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World League 2010
21st Edition

- USA / United States of America - Player's biography
Team name  Suxho
First name Donald
Last name Suxho
Age (birth date) 45  (21/02/1976)
Languages English
Position Height Weight Spike Block
Setter 196 cm 98 kg 337 cm 319 cm
National Selections Olympic W.Champ. Other Total  
  14 11 144 169
Volleyball career
International debut  
Club debut Skenderbeu
Actual Club Trentino Volley 
Hobbies Skiing, travelling, music, hiking, swimming 
Favourites Books: Life of Vince Lombardi
Food: Greek, Steak
Movie: Gladiator
Music: Everything but hard rock
Other sports: Soccer, skiing, swimming

Setter Donald Suxho was born on Feb. 21, 1976 in Albania, where he also grew up. He was the starting setter for the Albanian National Team (1995-96) and junior national team (1991-96). He also played for the Skenderbeu club team from 1991 to 1996 that was coached by his father, Petraq, who was an assistant for the Albanian national team and the head coach of the country's junior national team, and the Studenti club team that won the 1996 Albanian national championship. Suxho prepped at Koci Bako High in Korce, Albania.

Suxho joined the U.S. National Team in 2003 and served as the backup to Lloy Ball at the NORCECA Championship and World Cup. He helped Ball set the U.S. to a fourth-place finish at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. In spring of 2007, Suxho ruptured his Achilles tendon while playing for Acqua Paradiso in Italy and did not set for the team in 2007 or 2008. However, he returned in 2009 to share starting duties with Kevin Hansen. He set for the team during the 2009 World League, where it won its pool and finished sixth overall.

Suxho was named Best Setter at the FIVB World Championship Qualifier, where he finished with 18 running sets and no faults on 80 attempts, averaging 2.0 running sets per set. He played for Italy’s Prisma Taranto during the winter of 2009-10.

Suxho (196cm, 98kg) came to the United States to attend the University of Southern California in 1997 and graduated in 2000. He is single and has a son named Shane.


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