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Clay Stanley


Clay Stanley
  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2012

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Birth Year: 1978
Position: Opposite
Height: 6-9 (205cm)
Weight: 230 lbs (104kg)
College: Hawaii
Joined Team: 2000

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2012 – Olympic Games... FIVB World League (silver medal)... NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament (gold medal). 2011 – FIVB World Cup… NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship (Silver Medal)… FIVB World League. 2010 –FIVB World Championship... FIVB World League. 2009 – NORCECA Continental Championship (Silver Medal)... 2010 FIVB World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2008 – Olympic Games (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League (Gold Medal)... NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualifying 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. 2005 – NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal)...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... NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)... World Cup (Fourth Place). 2002 - Louisville Tour... Bulgaria Tour... Greece Tour... Florida Tour... World Championships. 2001 – Japan Tour... World League... NORCECA Zone Championships... Jeep America's Cup. 1999 – World University Games... Pan American Games.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Finished the 2012 season as the team’s second-leading scorer with 358 points (4.11 points per set) on 269 kills, 49 blocks and a team-leading 40 aces (.43 per set) in 92 sets. Was fourth on the team in digs with 87 (.95 per set). Hitting efficiency was .452… Was the U.S. Men’s second-leading scorer at the Olympic Games – and 14th among all players – with 79 points (4.39 per set) on 62 kills, six aces and 11 blocks in five matches (18 sets) played. High score was 19 points (16 kills, three aces) in a 3-1 pool play win over Brazil. Hitting efficiency for the tournament was .437… Was the second-leading scorer for the U.S. Men at World League, finishing with 218 points on 167 attacks, 27 blocks and 24 aces. Played in 37 out of 60 sets. Hitting efficiency was .448. Credited with 24 digs. Named Best Server of the Final Round with nine aces in 14 sets for an average of .64. He was also second among all players in scoring in the final round with 62 points on 49 kills, four blocks and nine aces... Named tournament MVP of the NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament where he started 15 out of 16 sets and was the team’s second-leading scorer with 61 points (4.07 per set) on 40 kills, 11 blocks, and 10 aces. Scoring high was 17 (nine kills, four blocks, four aces) in semifinals against Cuba. Hitting efficiency was .500 and his kill percent was 55.5. Played the winter of 2011-12 for Ural Ufa in the Russian Super League. 2011 – Named the USA Volleyball 2011 Male Indoor Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row… Took over as U.S. team captain for the NORCECA Continental Championship when former captain Reid Priddy could not compete due to injury… Finished the 2011 season as the team’s second-leading scorer with 373 points in 97 sets played. Led the team in aces with 53 (.55 aces per set). He was second kills (265/2.73 kills per set), blocks (55/.57 blocks per set) and digs (138/1.42 digs per set)… Was the team’s second-leading scorer and 16th overall at the FIVB World Cup with 125 points on 89 kills, 22 blocks and 18 aces, even though he did not play in the team’s final three matches. Led the team in aces and finished second overall. He led the team in blocks and was 14th overall. Second on the team in attacks and 10th overall... Suffered an ankle injury in the first set of the first match of the NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship, but came back to help the United States defeat Cuba in pool play and started against Puerto Rico in the semifinals and Cuba in the final. Ended up scoring 40 points in 13 sets played on 28 successful attacks (44.4 kill percent), five blocks and seven aces… One of three players to compete in all 58 sets of the FIVB World League. Was the team’s second-leading scorer with 208 points on 152 kills (39.2 kill percent), 28 blocks and 28 aces. Finished pool play first among all servers with 25 aces. Played the winter of 2010-11 for Ural Ufa in the Russian Super League. 