2018 Men's Junior National Team Bios

2 Blake Crisp

Blake Crisp

Position: Setter
Height: 6-3
Age: 19
Hometown: Westlake Village, Calif.
High School: Westlake (Class of 2019)
College: Signed to UC San Diego
Instagram: blakecrisp



Did You Know?
  • Started playing volleyball in 2008 for Bones VC
  • Currently plays for Santa Monica Beach Club
  • Also plays beach volleyball
  • Made the A1 Red Team from 2015-17 at the USAV High Performance Championships
  • Likes exotic cars and hope to someday own a Ferarri or Lamborgini
  • Enjoys boating and wake surfing
  • Has two dogs, a yellow lab named Macy May and a chihuahua named Pedro

3 Luke Denton

Luke Denton Position: Opp
Height: 6-6
Age: 17
Hometown: Mesa, Ariz.
High School: Desert Ridge (Class of 2018)
College: Signed to Loyola Chicago
Instagram: lukejdenton
Twitter: @luke_denton12

Did You Know?
  • Son of Aaron and Michelle Denton
  • Has an older sister named Anna and a younger brother named Zachary
  • Began playing volleyball in 2015 for the Arizona Burn VC. Now plays for the Arizona Fear VC
  • Made the 18 open all-tournament team at the 2018 Boys’ Junior Nationals
  • Favorite food is Chick-fil-a
  • Favorite music is hip hop/rap/rock
  • Favorite professional team is the Philadelphia Eagles and favorite athlete is Larry Fitzgerald
  • Most admired person is Lebron James because he is the definition of excellence on the court and a role model off of it.

7 Jaylen Jasper

Jaylen Jasper

Position: Opposite
Height: 6-8
Age: 19
Hometown: Arnold, Md.
High School: Broadneck
College: Stanford
Instagram: JaylenJasper

Did You Know?

  • Started playing volleyball in 2014 for the Annapolis Volleyball Club
  • Son of Irvin and Donna Joe Jasper
  • Has an older sister, Dallas, and a younger brother, Jarren
  • Father played football at Hawaii, and is currently the offensive coordinator for the United States Naval Academy football team
  • Mother played basketball at Hawaii
  • Sister played volleyball at Saint Leo University
  • Played on the 2016 Boys’ Youth National Team that finished second at the NORCECA U19 Championship
  • Played on the 2017 BYNT that finished 1th at the FIVB U19 World Championship
  • Was a 2018 AVCA all-America honorable mention at Stanford
  • Made the 2018 All-MPSF First Team
  • Led all freshmen players nationally with 3.92 kills per set
  • Favorite food is cheesecake
  • Favorite music is EDM
  • Favorite athlete is Kerri Walsh Jennings
  • His most admired person is his brother because he “had a life-threatening medical issue and received a heart transplant. He never gave up hope, held his head high and took it like a champ. He is recovering now, but hasn’t let it slow him down and is living his best life.”

8 Devin Joslyn

Devin Joslyn

Position: Outside hitter
Height: 6-6
Age: 19
Hometown: Angola, N.Y.
High School: Canisius (Class of 2017)
College: Loyola Chicago
Instagram: devinjoslyn
Twitter: devinjoslyn

Did You Know?

  • Started playing volleyball in 2010 with the Eden VC
  • Parents are Scott and Tina Joslyn
  • Has two older brothers named Ryan and Brandon. Has a younger sister named Mariah
  • Played on the 2016 Boys’ Youth National Team that finished second at the NORCECA U19 Championship
  • Played on the 2017 BYNT that finished 15th at the FIVB U19 World Championship
  • Favorite food is steak and potatoes
  • Favorite music is country
  • Favorite pro team is the Buffalo Bills
  • Favorite athlete is Matt Anderson
  • Enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and working out
  • Most admired people are his parents because “they are always there for me; gave me the tools necessary to be successful.”

10 Kevin Lamp

Kevin Lamp Position: Outside hitter
Height: 6-4
Age: 17
Hometown: Lake Bluff, Ill.
High School: Lake Forest High School (Class of 2019)
College: Committed to Stanford
Instagram: Kevin_Lamp

Did You Know?
  • Started playing volleyball in 2010 for Adversity VC; also played for Sport Performance
  • Parents are Lennart and Kirsti Lamp
  • Has an older brother named Henry and a younger sister named Lily
  • Made the 17 Open All Tournament team at the 2017 Boys’ Junior Nationals
  • Favorite food is steak
  • Favorite professional team is the U.S. Men’s Volleyball Team
  • Favorite athlete is Lebron James because he is “an absolute stud of an athlete who I’ve watched ever since I thought sports were cool, and he recognizes how influential he can be, which he uses to inspire and develop struggling communities.”
  • Is related to football player Robert Griffin III ever since he married Lamp's cousin in April of this past year
  • Entire family comes from Estonia. Kevin is a first generation American
  • Most of his close family has competed in some kind of junior or senior world event for team Estonia or the USSR, which controlled Estonia up until 1991
  • Cousin Grit Sadeiko competed at the Olympics in London (2012) and Rio (2016) in heptathlon for Estonia
  • Was a setter for five years until he switched to outside hitter last year

11 Sam Lewis (team captain)

Sam Lewis

Position: Middle blocker
Height: 6-10
Age: 19
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Long Beach Poly (Class of 2017)
College: USC
Instagram: W4ND3RFL
Twitter: W4ND3RFL


