Overview
Amanda Benson

Amanda Benson

Club
Vandoeuvre Nancy
Nationality
United States
Birth Date
09/03/1995
Birth Place
Arizona, USA
Height
169 cm
Weight
63 kg

Position: Libero

Height: 5-7
Hometown: Litchfield Park, Arizona
High School: Xavier College Preparatory (Arizona)
College: University of Oregon

Most Notable

Helped U.S. win gold at 2018 Pan Am Cup as she started five of the six matches
2016 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention while at University of Oregon

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:

2018: FIVB Volleyball Nations League Prelim Week 1; Pan American Cup (Gold)
2017: Pan Am Cup (Gold); FIVB World Grand Prix

Did You Know:

Ranks second at University of Oregon in career digs (2,146) and digs per set (4.63), one of only two Ducks to reach 2,000 digs
Helped U.S. Women's Junior National Team win bronze at the 2012 NORCECA Women's U20 Continental Championship
Named AVCA High School All-American in 2013
Started playing youth club volleyball in 2006 with AZ Sky before concluding her youth club career with Spiral Volleyball Club under Molly Strak
Parents are Brett and Cristina Benson
Brothers are Ryne and Nick
Uncle David Alcoriza was a member o the 1996 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team (trap shooting) and grandfather Ronly Alcoriza) is a member of the ATA National Hall of Fame

Amanda Benson's Favorites

Food: Tacos ... Book: Anything by Edgar Allen Poe ... Music Type: R&B, Hip-Hop ... Movie: Bridesmaids ... Actress: Mila Kunas ... Professional Team: Vandoeuvre Nancy (France) ... Athlete: Michael Jordan

Hobbies and Interests: Writing Poetry; Shopping; Being with friends or family

Most Admired Person: Her immediate family as a whole because "they are my foundation and my reason why I continue to pursue my dreams."

Happiest Moment in Life: "Joining the Women's National Team"

Career

  • Position Libero
  • Selection Olympic (0) - W.C. (0) - Other (19)
  • Current Club Dresdner SC 1898
  • Spike 265
  • Block 257