FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 USA / USA

 
Team manager Becker, Andrea
Coach Speraw, John
Assistant coach Fuerbringer, Matthew
Doctor Feder, Keith
Physiotherapist Brock, Aaron
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Matthew Anderson Anderson 18.04.1987 202 100 360 332 Zenit Kazan
  2   Aaron Russell Russell 04.06.1993 205 98 356 337 Sir Safety Perugia
  3 Taylor Sander T. Sander 17.03.1992 196 80 345 320 Sada Cruzeiro Volei
  C 4   David Lee Lee 08.03.1982 203 105 350 325 Lokomotiv Nobosibirsk
  5 Ryan Ammerman Ammerman 30.12.1985 205 90 340 330 USA Men's Volleyball Team
  6   Paul Lotman Lotman 03.11.1985 200 102 336 312 Asseco Resovia
  7 Kawika Shoji Shoji 11.11.1987 190 79 331 315 Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
  8   William Reid Priddy Priddy 01.10.1977 194 89 353 330 USA Men's Volleyball Team
  9 Murphy Troy Troy 31.05.1989 202 99 360 350 Trefl Gdansk S.A.
  10   Thomas Jaeschke Jaeschke 04.09.1993 198 84 348 330 Bluvolley Verona
  11 Micah Christenson Christenson 08.05.1993 198 88 349 340 A.S. Volley Lube
  12   Russell Holmes Holmes 01.07.1982 205 95 352 335 Asseco Resovia
  13 Vaafuti Tavana Tavana 25.09.1987 200 110 360 340 Jakarta BNI 46
  14   Torey Defalco Defalco 10.04.1997 198 95 340 328 Long Beach State Univ.
  15 Carson Clark Clark 20.01.1989 205 93 365 360 USA Men's Volleyball Team
  16   Jayson Jablonsky Jablonsky 23.07.1985 198 91 345 335 USA Men's Volleyball Team
  17 Maxwell Holt Holt 12.03.1987 205 90 351 333 Modena Volley Punto Zero
  18   Garrett Muagututia Muagututia 26.02.1988 205 92 359 345 Tianjin Men's Volleyball Club
  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 Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
  L 21 Dustin Watten Watten 27.10.1986 182 80 306 295 WKS Czarni Radom
  L 22   Erik Shoji E. Shoji 24.08.1989 184 83 330 321 Fakel NOVY URENGOY
  23 William Price Price 07.10.1987 196 94 370 360 Baic Motor Volleyball Club
  24   Daniel McDonnell McDonnell 15.09.1988 200 90 355 345 Trefl Gdansk
  25 Graham McIlvaine McIlvaine 02.08.1992 198 99 343 330 Marienlyst
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The United States are entering a third season under head coach John Speraw and are out to defend the World League title they won by defeating arch-rivals Brazil in last year's Florence final, the second time they have topped the podium at the tournament. However, it was a different story at the 2014 World Championship, where they missed out on the third round by two points and were ranked joint-seventh overall. In 2013 the US team took the gold medal in the NORCECA Championship, finished 12th in the World League and fifth in the World Grand Champions Cup.

The US, ranked No.5 in the world, are aiming for a return to the glory days of the 1980s and 1990s when they won two Olympic gold medals (1984 and 1988) and a bronze (1992), as well as triumphing at the World Cup in 1985 and the World Championship in 1986. They reclaimed Olympic glory when they defeated Brazil 3-1 to take gold at Beijing 2008, but failed to defend their title in 2012, losing 3-0 to Italy in the quarterfinals. The team will arrive at the 2015 World League hoping to match their success of last year, their first title since 2008 when they defeated Serbia in four sets in Brazil. This time around their first pool includes two of the top three-ranked teams, world champions Poland and Russia.
Coach profile

John Speraw took over as head coach of the US men's team in March 2013 and guided them to victory in the World League the following year in 2014. Previously, the Californian native was an assistant coach for the US men's Olympic teams that won gold in 2008 and finished fifth in 2012. Speraw was also an assistant coach for the United States silver medallist team at the 2012 World League, deputising for head coach Alan Knipe for four matches in his absence due to a family matter. Despite his national role, Speraw remains the head coach at the University of California in Los Angeles. It was there that he won two national championships as a player.