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World League 2011
22nd Edition

 
 USA / USA - Team Composition

 
Team manager Jackson, Christopher
Head coach Knipe, Alan
Assistant coach Speraw, John
Doctor
Therapist / trainer Larsen, Ronald
Journalist
 
  No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 F  Matthew Anderson Anderson 18/04/1987 202 100 360 332 Zenit Kazan
  2   F  Sean Rooney Rooney 13/11/1982 206 100 354 336 Woori Card Hansae
  3 F  Evan Patak Patak 23/06/1984 201 113 363 330 Toulouse
  4   F  David Lee Lee 8/03/1982 203 105 350 325 Shanghai Volleyball Club
  L 5 F  Richard Lambourne Lambourne 6/05/1975 190 90 324 312 USA Men's Volleyball Team
  6   F  Paul Lotman Lotman 3/11/1985 200 102 336 312 Asseco Resovia SA
  7 Donald Suxho Suxho 21/02/1976 196 98 337 319 Trentino Volley
  C 8   F  William Priddy Priddy 1/10/1977 194 89 353 330 USA Men's Volleyball Team
  9 F  Ryan Millar Millar 22/01/1978 204 98 354 326 Lokomotiv Nobosibirsk
  10   F  Brian Thornton Thornton 22/04/1985 190 88 327 314 USA Volleyball Team
  11 Jonathan Winder Winder 4/01/1986 203 91 340 306 Saems Tourcoing VB
  12   F  Russell Holmes Holmes 1/07/1982 205 95 352 335 Istanbul BBSK
  13 F  Clayton Stanley Stanley 20/01/1978 205 104 357 332 Ural UFA
  14   F  Kevin Hansen Hansen 19/03/1982 196 93 349 330 Arkas Spor
  15 Gabriel Gardner Gardner 18/03/1976 209 103 353 335 USA Men's Volleyball Team
  16   Jayson Jablonsky Jablonsky 23/07/1985 198 91 345 335 Tours Volley-Ball
  17 F  Maxwell Holt Holt 12/03/1987 205 90 351 333 Dinamo Moscow
  18   F  Scott Touzinsky Touzinsky 22/04/1982 198 88 344 330 SCC Berlin
  19 Robert Tarr Tarr 9/01/1984 194 88 349 330 AS Cannes VB
  20   David Smith Smith 15/05/1985 201 86 348 314 Tours Volleyball
 C=Captain  L=Libero    F Players selected for the final round in Poland
 
Team profile

Under second-year coach Alan Knipe, the United States finished 2010 with a 14-7 record. Losing key players to injuries and family issues hurt the team. They finished eighth in the 2010 World League – where they were grouped with Russia – and did not advance from pool play. The U.S. placed sixth at the FIVB World Championship, suffering an emotional loss to Italy in the quarterfinals and falling to Russia in the fifth-place match. The United States had one of their best ever seasons in 2008 when they won the World League and Olympic gold. The U.S. team had been looking to return to the greatness it experienced in the 1980s and '90s when it won two Olympic gold medals (1984 and '88) and a bronze (1992), as well as the FIVB World Cup (1985) and World Championship (1986). A third-place finish in the 2007 World League and fourth-place at the 2007 World Cup led the team to believe it was on the verge of greater things. The side opened its 2008 campaign by winning the NORCECA Olympic qualifying tournament without dropping a set. In the final round of the 2008 World League, the United States beat Serbia against all the odds to take gold. They followed this up with a gold medal win over Brazil at the Beijing Olympics.


Coach profile

USA Volleyball named Alan Knipe its men’s team coach in 2009. He quickly led them to qualification for the World Championship, second place at the NORCECA Continental Championship and sixth place in the World League. In 2010, the U.S. finished 14-7, barely missing spots in the final round of the World League and the final four of the World Championship. The side finished eighth in the World League and sixth at the World Championship. Knipe took over from Hugh McCutcheon, who guided the U.S. to victories in the 2008 World League and the Beijing Olympics. Knipe was coach at the 2008 Pan America Cup, where the U.S. won gold.



 

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