Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
Birth Year: 1990
Joined Team: 2011
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Pan American Games. 2008 – NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championship (Bronze medal).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Was the starting setter for the U.S. Men's National Team that placed fifth at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Finished third among all setters in the tournament with 176 running sets and six faults on 651 attempts for an average of 6.07 running sets per set. 2008 – Played for the U.S. Men's Junior National Team that won the bronze medal at the NORCECA Continental Championship in El Salvador.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Earned consensus first-team All-America honors from the AVCA and Volleyball magazine... Also selected First-Team All-MPSF after ranking ninth in the conference at 9.80 in assists per set... Played in 29 matches and started 28... Recorded 1,023 sets during the season, which ranked seventh on the UCLA rally-scoring chart... Scored 203 points (1.3 pps) during the season to lead all MPSF setters... Also hit .440 for the season with 131 kills, both UCLA records for setters ... His 2012 hitting percentage ranks sixth on the rally-scoring chart... Received the 2012 Maggie Gilbert Academic Achievement Award, given to the student-athlete who improves his grade point average throughout his career at UCLA. 2011 – Started in 24 matches and played in 26 mostly at opposite for UCLA… finished the season with 2.5 kills per set, 2.5 digs per set and 2.9 points per set. 2010 – Played in 13 matches and started in six… averaged 7.3 assists per set. 2009 – Played in 21 matches and started in 10 as a freshman… recorded five double-digit kill matches.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS: Eight-time letterman in basketball and volleyball for coaches Larry Hirst (basketball) and Dan Glenn (volleyball) at Newport Harbor HS. 2008 – Led Balboa Bay Volleyball Club to the gold medal in the 18s Division... In high school volleyball, was an All-league selection and league MVP... Orange County Player of the Year... All-CIF. In basketball, he was a two-time All-Sunset League selection, earning co-MVP honors as a senior. 2007 – Member of the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club team that won gold at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics. 2006 – Led the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club to a bronze medal in the 2006 USA Volleyball Junior Nationals where he was named Most Valuable Player.
PERSONAL: Born Kyle Jonathan Caldwell in 1990.... Parents are Anne and Bruce Caldwell... Has a younger brother, Cody Caldwell, who was a member of the 2011 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team... Kyle graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 2008 and is projected to graduate from UCLA in 2012 with a major in History…His favorite food is sushi… favorite book is The Wave… favorite type of music is hip-hop and favorite movie is Drive. Will Ferrell is Kyle’s favorite actor and the Los Angeles Lakers are his team-of-choice. Lionel Messi is his favorite athlete and in his free time he plays basketball and ping pong… Kyle lists his parents as the people he most admires… Kyle’s grandfather, George Yardley played in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons and is in the NBA Hall of Fame.
Last updated May 2013