 25-21, 22-25, 25-15 victory over Dominican Republic.

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1 2 3 USA 20 22 19 POL 25 25 25 Poland Pushes Past U.S. Men in World League Opener LODZ, Poland (May 27, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team did not get off to the start it hoped for at the 2011 FIVB World League as it fell to Poland 25-20, 25-22, 25-19.

Team USA group photo from the opening weekend of the 2011 FIVB World League. (FIVB photo)

The U.S. led Poland in aces 3-1, but Poland out-hit the U.S. Men, 47-33. The United States’ hi ng efficiency was .185 and its kill percent was 35.9. Poland’s hi ng efficiency was .350 and its kill percent was 48.5. Poland also out-blocked the U.S., 11-6. Poland was credited with 55 digs and 14 errors while the United States had 31 digs and 13 errors. Poland was credited with 24 excellent recep ons on 54 a empts with three errors. The U.S. Men were credited with 22 excellent recep ons and two errors on 63 a empts. “This is certainly not how we wanted to start this tournament,” U.S. Team Captain Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.), who was also the team’s leading scorer. “We made a lot of errors, while Poland played well. It is always very difficult to win the game on this level with these two things happening.” Priddy paced the U.S. Men with 16 points on 13 kills, one block and a match-high two aces. Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) added 10 points on eight kills, one block and one ace.

Donald Suxho and David Lee block. (FIVB photo)

Poland’s Bartosz Kurek led all scorers with 23 points on a match-high 20 kills and a match-high three blocks. Zbigniew Bartman added 15 points on 12 kills, two blocks and one ace. “We were obviously disappointed in the outcome of the match tonight,” U.S. Men’s Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said. “We were beaten in every major sta s cal category.” Among other U.S. scorers, outside hi er Ma Anderson scored five points on four kills and one block. Middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) totaled four points on three kills and one block. Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.), who subs tuted for Anderson in the third set, scored four points on four kills. Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) scored two points on one kill and one block. Se er Donald Suxho (Korce, Albania), who was pulled in the third set for Brian Thornton (San Clement, Calif.) score one point with a block. Suxho was credited with 21 running sets and no errors on 49 a empts. Thornton was credited with eight running sets and no errors on 21 a empts. Libero Rich Lambourne was credited with nine digs and two faults on 20 a empts. He also had eight excellent recep ons and one fault on 22 a empts. Priddy was credited with eight digs and two faults on 15 a empts. He also finished with eight excellent recep ons and no faults on 16 a empts. U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) started Anderson and Priddy at outside hi er, Lee and Millar at middle blocker, Stanley at opposite, Suxho at se er and Lambourne at libero. Lotman started the third set for Anderson and Thornton replace Suxho early in the third set. Middle blocker Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.) and opposite Gabe Gardner (San Clemente, Calif.) also played as subs tutes.

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Donald Suxho (7) sets for David Lee. (FIVB photo)


U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe, le , talks with David Lee (4). (FIVB photo) 19


1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 37 RUS 22 19 35 U.S. Men Bounce Back with Sweep of Poland LODZ, Poland (May 28, 2011) – U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team Head Coach Alan Knipe showed confidence in his star ng lineup and it paid off as the U.S. Men defeated Poland, 25-22, 25-19, 37-35 to earn their first victory in the Con nental (pool play) Round of the 2011 FIVB World League. The U.S. Men improved their record in Pool A to 1-1 as they head to San Juan, Puerto Rico for their next two matches on June 3-4. Poland (1-1) will travel to Rio de Janeiro to face Brazil on June 4-5.

Gabe Gardner (15), Ryan Millar (9) and Ma Anderson (1) block against Poland. (FIVB photo)

Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) made no changes to his star ng lineup despite its poor performance against Poland on Friday, when it was swept. His confidence paid off as four players scored in double figures and the U.S. Men improved all aspects of their game. In a third-set ba le, the U.S. Men held leads of 15-10 and 16-12, but Poland fought back and ed the match at 21-21. Poland took its first set point at 24-22 and went on to hold seven more set points while the U.S. took match point five mes before finally ge ng the victory. “We were a more focused team tonight; focusing intently on each and every play and taking the game one point at a me,” U.S. Assistant Coach Gary Sato (Los Angeles, Calif.) said. “We developed a much be er rhythm tonight and the guys showed a lot of heart and character to bounce back and win the serve and pass ba le. Donald Suxho executed the game plan perfectly.” For the second night, outside hi er Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) led the United States with 17 points on 15 kills and two aces. He was named the match’s Most Valuable Player. Outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) had a much be er night on Saturday, scoring 16 points on 13 kills, two blocks and one ace. Zbigniew Bartman led all scorers for a second night with 21 points on a match-high 19 kills and two blocks. Poland also used the same star ng lineup as Saturday, but made many more changes throughout the match. The teams were ed in kills, 42-42. However, the United States’ hi ng efficiency was 0.333 and its kill percent was 46.7 while Poland’s hi ng efficiency was 0.189 and its kill percent was 39.6.

Donald Suxho (7) sets for Ryan Millar. (FIVB photo)

The United States out-blocked Poland 15-6 and had eight aces while Poland scored on three. Poland led in digs 66-63, but was hurt by 28 errors, while the United States had 15. The U.S. was credited with 28 excellent recep ons and four faults while Poland had 21 excellent recep ons and seven faults. Millar finished the match with 11 points on five kills, five blocks and one ace. Among the other U.S. starters, middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) also scored 11 points on five kills, five blocks and one ace. Opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) totaled nine points on three kills, three blocks and a match-high three aces. Se er Donald Suxho (Korce, Albania) scored one point with a kill, and was also credited with 32 running sets and one fault on 65 a empts.

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Reid Priddy, right, is congratulated for being named the match’s most valuable player. (FIVB photo)


Clay Stanley (13) blocks against Poland. (FIVB photo) 21


1 2 3 4 5 USA 24 29 25 25 PUR 26 27 17 17 U.S. Men Come Back to Beat Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (June 3, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team took their second 2011 FIVB World League victory, out-blocking Puerto Rico 14-0 in a 24-26, 29-27, 25-17, 25-17 victory. With the victory, the U.S. Men improve to 2-1 in Pool A in the Con nental Round while Puerto Rico falls to 0-3. The two teams will play again on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. PT in San Juan. A er a lackluster first-set loss, the U.S. Men ba led to win the second set as Puerto Rico fought off three set points. The U.S. Men cruised to victory in the third and fourth sets. Se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) was brought in for Donald Suxho (Korce, Albania) in the second set while outside hi er Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) started the third and fourth sets for Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.).

Ma Anderson hits against Puerto Rico. (Jose Jimenez)

“Both sides made more errors than they wanted,” U.S. Men’s Team Captain Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) said. “I am really glad to win a er a tough ba le. Our guys from the bench Paul Lotman and Brian Thornton stabilized our game with key produc on.” U.S. opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) led all scorers with 20 points on 15 kills (0.500 hi ng efficiency), three blocks and two aces. Priddy, at outside hi er, added 19 points on 14 kills (41.2 kill percent) three blocks and two aces. “First of all I am happy to get the win,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach) said. “We didn’t start the first set very well and had some problems finding our rhythm. Lotman and Thornton did a good job and Stanley was very good tonight. Thornton got significant playing me and he did well.”

U.S. Men’s team captain Reid Priddy, le , and Puerto Rico captain Hector Soto, right, pose with the event mascot. (FIVB photo)

Puerto Rico out-hit the U.S. Men 56-47. The U.S. Men’s hi ng efficiency was 0.292 while their kill percent was 41.6. Puerto Rico’s hi ng efficiency was 0.261 while its kill percent was 41.8. The U.S. Men had seven aces while Puerto Rico had four. Puerto Rico also had 20 service errors while the U.S. was charged with 13. Puerto Rico led in digs 40-36, but also led in digging errors, 46-32. Opposite Hector Soto led Puerto Rico with 16 points on a match-high 16 kills (0.196 hi ng efficiency). Middle blocker Enrique Escalante added 13 points on 11 kills (0.250 hi ng efficiency) and two aces. Among other U.S. scorers, Lotman finished with eight points on six kills and two aces. Middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) scored seven points on three kills, three blocks and one ace. Middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) added seven points on four kills and three blocks. Anderson scored six points on five kills and one block. Thornton finished with one point on a block. Thornton was credited with 13 running sets and one fault on 50 a empts. Suxho finished with 10 running sets and no faults on 32 a empts.

Brian Thornton sets against Puerto Rico. (Jose Jimenez)

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Rich Lambourne makes a dig. (FIVB photo) 23


1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 26 22 25 PUR 23 24 25 12 U.S. Men Dominate 4th Set; Beat Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (June 4, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team dominated the fourth set to defeat host Puerto Rico, 25-23, 26-24, 22-25, 25-12. The U.S. Men improved their 2011 World League record to 3-1 and took second place in Pool A behind Brazil (3-0), which will play its second match against Poland (1-3) on Sunday. Puerto Rico falls to 0-4 and is in fourth place in the pool. The U.S. Men will return to their home base at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, Calif., before heading to Belo Horizonte, Brazil for two matches on June 11-12 (both at 6 a.m. PT). Puerto Rico will host Poland on June 10-11.

Ryan Millar, right, looks to get the ball over Puerto Rico’s block. (FIVB photo)

The U.S. Men were leading 2 sets to 1 on Saturday when they took control of the fourth set, jumping out to a 5-1 lead. Later in the set, U.S. opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) served four straight aces to give his team an 18-9 lead. But Puerto Rico was truly deflated when outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) hit the ball and Puerto Rico blocked it back at him. The ball ricocheted off Anderson’s shoulder and fell on Puerto Rico’s side, giving the United States a 20-12 lead. Puerto Rico did not score again. “It was a very tough match with Puerto Rico touching a lot of balls, making it very difficult for us,” U.S. Team Captain Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) said. “A lot of up and downs in our game, but we remained pa ent. I think that was the key for us.” “In the fourth set, a lot of things happened,” Puerto Rico Team Captain Hector Soto said. “I don’t know if it was lack of gas or lack of concentra on but it was a disaster. At the end we couldn’t get any points and it was a painful loss.” Anderson led the U.S. Men with 23 points on a match-high 22 kills (56.1 kill percent) and one block. Stanley had 17 points on 11 kills (36.6 kill percent), one block and a match-high five aces. Priddy, at outside hi er, added 16 points on 12 kills (60.0 kill percent) and four blocks.

The U.S. Men gather for a meout against Puerto Rico. (FIVB photo)

Soto led all scorers with 24 points on 20 kills, one block and three aces. Victor Rivera added 16 points on 14 kills, one block and one ace. For a second night, Puerto Rico out-hit the U.S. Men 55-52. The U.S. Men’s hi ng efficiency was 0.368 while their kill percent was 45.6. Puerto Rico’s hi ng efficiency was 0.276 while its kill percent was 44.7. But the U.S. out-blocked Puerto Rico 13-6 and had nine aces to Puerto Rico’s seven. The U.S. was credited with 39 digs and 29 faults. Puerto Rico had 40 digs and 38 faults. Puerto Rico was credited with 37 excellent recep ons and 10 faults. The U.S. Men had 38 excellent recep ons and eight faults. Middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) scored 10 points on three kills, a match-high five blocks and two aces. Middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) totaled seven points on four kills, one block and two aces. Se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.), making his first World League start, scored one point on a block. He was credited with 10 running sets and one fault on 93 a empts.

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Reid Priddy goes for the kill against a block by Puerto Rico. (FIVB photo)


David Lee a acks against Puerto Rico. (FIVB photo) 25


1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 21 19 21 BRA 19 25 25 25 Brazil Shows Why it is Leading Pool A BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (June 11, 2011) – For one set, the U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team played like it was 2008. But it didn’t take long for Brazil to remind everyone which team is reigning in 2011. A er losing the first set, Brazil came back to defeat the U.S. Men, 19-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-21 in an FIVB World League match before a crowd of 14,800 enjoying breakfast at World League. Reid Priddy and David Lee go up to block against Brazil. (FIVB photo)

Brazil, the two- me defending World League champion ranked No. 1 in the world, improved its record to 5-0 in Pool A. The U.S. Men, ranked No. 5, fell to 3-2, but held on to second place in Pool A. The two teams will play again on Sunday. “We have been figh ng during World League to play at the same level during the en re match,” U.S. Men’s Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said. “We will watch the tape from the game and we will see that we played some excellent volleyball and was also made a lot of mistakes. Brazil is a great team and we can´t help them like we did today.” Brazil out-hit the U.S. Men 47-46. Brazil’s hi ng efficiency was 0.237 and its kill percent was 39.8. The U.S. Men’s hi ng efficiency was 0.180 while their kill percent was 37.7. Brazil out-blocked the United States 11-10 and had four aces as compared to two for the U.S. Men. The U.S. was hurt by 23 blocking errors and 14 serving errors. The U.S. Men had more digs than Brazil, 52-47 and Brazil had more digging errors, 29-27. The U.S. Men were credited with 43 excellent recep ons and four errors. Brazil totaled 42 excellent recep ons and two errors.

Rich Lambourne makes a dig as Reid Priddy (8) and Ma Anderson watch him. (FIVB photo)

The U.S. Men got 13 points each from opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) and outside hi er Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.). Stanley, the MVP of the 2008 Olympic Games where the U.S. Men won the gold medal, bea ng Brazil in the final, scored on 12 kills (35.3 kill percent) and one block. Priddy scored on a match-high 13 kills (40.6 kill percent). “I think that today we play some good and bad volleyball,” Priddy said. “We had ups and downs during the match. We need to have more consistency. Also, our number of unforced errors was greater than the normal a er the first set.” Brazil opposite Leandro Visso o led all scorers with 14 points on 11 kills (34.4 kill percent) and three blocks. Pereira Bravo added 12 points on nine kills (42.9 kill percent) and three blocks. Among other U.S. scorers, middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) totaled 10 points on eight kills and two blocks. Outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) added nine points on seven kills, one block and one ace. Middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) scored seven points on three kills and a match-high four blocks. Middle blocker Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.) scored two points on two kills. Outside hi er Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) had one point on one kill. Se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) scored one point on a block.

Brazilian fans show their true colors for their team. (FIVB photo)

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U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe monitors the situa on in Brazil. (FIVB photo) 27


1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 16 26 BRA 21 22 25 24 U.S. Men Hand Brazil First ‘11 World League Loss BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (June 12, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team handed Brazil its first 2011 FIVB World League loss with a 25-21, 25-22, 16-25, 26-24 victory in front of 17,836 yellow-clad fans.

David Lee looks to get the ball over Brazil’s block. (FIVB photo)

The victory means the U.S. Men will return to the United States with a 4-2 record as they get set for three World League weekends at home (June 17-18 against Poland at Hoffman Estates, Ill.; June 24-25 against Brazil in Tulsa, Okla., and July 1-2 against Puerto Rico in Long Beach, Calif.). Brazil falls to 5-1, but is s ll in first place in Pool A. It will host Puerto Rico (0-6) on June 18-19. Blocking was the name of the game for the U.S. Men, who out-blocked Brazil 15-9, led by middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) with a matchhigh five stops. Middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) and outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) each added four blocks apiece. Brazil led the U.S. in kills, 59-50. The U.S. Men’s hi ng efficiency was 0.267 while their kill percent was 41.7 Brazil’s hi ng efficiency was 0.256 and its kill percent was 44.4. The teams ed in aces 1-1 and each had 12 service errors. Brazil led in digs, 59-38 and had 26 digging errors while the U.S. Men had 38. Brazil also led in excellent recep ons, 57-47. Each team was charged with one recep on error. “I am very pleased with the way my team played today,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said. “I think we did not make as many errors during the important moments. Yesterday I told my team that we could not give away so many errors and it did not happen today. “Brazil has an amazing environment for volleyball. We have some young guys on the team like Anderson and I think that they learned a lot with these matches.” Brazil Head Coach Bernardo Rezende was not happy with the ming of his team’s errors. “The difference between this match and the last game was when the errors happened,” he said. “We made a lot of mistakes at important moments of the game. We have to play with more intelligence.”

Paul Lotman congratulates Brian Thornton for the win. (FIVB photo)

Anderson led all scorers with 21 points on 17 kills (0.500 hi ng efficiency; 56.7 kill percent) and four blocks. Outside hi er Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) added 16 points on 15 kills (0.400 hi ng efficiency; 50.0 kill percent) and one block. Lee finished with 10 points on six kills and four blocks. Brazil Team Captain Murilo Endres paced his club with 20 points on 18 kills and two blocks. Wallace Mar ns added 12 kills, one block and one ace. Among other U.S. players, opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) scored nine points on eight kills and one ace. Millar finished with seven points on two kills to go with his five blocks. Se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) scored one point with a block and opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.), who played as a subs tute, scored on a kill.

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Clay Stanley celebrates. FIVB photo


Brian Thornton (10) sets against Brazil. (FIVB photo) 29


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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (June 17, 2011) – As a sea of 4,700 mostly Polish fans did “The Wave” around the Sears Centre Arena, Poland defeated the U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20. The two teams are now both have 4-3 records and 12 points each, but Poland has the edge thanks to the points ra o. The United States and Poland will play again Saturday. Despite the heavily pro-Poland crowd, U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) refused to make excuses for his team. “It was a great volleyball atmosphere,” he said. “It had nothing to do with our performance.” Outside hi er Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) paced the U.S. Men with 13 points on 11 kills (50.0 kill percent), one block and one ace. Opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) added 11 points on eight kills (36.0 kill percent) and three aces for the U.S. Poland’s Zbigniew Bartman led all scorers with 16 points on a match-high 14 kills and two blocks. Bartosz Kurek added 12 points on eight kills, one block and three aces. Poland out-hit the U.S. Men 52-43. Poland’s hi ng efficiency was 0.451 and its kill percent was 52. The United States’ hi ng efficiency was 0.301 and its kill percent was 41.

David Lee warms up before the match. (FIVB photo/Rob Grabowski)

Poland out-blocked the U.S. 10-5 and had five aces to four for the U.S. Poland was credited with 25 digs (6 errors) and the U.S. Men were credited with 29 digs (5 errors). “We prac ced the same way we played tonight,” Priddy said. “It was a good job by Poland, but the problem is on our side.” Among other U.S. scorers, outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) totaled seven points on seven kills. Middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) finished with six points on two kills and a match-high four blocks. Outside hi er Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.), who played as a subs tute, scored four points on four kills. Middle blocker Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.), who also played as a subs tute, scored two points on two kills. U.S. libero Rich Lambourne was credited with 15 digs and one fault on 16 a empts. Priddy had eight digs and two faults on 15 a empts. Star ng se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) was credited with 12 assists. Backup se er Donald Suxho (Korce, Albania), who played the last part of the third set, had two. Knipe started Priddy and Anderson at outside hi er, Lee and Millar at middle blocker, Stanley at opposite, Thornton at se er and Lambourne at libero. Holmes started the third set for Millar. Lotman, outside hi er Sco Touzinsky (St. Louis, Mo.), se er Donald Suxho (Korce, Albania) and opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) all played as subs tutes.

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Evan Patak passes the ball. (FIVB photo/Rob Grabowski)


Rich Lambourne saves the ball as Ma Anderson watches. (FIVB photo/Rob Grabowski)

Rich Lambourne saves the ball as Ma Anderson watches. (FIVB photo/Rob Grabowski)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 15 25 25 POL 21 25 18 22 U.S. Men Grind Out Victory Over Poland HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (June 18, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team found a way to win and took a 25-21, 15-25, 25-18, 25-22 victory over Poland in front of 6,000 fans in an FIVB World League match on Saturday at the Sears Centre Arena. The United States regained its hold on second place in Group A and improved its record to 5-3. Poland falls to 4-4. The U.S. will travel to Tulsa, Okla., for its next two matches against world No. 1 Brazil on June 24-25. Poland led in kills, 49-39. Poland’s hi ng efficiency was 0.284 and its kill percent was 45.9. The United States’ hi ng efficiency was 0.282 and its kill percent was 37.9. But errors proved to be Poland’s undoing, as the U.S. scored on 36 Poland errors while commi ng 21. Poland had 18 a ack errors while the U.S. had 10. Poland had 15 service errors while the U.S. had 11. “I don’t think either team looked fresh,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said. “I think we did a good job of grinding it out. It was not very pre y.” “We made a lot of mistakes, especially in the fourth set,” Poland Head Coach Andrea Anastasi said. “It’s terrible really.” In the fourth set, the teams were ed at 19-19 when the U.S. Men went up by two on a Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) kill and Poland’s hi ng error. Poland called meout, but had two more hi ng errors to give the U.S. a 23-19 lead. Poland called meout again and the U.S. served into the net. A kill by David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) gave the U.S. match point at 24-20. Poland came back with two points before hi ng it out of bounds to give the U.S. Men the win.

Reid Priddy serves against Poland during their match in Hoffman Estates, Ill. (FIVB photo/Rob Grabowski)

Anderson, who started at outside hi er, led all scorers with 20 points on 16 kills, three blocks and one ace. Outside hi er Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) added 10 points on six kills, two blocks and two aces. Zbigniew Bartman led Poland with 19 points on a match-high 18 kills and one block. Piotr Nowakowski added 15 points on 12 kills, one block and two aces. The teams were ed in blocks 11-11 and Poland led in kills 49-39. Poland also led in aces 5-4. The teams were ed in digs 43-43. Among other U.S. scorers, opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) scored nine points on eight kills and one block. Lee at middle blocker finished with eight points on four kills, three blocks and one ace. Middle blocker Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.), who started instead of Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah), scored five points on four kills and one block.

Reid Priddy gets the ball through Poland’s block. (FIVB photo/Rob Grabowski)

Se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) scored two points on a kill and a block. He was credited with 17 assists and no errors. Libero Rich Lambourne (Tus n, Calif.) was credited with 11 digs on 14 a empts. Stanley was credited with 10 digs on 14 a empts. Knipe started Anderson and Priddy at outside hi er, Holmes and Lee at middle blocker, Stanley at opposite, Thornton at se er and Rich Lambourne (Tus n, Calif.) played libero.

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Ma Anderson hammers the ball past Finland’s block. (FIVB photo/ Rob Grabowski) Reid Priddy looks at the crowd during the U.S. victory over Poland (FIVB Photo/Rob Grabowksi) 33


1 2 3 4 5 USA 21 20 25 19 BRA 25 25 21 25 U.S. Men Unable to Duplicate Efforts Against Brazil TULSA Okla. (June 24, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team was unable to duplicate its feat of nearly two weeks ago as it fell to Brazil 25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 25-19 Friday evening during an FIVB World League match at the Reynolds Center. Brazil is ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, while the U.S. is ranked fi h. The two teams, which split a pair of matches in Brazil on June 11-12 with the Americans handing the Brazilians their only defeat of 2011 World League, meet again Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Central Time in Tulsa.

David Lee fakes the a ack as Reid Priddy gets ready to go up during their match agaisnt Brazil in Tulsa. (FIVB photo/David Polanski)

Brazil leads Pool A with an 8-1 record and 24 points, while the U.S. drops into a second-place e with Poland with iden cal 5-4 records and 15 points. Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) paced the U.S. Men with 15 points on 14 kills and a block, while Clay Stanley (Honolulu) chipped in 10 kills, two aces and a block for 13 points. Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) contributed nine kills and two blocks in the loss. Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) totaled six kills and team-high three blocks for nine points, while David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) added eight points. Russell Homes (Fountain Valley, Calif.) rounded out the U.S. scoring with a single point. “I thought Brazil played hard. They dug a lot of balls and got a lot of points in transi on,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said. “We have a quick turnaround. We will see what adjustments we can make for tomorrow.” Brazil’s Theo Lopes led all scorers with 24 points on 20 kills, three blocks and one ace. Gilberto “Giba” Godoy added 17 points on 11 kills, three blocks and a match-high three aces. “I thought we played be er than we played against the U.S. in Brazil,” Brazil Head Coach Bernardo Rezende said. “We need to learn (from mistakes) from the third set. The U.S. is a good team and they don’t need our help to win.” Ryan Millar gets the ball past Brazil’s block. (FIVB photo/David Polanski)

Knipe started Priddy and Anderson at outside hi er, Millar and Lee at middle blocker, Stanley at opposite and Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) at se er. Rich Lambourne (Tus n, Calif.) was the American libero. Holmes was a reserve in all four sets, while Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) came off the bench as a serving subs tute in the first three sets. Max Holt (Cincinna , Ohio) was a reserve in the fourth set. Brazil held a 60-46 advantage in kills and a 5-2 margin aces. The South Americans edged their North American counterparts in blocks, 10-9. The U.S. Men took advantage of 28 Brazilian errors and limited its mistakes to 21. Brazil’s defense led in digs, 58-37 and had 12 faults as compared to 15 for the U.S. Priddy led the U.S. in digs with 14. Lambourne added seven. Thornton was credited with 21 assists and no errors on 90 a empts. .

The U.S. Men listen to the U.S. Na onal Anthem prior to their match against Brazil in Tulsa.. (FIVB photo/David Polanski)

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Brian Thornton (10) back sets for a host of possible hi ers. (FIVB photo/David Polanski)

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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 22 25 BRA 20 23 25 23 U.S. Upsets Brazil; Stays in World League Final Chase TULSA, Okla. (June 25, 2011) – For the second me in less than two weeks, the U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team upset top-ranked Brazil, 25-20, 2523, 22-25, 25-23, in an FIVB World League match at the Reynolds Center. The U.S. Men, ranked fi h in the world by the FIVB, improve to 6-4 with 18 points in the World League Pool A of the Intercon nental Round. The U.S., ed for second with Poland in Pool A, closes out pool play on July 1-2 against Puerto Rico (0-10) at the Walter Pyramid on the Long Beach State University campus in Long Beach, Calif. Brazil, which sits atop Pool A with two matches remaining in Poland (6-4) next week, falls to 8-2 during World League ac on. Both of Brazil’s losses are to the United States as the Americans also defeated it 3-1 on June 12 at Belo Horizonte, Brazil. U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe complimented his team in pos ng another second-night upset of Brazil. “We don’t want to con nue to be a second-night team,” he said. “Although I think it takes considerable character to be able to do it.” Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) led the U.S. with 17 points on 13 kills, three blocks and one ace. Clay Stanley (Honolulu) had a match-high four aces to go with 12 kills for 16 points. Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) contributed 14 kills, while David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) had a match-high six blocks as part of a 14-point effort. Priddy said the U.S. Men benefited from a good week of prac ce.

A patrio c volleyball fan shows his colors. (FIVB photo/David Polanksi)

“We had a great week of prac ce. Probably the best week we’ve had so far,” he said. Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) charted six points, while Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) tallied two kills. Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) rounded out the American scoring with an ace as a serving subs tute. Team USA out-blocked Brazil 10-6 and held a 6-3 margin in aces to offset the South Americans’ slim 58-55 edge in kills. The USA commi ed 24 errors in the match to Brazil’s 26. Brazil held the edge in digs, 27-25. The U.S. got five digs each from Thornton, Stanley and Lambourne. Thornton was credited with eight assists. Murilo Endres paced Brazil with 17 points on 15 kills and two blocks, while Theo Lopes contributed 14 points. Lucas Saatkamp and Gilberto “Giba” Godoy added 13 and 12 points respec vely. Knipe started Priddy and Anderson at outside hi er, Lee and Millar at middle blocker, Stanley at opposite and Thornton at se er. Lambourne was the U.S. libero for the match.

Team USA celebrates the match victory. (FIVB photo/David Polanski)

Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) and Patak played as serving subs tutes and Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.) also subs tuted.

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David Lee during the post-match press conference. (FIVB photo) The U.S. Men huddle in victory. (FIVB photo/David Polanski) 37


1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 25 15 PUR 27 22 12 27 8 U.S. One Win Away from World League Final Round LONG BEACH, Calif. (July 1, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team rallied a er Puerto Rico won the fourth set and defeated the side, 25-27, 25-22, 25-12, 25-27, 15-8 at the Walter Pyramid.

Rich Lambourne goes for the dig. (FIVB photo/Ma Brown)

Thanks to losses by Bulgaria and Serbia on Friday in other pools, the United States (7-4) is one win away from a berth in the World League Final Round as one of the three best second-place teams in pool play. The U.S. and Puerto Rico (0-11) will play again on Saturday (7 p.m. PT) at the Pyramid in the final match of the Intercon nental (pool play) Round. With the 3-2 final score, Puerto Rico gained its first point of World League. A er falling behind 2-1, Puerto Rico came back to win the fourth set. But the U.S. jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the ebreaker and Puerto Rico couldn’t rally. Among the adjustments made by Puerto Rico Head Coach Carlos Cardona was pulling Hector Soto, the opposite who has been his leading scorer un l this weekend, in favor of Steven Morales. “I thought we pressed a little early,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said. “We wanted to be perfect and we’re not going to be perfect. Puerto Rico is a good team.” The U.S. out-blocked Puerto Rico 20-3, led by middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) with six and David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) with five. “The big difference is that they out-blocked us 20-3,” Puerto Rico Head Coach Carlos Cardona said. “In my mind, that was the match.” United States outside hi er Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) led all scorers with 21 points on a match-high19 kills and two blocks. Opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) added 17 points on 11 kills, four blocks and two aces. Millar posted 16 points on nine kills, six blocks and one ace. Lee totaled 12 points on seven kills and five blocks. Juan Figueroa led Puerto Rico with 18 points on 18 kills. Jose Rivera added 12 points. The U.S. Men out-a acked Puerto Rico 82-67. The U.S. hi ng efficiency was 0.442 while its kill percent was 51.3. Puerto Rico’s hi ng efficiency was 0.341 while its kill percent was 45.9. Ma Anderson receives the ball. (FIVB photo/Ma Brown) The U.S. had four aces as compared to two for Puerto Rico. The U.S. was struck with 17 service errors while Puerto Rico had 14. Puerto Rico led in digs 48-39. Among other U.S. scorers, outside hi er Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.), who started the third, fourth and fi h sets, finished with seven points on six kills and one ace. Outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.), who started the first and second sets, scored six points on six a acks. Se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) scored on two blocks and middle blocker Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.), who played as a subs tute, scored on a block. Thornton was credited with 33 assists. U.S. libero Rich Lambourne (Tus n, Calif.) led the team in digs with 14. Priddy added nine.

