Home/Birthplace: Pasadena, Calif./Pasadena Calif.
Birth Year: 1993
Position: Middle Blocker
Club/Coach: Manhattan Beach Surf/John Beckwith
High School/Grad Year: Loyola High School/2012
College: Ohio State
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Selected for the Men’s Junior National Training Team. 2012 – Selected for the U.S. Men's Junior National Team that won the NORCECA Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo., and qualified for the 2013 FIVB World Championship
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Silver medal finish in the 2011 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Tournament… Was listed an “Other Notable” athlete on ESPNHS’s Ten Standouts at Best of the West... Named to Volleyball Magazine's "Fab 50" in 2012.
COLLEGE: 2013 – Redshirt
PERSONAL: Born Driss Pierce Guessous (1993) in Pasadena Calif. …Parents are Amal Guessous and Loring Guessous…Driss has one older sister, Kenza (1991)…Started his volleyball career in 2008 playing for San Gabriel VBC…Last played for Manhattan Beach Surf…Led them to a silver medal at the 2011 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship…His favorite food is sushi…He likes to listen to techno/hip-hop music…Driss’ favorite music group is Jurassic 5…His favorite professional sports team is the Miami Heat and his favorite athlete is Lebron James…His hobbies include volleyball and hanging out with friends… His favorite book is Elegant Universe, and his favorite movie is Gladiator.
Updated May 2013