Catch Former Nittany Lions Holt and Anderson in FIVB World League Action
June 8, 2010
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Former Nittany Lion men's volleyball players Matt Anderson and Max Holt are both members of the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team competing in the 2010 FIVB World League. Despite suffering two early setbacks to Russia, the pair is back in action with the U.S. Men on June 11 in the first of two matches against Finland.
In a 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 25-14) setback in the World League opener on June 4, Anderson led the U.S. men with nine points on eight kills and one block. A day later, Anderson finished second on the team with 16 points (15 kills and one block) in a 3-1 (25-14, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21) loss to Russia. Holt served as a substitute in both matches.
USA Volleyball announced Monday fans can watch the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team in its 2010 FIVB World League contests on Comcast sports networks, included VERSUS and Comcast Sports Group regional outlets. Matches will air about two weeks after originally played.
Anderson and Holt guided Penn State to the 2008 National Championship, the second in program history. While Anderson by-passed his senior season to play professionally in Seoul, South Korea, Holt remained at Penn State and led the Nittany Lions to an appearance in the 2009 NCAA National Semifinals.
For more information on the U.S. Men's National Volleyball team, please visit www.usavolleyball.org.
2010 FIVB World League Roster
Head Coach: Alan Knipe (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
Team Leader: Rob Browning (Newport Bach, Calif.)
Assistant Coach: Gary Sato (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Trainer: Bran Larsen (Lafayette, Calif.)
Technical Coordinator: Chris Jackson (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Team Doctor: William Schobert (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
Medical Support: Aaron Brock (Storm Lake, Iowa)
2010 U.S. World League Schedule
Date: June 11-12
Date: June 18-19 (7 p.m. both days)
Date: June 25-26 (7 p.m. both days)
Date: July 2-3
Date: July 9 at 7 p.m.; July 10 at 6 p.m.
Final Round (must qualify)