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Clay Stanley Wins Best Server Award at World Champs

Oct. 11, 2010, 1:11 a.m. (ET)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2010) – Clay Stanley of the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team was named Best Server of the FIVB Men’s World Championship on Sunday in Rome, Italy.

Stanley (Honolulu, Hawaii), who plays opposite and was the Most Valuable Player at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, was presented with the award following the completion of the World Championship final in which Brazil defeated Cuba, 25-22, 25-14, 25-22.

The U.S. Men’s Team placed sixth at Worlds after falling to Russia 25-19, 25-21, 25-19 on Saturday in Modena, Italy.

Stanley finished the tournament with 23 aces and 36 faults on 155 attempts and averaged 0.70 aces per set. Stanley started all 33 sets in which the U.S. played at Worlds.

The next best server after Stanley was Bulgaria’s Vladimir Nikolov who finished with 18 aces and 22 faults on 129 sets for an average of 0.53 per set.

Stanley was also the United States’ top scorer, and sixth among all scorers, at the World Championship with 150 points on 109 kills, 18 blocks and 23 aces.

Outside hitter Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) was the team’s second leading scorer, and 21st overall, with 100 points on 84 kills, 11 blocks and five aces. Outside hitter Sean Rooney (Wheaton, Ill.) was third among U.S. players and 22nd overall with 99 points on 88 kills and 11 blocks.

Rooney was the team’s leading spiker and 20th overall with 88 kills and 21 faults on 184 attempts for a success percentage of 47.83 percent.

Stanley’s 18 blocks (0.55 per set) led the U.S. Men and was 11th among all blockers. Middle blocker David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) also had 18 blocks and averaged 0.55 per set, but was 12th among all blockers due to a greater number of attempts.

U.S. libero Rich Lambourne (Tustin, Calif.) was fifth among all liberos with 199 excellent receptions and digs and 39 faults on 307 attempts for an average of 6.03 per set. Lambourne was sixth among all diggers with 76 digs and 30 faults on 115 attempts for an average of 2.3 per set. Lambourne was ninth among all receivers with 123 excellents and nine faults on 192 attempts and an average of 59.38 excellent receptions per set.

U.S. setter Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) was 10th among all setters with 184 running sets and no faults on 585 attempts for an average of 5.58 running sets per set. A running set is defined as a set from a player that puts their hitter against one blocker or none.

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2010 FIVB World Championship
Sept. 25-Oct. 10 in Italy

U.S. Roster
No. Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College)
1 Matt Anderson (OH, 6-10, West Seneca, N.Y., Penn State)
2 Sean Rooney (OH, 6-9, Wheaton, Ill., Pepperdine)
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 Jonathan Winder (S, 6-8, Irvine, Calif., Pepperdine)
8 Reid Priddy (OH, 6-5, Richmond, Va., Loyola Marymount)
10 Riley Salmon (OH, 6-6, League City, Texas, Pierce College)
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 Carson Clark (Opp, 6-5, Santa Barbara, Calif., UC Irvine)
17 Max Holt (MB, 6-9, Cincinnati, Ohio, Penn State)
19 Alfee Reft (L, 5-10, Oxnard, Calif., Hawai'i)

Head Coach: Alan Knipe (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
Team Leader: Greg Vernovage (Susquehanna, Pa.)
Assistant Coach: Gary Sato (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Trainer: Tom Hoff (Park Ridge, Ill.)
Technical Coordinator:
Chris Jackson (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Team Doctors: Andrew Gregory (Nashville, Tenn.) and Keith Feder (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Medical Support:
Aaron Brock (Storm Lake, Iowa)

Final Standings: 1. Brazil, 2. Cuba, 3. Serbia, 4. Italy, 5. Russia, 6. USA, 7. Bulgaria, 8. German, 9. Argentina, 10. Czech Republic, 11. France, 12. Spain, 13T. Cameroon, 13T. Egypt, 13T. Japan, 13T. Mexico, 13T. Poland, 13T Puerto Rico, 19T. Australia, 19T. Canada, 19T. China, 19T. Iran, 19T. Tunisia, 19T. Venezuela

Individual Best Player Awards
Most Valuable Player: Murilo Endres (BRA)
Top Scorer: Iban Perez (ESP)
Best Server: Clayton Stanley (USA)
Best Spiker: Maxim Mikhaylov (RUS)
Best Blocker: Robertlandy Simon (CUB) |
Best Setter: Nikola Grbic (SRB)
Best Libero: Ferdinand Tille (GER)