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World League 2010
21st Edition

- USA / United States of America - Player's biography
Team name  Lambourne
First name Richard
Last name Lambourne
Age (birth date) 46  (6/05/1975)
Hometown Tustin, California
Languages English
Position Height Weight Spike Block
Libero 190 cm 90 kg 324 cm 312 cm
National Selections Olympic W.Champ. Other Total  
  14 20 252 286
Volleyball career
International debut  
Club debut Seaside
Actual Club USA Men's Volleyball Team  
Hobbies Beach volleyball, golf, tennis, body surfing 
Favourites Books: Pillars of the Earch
Food: Mexican
Movie: Good Will Hunting, Snatch, Jurassic Park
Music: Hip Hop and Rhythm and Blues, Musicals
Other sports: Golf, basketball, tennis, football

Libero Richard “Rich” Lambourne was born on May 6, 1975 in Louisville, Ky. He grew up in Tustin, Calif., and now calls San Diego, Calif., home. Lambourne has proven himself one of the finest liberos in the world, winning the best libero title at the FIVB World League in 2007 and 2008.

He joined the National Team in 2000, but did not become the full-time starting libero until 2005. Lambourne (190cm and 90kg) was named Best Libero and Best Receiver of the 2008 NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. At the Olympics, he was credited with 64 digs and 147 "excellent" service receptions on 230 total attempts for a success percentage of 63.91.

Lambourne finished the 2009 season with 137 digs in 71 sets for an average of 1.93 digs per set. He won Best Digger (0.89 digs per set), Best Receiver (23 excellents and no faults in 29 attempts) and Best Libero (31 excellents and four faults in 64 attempts) at the World Championship Qualifier in Irvine, Calif., which the United States won.

Lambourne is single. He played college volleyball at BYU, where he was the starting outside hitter on the school’s first national championship team in 1999. He has played for clubs in Russia and Poland.


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