Setter Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) joined the U.S. Men’s Team in 2005 and quickly worked his way up in the lineup. In 2007, he handled the majority of the setting duties for the U.S. Men at World League as they won their pool and finished third in the final round. He was also the starting setter for Team USA as it finished second at the 2007 Pan American Games.
In 2008, Hansen served as the backup to Lloy Ball as the U.S. Men won the 2008 Olympic Games and World League gold medals. He finished the 2008 season with 36 points in 63 sets played. He averaged 0.21 kills per set; 0.11 aces per set; 0.25 blocks per set and 1.22 digs per set.
Hansen was a four-year starter for Stanford University (2002-05) before joining the national team. Four-time All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) selection and the third player in Stanford history to get more than 5,000 career assists. His senior year he was named a first team AVCA All-American.
Hansen was born in 1982 in Newport Beach, Calif. He is the son of Erik and Ann Hansen. He majored in economics at Stanford University and has a master's degree in communications. He has played overseas in France and Russia. He was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was 10-years-old and told that sports would be difficult to pursue.