Reid Priddy

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Reid Priddy
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Personal information
Full nameWilliam Reid Priddy
Born(1977-10-01) October 1, 1977 (age 36)
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Volleyball information
PositionOutside hitter
National team
2000-presentUSA
 
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Reid Priddy
Reidpriddy.gif
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Reid Priddy
Born(1977-10-01) October 1, 1977 (age 36)
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Volleyball information
PositionOutside hitter
National team
2000-presentUSA

William Reid Priddy (b. October 1, 1977) is an American volleyball player on the United States men's national volleyball team. He has also played on the AVP tour from 2000 to 2006.

As of 2009, Priddy has resumed playing on the AVP Tour.

High School and personal life[edit]

Priddy was born in Richmond, Virginia, to Ken and Sharon Priddy. He started playing volleyball after his family moved from Richmond to Florida, where he tried it in a summer-school P.E. class.

Priddy graduated from Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Arizona, in May 1996. He participated in the first year of Varsity Volleyball in the State of Arizona in 1994. Priddy played the Setter position for the Pride and helped lead the team as a Junior to the school's first State Championship in 1995.

Priddy has been married to Lindsay Pierce since March 10, 2007.

College[edit]

Priddy graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in communication studies in 2000. He was also recruited by Cal State Northridge, USC and University of California, Santa Barbara.[1] He appeared in 18 matches (42 games). Posted 150 kills, 70 digs and 12 service aces as a freshman. He led the Lions with 391 kills and in matches with 10-or-more kills (17) and was second on the team in kills per game (4.83), digs (178) and digs per game (2.20) in 1998. In 1999, he led the team in kills (435), kills per game (5.80) and service aces (35) as a senior

International career[edit]

National team[edit]

2008[edit]

Led the U.S. National Team to a gold medal in the Beijing Olympics defeating the top seeded Brazil.

2006[edit]

Led the U.S. team in scoring in seven out of 12 World League matches, including 21 points against Serbia & Montenegro. Was one of the World League leaders in scoring and hitting. Helped the U.S. team go undefeated (4-0) at the Inaugural Pan American Cup in June. Reid led the team in scoring on the Argentina tour. Had the high score in the first (18), third (23) and fifth (16) matches in Argentina.

2005[edit]

Reid made his indoor season debut in Japan at the World Grand Champions Cup as the USA Men claimed the silver medal with a record of 4-1. Played in each of the final four matches (eight out of 13 sets) and scored 27 points on 23 kills, two blocks and two service aces.

2004[edit]

Reid made his first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece, as the USA Men finished fourth overall. Priddy finished second on the team and 11th overall in total scoring with 86 points on 72 kills, 11 blocks and three service aces. Team USA qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10. The men posted a perfect record of 6-0 en route to the gold medal, which included a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Cuba in the championship match. Scored a match-high 16 points on 13 kills and three blocks in the championship match. Also participated in the Japan Tour, Houston Series, USA Global Challenge (gold medal), and the Serbia and Montenegro Tour (silver medal).

2003[edit]

Priddy emerged as one of the starting outside hitters on the left side. Served as the team captain at the Pan American Games where the team placed fourth. Battled an abdominal injury for much of the season, but still finished third on the team in kills (224) and fourth on the squad in service aces (17). Also participated in the Colorado/Nebraska Tour, Canada Tour, NORCECA Zone Championships (gold medal), World Cup (fourth place).

2002[edit]

Priddy rejoined the team in late July. Played in 58 of a possible 141 sets during the year. Led the team in total points (70), kills (60) and blocks (eight) in six matches at the World Volleyball Championships. Finished the season first on the team in points per game (2.98) and sixth in total points (173), had 92 kills, 66 digs, 21 blocks and 10 service aces. Also participated for the national team in the Bulgaria Tour, Greece Tour, and Florida Tour.

2001[edit]

Priddy led the team in kills (258) and digs (184). Finished second on the team in blocks (41) and was tied for third in service aces (14). Played professionally for the Vienna Hotvolleys in Austria. Participated for the national team in the Japan Tour, Volleyball World League, World Championship Qualifier, NORCECA Zone Championships, and the Jeep America's Cup.

2000[edit]

He was one of four USA men's volleyball team alternates for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

1999[edit]

He played with the national team at the Pan American Games

AVP Beach Volleyball Tour[edit]

2006[edit]

Finished ninth three times in 3 AVP tournaments.

2005[edit]

Finished ninth three times in 10 AVP tournaments.

2002[edit]

Finished 25th and 57th in 2 AVP tournaments.

2001[edit]

Finished 13th twice, 17th three times, 25th twice, and 33rd once in 8 AVP tournaments.

Awards[edit]

YearAward / Honor
1998Earned AVCA second-team All-America honors
Earned all-MPSF honorable mention accolades.
1999Earned AVCA second-team All-America honors
Garnered second-team all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF)honors.
2000Earned American Volleyball Coaches Association first-team All-America honors as a senior
2013"Most Valuable Player" of the Men's CEV Cup 2012–13 with Halkbank Ankara

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ USA Volleyball - Player profile: Reid Priddy
  2. ^ Template:Ciyr news