Middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) finished second among all blockers at the 2008 Olympic Games where he averaged one block per set to help the U.S. Men to the gold medal. In the United States' semifinal match against Russia, David came up big in the fifth set, tallying a kill and block on consecutive plays to yield a 13-12 advantage. After Russia tied the set at 13-all, Lee ended the match with a kill and block. He scored four of his 12 points in the final five points of the match.
Lee was also a starter for the team that won the first World League title for the U.S. Men in 2008. He finished the 2008 season as the team's fourth leading scorer with 243 points in 95 sets played (2.56 points per set). Lee was the second-leading blocker with 63 (0.66 per set) and had a hitting percentage of 0.58 with 168 kills.
Lee was born in 1982 in Alpine, Calif., and is the son of Mac and Robin Lee. He also has two older brothers named Nathan and Mark. He played collegiately at Long Beach State. He enjoys listening to reggae and watching volleyball and basketball. When asked what songs are on his Ipod, he responded with "I sold my Ipod in Turkey." Lee has played overseas in Turkey and Italy.