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Paul Lotman celebrates. (FIVB photo/Ma Brown


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1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 25 25 PUR 13 22 19 U.S. Men Punch Ticket to World League Finals LONG BEACH, Calif. (July 2, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team wasted no me in punching its cket to Poland and the FIVB World League Final Round with a 25-13, 25-22, 25-19 sweep of Puerto Rico on Saturday at the Walter Pyramid.

Rich Lambourne, le , and Reid Priddy both go for the ball. (FIVB photo/Ma Brown)

The U.S. finishes the Intercon nental (pool play) Round with an 8-4 record, good enough for second place in Pool A behind Brazil (10-2), which the U.S. defeated twice. The other teams that have advanced to the final round are Brazil, Russia, Argen na and Italy as pool winners, Cuba and Bulgaria as the two other second-place teams and Poland as the host country. The U.S. Men will leave for Gdansk, Poland on Sunday. The Final Round takes place on July 6-10. Puerto Rico finishes World League with a 0-12 record. U.S. outside hi er Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) led all scorers on Saturday with 15 points on 13 kills, one block and one ace. Opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu Hawaii) added 12 points on six kills, four blocks and two aces. Stanley helped the U.S. get off to a fast start in the first set with two straight aces in a serving run that carried the team to a 6-1 lead.

Volleyball superfan Ma Garthoff celebrates Independence Weekend. (FIVB photo/Ma Brown)

“Clay has the ability to affect any set when he goes back to serve,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ng Beach, Calif.) said. “We didn’t get a huge run of points, but we sided out when we needed to. “We’re happy to be moving on,” he added. “Our goal at the beginning of World League was to get be er every match and qualify for the Final Round and we’ve done that.” Puerto Rico, playing without leading scorer and team captain Hector Soto, was led by Carlos Or z with 12 points on eight kills and four blocks. The U.S. out-a acked Puerto Rico 35-30 and Puerto Rico was hurt by eight hi ng errors as compared to four for the United States. The U.S. Men outblocked Puerto Rico 16-8 and had four aces while Puerto Rico had none. Among other U.S. scorers, middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) finished with nine points on four kills, four blocks and one ace. Middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) added nine points on five kills and four blocks.

Clay Stanley, le , and David Lee put up a block. (FIVB photo/Ma Brown)

Outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) had six points on six kills. Se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) contributed four points on one kill and three blocks. The U.S. had the edge in digs, 34-30, led by Anderson and Stanley who had nine each. Libero Rich Lambourne (Tus n, Calif.) added five as did Priddy. Thornton was credited with 15 assists and no faults.

A young fan with thunders cks. (FIVB photo/Ma Brown)

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Brian Thornton (10) and Ryan Millar celebrate. (FIVB photo/Ma Brown) 41


1 2 3 4 5 USA 31 16 21 22 RUS 29 25 25 25 U.S. Men Fall to Russia in Opening Round GDANSK, Poland (July 6, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team put up a fight, but in the end Russia, led by opposite Maxim Mikhaylov, was too tough and defeated the United States, 29-31, 25-16, 25-21, 25-22 on Wednesday in an FIVB World League Final Round match. The U.S. Men (0-1) will play Brazil in their second Pool F match of the Final Round. The top two teams from both Pool F and Pool E will advance to Saturday’s semifinals. A er figh ng their way back from set point in the first set at 24-22 to win 31-29, the United States struggled to score points in transi on and its block could not stop Russia. Russia, meanwhile, found its passing rhythm and went to a quicker offense.

From le , Clay Stanley, Dave Lee and Reid Priddy block against Russia during the World League Final Round. (FIVB photo)

In the fourth set, the U.S. led 18-15 and 21-19, but could not shut the door on Russia. “Russia applied a lot of pressure on us,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said. “We had opportuni es and point-scoring situa ons that we didn’t take advantage of throughout the match. And there were a few runs that we gave up on serve receive that ul mately we could not overcome. “This team has shown a lot of character and resiliency throughout World League and I have a lot of faith that we will be able to do that again and play a be er match tomorrow.” Russia only led in kills 56-53, but out-blocked the United States 16-7, as Mikhaylov and Dimitriy Muserskiy each finished with five. Each team scored on five aces. Russia scored on 26 U.S. errors while the United States scored on 25 Russian miscues. Mikhaylov led all scorers with 29 points on a match-high 21 kills, five blocks and a match-high three aces, including two straight in the fourth set.

The U.S. Men huddle during their match against Russia. (FIVB photo)

Outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) led the U.S. with 17 points on 14 kills, one block and two aces. Opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) added 15 points on a team-high 15 kills. Middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) had 10 kills and a team-high four blocks for 14 points. Outside hi er Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) scored nine points on eight kills and one block. Middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) totaled seven points on five kills, one block and one ace and opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.), who played as a serving subs tute, scored on two aces and a kill. The U.S. led in digs 91-72, led by Priddy and libero Rich Lambourne (Tus n, Calif.), who each had 18. Stanley and se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) each had 15. Thornton was credited with 35 assists. Knipe started Anderson and Priddy at outside hi er, Lee and Millar at middle blocker, Stanley at opposite and Thornton at se er. Lambourne was the U.S. libero. Patak and outside hi er Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) played as serving subs tutes while middle blocker Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.) also played as a subs tute.

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Clay Stanley looks to go over Russia’s triple block during their World League Final Round match. (FIVB photo)


Reid Priddy a acks against Russia. (FIVB photo) 43


1 2 3 4 5 USA 25 22 22 15 BRA 15 25 25 25 Brazil Adjusts to Defeat U.S. Men at Final Round GDANSK, Poland (July 7, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team could not build on a successful first set and fell to Brazil, 15-25, 25-22, 2522, 25-15 in an FIVB World League Final Round match. Brazil (2-0 in final round) will move on to Saturday’s World League semifinals along with Russia (2-0) a er the two teams play each other on Friday. The U.S. (0-2) will play Cuba (0-2) on Friday, but neither team will advance.

Ryan Millar (9) and Reid Priddy (8) block against Brazil. (FIVB photo)

Brazil made the right adjustments following a first set that saw se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) connect with his hi ers on 14 kills, including opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) with five and middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) with four.

David Lee gives a signal during the U.S. Men’s Final Round match against Brazil. (FIVB photo)

“We are disappointed,” U.S. Team Captain Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) said. “We have one more match to play here against Cuba and we want to take as much experience from that match as we can.” “For us, it’s about keeping sustained pressure on the teams that we play,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said. “A er winning the first set, the next three sets we were down fast - by the first technical - and came back in all three of those sets and made it close by the second technical. Our slow starts in those games really affected the outcome.” Outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) led the U.S. in scoring with 16 points on 12 kills, two blocks and two aces. Anderson le the match toward the end of the third set and was seen grabbing his shoulder a er an a ack a empt. But he returned to start the fourth. Stanley finished with 15 points on 12 kills, one block and two aces. Priddy (Richmond, Va.) scored nine points on nine kills. Lee totaled eight points on five kills and a team-high three blocks. The U.S. finished with 48 kills and 20 errors on 108 a empts for a hi ng efficiency of 0.259 and a kill percent of 44.4. Brazil had 53 kills and 16 errors on 104 a empts for a hi ng efficiency of 0.356 and a kill percent of 51.0. Brazil led in blocking 12-9 while the U.S. scored on five aces while Brazil had three. Brazil led in digs 72-65. Priddy led the U.S. in digs with 15 while libero Rich Lambourne (Tus n, Calif.) and Stanley each added 14. Thornton was credited with 38 assists. Se er Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.), who subs tuted for Thornton in the fourth set, had seven assists. Brazil outside hi er and team captain Gilberto “Giba” Godoy went on to lead all scorers with 21 points on a match-high 18 kills, three blocks and one ace. Among other U.S. scorers, middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) scored five points on three kills and two blocks. Outside hi er Sean Rooney (Wheaton, Ill.), who saw his first 2011 World League ac on as a subs tute for Anderson, scored on three kills. Opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) and middle blocker Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.) each had two kills playing as subs tutes.

Rich Lambourne receives the ball against Brazil. (FIVB photo)

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Ma Anderson looks to get the ball past Brazil’s block. (FIVB photo) 45


1 2 3 4 5 USA 23 25 25 21 15 CUB 25 21 18 25 13 Cuba Can’t Stop Anderson, U.S. Men GDANSK, Poland (July 8, 2011) – Ma Anderson led all scorers with 29 points and Paul Lotman added 18 as the U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team claimed a final victory in the 2011 FIVB World League, 23-25, 25-21, 25-18, 21-25, 15-13. The victory meant the U.S. finished third in Pool F of the Final Round, but it did not advance to the semifinals. The U.S. concluded World League with a 1-2 record in the Final Round and a 9-6 record overall. It finished seventh overall. Cuba finished eighth at 0-3 and 8-7. U.S. Men’s Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) chose to leave team captain and veteran outside hi er Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) along with veteran middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) off the 12man roster for Thursday to give some of his newer players an opportunity against their key NORCECA zone rival.

Paul Lotman, le , a acks against Cuba’s triple block. (FIVB photo)

”We played some guys tonight that haven’t played in the tournament. I thought they played very well. Their numbers were good, but more importantly, I thought they showed a lot of composure,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said. “I thought there were some opportuni es in set 4, par cularly early, to make it easier on ourselves that we didn’t capitalize on.” Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.), who has started at outside hi er for the U.S. throughout World League, scored on a match-high 23 kills (0.625 hi ng efficiency; 71.9 kill percent), four blocks and two aces. He even led the U.S. in digs with 14. Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.), who started for Priddy, added 18 points on 15 kills (0.481 hi ng efficiency; 55.6 kill percent), two blocks and one ace. The U.S. led Cuba in a acks, 62-58, and had a 0.422 hi ng efficiency and a 56.9 kill percent while Cuba had a 0.339 hi ng efficiency and a 53.2 kill percent. The U.S. led Cuba in blocks, 15-11 and in aces 5-3. Each team was credited with 52 digs. Outside hi er Henry Bell paced Cuba with 21 points on 20 kill and one block. Outside hi er Wilfredo Leon, the team captain and s ll a month shy of his 18th birthday, had 20 points on 17 kills and three blocks. Opposite Fernando Hernandez finished with 16 points, including 12 kills, one block and three aces. Veteran middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) added 11 points for the U.S. on eight kills, two blocks and one ace while veteran opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) contributed 11 points on nine kills and two blocks. “Ul mately, I’m pre y disappointed with our performance overall in the final eight,” Lee said. “I’m glad that we beat a good team tonight. Cuba is a young team, but it is very, very good. At the same me, I think our team needs to play a li le more consistent and at a higher level to really compete at this level with Brazil, with Russia, with Poland and Bulgaria.” Among other U.S. scorers, middle blocker Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.), who started for Millar, scored seven points on three kills and four blocks. Middle blocker Max Holt (Cincinna , Ohio), who subs tuted in the fourth set and started the fi h for Holmes, scored four points on four kills. Se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) scored two points on one block and one ace.

Russell Holmes a acks against Cuba off a set from Brian Thornton during their World League Final Round match. (FIVB photo)

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Ma Anderson a acks against Cuba. (FIVB photo) 47


2011 London Interna onal Invita onal Roundup SERBIA TAKES 3-1 WIN OVER U.S. MEN IN LONDON

U.S. MEN TO HELP LONDON TEST VOLLEYBALL FACILITIES LONDON (July 19, 2011) – Members of the U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team will help London get ready for the 2012 Olympic Games this week when they compete at the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal on July 20-24 at Earls Court in Great Britain. Earls Court in west London is where the indoor volleyball tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games will take place. The team includes two members of the 2008 Olympic men’s volleyball team that won the gold medal – se er Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Riley Salmon (League City, Texas), a former outside hi er who will be making his debut at libero. Other players making the trip “across the pond” include outside hi ers Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.), Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.), Jayson Jablonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and Robert Tarr (Cape Canaveral, Fla.); middle blockers David Smith (Saugus, Calif.), Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.) and Max Holt (Cincinna , Ohio); opposites Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) and Murphy Troy (St. Louis, Mo.) and se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.). U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said the focus in picking the team was playing me. “Part of the team is guys who have traveled with us a lot for World league but didn’t end up playing a lot or star ng a lot,” Knipe said. “For some other guys, maybe they’ve been on the roster but haven’t made the final 12 or 14.” The other teams compe ng at the tournament will be Brazil, Egypt, Great Britain, Mexico and Serbia. Each team will play every other team once. Salmon, who last played with the U.S. team as an outside hi er at the 2010 World Championship in Italy, is hoping his new posi on will give him some longevity with the team. “I like it a lot,” he said of playing libero. “I like playing with the guys. That’s something that I’ve always enjoyed. “The posi on is not that much different for me. I was always a defensive specialist. Any offensive output we got from me, we considered it extra.”

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LONDON (July 20, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team fell to Serbia, 16-25, 25-17, 25-16, 26-24 in its first match of the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal at Earls Court in Great Britain. The U.S. Men will play Egypt in their second match on Thursday. The tournament is a test event for the 2012 Olympic Games, where the volleyball tournament will also be held at Earls Court. U.S. opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) led all scorers with 22 points on a match-high 18 kills, two blocks and a team-high two aces. Outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) added 13 points on 11 kills, one block and one ace. Outside hi er Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) added 11 points on 10 kills and one block. Milos Nikic led Serbia with 19 points on 17 kills, one block and one ace. Nikola Kovacevic and Sasa Starovic each added 16 points. The U.S. never trailed in the first set, but fell behind early in the second and could not catch up. In the third set it came back from an 8-5 deficit at the first technical meout (TTO) and took a 10-9 lead. However Serbia quashed that with a run of point to regain the lead. In the fourth set, the U.S. Men led 16-12 at the second TTO and led 21-19 before Serbia came back to win the set and the match. The United States won the serving ba le with five aces while Serbia had four. However, Serbia finished with 60 kills on a 0.452 hi ng efficiency and a 52.2 kill percent. The U.S. scored on 49 kills and had a 0.377 hi ng efficiency and a 43.0 kill percent. Serbia also led in blocks, 11-6. Among other U.S. scorers, middle blocker Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.) had eight points on six kills and two blocks. Max Holt (Cincinna , Ohio) added four points on three kills and one ace. Se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) finished with one point on an ace and outside hi er Jayson Jablonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) had one point on a kill.

Salmon is hoping his years of experience can help the team con nue to improve.

U.S. Men’s Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) started Anderson and Lotman at outside hi er, Holmes and Holt at middle blocker, Patak at opposite, Thornton at se er and Riley Salmon (League City, Texas) at libero.

“I think our goal is just to be a li le more cohesive as a team,” he said “I think my job will be to bring cohesiveness back to where it was in 2008. If we can get be er in between the me we get there and the me we leave, the results will speak for themselves.”

Jablonsky, middle blocker David Smith (Saugus, Calif.) and se er Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) all played as subs tutes.

London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal July 20-24 at Earls Court in Great Britain U.S. Men’s Na onal Team Roster No. Name (Posi on, Height, Hometown, College) 1. Ma Anderson (OH, 6-10, West Seneca, N.Y., Penn State) 3. Evan Patak (Opp, 6-8, Pleasanton, Calif., UC Santa Barbara) 4. David Smith (MB, 6-7, Saugus, Calif., UC Irvine) 6. Paul Lotman (OH, 6-7, Lakewood, Calif., Long Beach State) 9. Murphy Troy (Opp, 6-8, St. Louis, Mo., USC) 10. Riley Salmon (L, 6-6, League City, Texas, Pierce College) 12. Russell Holmes (MB, 6-8, Fountain Valley, Calif., BYU) 13. Brian Thornton (S, 6-3, San Clemente, Calif., UC Irvine) 14. Kevin Hansen (S, 6-5, Newport Beach, Calif., Stanford) 17. Max Holt (MB, 6-9, Cincinna , Ohio, Penn State) 18. Jayson Jablonsky (OH, 6-5, Yorba Linda, Calif., UC Irvine) 19. Robert Tarr (OH, 6-6, Cape Canaveral, Fla., Long Beach State) Head Coach: Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) Team Manager: Bill Neville Assistant Coach: Gary Sato (Los Angeles, Calif.) Therapist/Trainer: Mike Sealy Technical Coordinator: Chris Jackson (Phoenix, Ariz.) Medical Support: Aaron Brock (Storm Lake, Iowa)

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2011 London Interna onal Invita onal Roundup U.S. MEN HIT EGYPT HARD AT LONDON TEST EVENT USA .................................25 Egypt ...............................23

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MEXICO NO MATCH FOR U.S. MEN IN LONDON

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LONDON (July 21, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team improved its record to 1-1 at the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal with a 25-23, 25-17, 25-21 victory over Egypt on Thursday at Earls Court in Great Britain.

LONDON (July 22, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team got scoring from nine different players as it took down Mexico, 25-19, 25-17, 25-18 at the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal at Earls Court in Great Britain.

The U.S. Men will play Mexico (0-2) on Friday. Egypt (0-2) will face Serbia (2-0).

The U.S. Men improved their record to 2-1 while Mexico fell to 0-3. The U.S. will play host Great Britain on Saturday.

Se er Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) and middle blocker David Smith (Saugus, Calif.) made their first starts of the year for the U.S. Men. Smith finished with five points on three kills and two blocks. Hansen scored two points on a block and a kill and set the team to a 0.590 hi ng efficiency and a 62.1 kill percent.

The U.S. got another great hi ng performance on Saturday as Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) started at se er. The U.S. had 43 kills and six errors on 71 a acks (0.521 hi ng efficiency, 60.1 kill percent) while Mexico had 28 kills and six errors on 68 a empts (0.235 hi ng efficiency, 41.2 kill percent). The U.S. out-blocked Mexico 6-3 and had 10 aces while Mexico scored on three.

The U.S. finished with 44 kills on 66 a empts and had just two errors. Egypt totaled 37 kills on 78 a empts with 11 errors. The U.S. had seven aces while Egypt had five and the U.S. Men out-blocked Egypt, 6-5. Opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) led the U.S. Men in scoring with 15 points on 11 kills (0.409 hi ng efficiency, 50.0 kill percent) and four aces. Outside hi er Ma Anderson totaled 12 points on nine kills (0.563 hi ng efficiency and 56.3 kill percent), one block and two aces. Outside hi er Paul Lotman finished with 11 points on 10 kills (0.833 hi ng efficiency and 83.3 kill percent) and one ace. Middle blocker Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.) scored nine points on seven kills (0.778 hi ng efficiency and 77.8 kill percent) and two blocks.

Opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) and outside hi er Jayson Jablonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) each had 12 points for the United States to lead all scorers. Patak (0.316 hi ng efficiency, 31.6 kill percent) scored on nine kills and a match-high three aces. Jablonsky scored with a match-high 10 kills (0.389 hi ng efficiency, 55.6 kill percent), one block and one ace. Middle blocker Max Holt (Cincinna , Ohio) added 11 points on seven kills (0.778 hi ng efficiency, 77.8 kill percent), two blocks and two aces. Gerardo Contreras paced Mexico with seven points on seven kills.

Egypt’s Ahmed Abdelhay led all scorers with 16 points on 15 kills and one ace. However, no other Egyp an players scored in double digits.

Among other U.S. scorers, outside hi er Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) finished with seven points on six kills and one ace. Middle blocker David Smith (Saugus, Calif.) totaled five points on two kills, two blocks and one ace. Opposite Murphy Troy (St. Louis, Mo.) added five kills on five a empts.

U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe started Anderson and Lotman at outside hi er, Smith and Holmes at middle blocker, Patak at opposite, Hansen at se er and Riley Salmon (League City, Texas) at libero.

Outside hi er Robert Tarr (Cape Canaveral, Fla.) scored four points on four kills. Thornton had two points on a block and an ace and se er Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) scored with an ace. U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) started Jablonsky and Lotman at outside hi er, Smith and Holt at middle blocker, Patak at opposite, Thornton at se er and Riley Salmon (League City, Texas) at libero. Troy, Hansen and Tarr all played as subs tutes.

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2011 London Interna onal Invita onal Roundup U.S. MEN’S TEAM GOBSMACKS GREAT BRITAIN IN LONDON USA .................................25 Great Britain ....................23

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U.S. MEN FALL TO BRAZIL IN LONDON FINALE

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LONDON (July 23, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team defeated host Great Britain on Saturday, 25-23, 25-10, 27-25 and will prepare for a final showdown with a young Brazilian team at the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal at Earls Court in Great Britain. The U.S. Men improved their record to 3-1 while Great Britain fell to 1-3. The U.S. team is ed for the lead in the standings with Brazil and Serbia, as all have 3-1 records. However the U.S. holds the edge by having won the most sets. Serbia plays Mexico on Sunday, while Brazil and the United States will meet in the tournament finale. The U.S. Men were led by opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) and outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.), who each finished with 15 points. Both Patak and Anderson had 12 kills. Patak also had a match-high three aces. Anderson added two blocks and one ace. Outside hi er Robert Tarr (Cape Canaveral, Fla.) added 11 points on nine kills and two blocks.

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LONDON (July 24, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team took Brazil to the limit, but ended up with a loss, 25-21, 22-25, 25-27, 25-16, 18-16 in the finale of the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal at Earls Court in Great Britain. The U.S. finished the tournament in third place at 3-2 with 10 points. Serbia won with a 4-1 match record and 12 points. Brazil finished second with a 4-1 match record and 11 points. Outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) led the U.S. Men with 18 points on 15 kills and three blocks. Opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) added 14 points on 14 kills. Outside hi er Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) finished with 10 points on 10 a acks A er losing the first set, the U.S. Men came back to take a 2-1 set lead. Brazil rebounded and ran away with the fourth set, taking the match to a e-breaker. In the fi h set, the U.S. held leads of 6-3, 8-5 and 9-7 before Brazil ed the score at 9-9. The U.S. held match point at 14-13 and 15-14, but each me Brazil fought it off with a kill. The U.S. took match point at 16-15 on a kill from middle blocker David Smith (Saugus, Calif.). However a U.S. service error ed the score and an a ack error gave Brazil its first match point. Brazil won the match on a block.

Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) started at se er and helped the United States to a 0.528 hi ng efficiency and a 62.8 kill percent. Great Britain’s hi ng efficiency was 0.444 and its kill percent was 50.0. The U.S. out-blocked Great Britain, 9-5 and had seven aces to Great Britain’s three.

The two teams were close in kills with Brazil leading 62-59. The U.S. had a hi ng efficiency of 0.343 and kill percent of 42.1. Brazil had a hi ng efficiency of 0.411 and a kill percent of 50.0.

Great Britain, as the 2012 Olympic host, is guaranteed a spot in the Games. Oluwadamilola Bakare led all scorers with 16 points on 12 kills, two blocks and two aces. Christopher Lamont added 13 points on 11 kill and two blocks.

Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) started the match at se er, but Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) subs tuted for him in the first set and started the rest of the match.

Among other U.S. scorers, middle blocker Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.) finished with seven points on five kills and two blocks. Middle blocker David Smith (Saugus, Calif.) totaled six points on three kills, one block and two aces.

Brazil led in blocks, 16-9 and in aces, 4-2.

Hansen finished with three points on one kill, one block and one ace. Outside hi er Jayson Jablonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) had two points on one kill and one block. Murphy Troy (St. Louis, Mo.) scored one point with a kill. U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe started Anderson and Tarr at outside hi er, Smith and Holmes at middle blocker, Patak at opposite, Hansen at se er and Riley Salmon (League City, Texas) was the U.S. libero. Jablonsky, Troy, Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) and Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) all played as subs tutes.

Among other U.S. scorers, middle blocker Russell Holmes (Fountain Valley, Calif.) scored eight points on six a acks, one block and one ace. Middle blocker Max Holt (Cincinna , Calif.) scored eight points on six kills and two blocks. Outside hi er Jayson Jablonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) scored four points on four kills. Smith finished with four points on three kills and one block. Hansen had three points on one kill, one block and one ace. Brazil’s Wallace de Souza led all scorers with 27 points on a match-high 19 kills, a match-high seven blocks and one ace. Luiz Fonteles added 18 points on 17 kills and one block. Outside hi er Robert Tarr (Cape Canaveral, Fla.) scored one point with a block. U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) started Anderson and Lotman at outside hi er, Holmes and Holt at middle blocker, Patak at opposite, Thornton at se er and Riley Salmon (League City, Texas) was the U.S. libero. Besides Hansen subs tu ng at se er, Smith also subbed in at middle blocker and started the fi h set for Holt. Jablonsky played as a subs tute and started the fi h set for Lotman. Tarr and opposite Murphy Troy (St. Louis, Mo.) also played as subs tutes.

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2011 NORCECA Championship Roundup U.S. TOPS TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AT NORCECA CHAMPIONSHIP USA .................................25 Trinidad & Tobago ............15

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U.S. MEN COAST PAST COSTA RICA AT NORCECA CHAMPIONSHIP

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MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico (Aug. 29, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team opened the 2011 Men’s NORCECA Con nental Championship with a 25-15, 25-7, 25-12 victory over Trinidad & Tobago on Monday in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico (Aug. 30, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team had li le trouble defea ng Costa Rica, 25-16, 25-12, 25-9 at the 2011 Men’s NORCECA Con nental Championship in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

The U.S. Men begin the NORCECA Championship – the qualifying tournament for the FIVB World Cup, which is the first qualifier for the 2012 Olympic Games – with a 1-0 record in Pool B. On Tuesday, they will play Costa Rica at 3 p.m. PT.

The U.S. Men (2-0) will play Cuba (2-0) on Wednesday to determine the winner of Pool B. The winner of that match will have a bye into the semifinals on Friday. Costa Rica (0-2) will play Trinidad & Tobago (0-2) to determine the third-place pool finisher.

According to a NORCECA press release, U.S. star ng opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) went down with an injury in the first set. Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) subs tuted for him and led in in scoring with 12 points on five successful a acks, one block and a match-high six aces. Middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) also scored 12 points on seven kills (0.778 hi ng efficiency) and a match-high five blocks. “First of all, I feel disappointed for Clay’s injury, I hope he can make it back,” U.S. se er Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) said. “We didn’t know what to expect of Trinidad. They played very well at the beginning. Our serving was more disciplined and we hope to con nue to improve in all areas.” The U.S. Men finished with a team hi ng efficiency of 0.569 and a kill percent of 60.8. Trinidad & Tobago had a hitting efficiency of kill percent of 0.074 and a kill percent of 38.2. The United States led in blocks (10-2) and in aces (8-0).

Opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) paced the U.S. Men on Tuesday with 12 points on a match-high 10 kills (0.500 hi ng efficiency), one block and one ace. Middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) added 10 points on five a acks, two blocks and three aces. The United States out-attacked Costa Rica 41-19 and had a 0.500 hi ng efficiency and successfully completed 60.3 percent of its kill a empts. It out-blocked the Central Americans 10-2 and scored on eight aces while Costa Rica had one. “My team put pressure on Costa Rica and executed the game plan very well,” said U.S. Team Captain Clay Stanley (Honolulu), who suffered an ankle injury on Monday and is ques onable for Wednesday’s match against Cuba. “Costa Rica also played really well.” Among other U.S. scorers, outside hi er Sean Rooney (Wheaton, Ill.) and middle blocker Max Holt (Cincinna , Ohio) each totaled nine points on seven kills and two blocks. Outside hi er Jayson Jablonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) scored eight points on six a acks and two blocks.

The U.S. scored 26 points on T&T errors while commi ng just six of its own. “I believe we played fairly balanced,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said. “We knew very li le of Trinidad and they did a wonderful job in the first set pu ng pressure on my team that instantly made us take care of details, which is our system: think about every point, every set and every match.” Team Captain Nolan Tash led Trinidad & Tobago with nine points on a match-high nine kills. Among other U.S. scorers, middle blocker Max Holt (Cincinna , Ohio) scored seven points on six kills (0.667 hi ng efficiency) and one block. Outside hi er Jayson Jablonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) scored five points on five successful a acks (0.714 hi ng efficiency). Outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) totaled four points on three kills and one block. Outside hi er Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) scored three points on three kills. Middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) had two points on one block and one ace and outside hi er Sean Rooney (Wheaton, Ill.) totaled two points on two kills.

Outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) scored seven points on three kills and a match-high four aces. Se er Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) amassed four points on three a acks and one block. Costa Rica was led by Team Captain Richard Smith, who had seven points on six a acks and one ace. Hansen and se er Brian Thornton (San Clemente, Calif.) were each credited with 11 assists. Libero Rich Lambourne (Tus n, Calif.) led the team in digs with 11 and recep ons with nine. Anderson had seven recep ons. U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) started Anderson and Rooney at outside hi er, Millar and Holt at middle blocker, Patak at opposite, Hansen at se er and Lambourne at libero. Jablonsky subs tuted for Anderson in the second set and started the third. Thornton subs tuted for Hansen in the second set and started the third.

