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Matt Anderson during the 2008 NCAA volleyball championship final.
Matt Anderson (outside hitter)
Anderson, who at 25 is the youngest player, brings youth and power to an aging team.
He may be the youngest, but he is the tallest at 6'10".
It's Anderson's first time at the Olympics and he will be a team leader.
He led the national team in 2011 in scoring, and in the FIVB World Cup, he led the team with 158 points, 139 kills, five blocks and 14 aces. He was named “Best Spiker” at the NORCECA games with 52 kills.
The U.S. will rely on the 6'10" former Nittany Lion and his youthful legs to carry them to a gold medal.
Donald Suxho and Brian Thornton (setters)
There is a big gap in the setter position as the team looks to replace former star Lloy Ball, who retired from the national team after the 2008 Olympics.
Head coach Alan Knipe has spent the past three years searching for a replacement as setter is arguably the most important position on the court.
The uncertainty has been a struggle for Team USA, though Suxho, a 2004 Olympian who missed Beijing due to injury, will most likely be the starting setter.
Reid Priddy (outside hitter) and Clay Stanley (opposite)
Priddy and Stanley will each compete in their third Olympic games. The duo were starters in Bejing and Athens.
Stanley was named the most valuable player in the Beijing Games and is the U.S. team captain.
The combination brings experience and leadership.