Alfee Reft

USA Volleyball

Alfee Reft

Hometown: Oxnard, Calif.
Birth Year: 1982
Position: Libero
Height: 5-10 (175cm)
Weight: 176 (80kg)
College: Hawaii
Joined Team: 2006 

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2010 – FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Continental Championship (Silver Medal)... Brazil Tour... FIVB World League. 2008 – Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2007 - World University Games (Bronze Medal).

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Made the World League preliminary roster... Played the winter of 2013 for Montpellier in France's top league. 2010 – Alfee went to the FIVB World Championship in Italy where the U.S. Men finished sixth. He was the backup to Rich Lambourne, but did not get any playing time... Alfee played in the last match of the FIVB World League against Russia. In the four-game contest, he tallied nine digs (0.18 per set). Played the 2009-10 winter season for Benfica in Portugal. 2009 – Finished the 2009 season with 11 digs in six sets (1.83 per set)... Alfee started one match for the U.S. Men at the NORCECA Continental Championship in Puerto Rico... Started two matches for U.S. Men during their Brazil tour... Started one match in pool play during the FIVB World League. 2008 –Was an alternate for the 2008 Olympic Team... Was the United States' designated libero for the 2008 Pan American Cup in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which the United States won. 2007 – Played in every match of the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand where the U.S. Men won the bronze medal... Was on the preliminary roster for the FIVB World League but did not play.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2005 – Only returner that played in all 102 games... Selected to both the MPSF and AVCA All-America first teams as a libero... Also tabbed Asics/Volleyball Magazine first team All-American, while garnering Defensive Player of the Year honors... Collected 272 digs, setting a new UH single-season record... Tied for third in the nation in digs per game (2.67)... Posted 14 double-digit dig matches, including a career-high 22 digs against Pepperdine March 2... Picked up one kill on an overpass. 2004 – Alfee transferred to the University of Hawai'i in the fall of 2003 and became the Warriors' starting libero in the spring of 2004... Set the UH single-season record for digs in the rally scoring era with 238. He also had 72 assists with no ball-handling errors in being the only Warrior to play in all 114 games... Averaged 2.09 digs per game for the season... Posted nine double-digit dig performances... Had season-high 15-dig matches vs. Pepperdine (April 15) and UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 16)... Also sported 72 assists and two kills. 2003 – Redshirted with UC Santa Barbara. 2002 – Played sparingly as a freshman with UC Santa Barbara.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Started playing volleyball in 1993 with the Channel Islands Club out of Ventura, Calif.... Attended Oxnard High School from 1997-2001... lettered in volleyball all four years under coaches Pat Casey, Lori Rice, and Dan Ventura... Voted all-CIF in 2001

PERSONAL: Born Alfredo Corino Reft in 1982 in Oxnard, Calif.... Mother is Grace Reft... Alfee's father, Thomas Reft, died in December 2009... Has one brother, Roderick, and two sisters, Cheryll and Charolotte... Alfee originally went to UC Santa Barbara in 2001, but saw limited playing time for two seasons. In 2003, he considered giving up volleyball and going to UCLA, but he also sent a tape to Hawai'i and ended up as the Warriors' starting libero beginning in the spring of 2004... Alfee was a setter until his last year of club volleyball, when he switched to libero to become more versatile... Graduated from Hawai'i in 2006 with a BA in English... Favorite food is Mexican... Favorite movie is Remember the Titans... Favorite professional team is the LA Lakers... Alfee has Alaskan, Asian and Filipino roots... Played the 2009-10 winter season for Benfica in Portugal.

Updated January 2013

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