Famous Volleyball Player Profile

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Kerri Walsh and Misty May in serve receive during London 2102Kerri Walsh and Misty May during London Olympics 2012


Each volleyball player profile found on this page contains quick facts

and biographical information about this sport's famous volleyball

players. 


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Volleyball Player Profile
Danielle Scott Arruda



Danielle Scott Arruda is the first American, male or female, to play

volleyball in five Olympic games.



College Volleyball Accomplishments



  • Three-time First Team AVCA All American
  • Volleyball Magazine First Team All American
  • Volleyball Magazine Second Team All American
  • AVCA - National Volleyball Player of the Year
  • Volleyball Magazine - National Volleyball Player of the Year
  • All Big West - Volleyball
  • All Big West - Basketball
  • First Big West student-athlete to get All Big West in two sports
  • NCAA National Championship - Division I
  • NCAA National Championship Runner Up
  • NCAA National Championship Semifinalist
  • Honda Sports Award Winner for Volleyball
  • AVCA All-Northwest Region
  • Two-time Big West Conference Volleyball Player of the Year



Volleyball Player Profile of an Olympic Volleyball Player



  • 2012 London Olympic Games
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Exhibition for Brazil
  • 2004 Athens Olympic Games
  • 2000 Sydney Olympic Games
  • 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games



Volleyball Player Profile: USA Volleyball Player



2009 Pan-American Cup "Best Blocker"

2008 FIVB World Grand Prix(Fourth Place)

2007 Pan American Games (Bronze Medal)

2007 FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)

2007 NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal)

2007 FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal)

2006 World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)

2006 World Championships (Ninth Place)

2005 Montreux Volleyball Masters (Seventh Place)

2005 NORCECA Continental Championships (First Place)

2005 World Grand Champions Cup (Second Place)

2004 Montreux Volley Masters (Second Place)

2004 World Grand Prix (Third Place)

2003 Pan American Cup (First Place)

2003 World Grand Prix (Third Place)

2003 World Cup (Third Place)

2003 Montreux Volley Masters

2003 NORCECA Zone Championships

2002 World Championship "Best Blocker"

2001 World Championships (First Place)

2001 World Grand Prix (First Place)

2001 NORCECA (First Place)

2001 World Grand Champions Cup

2001 FIVB World Grand Prix "Most Valuable Player"

2001 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Scorer"

2001 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Blocker"

2000 World Grand Prix

2000 Nike Americas Volleyball Challenge

1999 Pan American Games

1999 NORCECA Championship

1999 World Cup

1996 World Grand Prix

1995 Canada Cup

1995 World Grand Prix

1995 Pan American Games

1995 World Cup

1994 World Grand Prix

1994 World Championships


Danielle Scott Arruda earned back-to-back silver medals in the 2008

Beijing and 2012 London Games.


Scott played in her first Olympics at age 24 in the Atlanta Games,

followed by the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens.


Named Best Blocker at the 20002 FIVB Championships as the Americans

won a silver medal. Danielle led the Americans to six FIVB Grand Prix

medals including gold medals in 2001, 2010, 2011 and 2012 in addition

to bronze medals in 2003 and 2004.


Named Most Valuable Player, Best Scorer and Best Blocker at the 2001

FIVB World Grand Prix. Danielle was a silver medalist at the 2011 FIVB

World Cup, bronze medalist in 2003 and 2007.


With 400 International roster appearances Danielle was a three-time

AVCA All American at Long Beach State in addition to being named the

1993 Player of the year and winning the NCAA Division I Championship

title. 



Volleyball Player Profile: Professional Volleyball Player



  • 2001 A.D.C. BCN
  • 2002 Pioneer Red Wings
  • 2003, 2005 Pallavolo Chieri
  • 2007 Cimed Macae
  • 2007-08 Finasa
  • 2008 Florens Castellana



Volleyball Player Profile
Debbie Green Vargas


Olympic Silver Medalist Debbie Green Vargas (Photo Library Dragon)Olympic Silver Medalist Debbie Green Vargas (Photo Library Dragon)


Debbie was the starting setter on the 1984 Olympic volleyball team that

won a silver medal during the Los Angeles Olympiade.


1982 World Championships: Peru vs USA


College Volleyball Accomplishments



Green becomes the youngest All-American at age 16

  • 1977 Pac-10 All-Conference Team
  • Two-time All American Setter
  • 1976 AIAW National Championship Title

  • 1977 AIAW National Championship title -first time ever a college volleyball team had an undefeated season
  • 1978 Honda Sports Award Winner For Volleyball



Volleyball Player Profile of an Olympic Volleyball Player



  • Two-time Olympic Volleyball Team Member-1980 Moscow, 1984 Los Angeles
  • USA Volleyball Olympic Silver Medalist - 1984 Los Angeles



Volleyball Player Profile of a USA Volleyball Player



Highly Acclaimed as the Best Setter in USA Womens Volleyball History

  • 1979 Pan Am Games - Fourth Place
  • 1983 Pan Am Games - Silver Medalist
  • FIVB Womens World Championships
  • FIVB Womens World Championships
  • FIVB Womens World Championships



Professional Volleyball Player



  • 1987 - Major League Volleyball - Los Angeles Starlites, League Champions
  • 1988 - Major League Volleyball - Los Angeles Starlites, League Champions



Famous Female Volleyball Player



  • 2004 - American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2005 - Volleyball Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 1986 - USVBA Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 1998 - Orange County Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2010 - Colorado Springs Hall of Fame Inductee w/ 1980 Olympic Team Members
  • Volleyball Magazine's All-Time Indoor First Team



Coaching Volleyball



Long Beach State Assistant Volleyball Coach 1986 - 2008



Volleyball Quotes



"Throughout her youth, Debbie Green spent her spare moments playing

volleyball, practicing it endlessly, performing in hundreds of matches,

forfeiting her social life so she could perfect her skills as a setter."


