TEAM COMPOSITION

 USA / USA - Team Composition

 
Team manager Tait, George Thomas
Head coach Shibuya, Ken
Assistant coach Friend, Daniel
Doctor Chuan, Julie
Therapist / trainer Neilson, Robert
Journalist
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Nikola Antonijevic Antonijevic 18.08.1993 203 93 352 331 Pepperdine University
  2   Cody Caldwell Caldwell 28.03.1993 198 89 347 328 Univ. of Chicago Loyola
  3 Taylor Gregory Gregory 02.06.1993 201 104 345 335 Long Beach State Univ.
  4   Dillon Hoffman Hoffman 01.04.1994 188 75 323 312 Balboa Bay VC
  5 Austin Kingi Kingi 17.08.1993 193 94 340 330 Univ. of Calif.-Santa Barbara
  6   Joshua Kirchner Kirchner 01.09.1993 198 89 345 330 West Allis Lightning
  7 Matthew Marsh Marsh 27.05.1993 203 93 355 343 UC-Santa Barbara
  8   Michael Mullahey Mullahey 30.04.1994 195 77 341 330 SCVC
  9 Nicholas Olson Olson 21.12.1993 208 86 356 335 Loyola Univ., Chicago
  10   Benjamin Patch Patch 21.06.1994 203 90 365 355 Brigham Young University
  11 Gregory Petty Petty 05.06.1993 195 93 354 333 Lewis University
  12   Scott Rhein Rhein 12.06.1993 198 86 340 314 Pepperdine University
  13 Aaron Russell Russell 04.06.1993 205 98 356 337 Penn State University
  14   Kyle Russell Russell, K. 25.08.1993 206 93 358 335 Univ. of California-Irvine
  L 15 Andrew Sato Sato 25.09.1993 178 66 310 300 Long Beach State Univ.
  16   James Shaw Shaw 05.03.1994 203 98 354 338 Stanford University
  17 Matthew Tarantino Tarantino 05.07.1993 201 95 355 329 Pepperdine Universtiy
  C 18   Matthew West West 01.10.1993 198 82 354 338 Pepperdine University
  19 Douglas White White 22.01.1993 196 84 345 317 Harvard University
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

In 2005, the U.S. Boys Youth National Team qualified to compete at the Youth World Championships for the first time, but could not travel to the event in Algeria.

 

In 2007, the United States competed in the FIVB Boys Youth World Championship for the first time in Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico. It finished 15th.

 

The team qualified for the 2009 FIVB World Championship by winning the 2008 NORCECA Boys’ Youth Championship in Miami, Fla. The team was undefeated and did not lose a set.

 

The United States placed 10th at the 2009 FIVB World Championship in Italy, recording a pool play upset over Iran, and was named USA Volleyball’s Men’s Team of the Year for 2009.

 

The U.S. qualified for the 2011 FIVB World Championship by virtue of a second-place finish at the 2010 NORCECA Continental Championship. The team did not lose a set in the tournament until the final, when it lost to Cuba, led by Wilfredo Leon. Aaron Russell was named the tournament’s Best Blocker.

Coach profile

Ken Shibuya has been an assistant coach for Stanford University men’s volleyball since 2006.

 

Shibuya has handled much of the scouting, game-planning and recruiting for the Cardinal, providing vital insight during Stanford's national championship season.

 

Shibuya's 22-year collegiate coaching journey began during his undergraduate days. He was instrumental in starting Virginia's first men's club team, before assisting the Cavaliers' women's varsity from 1990-94.

 

Shibuya established himself as a head coach in the small-college ranks, first with the women's team at Sweet Briar (Va.) College from 1994-95, where he set a school mark for consecutive victories.

 

He has coached the women’s team at Christopher Newport and the men’s team at Juniata.

 

Shibuya has been part of the coaching staff of the USA Boys Youth team since 2003 and has headed U.S. development camps. In 2002, he served on John Kosty's staff at the boys’ High Performance camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.