Name: Dustin Watten
Position: Libero
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Height: 6-0 (188 cm)
Weight: 180 lbs (85 kg)
Birthplace: Long Beach, Calif.
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Wilson High School (Long Beach)
College: Long Beach State (2009)
Other Career Highlights
  • 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
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  • 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
Personal: 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... Favorite musical group is Earth, Wind and Fire... Favorite teams are the L.A. Lakers and Denver Broncos and his favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant...Majored in communications