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Will Price

Volleyball

Price

Home: Laytonsville, Md.
Birth Year: 1987
Position: Opposite
Height: 6-6 (201cm)
Weight: 205 (94kg)
College: George Mason University/ Penn. State

PERSONAL: Born William (Will) Frederick Price in 1987 in Washington D.C. … Parents are Mark Price and Cristina Price… Brother is Andrew and sister is Amy… Favorite food is a chicken and queso burrito from Qdoba… Favorite book is Ender’s Game… Hobbies are playing video games and the guitar, listening to music, DJ-ing and playing Ace... Most admired people are his parents because “of how much they’ve done, and continue to do, to ensure that my siblings and I have the best possible lives we can. Also for the incredible amount of support they’ve given me with volleyball and for traveling halfway around the world multiple times just to watch me compete.”… Happiest moment in his life is “any time spent with my friends could be considered the happiest moment of my life. I’m just blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people it’s the day-to-day more than one specific moment or memory.”

USAV HIGH PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Named to the U.S. Men’s A2 Team competing in the 2011 Pan American Games in Canada… 2009 – Named to the U.S. Men’s A2 Training Team. 2007 – Member of the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team that competed in Morocco at the U.S. Men’s Junior World Championships and finished 7th. 2006 – Member of the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team that won silver at the NORCECA Men’s Junior Continental Championships.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Played for GC Lamia in Greece’s volleyball league during the winter of 2010-11… MVP of the Hellenic Volleyball League in Greece during the 20th week of competition, finished in sixth place overall in scoring for the regular season during first professional season in Greece.

COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – AVCA First Team All-American ... NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... First Team All-EIVA ... EIVA Championship Most Outstanding Player ... EIVA All-Championship Team ... EIVA Player of the Week (3/9) ... played in 100 sets finishing second on the team with 343 kills (3.43 kills per set) ... provided 51 aces, 134 digs and 62 total blocks ... his 0.55 aces per set rank third in the nation ... started every match at outside hitter ... had double-digit kills in 20 matches, including eight contests with 15 or more kills ... opened the season with 22 kills on .500 hitting versus Southern California (1/8) ... tallied eight kills on nine errorless swings for .889 hitting against Juniata (1/28) ... recorded 15 kills on .583 hitting versus Ohio State (2/14) ... posted 18 kills at Loyola (2/20) ... had 17 kills on .345 hitting with four digs and two aces against Lewis (2/27) ... registered 16 kills and tied his career-high with 10 digs versus BYU (3/13) ... matched his career-high with five aces in EIVA title match (5/2) ... went 17-1-25 for .640 hitting and matched his career-best with five aces against Southern California in the NCAA Tournament (5/7). 2008 – Had to sit out due to conference transfer rules. 2007 – Played in 27 games for the United States Junior National Team at the World Championship in Rabat, Morocco ... was the starting opposite for the U.S. ... the squad finished seventh in the world ... was the leading scorer for the team with 129 points, an average of 4.78 points per game ... averaged 4.29 kills per game on a .369 attack percentage ... added in seven aces, six blocks and 30 digs. 2007 -- (Redshirt Freshman at George Mason): EIVA Newcomer of the Year... First Team All-EIVA ... EIVA Championship All-Tournament Team ... four-time EIVA Player of the Week ... led the Patriots with 5.49 kills per game on .297 hitting ... also provided 48 service aces, 81 digs and 64 total blocks ... had double-digit kills in all 20 matches he played ... produced a career-high 30 kills on .442 hitting against Saint Francis (1/26) ... posted 12 matches of 20 or more kills ... tallied a career-best .654 hitting percentage with 18 kills against East Stroudsburg (4/21) ... posted at least one service ace in all but three matches ... had a career-high five aces twice, including versus Saint Francis (1/26) and at Juniata (2/15) ... recorded a personal-best eight digs on four occasions, with the last coming against Ohio State (3/4) ... had at least one block in 19 matches, including 16 contests of two or more blocks ... notched a career-best seven blocks at Ball State (3/23) and tallied six stuffs against Ohio State (3/4) and again versus East Stroudsburg (4/13). 2006 - (Freshman at George Mason): Redshirt season.