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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 (attended 1998-2000, Spanish)
Joined Team: 2000

  • Named MVP and Best Server at the 2008 Olympic Games as the U.S. Men won the gold medal
  • Two-time U.S. Men’s Indoor Player of the Year (2010 and ’11)
  • Named MVP of the 2012 NORCECA Olympic Qualifier as the U.S. Men won and qualified for the Olympic Games
  • Helped the U.S. Men win the 2008 FIVB World League gold medal and was named Best Server at the 2012 World League Final Round as the U.S. finished second. Won a bronze World League medal in 2007
  • Won gold medals at three straight NORCECA Championships (2003, ’05 and ’07). Won silver at two more (2009 and ’11)
  • 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 2012 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
  • Served as team captain in 2011-12
  • Was the team’s leading scorer and sixth overall at the 2010 FIVB World Championship. Was named the tournament’s Best Server
  • Helped the U.S. Men win the silver medal at the 2005 FIVB Grand Champions Cup
  • Was the U.S. Men’s leading scorer at the 2004 Olympic Games, where they finished fourth. Finished with 110 points on 83 kills, 17 aces and 10 blocks.
  • Clay and his father Jon, who started for the 1968 U.S. Men’s Olympic Team, are the first father-son Olympians in USAV history
  • Has played professionally in Japan, Russia, Greece and Puerto Rico
  • Left the University of Hawaii early to play professionally in Puerto Rico
  • Made the All-MPSF third team at Hawaii in 2000
  • Finished career 10th on the all-time kill list at Hawaii
  • Broke Hawaii's single-match kill record with 50 kills against UCLA in 1999
  • Born Clayton Iona Stanley in 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Married Kristin Jackson in 2013 and the couple had a daughter in 2014
  • 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
  • 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 Hawaii

Last updated October 2015

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