Hansen was credited with 13 assists. Libero Rich Lambourne (Tus n, Calif.) led the team in digs with four. Lotman led in recep ons with eight while Lambourne added five. U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) started Anderson and Lotman at outside hi er, Lee and Holt at middle blocker, Stanley at opposite, Hansen at se er and Lambourne at libero. Patak subs tuted for Stanley in the first set and started the rest of the match. Jablonsky subs tuted for Anderson in the second set and started the third. Millar started the third set for Lee. Rooney played as a subs tute.

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2011 NORCECA Championship Roundup U.S. MEN FIGHT BACK TO BEAT CUBA AT NORCECA CHAMPIONSHIP USA .................................24 Cuba ................................26

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MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico (Aug. 31, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team fought back from a difficult first-set loss to defeat Cuba, 24-26, 25-23, 25-23, 25-17 at the 2011 Men’s NORCECA Con nental Championship in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The United States (3-0) wins Group B and will have Thursday off while the quarterfinals are played. It will play again in Friday’s semifinals (3 p.m. or 5 p.m. PT). Cuba (2-1) will play in Thursday’s quarterfinals. The top two finishers at NORCECA will qualify for the 2011 FIVB World Cup, which is the first qualifier for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. On Wednesday, the U.S. Men looked to have the first set well in hand when they took a 20-11 lead and reached set point at 24-15. However Cuba came back to score 11 straight points, on four blocks, three a acks, two aces and two U.S. errors, to win, 26-24. The United State pushed the loss aside and won the next two sets in ght matches. They won the fourth set more easily, although Cuba did not give up at the end. “At this stage every team is invested in the match and that’s what we saw today,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) said. “You must finish a set and not lose the momentum. Cubans resolved to win the first set and I believe it’s a good lesson for both teams.” The U.S. Men got eight points (seven kills and one ace) from Team Captain Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii), who came back from an ankle injury suffered on Monday to start the third and fourth sets at opposite. “Both teams are compe ng this summer and the next to qualify for the Olympics head-to-head and we both tried to win tonight,” Stanley said. “It is a lesson for us to know how to close a set as the Cubans do.” U.S. outside hi er Ma Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) led all scorers with 23 points on a match-high 22 kills (0.529 hi ng efficiency) and one ace. Anderson led the U.S. Men’s comeback with nine points in the second set and nine more in the third. Outside hi er Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) added 13 points on 10 a acks, one block and two aces. The U.S. Men led in successful a acks 56-51. They had a hi ng efficiency of 0.384 and completed 50 percent of their a ack a empts. Cuba’s hi ng efficiency was 0.299 and its kill percent was 43.6. The U.S. led in blocks (10-7) and in aces (8-5). The U.S. scored on 25 Cuban errors while commi ng 26.

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MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico (Sept. 2, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team qualified for the 2011 FIVB World Cup on Friday with a 25-14, 25-16, 26-24 victory over host Puerto Rico at the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship in Mayaguez. The United States (4-0) will play a rematch against Cuba (4-1) for the gold medal at 5 p.m. PT on Saturday. Cuba won its semifinal against Canada on Friday, 23-25, 25-17, 24-26, 25-17, 15-9. The U.S. defeated Cuba in its final pool play match on Wednesday, 24-26, 25-23, 25-23, 25-17. The match between the United States and Puerto Rico began an hour late due to two five-set matches that preceded it. No ma er who wins on Saturday, both Cuba and the U.S. have qualified for the World Cup in November and December in Japan, which is the first chance for teams to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The U.S. got through the first two sets on Friday with relative ease before Puerto Rico challenged it in the third set. With the score ed 2424, the U.S. got the final two points on outside hitter Matt Anderson’s 13th kill and middle blocker Max Holt’s seventh block of the match. “I think we came prepared and our mind set to win and qualify for the World Cup,” U.S. Team Captain Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) said. “Puerto Rico made us work for it.” Holt led a U.S. block party as it stopped Puerto Rico a acks 21 mes. Middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) added six blocks and outside hi er Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) had three. Puerto Rico had just two blocks. The U.S. led Puerto Rico in kills, 35-33. It had a hi ng efficiency of 0.354 and a kill percent of 44.3. Puerto Rico’s hi ng efficiency was 0.076 and its kill percent was 35.9. The United States also led the Caribbean na on in aces 6-1. Puerto Rico scored on 18 U.S. errors while giving up 14 points on faults.

Cuba was led by 18-year-old Team Captain Wilfredo Leon, who had 19 points on 17 a acks and two blocks.

Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) led all scorers with 15 points on a match-high 13 successful a acks (0.500 hi ng efficiency; 54.2 kill percent), one block and one ace. Lotman added 14 points on nine kills (0.470 hi ng efficiency; 52. 9 kill percent), three blocks and two aces. Lee totaled 11 points on five a acks and six blocks.

Among other U.S. scorers, middle blocker Max Holt (Cincinna , Ohio) finished with 11 points on six kills, three blocks and two aces. Middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) had 10 points on seven a acks and three aces.

Puerto Rico was led by Victor Rivera with 11 points on 10 kills and one block.

Opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) finished with seven points on three kills, two blocks and two aces and se er Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) had two points on one block and one ace. Hansen was also credited with 21 assists.

Among other U.S. scorers, opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) scored 10 points on six a acks, two blocks and two aces. Holt (Cincinna , Ohio) finished with eight points on one a ack and his seven blocks. Se er Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) totaled three points on one ace and two blocks. Opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) played as a subs tute and had an ace.

Libero Rich Lambourne (Tus n Calif.) led the United States in digs with seven and was also credited with 10 recep ons. Anderson led the team in recep ons with 20. U.S. Men’s Head Coach Alan Knipe started Anderson and Lotman at outside hi er, Lee and Holt at middle blocker, Patak at opposite, Hansen at se er and Lambourne at libero. Stanley played as a subs tute in the first two sets and replaced Patak to start at opposite in the third and fourth. Middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) also played as a subs tute.

Libero Rich Lambourne (Tus n, Calif.) led the United States in digs with five. Lambourne also led in recep ons with 14. Anderson had 13 recep ons. U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) started Anderson and Lotman at outside hi er, Lee and Holt at middle blocker, Stanley at opposite, Hansen at se er and Lambourne at libero. Patak and middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) played as subs tutes.

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Clay Stanley a acks versus Mexico. U.S. MEN QUALIFY FOR WORLD CUP WITH WIN OVER PUERTO RICO (FIVB photo)

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MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico (Sept. 3, 2011) – The U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team’s valiant comeback came up short on Saturday and it fell to Cuba, 25-23, 29-27, 25-27, 19-25, 15-8 in the final of the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship. The U.S. Men (4-1) won their 10th NORCECA Championship silver medal while Cuba (5-1) took its 15th NORCECA gold medal and second in a row. Both teams have qualified for the FIVB World Cup in November and December. The top three teams at the World Cup will qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. U.S. middle blocker Dave Lee (Alpine, Calif.) won the tournament’s Best Blocker award. However one night a er a 21-block performance against Puerto Rico, the U.S. Men struggled to stop Cuba’s prolific hi ers, par cularly Team Captain Wilfredo Leon, who led all a ackers with 28 kills, including seven in the e-breaking fi h set. The U.S. effort was led by outside hitter Matt Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) who finished with 18 points on 16 a acks and two blocks. Opposite Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii) added 16 points on 11 kills, one block and four aces. Middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) scored 13 points on eight kills, four blocks and one ace. Cuba led the U.S. in successful a acks, 68-54. The United States held the 11-10 edge in blocking and the teams were ed in aces, 6-6. The United States scored 39 points on Cuba’s errors while giving up only 29 on its own errors. Among other U.S. scorers, middle blocker Ryan Millar (Alpine, Utah) finished with seven points on four kill and three blocks. Outside hi er Paul Lotman (Lakewood, Calif.) added six points on five a acks and one ace. Outside hi er Jayson Jablonsky (Yorba Linda, Calif.) had five points on five a acks. Middle blocker Max Holt (Cincinna , Ohio) totaled four points on four kills. Se er Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) scored two points on one kill and one ace. U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe (Hun ngton Beach, Calif.) started Anderson and Lotman at outside hi er, Lee and Holt at middle blocker, Stanley at opposite, Hansen at se er and Rich Lambourne (Tus n, Calif.) at libero. Millar started the final three sets for Holt. Jablonsky started the last three sets for Lotman. Opposite Evan Patak (Pleasanton, Calif.) played as a subs tute. Cuban libero Keibel Gutierrez was elected the Most Valuable Player of the tournament and also won Best libero, Best receiver and Best digger. Leon received the awards for Best spiker and Best Scorer. Cuba’s Fernando Hernandez was the Best server. Canada’s Dus n Schneider the Best se er. The “Jim Coleman Award” was received by Cuban Orlando Samuels, as the best coach.

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U.S. Men’s Preliminary Roster - 2011 FIVB World Cup

#1 Ma Anderson Outside Hi er * 6-10 West Seneca, New York

#2 Sean Rooney Outside Hi er * 6-9 Wheaton, Illinois

#3 Evan Patak Opposite * 6-8 Pleasanton, California

#4 David Lee Middle Blocker * 6-8 Alpine, California

#5 Rich Lambourne Libero * 6-3 Tus n, California

#6 Paul Lotman Outside Hi er * 6-7 Lakewood, California

#7 Donald Suxho Se er * 6-5 Korce, Albania

#8 Reid Priddy Outside Hi er * 6-5 Richmond, Virginia

#9 Ryan Millar Middle Blocker * 6-8 Alpine, Utah

#10 Riley Salmon Libero * 6-6 League City, Texas

#11 Dave McKienzie Opposite * 6-4 Li leton, Colorado

#12 Russell Holmes Middle Blocker * 6-8 Fountain Valley, California

#13 Clay Stanley Opposite * 6-9 Honolulu, Hawaii

#14 Kevin Hansen Se er * 6-5 Newport Beach, California

#15 Brian Thornton Se er * 6-3 San Clemente, Calif.

#17 Max Holt Middle Blocker * 6-9 Cincinna , Ohio

#18 Sco Touzinsky Outside Hi er * 6-6 St. Louis, Missouri

#19 Jonathan Winder Se er * 6-8 Irvine, California

#20 David Smith Middle Blocker * 6-7 Saugus, California

#16 Jayson Jablonsky Outside Hi er * 6-5 Yorba Linda, California

Alan Knipe Head Coach

Chris Jackson Technical Coordinator

Gary Sato Assisant Coach

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Ma Anderson Outside Hi er * 6-10 West Seneca, N.Y. College: Penn State Birth Date: April 18, 1987 Joined Team: 2008 PERSONAL: Born Ma hew John Anderson on April 18, 1987, in Buffalo, N.Y.... Mother is Nancy Anderson. Ma hew’s father, Michael Anderson, died in January 2010... Has three older sisters, Jennifer, Joelle and Amy and one older brother Joshua, one brother-in-law Rialdo, two nephews Aedan and Tris n and two nieces, Alexis and Juliana... Sister Joelle played volleyball at the College of Saint Rose... Sister Amy played volleyball and basketball at Hilbert College... Names Oasis as favorite musical entertainer, buffalo wings from Buffalo, N.Y., as favorite food, and Top Gun as favorite movie... Anderson a ended West Seneca West High School (N.Y.) and led the boys volleyball team to a 17-0 regular-season record during his senior season... Squad was the 2004 Division I champions and Ma served as team captain... Ma was a member of the Eden Volleyball Club in Eden, N.Y. ... Ma finished his junior year at Penn State in spring of 2008 where he majored kinesiology... In 2008, Ma le Penn State early to play for the Hyundai Capital Skywalkers, a professional volleyball club in Korea... He con nued to play for the Skywalkers during the winter of 2009. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)… London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal (Bronze Medal)… FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World Championship. FIVB World League. 2009 – Brazil Tour... FIVB World League. 2008 – America’s Cup... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2007 – FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship. 2006 – NORCECA Men’s Junior Con nental Championship (Silver Medal). 2005 – Four Na on Tournament. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Anderson was the team’s leading scorer at the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship on Sept. 3-11 in Puerto Rico… He finished with 67 points on 57 kills, four blocks and six aces… His hi ng efficiency was 0.468 and his kill percent was 52… Anderson was the team’s second-leading scorer at the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal on July 20-24 where the U.S. Men placed third. He finished with 58 points (3.87 per set) on 47 kills (3.13 per set), seven blocks (0.47 per set) and four aces (0.27 per set)… Anderson started 52 sets of the 2011 FIVB World League for the U.S. Men and was the team’s leading scorer with 210 points (4.04 per set) on 177 kills (3.40 per set), 23 blocks (0.44 per set) and 10 aces (0.19 per set). The U.S. Men finished seventh at World League. The U.S. Men finished seventh at World League. 2010 – During the winter of 2010-11, Ma played for Tonno Callipo Vibo Valen a in Italy’s Serie A League... Ma finished the season as the U.S. Men’s fi h-leading scorer with 112 points and an average of 3.20 points per set. He had 94 kills on 235 a empts. He was third on the team in aces with eight (0.23 per set)... Ma played in four sets for the U.S. Men at the FIVB World Championship in Italy. He scored seven points on six kills and one ace. The U.S. Men placed sixth… Ma played in 31 sets of the FIVB World League where he tallied 83 kills (2.68 per set) and his 212 total a empts was third on the team. He ranked 31st among the League’s best a ackers and he finished third on the team with 3.06 points per set. He also totaled 95 points, 7 aces (0.14 per set) and 18 digs (0.37 per set). 2009 – During the winter of 2009, Ma played for the Hyundai Capital Skywalkers in Korea… Ma had a serious case of pneumonia during the 2009 summer season, but s ll finished sixth on the team in scoring with 71 points in 21 sets (3.38 points per set). He finished the 2009 season averaging 2.9 kills per set with a hi ng percentage of 0.419. A er returning from pneumonia, Ma started four out of five matches during the U.S. Men’s Brazil Tour on Sept. 22-27. The U.S. Men - a group of veterans and newer players - did not win a match. Ma was the high scorer with 10 points in the team’s final match in Brazil... Ma started five World League matches before falling ill with pneumonia and si ng out the rest of the tournament. He finished with 69 points on 58 kills, eight blocks and three aces (21 sets). He was the high scorer with 11 points in the team’s victory on June 26 in China. The team went on to win its pool and finish sixth in the final round. 2008 – Ma played on the U.S. Men’s Team that traveled to Cuiaba, Brazil for the America’s Cup in September.

The team finished fi h. Ma scored 44 points on 39 kills and five blocks in three matches (13 sets)... Ma was a member of the U.S. Men’s team that won gold at the 2008 Pan American Cup from June 2-7 in Winnipeg, Manitoba... He scored 29 points on 25 kills, two blocks and two aces during the tournament... Was a member of the U.S. Men’s Training Team that traveled to Japan from May 17-25 to help prepare the Japanese Na onal team for Olympic qualifica on. 2007 – Ma was a star ng outside hi er for the Men’s Junior Na onal Team that finished seventh at the FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship in Rabat, Morocco... He recorded 91 total points for an average of 3.37 points per game, racked up 77 kills (2.85 kills per game) and added four aces, 10 blocks and 32 digs. 2006 – Was a member of the Men’s Junior Na onal Team that finished second at the NORCECA Men’s Junior Con nental Championship and qualified for the 2007 FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship. 2005 – Was a member of the U.S. Boys Youth Na onal Team that competed at the Four Na on Tournament in Cabo Frio, Brazil. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – AVCA Co-Player of the Year with Paul Lotman of Long Beach State His team won the NCAA Na onal Championship with a victory over Pepperdine in the final... Named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament... AVCA All-American first team... EIVA Player of the Year... First Team All-EIVA... Led the Ni any Lions with 5.64 kills per game on .390 hi ng... A two- me EIVA Player of the Week... AVCA Na onal Player of the Week on Feb. 11... Had 15 or more kills in a regularseason match on 18 occasions... Had at least one dig in every match and had 17 matches of four or more digs, also recorded a block in all but two contests. 2007 – AVCA Second Team All-America... First Team All-EIVA... EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team... Averaged 4.35 kills per game as an opposite... Added 33 service aces, good for second on the team and ninth on the all- me single-season chart... Provided 104 total digs and 69 total blocks, good for averages of 1.02 digs per game and 0.68 blocks per game... Set a new career high and Penn State rally-scoringera record with 35 kills (on .452 hi ng) in the five-game win at No. 4 of FIVB UCCourtesy Santa Barbara (3/12)... also set a new rally-scoring record for a acks in that match with 62... Produced 24 double-digit kill matches for the season... Had six matches of 20 or more kills and 14 contests of 15 or more kills. 2006 – Second Team All-East... Played in 91 games and all 30 matches... Averaged 2.21 kills per game, 0.16 service aces per game, 1.09 digs per game and 0.62 blocks per game... Ma was one of six Ni any Lions to record more than 200 kills for the season... led the team in kills on six occasions, including a career-high 17 versus Ohio State (2/10).

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Kevin Hansen Se er * 6-5 Newport Beach, California College: Stanford Birth Date: March 19, 1982 Joined Team: 2005 PERSONAL: Born Kevin Christopher Hansen on March 19, 1982 in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Son of Erik and Ann Hansen... Has two sisters, Kristen and Erika... Married Sarah Engle in August of 2009... Kevin and Sarah are the parents of a daughter, Avery Grace, born in May of 2011… Sarah was a four-year volleyball le erwinner and Academic All-Conference standout as an outside hi er at the University of Delaware (2001-04)... Sarah’s sister Ashley is a standout volleyball player at the University of Texas and played on the 2007 U.S. Women’s Junior Na onal Team... Kevin majored in economics at Stanford University and has a master’s degree in communica ons... Thinks most people would be surprised to know “I shoot up with needles at least four mes a day” because he is diabe c... Was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was 10-years-old and told that sports would be difficult to pursue... Goals off the court are “to have a family and eventually work in the sports marke ng industry”... Says “Being able to represent your country while compe ng in foreign ones” is the best part about being on the Na onal Team... Wants to live “on a sailboat traveling the world”... Says carbs are the luxury item he could not live without... Lists Jesus as the person he would most like to have dinner with... Describes himself as “compe ve, athle c and spiritual.” MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal (Bronze Medal)… FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2008 – Olympic Games (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Gold Medal)... Four Na ons’ Tournament (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 – NORCECA Con nental Championship (Gold Medal)... Americas’ Cup (Gold Medal)... Pan American Games (Silver Medal)... FIVB World League (Bronze Medal). 2006 – FIVB World League... Argen na Tour. 2005 - World University Games (11th Place). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Kevin played in 16 sets in five matches at the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal on July 20-24. The U.S. Men finished third in the event. Kevin started 10 sets, including four in the final match against Brazil, which the U.S. lost 3-2… Kevin finished the London tournament with nine points on three kills, three blocks and three aces… Kevin saw limited playing me during the FIVB World League as he had to have his appendix removed shortly before the tournament started and also missed me for the birth of his daughter. 2010 – During the winter of During the winter of 2010-11, Kevin played for Fakel Novy Urengoi in Russia’s Superleague... Kevin finished the 2010 season, according to the team’s DataVolley sta s cs, with 21 points (eight kills, two 11 blocks, two aces) in 64 sets (0.33 points per set). He was second on the team in digs behind libero Rich Lambourne with 94 (1.47 digs per set). Kevin was credited with 176 running sets and three faults for an average of 3.59 running sets per set in FIVB compe ons... Kevin played in 29 sets and started 28 for the U.S. Men at the FIVB World Championship where they finished sixth. Kevin finished 10th among all se ers with 184 running sets and no faults on 585 total a empts for an average of 5.58 running sets per set. He also scored 18 points on five kills, eight blocks and two aces... Kevin played in 32 sets during the FIVB World League and tallied 176 running sets and 553 s ll sets, good enough for 14th place among the League’s best se ers. He also paced the U.S. men with his sets and averaged 3.59 per set. A running set is defined as a set from a player that puts their hi er against one blocker or none. S ll sets happen when a player sets an a acker and there are two blockers or more. He also posted two kills from the se ng posi on and 21 digs (0.43 per set). 2009 – Kevin shared starter du es at se er with Donald Suxho in

2009... He was credited with 114 running sets (assists) in 47 sets played for an average of 2.42 per set... Kevin finished the season with a 0.444 hi ng percentage and was credited with 15 blocks (0.32 blocks per set) and 51 digs (1.08 digs per set)... Kevin helped the U.S. Men to a sixth-place finish in the 2009 World League. 2008 – Kevin finished the 2008 season with 36 points in 63 sets played. He averaged 0.21 kills per set; 0.11 aces per set; 0.25 blocker per set and 1.22 digs per set. His hi ng percentage was 0.44... Kevin helped the U.S. Men win the Olympic gold medal in Beijing as the backup se er to Lloy Ball. Kevin started a match against China and played all three sets. He also played in matches against Venezuela and Japan.... Kevin helped the U.S. Men win its first World League gold medal. Hansen started seven pool play matches and the team lost only one of those. He finished 16th among all se ers in World League pool play with 168 running sets and seven faults for an average of 4.2 running sets per set. He had 22 points on 10 kills, 10 blocks and two aces... Kevin helped the U.S. Men to a gold medal at the Four Na ons Tournament on May 1113 in Germany... Kevin was the backup se er to Lloy Ball at the NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifier, which the U.S. Men won, qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games. Hansen had playing me in all five matches as the U.S. Men finished the tournament with a kill percentage of 60 and a hi ng percentage of 53. 2007 – Kevin finished the season having played 74 sets for the U.S. Men. He was credited with 21 kills, nine aces and 22 blocks and averaged 0.7 points per set... Kevin was the backup se er for Lloy Ball at the FIVB World Cup tournamemt where the U.S. men finished fourth. Hansen started in victories over Egypt and Korea and subs tuted in four others and was credited with 72 assists and two faults in 131 a empts... Kevin was the backup se er for Lloy Ball at the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship in Anaheim, Calif., where the U.S. Men won the gold medal and qualified for the FIVB World Cup. Kevin played the en re match against Barbados and was credited with 23 assists as the team’s hi ng percentage was 74 percent... Kevin was the backup to star ng se er Lloy Ball at the Americas’ Cup and the NORCECA Con nental Championship... Kevin was the third-leading se er at the Pan American Games and helped carry the U.S. Men to the silver medal. He was credited with 6.88 sets per set... Kevin was the United States’ second-leading blocker and 10th overall at the Pan Am Games with seven scoring blocks in 30 a empts for an average of 0.44 per set... Kevin was the fourth-leading se er in the World League final Courtesy of FIVB round and was credited with an average of six sets per set... Played in eight World League pool-play matches and started five. Finished 17th among all World League se ers in pool play with a 2.71 set average per set played. 2006 – Played in Greece during the winter of 2006 and spring of 2007... Was the backup se er to Donald Suxho on the World League team... Kevin helped the team finish 4-1 in Argen na. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Finished his career third on Stanford’s list of career leaders with 5,036 assists... Only the third player in Stanford men’s volleyball history to amass 5,000 career assists... Four- me All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federa on (MPSF) selec on... Ranked ninth all- me among Stanford se ers averaging 12.89 assists per game. 2005 – Kevin averaged 12.70 assists, 1.91 digs, 0.53 blocks and 0.23 aces per game... First-Team All-MPSF ... American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) First-Team All-American ... MPSF Academic All-Conference. 2004 – Named Volleyball magazine Third-Team All-American... Molten/MPSF Player of the week... Led the team in hi ng percentage (.445), serving aces (18), digs (188), and digs per game (1.92). 2003 – Played in all 29 matches... MPSF Honorable Men on for the second straight season... Distributed 1,318 assists, the sixth-most assists in a single season in program history... Finished the season with a 13.05 assists per game average, good for the 14th best average in the na on. 2002 – Honorable Men on All-MPSF... Guided Stanford to a .360 team hi ng percentage in MPSF play.

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Russell Holmes Middle Blocker * 6-8 Fountain Valley, California College: Brigham Young Birth Date: July 1, 1982 Joined Team: 2009 PERSONAL: Born Russell Kenneth Holmes on July 1, 1982 in Anaheim, Calif. ... Parents are Mark and Tamara (Tami) Holmes... Has a younger brother, Dane, and an older sister, Leah… Russell’s wife’s name is Julie and their daughter, Sadie Rae, was born in June 2007... Russell served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of La er-day Saints to London, England... Started playing volleyball as a junior at Fountain Valley High School with friends… Graduated from Fountain Valley in 2001… Also le ered three years ... In 2001 his Long Beach club team won the Junior Olympics gold medal and he was named an All-American… Named to Volleyball Magazine’s Fab 50 in 2001… He enjoys beach volleyball, surfing and snowboarding… Russell is an Eagle Scout… He graduated from BYU in 2008 with a degree in sociology… His most admired person is his father: “for his pa ence, love, support, integrity and hard work. He is someone I aspire to be like as a father and husband”… His happiest moment in life was witnessing the birth of his daughter.

172 total (15 solo and 157 assists) on the season ... Recorded 10 or more kills in 13 matches. 2007 – A second team AVCA All-America honoree for the second straight season... Named to the All-MPSF Second Team... Team captain... Played in all 29 matches, star ng 28... Played in a teamhigh 99 games during the season... Named Sports Imports/AVCA Na onal Player of the Week Jan. 29 for his performance against Penn State and Loyola-Chicago at the Outrigger Hotels Invita onal in Hawaii... Named the Outrigger Hotels Invita onal Tournament Most Outstanding Player award... Set a BYU season record for block solos with 28, bea ng out the previous record of 22 formerly held by Ryan Millar... Led the team in hi ng percentage (.438), total blocks (144), blocks per game (1.45), block solos (28) and block assists (116)... Led the na on in block solos (28)... Recorded double digits in kills in eight matches... Hit .500 or be er in 11 matches. 2006 – Named to the AVCA All-America Second Team... Earned second-team All-MPSF honors... A Student Athlete Academic Center Scholar Athlete... Started all 27 matches and was the only player on the team to play in all 104 games... Finished sixth in the na on with a .456 hi ng percentage and third in MPSF play at .462... Averaged 1.49 blocks per game, eighth in the na on... Fourth in the MPSF in blocks per game, averaging 1.53 in league play... Had 155 total blocks, ed for second most in a BYU rally scoring season... Had 143 block assists, the fi h most in a BYU season... Recorded double-digit kills 12 mes... Hit .400 or be er 18 mes. 2005 - Played in 30 matches and appeared in 98 games... Started 13 matches... Recorded 107 kills while hi ng .368... Totaled 67 blocks... Had a career-high 14 kills against Penn State on Jan. 6. 2004 - Freshman red shirt the year BYU won the NCAA Na onal Championship.

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World Cup… London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal (Bronze Medal)... FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – Brazil Tour... FIVB World League. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Russell started 15 out of 18 sets at the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal, where the U.S. Men finished third. He scored 32 points on 24 kills, seven blocks and one ace. His hi ng efficiency was 0.512 and his kill percent was 56. Russell started 10 sets and played in 27 during the FIVB World League, where the U.S. Men finished eighth... He finished with 20 points on 15 kills, four blocks and one ace. 2010 – During the winter of 2010-11, Russell played for Vivo/Minas in Brazil’s Superliga... Russell was the U.S. Men’s Team’s fi hleading scorer in 2010 with 115 points (2.21 points per set) on 70 kills (0.44 hi ng percentage), 38 blocks (0.73 blocks per set) and seven aces (0.13 blocks per set). His 38 blocks was second on the team... Russell played in 25 sets and started 23 at the FIVB World Championship in Italy where the U.S. Men finished sixth. He was the team’s fi h-leading scorer with 46 points on 29 kills, 12 blocks and five aces. He was the team’s third-leading blocker and 29th overall with 12 blocks and 18 faults on 51 a empts for an average of 0.36 blocks per set... Russell played in 27 sets during the FIVB World League. He posted 43 kills (1.52 per set) and his .524 hi ng percentage was the team-high. His 23 stuff blocks (0.47 per set) was good enough for second place among the team’s leaders and 33rd among the League’s best blockers. He tallied a service ace and three digs. He finished the League with 41 points (1.52 per set). 2009 – Played the winter of 2009-10 for HYPO Tirol Innsbruck in Austria. The team won its second-straight Austrian Cup Championship and finished fi h in the CEV Cup... Russell was part of the U.S. Men’s team that traveled to Brazil for five exhibi on matches. The United States did not win a match; but Russell scored 30 points, including seven blocks, in 15 sets played... Russell saw limited playing me in five World League pool play matches. U.S. Men went on to finish sixth. 2008-09 – Played overseas for Austria’s HYPO Tirol in the Middle European Volleyball Zone Associa on, winning the MEVZA Cup and the Austrian Cup. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Started in all 30 matches and all 113 games ... Named AVCA First-Team All-American... Earned All-MPSF First Team accolades... Finished the season fourth in the na on in hi ng percentage at 0.454 and second in the na on averaging 1.52 blocks per game... Awarded MPSF Player of the Week honors on Feb. 19... Recorded two double-doubles on the season... Set new career highs with 19 kills vs. Stanford (Feb. 22), 33 a empts at UC Irvine (Feb. 15), six digs and 11 block assists at UC Irvine (Feb. 16), and three assists three separate mes in the season... Eleven total blocks Feb. 16 ed for the third best mark in school history since adop ng interna onal rules in 2001... 172 total blocks is the second best mark in school history since adop ng interna onal rules and fourth all me... Led the team in hi ng percentage (.454), blocks with

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MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World Cup… NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal (Bronze Medal)… FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World Championship. FIVB World League. 2009 – Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2007 – FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship (7th). 2006 – NORCECA Men’s Junior Con nental Championship (Silver Medal). 2005 – Four Na ons Tournament.

