Name: David Lee
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-8 (203cm)
Weight: 231 lbs (105kg)
DOB: 3/8/1982
Birthplace: Alpine, Calif.
Hometown: Alpine, Calif.
High School: Granite Hills High School (El Cajon, Calif.)
College: Long Beach State ('04, human development)
Olympic Experience
  • A starting middle blocker for the 2008, '12 and '16 Olympic Teams. Won gold in 2008 and bronze in 2016
Other Career Highlights
  • Three-time Olympian who won a gold medal in 2008 in Beijing and bronze in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro
  • Served as team captain as the U.S. Men won the 2016 FIVB World Cup and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games
  • Won FIVB World League gold medals in 2008 and 2014 and was named Best Blocker at the 2014 FIVB World League
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  • DID YOU KNOW?
  • Won World League silver medal in 2012 and bronze in 2007 and 2015
  • 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
  • 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
Personal: Parents are Mac and Robin Lee. Also has two older brothers named Nathan and Mark...Is the tallest member of his immediate family...Enjoy hiking, surfing, scuba diving and traveling in his spare time
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The Big Blurb
"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

The Quote
"We came here to win the tournament. The stars aligned and we were able to take the gold for the first time in 30 years. I can't say enough now about how the team played and took it one point at a time. It was a great performance." - David Lee following the U.S. Men’s 2015 World Cup victory

RELATED LINKS
David Lee cherishing every part of his third Olympics - NBCOlympics.com
Size really doesn't matter: Simone Biles poses with 6-8 volleyball player - NBCOlympics.com
Eat live bugs? Volleyball delivers wild world to Olympian David Lee - San Diego Union-Tribune
USA Volleyball team undaunted by Brazilian crowds at Rio 2016 - Rio2016.com
David Lee gears up to lead U.S. Men at third Olympics
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

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