United States men's national volleyball team

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Association USA Volleyball
Confederation NORCECA
Head coach John Speraw
FIVB ranking 4 (as of September 2014)
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Home
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Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances 10 (First in 1964)
Best result Winners (1984, 1988, 2008)
World Championship
Appearances 15 (First in 1956)
Best result Winners (1986)
Website www.usavolleyball.org
United States men's national volleyball team
Medal record
Olympics
Gold 1984 Los Angeles Team
Gold 1988 Seoul Team
Gold 2008 Beijing Team
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Team
World Championship
Gold 1986 France Team
Bronze 1994 Greece Team
World League
Gold 2008 Rio de Janeiro Team
Gold 2014 Firenze Team
Silver 2012 Sofia Team
Bronze 1992 Genova Team
Bronze 2007 Katowice Team
Pan American Games
Gold 1955 Mexico City Team
Gold 1959 Chicago Team
Gold 1967 Winnipeg Team
Gold 1987 Indianapolis Team
Silver 1963 São Paulo Team
Silver 1971 Cali Team
Silver 1995 Mar del Plata Team
Silver 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team
Bronze 1999 Winnipeg Team
America Cup
Gold 2005 São Leopoldo Team
Gold 2007 Manaus Team
Silver 1999 Tampa Team
Bronze 2000 São Bernardo Team
Pan-American Cup
Gold 2006 Mexicali Team
Gold 2008 Winnipeg Team
Gold 2009 Chiapas Team
Gold 2010 San Juan Team
Gold 2012 Santo Domingo Team
Silver 2011 Gatineau Team

The United States men's national volleyball team is the national team for the United States of America. It is governed by USA Volleyball.

The team takes part in international competitions such as the Summer Olympics and the FIVB World League. The USA was World Champions in 1986. Hall of Famer Eugene Selznick was captain of the team for 17 consecutive years (1953–67).[1]

Players[edit]

Current team[edit]

The following is the American roster in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship.[2]

Head coach: John Speraw

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2014 club Position
1 Anderson, MattMatt Anderson 18 April 1987 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 332 cm (131 in) Russia Zenit Kazan OH
3 Sander, TaylorTaylor Sander 17 March 1992 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 320 cm (130 in) United States BYU OH
4 Lee, DavidDavid Lee (C) 8 March 1982 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 325 cm (128 in) China Shanghai MB
6 Lotman, PaulPaul Lotman 3 November 1985 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 336 cm (132 in) 312 cm (123 in) Poland Asseco Resovia OH
7 Shoji, KawikaKawika Shoji 11 November 1987 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in) Germany SCC Berlin S
10 Ciarelli, AntonioAntonio Ciarelli 13 April 1990 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 304 cm (120 in) Unattached OH
11 Christenson, MicahMicah Christenson 8 May 1993 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 349 cm (137 in) 340 cm (130 in) United States USC S
15 Clark, CarsonCarson Clark 20 January 1989 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 365 cm (144 in) 360 cm (140 in) Poland Transfer Bydgoszcz O
17 Holt, MaxwellMaxwell Holt 12 March 1987 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 333 cm (131 in) Russia Dinamo Moscow MB
18 Muagututia, GarrettGarrett Muagututia 26 February 1988 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 359 cm (141 in) 345 cm (136 in) Turkey Konak Belediyesi OH
19 Reft, AlfredoAlfredo Reft 15 December 1982 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 319 cm (126 in) 309 cm (122 in) Unattached L
20 Smith, DavidDavid Smith 15 May 1985 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 314 cm (124 in) France Tours VB MB
21 Vogel, NicholasNicholas Vogel 5 February 1990 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 328 cm (129 in) 310 cm (120 in) United States UCLA MB/O
22 Shoji, ErikErik Shoji 24 August 1989 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 321 cm (126 in) Austria Hypo Tirol Innsbruck L

Olympics[edit]

World Championship[edit]

  • 1949 — did not compete
  • 1952 — did not compete
  • 1956 — 6th place
  • 1960 — 7th place
  • 1962 — did not compete
  • 1966 — 11th place
  • 1970 — 18th place
  • 1974 — 14th place
  • 1978 — 19th place
  • 1982 — 13th place
  • 1986Med 1.png Gold medal
  • 1990 — 13th place
  • 1994Med 3.png Bronze medal
  • 1998 — 9th place
  • 2002 — 9th place
  • 2006 — 10th place
  • 2010 — 6th place
  • 2014 — 7th place

World League[edit]

  • 1990 — 7th place
  • 1991 — 6th place
  • 1992Med 3.png Bronze medal
  • 1993 — 9th place
  • 1994 — 12th place
  • 1995 — 10th place
  • 1996 — did not compete
  • 1997 — did not compete
  • 1998 — did not compete
  • 1999 — did not compete
  • 2000 — 6th place
  • 2001 — T-9th place
  • 2002 — did not compete
  • 2003 — did not compete
  • 2004 — did not compete
  • 2005 — did not compete
  • 2006 — T-10th place
  • 2007Med 3.png Bronze medal
Jim Polster, Brandon Taliaferro, Rich Lambourne, David Lee, Reid Priddy, Ryan Millar, Riley Salmon, Tom Hoff, Clay Stanley, Kevin Hansen and Gabe Gardner. Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon.
  • 2008Med 1.png Gold medal
Lloy Ball, Sean Rooney, Rich Lambourne, Reid Priddy, Ryan Millar, Riley Salmon, Tom Hoff, Clay Stanley, Kevin Hansen, Gabe Gardner, David Lee and Scott Touzinsky. Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon.
Matt Anderson, Sean Rooney, Evan Patak, David Lee, Richard Lambourne, Paul Lotman, Donald Suxho, Reid Priddy, Brian Thornton, Jonathan Winder, Russell Holmes, Clay Stanley, Kevin Hansen, Gabe Gardner, Jayson Jablonsky, Max Holt, Scott Touzinsky, Robert Tarr, David Smith. Head Coach: Alan Knipe.
  • 2012Med 2.png Silver medal
  • 2013 — 12th place
  • 2014Med 1.png Gold medal

World Cup[edit]

  • 1965 — did not compete
  • 1969 — did not compete
  • 1973 — 7th place
  • 1977 — 10th place
  • 1981 — did not qualify
  • 1985Med 1.png Gold medal
  • 1989 — 4th place
  • 1991Med 3.png Bronze medal
  • 1995 — 4th place
  • 1999 — 4th place
  • 2003 — 4th place
  • 2007 — 4th place

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

NORCECA Championship[edit]

America Cup[edit]

Pan-American Cup[edit]

  • 2006Med 1.png Gold medal
  • 2008Med 1.png Gold medal
  • 2009Med 1.png Gold medal
  • 2010Med 1.png Gold medal
  • 2011Med 2.png Silver medal
  • 2012Med 1.png Gold medal
  • 2013 — 5th place

Goodwill Games[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eugene Selznick". Jewishsports.net. March 19, 1930. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Team Roster – USA". poland2014.fivb.org. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 

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