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
- 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
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- 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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