Name: Carson Clark
Position: Opposite
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Height: 6-6 (200cm)
Weight: 200 lbs (90kg)
Birthplace: Solvang, Calif.
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: Santa Barbara HS
College: UC Irvine ('12, Sociology)
Other Career Highlights
  • Member of the 2014 FIVB World League team that won a gold medal
  • Won a gold medal at the 2013 NORCECA Continental Championship
  • Voted Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 NCAA National Championship as UC Irvine won its second title during Clark's time on the team. Named AVCA First Team All American and All-MPSF.
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  • After taking two years off to deal with back issues, returned to the team in 2017
  • Was named MVP of the U.S. Men's final 2017 World League pool play match against Poland as the U.S. secured a spot in the Final Round
  • In 2014, won gold at the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier and played on the World Championship team
  • In 2013, played in five sets of the NORCECA Championship and was the United States’ second-leading scorer with 124 points on 104 kills, three blocks and a team-high 17 aces
  • Won gold medals with the Pan American Cup teams in 2012 and 2010
  • Was on Boys' Youth National Team that earned a silver medal at the 2006 NORCECA U19 Continental Championship
  • Won NCAA National Championships with UC Irvine in 2012 and 2009
  • Four-time AVCA All American (first team in 2012 and 2010)
  • Was selected to Volleyball Magazine’s Fab 50 while at Santa Barbara High School
  • Has played professionally in France, Poland and Greece
Personal: Parents are Candy and Glen Clark... Has two older brothers, Ian and Sutton... Began playing volleyball in 2003 for the Southern California Volleyball Club... Most admired person is Obi Wan Kenobi because “He is what I wish I could be.”... Considered leaving UCI after his junior year to play overseas professionally, but stayed and ended up winning his second NCAA national championship

“Carson has the opportunity to become a good player that can start.” - U.S. Head Coach John Speraw in the Daily Pilot

“Everybody on the team is there to win and to represent Team USA in the best way possible. In volleyball, you can’t win with just one guy and I think that’s a good thing because you’re a little more humble. We’re hungry and ready to be the best in the world.” - Carson Clark

Related Links

U.S. Men's Update: Carson Clark Chats - USA Volleyball
Video: UC Irvine… Carson Clark Interview
Men's Volleyball: Team USA Sweeps Iran - Daily Pilot
UCI sweeps to NCAA title - Daily Pilot