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David Lee


David Lee
  • 2012
  • 2008

Home: Alpine, Calif. 
Birth Year: 1982 
Position: Middle Blocker 
Height: 6-8 (203cm) 
Weight: 231 lbs (105kg) 
College: Long Beach State 
Joined Team: 2005

  • Two-time Olympian who won a gold medal in 2008 in Beijing
  • Won FIVB World League gold medals in 2008 and 2014 and was named Best Blocker at the 2014 FIVB World League
  • Has played for international clubs in Russia, China, Italy, Puerto Rico, Portugal and Indonesia
  • In the United States' 2008 Olympic Games semifinal match against Russia, scored four of the final five points of the match, including two blocks and two kills
  • Named Best Blocker at the 2012 NORCECA Men's Continental Olympic Qualifier with 11 blocks in 14 sets played (.79 blocks per set)
  • Led the U.S. team in blocks from 2009-11
  • Was the leading blocker in the 2009 World League Final Round, but did not receive the award because the U.S. Men did not play for a medal
  • Moved from backup to part-time starter (sharing time with Tom Hoff) in 2007
  • Scored 20 points as the U.S. Men captured the bronze medal at the 2003 World University Games with a 3-2 win over France in Daegu, South Korea
  • Named first team AVCA All-American in 2004, his senior year at Long Beach State
  • Helped Long Beach State to the 2004 NCAA championship match, where the team lost to BYU in the longest championship match in NCAA men's volleyball history
  • Played high school volleyball at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon. Played club volleyball for Seaside Volleyball Club 
  • Parents are Mac and Robin Lee. Also has two older brothers named Nathan and Mark
  • Is the tallest member of his immediate family
  • Majored in human development at Long Beach State
  • Enjoy surfing in his spare time

"David has a good feel for blocking and he's very quick with his feet and hands. He's very efficient as a blocker. He's also a big, strong lad and can hit a heavy ball as well." Former U.S. Men’s Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon

"It's unbelievable, unbelievable – I am lost for words. I’m feeling fantastic. We are a great team and our players are very young. Taylor Sander played an amazing game. Guys like him are the future. Tonight really couldn’t have worked better." David Lee following the U.S. Men’s 2014 FIVB World League victory

Lee Making a Name for Himself with U.S. Men
Undefeated U.S. Men Beat Russia; will Go for Gold
U.S. Men Find Glory, Gold at End of Olympic Games

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2014 – FIVB World Championship… FIVB World League (Gold Medal)… NORCECA World Championship Qualifier (Gold Medal). 2013 – NORCECA Continental Championship (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2012 – Olympic Games… FIVB World League (Silver Medal)… NORCECA Men's Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament (Gold Medal). 2011 – FIVB World Cup… NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship (Silver Medal)… FIVB World League. 2010 - FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Continental Championship (Silver Medal)... FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)… FIVB World League. 2008 – Olympic Games (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Gold medal)... NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Continental Championship (Gold Medal)... Pan American Games (Silver Medal)... FIVB World League (Bronze Medal). 2006 – FIVB World League... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)... Argentina Tour. 2005 – Pacific Northwest Tour vs. Netherlands... USOC International Sports Invitational (Silver Medal)... Argentina Tour... America's Cup (Gold Medal)... FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Continental - Championships (Gold Medal). 2003 – World University Games (Bronze Medal).

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