Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
Birth Year: 1986
Position: Libero
Height: 6-0 (188 cm)
Weight: 180 lbs (85 kg)
College: Long Beach State (’09, communications)
Joined Team: 2014

Twitter: @dustinwatten
Instagram: dustinwatten

  • Helped the U.S. Men win the 2015 FIVB World Cup and qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games
  • Helped the U.S. Men win the bronze medal at the 2015 FIVB World League|
  • Set Long Beach State records with 358 digs and a 3.25 per game dig average during his senior season


  • Helped the U.S. Men win the 2015 NORCECA Champions Cup and qualify for the FIVB World Cup
  • Won gold medals at the 2012, 2010 and 2009 Pan American Cups
  • Won a silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Cup
  • 2009 AVCA All-American Second Team
  • At Long Beach State in 2009 set a single-season record for most matches with 10-or-more digs (23), as well as the career record for most matches with 10-or-more digs (43)
  • Watten's two 20-dig matches in 2009 marked the first time in school history a 49er has had multiple 20-dig matches in the same season
  • Attended Wilson High School in Long Beach and graduated in 2004
  • Helped lead Wilson to an undefeated Moore League Championship and CIF quarterfinal finish
  • First-team, all-league, MVP and Long Beach Press-Telegram "Dream Team" pick his senior year
  • Won a bronze medal at the 2002 Junior National Championships and a gold medal and All-Tournament recognition at the 2004 Junior National with the Riptides volleyball club in Manhattan Beach
  • Born Dustin Joseph Watten in 1986
  • Parents are Jeff and Kim Watten
  • Two brothers named Cody and Chris
  • Follows a vegan diet
  • An accomplished beach volleyball player with an "AA" rating
  • His favorite musical group is Earth, Wind and Fire
  • His favorite team is the L.A. Lakers and his favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant

Updated November 2015