Max Holt Middle Blocker * 6-9 Cincinna , Ohio College: Penn State Birth Date: March 12, 1987 Joined Team: 2009 PERSONAL: Born Maxwell Philip Holt on March 12, 1987 in Cincinna , Ohio... Parents are Kim and Angie Holt... Has two older siblings, Megan and Nick, and a younger brother, Sam, who also plays volleyball... Max was a six- me le erwinner (four in volleyball and two in soccer) for Purcell Marian (Ohio) High School... Named the Ohio Player of the Year following senior season in 2005... First team all-state as a junior and third team all-region as a sophomore... Played for the Cincinna A ack club team... Squad was Flight 1 champions at the 2004 Junior Na onal Championship… Max names Ben Harper as favorite musical entertainer, history as favorite school subject, the Cincinna Bengals as favorite pro sports team and Chad Johnson as favorite athlete... Graduated from Penn State in 2009 with a degree in journalism.

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INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Max started 15 out of 18 sets at the NORCECA Championship in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico where the U.S. Men finished second to Cuba... Max was second on the U.S. team and among all players in blocks with 13... Max finished with a total of 40 points on 24 kills, 13 blocks and three aces... His hi ng efficiency was 0.455 and his kill percent was 54.5. Max started 11 sets of the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal where the U.S. Men finished third. He finished with 23 points (2.09 per set) on 16 kills (1.45 per set), four blocks (0.36 per set) and three aces (0.27 per set)... Max saw limited playing me during the 2011 FIVB World League as middle blockers Dave Lee and Ryan Millar got most of the starts. The U.S. Men finished seventh in World League. 2010 – Max played for Copra Morpho Piacenza in Italy’s Serie A league during the winter of 2010-11... Max played in 41 sets for the U.S. Men in 2010, finishing with 57 points on 41 kills (0.372 hi ng percentage), 13 blocks (0.32 blocks per set) and three aces (0,07 aces per set)... Max appeared in 22 sets and started 21 at the FIVB World Championship in Italy where the U.S. Men finished sixth. He finished the tournament with 37 points on 28 kills, eight blocks and one ace. He averaged 0.24 blocks per set... Max appeared in 19 sets during the FIVB World League and had a hi ng percentage of .471, second best for the team. He also tallied 10 kills (0.53 per set), two stuff blocks (0.04 per set) and two service aces (0.04 per set). He finished the League with 14 total points (0.74). 2009 – Max played for Bluvolley Verona in Itayl’s Serie A League during the winter of 2009-10. Played on the Pan American Cup team that won the gold medal in Chiapas, Mexico… Max started all four matches and played 16 sets… He finished with 56 points on 41 kills, 10 blocks and 5 aces. 2007 – Was a star ng middle blocker for the U.S. Men’s Junior Na onal Team that finished seventh at the FIVB World Championship in Rabat, Morocco… Scored 56 points for the championship... Provided 42 kills for an average of 1.55 kills per set on .400 hi ng... Added five blocks and six digs. 2006 – Was a star ng middle blocker on the U.S. Men’s Junior Na onal Team that finished second to Cuba at the NORCECA Con nental Championship in Monterrey, Mexico… Max was named the tournament’s Best Blocker. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 (Senior) – Named AVCA Division I All American for the second year as Penn State advanced to the NCAA Championship match where it lost to USC… Max was named the 2009 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Associa on (EIVA) Player of the Year and was on the EIVA All-East First Team… He ranked first in the na on in aces per game and hi ng percentage. 2008 (Junior) – AVCA First Team All-American... NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team... First Team All-EIVA... EIVA All-Championship Team... four- me EIVA Player of the Week... Outrigger Invita onal All-Tournament Team... Played in 100 of 103 games and all 31 matches... Recorded 318 kills, 48 service aces, 41 digs and 130 total blocks... Averaged 3.18 kills per game on .548 hi ng, good for first on the team, in the na on and second on Penn State’s singleseason hi ng percentage record list. 2007 (Sophomore) – First Team All-EIVA... EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team... Ac ve Ankle/Long Beach State Guesthouse Classic All-Tournament Team... played in every game of the season, averaging 2.71 kills per game on .447 hi ng, good for 12th on the Penn State single-season hi ng percentage list... Had 13 mul ple-kill matches, including racking up a career-high 21 at Juniata (3/28). 2006 (Freshman) – First Team All-East... EIVA All-Championship team... played in all 30 matches and 108 games... Averaged 2.17 kills per game on .415 hi ng (15th in the na on) with 0.23 service aces per game, 0.44 digs per game and 1.19 blocks per game... Led the team with 129 total blocks, good for 13th on Penn State’s single-season record list... Had nine double-digit kill matches, including four of the last six contests.

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Jayson Jablonsky Outside Hi er * 6-5 Yorba Linda, California College: UC Irvine Birth Date: June 6, 1986 Joined Team: 2008 PERSONAL: Born Jayson Michael Jablonsky on July 23, 1985, in Orange, Calif.... Parents are Paul and Be y Jablonsky... Has two older siblings, Ma and Heather... Jayson married Tammara Koehler in July of 2009... Jayson a ended Esperanza High School (1999-2003) where he also played soccer... Played for the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club... Studied criminology at UC Irvine... Sushi is his favorite food... J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” is his favorite book... His favorite movie is Edward Scissorhands... The Office is his favorite television show... Listens to rock music with AFI as his favorite band... Likes to watch hockey and the Anaheim Ducks are his favorite professional team... Enjoys playing the guitar, the beach and trying to surf... His happiest moment in life has yet to come, but his fondest sports memory was winning the 2007 NCAA Division I men’s volleyball na onal championship. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)… London Interna onal Volleyball Invita onal (Bronze Medal)… Pan American Cup (Silver Medal). 2009 – Brazil Tour... 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)… FIVB World League. 2008 – America’s Cup... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2007 – World University Games (Bronze Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Jayson played in seven sets and started five at the NORCECA Championship, where the U.S. Men finished second to Cuba... Jayson scored 17 points on 16 kills and one block... Jayson’s hi ng efficiency was 0.577 and his kill percent was 62. Jayson played in nine sets of the London Test Event, star ng three, and scoring 15 points on 12 kills, two blocks and one ace… Jayson was on the 20man roster for the 2011 FIVB World League but did not play… Jayson and middle blocker David Smith ed as the second-leading scorer at the 2011 Pan American Cup in Canada with 45 points on 36 kills, four blocks and five aces. His hi ng efficiency was 0.451. His kill percent was 63.4. 2010 – Jayson played the winter of 2010-11 for Olympiakos in the Hellenic League... Jayson played on the U.S. Men’s A2 Team that won

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the Pan American Cup in San Juan, Puerto Rico... Jayson was named the tournament MVP and Best Spiker... He led all spikers with 59 kills and eight errors on 110 total a empts (53.64 success percentage). Jayson concluded the tournament with a total of 75 points, good for second place among leading scorers... He was fi h among all blockers with an average of 0.67 blocks per set... He was the United States’ leading server and 10th overall with four aces and four faults on 72 a empts for an average of 0.22 aces per set... Jayson was the United States’ leading receiver and seventh overall with 51 excellent recep ons and four faults on 83 a empts for an efficiency percentage of 56.63. 2009 – Jayson played the 2009-10 winter season for Leones de Ponce, but had to leave the team early due to injury... Jayson finished the season with a 0.600 hi ng percentage, with 27 kills and no errors on 45 a empts in 15 sets. He finished the season averaging 1.93 points per set... Jayson accompanied the team on a Tour of Brazil, playing in five exhibi on matches... Jayson was the United States’ third-leading scorer and seventh overall as the U.S. Men won the 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F held Aug. 15-17 in Irvine, Calif. He finished with 22 points on 20 kills and two aces. He finished third among all spikers with 20 kills and four errors in 31 a empts for a success percentage of 64.52… Jayson helped the U.S. Men finish sixth in the FIVB World League tournament. 2008 – Played on the U.S. Men’s Team that finished fi h at the America’s Cup in Brazil... Was an alternate for the U.S. Men’s Olympic Team... Played on the gold-medal winning 2008 Pan American Cup team (June 2-7 in Winnipeg, Manitoba)... Scored 32 points on 25 kills, five blocks and two aces in the tournament... Was a member of the U.S. Men’s Training Team that traveled to Japan to prepare the Japanese squad for Olympic qualifica on from May 17-25. 2007 – Helped the U.S. men win the bronze medal at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. 2005 – Played on the U.S. Junior Na onal Team that finished eighth in the 2005 FIVB Men’s U-21 World Volleyball Championships in Andhra Pradesh, India. 2004 – Helped the U.S. Junior Na onal Team to a second place finish at the 2004 NORCECA Junior Men’s Volleyball Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2007 – Helped UC Irvine to the NCAA Division I Men’s Volleyball Na onal Championship... Jayson was named secondteam All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA)... Second team All-MPSF selec on... Named to the NCAA all-tournament team a er totaling 32 kills in two matches... In the postseason, he averaged 4.30 kills and 4.89 points per game... Averaged 3.89 kills, 1.58 digs and 4.61 points per game overall... Led the team against MPSF opponents with a 3.80 kill average... Ranked 18th na onally in aces (.371). Also was fourth in aces (0.38) among MPSF players and 10th in points per game (4.57)... UCI’s all- me ace leader with 128. Had 46 aces, firing at least one in 28 of 34 matches this year. 46 aces ed for second in the season record book... Totaled kills in double-digits in 29 of 34 matches... Ends his career second in kills with 1,528 and in career a ack a empts (3,081). Fourth in career digs (595)... Named to the 2007 Elephant Bar All-Tournament team. 2006 – Named AVCA Na onal Player of the Year as well as MPSF Player of the Year... First team AllAmerica and All-MPSF... Named UCI’s Male Athlete of the Year... Firstteam Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American and Player of the Year... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament team... Averaged 4.17 kills per game which ranked 17th in the country, was 18th in points (4.89) and 11th in aces (.367)... Also averaged 1.61 digs and 0.65 blocks per game... Led the team with 40 service aces, which ranked second most in a season at UCI... Had 454 kills, which is seventh in the UCI season records and 892 a empts which is 10th... Following the end of the season, he ranks seventh in career kills (1,046), 10th in a empts (2,102) and fourth in aces (82). 2005 – Named second-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federa on (MPSF)... Named second team All-American by Volleyball Magazine... Led the team in kills, averaging 4.03 per game... Averaged 1.26 digs and 0.59 blocks per game... Totaled 27 service aces... Averaged 21 kills over the last five matches... Recorded kills in double-figures 24 mes... Led the team against conference opponents with a 4.09 kill average, which ranked sixth in the league... Ranked eighth in points (4.70) among MPSF players... Totaled 415 kills which ranks eighth most in a season at UCI, also had 814 a ack a empts which is 10th best in a season. 2004 – Third on the team in kills, averaging 2.54 per game... Averaged 1.37 digs and 0.57 blocks per game... Totaled 15 service aces... Recorded kills in doublefigures seven mes.

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Rich Lambourne Libero * 6-3 Tus n, California College: BYU Birth Date: May 6, 1975 Joined Team: 2000 PERSONAL: Born Richard Edward Lambourne on May 6, 1975 in Louisville, Ky. ... Now calls San Diego, Calif., home... Parents are Paul and Ann Lambourne... Has one brother, Stuart, and two sisters, Gwen and Tracy... Stuart was MVP at Foothills High and played volleyball briefly at BYU... Rich enjoys golf, beach volleyball and tennis... Majored in Japanese at BYU... Following the U.S. Men’s gold medal victory at the Olympic Games, Rich appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s Olympic show and the Bonnie Hunt Show. He was a star on the Hunt show, as Bonnie flirted with him... Rich was badly injured during a bike accident when he was 6. He skinned his shoulder to the bone and mangled the right side of his face. Says of the accident, “I could have been much uglier but due to my loving parents and medical science, I am only mostly una rac ve”... His favorite food is Mexican... Pillars of the Earth is his favorite book... South Park and Family Guy are his favorite television shows... His favorite sports to watch include basketball, golf and football... Notes that he is a “bandwagon guy” when it comes to favorite professional sports teams... Michael Jordan is his favorite athlete... Lists his mom as his most admired person because of her “strength of character, convic on and faith”... Says he is “super sarcas c.” MAJOR INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2011 – FIVB World Cup… NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... Brazil Tour... 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)… FIVB World League. 2008 – America’s Cup... Olympic Games (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Gold Medal)... Four Na ons’ Tournament (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Con nental Championship (Gold Medal)... Americas’ Cup (Gold Medal)... Pan American Games (Silver Medal)... FIVB World League (Bronze Medal). 2006 – FIVB World Championships... FIVB World League... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)... Argen na Tour. 2005 – Pacific Northwest Tour vs. Netherlands... USOC Interna onal Sports Invita onal (Silver Medal)... Argen na Tour... Americas’ Cup (Gold Medal)... FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental Championships (Gold Medal)... World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2003 – Colorado/ Nebraska Tour... Canada Tour... Japan Tour (Training Team)... NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal). 2002 – Louisville Tour. 2001 – Japan Tour... World League... NORCECA Zone Championships. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Rich played in all 18 sets of the NORCECA Championship in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico where the U.S. Men finished second to Cuba... He was credited with 97 recep ons and 27 digs.... Rich played in all 58 sets of the 2011 FIVB World League where the U.S. Men advanced to the Final Round and finished seventh... He finished pool play ranked third among all liberos... He led the team in digs in pool play with 132 in 214 a empts and an average of 2.93 per set.... In the Final Round, Lambourne led the team in digs with 45 in 13 sets for an average of 3.46 per set... He had 146 recep ons on 248 a empts in pool play... In the final round, Rich had 42 recep ons for an average of 3.23 per set. Rich joined Fart Kielce in Poland in the winter of 2011. 2010 – Finished 2010 having played in 80 sets for the U.S. Men. He finished with 114 digs (1.42 digs per set). He was also credited with one point on a kill... Rich started all 33 of the United States’ sets at the FIVB World Championship in Italy where the U.S. Men finished sixth. Rich finished fi h among all liberos with 199 “excellents” and 39 faults for an average of 6.03 per set. Rich was the U.S. Men’s leading digger and sixth overall with 76 digs and 30 faults on 115 a empts for an average of 2.30 per set. He was also the team’s leading receiver and ninth overall with 123 excellents and nine faults on 192 a empts for an efficiency percentage of 59.38... Rich played in 45 sets over the course of the FIVB World League Intercon nental Round and led the team with 64 digs (1.31 per set). He also ranked 11th amongst the League’s best in both digs and liberos, where he tallied 150 “excellents”. He averaged 3.06 “excellents” per set. 2009 – Rich finished the season with 137 digs in 71 sets for an average of 1.93 digs per set.... He joined the U.S. Team for the Brazil Tour in which it played five exhibi on matches in Brazil... Rich was the United States’ best digger and second overall a the NORCECA Con nental Championship. He was credited with 40 digs and 23 faults on 85 a empts. He averaged 2.35 digs per set. He was also ranked the third-best

libero overall... Rich helped the U.S. win the 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier on Aug. 15-17 in Irvine, Calif. He won Best Digger (0.89 digs per set), Best Receiver (23 excellents and no faults in 29 a empts) and Best Libero (31 excellents and four faults in 64 a empts)… Rich was the United States’ star ng libero in every match but one of the 2009 FIVB World League, where the U.S. Men placed sixth… Rich averaged 1.84 digs per set in pool play and had 94 excellent recep ons on 294 a empts. He was fourth among liberos in the final round with 24 “excellents” on 48 a empts and an average of four per set. 2008 – Played with the U.S. Men’s Team that finished fi h at the America’s Cup in Brazil... Played in every set of the Olympic Games and helped the U.S. Men to the gold medal. He was credited with 64 digs and 147 “excellent” service recep ons on 230 total a empts for a success percentage of 63.91... Played in every set of the FIVB World League and was named best libero of the final round as the U.S. Men won their first World League tle. Finished the final round with 45 digs and 25 faults in 74 total a empts for an average of three digs per set. He was also credited with 76 “excellent” recep ons on 131 a empts for an efficiency percentage of 55... Played in all 15 sets for the U.S. Men at the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier as Team USA won and qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games. Rich was credited with 59 recep ons and 29 digs. He was named Best Libero and Best Receiver of the tournament. 2007 – Rich played in 147 sets for the U.S. Men, which was every set played in the season. He finished the year with 337 digs, averaging 2.29 digs per set... Rich ranked fourth among all liberos at the 2007 World Cup, finishing with 229 “excellent” recep ons in 369 a empts for a success percentage of 59.62. The U.S. Men finished fourth... Rich was the third best digger of the NORCECA Con nental Championship with 25 digs, 22 recep ons and six faults in 53 a empts... Rich was named the Best Libero of the 2007 World League. He finished the final round with an average of 1.79 digs per set and 42 “excellent” recep ons out of 87 a empts. Rich finished second among all World League “receivers” in pool play with a 65.47 efficiency percentage. 2006 – Was the star ng libero for all U.S. matches in 2006 and played 119 sets...Led the team in digs with 264... Helped the team remain undefeated (4-0) during the inaugural Pan American Cup in June and was named the tournament’s best digger. 2005 – Was the team’s star ng libero all season... Played every set of every match (119 sets overall) and led the team in digs with 283... Rich capped the 2005 season as a member of the USA squad that captured the silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in November in Japan... The Americans, who lost to defending Olympic gold medalist Brazil in the first match of the tournament, lost just one set the rest of the way as they defeated Japan (31), 2004 Olympic silver medalist Italy (3-0), Egypt (3-0) and China (3-0) en route to their fi h medal in five events this season... Earned “Best Libero” honors as the USA Men stunned the world’s best team when it defeated 2004 Olympic gold medalist Brazil in five sets to win the America’s Cup tournament in Brazil on Aug. 7... Earned a gold medal as Team USA won its second-straight NORCECA Con nental Championship with a four-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 15... The USA Men qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the win... Named “Best Receiver” and earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Men qualified for the 2006 World Championships. 2004 – Was one of six alternates for the 2004 USA Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team. 2003 – Started for the United States in the NORCECA Zone Championships in Mexico as Team USA captured the gold medal and a berth in the 2003 World Cup, the first Olympic qualifier. 2002 – Competed with teammate Erik Sullivan for the star ng libero posi on... Played in one tour during the year (Louisville Tour vs. Australia and Canada)... Played in 29 totals sets during the year and racked up 76 digs (2.62 per set). 2001 – Captured the Best Digger award at the NORCECA Zone Championships in August as the U.S. earned the silver medal... Finished third on the team in digs with 102... Played professionally with Courtesy of FIVB the Vienna HotVolleys in Austria. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 1999 – Started at outside hi er on BYU’s first-ever na onal championship team... Played in 82 games and posted 252 kills, 205 digs, 88 blocks and a .348 hi ng percentage. 1998 - Played in 21of-22 matches... Recorded 150 kills, 133 digs and 78 blocks. 1997 - Ranked fourth na onally with 2.73 digs per game... Named Mountain Pacific Sports Federa on Player of the Week on March 22... Set a career-high with 23 digs against na onally ranked Hawai’i.

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David Lee Middle Blocker * 6-8 Alpine, California College: Long Beach State Birth Date: March 8, 1982 Joined Team: 2003 PERSONAL: Born David Cameron Lee on March 8, 1982 in Alpine, Calif.... Parents are Mac and Robin Lee... Also has two older brothers named Nathan and Mark... David is the tallest member of his immediate family... Played high school volleyball at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon... Played club volleyball for Seaside Volleyball Club... Enjoys listening to reggae and watching volleyball and basketball... Majored in human development... Favorite foods are filet mignon and lobster... Favorite professional team is the Los Angeles Lakers... Following the Olympics, David played the 2008-09 winter season for Sisley Treviso in Italy’s Serie A League. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2011 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)… FIVB World League. 2008 – Olympic Games (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Gold medal)... NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Con nental Championship (Gold Medal)... Pan American Games (Silver Medal)... FIVB World League (Bronze Medal). 2006 – FIVB World League... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)... Argen na Tour. 2005 – Pacific Northwest Tour vs. Netherlands... USOC Interna onal Sports Invita onal (Silver Medal)... Argen na Tour... America’s Cup (Gold Medal)... FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental - Championships (Gold Medal). 2003 – World University Games (Bronze Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – David started 14 sets at the NORCECA Championship in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, where the U.S. Men finished second behind Cuba... He was named the tournament’s best blocker with 16... He finished the tournament with 45 points on 28 kills, 16 blocks and one ace... Davids’ hi ng efficiency was 0.587 and his kill percent was 61... David was one of three players who competed in all 58 sets of the FIVB World League (along with Rich Lambourne and Clay Stanley)… He was the leading blocker for the U.S. Men at the 2011 World League with 52 in 58 sets for an average of 0.90 blocks per set… He finished pool play second among all blockers… Lee finished World League as the United States’ fourth-leading scorer with 142 points on 83 kills (0.462 hi ng efficiency, 53.2 kill percent), 52 blocks and seven aces. 2010 – David played the winter of 2010-11 for Kuzbass Kemerovo in Russia’s Super League... David finished the 2010 season having played in 75 sets, the second most on the team. He finished as the team’s fourth-leading scorer with 150 points on 85 kills (0.36 hi ng percentage), 55 blocks (0.73 blocks per set) and 10 aces (0.13 aces per set). His 55 blocks led the team and his 10 aces put him second... David played in 26 sets of the FIVB World Championship in Italy where the U.S. Men finished sixth. He was the United States’ fourth-leading scorer with 48 points on 28 kills, 18 blocks and two aces. His 18 blocks ed him with Clay Stanley as the team’s leading blocker with an average of 0.55 per set. He was 12th among all blockers... David was the only player to play in all 49 sets of pool play for the U.S. Men in the FIVB World League. He finished pool play as the League’s fourth-best blocker with his 40 total stuff blocks and 0.82 blocks per set. He also tallied 58 kills (1.18 per set) and had an a acking percentage of .333. He ranked 32nd on the League’s best servers list with eight aces (0.16 per set). He finished the League with 106 points and averaged 2.16 points per set. 2009 – David played for Lokomo v Novosibirsk in the Russian Super League during the winter of 2009-10... David was the U.S. Men’s leading blocker in 2009 with 49 stuff blocks in 66 sets for an average of 0.74 per set. He was the team’s third-leading scorer with 176 points on 113 kills, 49 blocks and 14 aces. He had the third most aces on the team... David helped the team to a secondplace finish at the 2009 NORCECA Con nental Championship in Puerto Rico... David helped the U.S. Men win the 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier on Aug. 15-17 in Irvine, Calif. … David helped the U.S. Men to a sixth-place finish at World League. He was the leading blocker in the final round, but did not receive the award because the U.S. Men did not play for a medal. He finished with eight blocks and six errors in 26 a empts for an average of

1.33 blocks per set... David was the United States’ leading blocker and fourth overall in the con nental (pool play) round with 30 blocks and 32 errors in 80 a empts and an average of 0.67 blocks per set. 2008 – Finished the 2008 season as the team’s fourth leading scorer with 243 points in 95 sets played (2.56 points per set). Finished as the second-leading blocker with 63 (0.66 per set). Tallied 168 kills and had a hi ng percentage of 0.58... David helped the U.S. Men win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Finished second among all blockers at the Olympics with 33 kill blocks for an average of 1 per set. Finished ninth among all scorers (third among U.S. scorers) with 90 points on 53 kills, 33 blocks and four aces. In the United States’ semifinal match against Russia, David came up big in the fi h set, tallying a kill and block on consecu ve plays to yield a 13-12 advantage. A er Russia ed the set at 13-all, Lee ended the match with a kill and block. He scored four of his 12 points in the final five points of the match.... Finished seventh among all blockers in the World League final round with eight blocks for an average of 0.53 per set as the U.S. Men won their first World League tle. Was 13th among all blockers in pool play with an average of .45 blocks per set... David scored 28 points on 21 kills and seven blocks at the NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifier, which the United States won to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games. 2007 – David moved up from backup to part- me starter (sharing me with Tom Hoff) in 2007 and finished the season second on the team in stuff blocks with 69 for an average of 0.67 blocks per set. He was sixth on the team in scoring with 230 points... David was the United States’ second-leading blocker and third overall at the FIVB World Cup, where the U.S. Men finished fourth. David had 25 blocks, 36 faults and 47 rebounds in 108 a empts and averaged 0.63 blocks per set... David was the top U.S. blocker and fourth overall at the NORCECA Con nental Championship. He was credited with 13 scoring blocks, seven errors and 13 rebounds on 32 a empts. He was the United States’ leading scorer in its NORCECA victory over Barbados, finishing with 12 points on six kills and six blocks... David was the top U.S. blocker and second overall at the Pan American Games where he was credited with 12 blocks for an average of 0.75 per set... David was the United States’ leading blocker and 10th overall in the final round of World League where he was credited with an average of 0.43 per set... Started seven out of 10 World League pool-play matches and played in 10. Did not make the trip to play France in pool play... Was the 13th best blocker among all World League compe tors in pool play with a 0.56 average per set. Was the second-leading U.S. blocker behind Ryan Millar. 2006 – Played in six FIVB World League matches in place of Ryan Millar... Played two matches in the inaugural Pan America Cup in June with a 4-0 record... Helped the team finish 4-1 on the Argen na tour. 2005 – David played just 65 of 119 sets during the year but s ll finished second in total blocks with 59... Also finished second in blocks per set (0.91) and fi h in total points with 162... Scored five points on four kills and one block as the USA Men stunned the world’s best team when it defeated 2004 Olympic gold medalist Brazil in five sets to win the America’s Cup tournament in Brazil on Aug. 7... Named “Best Blocker” and earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Men qualified for the 2006 World Championships... Led Team USA in scoring with nine points on four kills, four blocks and one ace in a 3-0 win over Barbados on Aug. 25 at the WCQT. 2003 – Scored 20 points as the U.S. Men captured the bronze medal at the World University Games with a 3-2 win over France in Daegu, South Korea. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2004 – Was named a first team AVCA All American. 2003 – Named to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federa on (MPSF) secondteam... Led the team and conference with a .483 hi ng percentage... Recorded a team-high 1.18 blocks per game. 2002 - Appeared in 118 games as a sophomore... Averaged 2.64 kills and 0.95 blocks per game. 2001 – Averaged 1.17 kills and 0.75 blocks per game... Recorded five blocks in a match three Courtesy of FIVB mes.

