FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 USA / USA

 
Team manager Becker, Andrea
Coach Speraw, John
Assistant coach Fuerbringer, Matthew
2nd assistant coach Wall, Michael
Doctor Shepard, Michael
Physiotherapist Brock, Aaron
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Matthew Anderson Anderson 18.04.1987 202 100 360 332 Zenit Kazan
  2   Jeffrey Menzel Menzel 31.10.1988 199 92 365 360 L0334 Maaseik
  3 Evan Patak Patak 23.06.1984 201 113 363 330 Toulouse
  4   David Lee Lee 08.03.1982 203 105 350 325 Shanghai Volleyball Club
  5 Richard Lambourne Lambourne 06.05.1975 190 90 324 312 USA Men's Volleyball Team
  6   Paul Lotman Lotman 03.11.1985 200 102 336 312 Asseco Resovia SA
  7 Kawika Shoji K. Shoji 11.11.1987 190 79 331 315 SCC Berlin
  8   Kyle Caldwell Caldwell 15.03.1990 205 105 350 335 USA Men's Volleyball Team
  9 Murphy Troy Troy 31.05.1989 202 99 360 350 St. Nazaire V.B. Atlantique
  10   Antonio Ciarelli Ciarelli 13.04.1990 183 95 335 304 USA Men's Volleyball Team
  11 Brian Thornton Thornton 22.04.1985 190 88 327 314 USA Volleyball Team
  12   Russell Holmes Holmes 01.07.1982 205 95 352 335 Istanbul BBSK
  13 Matthew Rawson Rawson 29.10.1986 205 91 352 331 AS Cannes
  14   Ryan Ammerman Ammerman 30.12.1985 205 90 340 330 USA Men's Volleyball Team
  15 Carson Clark Clark 20.01.1989 205 93 365 360 Lucznicka Bydgoszcz SA
  16   Jayson Jablonsky Jablonsky 23.07.1985 198 91 345 335 Alahli
  17 Maxwell Holt Holt 12.03.1987 205 90 351 333 Dinamo Moscow
  18   Garrett Muagututia Muagututia 26.02.1988 205 92 359 345 Konak Belediye Spor
  19 Alfredo Reft Reft 15.12.1982 178 83 319 309 USA Men's Volleyball Team
  20   David Smith Smith 15.05.1985 201 86 348 314 Tours Volleyball
  21 Bradley Lawson Lawson 02.08.1989 201 89 345 328 Chemie Volley
  L 22   Erik Shoji E. Shoji 24.08.1989 184 83 330 321 VT Hypo Tirol
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The United States begins the 2013 campaign with a new coach in John Speraw.

 

In 2012, the US team had its best season of the last four years, winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament, finishing second at the FIVB World League and fifth at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

 

Under third-year head coach Alan Knipe, the United States finished 2011 with a record of 26-15. The team advanced to the World League Final Round, where it placed seventh. It finished second at the NORCECA Continental Championship and third at the London Invitational. The team finished the quadrennial with a record of 81-35.

 

The United States had one of its best seasons ever in 2008 when it won the FIVB World League title and the Olympic gold medal.

 

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 at the 2007 World League and fourth-place at the 2007 World Cup led the team to believe it was on the verge of greatness.

 

The side opened its 2008 campaign by winning the NORCECA Men's Continental Olympic Qualifier. The US Men won the tournament with a 5-0 record without dropping a set.

 

In the final round of the 2008 World League, the United States beat Serbia to pick up gold. They then followed this up with a gold medal win over Brazil at the Beijing Olympics.

 
Coach profile

John Speraw, a two-time Olympic assistant coach for the US Men’s National Volleyball Team, was named the programme’s head coach for the Olympic Games quadrennial culminating at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

Speraw, 41, also continues to coach the men’s volleyball team at UCLA having accepted the job at his alma mater in June 2012.

Speraw joined the US men’s national team staff in 2007 under then head coach Hugh McCutcheon. In 2008, he travelled with the team to the Olympic Games in Beijing where they won the gold medal. After 2008, he worked with the national team as needed and also coached a young team that finished fifth at the 2011 Pan American Games.

In 2012, Speraw returned as the assistant coach for the FIVB World League and filled in for head coach Alan Knipe for four overseas pool play matches, while Knipe dealt with a family emergency. The US men's national team went on to win the silver medal in the FIVB World League Final Round.

Speraw assisted Knipe at the 2012 Olympic Games in London where the US placed fifth after winning its preliminary pool with a 4-1 record. The team goes into 2013 ranked fifth in the world by the FIVB.