Did You Know?
  • Started playing volleyball in 2012 for Highline VC
  • Parents are Anthony and Patricia Lewis
  • Has an older brother named Cameron and an older sister named Taryn
  • Played on the 2016 Boys’ Youth National Team that finished second at the NORCECA U19 Championship
  • Played on the 2017 BYNT that finished 15th at the FIVB U19 World Championship
  • Brother, Cameron Jones, played basketball at Northern Arizona (2008-11) and then professionally in the NBA Development League and in Russia, Israel and Greece
  • Cousin, Landry Fields, played basketball at Stanford (2007-10) and then with the New York Knicks (2011-12) and Toronto Raptors (2013-15)
  • Majoring in biochemistry at USC
  • Enjoys hip hop, rap and R&B
  • Most admired person is big sister Taryn Jones because she looks out for him

12 J.T. Martin

JT Martin

Position: Middle blocker
Height: 6-8
Age: 19
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: Cardinal Gibbons (Class of 2018)
College: Signed to Pepperdine
Instagram: jtmartin9


Did You Know?
  • Started playing volleyball in 2015 for Ocean Bay Volleyball
  • Parents are Greg and Catherine Martin
  • Has older sisters named Carolyn and Sarah
  • Was on the 2016 and 2017 Boys’ Youth National Training Teams
  • A three-year captain at Cardinal Gibbons and a three-time MVP. Led the school to the 2018 state championships
  • Favorite food is bacon cheeseburger
  • Favorite book is The Boys in the Boat
  • Favorite pro team is the Miami Heat
  • Favorite athlete is Dwayne Wade
  • Enjoys spikeball, juggling and card games
  • Most admired person is “my dad. He is my role model in life and can always motivate me or lift my mood.”
  • Happiest moment in life was “winning a high school state championship.”

14 Spencer Olivier

Spencer Olivier

Position: Outside hitter
Height: 6-6
Age: 19
Hometown: Tustin, Calif.
High School: Beckman (Class of 2017)
College: Long Beach State
Instagram: spencer.olivier


Did You Know?
  • Started playing volleyball in 2012 for Huntington Beach VC
  • Last played for Balboa Bay VC
  • Won gold with Balboa Bay at the 2016 and 2017 Boys’ Junior Nationals
  • 2017 Orange County Player of the Year
  • Parents are Brett and Kasey Olivier
  • Has a sister named Sydney
  • Favorite pro team is the LA Clippers and favorite athletes is Shaquille O’Neal
  • Favorite book is The Great Gatsby
  • Most admired people are his “father and mother because they always taught me to be my own person and strive for the best.”

15 Garland Peed

Garland Peed

Position: Libero
Height: 6-2
Age: 19
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Torrey Pines (Class of 2017)
College: UCLA
Instagram: garlandpeed


Did You Know?
  • Started playing volleyball in 2012 for Coast
  • Parents are Garland and Carol Peed
  • Has three older sisters, Malone, Mclane and Monroe and one younger sister Macall
  • Played both setter and libero in high school and was a four-time varsity starter and a three-time team captain
  • Played in 18 matches in 2018 as a freshman at UCLA
  • Majoring in business economics at UCLA
  • Favorite pro team is the LA Chargers
  • Favorite athletes are Steve Young and Reggie Miller

16 Kyler Presho

Kyler Presho

Position: Middle blocker
Height: 6-8
Age: 19
Hometown: San Clemente, Calif.
High School: San Clemente (Class of 2017)
College: Stanford
Instagram: kylerph


Did You Know?
  • Started playing volleyball in 2013 for San Clemente VC
  • Later played for 949 Athletics
  • Played on the 2016 Boys’ Youth National Team that finished second at the NORCECA U19 Championship
  • Played on the 2017 BYNT that finished 15th at the FIVB U19 World Championship
  • Father is Mark Presho and mother is Misty Hartung
  • Has younger brothers named Jettie Presho and Shane Knopf
  • Has a younger sister named Alexandria Presho
  • Graduated high school as a valedictorian
  • All MPSF Honorable Mention and All-MPSF First Team in 2018
  • Favorite food is sushi
  • Favorite pro team is the LA Lakers
  • Favorite athlete is JJ Watt
  • Most admired person is grandfather Henry Hartung because “he taught me to never make excuses and to get the absolute most out of what you are given.”

19 J.P. Reilly

J.P. Reilly

Position: Outside hitter
Height: 6-5
Age: 19
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
High School: Loyola (Class of 2017)
College: Stanford
Instagram: fatjapes


Did You Know?
  • Started playing volleyball in 2010 for Southern California VC
  • Later played for Manhattan Beach Surf
  • Played on the 2016 Boys’ Youth National Team that finished second at the NORCECA U19 Championship
  • Parents are Steve and Michele Reilly
  • Has an older brother named Matt and a younger sister named Kate
  • Favorite food is chicken
  • Favorite music is alternative
  • Enjoys surfing, cars, photography and astronomy
  • Most admired person is Elon Musk because “he does everything.”
  • Is a Type-1 diabetic, diagnosed in 2013

22 Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly

Position: Setter
Height: 6-2
Age: 19
Hometown: El Segundo, Calif. (Class of 2017)
High school: El Segundo
College: Princeton
Instagram: koe__jelly


Did You Know?
  • Started playing volleyball in 2014 for Team Rockstar
  • Member of the 2017 Boys’ Youth National Training Team
  • Parents are Patrick and Elizabeth Kelly
  • Has an older sister named Maggie and two younger brothers named Chris and Nolan
  • Favorite food is steak
  • Favorite book is The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • Favorite pro team is the Lakers
  • Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant
  • Most admired person is his father because “he is an amazing father.”