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at the Pan American Cup in Winnipeg, Canada. 2007 – Helped the U.S. Men win the bronze medal at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. 2005 – Played on the USA Junior Na onal Team that finished eighth in the 2005 FIVB Men’s U-21 World Volleyball Championship in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Paul Lotman Outside Hi er * 6-7 Lakewood, California College: Long Beach State Birth Date: Nov. 3, 1985 Joined Team: 2008 PERSONAL: Born Paul Michael Lotman on Nov. 3, 1985, in Lakewood, Calif. … Parents are Albert (deceased) and Kathleen Lotman... Has two older brothers, Mark and Steven and an older sister, Shelley… A ended Los Alamitos High School (1999-2003)… Played for the Surf City club team in Hun ngton Beach… Graduated from Long Beach State in 2008 with a degree in sociology… Chipotle is his favorite food... ”Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown is his favorite book… Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers and Entourage is his favorite TV show… Steve Nash is his favorite professional athlete and the Dallas Mavericks are his favorite team… Listens to hip-hop and house music… Enjoys beach volleyball… Admires his brother for his recovery from drug abuse… Likes to watch college basketball, volleyball, tennis and college football… His happiest moment in life was playing in his first collegiate volleyball game and his fondest sports memory is playing volleyball. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal (Bronze Medal)... FIVB World League. 2010 - FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... Tour of Brazil... 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2008 – Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2007 World University Games (Gold Medal). 2005 – FIVB Men’s U-21 World Championship.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Named AVCA co-Player of the Year along with Penn State’s Ma Anderson... Named AVCA First Team All-American... Named MPSF Player of the Year... Led 49ers to the semifinals of the NCAA tournament... Averaged a team-best 5.44 kills per game while adding 1.51 digs per contest, all while hi ng 0.326... Paul tallied 20 or more kills 14 mes in the season. He tallied double-figures in kills in 29 of the 30 matches... Paul led the team with 60 service aces, a 49er single-season record. Paul finished second on the 49er career service ace chart with 135 aces. He ranked seventh in career kills (1,408) and ninth in career digs (631). 2007 – Named honorable men on All-MPSF a er averaging 4.51 kills and 1.60 digs per game... Finished first on the team with 496 kills, 176 digs and 34 aces... Was third on the team with 88 blocks... Named the Most Valuable Player of the Ac ve Ankle/Long Beach Guesthouse Classic (March 16-17) a er helping the 49ers to a 2-0 record averaging a .387 hi ng percentage, 4.8 kills, 1.5 digs and 1.4 blocks per game... Named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men’s Na onal Player of the Week and the MPSF Player of the Week on March 19... Recorded double digits in kills in 27 matches with seven double-doubles on the season. 2006 – Had a strong first year as a full- me starter... Averaged 2.00 kills, 1.66 digs and 0.72 blocks per game while hi ng .234... Hit double digits in kills seven mes... Career-high 18 kills in win at UC Santa Barbara... Finished ed for second on the team with his 204 total digs ... Second on the team with 30 service aces. 2005 – Played in 23 matches and 64 games on the year ... Averaged 1.23 kills per game while hi ng .238 ... Seventh on the team with 11 service aces and ed for fi h on the squad with 88 digs (1.38 dpg) ... 36 total blocks in 64 games (0.56 bpg) ... Career-high 11 kills in 25 a empts vs. UC Santa Barbara (1/15). 2004 – Redshirt season.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Paul played in 13 sets and started 12 at the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship in Puerto Rico where the U.S. finished second. Paul finished with 38 points on 27 kills (46.6 kill percent), six blocks and five aces… Paul played in 17 sets of the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal, a 2012 Olympic test event, and started in 14. He finished the tournament with 39 points on 36 kills (50.0 kill percent), one block and two aces… Paul played in 42 sets of the FIVB World League, usually as a serving specialist. He finished World League with 46 points on 38 kills, three blocks and five aces. The U.S. Men finished second in their World League pool and advanced to the Final Round where they finished seventh. 2010 – Paul played for Marmi Lanza Verona in Italy’s Serie A League during the winter of 2010-11... Paul played in 55 sets for the U.S. Men during the 2010 season. He finished eighth on the team in scoring with 72 points on 60 kills (0.324 hi ng percentage), seven blocks (0.18 blocks per set) and five aces (0.09 aces per set). He also had 36 digs (0.65 digs per set), ed for sixth on the team... Paul played in 30 sets during the FIVB World Championship in Italy where the U.S. Men finished sixth. He started nine sets. He finished the tournament with 24 points on 18 kills, five blocks and one ace. He finished the tournament with a kill percentage of 0.53... Paul played in 25 pool play sets for the U.S. Men during the FIVB World League and posted 25 kills (1.71 per set). He tallied four aces (0.08 per set) and three stuff blocks (0.04 per set). His 45 “excellents” ed him for 24th among the League’s best receivers and third best on the team. He totaled 50 points (.152) in his 25 set appearances. 2009 – Played for the French team Poi ers during the winter of 2009-10.... Finished the 2009 season with 32 points on 22 kills, seven aces and three blocks in 17 sets played... Helped the U.S. Men to the silver medal at the NORCECA Con nental Championship in Puerto Rico... Traveled to Brazil with a U.S. Men’s Team made up of veterans and newcomers for five exhibi on matches on Sept. 22-27. The team did not win a match. Paul was the high scorer in two of the matches with 12 points in each... Helped U.S. Men win the FIVB World Championship Qualifier on Aug. 15-17 in Irvine, Calif. Paul played in six sets and scored 10 points on nine kills and one ace... Helped the U.S. Men to a sixth place finish at World League. 2008 – Played for PAOK in Greece during the winter of 2008-09... Helped U.S. Men win the gold medal

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Dave McKienzie Opposite * 6-4 Li leton, Colorado College: Long Beach State Birth Date: July 5, 1979 Joined Team: 2001 PERSONAL: Born David W. McKienzie on July 5, 1979 in Denver, Colo.... Parents are William and Elvira McKienzie... His sister, Joy, was an All-American se er on Long Beach State University’s 1993 NCAA na onal championship team and is currently an assistant coach for the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team... Graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in communica ons from Long Beach State University... Graduated in 1997 from Hun ngton Beach High School in Hun ngton Beach, Calif.... Played volleyball for three years in high school and earned all-CIF, all-County, allLeague, and All-America honors... Lists his hobbies as golf, table tennis and poker. Has played overseas in Puerto Rico and Kuwait among other places… Has played beach volleyball on various professional tours. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2007 - Pan American Games (Silver Medal)... FIVB World League (Silver Medal). 2006 - FIVB World Championships...FIVB World League... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)... Argen na Tour. 2005 - Pacific Northwest Tour vs. Netherlands... USOC Interna onal Sports Invita onal (Silver Medal)... Argen na Tour... America’s Cup (Gold Medal)... FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental Championships (Gold Medal)... World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 - NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal). 2003 - Canada Tour... Pan

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INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2007 – Played in four Pan American Games matches... Played in one World League pool-play match. 2006 – Dave finished the season in second place in team scoring with 332 points and second in kills with 306...Led the U.S. men in scoring in eight out of 11 World Championship matches... His high was 24 points in a five-set loss to France... The U.S. Men finished 10th at the World Championships... led the team in scoring in its final World League match against Serbia & Montenegro... Team USA finished ed for 10th... Helped the team win the inaugural Pan American Cup in June... Led in scoring against Cuba (16) and against the Dominican Republic (15) in the Pan American Cup... Helped the team win the Argen na series 4-1 in June... Led scoring in two Argenna matches. 2005 – Dave led the team in kills per set during the season (3.28) and finished second in kills (249), total points (277) and points per set (3.64)... He capped the 2005 season as a member of the USA squad that captured the silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in November in Japan... The Americans, who lost to defending Olympic gold medalist Brazil in the first match of the tournament, lost just one set the rest of the way as they defeated Japan (3-1), 2004 Olympic silver medalist Italy (3-0), Egypt (3-0) and China (3-0) en route to their fi h medal in five events this season... Scored a team-high-tying 16 points on 16 kills as the USA Men stunned the world’s best team when it defeated 2004 Olympic gold medalist Brazil in five sets to win the America’s Cup tournament in Brazil on Aug. 7... Scored seven points on seven kills as Team USA won its second-straight NORCECA Con nental Championship with a four-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 15... The USA Men qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the gold-medal win... Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Men qualified for the 2006 World Championships. 2004 – Was one of six alternates for the 2004 USA Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team. Team USA qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10... The men posted a perfect record of 6-0 en route to the gold medal, which included a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Cuba in the championship match. 2003 – Member of the team that played in the NORCECA Zone Championships in Mexico as Team USA captured the gold medal and a berth in the 2003 World Cup, the first Olympic qualifier. 2002 – Played in 88 of 141 sets during the season... Ranked second in service aces (24), fourth in kills (159), fourth in digs (85) and fi h in total points (196), kills (146) and service aces (20)... Registered 2.23 points per set ... Posted a career-high 21 points on 21 kills in a four-set loss to the Czech Republic on the Dallas Tour on May 27. 2001 – Won a gold medal at the World University Games in Beijing, China... Saw limited ac on as a member of the U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team... Finished with 29 kills in 70 a empts for a hi ng percentage of .243... He also had 13 digs and three blocks. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2001 – Named a first-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA)... Named to the AllMountain Pacific Sports Federa on first team... Ranked second in the naon in kill average with a 5.58 kills per game average... Posted 435 kills in 78 games... Recorded 173 digs for an average of 2.22 digs per game. 2000 – Earned first-team AVCA All-America honors... Named to the All-MPSF second team... Played in 91-of-100 games... Led the team with a total of 552 kills for an average of 6.07 kills per game... Had a hi ng percentage of .309... Averaged 2.43 digs per game and 0.82 blocks per game. 1999 – Named a second-team All-American by the AVCA... Named to the All-MPSF third team... Named to the NCAA all-tournament team... Set an NCAA Division I record with 58 kills on March 19 at Brigham Young University... Ended season with 20 or more kills in six of last seven matches. 1998 – was a member of the USA Men’s Junior Na onal Team that competed in Guatemala where he was named “Best Spiker” at the tournament. 1998 - In back-to-back matches had 22 and 23 kills against Penn

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Ryan Millar Middle Blocker * 6-8 Alpine, Utah College: Brigham Young Birth Date: Jan. 22, 1978 Joined Team: 1999 PERSONAL: Born Ryan Madsen Millar on Jan. 22, 1978 in San Dimas, Calif. ... Parents are Steven and Mardi... He is married to Suzanne... Together, they are proud parents of Max, born in 2006 and Oliver, born in 2010... Ryan also has two brothers: James and Jon... Enjoys snowboarding, golfing and being with his wife... Graduated from BYU in 2001 with a degree in sociology... In July 2006, Millar was named as an assistant coach for the BYU men’s volleyball team under Head Coach Tom Peterson... In August 2006, Ryan was named co-interim head coach of the BYU men’s volleyball team a er Peterson’s sudden resigna on. A er one season with the BYU men’s program, Millar returned to the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team and removed his name from considera on for the BYU head coaching posi on... His most defining moment was ge ng married at 19... His happiest moment in sports was winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games... While celebra ng the gold medal victory, Ryan held up a poster of son, Max... Disneyland held a parade for Ryan following the gold medal victory. He also got to throw out the first pitch at an LA Dodgers game and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey and Bonnie Hunt shows... Lists his life goals as “I want to be a great husband, I want to be a great father, and I want to coach an NCAA school to a Na onal Championship”... He would also like to play on the Senior PGA Tour... Lists his gold medal and his golf clubs as his most prized possessions. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)… FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World League. 2008 – Olympic Games (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Con nental Championship (Gold Medal)... Americas’ Cup (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2006 – FIVB World Championships... FIVB World League... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)... Argen na Tour. 2005 – FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental Championships (Gold Medal)...World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)... Houston Series... USA Global Challenge (First Place)... Olympic Games (Fourth Place). 2003 – NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)... World Cup (Fourth Place). 2002 – Florida Tour... World Championships. 2001 – Did not play with the Na onal Team. 2000 – Americas’ Cup... Australia Tour... Con nental Cup... Korea Tour... Olympic Games... World League. 1999 – Americas’ Cup... Japan Trip... Interna onal Volleyball Challenge... Italy Trip. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Ryan played in 14 sets and started seven at the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship where the U.S. Men finished second and qualified for the World Cup. Ryan finished the tournament with 19 points on 10 kills (71.4 kill percent), five blocks and four aces… Ryan played in 51 sets of the FIVB World League, where the U.S. Men finished second in their pool, advancing to the Final Round where they finished seventh. He finished the tournament with 90 points on 54 kills, 31 blocks (0.61 blocks per set) and five aces. He was the United States’ second-leading blocker and was eighth among all blockers in pool play. 2010 – Ryan played for Asseco Resovia Rzeszów during the winter of 2010-11... Ryan suffered a sprained ankle during prac ce prior to the FIVB World Championship and was not on the roster... Ryan played in 23 sets in the FIVB World League. He posted 25 kills (1.09 per set) and averaged a hi ng percentage of .333. His 18 (0.37 per set) stuff blocks was good enough for 33rd among the League’s best blockers. He also totaled six aces (0.12 per set) and a total of 49 points (2.13 per set). 2009 – Ryan took the 2009 summer off from the U.S. Men’s Team. But he played during the winter of 2009-10 for Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediye in Turkey. 2008 – Ryan played the 2008-09 winter seasons for Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediye in Turkey. Ryan finished the 2008 season as the team’s third leading scorer with 253 points in 98 sets (2.58 points per set). He was the team’s leading blocker with 67 (0.68 blocks per set). He finished with 174 kills and a h ng percentage of 0.47... Ryan helped the U.S. Men to the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games, star ng in every match at middle blocker. Ryan was eighth among all scorers at the Olympic with 97 points on 66 kills, 26 blocks and five aces. Ryan’s 26 blocks put him fourth among all blockers with an average of 0.79 per set. Ryan was the United States’ leading scorer in the pool play match against Japan with 10 points. During the gold medal match against Brazil, Ryan had the winning set for teammate Clay Stanley’s final kill... Ryan helped the U.S. Men to their first World League gold medal. Ryan led the U.S. and was fi h overall in blocking in the final round with nine blocks, 18 faults and 24 rebounds on 51 a empts for an average of 0.60 blocks per set. He was third among all blockers in pool play with 25 blocks for a 0.63 average per set. Ryan was the United States’ fourth-leading scorer and

ninth overall in pool play with 37 points on 26 kills, nine blocks and two aces... Ryan was named Top Blocker at the NORCECA Olympic qualifier as the U.S. Men won the tournament and qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games. Millar was third among the U.S. players in scoring with 42 points on 32 kills and 10 blocks. 2007 – Ryan was named USAV’s male indoor player of the year for 2007. He played in 127 sets in 2007, more sets than any other player besides libero Rich Lambourne. Ryan led the U.S. Men in blocks in 2007 with 84, averaging 0.66 blocks per set. He was the second-leading scorer on the U.S. Men’s Team (behind Reid Priddy) with 350 points. Ryan averaged 2.75 points per set... Ryan was second among all blockers in the World Cup, where Team USA placed fourth, with a total of 27 blocks in 40 sets for an average of 0.675 blocks per set... Ryan was the United States’ thirdleading scorer, and 19th overall, at the NORCECA Con nental Championship. He finished the tournament with 45 points on 36 kills, eight blocks and one ace over five matches... Ryan was the second-leading blocker overall, and the U.S. leader at Americas’ Cup with an average of 0.60 blocks per set... Ryan was second among all blockers at the end of World League pool play with 36 blocks in 89 a empts and an average of 0.80 blocks per set. 2006 – Served as team captain when Tom Hoff was not on the court... Led the team in scoring blocks with 51... Was fourth on the team in points scored with 122... Played in six out of 12 World League matches. The matches he missed were due to the birth of his son, Max... Ryan helped the team win the inaugural Pan American Cup in June. 2005 – Ryan earned “Best Blocker” accolades at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup as the United States won the silver medal with a 4-1 record... He finished the event tops in both total blocks (20) and blocks per set (1.18). Captured “Best Blocker” honors as Team USA won its second-straight NORCECA Con nental Championship with a four-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 15... The USA Men qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the gold-medal win... Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Men qualified for the 2006 World Championships. 2004 – Ryan made his secondstraight Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece as the USA Men finished fourth overall... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 70 points on 53 kills, 16 blocks and one service ace... Tied for fourth overall in total blocks with 16... Team USA qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10... The men posted a perfect record of 6-0 en route to the gold medal, which included a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Cuba in the championship match. 2003 – Finished second among all players at the World Cup in blocking with 27 total stuffs (an average of 0.73 per set)... Was also second on the team in scoring (and 18th overall) with Courtesy of FIVB 116 total points on 87 kills, 27 blocks and two service aces. 2002 – Re-joined the team in August and helped guide the team to a ninth-place finish at the World Championships in Argen na. 2001 – Did not play with the Na onal Team... Played professionally with Bossini Mon chiari in Italy. 2000 – Led the team with a .573 hi ng percentage at the Americas Cup... Second on the squad with 64 kills and 10 blocks... Recorded 108 kills, 32 blocks, nine aces and a .439 hi ng percentage in World League play... Helped team USA qualify for the 2000 Sydney Olympics with 25 kills, four blocks, three aces and a .462 hi ng percentage at the Con nental Cup... Posted 47 kills, 11 blocks and three aces on the Korea Tour... Played professionally in Italy for Volley Forli. 1999 – Star ng middle blocker on the second-place Americas Cup team... Helped the team defeat Italy and Yugoslavia on the trip to Italy with 41 kills, 12 blocks and a team-leading .515 hi ng percentage... Earned his first interna onal experience on the Japan Tour, pos ng a team-leading .590 hi ng percentage with 44 kills and nine stuff blocks. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: One of only five players to earn AVCA First-Team AllAmerican three mes. 1999 – Led BYU to its first NCAA tle... Volleyball Magazine Na onal Player of the Year... American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) FirstTeam All-American... First-Team All-MPSF... Finished the season ranked first in the country in hi ng percentage (.498) and blocks per game (.2.14). 1998 –AVCA and Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American... First-Team All-MPSF... Posted a season-high 31 kills against Pepperdine...Finished second in the na on in blocks per game (2.02). 1997 – AVCA and Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American... MPSF Player of the Year... Finished the year ranked No. 4 in the country in kills per game (6.47) and posted a career-high 48 kills against Pepperdine. 1996 – Volleyball Magazine Freshman of the Year... Third-Team All-MPSF... Ranked second in the country in blocks per game and set a single-match record with 18 total blocks.

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Evan Patak Opposite * 6-8 Pleasanton, California College: UC Santa Barbara Birth Date: June 23, 1984 Joined Team: 2008 PERSONAL: Born Evan Hoburg Patak on June 23, 1984, in Santa Maria, Calif.... Parents are Kim and Gloria Patak... Has an older sister, Jessica... Evan played basketball and volleyball for Foothill High School (19982002) in Pleasanton... Evan played club volleyball for Diablo Valley... Graduated from UC Santa Barbara (2007) where he majored in sociology and minored in sports management... Caddyshack is his favorite movie and Top Gear and Entourage are his favorite TV shows... Enjoys mountain biking, wakeboarding, and golfing... His favorite genre of music are Hip Hop, Metal, House and Filthy Dubstep... Golden State Warriors are his favorite professional team... Admires his parents... Likes to watch extreme sports and college basketball. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)… London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal (Bronze Medal)… FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... 2010 World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2008 – America’s Cup... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)... Four Na ons’ Tournament (Gold Medal). 2007 – World University Games (Bronze Medal). 2003 – World University Games (Bronze Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Evan saw playing me at the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship a er starter Clay Stanley suffered an injury. Evan played in 18 sets, started seven and finished with 31 points on 18 kills (47.4 kill percent), three blocks and 10 aces (0.56 per set). His 10 aces put him second among all servers. The U.S. Men finished second and qualified for the FIVB World Cup… Evan was the United States’ leading scorer at the London Volleyball International Invita onal. He played in all 18 sets and scored 78 points on 67 kill (50.0 kill percent), two blocks and 12 aces (0.67 per set). The U.S. Men finished the tournament in third… Evan opened 2011 as the third opposite on the USA Volleyball/Julian Baum depth chart, but moved up to second a er Gabe Gardner suffered an injury… Patak received limited playing me behind Stanley in the FIVB World League. He played in 27 World League sets, mostly as a serving specialist, and finished with six points, including three aces. The U.S. Men finished second in their pool in World League and advanced to the Final Round where they placed seventh. 2010 – Evan played for the Air Jumbos in Korea during the winter of 201011... Evan appeared in 40 sets during the FIVB World League and tallied eight service aces (0.16 per set) that ed him for second place among the teams’ leaders and 34th among the League’s best servers. He also posted 40 kills (0.65 per set) and 13 digs (0.27 per set).

2009 – Played the winter of 2009-10 for Halkbank in the Turkish men’s league... Evan shared the star ng opposite role with Clay Stanley and finished the 2009 season as the U.S. Men’s second-leading scorer with 221 points on 159 kills, 46 aces and 20 blocks. His 46 aces were by far the most on the team and he averaged 0.74 aces per set... Evan was named best server at the NORCECA Con nental Championship as the U.S. Men won the silver medal. He finished with 10 aces... Evan was named the MVP and Best Server of the 2010 World Championship Qualifier as the United States won all three matches to qualify for the World Championship. Evan was the United States’ leading scorer and second overall with 37 points on 20 kills, two blocks and 15 aces in six sets played... Evan was the United States’ second-leading scorer in pool play at the FIVB World League as he shared star ng opposite du es with Clay Stanley. He finished with 114 points on 91 kills, six blocks and 17 aces. His 17 aces put him third among all servers with an average of .38 per set. 2008 – Played fall of 2008 for Aon hotVolleys in Vienna before moving to PAOK in Greece in January of 2009.... Evan was a member of the U.S. Men’s Team that placed fi h at the America’s Cup in Brazil. He was the United States’ leading scorer with 44 points in 13 sets (3.38 points per set)... Was an alternate for the Olympic team... Was named MVP and best server of the Pan American Cup in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as a young U.S. Men’s team won the gold medal, defea ng host Canada in the final... Was part of a training team that traveled to Japan to help the Japanese men’s na onal team prepare for its Olympic qualifying tournament... Played professionally for San Juan Playeros in Puerto Rico and Aris Thessalonica in Greece. 2007 – Was the United States’ leading scorer as the team won the bronze medal at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. 2003 – Helped the United States win a bronze medal at the World University Games in Daegu, Korea (Aug. 21-31). COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2007 – First team American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) All-America... Led the country in kills (5.78/game), service aces (.948/game), and points (7.09/game)... The 2007 All-MPSF First Team selec on led the league in kills (5.98/game), aces (1.02/game), and points (7.40/game) in conference matches... Put down 30 or more kills seven mes this season and set a new school single-season record with 110 aces... Finished his career with 2,112 kills, second in program history, and is UCSB’s all- me leader in aces with 255. 2006 – Played in 20 matches and started 19 (72 games) before becoming ineligible... Despite missing nine matches, Patak was the na onal leader in kills per game at 5.88 (423 kills), aces per game at .722 (52 aces), and points per game (7.10)... In MPSF matches only, Patak led the league in kills per game at 6.06 (327 kills, 54 games), aces per game at .741 (40 aces), and points per game (7.13)... Had double figures in kills in all but one match... Posted 20 or more kills in 12 contests... His season-high of 31 kills came in his final match of the year at Cal State Northridge (3/31)... The 31 kills was the most by any Gaucho all season... Aced opponents five or more mes in five matches, including a season-high seven against Hawai’i (1/14)... Set a new hi ng percentage career-high by going 19-2-26 for a .654 clip against UC San Diego (3/3)... His season-high in points was 36 at Cal State Northridge (3/31), which was the highest point total put up by any UCSB player in 2006... Led the Gauchos in kills (423), kills per game (5.88), a empts (810), aces (52), aces per game (.72), total points (501.5), and points per game (6.97). 2005 – Named First Team All-American and First Team All-MPSF, appearing in 106 games... Led the team with 1,149 total a acks, including 63 in two matches against Hawai’i... Led the na on with 586 kills, including a single match-high of 48 at Stanford to set an NCAA Division I-II rally scoring-era record with 53 total points... Set a new single season UCSB record a er leading the Gauchos with 58 service aces... Finished the season third with 55 block assists, including a career-high nine at Hawai’i... Totaled 110 digs on the season, third on the squad... Twice named MPSF Player of the Week, once earning AVCA Na onal Player of the Week accolades. 2004 – Earned AVCA and MPSF Newcomer of the Year and Second Team All-American honors... Ranked fourth na onally with a 5.63 points per game average, fi h with a per game kill average of 4.75, and 13th in ace percentage at .385... Led the league in kill average (5.04), ranked fourth in ace average (.406), and fi h in points average (5.15)... Led the team with 432 kills, pos ng 32 against Cal State Northridge... Also led the Gauchos with 840 total a acks... Added a team-high 35 service aces, ranked second with 104 digs and third with 80 blocks.

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Reid Priddy Outside Hi er * 6-5 Richmond, Virginia College: Loyola Marymount Birth Date: Oct. 1, 1977 Joined Team: 2000 PERSONAL: Born William Reid Priddy on Oct. 1, 1977 in Richmond, Va.... Parents are Ken and Sharon Priddy... Also has three sisters: Brooke, Kara and Dylan... Reid married Lindsay Pierce in March 2007. The couple lives in Southern California and has a son, Caden, born in September of 2010... Enjoys wakeboarding, surfing and making humorous videos... Graduated from LMU with a degree in communica on studies in 2000... Was also recruited by Cal State Northridge, USC and UC Santa Barbara... Plays beach volleyball on the AVP tour when he has me away from the na onal team... Reid started playing volleyball a er his family moved from Richmond to Florida where he tried it in a summer-school PE class... When his family later moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1994, he played for Mountain Pointe High School, par cipa ng in the first year of varsity volleyball in the state. As a junior, he led the school to its first state championship in 1995. He graduated from high school in 1996. “Men’s volleyball was such a new sport in our area that there was no example to follow. At the me we would shop at the thri store for our clothes, trying to find the craziest ou it we could. We were very ac ve, playing beach volleyball, wake-boarding, going to the lake and jumping off rocks and stuff like that.”... Reid has an Internet radio show called The NET Live devoted to volleyball, which he hosts with former U.S. Men’s player Kevin Barne . MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World Cup... FIVB World League. 2010 –FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Con nental Championship. 2008 – Olympic Games (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifica on Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Con nental Championship (Gold Medal)... Americas’ Cup (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Bronze Medal). 2006 – FIVB World Championships... FIVB World League... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)... Argen na Tour. 2005 – World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)... Japan Tour ... Houston Series... USA Global Challenge (Gold Medal)... Serbia and Montenegro Tour (Silver Medal)... Olympic Games (Fourth Place). 2003 – Colorado/ Nebraska Tour... Canada Tour... Pan American Games (Fourth Place)... NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)... World Cup (Fourth Place). 2002 – Bulgaria Tour... Greece Tour... Florida Tour... World Championships. 2001 – Japan Tour... World League... World Championship Qualifier... NORCECA Zone Championships... Jeep America’s Cup. 1999 – Pan American Games. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – While training for the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship, Reid was elbowed in the face during prac ce while coming down from a block. The injury and its resul ng complica ons required two surgeries and he was not able to play in the tournament… Reid was the United States’ thirdleading scorer of the FIVB World League, finishing the tournament with 205 points (3.87 per set) on 176 kills (50.0 kill percent), 18 blocks and 11 aces. He finished World League pool play ninth among all hi ers and was credited with 158 kills on 320 a empts for a success percentage of 49.38. The U.S. Men finished World League second in their pool and advanced to the Final Round where they placed seventh. 2010 – Reid played for Zenit Kazan in Russia’s Superleague during the winter of 2010-11. The team won the league tle... Reid served as the U.S. team captain for the 2010 season... He finished the season as the team’s third leading scorer with 161 points on 136 kills (0.33 hi ng percentage), eight blocks (0.19 blocks per set) and seven aces (0.16 aces per set) in 42 sets played. He was third on the team in kills and fi h in digs with 55 (1.31 digs per set)... He played in 26 sets for the U.S. Men at the FIVB World Championship in Italy where the U.S. Men finished sixth. Reid was the U.S. Men’s second-leading scorer and 21st overall, finishing with 100 points on 84 kills, 11 blocks and five aces. He was the team’s third-leading spiker and 28th overall with 84 kills and 33 faults on 191 a empts for a success percentage of 43.98... He played in 17 sets for the U.S. men in the FIVB World League and tallied 51 kills. His 3.00 kills per set was the team high and his .382 a acking percentage was good enough for third among the team. He also tallied seven stuff blocks (0.14 per set) and 16 digs (0.33 per set). He finished the League with 51 points and his 3.00 points per set was good enough for a fourth place finish on the squad. 2009 – Reid played the winter of 2009-10 for Lokomo ve Novosibirsk in Russia... Reid took most of the summer of 2009 off from the U.S. Men’s Team and played some beach volleyball on the AVP tour. He returned to the team for the NORCECA Con nental Championship, where he ed with Evan Patak as the team’s leading scorer, finishing with 49 points on 40 kills, six blocks and three aces as the U.S. Men finished second. His hi ng percentage for the tournament was 0.44. 2008 – Reid played the winter of 2008-09 for Lokomo ve Novosibirsk in Russia... Reid helped the U.S. Men win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games. Reid finished fourth among all scorers and second among U.S. scorers with 112 points on 93 kills, 10 blocks and nine aces. His kill efficiency

percentage of 30.1 put him 10th among all hi ers. Reid was fi h among servers with an average of 0.27 aces per set. He averaged 1.79 digs per set... Helped the U.S. Men win their first FIVB World League tle. Reid and teammate Clay Stanley ed for second in scoring in the final round behind Serbia’s Ivan Miljkovic. Reid finished the final round with 63 points on 53 kills, six blocks and four aces. Reid was also the team’s leading scorer in pool play with 101 points on 82 kills, 10 blocks and nine aces... Reid helped the U.S. Men qualify for the Olympics by winning the NORCECA qualifying tournament on Jan. 6-11 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Priddy scored 24 points on 19 kills, three aces and two blocks. 2007 – Reid was the United States’ leading scorer in 2007 with 525 points scored in 121 sets for an average of 4.34 points per set. His season-high was the 21 points he scored against Poland in the third-place match at World League. Reid led the team in kills with 421 in 822 a empts. Reid ed Clay Stanley for most aces on the team in 2007 with 29. He was second on the team in digs with an average of 2.1 digs per set and was third in stuff blocks with 65... Reid was the United States’ scoring leader in the World Cup, World League and NORCECA Con nental Championship... Reid finished the World Cup ed for ninth overall with 139 points scored on 112 kills, 15 blocks and 12 aces. Reid was the United States’ leading receiver and second overall at the World Cup with a 71.43 efficiency percentage... Reid finished the NORCECA Championship with 72 points on 63 kills, six aces and three blocks in five matches... He was the leading receiver at the Americas’ Cup tournament with 66 “excellents” and only one fault in 96 a empts. He also had 29 service recep ons... Priddy just missed winning the World League’s Top Scorer award when he was passed by Russia’s Semen Poltavsky in the final match. Priddy finished the World League final round with 61 points scored on 53 kills, four blocks and four serves. He completed pool play as the tournament’s third-leading scorer with 181 points on 143 kills, 24 blocks and 14 kills in 12 matches. 2006 – Led the team in overall scoring in 2006 with 416 and in overall kills with 343. His kill percentage was 48 percent... Also led the team in aces with 26. Was second on the team in scoring blocks with 47... Led the U.S. team in scoring in seven out of 12 World League matches, including 21 points against Serbia & Montenegro... Was one of the overall World League leaders in scoring and hi ng during pool play... Helped the U.S. team go undefeated (4-0) at the inaugural Pan American Cup in June... Reid led the team in scoring on the Argen na tour... Had the high score in the first (18), third (23) and fi h (16) matches in Argen na. 2005 – Reid made his indoor season debut in Japan at the World Grand Champions Cup as the USA Men claimed the silver medal with a record of 4-1... Played in each of the final four matches (eight out of 13 sets) and scored 27 points on 23 kills, two blocks and two service aces... Finished ninth three mes in 10 Associa on of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) tournaments during the year. 2004 – Reid made his firstever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece as the U.S. Men finished fourth overall... Reid finished second on the team and 11th overall in total scoring with 86 points on 72 kills, 11 blocks and three service aces...Team USA qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10... The men posted a perfect record of 6-0 en route to the gold medal, which included a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Cuba in the championship match... Scored a match-high 16 points on 13 kills and three blocks in the championship match. 2003 – Emerged as one of the star ng outside hi ers on the le side... Served as the team captain at the Pan American Games... Ba led an abdominal injury for much of the season but s ll finished third on the team in kills (224) and fourth on the squad in service aces (17). 2002 – Rejoined the team in late July... Played in 58 of a possible 141 sets during the year... Led the team in total points (70), kills (60) and blocks (eight) in six matches at the World Championships... Finished the season first on the team in points per game (2.98) and sixth in total points (173)... Also had 92 kills, 66 digs, 21 blocks and 10 service aces. 2001 – Led the team in kills (258) and digs (184)... Finished second on the team in blocks (41) and was ed for third in service aces (14)... Courtesy of FIVB Played professionally for t he Vienna Hotvolleys in Austria. 2000 – Was one of four alternates for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2000 – Earned American Volleyball Coaches Associa on first-team All-America honors as a senior at Loyola Marymount University. 1999 – Earned AVCA second-team All-America honors for the second-straight season... Also garnered second-team all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federa on (MPSF) honors... Led the team in kills (435), kills per game (5.80) and service aces (35). 1998 – Became the first All-American in school history when he was named to the second-team AVCA All-American team... Led the Lions with 391 kills and in matches with 10-or-more kills (17)... Was second on the team in kills per game (4.83), digs (178) and digs per game (2.20)... Also earned all-MPSF honorable men on accolades. 1997 - Appeared in 18 matches (42 games)... Posted 150 kills, 70 digs and 12 service aces.

