Kevin Hansen

Volleyball

Kevin Hansen
  • 2008

Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
Birth Year: 1982
Position: Setter
Height:
6-5 (196cm)
Weight:
205 lbs (93kg)
College: Stanford
Joined Team: 2005

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World Cup… NORCECA Men's Continental Championship... London Volleyball International Invitational…  FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Continental Championship (Silver Medal)... 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2008 – Olympic Games (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Gold Medal)... Four Nations' Tournament (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 – NORCECA Continental Championship (Gold Medal)... Americas' Cup (Gold Medal)... Pan American Games (Silver Medal)... FIVB World League (Bronze Medal). 2006 – FIVB World League... Argentina Tour. 2005 - World University Games (11th Place).

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Was an alternate for the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team. 2011 – Finished the season as the U.S. Men’s second leading setter with 145 assists and six faults in 502 attempts and 44 sets played. He also scored 23 points on nine kills, 11 blocks and three aces… Played in eight sets of the FIVB World Cup where the U.S. Men finished sixth. Credited with 74 assists and two faults on 178 attempts… Started 17 out of 18 sets at the NORCECA Men's Continental Championship in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, where the U.S. Men finished second to Cuba. Credited with 71 assists (4.17 assists per set). He also scored 11 points on six kills and five blocks... Played in 16 sets in five matches at the London Volleyball International Invitational on July 20-24. The U.S. Men finished third in the event. Started 10 sets, including four in the final match against Brazil, which the U.S. lost 3-2… Finished the London tournament with nine points on three kills, three blocks and three aces…  Saw limited playing time during the FIVB World League as he had to have his appendix removed shortly before the tournament started and also missed time for the birth of his daughter... During the winter of 2010-11, Kevin played for Fakel Novy Urengoi in Russia's Super League. 2010 - Finished the 2010 season, according to the team's DataVolley statistics, with 21 points (eight kills, two 11 blocks, two aces) in 64 sets (0.33 points per set). Second on the team in digs behind libero Rich Lambourne with 94 (1.47 digs per set). Credited with 176 running sets and three faults for an average of 3.59 running sets per set in FIVB competitions... Played in 29 sets and started 28 for the U.S. Men at the FIVB World Championship where they finished sixth. Finished 10th among all setters with 184 running sets and no faults on 585 total attempts for an average of 5.58 running sets per set. He also scored 18 points on five kills, eight blocks and two aces... Played in 32 sets during the FIVB World League and tallied 176 running sets and 553 still sets, good enough for 14th place among the League's best setters. Paced the U.S. men with his sets and averaged 3.59 per set. A running set is defined as a set from a player that puts their hitter against one blocker or none. Still sets happen when a player sets an attacker and there are two blockers or more. He also posted two kills from the setting position and 21 digs (0.43 per set). 2009 – Finished the season with a 0.444 hitting percentage and was credited with 15 blocks (0.32 blocks per set) and 51 digs (1.08 digs per set)... Helped the U.S. Men to a sixth-place finish in the 2009 World League... During the winter of 2008-09, played for Fakel Novy Urengoi in the Russian Super League… Shared starter duties at setter with Donald Suxho in 2009... Credited with 114 running sets (assists) in 47 sets played for an average of 2.42 per set. 2008 – Finished the 2008 season with 36 points in 63 sets played. Averaged 0.21 kills per set; 0.11 aces per set; 0.25 blocker per set and 1.22 digs per set. His hitting percentage was 0.44... Helped the U.S. Men win the Olympic gold medal in Beijing as the backup setter to Lloy Ball. Started a match against China and played all three sets. He also played in matches against Venezuela and Japan.... Helped the U.S. Men win its first World League gold medal. Started seven pool play matches and the team lost only one of those. He finished 16th among all setters in World League pool play with 168 running sets and seven faults for an average of 4.2 running sets per set. He had 22 points on 10 kills, 10 blocks and two aces... Helped the U.S. Men to a gold medal at the Four Nations Tournament on May 11-13 in Germany... Was the backup setter to Lloy Ball at the NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualifier, which the U.S. Men won, qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games. Played in all five matches as the U.S. Men finished the tournament with a kill percentage of 60 and a hitting percentage of 53. 