David Lee (volleyball)

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David Lee
Personal information
Full nameDavid Cameron Lee
Born (1982-03-08) March 8, 1982 (age 37)
Alpine, California, United States
Height2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight105 kg (231 lb)
Spike350 cm (140 in)
Block325 cm (128 in)
College(s)Long Beach State
Volleyball information
PositionMiddle blocker
Current clubKochi Blue Spikers
Rennes Volley 35
Halkbank Ankara
Trenkwalder Modena
Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
VC Kuzbass Kemerovo
VC Dynamo Moscow
VC Zenit Kazan
Fudan University Shanghai
Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
PAOK Thessaloniki VC
Ziraat Bankası Ankara
UPCN Vóley Club
Kochi Blue Spikers
National team
2003–2016United States
Last updated: 21 August 2016

David Cameron Lee (born March 8, 1982) is an American volleyball player, currently playing for Indian Club, Kochi Blue Spikers. As a member of the United States men's national volleyball team, he is an Olympic Champion at the 2008 Summer Olympics, an Olympic bronze medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and a three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016).[1] He is also a two-time NORCECA Champion (2007, 2013), a gold medalist at the 2015 World Cup, and a gold medalist of the World League (2008, 2014).

Early life[edit]

Lee was born in Alpine, California. He attended Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, California, where he graduated in 2000.[2]


As a junior at Long Beach State in 2003, he was named to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) second team and led the conference with a .483 hitting percentage. As a senior in 2004, he was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) First Team All-American. He helped Long Beach State to the 2004 NCAA championship match, where they lost to BYU in the longest championship match in NCAA men's volleyball history. Long Beach State held two championship points, but did not convert and lost 3-2, 19-17 in the fifth game.[3]



Lee has played professionally in Greece, Russia, Italy, France, Puerto Rico, Portugal and Indonesia.[2] He has won national championships in Indonesia and Greece.

For the 2015-16 season, he was playing for P.A.O.K. V.C. in Thessaloniki Greece.

U.S. national team[edit]

Lee joined the U.S. national team in 2005. He became a part-time starter in 2007, splitting time with Tom Hoff and finishing the season second on the team in blocks. Lee was the team's second-leading blocker and third overall at the 2007 World Cup, where the U.S. finished fourth.


Lee made his Olympic debut with the U.S. national team in 2008 in Beijing, China, helping Team USA win the gold medal. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and finished in 5th place with the U.S. team. He went on to compete at his third Olympics in 2016 in Rio, and won the bronze medal with his U.S. teammates.



National team[edit]

Senior team[edit]



  1. ^ https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/athletes/David-Lee-Volleyball
  2. ^ a b Evans, B. J. David Lee making a name for himself. USA Volleyball (June 8, 2008). Retrieved on August 18, 2008.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Jeff; Kauffman, Bill. BYU wins National Championship BYU Athletic Department (May 8, 2004). Retrieved on August 18, 2008.

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Preceded by
Russia Nikolay Apalikov
Best Blocker of
CEV Champions League

Succeeded by
Russia Dmitriy Muserskiy
Preceded by
Russia Dmitriy Muserskiy
Italy Emanuele Birarelli
Best Middle Blocker of
FIVB World League

ex aequo Brazil Lucas Saatkamp
Succeeded by
United States Maxwell Holt
Serbia Srećko Lisinac