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Sean Rooney Outside Hi er * 6-9 Wheaton, Illinois College: Pepperdine Birth Date: Nov. 13, 1982 Joined Team: 2007 PERSONAL: Born Sean Michael Rooney on Nov. 13, 1982 in Wheaton, Ill.... Parents are Mike and Carol Rooney... Sean also has two sisters, Melissa and Megan... Sean a ended Wheaton-Warrenville South High School. He was the 2001 Illinois State Player of the Year as he led the team to a state championship. He also competed in golf and basketball... He competed in the 1999 Junior Olympics, with the U.S. Junior Na onal Team in 2000, and with the AAU Na onal championship teams in 2000 and 2001, garnering the MVP award in 2001... He graduated from Pepperdine in 2005 with a degree in business administra on... In 2004, Rooney joined the AVP beach volleyball tour. His highest placing was fi h, which he achieved three mes... He was the tallest player on the AVP tour... During the winters of 2006 and 2007, Rooney played for the Hyundai Capital Skywalkers in the Korean League. He led the team to two Korean League tles and was named the league’s most valuable player both years. He was considered a sports celebrity in South Korea... In 2007-08, he played for Dinamo-Yantar in Kaliningrad, Russia... In 2008-09 and 2009-10 he played for Fakel Novy Urengoi in Russia... Enjoys the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, The Grateful Dead, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dave Ma hews and the Coun ng Crows... SportsCenter is his favorite TV show.... Calls his grandfather his role model for “devo ng his life to helping others.” MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)… FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2008 – Olympic Games (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Cup... Americas’ Cup (Gold Medal)... Pan American Games (Silver Medal)... FIVB World League (Bronze Medal). 2003 – World University Games (bronze). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Sean played in four sets of the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship and started three. He scored 11 points on nine kills and two blocks. The U.S. Men placed second and qualified for the FIVB World Cup… Sean saw limited playing me during the FIVB World League due to an injury. He played in three sets and had three points. The U.S. Men finished second in their pool and advanced to the Final Round where they placed seventh. 2010 – Sean played for Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza in Italy’s Serie A league during the winter of 2010-11... Sean finished the 2010 season as the team’s second-leading scorer with 198 points (3.25 points per set) on 170 kills (0.27 hi ng percentage), 25 blocks (0.41 blocks per set) and three aces (0.05 aces per set) in 61 sets played. Sean was second on the team in kills. He also had 60 digs (0.98 digs per set), which was fourth best on the team... Sean played in every set of every U.S. match at the FIVB World Championship in Italy, except for a five-set victory over Cameroon, for a total of 28 sets played. The U.S. Men placed sixth at the World Championship. Sean was the United States’ third-leading scorer and 22nd overall with 99 points on 88 kills and 11 blocks. He led the U.S. in spikes and was 20th overall with 88 kills and 21 faults on 184 a empts for a success percentage of 47.83... Sean played in 33 sets in the FIVB World league and was the teams second best scorer with 104 total points and 3.15 points per set. His 89 kills (2.70 per set) was good enough for 32nd place among the league’s top hi ers. He also tallied 12 stuff blocks (0.24 per set) and his 21(0.43 per set) digs placed him ed for second best on the squad. 2009 – Sean was named USA Volleyball’s Male Player of the Year for 2009. He finished as the team’s leading scorer with 258 points on 224 kills, 22 blocks and 12 aces. His 224 kills were by far the best on the team and his hi ng average was 0.435. Sean also led the team in digs with 80 (1.19 per set)... Sean was the U.S. Men’s thirdleading scorer at the NORCECA Con nental Championship in Puerto Rico with 48 points on 40 kills, seven blocks and one ace... Sean was named Best Spiker at the 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F on Aug. 15-17 in Irvine, Calif., as the U.S. won all three matches and qualified for the 2010 World Championship. Sean finished the compe on with 19 kills and one error on 29 a empts for a success percentage of 65.52... Sean was the United States’ leading scorer in both pool play and the final round of the FIVB World League compe on, where the U.S. Men finished sixth. Sean started every pool play match except the final one against Netherlands. He finished pool play with 167 points on 149 kills, 15 blocks and three aces in 42 sets to put him eighth overall. In the final round, he had 20 points on 17 kills, two blocks and one ace in six sets. 2008 – Sean finished the 2008 season with 167 points (2.98 points per set) and a hi ng percentage of .41. He also finished with 140 kills (2.50 per set) and 20 blocks... Sean helped the

U.S. Men win the Olympic gold medal in Beijing. Primarily played as a subs tute and serving specialist... Helped the U.S. Men win their first FIVB World League tle. Led the team in scoring with 20 points in a loss to Bulgaria on June 21...Helped the U.S. Men win the Four Na ons Tournament on May 11-13 in Germany... Sean was named “Best Spiker” of the NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifying tournament on Jan. 6-11 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Sean finished the tournament with 46 points on 43 kills and three blocks. The U.S. Men won the tournament and qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games. 2007 – Sean finished the season as the team’s seventhleading scorer with 151 points. He averaged 2.07 points per set in 73 sets played. His hi ng percentage was 0.444 and he averaged 1.88 kills per set... Sean was named the Most Valuable Player of the U.S. Men’s match against Egypt at the FIVB World Cup. Sean scored 18 points on 15 kills, two blocks and one ace as the United States won in straight sets... Sean was the team’s leading scorer at the Pan American Games and third overall with 64 points on 58 kills, five blocks and one ace in five matches. He was the Pan Am Games’ leading “spiker” with an efficiency percentage of 42.11... Traveled to every World League match and started in four. 2003 – Played with the 2003 World University Games team that won a bronze medal in Daegu, Korea. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2005 – By the end of his college career, Sean ranked second na onally among NCAA Division I-II players in points per game with 6.35 while hi ng .395 on the season as he led Pepperdine to the 2005 NCAA na onal championship... He extended his consecu ve double-digit kill match streak to 50 matches, while averaging 1.46 digs and 0.49 aces per game. Rooney totaled 20 or more kills in 14 matches, including two 30-plus kill contests in 2005... Sean tallied season-highs of 44.5 points, 36 kills and seven aces versus Pacific in the seasonopening match on Jan. 14. He contributed a double-double of 22 kills and 10 blocks versus Long Beach State on Jan. 27... Sean was a four- me AVCA All-American and only the seventh male student-athlete to achieve such an honor. 2004 – Had a stellar season culmina ng in being named Volleyball Magazine’s Player of the Year... Postseason accolades included being named AVCA first team All-American and Volleyball first team All-American... Tabbed MPSF first team All-Conference... Led the team with 461 kills and hit .406 for the year... Banged out double-digit kills in final 25 matches of the season and 26 of 28 total... Recorded a seasonhigh four service aces twice (Santa Barbara, Northridge) and ended the season with 29 total... Only double-double of the season came against Long Beach State (Feb. 4)... Finished year with 88 total blocks... Hit .667 with 10 kills on 15 swings without an error against Loyola. 2003 – Named First Team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) and by Courtesy of FIVB Volleyball Magazine; Sean was also tabbed First-Team All-MPSF. As a key component to the Wave’s 24-6 season, Sean led the team with a total of 480 kills (.354 hi ng percentage) and also led the team in kills per game, with an average of 4.53. Sean also contributed 25 service aces and 83 total blocks on the season. On January 9, 2003, Sean obtained an individual season-high 22 kills in a five-game win over Cal Bap st. Sean also added an individual season-best 12 digs and four service aces in the 5-game decision loss to Lewis in the NCAA Championship semifinals on May 1, 2003... Averaged 4.53 kills, .16 assists, .24 service aces, 1.59 digs and .78 blocks per game. 2002 – Selected the American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federa on (MPSF) “Freshman of the Year”... Helped Pepperdine compile a 29-5 record and advance to the NCAA tle match before losing a four-game decision to Hawaii... The Waves captured the regular season MPSF tle with a 20-2 mark and won the league’s post-season tournament... A second team AllAmerican selec on by the AVCA and a second team All-MPSF pick as a rookie... Led the Waves with 510 kills, an average of 4.11 a game, and notched an impressive .378 a ack percentage... Posted double-figure kill totals in 31 of the team’s 34 matches... Notched career-best total of 28 kills against UCLA... Recorded 26 service aces, 171 digs and 72 total blocks.

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Riley Salmon Libero * 6-6 League City, Texas College: Pierce College Birth Date: July 2, 1976 Joined Team: 2001 PERSONAL: Born Riley Salmon on July 2, 1976 in Amarillo, Texas... Parents are Mike and Jennalee Clepper... His wife’s name is Millie... He also has one sister: Sari... Riley and Millie have one daughter, Isabel Maria, born in December, 2005 and one son, Lincoln Riley, born in October, 2008... Riley a ended Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas... Tried Li le League baseball, tennis and basketball before taking up volleyball... Riley was working as a warehouse supervisor for General Electric in 1999 when a scout called him and asked him to try out for a professional volleyball team in Italy... Riley enjoys sports and reading... Favorite sports team is the Houston Rockets of the NBA... Favorite TV show is “The Simpsons.”... Favorite musical group is Limp Bizkit. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World Cup... London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal (Bronze Medal). 2010 - FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 - NORCECA Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... Brazil Tour. 2008 - Olympic Games (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Gold Medal)... Four Na ons’ Tournament (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 - FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Con nental Championship (Gold Medal)... Americas’ Cup (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Bronze Medal). 2006 - FIVB World Championships... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2005 Pacific Northwest Tour vs. Netherlands... USOC Interna onal Sports Invita onal (Silver Medal)... Argen na Tour... America’s Cup (Gold Medal)... FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental Championships (Gold Medal)... World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 - NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal) ... Houston Series... USA Global Challenge (First Place)... Serbia and Montenegro Tour (Second Place)... Olympic Games (Fourth Place). 2003 - Colorado/Nebraska Tour... Canada Tour... Pan American Games (Fourth Place)... NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)...World Cup (Fourth Place). 2002 - Bulgaria Tour...Greece Tour...Florida Tour... World Championships. 2001 - Japan Tour... World League... World Championship Qualifier... NORCECA Zone Championships... Jeep America’s Cup. 2000 - France Tour. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Riley made the move from outside hi er to libero for 2011 and made his debut at the posi on at the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal, a 2012 Olympic test event… He led the team in recep ons with 101 and added 30 digs (1.67 per set). 2010 - Riley finished the 2010 season with 46 points (2.0 points per set) on 41 kills and five blocks (0.17 blocks per set). He played in 23 sets... Riley played in four sets and started two at the FIVB World Championship in Italy where the U.S. Men finished sixth. He scored three points... Riley played in 19 sets in the FIVB World League and tallied 41 kills (2.16 per set). He finished the League with a .247 hi ng percentage and a total of 45 points (2.37 per set). He also tallied four stuff blocks and 14 digs (0.29 per set). 2009 - During the winter of 200910, Riley played for Vivo/Minas in the Brazilian men’s league… Riley helped the U.S. Men win the silver medal at the NORCECA Con nental Championship in Puerto Rico... Riley joined a group of veterans and younger players for the Tour of Brazil where they played five exhibi on matches. 2008 - Riley helped the U.S. Men win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He finished 14th among all scorers with 83 points on 771 kills, eight blocks and four aces... Helped the U.S. Men win their first FIVB World League tle. Was the team’s third-leading scorer, eighth overall, in the final round with 39 points on 36 kills, two blocks and one ace... Riley helped the U.S. Men win the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier in Caguas, Puerto Rico and qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games. Riley finished the tournament with 39 points on 33 kills, five blocks and one ace. He was credited with 72 recep ons. 2007 - Riley played in 123 sets for the U.S. Men in 2007 and was the team’s third-leading scorer with 330 points on 284 kills, 30 blocks and 11 aces. He leads all starters with a hi ng percentage of 0.633. Riley was third on the team in digs with 207 (1.68 digs per set)... Riley was named the MVP of the United States’ World Cup

match against Bulgaria as he scored 23 points on 20 kills, one block and two aces. Salmon converted 57 percent of his spike a empts to points. He also had five digs and 18 “excellent” serve recep ons in 30 a empts as Team USA defeated Bulgaria and went on to finish fourth at the World Cup. Riley was the United States’ second-leading receiver and seventh overall at the World Cup with a 61.70 efficiency percentage... Riley was the United States’ fourthleading scorer and 22nd overall at the NORCECA Con nental Championship. He finished the tournament with 37 kills and four blocks. He was the team’s leading scorer in its final NORCECA match against Puerto Rico with 16 points on 16 kills... Riley was the United States’ third leading scorer, and 13th overall, in the World League final round, finishing with 36 points on 31 kills, three blocks and two aces... Riley was the United States’ third-leading hi er and eighth overall in World League pool play with 93 kills in 184 a empts for a success rate of 50.54 percent. He was the team’s third-leading receiver and sixth overall with 129 “excellents” in 222 a empts. 2006 - Riley ed Jim Polster for the third greatest number of kills at the World Championships with 82. He was also third in digs with 63... For the season, Riley was fourth on the team in kills with 132, even though he did not play in the World League. He was also fourth in digs with 98... Riley was on the roster for the World League, but never got to play due to a shoulder injured due to overuse... He helped the U.S. to a gold medal at the inaugural Pan American Cup in Mexico. 2005 - Riley, who led the team in scoring 12 mes during the year, led the United States in total points (381), points per set (3.66) and kills (322) during the year... Finished second on the team in kills per set (3.10), service aces (23) and digs (154)... He capped the 2005 season as a member of the USA squad that captured the silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in November in Japan... The Americans, who lost to defending Olympic gold medalist Brazil in the first match of the tournament, lost just one set the rest of the way as they defeated Japan (3-1), 2004 Olympic silver medalist Italy (3-0), Egypt (3-0) and China (3-0) en route to their fi h medal in five events this season... Scored a team-high-tying 16 points on 15 kills and one ace as the USA Men stunned the world’s best team when it defeated 2004 Olympic gold medalist Brazil in five sets to win the America’s Cup tournament in Brazil on Aug. 7... Salmon was named “Best Server” of the America’s Cup... Helped Team USA win its secondstraight NORCECA Con nental Championship with a four-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 15... The USA Men qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the gold-medal win... Also captured Most Valuable Player and “Best Spiker” honors and earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Men qualified for the 2006 World Championships. 2004 - Riley made his first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece... Team USA qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10... The men posted a perfect record of 6-0 en route to the gold medal, which included a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Cuba in the championship match... Scored 10 points on nine kills and one service ace in the championship match. 2003 - Member of the team that played in the NORCECA Zone Championships in Mexico as Team USA captured the gold medal and a berth in the 2003 World Cup, the first Olympic qualifier... Emerged as a force on the le side during the World Cup...Finished third on the team in scoring and 24th overall with 103 points on 83 kills, 13 blocks and seven aces.2002 - Rejoined the team in late July... Played in just 36 of a possible 141 sets during the year... S ll had 86 total points, 71 kills, nine blocks, six blocks and 20 digs... Posted a hi ng percentage of .318 and averaged 2.39 points per set. 2001 - Finished third on the team in kills (167) and fourth in service aces (12)... Also had 88 digs and 14 blocks... Played professionally for P.A.O.K. in Greece.

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David Smith Middle Blocker * 6-7 Saugus, California College: UC Irvine Birth Date: May 15, 1985 Joined Team: 2009 PERSONAL: Born David Smith on May 15, 1985 in Panorama City, Calif… Parents are Rick and Nancy… Has an older brother, Robert, and a younger sister, Kristen… David married wife, Kelli in 2008... David a ended Saugus High School (1999-2003) where he played both volleyball and soccer… Studying civil engineering at UC Irvine… Shredded beef is his favorite food… The Bible is his favorite book… Favorite big screen flick is the Italian Job...Watches The Office… Favorite bands are Supertones and Switchfoot… Anaheim Angels are his favorite professional team… Enjoys music and golf… Admires his parents for their unwavering support and love… Likes to watch basketball…Winning the 2007 NCAA Division I men’s volleyball na onal championship is his happiest sports memory... David was named the MVP of the 2007 USA Volleyball Adult Open... David was born with mild-to-severe hearing loss. He wears hearing aids to assist him on and off the court... Played during the 2009-10 winter season for San Sebas an in the Puerto Rican men’s league. Led the league in blocks during the regular season and was named to the All-Star team.

na onally) and had a 1.44 mark versus MPSF teams (3rd)… Hit .500 or be er in 23 of the 34 matches this year, including hi ng .800 or above five mes… Recorded a block assist in every match this season, recording seven or more blocks nine mes…UCI career block assists leader with 471 and total blocks leader with 520… Sixth in UCI career solo blocks with 49… Set a UCI season record with 160 block assists. 2006 – Named All-MPSF honorable men on... averaged 2.19 kills per game and owned a .412 hi ng percentage... ranked 16th na onally in hi ng and ranks third best in the UCI season record book... second on the team with a 1.27 blocking average which was 14th in the country... hit .700 or be er six mes, including .769 in the regular season mee ng with Penn State, the eighth best mark in a match at UCI... had 13 block assists versus Long Beach State (4/1) which ed the UCI match record... his 129 block assists was third in the season record book and his 143 total blocks ranked fourth in a season... is ranked fourth in career block assists (301) and total blocks (338). 2005 – Averaged 2.16 kills per game... second on the squad in hi ng percentage at .401, which ranks third on the UCI season list...second on the team with a 0.86 blocking average...recorded kills in double-digits 11 mes. 2004 – Averaged 2.22 kills per game which was fourth on the squad...led the team in hi ng percentage at .369, which ranks ninth in the UCI season records...second on the team with a 1.03 blocking average... had 102 block assists, which is ninth most in a season at UCI... recorded kills in double-digits eight mes... totaled a career-high nine block assists against USC and pounded a career-best 17 kills against Penn State...recorded at least one block assist in all but two matches... hit .846 against Pacific which ranks third in the UCI match record books... also ranks eighth in match hi ng percentage with a .737 clip versus Pepperdine.

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal (Bronze Medal)... Pan American Cup (Silver Medal). 2010 – Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2009 – Brazil Tour… 2010 World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)… FIVB World League. 2007 – World University Games (bronze medal). 2005 – FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship. 2004 – NORCECA Junior Men’s Volleyball Championship (silver medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – During the winter of 2011-12, David played for Tours in France’s A League... David played in 16 sets and started 10 at the London Volleyball Invita onal where the U.S. Men finished third... He finished with 20 points on 11 kills, six blocks and three aces... Smith started all 16 sets of the Pan American Cup as the U.S. Men finished second to Brazil in Canada... He ed as the United States’ second-leading scorer with 45 points on 26 kills, 13 blocks and six aces... Smith’s 13 blocks led the team and was third among all blockers... His six aces placed him sixth among all servers. 2010 – David played during the winter of 2010-11 for Unicaja Almeria in Spain’s club league... David was on the U.S. Men’s A2 Team that won the Pan American Cup in San Juan, Puerto Rico. David was the team’s fourth-leading scorer and 18th among all scorers with 42 points on 30 kills, nine blocks and three aces. 2009 – David was part of a group of mostly young players who traveled to Brazil on Sept. 22-27 for five friendly matches. The U.S. lost all five... David won the Best Blocker award at the World Championship Qualifier on Aug. 1517 in Irvine, Calif., as the U.S. Men won the event. David finished with nine blocks and five errors on 22 a empts and an average of one block per set… David was not originally on the roster to play at World League, but was added at the last minute when Riley Salmon couldn’t play. He ended up ge ng playing me in all but two pool play matches and started five sets. He played as a subs tute in two final round matches. 2007 – Played on U.S. Men’s Team that won the bronze medal at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. 2005 – Played on the U.S. Men’s Junior Na onal Team that finished eighth in the 2005 FIVB Men’s U-21 World Volleyball Championships in Andhra Pradesh, India. 2004 – Helped the USA Junior Na onal Team to a second place finish at the 2004 NORCECA Junior Men’s Volleyball Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2007 – Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team…Named first team All-American and first team All-MPSF… Led the na on with a .559 hi ng percentage, a new UCI season record…Hit .567 (61-6-97) in UCI’s five post-season wins… Averaged 2.44 kills per game overall… Hit .573 (199-23-307) against MPSF opponents which led the conference…Topped the squad with a 1.37 blocking average overall (6th

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Clay Stanley Opposite * 6-9 Honolulu, Hawaii College: Hawaii Birth Date: July 3, 1987 Joined Team: 2008 PERSONAL: Born Clayton Iona Stanley on Jan. 20, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawai’i... Parents are Jon Stanley and Sandra Haine... Has three brothers: Reese Haine, Wil Stanley and Jon Stanley, and two sisters Taeya Stanley and Natasha Haine... His father played on 1968 Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team and is a member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame... His mother played in the IVA for the Denver Comets... Clay’s late step-grandfather, Tom Haine, was also on 1968 Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team... Many members of his family were on hand to see Clay with the Olympic gold medal in 2008 in Beijing, where he was named the MVP of the tournament... Clay did not play volleyball in high school. Kaiser High School in Honolulu did not have a boys’ team when he was there... He played basketball, occupied the goal in water polo and skateboarded... He took up volleyball a er having fun at a Junior Olympics tournament when he was 17... Nicknamed “Bird”... Majored in Spanish at Hawai’i... Enjoys surfing and playing video games... Played for the Russian club team Zenit Kazan during the winters of 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)… FIVB World League. FIVB World League. 2010 –FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Con nental Championship (Silver Medal)... 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2008 – Olympic Games (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Con nental Championship (Gold Medal)... Americas’ Cup (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Bronze Medal). 2006 – FIVB World Championships... FIVB World League. 2005 – NORCECA Con nental Championships (Gold Medal)...World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)... Japan Tour...Houston Series... USA Global Challenge (Gold Medal)... Serbia and Montenegro Tour (Silver Medal)... Olympic Games (Fourth Place). 2003 – Colorado/Nebraska Tour... Canada Tour... NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)... World Cup (Fourth Place). 2002 – Louisville Tour... Bulgaria Tour... Greece Tour... Florida Tour... World Championships. 2001 – Japan Tour... World League... NORCECA Zone Championships... Jeep America’s Cup. 1999 – World University Games... Pan American Games. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Clay suffered an ankle injury in the first set of the first match of the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship, but came back to help the United States defeat Cuba in pool play and started against Puerto Rico in the semifinals and Cuba in the final… He ended up scoring 40 points in 13 sets played on 28 successful a acks (44.4 kill percent), five blocks and seven aces. The U.S. Men finished second in the tournament and advanced to the FIVB World Cup… Clay was one of three players to compete in all 58 sets of the FIVB World League. He was the team’s second-leading scorer with 208 points on 152 kills (39.2 kill percent), 28 blocks and 28 aces... He finished pool play first among all servers with 25 aces… The U.S. Men finished second in their pool in World League and advanced to the final round where they placed seventh. 2010 – During the winter of 2010-11, Clay played for Ural Ufa in the Russian Super League... Clay was named the USA Volleyball Men’s Indoor Player of the Year for 2010... Clay finished the season as the team’s leading scorer with 252 points (3.82 points per set) on 191 kills (0.25 hi ng percentage), 28 blocks (0.42 blocks per set) and 33 aces (0.50 aces per set). His kills and aces led the team. He also had 80 digs (1.21 digs per set), which was third best on the team... Clay played every set (33) of every match (9) for the United States at the FIVB World Championship in Italy where the team placed sixth. He was named the tournament’s Best Server, finishing with 23 aces and 36 faults on 155 a empts for an average of 0.70 aces per set. Clay was the United States’ leading scorer at the World Championship and sixth overall, finishing with 150 points on 109 kills, 18 blocks and 23 aces. His 18 blocks ed him for the team lead with David Lee and he was 11th among all blockers with an average of 0.55 blocks per set. Clay was second on the team in digs with 51 and 21 faults in 79 a empts for an average of 1.55 digs per set... Clay played in 33 sets in World League and was the team’s best scorer with 113 points good enough for 31st among league players. He was also the team leader in points per set with 3.42. His 2.76 kills per set was the teams’ second highest and he posted the team-high 91 kills. He tallied 12 aces (0.24 per set) and 10 stuff blocks (0.24 per set) while also pos ng 14 digs (0.35 per set). The U.S. Men placed second in their World League pool and did not advance to the final round. 2009 – Played for the Russian club team Zenit Kazan during the winters of 2009-10. Clay finished 2009 as the fi h-leading scorer on the team, finishing with 137 points on 107 kills, 16 aces and 14 blocks in 42 sets. His hi ng percentage was 0.445. His 16 aces put him second on the team... Scored 22 points on 17 kills, four blocks and one ace at the NORCECA Con nental Championship as the U.S. Men finished second... Clay helped the U.S. Men win the gold medal at the 2010 FIVB World Qualifier on Aug. 15-17 in Irvine, Calif. ... Clay played in eight World League pool play matches, spli ng me with fellow opposite Evan Patak, and started both final round matches as the U.S. Men won their pool and went on to finish sixth.

