Home/Birthplace: Johns Creek, Ga./Atlanta, Ga.
Birth Year: 1995
Position: Middle Blocker
Club Team/Coach: Southern Storm VBC/Brian Teague
High School/Grad Year: Johns Creek High School/2013
College Status: Ball State, signed
PERSONAL: Born Kenneth Alexander Pia on February 9, 1995, to Ken and Deb Pia… Has a brother Erik (1999) and a sister Jessica (1999)… His parents both played sports in college… His father played tennis and his mother played volleyball… His grandfather qualified for the 1960 Olympic fencing team… Alex’s favorite food is Chick-fil-A… His favorite book is Total Frat Move… He listens to hip hop/rap music and his favorite musicians are Eminem and Chief Keef… He enjoys basketball, golf, Spanish and fishing… Alex’s favorite movie is Forrest Gump and his favorite actor is Tom Hanks… His favorite professional sports team is the Atlanta Braves... His favorite athlete and most admired person is LeBron James because "everyone doubted him and he proved them wrong"... He is the first boys volleyball player in the state of Georgia to earn a Division I college scholarship.
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 - Selected to the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team. 2012 - Selected to the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team... Placed fifth at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Des Moines, Iowa... Participated in USA Volleyball's High Performance Holiday Camp.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 - Nominated for High School All-American honors. 2011 - With his club team, placed third at the AAU Championships in Orlando, Fla and won the Silver Bracket at the East Coast Championships.
Updated June 2013.