"I never went to a prom or to movies like other high school girls did," she

says. "My entire life was volleyball. I'd play six days a week, with

Monday the only day I'd take off."

Debbie Green



Volleyball Player Profile
Logan Tom



Team USA 067

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College Volleyball Accomplishments



2001 NCAA Women's Championship Final 

Stanford vs. Long Beach State

In a match-up of the two leading Player of the Year candidates, the Logan Tom led Stanford Cardinal takes on Cheryl Weaver and the Long Beach State 49ers. Coming into the match, Long Beach State was undefeated at 33-0, while Stanford had only lost two matches, one at USC and the other against Long Beach in the preseason (32-2). To reach the final, Stanford defeated defending champion Nebraska while Long Beach dispatched Arizona in the other semifinal. 

All-Tournament Team:
MVP: Logan Tom (Stanford)
Ogonna Nnamani (Stanford)
Ashley Ivy (Stanford)
Robyn Lewis (Stanford)
Tayyiba Haneef (Long Beach)
Brittany Hochevar (Long Beach)


  • Two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year
  • Four-time First Team All Pac-10

  • NCAA Volleyball Champion on Stanford volleyball team
  • Three-time NCAA Volleyball final four All-Tournament Team
  • Freshman of the Year on Stanford volleyball team
  • Four-time First Team AVCA All American at Stanford
  • Two-time AVCA Volleyball Player of the Year
  • Two-time Volleyball Honda Award Winner
  • Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year
  • ASICS/Volleyball Magazine Freshman of the Year
  • AVCA Freshman of the Year
  • Pac-10 Freshman of the Year


Logan Tom is the first Stanford volleyball player to participate in an

Olympic Games and then return to school to finish NCAA eligibility

and class requirements.



1999 NCAA Women's Championship Final 

Stanford vs. Penn State

Watch Kerri Walsh and Logan Tom vs Lauren Cacciamani and Carrie Schoenvald



Volleyball Player Profile of an Olympic Volleyball Player



  • Four-time Olympic volleyball team member- 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, 2012 London
  • USA Volleyball Olympic Bronze medalist - 2000 Sydney: Silver medalist London
  • USA Volleyball Olympic Silver medalist - 2008 Beijing, Voted Best Scorer


Logan Maile Lei Tom (born May 25, 1981) is an American indoor volleyball and beach volleyball player. She is a four-time Olympian at the outside hitter position. At age 19, Logan became the youngest woman ever to be selected for an American Olympic volleyball team when she made the 2000 Games in Sydney. She is a skilled all-around player who brings stability to the American serve receive and defense, while also providing the team with a solid attack and block at the net. She has been a huge part of the national team for many years. In Beijing, Tom helped Team USA win a silver medal and was named Best Scorer.



Volleyball Player Profile of a USA Volleyball Player



  • 2003 Volleyball World Cup - Bronze Medalist
  • 2007 Volleyball World Cup - Bronze Medalist
  • 2001 World Grand Prix - Voted Best Server and Most Valuable Player, Gold Medalist
  • 2003 World Grand Prix - Bronze Medalist
  • 2004 World Grand Prix - Bronze Medalist, Voted Most Valuable Player, Best Scorer, Best Receiver
  • 2010 World Grand Prix - Gold Medalist, Voted Best Receiver
  • 2002 FIVB Womens World Championships



Professional Volleyball Player



  • AVP Beach Volleyball Player, Rookie of the Year



Volleyball Player Profile: Stacy Sykora


Team USA 090

photo by RRaiderstyle


College Volleyball Accomplishments



  • Two-time All Big 12 at Texas A & M - coached by 1984 Olympic silver medalist Laurie Flachmeier Corbelli
  • Two-time Second Team AVCA All American
  • Asics Volleyball All America Honorable Mention



Olympic Volleyball Player



Team USA 074-1

photo by RRaiderstyle


  • Three-time Olympic volleyball team member- 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing
  • USA Volleyball Olympic Bronze medalist - 2000 Sydney, 2nd best digger in the Olympics

  • USA Olympic Volleyball - 2004 Voted Best Libero in the Athens Olympics 
  • USA Volleyball Olympic Silver medalist - 2008 Beijing


USA Volleyball Player



First official "libero" in USA Womens Volleyball history

  • 2001 Volleyball World Cup -Voted Best Receiver
  • 2001 World Grand Champions Cup - Voted Best Digger
  • 2001 World Grand Prix - Voted Best Digger, Gold Medalist
  • 2001 NORCECA Championship "Best Receiver"
  • 2004 Olympic Games "Best Defensive Player"
  • 2003 Volleyball World Cup - Bronze Medalist
  • 2007 Volleyball World Cup - Bronze Medalist
  • 2003 World Grand Prix - Bronze Medalist
  • 2010 World Grand Prix - Gold Medalist
  • 2010 FIVB Womens World Championships - Voted Best Libero and Best Digger
  • 2002 FIVB Womens World Championships - Silver Medalist



A Professional Volleyball Player



Stacy established herself as a professional volleyball player representing

the United States on the following international teams:

Italy - Mirabilandia Teodora Ravenna, Starfin Ravenna, Lines

Ecocapitanata Altamura

Brazil - Volei Futuro,


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