Brad Lawson

USA Volleyball

Brad Lawson

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Birth Year: 1989
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6-7
Weight: 198
High School/Grad Year: Iolani School (Honolulu)/ 2008
College: Stanford

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2011 – World University Games. 2008 – NORCECA Continental Championships, El Salvador (Bronze Medal). 2007 – FIVB World Youth Championships in Mexico. 2006 – NORCECA Continental Championship in Dominican Republic (Silver Medal)

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – A member of the U.S. men's team that competed at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China, in August, 2011... Had 14 kills, two aces and 10 digs against the Czech Republic ... the U.S. finished 12th, though it posted a 5-3 record. 2008 – Member of the Men's Junior National Team that took bronze at the NORCECA Continental Championships in El Salvador. 2007 – Member of the Boys' Youth National Team that competed in the FIVB World Championships in Baja, Calif., and Mexico. 2006 – Member of the Boys' Youth National Team that took silver in the NORCECA Continental Championships in the Dominican Republic... 2005 – USA Youth A2 Camp

CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2007-08 – Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 Captain... Mizuno First team All-American and Player of the Year... State Player of the year... Led Iolani School to a state championship. 2006-07 – ILH Player of the Year... Finished second at USAV Boys' Junior National Championships with the Outrigger Canoe Club. 2005 – Finished second at USAV Boys' Junior National Championships with the Outrigger Conoe Club.

COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Became one of four Stanford players to receive three first-team All-America honors... named an AVCA first-team All-American ... also selected to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first team for the third time... named to the MPSF All-Tournament team... twice named AVCA National Player of the Week (Feb. 14, April 17), the latter after combining for 27 kills and a .523 hitting percentage in regular-season closing victories over UC Santa Barbarba and UCLA... also named MPSF Player of the Week after combining for 40 kills and a .352 hitting percentage in road victories over Long Beach State and Cal State Northridge... established school career records (rally-scoring era) in kills (1,828) and service aces (128)... also finished at No. 2 in career sets (437), No. 3 in career kills per set (4.18) and No. 7 in career hitting percentage (.326)... also moved into Stanford top-10 in four single-season categories: No. 2 in aces (41), No. 3 in aces per set (0.37), and No. 6 in kills (451)... all four of his kill totals rank among the top 10 in the rally-scoring era... Member of Stanford's winningest class, with 86 victories... Received the Spirit of Stanford Award by the Stanford Athletic Board. 2011 –  Named an AVCA first-team All-American... started all 27 matches he played in as a team captain... led the team with 455 kills and 26 aces... also posted a team-high seven double-doubles... named AVCA National Player of the Week in late February after combining for 43 kills, three aces, and 14 digs against UCLA (Feb. 25) and UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 26)... his hitting percentage of .564 in the second match was also the second-best single-match performance by a Cardinal player this year... earned MPSF Player of the Week honors two weeks into the season, posting a combined 39 kills against BYU in two mid-January matches... his 27 kills against Long Beach State (April 23) in the last match of the season were the second-most in a single match by a Stanford player on the year... also had the highest number of kills in a four-set match, with 23 against Pacific (April 16) ... earned a spot on the All-MPSF first team as well as the MPSF All-Academic team... brought his career kill total to 1,377, the second-highest tally by a Stanford player in the rally-scoring era... reached the 20-kill mark in nine matches... his 87 aces also rank fourth in Stanford history... finished the season ranked among the top 10 in Stanford career or single-season categories for the rally-scoring era... Had a career-high 16 digs in a five-set victory over UC Irvine (Feb. 12). 2010 – Named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Year ... had what is considered to be the most dominant performance by an outside hitter in an NCAA men's volleyball final (May 8)... had 24 kills in 28 attacks in the championship sweep over Penn State with only one error, for stepping on the line on a back-row attack... his .821 hitting percentage in the match was nearly .200 better than Stanford's next-best performance in 2010 (.625 by Lawson at UC San Diego on 12-for-16)... also had four aces in the match, breaking the school single-season record with 43... hit over .300 in 26 of the team's 30 matches... named NCAA Tournament's co-Most Outstanding Player, along with teammate Kawika Shoji... selected as a first-team All-America by the AVCA and Volleyball Magazine... named as the Stanford Athletic Board's Conference Male Athlete of the Year for his dominance in conference play... led team, and was fifth in the nation, in kills per game (4.92)... broke school season kills record (in the rally-scoring era) in the NCAA final, with 522... led Stanford in service aces (43) and points (601), and points per set (5.67 ... honored with All-Tournament awards from MPSF and NCAA, while also earning a spot on the MPSF All-Academic team... started all 30 matches. 2009 – Started all 32 matches - the only Stanford player to do so - and led the team in sets played (116) ... named to the All-MPSF third team and All-MPSF freshmen team... named MPSF player of the week for Feb. 2 after he had a collegiate career-high 27 kills (.438) - including several late in a tight third set - and 11 digs to lead Stanford from a two-set deficit to beat Long Beach State (Jan. 30) ... second behind Evan Romero in kills with 400, a school record for freshman in the rally-scoring era (since 2001)... averaged 3.45 kills per set... recorded 117 digs for the season, reaching double-digits against BYU, Long Beach State, and Pepperdine... averaged 1.53 digs per set... scored 18 service aces for the season.

PERSONAL: Born Bradley Colgate Lawson in 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii... Parents are Bill and Laurie Lawson... Has a brother Billy (1984) and a sister Amy (1986)... Sister Amy is a four-time All-NAIA soccer player at Westmont (Calif.) College...  Father was an all-conference soccer goalkeeper at Trinity (Conn.) College... Began playing volleyball in 2002 with the Outrigger Canoe Club... Graduated from Iolani School in 2008... Favorite book is Enders Game... Favorite professional sports team is the Dallas Mavericks and favorite athlete is Steve Nash... Hobbies include photography, music, surfing, and piano... has sung the national anthem before Stanford women's volleyball matches... Graduated from Stanford in 2012 with a degree in science, technology and society.

Updated January 2013

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