David Lee

Volleyball

Home: Alpine, Calif. 
Birth Year: 1982 
Position: Middle Blocker 
Height: 6-8 (203cm) 
Weight: 231 lbs (105kg) 
College: Long Beach State ('04, human development)
Joined Team: 2005

Twitter: @d_lee_dreams
Instagram: davidlee1982

MOST NOTABLE
  • Two-time Olympian who won a gold medal in 2008 in Beijing
  • 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
  • Has played for international clubs in Russia, China, Italy, Puerto Rico, Portugal and Indonesia
DID YOU KNOW?
  • Won World League silver medal in 2012 and bronze in 2007 and 2015
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Enjoys surfing in his spare time

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
"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

RELATED LINKS
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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