United States men's national volleyball team

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United States
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Association USA Volleyball
Confederation NORCECA
Head coach John Speraw
FIVB ranking 2 (as of July 2017)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
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)
www.usavolleyball.org
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. USA won 5 Olympic medals, including three golds.

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] USA have won the FIVB World Championship in 1986 in Paris, as well as four golds at the Pan American Games and eight at the NORCECA Championships. They won only one of five matches. Of the nine times that USA have competed at the World Cup, they have finished fourth five times, most recently in 2007. They won the event in 1985, and last time out in 2011 they finished in sixth place, eight points away from the medal positions. hat 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. USA at the World Cup in 1985 and the World Championship in 1986. They reclaimed Olympic glory when they defeated Brazil 3-1 to take gold at Beijing 2008, but failed to defend their title in 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. 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.[3][4] It was their second victory in World Cup tournament (previous in 1985).[5]

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Championship[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

World League[edit]

NORCECA Championship[edit]

Pan American Cup[edit]

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: September 12, 2017

Representing United States at 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup.

Head coach: John Speraw
Assistant: Robert Neilson
No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2016–17 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 Conrad 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) Qatar Al-Arabi Qatar Sports Club
4 Jendryk, JeffreyJeffrey Jendryk 15 September 1995 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 353 cm (139 in) 345 cm (136 in) United States Loyola University Chicago
5 Shaw, JamesJames Shaw 5 March 1994 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 338 cm (133 in) United States Stanford University
6 Seif, JonahJonah Seif 30 October 1994 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 338 cm (133 in) Poland Miejski Klub Sportowy Bedzin
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) Russia Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
10 Jaeschke, ThomasThomas Jaeschke 4 September 1993 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 84 kg (185 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
12 Defalco, ToreyTorey Defalco 10 April 1997 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 328 cm (129 in) United States Long Beach State University
13 Mcdonnell, DanielDaniel Mcdonnell 15 September 1988 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 345 cm (136 in) France Chaumont 52
14 Patch, BenjaminBenjamin Patch 21 June 1994 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 368 cm (145 in) 348 cm (137 in) United States Brigham Young University
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) Free agent
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) Italy Modena Volley
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) China Tianjin
19 Averill, TaylorTaylor Averill 3 May 1992 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 370 cm (150 in) 330 cm (130 in) Italy Kioene Padova
20 Smith, DavidDavid Smith (C) 15 May 1985 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 314 cm (124 in) Poland Cerrad Czarni Radom
21 Watten, DustinDustin Watten 27 October 1986 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 306 cm (120 in) 295 cm (116 in) Poland Cerrad Czarni Radom
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) Russia Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
24 Brinkley, MichaelMichael Brinkley 15 October 1992 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 300 cm (120 in) Germany SVG Luneburg

Kit providers[edit]

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

Period Kit provider
2000–2017 Nike
Mizuno
2017– Adidas

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Volleyball". ncva.com. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ USA wrap up historic World Cup as Italy join them on road to Rio - fivb.org - September 23, 2015
  4. ^ USA’s Anderson heads Men’s World Cup Dream Team - fivb.org - September 23, 2015
  5. ^ USA end 30 years of hurt with World Cup triumph - fivb.org - September 23, 2015

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