Height: 6-4 (193cm)
Weight: 210 pounds (95kg)
Hometown: Littleton, Colo.
College: Long Beach State
Birth Date: July 5, 1979
Joined Team: 2001
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MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2012 – Olympic Games... FIVB World League (Silver Medal)... NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament (Gold Medal). 2007 – Pan American Games (Silver Medal)... FIVB World League (Silver Medal). 2006 – FIVB World Championships...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)... World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal). 2003 – Canada Tour... Pan American Games (Fourth Place)... NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal). 2002 – Dallas Tour... Six-Nation Tournament (Italy)... Louisville Tour... Bulgaria Tour... Greece Tour... Florida Tour... World Championships. 2001 – Jeep America's Cup... World University Games.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Served as the backup opposite in 2012. Finished season with 64 points on 46 kills, 14 aces and four blocks in 65 sets (nine starting). Hitting efficiency was .468… Played in 13 Olympic sets as a substitute and three as a starter, finishing with 21 points on 14 kills, one block and six aces. Led the U.S. in scoring in a 3-0 victory over Tunisia with 17 points on 14 attacks, one block and two aces. Scored on three aces as a serving substitute in a 3-2 loss to Russia. Finished Games with a .500 hitting efficiency… Played in 37 World League sets, starting five. Finished with 26 points on 20 attacks, three blocks and three aces. Best match was May 19 against Korea when he scored 16 points on 12 attacks, three blocks and one ace... Played in 12 sets of the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier, starting one against Costa Rica, which was his best match with 10 points on eight kills and two aces. Finished tournament with 17 points on 12 kills and five aces. Hitting efficiency was .857 and his kill percent was 85.7. 2011 – After several years of playing for overseas club teams and on the beach, David was invited to try out for the World Cup team. He made the preliminary roster, but not the traveling team. 2007 – Played in four Pan American Games matches... Played in one World League pool-play match. 2006 – Finished the season in second place in team scoring with 332 points and second in kills with 306...Led the U.S. men in scoring in eight out of 11 World Championship matches... His high was 24 points in a five-set loss to France... Led the team in scoring in its final World League match against Serbia & Montenegro... Team USA finished tied for 10th... Helped the team win the inaugural Pan American Cup in June... Led in scoring against Cuba (16) and against the Dominican Republic (15) in the Pan American Cup... Helped the team win the Argentina series 4-1 in June... Led scoring in two Argentina matches. 2005 – Led the team in kills per set during the season (3.28) and finished second in kills (249), total points (277) and points per set (3.64)... Capped the 2005 season as a member of the U.S. squad that captured the silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in November in Japan... Scored a team-high-tying 16 points on 16 kills as the USA Men stunned the world's best team when it defeated 2004 Olympic gold medalist Brazil in five sets to win the America's Cup tournament in Brazil on Aug. 7... Scored seven points on seven kills as Team USA won its second-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a four-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 15... The USA Men qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the gold-medal win... Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Men qualified for the 2006 World Championships. 2004 – Was one of six alternates for the 2004 USA Men's Olympic Volleyball Team. Team USA qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10... The men posted a perfect record of 6-0 en route to the gold medal, which included a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Cuba in the championship match. 2003 – Member of the team that played in the NORCECA Zone Championships in Mexico as Team USA captured the gold medal and a berth in the 2003 World Cup, the first Olympic qualifier. 2002 – Played in 88 of 141 sets during the season... Ranked second in service aces (24), fourth in kills (159), fourth in digs (85) and fifth in total points (196), kills (146) and service aces (20)... Registered 2.23 points per set ... Posted a career-high 21 points on 21 kills in a four-set loss to the Czech Republic on the Dallas Tour on May 27. 2001 – Won a gold medal at the World University Games in Beijing, China... Saw limited action as a member of the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team... Finished with 29 kills in 70 attempts for a hitting percentage of .243... He also had 13 digs and three blocks.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2001 – Named a first-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)... Named to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first team... Ranked second in the nation in kill average with a 5.58 kills per game average... Posted 435 kills in 78 games... Recorded 173 digs for an average of 2.22 digs per game. 2000 – Earned first-team AVCA All-America honors... Named to the All-MPSF second team... Played in 91-of-100 games... Led the team with a total of 552 kills for an average of 6.07 kills per game... Had a hitting percentage of .309... Averaged 2.43 digs per game and 0.82 blocks per game. 1999 – Named a second-team All-American by the AVCA... Named to the All-MPSF third team... Named to the NCAA all-tournament team... Set an NCAA Division I record with 58 kills on March 19 at Brigham Young University... Ended season with 20 or more kills in six of last seven matches. Summer of 1998 – was a member of the USA Men's Junior National Team that competed in Guatemala where he was named "Best Spiker" at the tournament. 1998 – In back-to-back matches had 22 and 23 kills against Penn State (Jan. 22-23)... Had five or more digs in five matches.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Played for Front Range Volleyball Club in Colorado and attended Chatfield High School for half of his sophomore year… Moved from Littleton, Colo., to Southern California to live with sister Joy and complete high school... Dave graduated in 1997 from Huntington Beach High School.... Played volleyball for three years in high school and earned all-CIF, all-County, all-League, and all-America honors.
PERSONAL: Born David W. McKienzie in 1979 in Denver, Colo.... Parents are William (deceased) and Elvira McKienzie... William played volleyball for the U.S. at the Pan American Games and introduced the sport to his children. He died of cancer in 1997... Dave’s sister, Joy, was an All-American setter on Long Beach State University’s 1993 NCAA national championship team and is currently an assistant coach for the UCLA women’s volleyball team... Joy is married to beach volleyball player Matt Fuerbringer… Graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in communications from Long Beach State University... Lists his hobbies as golf, ping pong and poker... After realizing he was not going to make the 2008 Olympic team, Dave stepped away from the U.S. Men’s National Team to compete overseas and also in beach volleyball. U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe, who had been Dave’s college coach, invited him back to the team to train for the FIVB World Cup at the end of 2011. Dave didn’t make that roster, but returned to the team in 2012 and was named the backup opposite to Clay Stanley for the NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualifier.
Last updated October 2012
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