Clay finished World League pool play with 80 points on 63 kills, five blocks and 12 aces... Clay was the United States’ third leading scorer in the final round with 18 points on 17 kills and one ace. 2008 – Played for the Russian club team Zenit Kazan during the winter of 2008-09. Clay finished the 2008 season as the team’s co-leading scorer with 356 points (3.83 points per set) and as the team leader in service aces with 36 (.39 aces per set). He finished second on the team in kills with 281 (3.02 kills per set) and third on the team in digs with 112 (1.20 digs per set). He had a total of 39 blocks (.42 blocks per set), and a hi ng percentage of 0.42... Clay was named MVP of the Olympic men’s volleyball tournament as the U.S. Men finished with a gold medal. Clay was the top scorer of the tournament with 146 points on 116 kills, 15 blocks and 15 aces. He was also the leading server, averaging 0.45 aces per set. He was the leading scorer in seven out of eight of the United States’ matches. Clay finished fi h among hi ers with an efficiency percentage of 32.91... Clay helped the U.S. Men win their first World League tle and was ed with teammate Reid Priddy for second in scoring in the final round. Clay finished with 63 points on 50 kills, eight blocks and five aces. Stanley’s five aces put him fourth among all servers in the final round with an average of 0.33 per set. Clay had 11 aces in pool play to finish seventh overall... Clay was named the top server at the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier as the U.S. Men qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games. Clay finished the qualifier as the top U.S. scorer with 49 points on 33 kills, 10 aces and six blocks. 2007 – Clay played for the Russian club team Zenit Kazan during the winter of 2007-08. Clay finished the 2007 season with 39 aces to e Reid Priddy for the team lead. He was fi h on the team in scoring with 281 points and averaged 2.81 points per set... Clay was the United States’ leading server and fi h overall at the 2007 FIVB World Cup, where the U.S. Men finished fourth. He finished with 13 aces in 91 a empts and had an average of 0.33 aces per set... Clay was named Best Server for the NORCECA Con nental Championship. He was credited with eight aces, 39 serve hits and 15 faults on 62 a empts for an average of 0.47 aces per set. He was also the United States’ second-leading scorer and 13th overall with 59 points on 47 kills, eight aces and four blocks... Clay was the United States’ leading scorer at Americas’ Cup and second overall with 55 points on kills, six blocks and five aces... Clay was the United States’ leading server, and fourth overall, in the final round of the World League tournament. He was credited with four aces, six faults and 17 serve hits in 27 a empts for an average of 0.29 aces per set. Clay did not rejoin the team for World League un l the matches in France on June 8-9 because his Russian club team (Dynamo Kazan) played in the final of the Russian Superleague, which it won. 2006 – Struggled with a knee injury throughout the season... Was the team’s third-leading scorer in World League matches with 94 points in 12 matches. Led the team in aces in World League play with 16. 2005 – Clay capped the 2005 season as a member of the USA squad that captured the silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in November in Japan... The Americans, who lost to defending Olympic gold medalist Brazil in the first match of the tournament, lost just one set the rest of the way as they defeated Japan (3-1), 2004 Olympic silver medalist Italy (3-0), Egypt (3-0) and China (3-0) en route to their fi h medal in five events this season... He led the United States in scoring in each of the five matches in Japan... Clay blasted 10 kills with two service aces and one block in the win over China and finished third among all scorers with 82 points on 65 kills, nine blocks and eight service aces... Scored a team-high 14 points as Team USA won its second-straight NORCECA Con nental Championship with a four-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 15... The USA Men qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the gold-medal win. 2004 – Clay made his first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece as the USA Men finished fourth overall... Clay led the team and finished fi h overall in scoring with 110 points on 83 kills, 17 aces and 10 blocks... His 17 aces ranked second among all players in the tournament... His father, Jon, was a starter on the 1968 USA Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team... Together, they become the first father-son Olympians in USA Volleyball history... Captured Best Server honors as Team USA qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10... The men posted a perfect record of 6-0 en route to the gold medal, which included a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Cuba in the championship match. 2003 – Named Most Valuable Player of the NORCECA Zone Championships in September a er leading Team USA to the gold medal and a berth in the 2003 World Cup, the first Olympic qualifier... Led the United States in scoring (and finished 11th overall) at the World Cup with 128 points on 97 kills, 17 service aces and 14 blocks. 2002 – Rejoined the team in June and played an integral part in the team’s success... Played in just 75 of a possible 141 sets during the year but s ll finished the season ranked first on the team in service aces (33), second in points per set (2.88) and third in kills (161) and in total points (216). 2001 – Led the team in service aces (24) and finished second in kills (217)... Tied for third in blocks (20) and added 79 digs while hi ng .294 on the year... A er the Na onal Team season he played professionally for P.A.O.K. in Greece. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2000 – Third-Team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federa on... Ranked in the Top 15 of the na on with a 5.53 kill average... Led the MPSF in aces and ed team record with 54... Finished career 10th on all- me kill list at Hawaii... Had 39 kills in two games, against then-No.1 Long Beach (Feb. 16) and against then No.4 UCLA... Against Long Beach (Feb. 16) also recorded nine digs and seven blocks... Was moved to middle blocker posi on on April 7, recorded 12 kills and eight blocks, a career-high. 1999 – Recorded a team-high 4.95 kills per game... broke Hawai’i’s singlematch kill record with 50 kills against UCLA... MPSF Player of the Week (Apr. 24)... Led the team in kills seven mes... Three matches with more than 30 kills and four with more than 20 kills... Had back-to-back 30-kill matches with 30 against UCSB (March 6) and 32 at Long Beach (March 12). 1998 – Redshirted the 1998 season. 1997 – Played in 22 matches... Recorded 11 kills, two solo blocks and five block assists against USC (April 11)... Had 11 kills in his debut against UC San Diego (Jan. 17)... Had season-high seven digs against Cal State Northridge (March 7).

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Donald Suxho Se er * 6-5 Korce, Albania College: USC Birth Date: Feb. 21, 1976 Joined Team: 2001 PERSONAL: Born Donald Suxho on Feb. 21, 1976 in Albania... Donald has a son named Shane... Donald’s brother, Rando, also played volleyball in Albania... Donald was the star ng se er for the Albanian Na onal Team (199596) and junior na onal team (1991-96)... He also played for the Skenderbeu club team from 1991 to 1996 that was coached by his father, Petraq (who was an assistant for the Albanian na onal team and the head coach of the country’s junior na onal team), and the Studen club team that won the 1996 Albanian na onal championship... Donald prepped at Koci Bako High in Korce, Albania. He also played soccer and was a swimmer... Donald came to America in 1996 and lived in Massachuse s while searching for a college... Communica ons major at USC...Enjoys skiing, hiking, swimming, movies and traveling... Says one of the most defining moments in his life is choosing to play volleyball at USC because “I am who I am because of that”... His goals off the court are to “be the best person I can be and give my son a be er life than mine”... Most prized possessions are “my son and my family”... One of his fondest childhood memories is traveling to Bulgaria for the first me... Wants to vaca on in Tahi ... If he won the lo ery, he would buy his “parents all they want, open a savings account for my son” and party around the world with his friends... Says most people would be surprised that he has a big heart... Describes himself as “fun, outgoing and not picky”. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World League. 2009 - 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2006 – FIVB World Championships... FIVB World League... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)... Argen na Tour. 2005 – Pacific Northwest Tour vs. Netherlands... USOC Interna onal Sports Invita onal (Silver Medal)...Argen na Tour... Americas’ Cup (Gold Medal)... FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Con nental Championships (Gold Medal)... World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)... Japan Tour... Houston Series... USA Global Challenge (First Place)... Serbia and Montenegro Tour (Second Place)... Olympic Games (Fourth Place). 2003 – Colorado/Nebraska Tour... Canada Tour... Pan American Games (Fourth Place)... NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)... World Cup (Fourth Place). 2001 – World League... NORCECA Zone Championships. INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – During the winter of 2011-12, Donald played for Sisley Belluno in Italy’s Serie A League... Donald played in 10 World League sets and started eight before Brian Thornton took over as the starter... Credited with 67 assists (6.7 assists per set). 2010 – Donald did not play for the U.S. in 2010 a er suffering an injury to his leg in an FIVB World League match against Egypt on June 18 in North Carolina... He played in 13 World League sets and placed 24th among the League’s best se ers, and second on the U.S. team, wth 71 running sets, 181 s ll sets. A running set is defined as a set from a player that puts their hi er against one blocker or none. S ll sets happen when a player sets an a acker and there are two blockers or more. He averaged 1.45 assists per set. He also ed for third among the team with 21 digs (0.43 per set). 2009 – Played for Italy’s Prisma Taranto during the winter of 2009-10... A er taking a season off from the U.S. team and playing professionally in the Middle East, Suxho returned under new head coach Alan Knipe and shared star ng se er du es with Kevin Hansen. He finished the season credited with 174 running sets (assists) and six faults on 780 a empts. He averaged 4.14 running sets per set. He also scored 21 points on seven kills, nine blocks and five aces in 42 sets... Suxho was named Best Se er at the FIVB World Championship Qualifier, where he finished with 18 running sets and no faults on 80 a empts, averaging 2.0 running sets per set... Suxho helped the U.S. Men win their pool at World League. They went on to finish sixth overall. Suxho was credited with 150 running sets and three faults on 644 a empts in pool play for an average of

3.33 running sets per set. 2007 – In March, Donald par ally ruptured his le Achilles tendon while playing for Acqua Paradiso in Italy. He had surgery in Italy and then returned to the United States for rehab with the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team’s athle c trainer Aaron Brock. 2006 – Started every match at the World Championships...Was the star ng U.S. se er in every match of the FIVB World League... Started as se er for the inaugural Pan American Cup, but did not play the en re tournament due to a sprained ankle... Helped the team finish 4-1 in the Argen na series... Finished the season with 42 kills and 15 aces. 2005 – Nominated by USA Volleyball for the 2005 United States Olympic Commi ee (USOC) SportsMan of the Year honor... In his first year as the full- me starter, Donald quarterbacked Team USA to one of its most successful seasons in years...The Americans posted a record of 27-6 and earned five podium placements during the year, including a silver medal at the USOC Interna onal Sports Invita onal (San Diego, Calif.); a gold medal at the America’s Cup (Brazil); a gold medal at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Puerto Rico); a gold medal at the NORCECA Championships (Canada); and a silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup (Japan)... Suxho led the team in service aces with 25 and helped the Americans post a stellar hi ng percentage of .376 on the season... He also finished third on the team in blocks with 48... He capped his first season as a starter for the USA squad that captured the silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in November in Japan... The Americans, who lost to defending Olympic gold medalist Brazil in the first match of the tournament, lost just one set the rest of the way as they defeated Japan (3-1), 2004 Olympic silver medalist Italy (3-0), Egypt (3-0) and China (3-0) en route to their fi h medal in five events this season... Started at se er as the USA Men stunned the world’s best team when it defeated 2004 Olympic gold medalist Brazil in five sets to win the America’s Cup tournament in Brazil on Aug. 7... Earned “Best Server” honors as Team USA won its secondCourtesy of FIVB straight NORCECA Con nental Championship with a four-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 15... The USA Men qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the gold-medal win... Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Men qualified for the 2006 World Championships. 2004 – Donald made his first Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece as the USA Men finished fourth overall. The U.S. Men were trailing Greece 2 sets to 1 and losing 5-0 in the fourth set when Head Coach Doug Beal brought Suxho in to replace starter Lloy Ball. Suxho helped the U.S. Men come back from a 20-12 deficit to win the fourth set 25-23 and the U.S. went on to win the fi h set 17-15... Team USA qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10... The men posted a perfect record of 6-0 en route to the gold medal, which included a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Cuba in the championship match... Served as the back-up se er to starter Lloy Ball. 2003 - Started at se er un l the NORCECA Zone Championships in Mexico as Team USA captured the gold medal and a berth in the 2003 World Cup, the first Olympic qualifier... Served as the back-up se er to starter Lloy Ball at the NORCECA championships and World Cup. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2000 – American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) Na onal Player of the Year... AVCA First-Team All-American... FirstTeam All Mountain Pacific Sports Federa on... Asics/Volleyball First-Team All-American...Led the team in assists (2,025) and aces (57) and ranked second in digs (169) and third in blocks (94). 1999 – AVCA First-Team All-American... Asics/Volleyball Second-Team All-American... Second-Team All-MPSF... Set a USC single-season record with 63 aces...Ranked second in the country with a .594 aces-per-game average and No. 7 with 17.6 assists per game. 1998 – Third-team All-MPSF... Played in each of the team’s 99 games...Recorded 1,518 assists, 214 digs, 103 blocks and 95 kills. 1997 – Star ng se er as a freshman... Set an NCAA single-match record with 129 assists against Ohio State... Posted 1,585 assists, 220 digs, 93 kills and 63 blocks.

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Brian Thornton Se er * 6-3 San Clemente, California College: UC Irvine Birth Date: April 22, 1985 Joined Team: 2009 PERSONAL: Born Brian Charles Thornton on April 22, 1985, in San Clemente, Calif. ... Parents are Mike and Colleen Thornton… Has a younger brother and sister… A ended San Clemente High School (2000-03)… Played for the Balboa Bay Club… A UCI/Big West Scholar-Athlete majoring in sociology… Fish and lobster are his favorite foods… Favorite book is “Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger… Favorite movie is Good Will Hun ng… Anaheim Angels are his favorite professional team… Enjoys Entourage, football and college basketball on TV… Admires his brother for his a tude and approach to life… His fondest sports memory is winning an NCAA Division I men’s volleyball na onal championship. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – NORCECA Men’s Connental Championship (Silver Medal)… London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal (Bronze Medal)… FIVB World League. 2009 – Tour of Brazil... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2007 – World University Games (Bronze Medal) INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Brian played as a subs tute in the NORCECA Men’s Con nental Championship behind Kevin Hansen and was credited with 11 assists in two sets… Brian played in 13 sets of the London Volleyball Interna onal Invita onal and started seven, spli ng me with Kevin Hansen. He finished with three points on two aces and one block… When se er Kevin Hansen had to undergo an appendectomy prior to the start of the 2011 season, Brian moved into the backup se er role and traveled with the team to World League where he took over star ng du es from Donald Suxho in the middle of the third match of pool play, which was in Puerto Rico… He started a total of 49 sets and played in 52. He was credited with 283 assists for an average of 5.44 per set. He also scored 15 points on two kills, 11 blocks and two aces. The U.S. Men finished second in their pool and advanced to the Final Round where they placed seventh. 2010 – Played the winter of 2010-11 for Chaumont in France’s B League... Was the star ng se er for most matches of the Pan American Cup in San Juan, Puerto Rico where the U.S. Men’s A2 Team won the gold medal... Placed third among all se ers with a 4.94 average running sets (assists) per set and did not receive a single se ng fault for the en re tournament. 2009 – Accompanied a group of veteran and younger players on a five-match tour of Brazil... Played in the 2009 Pan American Cup where the United States won the gold medal in Chiapas, Mexico. 2007 – A member of the World University Games team that won the bronze medal in Thailand. COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2007 – Named to the NCAA All-Tournament team a er recording 110 assists and 15 digs as Irvine defeated IPFW to win the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship…Second team All-Amer-

Courtesy of FIVB ica and third team All-MPSF pick… Averaged 13.27 set assists on the season, which ranked fourth na onally and 12.65 versus conference opponents which also ranked fourth… Averaged 1.42 digs and 0.74 blocks per game overall…Guided the Anteaters to .351 team hi ng percentage this year which ranked fourth na onally…Had 12 service aces… UCI’s all- me assists leader (4,662)... Set the UCI season set assist record with 1,645… Named MPSF Player of the Week on Jan. 8…Named MVP of the Elephant Bar Tournament. 2006 – Second team All-American as well as All-MPSF... Second team Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American... Averaged 13.70 set assists which led the na on... His 1,548 assists rank third in the UCI season record book... Also averaged 1.60 digs and 0.65 blocks per game... His 181 digs rank 10th best in a single season...Had 22 service aces... Fourth all- me in UCI assists (3,017). 2005 – Recorded 1,320 set assists, which is the fourth best single season total in the UCI record books... Averaged 12.57 set assists and 1.38 digs per game... Ranked 11th na onally and fourth in the MPSF in assists... Had 21 service aces on the year... Ranks seventh all- me in assists (1,469)...had a careerhigh 65 assists versus Pacific. 2004 – Averaged 9.31 set assists and 0.69 digs per game.

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Con nental Championship and scored nine points on seven kills and two aces in the match against Barbados on Sept. 17. 2003 – Played on the 2003 World University Games team that won a bronze medal in Daegu, Korea. His Long Beach State teammates David Lee and Tyler Hildebrand were also on the team, which was coached by Arnie Ball, father of U.S. Na onal Team se er Lloy Ball, and head men’s volleyball coach at IPFW.

Sco Touzinsky Outside Hi er * 6-6 St. Louis, Missouri College: Long Beach State Birth Date: April 22, 1982 Joined Team: 2007 PERSONAL: Born Sco Joseph Touzinsky on April 22, 1982 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Parents are Charles and Anne Touzinsky... Sco has two older brothers, Chip and Keith... Sco married wife Angelique Vogel, a promo onal spokesmodel, in 2006... Their son Logan was born in September of 2010... Sco a ended St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis from 1997-2000... Sco ’s Vianney jersey number was re red in a ceremony a er he returned home from winning the Olympic gold medal in Beijing... He a ended Long Beach State University 2001-05 and graduated with a degree in communica on studies... Sco ’s favorite food is sushi... His favorite movie is Gone in 60 Seconds... Sco ’s favorite TV show is Entourage... His favorite sports team is the St. Louis Cardinals, but his favorite athlete is Michael Jordan... Sco admires his mother for all she has done for him without complaining... On Dec. 18, 2004, Sco tore his ACL while compe ng in a match in Greece, where he was playing for a club team. He had surgery on March 1, but was told he might never play volleyball at the professional level again. A er six months of intense rehab, he was back playing professional volleyball in Belgium.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Finished his career at Long Beach State as the career and single-season ace leader. 2004 – First-team All-American... Sco became the all- me ace leader at Long Beach State with two against Stanford on Jan. 23. With the 133rd ace of his career, Sco passed Brent Hilliard’s mark of 132 set in 1993... ranks fi h all- me at the school with 1,625 kills, falling 16 kills shy of fourth-place David McKienzie. Sco became just the third player in NCAA Division I-II to score 40 or more kills in an all rally-scoring match when he posted 40 versus BYU on Jan. 30... Long Beach State played BYU in the NCAA men’s volleyball championship match in Honolulu, Hawai’i. BYU won 15-30, 30-18, 20-30, 32-30, 19-17. 2003 – Second-team All-American. 2001 – MPSF Freshman of the Year.

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World League. 2009 – Brazil Tour... 2010 World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2008 – America’s Cup... Olympic Games (Gold medal)... FIVB World League (Gold medal)... Four Na ons Tournament (Gold medal)... NORCECA Con nental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 – NORCECA Con nental Championship (Gold medal). 2003 – World University Games (Bronze medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – During the winter of 2011-12, Sco played for Fajardo Cariduros in Puerto Rico... Saw limited playing me in the 2011 World League tournament. 2010 – During the winter of 2010-11, Sco played for SCC Berlin in Germany’s club league... Sco was on the preliminary roster for the FIVB World League but did not see any playing me. 2009 – Played the winter of 2009-10 for Turkey’s Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediye... Sco finished 2009 as the U.S. Men’s seventhleading scorer with 62 points on 55 kills, four blocks and three aces. His hi ng percentage was 0.371. He aslo had 40 digs and averaged 0.87 blocks per set... Sco accompanied a team of veterans and rookies on a five-match tour of Brazil... Sco was on the roster for the FIVB World Championship Qualifier but did not play due to injury... Sco helped the U.S. Men win their pool during the FIVB World League. The team finished sixth in the final round. Sco played in 46 World League sets and finished with 62 points on 55 kills, four blocks and three aces. 2008 – Played the winter of 2008-09 for Turkey’s Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediye.... Sco helped the U.S. Men win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games, serving primarily as a serving specialist. Sco helped the U.S. Men win their first FIVB World League tle... Sco was the leading scorer in the United States’ exhibi on match with Germany on May 15 in Chemnitz, Germany. 2007 – Sco made the 12-man roster for the NORCECA

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Jonathan Winder Se er * 6-8 Irvine, California College: Pepperdine Birth Date: Jan. 4, 1986 Joined Team: 2008 PERSONAL: Born Jonathan Stevens Winder on Jan. 4, 1986, in Irvine, Calif. ... Parents are Bill (deceased) and Jean Winder... Has an older brother, Jordan, and an older sister, Jenille... Jonathan married wife Jaimie-Rose Winder in 2010... A ended Woodbridge High School (200004) in Irvine, Calif., where he played both basketball and volleyball... He was named Sea View League Male Athlete of the Year... Graduated from Pepperdine in April 2008 with a degree in adver sing... Says his favorite food is ar chokes... Favorite book is “Ruthless Trust” by Brennan Manning... Favorite movie is Anchorman... Enjoys watching The Office on TV as well as college basketball... Fly-fishing is his hobby... Admires his father, who died when Jonathan was 4, because “he lived his life not for himself but for his family, his friends and God”... Chicago Cubs are his favorite professional team and Dwight Howard is his favorite athlete... Happiest moment in life was ge ng bap zed... Winning the 2005 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Na onal Championship is his fondest sports memory. MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World Championship. 2009 – NORCECA Con nental Championship... Brazil Tour... FIVB World League. 2008 - Pan American Cup. 2007 – World University Games (Bronze Medal). 2005 – FIVB Men’s Junior (U-21) World Championship. 2004 – NORCECA Junior Men’s Volleyball Championship (Silver Medal). INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – In the winter of 2011-12, Jonathan played for Tourcoing in France’s A League along with U.S. teammate Jayson Jablonsky... Jonathan played in 15 sets and started 14. He was credited with 89 assists and also scored and also scored 12 points on three kills, four blocks and five aces. 2010 – In the winter of 2010-11, Jonathan played in Greece for PAOK Thessaloniki... Jonathan served as the backup to Kevin Hansen at the FIVB World Championship in Italy… He played in 22 sets. He started all three sets in a 3-0 victory over Germany and he also started two sets in the final fi h-place match against Russia... For the tournament, he was credited with one point on one block. He also had eight running sets and two faults on 29 a empts for an average of 0.30 running sets per set. A running set is defined as a set from a player that puts their hi er against one blocker or none. 2009 – Jonathan was the backup se er for Kevin Hansen at the NORCECA Con nental Championship in Puerto Rico where the U.S. Men finished second... Jonathan accompanied the team to Brazil where it played five exhibi on matches against the Brazilian Men’s Na onal Team. He started three matches at se er... Jonathan helped the U.S. Men’s Team place sixth in the FIVB World League. He played as a subs tute in pool play matches. 2008 – Helped lead the U.S. Men to the gold medal at the 2008 Pan American Cup from June 2-7 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada... Scored six points during the tournament on one kills, three aces and two blocks... Was a member of the U.S. Men’s Training Team that traveled to Japan to prepare the Japanese for Olympic qualifying. 2007 – Helped the U.S. win the bronze medal at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. 2005 – Played on the USA Junior Na onal Team that finished eighth in the 2005 FIVB Men’s U-21 World Volleyball Championships in Andhra Pradesh, India. 2004 – Helped the U.S. Junior Na onal Team win the silver medal at the 2004 NORCECA Junior Men’s Volleyball Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – AVCA All-American first team... Led his team to the NCAA Na onal Championship match, where it fell to Penn State (27-30, 33-31, 30-25, 30-23)... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team... Named MPSF Tournament MVP. Pepperdine won the tournament with a victory in the final over BYU (28-30, 28-30, 32-30, 30-27, 15-8)... Averaged 12.51 assists per game along with 1.97 digs, 0.91 blocks and 0.68 kills. Winder had seven assist-dig double-doubles... He set the school career record for assists on Jan. 19 at Stanford. He became the first Wave to surpass the 4,000 mark against UC Irvine on Jan. 23, and then went past 5,000 during the fourth game of the MPSF Tournament final against BYU on April 26... He was named Pepperdine’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2007-08. 2007 – AVCA Division I-II Men’s Na onal Player of the Year... Mountain Pacific Sports Federa on (MPSF) Player of the Year... American Volleyball Coaches Associa on (AVCA) All-America first team... Second in NCAA Division I-II with 13.34 assists per game... Second in the league in assists per game (conference matches only) with 13.06, and led his team to a .328 hi ng percentage in conference play... Fi h in the conference in digs per game with 2.10, and averaged 1.04 blocks per game. 2006 – Named second-team All-American and third-team All-MPSF following his sophomore season... Averaged 13.30 assists per game, which ranked seventh na onally... Started all 25 matches and played in 90 games... Also averaged 1.64 digs, 1.14 blocks and 0.82 kills... Hit .388 with 74 kills on 139 swings... His most assists were 70 in five games (2/18 vs. Cal State Northridge), 64 in four games (1/14 vs. Pacific) and 52 in three games (4/8 vs. UC Santa Barbara)... Other season highs were seven kills (3/18 at UC Irvine), three aces (2/24 at Pacific), nine digs (3/1 at UCLA and 3/16 vs. UCLA) and eight blocks (1/14 vs. Pacific)... Earned MPSF AllAcademic honors. 2005 – Set the Waves to the NCAA championship and earned a spot on the all-tournament team... Named the AVCA Na onal Newcomer of the Year a er his freshman season... Also named a second-team All-American, the MPSF Freshman of the Year and to the All-MPSF third team... Averaged 13.40 assists in 27 matches and 102 games... Also NORCECA photo averaged 1.23 digs, 1.07 blocks and 0.54 kills... Hit .368 with 55 kills on 114 a empts... Named AVCA Na onal Player of the Week on March 13... His most assists were 72 in five games (3/12 vs. UCLA), 68 in four games (3/4 at Hawaii) and 51 in three games (3/31 at Long Beach State)... At the NCAA Championships, had 40 assists in the three-game win over Ohio State (5/5) and 52 in the five-game win over UCLA (5/7)... Had two assist-dig double-doubles, ge ng 57-11 at Stanford (1/15) and 46-11 vs. Cal State Northridge (4/28)... Had one assist-block double-double and narrowly missed a triple-double with 54 assists, 10 blocks and nine digs at Cal State Northridge (4/15).

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He was the head coach for the U.S. Men’s Team that won a bronze medal at the 2007 World University Games in Thailand.

Alan Knipe

“I am very excited about the opportunity to work with these great athletes. There is a very good and successful group coming back from the Olympics,” Knipe said. “A lot of these guys have a lot of great volleyball le in them. Plus, I worked with many of the younger players during the past two summers and they are a nice group.”

Head Coach * 3rd Year Home: Hun ngton Beach, California

USA Volleyball named Alan Knipe its U.S. Men’s Team head coach on April 1, 2009. In his first season with the team, Knipe finished with a 16-6 record, including a victory at the World Championship Qualifier, a second-place finish at the NORCECA Con nental Championship and a sixth-place finish in the FIVB World League. In 2010, he led the U.S. Men to a 14-7 record, including a sixth place finish at the FIVB World Championship and an eight place in the FIVB World League. To coach the U.S. Men, Knipe, 41, took a leave of absence from Long Beach State, where he has been the head coach for the past nine years. Two of Knipe’s former players – David Lee and Sco Touzinsky – were members of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team that won the gold medal in 2008 in Beijing. Knipe was an assistant coach when U.S. Team Captain Tom Hoff played at Long Beach State.

Knipe has run the Southern California tryouts for USA Volleyball’s high performance department since 1999. He was an assistant coach for the U.S. Boys’ Youth Na onal Team in 1999 and has helped at high performance camps in other years. Knipe also played on the U.S. Na onal Team in 1992-93 and competed at World League. Knipe is in his 17th year with the 49ers men’s volleyball program, including three years as a player (1990-92) and five years as an assistant (19962000). Long Beach State is ranked seventh in the most recent Bison/AVCA Division I-II Men’s Coaches Top 15 Poll In his nine seasons as the head coach of the Long Beach State, Knipe has led the 49ers to one NCAA final (2004) and one semifinal appearance (2008) along with six other postseason appearances in nine years. He earned 2008 Mountain Pacific Sports Federa on (MPSF) Coach of the Year honors and was also named 2008 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year as Long Beach State advanced to the NCAA semifinals behind AVCA co-Player of the Year Paul Lotman. Knipe was named the 2004 AVCA Na onal Coach of the Year when he guided his squad to an appearance in the NCAA Championship match, where it fell to BYU.

“Anyone who gets involved with volleyball sets their sights on being involved with the Olympic team,” Knipe said. “I don’t think that changes from your playing days to your coaching days.

In the 1994 and 1995 seasons, Knipe served as the head men’s volleyball coach at Golden West College. In his second season, the Rustlers won the California State JC tle and Knipe was named California State Coach of the Year.

“I would not have been able to take this posi on if I did not work at Long Beach State. They were great to work with in making this happen and giving me a leave of absence.” Knipe took over for Hugh McCutcheon, who guided the U.S. Men’s Team to victories at the 2008 FIVB World League and the Beijing Olympics. McCutcheon took over the U.S. Women’s Team in January.

Knipe played at Long Beach State from 199092, winning the NCAA Championship in 1991 and being named All-America in 1992. Knipe graduated from Long Beach State in 1992 with a degree in communica ons.

“I am very excited to have Alan join the USA Volleyball staff and lead our men’s team toward London in 2012. This is a very big hire,” USA Volleyball CEO Doug Beal said. “His experience and success with USAV’s na onal and high performance programs have been outstanding. I look for him to con nue the momentum the U.S. men built in 2008.”

Knipe played on the Bud Light 4-Man Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and has won seven USA Volleyball Na onal Open Championships with Team Paul Mitchell. In 1995, Knipe played for Spoleto in the Italian Pro League and in 1996 he played for the Zellik Club in Belgium.

“I think Alan will do a great job con nuing the success of the men’s program,” McCutcheon said. “He’s an excellent coach with a lot of collegiate experience that will allow a seamless and successful transi on into the interna onal arena.”

A graduate of Hun ngton Beach’s Marina High School in 1987, Knipe spent one year at Orange Coast College before transferring to Long Beach State.

Knipe has a long rela onship with USA Volleyball. Most recently, he served as the head coach for the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team at the 2008 Pan America Cup in Winnipeg, Canada, where it won a gold medal.

Knipe lives in Hun ngton Beach, Calif., with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons, Aidan and Evan. The U.S. Men’s Volleyball Team trains at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, Calif.

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His brother, Eric, was a player on that team. He was also an assistant for the teams that won the 1986 World Championship and the 1987 Pan American Games.

Dr. Gary Sato

Sato served as head coach for the U.S. Men’s gold-medal win at the 1985 FIVB World Cup in Japan and was voted the Most Valuable Coach of the tournament. In 1992 he returned as assistant coach for the Olympic Team that won the bronze medal.