2010 – Named the USA Volleyball Men's Indoor Player of the Year for 2010... Finished the season as the team's leading scorer with 252 points (3.82 points per set) on 191 kills (0.25 hitting percentage), 28 blocks (0.42 blocks per set) and 33 aces (0.50 aces per set). His kills and aces led the team. He also had 80 digs (1.21 digs per set), which was third best on the team... Played every set (33) of every match (9) for the United States at the FIVB World Championship in Italy where the team placed sixth. He was named the tournament's Best Server, finishing with 23 aces and 36 faults on 155 attempts for an average of 0.70 aces per set. Was the United States' leading scorer at the World Championship and sixth overall, finishing with 150 points on 109 kills, 18 blocks and 23 aces. His 18 blocks tied him for the team lead with David Lee and he was 11th among all blockers with an average of 0.55 blocks per set. Second on the team in digs with 51 and 21 faults in 79 attempts for an average of 1.55 digs per set... Played in 33 sets in World League and was the team's best scorer with 113 points good enough for 31st among league players. Led the team in points per set with 3.42. His 2.76 kills per set was the teams' second highest and he posted the team-high 91 kills. He tallied 12 aces (0.24 per set) and 10 stuff blocks (0.24 per set) while also posting 14 digs (0.35 per set)... Played the winter of 2009-10 for Zenit Kazan in the Russian Super Leauge. 2009 – Finished 2009 as the fifth-leading scorer on the team, finishing with 137 points on 107 kills, 16 aces and 14 blocks in 42 sets. His hitting percentage was 0.445. His 16 aces put him second on the team... Scored 22 points on 17 kills, four blocks and one ace at the NORCECA Continental Championship as the U.S. Men finished second... Played in eight World League pool play matches, splitting time with fellow opposite Evan Patak, and started both final round matches as the U.S. Men won their pool and went on to finish sixth. Finished World League pool play with 80 points on 63 kills, five blocks and 12 aces... Was the United States' third leading scorer in the final round with 18 points on 17 kills and one ace… Played the winter of 2009-09 with Zenit Kazan in the Russian Super League. 2008 – Finished the 2008 season as the team's co-leading scorer with 356 points (3.83 points per set) and as the team leader in aces with 36 (.39 aces per set). Finished second on the team in kills with 281 (3.02 kills per set) and third on the team in digs with 112 (1.20 digs per set). He had a total of 39 blocks (.42 blocks per set), and a hitting percentage of 0.42...Named MVP of the Olympic men's volleyball tournament as the U.S. Men won the gold medal. Was the top scorer of the tournament with 146 points on 116 kills, 15 blocks and 15 aces. Was the leading server, averaging 0.45 aces per set. He was the leading scorer in seven out of eight of the United States' matches. Finished fifth among hitters with an efficiency percentage of 32.91... Helped the U.S. Men win their first World League title and tied teammate Reid Priddy for second in scoring in the final round. Finished with 63 points on 50 kills, eight blocks and five aces. Stanley's five aces put him fourth among all servers in the final round with an average of 0.33 per set. Clay had 11 aces in pool play to finish seventh overall... Named the top server at the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier. Finished the qualifier as the top U.S. scorer with 49 points on 33 kills, 10 aces and six blocks… Played the winter of 2007-08 with Zenit Kazan in the Russian Super League. 2007 – Finished the 2007 season with 39 aces to tie Reid Priddy for the team lead. Was fifth on the team in scoring with 281 points and averaged 2.81 points per set... Was the United States' leading server and fifth overall at the 2007 FIVB World Cup. Finished with 13 aces (.33 per set)... Named Best Server for the NORCECA Continental Championship. Credited with eight aces (.47 per set). Was the United States' second-leading scorer and 13th overall with 59 points on 47 kills, eight aces and four blocks... Was the United States' leading scorer at Americas' Cup and second overall with 55 points on kills, six blocks and five aces... Was the United States' leading server, and fourth overall, in the final round of the World League tournament. Credited with four aces, six faults and 17 serve hits in 27 attempts for an average of 0.29 aces per set… Did not play in World League until June 8 because his Russian club team (Dynamo Kazan) played in the final of the Russian Super League, which it won. 2006 – Struggled with a knee injury throughout the season... Was the team's third-leading scorer in World League matches with 94 points in 12 matches. Led the team in aces in World League play with 16. 