Nation: United States of America
DOB: January 20, 1978
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Career Highlights: After winning MVP honors in helping the U.S. claim Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008, Stanley will make his third Olympic appearance
for Team USA. The opposite hitter is a third-generation American volleyball Olympian, his father Jon Stanley and late step-grandfather
Tom Haine were members on the 1968 squad. Stanley finished with a tournament-high nine aces and finished second among all
players with 62 points in the final round of the World League in July as the U.S. finished runner-up to Poland. He also placed
fifth with a 46.23 successful spike percentage, scoring 49 points. Stanley’s effort in Beijing was outstanding as the team
came together after the shocking death of the father-in-law of coach Hugh McCutcheon in China, with Stanley leading all scorers
with 146 points _ 116 on kills _ and led the U.S. in scoring in seven of its eight matches en route to the gold. He again
proved his worth in May at the NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament, garnering MVP honors after finishing
in the top 10 among spikers, blockers and servers as the U.S. secured its Olympic spot for this summer by winning the title.
He was the top spiker and top blocker for the U.S. at the 2011 World Cup, finishing 10th and 14th, respectively, overall.
Stanley is also one of the team’s best servers and was second at the World Cup with 17 aces in 108 attempts. At the club level,
Stanley has played for Greek sides Panathinaikos and Thessaloniki and Russian clubs Zenit Kazan and Ural Ufa.
Olympic History: 2008,2004