2007 – Played 74 sets for the U.S. Men in 2007. Credited with 21 kills, nine aces and 22 blocks and averaged 0.7 points per set... Was the backup setter for Lloy Ball at the FIVB World Cup tournament where the U.S. men finished fourth. Started in victories over Egypt and Korea and substituted in four others and was credited with 72 assists and two faults in 131 attempts... Was the backup for Lloy Ball at the NORCECA Men's Continental Championship in Anaheim, Calif., where the U.S. Men won the gold medal and qualified for the FIVB World Cup. Played the entire match against Barbados and was credited with 23 assists as the team's hitting percentage was 74 percent... Was the backup to starting setter Lloy Ball at the Americas' Cup and the NORCECA Continental Championship... Was the third-leading setter at the Pan American Games and helped carry the U.S. Men to the silver medal. Credited with 6.88 sets per set... Was the United States' second-leading blocker and 10th overall at the Pan Am Games with seven scoring blocks in 30 attempts for an average of 0.44 per set... Was the fourth-leading setter in the World League final round and was credited with an average of six sets per set... Played in eight World League pool-play matches and started five. Finished 17th among all World League setters in pool play with a 2.71 set average per set played. Played in Greece during the winter of 2006-07. 2006 – Was the backup setter to Donald Suxho on the World League team... Helped the team finish 4-1 in Argentina.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Finished his career third on Stanford's list of career leaders with 5,036 assists... Only the third player in Stanford men's volleyball history to amass 5,000 career assists... Four-time All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) selection... Ranked ninth all-time among Stanford setters averaging 12.89 assists per game. 2005 – Kevin averaged 12.70 assists, 1.91 digs, 0.53 blocks and 0.23 aces per game... First-Team All-MPSF ... American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) First-Team All-American ... MPSF Academic All-Conference. 2004 – Named Volleyball magazine Third-Team All-American... Molten/MPSF Player of the week... Led the team in hitting percentage (.445), serving aces (18), digs (188), and digs per game (1.92). 2003 – Played in all 29 matches... MPSF Honorable Mention for the second straight season... Distributed 1,318 assists, the sixth-most assists in a single season in program history... Finished the season with a 13.05 assists per game average, good for the 14th best average in the nation... Molten MPSF Player of the Week. 2002 – Honorable Mention All-MPSF... Molten/MPSF Player of the week... Guided Stanford to a .360 team hitting percentage in MPSF play, which ranked second in the conference ... The 1,317 assists was the seventh-highest single-season total in school history.

PERSONAL: Born Kevin Christopher Hansen in 1982 in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Son of Erik and Ann Hansen... Has two sisters, Kristen and Erika... Married Sarah Engle in August of 2009... Kevin and Sarah are the parents of a daughter, Avery Grace, born in May of 2011… Sarah was a four-year volleyball letterwinner and Academic All-Conference standout as an outside hitter at the University of Delaware (2001-04)... Sarah's sister Ashley is a standout volleyball player at the University of Texas and played on the 2007 U.S. Women's Junior National Team... Kevin majored in economics at Stanford University and has a master's degree in communications... Thinks most people would be surprised to know "I shoot up with needles at least four times a day" because he is diabetic... Was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was 10-years-old and told that sports would be difficult to pursue... Goals off the court are "to have a family and eventually work in the sports marketing industry"... Says "Being able to represent your country while competing in foreign ones" is the best part about being on the National Team... Wants to live "on a sailboat traveling the world"... Says carbs are the luxury item he could not live without... Lists Jesus as the person he would most like to have dinner with... Describes himself as "competitive, athletic and spiritual.”

Updated October, 2012

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