Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-5 Weight: 200
Birthdate: Sept. 8, 1967
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
College: Long Beach State University
Team USA Member Since: 1993
Major international competition: 1995 World Cup ... 1995 World League ... 1994 World League ... 1993 FIVB Grand Champions Cup ... 1993 NORCECA Zone Championship (silver) ... 1993 World League ... 1991 Pan American Games.
Highlights with USA National Team: Part-time starting middle blocker during first two seasons (1993-94) with USA squad ... played well in '95 World Cup and earned 1995 Players Award ... got limited playing time in World League '94 ... joined USA men's team in Jan. 1993 on an extended tryout, and named to full-time roster in Aug. 1993.
Other volleyball achievements: Competed at '91 Pan Am Games, where he posted 55 kills ... also member of silver medal-winning 1991 World University Games squad.
College/high school: A two-time All-America and all-conference performer at Long Beach State (1990, 1991) ... helped 49ers win NCAA title as senior (teamed with Brent Hilliard and Jason Stimpfig) ... established school record with 111 solo blocks, and ranks among school leaders with 1,813 kills, 418 block assists and 708 digs ... coached at LBSU by Ray Ratelle ... a 1987 graduate of University High School, Irvine, Calif., where he lettered in volleyball and basketball.
Personal: Born Sept. 8, 1967 in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... majored in liberal studies at Long Beach State.