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Scott Touzinsky

Volleyball

Scott Touzinsky
  • 2008

Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Birth Year: 1982
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-7 (200 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86kg)
College: Long Beach State
Joined Team: May 2007

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MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – FIVB World League. 2010 – FIVB  World League. 2009 – Brazil Tour... 2010 World Championship Qualifier for NORCECA Group F (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2008 – America's Cup... Olympic Games (Gold medal)... FIVB World League (Gold medal)... Four Nations Tournament (Gold medal)... NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualifying Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 – NORCECA Continental Championship (Gold medal). 2003 – World University Games (Bronze medal).

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Had to have knee surgery at the beginning of the summer season and did not play for the national team... During the winter of 2011-12, Scott played for Fajardo Cariduros in Puerto Rico, which won the Puerto Rican league title. He moved on to Berlin in Germany, which he helped win the German league title. 2011 – Saw limited playing time in the 2011 World League tournament... During the winter of 2010-11, Scott played for SCC Berlin in the German league. 2010 – Was on the preliminary roster for the FIVB World League but did not see any playing time. Played the winter of 2009-10 for Turkey's Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediye. 2009 – Finished 2009 as the U.S. Men's seventh-leading scorer with 62 points on 55 kills, four blocks and three aces. His hitting percentage was 0.371. He aslo had 40 digs and averaged 0.87 blocks per set... Scott accompanied a team of veterans and rookies on a five-match tour of Brazil... Scott was on the roster for the FIVB World Championship Qualifier but did not play due to injury... Scott helped the U.S. Men win their pool during the FIVB World League. The team finished sixth in the final round. Scott played in 46 World League sets and finished with 62 points on 55 kills, four blocks and three aces. Played the winter of 2008-09 for Turkey's Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediye. 2008 – Helped the U.S. Men win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games, serving primarily as a serving specialist. Helped the U.S. Men win their first FIVB World League title. Was the leading scorer in the United States' exhibition match with Germany on May 15 in Chemnitz, Germany. 2007 – Made the 12-man roster for the NORCECA Continental Championship and scored nine points on seven kills and two aces in the match against Barbados on Sept. 17. 2003 – Played on the 2003 World University Games team that won a bronze medal in Daegu, Korea. His Long Beach State teammates David Lee and Tyler Hildebrand were also on the team, which was coached by Arnie Ball, father of U.S. National Team setter Lloy Ball, and head men's volleyball coach at IPFW.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Finished his career at Long Beach State as the career and single-season ace leader. 2004 – First-team All-American... Scott became the all-time ace leader at Long Beach State with two against Stanford on Jan. 23. With the 133rd ace of his career, Scott passed Brent Hilliard's mark of 132 set in 1993... ranks fifth all-time at the school with 1,625 kills, falling 16 kills shy of fourth-place David McKienzie. Scott became just the third player in NCAA Division I-II to score 40 or more kills in an all rally-scoring match when he posted 40 versus BYU on Jan. 30... Long Beach State played BYU in the NCAA men's volleyball championship match in Honolulu, Hawai'i. BYU won 15-30, 30-18, 20-30, 32-30, 19-17. 2003 – Second-team All-American. 2001 – MPSF Freshman of the Year.

PERSONAL: Born Scott Joseph Touzinsky in 1982 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Parents are Charles and Anne Touzinsky... Scott has two older brothers, Chip and Keith... Scott married wife Angelique Vogel, a promotional spokesmodel, in 2006... Their son Logan was born in 2010... Scott attended St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis from 1997-2000... Scott's Vianney jersey number was retired in a ceremony after he returned home from winning the Olympic gold medal in Beijing... He attended Long Beach State University 2001-05 and graduated with a degree in communication studies... Scott's favorite food is sushi... His favorite movie is Gone in 60 Seconds... Scott's favorite TV show is Entourage... His favorite sports team is the St. Louis Cardinals, but his favorite athlete is Michael Jordan... Scott admires his mother for all she has done for him without complaining... On Dec. 18, 2004, Scott tore his ACL while competing in a match in Greece, where he was playing for a club team. He had surgery on March 1, but was told he might never play volleyball at the professional level again. After six months of intense rehab, he was back playing professional volleyball in Belgium.

Updated Oct. 25, 2011

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