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Reid Priddy


Reid Priddy
  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2012

Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Birth Year: 1977
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-4 (196cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89kg)
College: Loyola Marymount
Joined Team: May 2000
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MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2014 – FIVB World League (Gold Medal)... NORCECA World Championship Qualifier (Gold Medal). 2013 –FIVB Grand Champions Cup... NORCECA Continental Championship (Gold Medal). 2012 – Olympic Games... FIVB World League (silver medal)... NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament (gold medal). 2011 – FIVB World Cup… FIVB World League. 2010 –FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Continental Championship. 2008 – Olympic Games (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualification Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 –FIVB World Cup... NORCECA Continental Championship (Gold Medal)... Americas' Cup (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Bronze Medal). 2006 –FIVB World Championships... FIVB World League... Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)... Argentina Tour. 2005 – World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)... Japan Tour ... Houston Series... USA Global Challenge (Gold Medal)... Serbia and Montenegro Tour (Silver Medal)... Olympic Games (Fourth Place). 2003 – Colorado/Nebraska Tour... Canada Tour... Pan American Games (Fourth Place)... NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)... World Cup (Fourth Place). 2002 – Bulgaria Tour... Greece Tour... Florida Tour... World Championships. 2001 – Japan Tour... World League... World Championship Qualifier... NORCECA Zone Championships... Jeep America's Cup. 1999 – Pan American Games.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2014 – Suffered a season-ending knee injury during the first weekend of the FIVB World League in Bulgaria. 2013 Returned to the U.S. Men's Team for the NORCECA Continental Championship and was named an outside hitter to the All-Star Team... Played in 11 sets, scoring 39 points on 31 kills, three blocks and five aces. Played in Turkey during the winter of 2012-13. 2012 – Played in 66 sets in 2012 and finished as team’s fourth-leading scorer with 196 points on 146 kills, 32 blocks and 18 aces. Hitting efficiency was .342. Also finished with 74 digs (1.12 per set)… Finished the Olympic Games with 55 points on 37 kills, 10 blocks and eight aces in 18 sets. His eight aces put him sixth among Olympic players. Credited with 20 digs. Tourney-high was 20 points (16 kills, two blocks, two aces) scored against Brazil in a 3-1 victory… Was the team’s fourth-leading scorer in World League, finishing with 94 points on 74 kills, 16 blocks and four aces in 34 sets. Tourney-high was 16 points (12 kills, four blocks) scored against France on June 30... Played in 14 out of 16 sets at the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier. Finished as the team’s third-leading scorer with 47 points on 35 kills, six blocks and six aces. Hitting efficiency was .400. Scored tourney-best 12 points against Mexico (May 9) and Canada (May 12)…. Played the winter of 2011-12 for Zenit Kazan in Russia and helped them to the Russian league championship. 2011 – Although he only competed in two tournaments, Priddy finished the season as the U.S. Men’s third-leading scorer with 311 points on 262 kills, 31 blocks and 18 aces in 88 sets played. Kill percent was 47.7 and his hitting efficiency was .406... Was the U.S. Men’s third-leading scorer at the FIVB World Cup with 106 points on 86 kills, 13 blocks and seven aces. He was third on the team in digs with 39. The U.S. Men finished sixth… While training for the NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship, was elbowed in the face during practice while coming down from a block. The injury and its resulting complications required two surgeries and he was not able to play in the tournament…Was the United States’ third-leading scorer of the FIVB World League, finishing the tournament with 205 points (3.87 per set) on 176 kills (50.0 kill percent), 18 blocks and 11 aces. Finished World League pool play ninth among all hitters and was credited with 158 kills on 320 attempts for a success percentage of 49.38.Played the winter of 2010-11 for Zenit Kazan in Russia’s Super League. The team won the league championship. 2010 – Finished the season as the team's third leading scorer with 161 points on 136 kills, eight blocks (0.19 per set) and seven aces (0.16 per set) in 42 sets played. Third on the team in kills and fifth in digs with 55 (1.31 digs per set)... Played in 26 sets for the U.S. Men at the FIVB World Championship in Italy where the U.S. Men finished sixth. Was the U.S. Men's second-leading scorer and 21st overall, finishing with 100 points on 84 kills, 11 blocks and five aces. Was the team's third-leading spiker and 28th overall with 84 kills and 33 faults on 191 attempts for a success percentage of 43.98... Played in 17 sets for the U.S. men in the FIVB World League and tallied 51 kills. His 3.0 kills per set was the team high and his .382 attacking percentage was good enough for third among the team. He also tallied seven stuff blocks (0.14 per set) and 16 digs (0.33 per set). Finished the League with 51 points and his 3.00 points per set was good enough for a fourth place finish on the squad. Played the winter of 2009-10 for Lokomotive Novosibirsk in Russia’s Super League. 2009 Took most of the summer of 2009 off from the U.S. Men's Team and played some beach volleyball on the AVP tour. Returned to the team for the NORCECA Continental Championship, where he tied with Evan Patak as the team's leading scorer, finishing with 49 points on 40 kills, six blocks and three aces. His hitting efficiency for the tournament was .442. Played the winter of 2008-09 for Lokomotiv Novosibirsk in Russia’s Super League. 