Public Invited to U.S. Men's Scrimmage on Friday

June 03, 2009, 6:39 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: (719) 228-6800
E-Mail: bj.evans@usav.org

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 3, 2009) – Southern California volleyball fans can get a free look at the 2009 U.S. Men’s National Team on Friday, June 5, when players will participate in two Blue and Red scrimmages at 5 and 7 p.m. at The Gold Mine arena on the campus of Cal State Long Beach.

The 5 p.m. match will feature players from the U.S. Men’s A2 Team. Some of these athletes will represent the United States at the Pan American Cup tournament on June 15-21 in Chiapas, Mexico.

 “The scrimmage will be a great chance for fans to see some of our up and coming stars as well as our Olympians,” U.S. Men’s Head Coach Alan Knipe (Huntington Beach, Calif.) said.

The players from the World League roster will compete in the 7 p.m. scrimmage. Among them will be 2008 Olympic gold medalists Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawai’i), David Lee (Alpine, Calif.), Rich Lambourne (Tustin, Calif.), Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.), Sean Rooney (Wheaton, Ill.) and Scott Touzinsky (St. Louis, Mo.).

Admission is free and players will be available for autographs following the matches.

2009 U.S. World League Roster

1 Matt Anderson (OH, 6-10, West Seneca, N.Y., Penn State)
2 Sean Rooney (OH, 6-9, Wheaton, Ill., Pepperdine)
3 Evan Patak (Opp, 6-8, Pleasanton, Calif., UC Santa Barbara)
4 David Lee (MB, 6-8, Alpine, Calif., Long Beach State)
5 Rich Lambourne (L, 6-3, Tustin, Calif., BYU)
6 Paul Lotman (OH, 6-7, Lakewood, Calif., Long Beach State)
7 Donald Suxho (S, 6-5, Korce, Albania, USC)
8 Andrew Hein (MB, 611, Carol Stream, Ill., Pepperdine)
9 Jonathan Winder (S, 6-8, Irvine, Calif., Pepperdine)
10 Riley Salmon (OH, 6-6, League City, Texas, Pierce College)
11 Brook Billings (Opp, 6-5, Santa Barbara, Calif., USC)
12 C Tom Hoff (MB, 6-8, Park Ridge, Ill., Long Beach State)
13 Clay Stanley (OPP, 6-9, Honolulu, Hawai'i, Hawai'i)
14 Kevin Hansen (S, 6-5, Newport Beach, Calif., Stanford)
15 Russell Holmes (MB, 6-8, Fountain Valley, Calif., BYU)
16 Jayson Jablonsky (OH, 6-5, Yorba Linda, Calif., UC Irvine)
17 Delano Thomas (MB, 6-7, Sacramento, Calif., Hawai'i)
18 Scott Touzinsky (OH, 6-6, St. Louis, Mo., Long Beach State)
19 Alfee Reft (L, 5-10, Oxnard, Calif., Hawai'i)

2009 U.S. Men’s A2 Team

1 Eric Vance (OH, 6-4, 195, Camarillo, Calif., Cal State Northridge)
2 Jeff Menzel (OH, 6-5, 210, Santa Barbara, Calif., UC Santa Barbara)
3 Dean Bittner (Opp, 6-7, 187, Lakewood, Calif., Long Beach State)
4 Matt McKinney (Opp, 6-9, 225, Santa Ynez, Calif., UCLA)
5 Isaac Kneubuhl (L, 6-1, 190, Pukalani, Hawai'i, Cal State Northridge)
6 Tyler Hildebrand (S, 6-5, 196, Mesa, Ariz., Long Beach State)
7 Robert Tarr (OH, 6-6, 200, Cape Canaveral, Fla., Long Beach State)
8 Nate Meerstein (MB, 6-9, 209, La Porte City, Iowa, Penn State)
9 Nils Nielsen (OH, 6-4, 180, Fallbrook, Calif., Cal State Northridge)
10 Brian Thornton (S, 6-3, 187, San Clemente, Calif., UC Irvine)
11 Max Holt (MB, 6-9, 198, Cincinnati, Ohio, Penn State)
12 David Smith (MB, 6-7, 190, Saugus, Calif., UC Irvine)
13 Murphy Troy (OH, 6-8, 225, St. Louis, Mo., USC)
14 Austin Zahn (MB, 6-8, 220, Hermosa Beach, Calif., USC)
15 Max Lipsitz (MB, 6-7, 209, Williamsville, N.Y., Penn State)
16 Garrett Muagututia (OH, 6-5, 225, Oceanside, Calif., UCLA)
17 Ryan Ammerman (S, 6-8, 225, Parker, Colo., UC Irvine)
18 Will Price (Opp, 6-5, 183, Gaithersburg, Md., Penn State)
19 Dustin Watten (L, 6-0, 162, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
20 Matt Webber (OH, 6-6, 216, Brentwood, Calif., UC Irvine)

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