Name: Max Holt
Position: Middle Blocker
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Height: 6-10 (205 cm)
Weight: 198 (90 kg)
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Purcell Marian (Ohio) High School
College: Penn State (2009)
Olympic Experience
  • 2016 Olympic Games (bronze medal)
World Championship Experience
  • 2018 World Championship (bronze medal)
  • 2014 World Championship (tied for 7th)
  • 2010 World Championship (6th place)
Other Career Highlights
  • Helped the U.S. Men win the 2015 FIVB World Cup and qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games
  • Named Best Middle Blocker as the U.S. Men finished third at the 2015 FIVB World League
  • Helped the U.S. Men win the 2014 FIVB World League
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  • Helped U.S. Men win bronze at the 2018 FIVB World Championship and Volleyball Nations League
  • Helped U.S. Men win gold medal at 2017 NORCECA Championship
  • Finished second among all blockers at the 2016 Olympic Games with 20 blocks (.65 per set). Also finished second in aces (12 aces, .39 per set)
  • Finished the 2014 season as the U.S. Men's leading blocker and server and was their third-leading scorer (268 points on 160 kills, 67 blocks, 41 aces in 100 sets).
  • Finished the 2013 season as the U.S. Men’s second-leading scorer (177 points; 3.05 points per set) and leading blocker (54 blocks; .93 blocks per set)
  • Named No. 1 blocker on the 2014 all-star team at the FIVB Grand Champions Cup after finishing with 17 blocks (.85 blocks per set)
  • Named USAV's 2013 Male Indoor Most Improved Player
  • Was an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Men's Volleyball Team
  • Played on the 2009 Pan American Cup team that won the gold medal in Chiapas, Mexico
  • Won the 2008 NCAA National Championship with Penn State
  • Two time AVCA first team all-American at Penn State
  • Played on the U.S. Men's Junior National Team in 2006 and '07
Personal: Parents are Kim and Angie Holt... Has two older siblings, Megan and Nick, and a younger brother, Sam, who also plays professional volleyball... Max names Ben Harper as favorite musical entertainer, history as favorite school subject, the Cincinnati Bengals as favorite pro sports team and Chad Johnson as favorite athlete... Enjoys playing guitar and singing

The Quote
“It’s fitting that we end like that. This whole tournament we’ve been fighting for our lives. We weren’t going to go down like that. Everybody just dug deep. It took us a couple sets to get going. But once we figured out their schemes and put a better game plan together to stop their big boys and served a little more aggressively, we just fought.” - Max Holt on winning the Olympic bronze medal in 2016

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