United States men's national volleyball team

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United States
USA Volleyball.png
Nickname(s) Yankees
Association USA Volleyball
Confederation NORCECA
Head coach John Speraw
FIVB ranking 3 (as of August 2016)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances 10 (First in 1964)
Best result Gold (1984, 1988, 2008)
World Championship
Appearances 15 (First in 1956)
Best result Gold (1986)
World Cup
Appearances 11 (First in 1977)
Best result Gold (1985, 2015)
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United States national volleyball team in World League 2015

The United States men's national volleyball team represents the country in international competitions and friendly matches. The team is governed by USA Volleyball.

History[edit]

Birthplace of volleyball, the United States had the first association to regulate the sport, United States Volleyball Association in 1927 , and was a founding member of FIVB in 1947.[1] They were part of the first Olympic tournament in 1964.[2]

Olympic[edit]

United states of the 1980 and 1990 when they won two Olympic gold medals at Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988 and a bronze Atlanta 1992. They reclaimed Olympic glory when they defeated Brazil 3-1 to take gold at Beijing 2008, but failed to defend their title in London 2012, losing 3-0 to Italy in the quarterfinals for an equal-fifth finish. USA took the 2015 World Cup title, where they got the first Rio 2016 Olympic qualification ticket.[3]

World Championship[edit]

United States go into the World Championship on a high. They will be hopeful of a re-run of their glorious 1986 campaign, when they won the gold medal in France. That success was the first of two podium finishes for the United States in the World Championships and was followed by a bronze medal in 1994. Four years ago, in Italy, they finished sixth. Of the 14 times the United States have qualified for this competition, they have finished in the top 10 on eight occasions.[4]

World Cup[edit]

In September 2015 U.S. national team took part in 2015 World Cup. American players won 10 of 11 matches (the same result as Poland and Italy) and lost only with Poland (1-3). On September 23, 2015 they played their last game at World Cup and beat Argentina (1-3). Despite of the same amount of winning matches just like two other teams, USA won World Cup and qualified at 2016 Summer Olympic Games because of difference in points.[5] American players received three individual awards.[6] It was their second victory in World Cup tournament (previous in 1985).[7]

World League[edit]

United States won tow gold medalist in World League. first gold medal in 2008 Rio first time ever in world league history, USA climbed onto the highest step of the podium. The americans are the sixth team in 19 years of world league to win the competition.[8] Second gold medal in world league, united states win match brazil in final 2014 Florence.[9]

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Championship[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

World League[edit]

Anderson, Rooney, Lee, Lambourne, Lotman, Suxho, Priddy, Thornton, Holmes, Stanley, Smith, McKienzie. Head Coach: Knipe.

NORCECA Championship[edit]

Pan American Cup[edit]

United States team in Olympics 2008

America Cup[edit]

  • 1998 — 14th place
  • 1999Silver medal with cup.svg Silver medal
  • 2000Bronze medal with cup.svg Bronze medal
  • 2001 — 4th place
  • 2005Gold medal with cup.svg Gold medal
  • 2007Gold medal with cup.svg Gold medal
  • 2008 — 5th place

Goodwill Games[edit]

Team[edit]

Updated: 22 June 2016

Represent United States at 2016 Olympic Games.

Head Coach: John Speraw
Assistant: Matthew Fuerbringer
Assistant Coach: Mike Wall
Technical Coordinator: Nate Ngo
Consultant Coach: Andrea Becker
No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2016 club
1 Anderson , MatthewMatthew 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
2 Russell , AaronAaron Russell 4 June 1993 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 356 cm (140 in) 337 cm (133 in) Italy Sir Safety Perugia
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) Italy BluVolley Verona
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) Greece P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki
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) Turkey Arkas Izmir
8 Priddy, WilliamWilliam Priddy 1 October 1977 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 353 cm (139 in) 330 cm (130 in) Italy Cucine Lube Civitanova
9 Troy , MurphyMurphy Troy 31 May 1989 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 350 cm (140 in) Poland Lotos Trefl Gdańsk
10 Jaeschke , ThomasThomas Jaeschke 4 September 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 330 cm (130 in) Poland Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
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) Italy Cucine Lube Civitanova
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 Dynamo Moscow
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
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) Germany Berlin RV

Kit providers[edit]

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the United States national volleyball team.

Period Kit provider
2000– Nike
Mizuno

Sponsorship[edit]

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Liberty Mutual, Mizuno Corporation and Commerce Bancorp, other sponsors: Molten Corporation, Almond Breeze, Arirweave, National Car, CoSport, Oppiaperformance, Alamo and Muscleaidtape.

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