Birth Year: 1991
Home: Cypress, Calif.
Club team/Coach: Surf City Volleyball Club/Derek Lucero
High School/Grad Year: Valley Christian High School/2009
College: Long Beach State
PERSONAL: Born Jeffrey Nathan Ornee on Aug. 4, 1991 in Long Beach, Calif… Parents are Bruce and Sandi Ornee … Brothers names are Kevin (1986) and Derek (1989)… Hobbies are playing guitar/piano, listening to music, hanging out with friends and going to the beach… Favorite food is Chicken… Favorite book is The Bible… Favorite music is Alternative Rock… Favorite movie is Inception… Favorite professional team is the Dallas Cowboys and favorite athlete is Tony Romo… Most admired person is his mother because “she inspired me to never give up and always play hard”… Happiest moment in life was “the trip to Hawaii with my entire extended family.”
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011- Named to the U.S. Men’s Junior National Training Team.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2008- Named to the Long Beach Telegram Dream Team, MVP of Valley Christian High School, First team All-League.
INTERESTING NOTE: “I’m the first person in my family to compete athletically beyond high school. I was a basketball player until my sophomore year of high school when I saw the men’s volleyball team practicing and decided to try out. As I developed as a player, I fell in love with the sport and never competitively picked up a basketball again.”