Hometown: Lakewood, Calif.
Birth Year: 1985
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-7 (201cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (92.99kg)
College: Long Beach State University
Joined Team: 2008
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 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)... London Volleyball International Invitational (Bronze Medal)... FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Continental Championship (Silver Medal)... Tour of Brazil... 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2008 – Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2007 – World University Games (Gold Medal). 2005 – FIVB Men's U-21 World Championship.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Served as backup outside hitter and serving specialist. Played in 56 sets. Finished season with 24 points on 17 kills, six aces and one block. Also credited with 13 digs (1.3. per set)… Played as a substitute and serving specialist in eight sets of the Olympic Games and finished with two points on one kill and one block… Finished World League with 12 points on 10 attacks and two aces in 38 sets... Played in 10 sets and started two of the NORCECA Olympic qualifier and finished with 10 points on six kills and four aces. His tourney-high was six points (four kills, two aces) scored against Trinidad & Tobago. Played the winter of 2011-12 for Asseco Resovia and helped it win the Polish league championship. 2011 – Finished the season as the team’s sixth-leading scorer with 130 points on 107 attacks, 10 blocks and 13 aces in 85 sets played. Kill percentage for the season was 48.9 and his hitting efficiency was .411… Played in 13 sets of the FIVB World Cup, finishing with seven points on six kills and one ace… Played in 13 sets and started 12 at the NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship in Puerto Rico. Finished with 38 points on 27 kills (46.6 kill percent), six blocks and five aces… Played in 17 sets of the London Volleyball International Invitational, a 2012 Olympic test event, and started in 14. He finished the tournament with 39 points on 36 kills (50.0 kill percent), one block and two aces… Played in 42 sets of the FIVB World League, usually as a serving specialist. He finished World League with 46 points on 38 kills, three blocks and five aces. The U.S. Men finished second in their World League pool and advanced to the Final Round where they finished seventh.Played for Marmi Lanza Verona in Italy's Serie A League during the winter of 2010-11. 2010 – Played in 55 sets for the U.S. Men during the 2010 season. He finished eighth on the team in scoring with 72 points on 60 kills (0.324 hitting percentage), seven blocks (0.18 blocks per set) and five aces (0.09 aces per set). Also had 36 digs (0.65 digs per set), tied for sixth on the team... Played in 30 sets during the FIVB World Championship in Italy. Started nine sets. Finished the tournament with 24 points on 18 kills, five blocks and one ace... Played in 25 pool play sets for the U.S. Men during the FIVB World League and posted 25 kills (1.71 per set). He tallied four aces (0.08 per set) and three stuff blocks (0.04 per set). His 45 "excellents" tied him for 24th among the League's best receivers and third best on the team. He totaled 50 points (.152) in his 25 set appearances. 2009 – Finished the 2009 season with 32 points on 22 kills, seven aces and three blocks in 17 sets played... Helped the U.S. Men to the silver medal at the NORCECA Continental Championship in Puerto Rico... Traveled to Brazil with a U.S. Men's Team made up of veterans and newcomers for five exhibition matches on Sept. 22-27. The team did not win a match. Paul was the high scorer in two of the matches with 12 points in each... Helped U.S. Men win the FIVB World Championship Qualifier on Aug. 15-17 in Irvine, Calif. Paul played in six sets and scored 10 points on nine kills and one ace... Helped the U.S. Men to a sixth place finish at World League. 2008 –Helped U.S. Men win the gold medal at the Pan American Cup in Winnipeg, Canada. 2007 – Helped the U.S. Men win the bronze medal at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. 2005 –Played on the USA Junior National Team that finished eighth in the 2005 FIVB Men's U-21 World Volleyball Championship in Andhra Pradesh, India.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 –Named AVCA co-Player of the Year along with Penn State's Matt Anderson... Named AVCA First Team All-American... Named MPSF Player of the Year... Led 49ers to the semifinals of the NCAA tournament... Averaged a team-best 5.44 kills per game while adding 1.51 digs per contest, all while hitting 0.326... Paul tallied 20 or more kills 14 times in the season. He tallied double-figures in kills in 29 of the 30 matches... Paul led the team with 60 service aces, a 49er single-season record. Paul finished second on the 49er career service ace chart with 135 aces. He ranked seventh in career kills (1,408) and ninth in career digs (631). 2007 –Named honorable mention All-MPSF after averaging 4.51 kills and 1.60 digs per game... Finished first on the team with 496 kills, 176 digs and 34 aces... Was third on the team with 88 blocks... Named the Most Valuable Player of the Active Ankle/Long Beach Guesthouse Classic (March 16-17) after helping the 49ers to a 2-0 record averaging a .387 hitting percentage, 4.8 kills, 1.5 digs and 1.4 blocks per game... Named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week and the MPSF Player of the Week on March 19... Recorded double digits in kills in 27 matches with seven double-doubles on the season. 2006 – Had a strong first year as a full-time starter... Averaged 2.00 kills, 1.66 digs and 0.72 blocks per game while hitting .234... Hit double digits in kills seven times... Career-high 18 kills in win at UC Santa Barbara... Finished tied for second on the team with his 204 total digs ... Second on the team with 30 service aces. 2005 – Played in 23 matches and 64 games on the year ... Averaged 1.23 kills per game while hitting .238 ... Seventh on the team with 11 service aces and tied for fifth on the squad with 88 digs (1.38 dpg) ... 36 total blocks in 64 games (0.56 bpg) ... Career-high 11 kills in 25 attempts vs. UC Santa Barbara (1/15). 2004 – Redshirt season.
PERSONAL: Born Paul Michael Lotman in 1985, in Lakewood, Calif. … Mother is Kathleen Lotman. Father Albert Lotman died in 2011... Has two older brothers, Mark and Steven and an older sister, Shelley… Married wife Jasmine in August, 2011... Attended Los Alamitos High School (1999-2003)… Played for the Surf City club team in Huntington Beach… Graduated from Long Beach State in 2008 with a degree in sociology… Chipotle is his favorite food... ”Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown is his favorite book… Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers and Entourage is his favorite TV show… Steve Nash is his favorite professional athlete and the Dallas Mavericks are his favorite team… Listens to hip-hop and house music… Enjoys beach volleyball… Admires his brother for his recovery from drug abuse… Likes to watch college basketball, volleyball, tennis and college football… His happiest moment in life was playing in his first collegiate volleyball game and his fondest sports memory is playing volleyball.