4-Man Pro-Beach Players


Scott Fortune


Position: OH Birthdate: January 23, 1966
Height: 6'6" College: Stanford
Residence: Del Mar, CA Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA
Year in League: 5 Career Victories: 13


League Competition Summary

1995 - 2 Wins, Team Sony Autosound (Captain)
Wins at Manhattan Beach, CA; San Diego, CA,

1994 - 5 Wins, Team Sony Autosound (Captain)
Wins at Hermosa Beach, CA; Atlanta, GA; Avon, CO;
Louisville, KY; Clearwater Beach, FL

1993 - 3 Wins, Team OP (Captain)
Wins at Hermosa Beach, CA; Phoenix, AZ;
St. Louis, MO

1992 - 3 Wins, Team OP (Captain)
Wins at San Diego, CA; Hermosa Beach, CA;
Irvine, CA


Career Highlights


Quick Sets


Personal Data:

Scott Fortune
Birthdate: January 23, 1966 - Newport Beach, CA
Ht: 6'6"  Wt: 195
College: Stanford (1989-Economics) 
Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA
Team USA Member Since: 1986

Indoor:

1994 FIVB Super Four
1994 World Championship (Bronze)
1992 Olympics (Bronze)
1992 World League (Bronze)
1991 World Cup (Bronze)
1991 NORCECA Zone Championship (Silver)
1991 World League
1990 World Championship
1990 Goodwill Games
1990 World League
1989 World Gala
1988 Olympics (Gold)
1987 Savin Cup
1985-1989 Stanford
1981-1984 Laguna Beach High School

Beach:

1992-1997  4-Man Pro-Beach Tour
Led team Sony Autosound to 1994 league title. 1993 Offensive Player of the Year after leading the league in kills per game and finishing in the top three in kills, kill percentage, hitting percentage and service aces.

Highlights with USA National Team:

Rejoined Team USA in July 1994 after playing professionally in Greece and completing his third 4-Man Beach Tour season... with Bob Ctvrtlik, gives USA one of the world's top serve receive tandems... international experience, poise and intelligence are enormous assets for Team USA... his three stuff blocks vs. Korea (10-6-94) in World Championship quarterfinal victory qualified for team co-leadership (w/Ivie)... despite his team leading eight stuff blocks, USA lost in WC semifinal (vs. Netherlands, 10-7-94)... had 25 kills in WC upset of Brazil (10-1-94) that gave Team USA the Group B title and automatic quarterfinal berth... served as captain of 1992 bronze-medalist Olympic team, while posting 117 kills and nine blocks... named best digger at '92 Olympic Games... backbone of USA national team from 1989-92... earned FIVB awards as best passer (15.53) and digger (3.05) during '91 World League... tallied 347 kills and 54 total blocks in '91 World League... finished eighth in World League '91 with average of 5.76 kills per game... recipient of the '91 USOC Male Volleyball Athlete of the Year and team MVP awards... saw action in 12 of 25 games at 1988 Olympics... was second youngest member of '88 gold medal squad... registered 14 kills and nine blocks in reserve capacity... came off bench to spur American comeback against Argentina in pool play, notching seven kills and three blocks... most memorable Olympic moment was spiking final point in gold-medal match on Soviet-Union overpass of Eric Sato's serve... won team's 1988 Coaches' Award for his work ethic in matches and on the practice court... has won MVP, coaches', and players' award - all in different years... originally joined Team USA in summer-'86.

Other Volleyball Achievements:

Played for Olympiakos in Greece during 1993-94 European club season... competed for Brescia in Italian Club League in 1992-93 and was a teammate of Bob Ctvrtlik there... earned spot on '87 World University Games team, but sidelined with fractured finger, which also forced him to miss '87 Pan Am Games... in 1984, member of USA team which finished third at Pacific Rim Tournament in Taiwan... lone American representative on all-tournament squad at Pacific Rim... following year, served as captain of USA junior national team that toured Europe.

College/High School:

Returned to Stanford following '88 Olympics... Played as middle blocker during high school, college and national team careers... Switched to swing hitter for his senior year... Led Stanford to 1989 NCAA Final Four appearance... first-team All-American in 1987 and 1989 and third team honors in 1986... contributed to Stanford's first four NCAA post season competitions... collected first-team All-WIVA acclaim in 1987 and 1989, and third-team recognition in 1986... coached at Stanford by Fred Sturm... a 1984 graduate of Laguna Beach (Calif.) High School... earned first-team All-CIF accolades and was South Coast League's most valuable player as Senior... 1983 Laguna Beach team won CIF title (teammates included Adam Johnson, Leif Hanson)... 1982 Laguna Beach team won CIF title (teammates included Johnson, Hanson, and Rudy Dvorak)... played basketball and earned all-league honors in his senior year as point guard (6'6")... three year basketball starter MVP in his junior and senior years... as senior, averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists per contest... coached at LBHS by Bill Ashen.

Personal:

Born Jan. 23, 1966 in Newport Beach, CAlif... earned bachelor's degree in Economics from Stanford in 1989... member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity... perviously employed by First Interstate Bank, through Olympic Job Opportunities Program... brother, Todd, played volleyball at University of California.
How to contact Scott:

Scott Fortune
vbbones@aol.com
Scott's Father is also online:

Tom Fortune
tfortune@popd.ix.netcom.com




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