2005 – Capped the 2005 season as a member of the USA squad that captured the silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in November in Japan... The Americans, who lost to defending Olympic gold medalist Brazil in the first match of the tournament, lost just one set the rest of the way as they defeated Japan (3-1), 2004 Olympic silver medalist Italy (3-0), Egypt (3-0) and China (3-0) en route to their fifth medal in five events this season... He led the United States in scoring in each of the five matches in Japan... Blasted 10 kills with two service aces and one block in the win over China and finished third among all scorers with 82 points on 65 kills, nine blocks and eight service aces... Scored a team-high 14 points as Team USA won its second-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a four-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 15... The USA Men qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the gold-medal win. 2004 – Made his first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece as the USA Men finished fourth overall... Clay led the team and finished fifth overall in scoring with 110 points on 83 kills, 17 aces and 10 blocks... His 17 aces ranked second among all players in the tournament... His father, Jon, was a starter on the 1968 USA Men's Olympic Volleyball Team... Together, they become the first father-son Olympians in USA Volleyball history... Captured Best Server honors as 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. 2003 – Named Most Valuable Player of the NORCECA Zone Championships in September after leading Team USA to the gold medal and a berth in the 2003 World Cup, the first Olympic qualifier... Led the United States in scoring (and finished 11th overall) at the World Cup with 128 points on 97 kills, 17 service aces and 14 blocks. 2002 – Rejoined the team in June and played an integral part in the team's success... Played in just 75 of a possible 141 sets during the year but still finished the season ranked first on the team in service aces (33), second in points per set (2.88) and third in kills (161) and in total points (216). 2001 – Led the team in service aces (24) and finished second in kills (217)... Tied for third in blocks (20) and added 79 digs while hitting .294 on the year... After the National Team season he played professionally for P.A.O.K. in Greece.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2000 – Third-Team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation... Ranked in the Top 15 of the nation with a 5.53 kill average... Led the MPSF in aces and tied team record with 54... Finished career 10th on all-time kill list at Hawaii...Had 39 kills in two games, against then-No.1 Long Beach (Feb. 16) and against then No.4 UCLA... Against Long Beach (Feb. 16) also recorded nine digs and seven blocks... Was moved to middle blocker position on April 7, recorded 12 kills and eight blocks, a career-high. Left Hawaii early to play professionally in Puerto Rico. 1999 – Recorded a team-high 4.95 kills per game... broke Hawaii's single-match kill record with 50 kills against UCLA... MPSF Player of the Week (Apr. 24)... Led the team in kills seven times... Three matches with more than 30 kills and four with more than 20 kills... Had back-to-back 30-kill matches with 30 against UCSB (March 6) and 32 at Long Beach (March 12). 1998 – Redshirted the 1998 season. 1997 – Played in 22 matches... Recorded 11 kills, two solo blocks and five block assists against USC (April 11)... Had 11 kills in his debut against UC San Diego (Jan. 17)... Had season-high seven digs against Cal State Northridge (March 7).

PERSONAL: Born Clayton Iona Stanley in 1978 in Honolulu, Hawai'i... Parents are Jon Stanley and Sandra Haine... Has three brothers: Reese Haine, Wil Stanley and Jon Stanley, and two sisters Taeya Stanley and Natasha Haine... His father played on 1968 Men's Olympic Volleyball Team and is a member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame... Clay's late step-grandfather, Tom Haine, was also on 1968 Men's Olympic Volleyball Team... His mother played in the IVA for the Denver Comets... Clay did not play volleyball in high school. Kaiser High School in Honolulu did not have a boys' team when he was there... He played basketball, occupied the goal in water polo and skateboarded... He took up volleyball after having fun at a USAV Junior National tournament when he was 17... Nicknamed “Steam”... Majored in Spanish at Hawai'i... Enjoys surfing and playing video games.

Last updated October 2012

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