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  • Volleyball icon Member of U.S. Men's National Team since 2009
  • Volleyball icon Named 2017 USAV Male Indoor Player of the Year after leading the team in blocking and earning a starting position
  • Volleyball icon Played professionally in Puerto Rico, Spain, France and Poland
  • Volleyball icon Won NCAA National Championship with UC Irvine and named First Team All-American in 2007
  • Volleyball icon Played on the U.S. Men's Junior National Team 2004-05


  • Medal 2023 Volleyball Nations League Final - Silver
  • flag icon 2023 Volleyball Nations League Weeks One, Two, and Three
  • flag icon 2022 FIVB World Championship - 6th
  • Medal 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final Round - Silver
  • flag icon 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Weeks One, Two, Three
  • 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games - 10th
  • flag icon 2021 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Preliminary Round - 7th
  • Medal 2019 FIVB Tokyo Men's Volleyball Qualification tournament - Gold
  • Medal 2019 FIVB World Cup - Bronze
  • Medal 2019 Volleyball Nations League Final Round - Silver
  • Medal 2018 World Championship - Bronze
  • Medal 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final Round - Bronze
  • Medal 2017 NORCECA Championship - Gold
  • Olympic Rings 2016 Olympic Games - Bronze
  • Medal 2015 FIVB World Cup - Gold
  • flag icon 2014 FIVB World Championship -T7th
  • Olympic Rings 2012 Olympic Games -T5th
  • Medal 2010 Pan American Cup - Gold
  • Medal 2009 FIVB World Championship Qualifier - Gold; Best Blocker
  • flag icon 2009 FIVB World League - Made U.S. Men's National Team debut
  • Medal 2007 World University Games - Bronze
  • flag icon 2005 FIVB Men's U21 World Volleyball Championship - Men's Junior National Team
  • Medal 2004 NORCECA Junior Men's Volleyball Championship - Silver; Men's Junior National Team

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born in 1985
  • Volleyball icon Parents are Rick and Nancy... Has an older brother, Robert, and a younger sister, Kristen
  • Volleyball icon Married wife Kelli in 2008... The couple has one son (Cohen, 2012) and one daughter (Amelie, 2018)
  • Volleyball icon Kelli is a long-distance runner and coach
  • Volleyball icon David was born with mild-to-severe hearing loss and wears hearing aids to assist on and off the court... also reads lips

David Smith Posters

  • On how men's volleyball is played"I think especially with the men's game, people just assume that the person who hits that ball the hardest gets the most points. There is so much technique and finesse woven in the fabric of the game and there are so many ways to score points without trying to put a hole in the floor."