Assistant Coach * 3rd Year Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Sato’s coaching career has included pro beach championships and he was the head coach for the U.S. beach team at the 2007 Pan American Games. Dr. Gary Sato (Los Angeles) had been involved with the U.S. Men’s Na onal Volleyball Team for more than 20 years when he rejoined the team as assistant coach under Head Coach Alan Knipe in the summer of 2009. “A er seeing the teams perform so well at the Olympic Games in Beijing, it rekindled the fire in me,” Sato said. “The situa on with the men’s program, being in Anaheim and the women moving there was similar to the circumstances when I first joined the program in 1984 (when both teams were based in San Diego). “I’m excited to be back. I was telling people that USA Volleyball had gone green and they recycled me.” In his first year back as an assistant coach, he helped the team to a 16-6 record, including a victory at the FIVB World Championship Qualifier, a second-place finish at the NORCECA Con nental Championship and a sixth-place in the FIVB World League. In 2010, he helped the U.S. Men to a 14-7 record, including a sixth place finish at the FIVB World Championship and an eight place in the FIVB World League. He also coached the U.S. Men’s Youth Team, which included his son, Andrew, to a second-place finish at the NORCECA Con nental Championship in Guadalajara, Mexico. Sato first served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s Team from 198488, including the team that won the 1988 Olympic gold medal in Seoul.

Sato played volleyball at Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica College before moving on to UC Santa Barbara, where he was an AllAmerican outside hi er. Sato is the eldest of six children known worldwide for their contribu ons to the sport. Brother Eric won the Olympic gold medal with the U.S. Men in 1988 and a bronze in 1992. Sister Liane won the Olympic bronze medal with the U.S. Women in 1992 and also played on the ’88 Olympic team. Brothers Sco (San Diego State) and Glenn (Loyola Marymount) both played college volleyball and Glenn also coached. Sato graduated with a degree in kinesiology from Pepperdine University where he took over the head coaching posi on of the women’s team in 1979 and held it un l 1982. He has also won two NCAA Na onal Championships as an assistant and volunteer coach with Pepperdine’s men’s volleyball teams in 1978 and 2005. From 1989-92 Sato studied at the Southern California University of Health Sciences and graduated as a Doctor of Chiroprac c. Just prior to rejoining the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team in 2009, Sato worked at Sato Chiroprac c along with serving as a coach for the Santa Monica Beach Volleyball Club and as the technical director for the Sinjin Smith Volleyball Academy HAX. Sato has three children: Andrew, Ka e and Malia.

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Aaron Brock

Chris Jackson

Director, Sports Medicine and Performance to the U.S. Na onal Teams 6th Year

Technical Coordinator 3rd Year Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Hometown: Storm Lake, Iowa Chris Jackson Jackson (Phoenix, Ariz.) joined the U.S. Men’s Team in 2009 from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, where he was an assistant coach for the men’s volleyball team for one year. Prior to his tenure with Grand Ganyon University, Jackson served as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s programs at University of Southern California, including a part of the 2007 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship na onal semifinalist team. He also served as an assistant coach for the 2008 U.S. Boys’ Youth Na onal Team that won the NORCECA Con nental Championship. “Chris has all the skills required to be great in our technical coordinator posi on,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe said. “He is self-mo vated, organized and great with the guys. He has a solid background in Data Project so ware and most importantly, he knows how to grind.” Jackson was on the coaching staff at Phoenix Brophy Prep from 200406, which included a state tle in 2005. His 16-year old group from the Southern California Volleyball Club finished fourth in the na on. Jackson played high school volleyball at Glendale Deer Valley in Arizona. He went on to play at Brigham Young University and was a freshman on its na onal championship team in 2004. He is a 2007 graduate of Arizona State University.

Aaron Brock (Storm Lake, Iowa) just completed his fi h year in 2010 as the full- me cer fied athle c trainer for the U.S. Men’s Na onal Team at its headquarters at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, Calif. In 2009, he added the tle of Director of Sports Medicine and Performance to the U.S. Na onal Teams. In 2008, he helped the U.S. Men’s Team as it won the Olympic gold medal in Beijing and its first FIVB World League tle. Before joining the U.S. Men’s Team in 2006, Aaron worked with the U.S. Water Polo Team at the 2003 Pan American Games and the 2004 Olympic Games. He also has experience with high school and NCAA Division I and Division III sports teams as well as professional football and basketball teams. Brock, who was a four-sport high school athlete in Storm Lake, Iowa, went to the University of Iowa for both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Brock is married and has a son who was born in 2006. He lives with his family in Southern California. Brock’s day starts around 8 a.m. when he writes up rehabilita on and treatment protocols. He also gets the players ready for prac ce with taping and stretching exercises. Once prac ce starts, he runs a 15-minute injury-preven on session that includes core abdominal and back exercises and propriocep on exercises for ankle and knee stability. Finally, there are shoulder exercises to generate strength and wake up the muscles. Players who can’t prac ce due to injury will go to the athle c training room and do rehab. Brock monitors prac ce in case there is an injury. A er prac ce, Brock runs a stretching session. Then it’s me for more treatments for the athletes who are playing and prac cing while injured.

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All-Time U.S. Men’s Indoor Volleyball Olympians 1964 (Tokyo) 9th Place Mike Bright Barry Brown Keith Erickson William Griebenow Richard Hammer Jacob Highland Ron Lang Charles Nelson Mike O’Hara Ernie Suwara John Taylor Pete Velasco, Jr. Head Coach: Harry Wilson Assistant Coach: But DeGroot 1968 (Mexico City) 7th Place John Alstrom Mike Bright Wink Davenport Smi y Duke Tom Haine John Henn Butch May Danny Pa erson Larry Rundle Jon Stanley Rudy Suwara Pete Velasco, Jr. Head Coach: Jim Coleman Assistant Coach: John Lowell Trainer: Joe Abrahams 1984 (Los Angeles) Gold Medal Aldis Berzins Craig Buck Rich Duwelius Dusty Dvorak Karch Kiraly Chris Marlowe Pat Powers Steve Salmons Dave Saunders Paul Sunderland Steve Timmons Marc Waldie Head Coach: Doug Beal Assistant Coach: Bill Neville 1988 (Seoul) Gold Medal Craig Buck Bob Ctvrtlik Sco Fortune Karch Kiraly Ricci Luy es Doug Par e Jon Root Eric Sato Dave Saunders Jeff Stork Troy Tanner Steve Timmons Head Coach: Marv Dunphy Assistant Coach: Gary Sato Assistant Coach: Jim Coleman Team Manager: Gary Moy

1992 (Barcelona) Bronze Medal Nick Becker Carlos Briceno Bob Ctvrtlik Sco Fortune Dan Greenbaum Brent Hilliard Bryan Ivie Doug Par e Bob Samuelson Eric Sato Jeff Stork Steve Timmons Head Coach: Fred Sturm Assistant Coach: John Cook Assistant Coach: Gary Sato Team Manager: Kevin Ring 1996 (Atlanta) 9th Place Lloy Ball Bob Ctvrtlik Sco Fortune John Hyden Bryan Ivie Mike Lambert Dan Landry Jeff Nygaard Tom Sorensen Jeff Stork Ethan Wa s Bre Winslow Head Coach: Fred Sturm Assistant Coach: Rudy Suwara Assistant Coach: Rod Wilde Team Manager: Eric Daly 2000 (Sydney) 11th Place Lloy Ball Kevin Barne Tom Hoff John Hyden Mike Lambert Dan Landry Chip McCaw Ryan Millar Jeff Nygaard George Roumain Erik Sullivan Andy Wi Head Coach: Doug Beal Assistant Coach: Marv Dunphy Assistant Coach: Rod Wilde Team Leader: Jim Coleman

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2004 (Athens) 4th Place Lloy Ball Kevin Barne Brook Billings Phil Eatherton Gabe Gardner Tom Hoff Ryan Millar Reid Priddy Riley Salmon Clay Stanley Erik Sullivan Donald Suxho Head Coach: Doug Beal Assistant Coach: Hugh McCutcheon Assistant Coach: Rob Browning Assistant Coach: Carl McGown Team Consultant: Marv Dunphy Team Leader: Al Monaco Trainer: Nick Metskas 2008 (Beijing) Gold Medal Lloy Ball Gabe Gardner Kevin Hansen Tom Hoff Rich Lambourne David Lee Ryan Millar Reid Priddy Sean Rooney Riley Salmon Clay Stanley Sco Touzinsky Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon Assistant Coach: John Speraw Assistant Coach: Ron Larsen Technical Consultant: Marv Dunphy Technical Consultant: Carl McGown Technical Coach: Jamie Morrison Team Doctor: Chris Koutures Athle c Trainer: Aaron Brock


USA All-Time Versus Interna onal Compe Overall Country Record 1981 Argen na 40-8 0-0 Australia 17-1 0-0 Bahamas 1-0 0-0 Barbados 9-0 0-0 Brazil 62-74 7-5 Bulgaria 22-13 0-0 Cameroon 2-0 0-0 Canada 93-34 7-0 Chile 2-0 0-0 China 43-12 0-0 Costa Rica 2-0 0-0 Cuba 73-69 1-2 Cuba “B” 0-3 0-0 Czech “B” 1-0 0-0 Czech Rep. 20-5 0-0 Denmark 3-0 0-0 Domin. Rep. 13-0 1-0 Egypt 12-0 0-0 Finland 13-1 0-0 France 37-16 0-0 Germany 17-5 0-0 Great Britain 1-0 0-0 Greece 12-8 0-0 Guatemala 6-0 1-0 Hai 4-0 0-0 Honduras 1-0 0-0 India 1-0 0-0 Iran 1-0 0-0 Iraq 1-0 0-0 Italy 23-39 0-0 Jamaica 1-0 0-0 Japan 136-59 3-6 Korea 45-7 0-0 Libya 1-0 0-0 Mexico 25-0 1-0 Neth. Ant. 2-0 0-0 Netherlands 24-31 0-0 Panama 7-0 1-0 Poland 33-16 0-0 Portugal 3-0 0-0 Puerto Rico 28-1 0-0 Romania 1-0 0-0 Russia 56-44 0-0 Russia “B” 1-0 0-0 Serbia/Mont. 10-12 0-0 Slovakia 1-0 0-0 Slovenia 4-0 0-0 Spain 16-5 0-0 Sweden 10-4 0-0 Thailand 1-0 0-0 Trinidad & Tob. 1-0 0-0 Tunisia 8-0 0-0 Ukraine 1-1 0-0 Venezuela 11-3 0-0 Virgin Is. 2-0 0-0 Total 945-466 22-13 1981

1982 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 8-1 1-0 3-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 4-2 0-0 11-4 6-1 1-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-3 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 47-16 1982

1983 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 4-0 0-0 8-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-6 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-4 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 11-2 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 44-16 1983

1984 3-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 7-8 4-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 5-0 0-0 5-7 0-0 1-0 5-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-0 4-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 55-18 1984

1985 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 6-0 0-0 4-3 0-0 1-0 0-0 9-4 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 8-0 4-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 3-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 8-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 56-11 1985

1986 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 9-5 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 6-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 12-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 47-9 1986

1987 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 11-3 0-0 0-0 5-0 0-0 6-0 0-0 6-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 6-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 49-9 1987

1988 1989 1990 1991 2-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-0 1-0 1-4 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-2 5-1 0-5 5-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 14-0 0-3 0-7 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 5-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-1 1-2 5-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-5 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-0 8-1 3-4 6-6 11-0 1-0 1-0 3-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 3-7 0-2 4-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 9-3 8-1 3-3 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-1 5-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 64-8 39-19 21-37 29-23 1988 1989 1990 1991

1992 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 4-5 0-0 3-1 0-0 1-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 7-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 26-31 1992

1993 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-12 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-5 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-2 0-0 0-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-4 0-0 3-9 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 18-38 1993

1994 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 6-4 0-0 3-2 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 5-4 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 4-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 27-26 1994

1995 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-5 0-4 0-0 6-0 0-0 2-3 0-0 4-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 7-3 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 3-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 36-27 1995

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1996 1997 1998 1999 1-0 0-0 5-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 3-1 3-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 2-2 1-2 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 7-1 3-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 6-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-2 4-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-0 1-2 2-1 0-0 2-2 1-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 3-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 8-0 4-4 4-1 6-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-2 0-0 0-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 4-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 28-8 11-8 47-19 32-15 1996 1997 1998 1999

2000 2-1 4-0 0-0 0-0 4-4 2-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 4-2 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 4-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 4-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 28-18 2000

2001 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-5 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 15-17 2001

2002 0-0 4-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 3-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 19-17 2002

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2003 2004 2005 2006 0-0 2-0 5-1 4-1 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-0 2-0 0-1 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 3-1 1-0 4-0 5-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-3 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 23-6 20-9 27-6 18-14 2003 2004 2005 2006

2007 2008 2009 3-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 2-1 2-0 0-0 1-0 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 3-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-0 0-0 3-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-0 1-0 3-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-1 0-0 0-0 2-0 1-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-1 2-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 4-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 33-8 29-5 16-6 2007 2008 2009

2010 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 4-0 3-1 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 14-7 2010

2011 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-2 0-0 6-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 20-10 2011


Interna onal Volleyball Fact Sheet • World Cup included for two years - 50 percent reduc on the second year.

Introduc on: Volleyball has major interna onal compe ons every year and, at its highest level, is a physically demanding sport played by some of the world’s most elite athletes. Of course, volleyball is also a popular recrea onal ac vity enjoyed by more than 38 million persons in the United States (more than any team sport but basketball) and more than 800 million persons globally, making it the world’s most popular par cipant sport. This fact sheet is designed to provide more understanding about interna onal volleyball and its major compe ons, including the Olympic Games.

• Senior Con nental Championships included for two years - 50 percent reduc on the second year; points are also granted for the qualifica on matches to the best non-qualified teams. • Men’s World League / Women’s World Grand Prix included for one year. Top 40 teams in the FIVB World Ranking (as of Oct. 2, 2011):

Interna onal Governing Body: The interna onal governing body for volleyball is the Federa on Interna onale de Volleyball (FIVB), headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. The FIVB is the world’s largest sports federa on, with more than 200 member na ons. Under the direc on of its president, Dr. Ruben Acosta of Mexico, the FIVB oversees the administra on of volleyball throughout the world and is responsible for producing several major events, including the Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, World League and World Grand Prix. Na onal Governing Body: The na onal governing body (NGB) for volleyball in the United States is USA Volleyball, formerly known as the United States Volleyball Associa on. Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is responsible for the administra on of all forms of volleyball in the United States, including producing the annual USA Open Volleyball Championships, Junior Olympic Championships and the USA Outdoor Na onal Championships. As mandated by the 1978 Amateur Sports Act, USA Volleyball is responsible to the U.S. Olympic Commi ee (USOC) and the FIVB for training and nomina ng the teams which represent the United States in the Olympic Games and other important volleyball compe ons worldwide. Major Compe ons: The four major events on the interna onal volleyball calendar are the Olympic Games (men and women, indoor and beach), World Championships (men and women, indoor and beach), World Cup (men and women, indoor), World League (men, indoor) and World Grand Prix (women, indoor). All events are conducted quadrennially, with the excep ons of the annual World League/Grand Prix and the biennial Beach World Championships. World Rankings: Following the decision of the FIVB Board of Administra on, a new system of point a ribu on based on a new scale has been implemented for the FIVB World Ranking of Volleyball Na onal Teams. The following compe ons are now included: • Senior World Championships included for four years - 25 percent reduc on each year. Points are also granted for the qualifica on matches, to the best non-qualified teams. • Olympic Games included for four years - 25 percent reduc on each year. Points are also granted for the qualifica on matches, to the best non-qualified teams.

Women (Points) 1. Brazil (215) 2. USA (195) 3.Russia (167.5) 4. Japan (158.5) 5. Serbia (137.5) 6. China (118) 7. Italy (117.5) 8. Cuba (94) 9. Germany (81.5) 10. Turkey (78.5) 11. Poland (69.5) 12. Thailand (68.5) 13. Korea (58) 14. Dominican Republic (53.5) 15. Kenya (51.5) 16. Peru (49.5) 17. Algeria (48.5) 18T. Netherlands (39) 18T. Puerto Rico (39) 20. Argen na (37) 21. Kazakhstan (32.5) 22. Canada (31.5) 23T. Czech Republic (30) 23T. Egypt (30) 25. Mexico (28.5) 26. Senegal (25.5) 27. Costa Rica (25) 28. Colombia (24) 29. Croa a (22.5) 30. Chinese Taipei (22) 31. Cameroon (21) 32. Uruguay (20) 33. Trinidad & Tobago (19.5) 34. Romania (18.5) 35T. Azerbaijan (18) 35T. Tunisia (18) 37T. Belarus (16) 37T. Belgium (16) 39. Chile (15) 40T. Spain (13) 40T. France (13)

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Men (Points) 1. Brazil (220) 2. Russia (170) 3. Italy (156) 4. USA (147) 5. Serbia (142.5) 6. Cuba (133.5) 7. Bulgaria (112.5) 8. Poland (109.5) 9. Argen na (102.5) 10. China (68.5) 11. Germany (61.5) 12. Egypt (57.5) 13. Cameroon (52) 14. Iran (50.5) 15. Venezuela (49.5) 16. Puerto Rico (45.5) 17. France (44) 18. Japan (43.5) 19T. Canada (42.5) 19T. Tunisia (42.5) 21. Korea (40.5) 22. Mexico (39.5) 23T. Czech Republic (39) 23T. Australia (39) 25. Spain (32.5) 26. Algeria (29.5) 27T. Finland (29) 27T. Slovakia (29) 29. Colombia (27) 30. India (23) 31. Chile (20.5) 32T. Morocco (19.5) 32T. Portugal (19.5) 34. Trinidad & Tobago (18.5) 35. Netherlands (17) 36T. Estonia (16) 36T. Slovenia (16) 36T. Romania (16) 39. South Africa (15.5) 40T. Panama (15) 40T. Belgium (15)


Olympic Games: Volleyball made its debut in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. Twelve teams in both the men’s and women’s draw earn the right to compete: Past Olympic Champions (Men) 1964: Soviet Union (USA, ninth) 1968: Soviet Union (USA, seventh) 1972: Japan, (USA, DNQ) 1976: Poland (USA, DNQ) 1980: Soviet Union (USA, DNQ) 1984: USA 1988: USA 1992: Brazil (USA, third) 1996: Netherlands (USA, ninth) 2000: Yugoslavia (USA, 11th) 2004: Brazil (USA, fourth) 2008: USA Past Olympic Champions (Women) 1964: Japan (USA, fi h) 1968: Soviet Union (USA, eighth) 1972: Soviet Union (USA, DNQ) 1976: Japan (USA, DNQ) 1980: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1984: China (USA, second) 1988: Soviet Union (USA, seventh) 1992: Cuba (USA, third) 1996: Cuba (USA, seventh) 2000: Cuba (USA, fourth) 2004: China (USA, fi h) 2008: Brazil (USA, second) World Championships: The World Championships are held every four years in the second year a er the Olympics. The site, usually separate for the men’s and women’s compe ons, is determined by the FIVB based on bids received from interested ci es. The 24 berths for the men and women are gained in the following manner (2006 informa on is provided in parenthesis where available): • Host country • Defending World Champions • FIVB determined the appropriate number of qualificaon spots for each con nent/zone based on performance at the 2002 World Championships and the number of teams registered for the 2006 World Championships. Each con nent/zone played a World Championships Qualifica on Tournament in early 2002. Past World Champions (Men) 1949: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1952: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1956: Czechoslovakia (USA, sixth) 1960: Soviet Union (USA, seventh) 1962: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1966: Czechoslovakia (USA, 11th) 1970: East Germany (USA, 18th) 1974: Not held 1978: Soviet Union (USA, 19th) 1982: Soviet Union (USA, 13th) 1986: USA 1990: Italy (USA, 13th) 1994: Italy (USA, third) 1998: Italy (USA, ninth) 2002: Brazil (USA, ninth) 2006: Brazil (USA, 10th) 2010: Brazil (USA, sixth)

Past World Champions (Women) 1952: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1956: Soviet Union (USA, ninth) 1960: Soviet Union (USA, sixth) 1962: Japan (USA, DNP) 1966: Japan (USA, second) 1970: Soviet Union (USA, 11th) 1974: Japan (USA, 12th) 1978: Cuba (USA, fi h) 1982: China (USA, third) 1986: China (USA, 10th) 1990: Soviet Union (USA, third) 1994: Cuba (USA, sixth) 1998: Cuba (USA, 13th) 2002: Italy (USA, second) 2006: Russia (USA, ninth) 2010: Russia (USA, fourth) World Cup: The World Cup is held every four years, in the year prior to the Olympic Games. Though originally held at various sites, it has been hosted by Japan since 1977. Prior to 1991, the World Cup took place in the year immediately following the Olympics. The 12 berths in the World Cup for men and women are gained in the following manner: • Host country (Japan- Men and Women) • Defending World Cup champion • Winners of the five zone championships • The highest-placed team (of each zone) not qualified for the Olympic Games in accordance with the ranking of the zone championships. Past World Cup Champions (Men) 1965: Soviet Union (USA, DNP) 1969: East Germany (USA, DNP) 1973: Soviet Union (USA, seventh) 1977: Soviet Union (USA, 10th) 1981: Soviet Union (USA, DNQ) 1985: USA 1989: Cuba (USA, fourth) 1991: Soviet Union (USA, third) 1995: Italy (USA, fourth) 1999: Russia (USA, fourth) 2003: Brazil (USA, fourth) 2007: Brazil (USA, fourth) Past World Cup Champions (Women) 1973: Soviet Union (USA, sixth) 1977: Japan (USA, seventh) 1981: China (USA, fourth) 1985: China (USA, DNQ) 1989: Cuba (USA, DNQ) 1991: Cuba (USA, fourth) 1995: Cuba (USA, seventh) 1999: Cuba (USA, ninth) 2003: China (USA, third) 2007: Italy (USA, third) 2011: Italy (USA, second)

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Zone Championships: The volleyball world is divided into five interna onal zones.The United States is in the NORCECA (North America Central America Caribbean) Zone, with championships held every other year at various sites. The other zones are Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. The frequency of zone championships compe on varies in each of the five sec ons. Any na on in a par cular zone may par cipate in its zone championships whenever such a compe on is conducted. Past NORCECA Champions (Men) 1969: Cuba (USA, third) 1971: Cuba (USA, second) 1973: USA 1975: Cuba (USA, third) 1977: Cuba (USA, fi h) 1979: Cuba (USA, fi h) 1981: Cuba (USA, second) 1983: USA 1985: USA 1987: Cuba (USA, second) 1989: Cuba (USA, third) 1991: Cuba (USA, second) 1993: Cuba (USA, second) 1995: Cuba (USA, second) 1997: Cuba (USA, second) 1999: USA 2001: Cuba (USA, second) 2003: USA 2005: USA 2007: USA 2009: Cuba (USA, second) 2011: Cuba (USA, second) Past NORCECA Champions (Women) 1969: Mexico (USA, bronze) 1971: Mexico (USA, DNP) 1973: Cuba (USA, third) 1975: Cuba (USA, second) 1977: Cuba (USA, third) 1979: Cuba (USA, second) 1981: USA 1983: USA 1985: Cuba (USA, second) 1987: Cuba (USA, second) 1989: Cuba (USA, third) 1991: Cuba (USA, second) 1993: Cuba (USA, second) 1995: Cuba (USA, second) 1997: Cuba (USA, second) 1999: Cuba (USA, second) 2001: USA 2003: USA 2005: USA 2007: Cuba (USA, second) 2009: Dominican Republic (USA, fourth) 2011: USA

World League and World Grand Prix: The World League features the top 12 men’s volleyball teams in the world in compe on for a total purse that has grown to $15 million since the inaugural season in 1990. Teams are divided into three, four-team pools and each country playing the other teams in their pool four mes (twice at home, twice on the road). The winner and runner-up in each pool advance to a seeded playoff round. The regular season is usually played in May and June with playoffs in early July. The World Grand Prix is the women’s counterpart to the World League, and offers a total purse of $2 million to its 12-team field. Teams play in different four-team pools each weekend, at roundrobin tournaments hosted by ci es throughout Asia. The three teams with the best records join the host country for the Grand Prix Finals. The regular season is played in August and earlySeptember with playoffs in mid-September. World League Champions 1990: Italy (USA, fourth in pool) 1991: Italy (USA, third in pool) 1992: Italy (USA, first in pool, third overall) 1993: Brazil (USA, fi h in pool) 1994: Italy (USA, fourth in pool) 1995: Italy (USA, fourth in pool) 1996: Netherlands (USA, DNP) 1997: Italy (USA, DNP) 1998: Cuba (USA, DNP) 1999: Italy (USA, DNP) 2000: Italy (USA, first in pool, sixth overall) 2001: Brazil (USA, third in pool, ed-ninth overall) 2002: Russia (USA, DNP) 2003: Brazil (USA, DNP) 2004: Brazil (USA, DNP) 2005: Brazil (USA, DNP) 2006: Brazil (USA, third in pool) 2007: Brazil (USA, third in finals) 2008: USA 2009: Brazil (USA, sixth) 2010: Brazil (USA, eighth) World Grand Prix Champions 1993: Cuba (USA, seventh regular season) 1994: Brazil (USA, fi h regular season) 1995: USA 1996: Brazil (USA, fi h) 1997: Russia (USA, eighth) 1998: Brazil (USA, eighth) 1999: Russia (USA, DNP) 2000: Cuba (USA, sixth) 2001: USA 2002: Russia (USA, sixth) 2003: China (USA, third) 2004: Brazil (USA, third) 2005: Brazil (USA, eighth) 2006: Brazil (USA, seventh) 2007: Netherlands (USA, eighth final, seventh preliminary) 2008: Brazil (USA, fourth) 2009: Brazil (USA, ninth) 2010: USA 2011: USA

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USA Volleyball – 2011 Fact Sheet Name: USA Volleyball Loca on: Colorado Springs, Colo. Founded: 1928 Membership: Approximately 262,000 Mission: USA Volleyball is the Na onal Governing Body (NGB) for all disciplines of volleyball in the United States and is officially recognized by the Federa on Interna onale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Commi ee (USOC). As mandated by the Amateur Sports Act, USA Volleyball is responsible for the growth of the sport in America at the grassroots and most elite levels. USA Volleyball is the parent organiza on of the USA Na onal Teams. Chief Execu ve Officer: Doug Beal Head Coach USA Women: Hugh McCutcheon (Third Year with Women’s Team) Head Coach USA Men: Alan Knipe (Third Year with Men’s Team) Major 2011 Na onal Team Events: Senior Women’s Montreux Volley Masters (June 7-12, Montreux, Switzerland) Pan American Cup (June 29-July 9, Mexico) FIVB World Grand Prix (Aug. 5-29, Various Countries) NORCECA Con nental Championship (Sept. 10-18, Puerto Rico) Pan American Games (Oct. 14-20, Guadalajara, Mexico) FIVB World Cup (Nov. 4-18, Various Ci es in Japan) NORCECA Olympic Qualifica on Tournament (Dec. 10-18, TBA)

Senior Men’s FIVB World League (May 27-July 10, Various Countries) Pan American Cup (June 11-19, Canada) Olympic Test Event (July 20-24, London) NORCECA Con nental Championship (Aug. 27-Sept. 4, Puerto Rico) Pan American Games (Oct. 24-29, Guadalajara, Mexico) FIVB World Cup (Nov. 20-Dec. 4, Various Ci es in Japan)

Indoor High Performance and USAV Juniors (Youth and Junior) USAV Girls’ Junior Na onal Championships (June 25-July 4, Atlanta) USAV Boys’ Junior Na onal Championships (June 29-July 6, Minneapolis) FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship (July 21-30, Peru) USAV High Performance Championships (July 26-30, Tucson, Ariz.) FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship (Aug. 1-10, Brazil) FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship (Aug. 12-21, Turkey) FIVB Boys’ Youth World Championship (Aug. 19-28, Argen na)

Beach FIVB SWATCH World Championships (June 13-19, Rome) FIVB Youth World Championships (June 22-26, Umag, Croa a) USA Beach Junior Tour Championship (July 23, Chicago) FIVB Junior World Championships (Aug. 31-Sept. 4, Halifax, Canada) U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball (Sept. 2-4, Cincinna , Ohio) Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Series

Other Events Si ng BIH (May 27-29, Sarajevo) USA Volleyball Open Na onal Championships (May 28-June 4, Dallas) U.S. Women’s Si ng Team Tour (Women’s, June 14-19, China) Si ng Con nental Cup (Men, July 9-17, England) World University Games (Men’s Indoor, Aug. 12-22, China) World University Games (Beach, Aug. 13-18, China) Si ng Con nental Cup (Women, Sept. 3-11, Ukraine) About USA Volleyball: Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organiza on recognized by the United States Olympic Commi ee (USOC) and the Federa on Interna onal de Volleyball (FIVB) as the Na onal Governing Body for the sport of Volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball is responsible for both the Olympic disciplines of indoor volleyball and beach volleyball. USA Volleyball has over 260,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs na onwide. With an annual budget in excess of $17 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men’s and women’s senior na onal team programs, youth and junior na onal teams, na onal championship events, coaching educa on and cer fica on programs, grassroots development, and programs for the disabled and Paralympic Teams. USA Volleyball has a rich tradi on of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Con nental Championship tles. USA Volleyball is commi ed to and works toward opportunity for all to par cipate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportuni es at all levels of the game. For more informa on please visit www.usavolleyball.org. Other: USA Volleyball consists of 40 regional volleyball associa ons which manage grassroots playing opportuni es for the USA Volleyball membership and is affiliated with 36 member organiza ons (i.e. NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, YMCA) that provide playing opportuni es at a variety of levels.

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2011 U.S. Men's FIVB World Cup Media Kit