David Smith


Hometown: Saugus, Calif.
Birth Year: 1985
Position: Middle blocker
Height: 6-7 (201cm)
Weight: 200 lbs (90.7kg)
College: UC Irvine ('07, civil engineering)
Joined Team: 2009

Twitter: @davidmsmith15


  • Member of the 2012 Olympic Team
  • Helped the U.S. Men win the 2015 FIVB World Cup and qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games
  • Named 2007 AVCA first team All-American, All-MPSF and NCAA All-Tournament as he helped UC Irvine win its first NCAA National Championship


  • Competed at the 2014 FIVB World Championship
  • Helped the U.S. Men win the FIVB World League silver medal in 2012
  • Played on the 2011 Pan American Cup team that took silver
  • Played on the 2010 Pan American Cup team that won gold
  • Won the Best Blocker award at the World Championship Qualifier on Aug. 15-17 in Irvine, Calif., as the U.S. Men won the event
  • Played on U.S. Men’s Team that won the bronze medal at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Played on the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team that finished eighth in the 2005 FIVB Men's U-21 World Volleyball Championships in Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Helped the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team to a second place finish at the 2004 NORCECA Junior Men’s Volleyball Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Attended Saugus High School (1999-2003) where he played both volleyball and soccer
  • Born David Smith in 1985 in Panorama City, Calif.
  • Parents are Rick and Nancy
  • Has an older brother, Robert, and a younger sister, Kristen
  • David married wife, Kelli in 2008. Son Cohen was born in 2012
  • David was born with mild-to-severe hearing loss. He wears hearing aids to assist him on and off the court. He also reads lips
  • Mexican is his favorite food
  • The Bible is his favorite book
  • Favorite bands are Supertones and Switchfoot
  • Enjoys music, golf, watching sports and hanging out with his family
  • Admires his parents for their unwavering support and love
  • Walking into the Opening Ceremoniesof the 2012 Olympic Games in London is his favorite sports memory

Last updated November 2015

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