2008 – Helped the U.S. Men win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games. Finished fourth among all scorers and second among U.S. scorers with 112 points on 93 kills, 10 blocks and nine aces. His kill efficiency percentage of 30.1 put him 10th among all hitters. Fifth among servers with an average of 0.27 aces per set. He averaged 1.79 digs per set... Helped the U.S. Men win their first FIVB World League title. Tied Clay Stanley for second in scoring in the final round behind Serbia's Ivan Miljkovic. Reid finished the final round with 63 points on 53 kills, six blocks and four aces. Was also the team's leading scorer in pool play with 101 points on 82 kills, 10 blocks and nine aces... Helped the U.S. Men win the NORCECA Olympic qualifying tournament. Scored 24 points on 19 kills, three aces and two blocks. 2007 –Was the United States' leading scorer in 2007 with 525 points scored in 121 sets for an average of 4.34 points per set. His season-high was the 21 points he scored against Poland in the third-place match at World League. Led the team in kills with 421 in 822 attempts. Tied Clay Stanley for most aces on the team in 2007 with 29. He was second on the team in digs with an average of 2.1 digs per set and was third in stuff blocks with 65... Was the United States' scoring leader in the World Cup, World League and NORCECA Continental Championship... Finished the World Cup tied for ninth overall with 139 points scored on 112 kills, 15 blocks and 12 aces. Was the United States' leading receiver and second overall at the World Cup with a 71.43 efficiency percentage... Finished the NORCECA Championship with 72 points on 63 kills, six aces and three blocks in five matches... Was the leading receiver at the Americas' Cup tournament with 66 "excellents" and only one fault in 96 attempts. Had 29 service receptions... Just missed winning the World League's Top Scorer award when he was passed by Russia's Semen Poltavsky in the final match. Finished the World League final round with 61 points scored on 53 kills, four blocks and four serves. Completed pool play as the tournament's third-leading scorer with 181 points on 143 kills, 24 blocks and 14 kills in 12 matches. 2006 – Led the team in overall scoring in 2006 with 416 and in overall kills with 343. His kill percentage was 48 percent... Also led the team in aces with 26. Was second on the team in scoring blocks with 47... Led the U.S. team in scoring in seven out of 12 World League matches, including 21 points against Serbia & Montenegro... Was one of the overall World League leaders in scoring and hitting during pool play... Helped the U.S. team go undefeated (4-0) at the inaugural Pan American Cup in June... Reid led the team in scoring on the Argentina tour... Had the high score in the first (18), third (23) and fifth (16) matches in Argentina. 2005 – Made his indoor season debut in Japan at the World Grand Champions Cup as the USA Men claimed the silver medal with a record of 4-1... Played in each of the final four matches (eight out of 13 sets) and scored 27 points on 23 kills, two blocks and two service aces... Finished ninth three times in 10 Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) tournaments during the year. 2004 – Made his first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece as the U.S.Men finished fourth overall...Priddy finished second on the team and 11th overall in total scoring with 86 points on 72 kills, 11 blocks and three service aces...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...Scored a match-high 16 points on 13 kills and three blocks in the championship match. 2003 – Emerged as one of the starting outside hitters on the left side...Served as the team captain at the Pan American Games...Battled an abdominal injury for much of the season but still finished third on the team in kills (224) and fourth on the squad in service aces (17). 2002 – Rejoined the team in late July...Played in 58 of a possible 141 sets during the year...Led the team in total points (70), kills (60) and blocks (eight) in six matches at the World Championships... Finished the season first on the team in points per game (2.98) and sixth in total points (173)...Also had 92 kills, 66 digs, 21 blocks and 10 service aces. 2001 - Led the team in kills (258) and digs (184)...Finished second on the team in blocks (41) and was tied for third in service aces (14)...Played professionally for the Vienna Hotvolleys in Austria. 2000 – Was one of four USA Men's Volleyball team alternates for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2000 – Earned American Volleyball Coaches Association first-team All-America honors as a senior at Loyola Marymount University. 1999 – Earned AVCA second-team All-America honors for the second-straight season... Also garnered second-team all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF)honors... Led the team in kills (435), kills per game (5.80) and service aces (35). 1998 – Became the first All-American in school history when he was named to the second-team AVCA All-American team... Led the Lions with 391 kills and in matches with 10-or-more kills (17)... Was second on the team in kills per game (4.83), digs (178) and digs per game (2.20)... Also earned all-MPSF honorable mention accolades. 1997 – Appeared in 18 matches (42 games)... Posted 150 kills, 70 digs and 12 service aces.

PERSONAL: Born William Reid Priddy in 1977 in Richmond, Va.... Parents are Ken and Sharon Priddy... Also has three sisters: Brooke, Kara and Dylan... Reid married Lindsay Pierce in March 2007. The couple lives in Southern California and has a son, Caden, born in 2010... Enjoys wakeboarding, surfing and making videos... Graduated from LMU with a degree in communication studies in 2000... Was also recruited by Cal State Northridge, USC and UC Santa Barbara... Has played beach volleyball when he has time away from the national team... Reid started playing volleyball after his family moved from Richmond to Florida where he tried it in a summer-school PE class... When his family later moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1994, he played for Mountain Pointe High School, participating in the first year of varsity volleyball in the state. As a junior, he led the school to its first state championship in 1995. He graduated from high school in 1996. "Men's volleyball was such a new sport in our area that there was no example to follow. At the time we would shop at the thrift store for our clothes, trying to find the craziest outfit we could. We were very active, playing beach volleyball, wake-boarding, going to the lake and jumping off rocks and stuff like that."... Has played internationally in Greece, Russia and Turkey… Has an Internet radio show called The NET Live devoted to volleyball, which he hosts with former U.S. Men's player Kevin Barnett.

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