Name: Kaleo Kanahele
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: Setter
Height: 5-6
DOB: 6/11/1996
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Hometown: Edmond
High School: Edmond Santa Fe High School
College: Youth American College
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Gold)
  • 2012: Paralympic Games in London (Silver Medal)
World Championship Experience
  • 2014: World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships (Silver Medal)
  • 2010: WOVD Sitting Volleyball World Championships (Silver Medal)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: World ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold); Exhibition tournament vs. Russia; Dutch Tournament (First)
  • 2015: Parapan American Games (Gold)
  • 2014: Denver Sitting Volleyball Challenge
  • 2013: Moscow Cup (Gold Medal)
  • 2012: Volleyball Masters (Gold Medal); Shanghai Exhibition Tournament, Netherlands Exhibition Tournament
  • 2011: Parapan American Zonal Championships (Gold Medal), ECVD Continental Cup (Gold Medal).
  • 2010: Parapan American Championship in Colorado (Gold Medal).
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  • MOST NOTABLE
  • Member of the U.S. Women's Sitting Team named Team USA's 2016 "Best Paralympic Team"
  • Named the 2014 "Female Sitting Player of the Year" by USA Volleyball
  • World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Championship Best Setter (2014)
  • Named Best Setter at the 2011 Parapan American Zonal Championships where the team won gold
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  • DID YOU KNOW
  • Was born with a club foot; a tenotomy at 9 months old placed pins through the toe and heel bones, but left Kaleo with limited calf flexibility and muscle
Personal: She most admires her mother, Charla, and husband, Matt...She works at Church of the Harvet in Oklahoma City, working with inner-city youth...Her hobbies include surfing and skating...Her favorite bands include the Beach Boys and Kings of Leon