#1 – LLOY BALL

Position: Setter
Height: 6-8 (203cm)
Weight: 210 lbs (95kg)
Hometown: Woodburn, Ind.
College: IPFW
Birth Date: February 1972
Joined Team: May 1993

 

PERSONAL: Born Lloy James Ball on February 17, 1972 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Parents are Arnie and Sandy Ball. Lloy’s wife’s name is Sarah, and they are the proud parents of a son, Dyer, age 5 and a daughter, Mya, born in August of 2006.

Lloy was recruited to play basketball at the University of Indiana for Coach Bobby Knight. Played volleyball for his father, Arnie, at IPFW, where he also got a communications degree.

He began playing volleyball before the age of five — “I remember dad setting up pillows along the floor in the family room. Then, he and I would play one-on-one volleyball with a balloon. Slowly, I progressed to a heavier ball and more organized games.”

Since there was no high school volleyball in Indiana, Lloy only played in the summer and made his first breakthrough at age 15 by getting an automatic position on the 1987 Olympic Festival. Lloy is a three-time Olympian. Following the 2004 Olympics, he stopped playing with the U.S. Men, but played two seasons with the Iraklis volleyball club in Greece and the 2006-07 season with the Dinamo Kazan in Russia.

Lloy rejoined the U.S. Men’s Team in 2007 to help with Olympic qualifying.

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