Position: Outside Hitter (right side)/Opposite
Club Team/Coach: Manhattan Beach Surf (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)/Aaron Mansfield
High School/Grad Year: Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)/2011
PERSONAL: Born in 1993… Parents are Steve and Nancy La Rusch… John has one sister, Sabrina, who also plays volleyball… Steve La Rusch is the head women’s volleyball coach at Hope International University… John plays opposite for Long Beach Poly.
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Attended the USAV Boys’ Youth Holiday Camp in San Diego, Calif. … Gold medalist with the USAV Boys’ Select A1 Team at the USAV High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. John was the starting opposite. 2008 – Attended the USAV Boys’ Youth Holiday Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. … Participated in the USAV Select A1 Camp and Competition in Tucson, Ariz.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Varsity volleyball at Long Beach Poly. 2009 – Varsity volleyball at Long Beach Poly… Named All-Tournament at the Northern San Diego Tournament in Poway, Calif. … 2008 – Bronze medal at the USAV Boys’ Junior National Championships (15’s Open). 2007 – Bronze medal at the USAV Boys’ Junior National Championships (14’s Open).