United States men's national volleyball team

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Association USA Volleyball
Confederation NORCECA
Manager Doug Beal
Head coach Alan Knipe
FIVB ranking 4 (as of October 7, 2013)
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Appearances 9 (First in 1964)
Best result Gold (1984, 1988, 2008)
Website www.usavolleyball.org
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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
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 squad[edit]

The following is the American roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2] view · talk

Head coach: Alan Knipe

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2012 club
1 Anderson, MattMatt Anderson 18 April 1987 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 332 cm (131 in) Italy Pallavolo Modena
2 Rooney, SeanSean Rooney 13 November 1982 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 336 cm (132 in) Italy Pallavolo Gabeca
4 Lee, DavidDavid Lee 8 March 1982 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 325 cm (128 in) Russia Dinamo Moscow
5 Lambourne, RichardRichard Lambourne (L) 6 May 1975 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 324 cm (128 in) 312 cm (123 in) Unattached
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 Rzeszów
7 Suxho, DonaldDonald Suxho 21 February 1976 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 337 cm (133 in) 319 cm (126 in) Italy Sisley Volley
8 Priddy, WilliamWilliam Priddy 1 October 1977 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 353 cm (139 in) 330 cm (130 in) Russia ZENIT Kazan
11 Thornton, BrianBrian Thornton 22 April 1985 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 327 cm (129 in) 314 cm (124 in) Poland Jastrzębski Węgiel
12 Holmes, RussellRussell Holmes 1 July 1982 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 335 cm (132 in) Poland Jastrzębski Węgiel
13 Stanley, ClaytonClayton Stanley (C) 20 January 1978 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 357 cm (141 in) 332 cm (131 in) Russia Ural Ufa
16 Mackienzie, DavidDavid McKienzie 5 July 1979 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 358 cm (141 in) 340 cm (130 in) Kuwait Kuwait SC
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

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 — Qualified

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

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

Goodwill Games[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eugene Selznick". Jewishsports.net. March 19, 1930. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ USA roster FIVB.com