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World League 2011
22nd Edition

- USA / United States of America - Player's biography
Team name  Lambourne
First name Richard
Last name Lambourne
Age (birth date) 42  (6/05/1975)
Languages English
Position Height Weight Spike Block
Libero 190 cm 90 kg 324 cm 312 cm
National Selections Olympic W.Champ. Other Total  
  14 20 252 286
Volleyball career
International debut  
Club debut Seaside
Actual Club USA Men's Volleyball Team  
Hobbies Beach volleyball, golf, tennis, body surfing 
Favourites Books: Pillars of the Earch
Food: Mexican
Movie: Good Will Hunting, Snatch, Jurassic Park
Music: Hip Hop and Rhythm and Blues, Musicals
Other sports: Golf, basketball, tennis, football

Libero Rich Lambourne (Tustin, Calif.) has received the Best Libero award at the World League final round for the last two years. In 2008, he helped the U.S. Men win gold medals at both World League and the Olympic Games, playing every set of every match. At the Olympics, he was credited with 64 digs and 147 "excellent" service receptions on 230 total attempts for a success percentage of 63.91


He joined the U.S. Men’s Team in 2000 following a career as an outside hitter at BYU, where he played on the school’s first men’s NCAA national championship team. He became the starting libero in 2005.


Following the U.S. Men's gold medal victory at the Olympic Games, Rich appeared on Oprah Winfrey's Olympic show and the Bonnie Hunt Show. He was a star on the Hunt show, as Bonnie flirted with him. Rich was born in 1975 in Louisville, Ky. His parents are Paul and Ann Lambourne. He has one brother, Stuart, and two sisters, Gwen and Tracy.



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