Overview
Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson

Club
Zenit Kazan
Birth Date
18/04/1987
Birth Place
New York, USA
Height
202 cm
Weight
100 kg

Outside hitter Matthew (Matt) Anderson was born in 1987 in Buffalo, N.Y., and grew up in West Seneca, N.Y. The outside hitter (204cm, 86kg) made his debut with the U.S. National Team for the 2009 World League and started the first six matches before falling ill with a serious case of pneumonia. Anderson became a starter at outside hitter for the U.S. in 2011 and was the youngest player on the team that competed at the 2012 Olympic Games. He was also a starter on the teams that won the 2014 World League and took second in 2012.Prior to joining the National Team, Anderson led his college volleyball team at Penn State University to the 2008 NCAA National Championship. Anderson was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament and also the American Volleyball Coaches Association co-Player of the Year. He then made news by leaving college early to play for Korea’s Hyundai Capital Skywalkers. He played for the team again in the winter of 2009, but left early due to injury. He has also played internationally in Italy and Russia.Anderson played on the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team in 2005 and the U.S. Junior Men’s National Team in 2006 and 2007. He is single.

Career

  • Position Opposite spiker
  • Selection Olympic (14) - W.C. (16) - Other (186)
  • Current Club Zenit Kazan
  • Spike 360
  • Block 332