Anderson and Holt Named to USA FIVB World Championship Roster
Sept. 18, 2010
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Former Penn State men's volleyball players Matt Anderson and Max Holt were both named to the 14-man roster that will compete at the FIVB Men's World Volleyball Championships Sept. 25-Oct. 10 in Italy.
Anderson joins three veteran outside hitters on this year's team. He has played in the last two World League campaigns for the U.S. Anderson played in 31 sets in the 2010 World League and tallied 83 kills (2.68 kills per set) and was third on the team with 3.06 points per set.
Holt is one of three middle blockers on this year's roster. He made is debut with the U.S. men at the 2010 World League playing in 19 sets. He totaled 10 kills, two blocks and two aces.
The U.S. men begin World Championship competition with the first round of pool play in Reggio Calabria, Italy on Sept. 25 against Mexico before taking on Venezuela on Sept. 26 and Argentina on Sept. 27.
Anderson helped Penn State to a 2008 National Championship before by-passing his senior year to play professionally in Seoul, South Korea for the Hyuandi Capital Skywalkers of the Korean Volleyball League. Holt was also a member of the 2008 National Championship team and was named the EIVA Player of the Year in 2009.
2010 FIVB World Championship Roster
1 - Matt Anderson (OH, 6-10, West Seneca, N.Y., Penn State)
Head Coach: Alan Knipe
Team Leader: Greg Vernovage
Assistant Coach: Gary Sato
Trainer: Tom Hoff
Technical Coordinator: Chris Jackson
Team Doctors: Andrew Gregory and Keith Feder
Medical Support: Aaron Brock