Outside hitter Matthew (Matt) Anderson was born on April 18, 1987 in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in West Seneca, New York. The outside hitter (204cm, 86kg) made his debut with the US National Team for the 2009 World League and started the first six matches before falling ill with a serious case of pneumonia.
Anderson finished the 2010 season as the United States’ fifth-leading scorer with 112 points and an average of 3.20 points per set. He had 94 kills on 235 attempts. He was third on the team in aces with eight (0.23 per set). Anderson played on the US boys’ youth team in 2005 and the US junior men’s team in 2006 and 2007.
During the winter of 2010-11, Anderson played for Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia in Italy’s Serie A league.