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Tammy Liley
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Tammy Liley

Pronounced [LYE-lee]
  • Position: Middle Blocker
    Olympic #: 8
    Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 150 lbs.
    DOB: March 6, 1965
    Hometown: Westminster, CA
    College: Arizona State
    Team USA Since: 1987

    Major International Competition:
    1995 World Cup
    1995 World Grand Prix (gold)
    1995 Canada Cup (gold)
    1995 Pan American Games (silver)
    1994 World Championship
    1994 World Grand Prix
    1993 FIVB Grand Champions Cup
    1993 NORCECA Championships (silver)
    1992 FIVB Super Four (bronze)
    1992 Olympics (bronze) 1991 World Cup
    1991 NORCECA (silver)
    1990 World Championship (bronze)
    1990 Goodwill Games
    1989 NORCECA (bronze)
    1988 Olympics
    1987 Pan American Games

    Highlights With USA National Team:
    First USA woman to play in 400 international matches

    assets are versatility and quickness

    led Team USA in kills (16), stuff blocks (3) and aces (4) in World Grand Prix win vs. Germany (8-26-94), co-leader in kills (20) vs. Netherlands (9-2-94), and co-leader in blocking (5) vs. Korea (8-21-94)

    selected to all-tournament team at 1994 Canada Cup and BCV Volley Cup

    named team captain in 1993, her first season as a full-time starter

    1993 USOC Female Volleyball Athlete of the Year

    recipient of most valuable player honors and Coaches Award in 1993

    played key role in bronze medal performance at '92 Olympic Games, coming off the bench

    played in all six 1992 Olympic matches (14 kills)

    named to all-tournament team at '92 Hong Kong Cup

    instrumental in helping USA qualify for Olympics ('91 World Cup vs. Peru)

    collected 1990 Coaches Award

    moved into starting lineup in 1989

    saw action in all five 1988 Olympic matches (11 games)

    trained with team for short time before breakinghand, then spent summer prior to her senior season at ASU, rehabilitating

    model of hard work and determination

    joined program in Jan.-1987 following an open tryout in 1986

    Other Volleyball Achievements:
    Named to Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball Tour all-league team in 1994 as a member of '94-champs, Team Sony Autosound

    played for Racing Club in France during winter of 1991-92

    member of 1985 World University Games team

    College/High School:
    All-America and All-Pac-10 Conference performer as junior and senior (1985-86) at Arizona State

    earned honorable mention all-conference status as freshman and sophomore

    although best known for offensive skills, finished in top 20 nationally as senior in digs per game

    hit .346 with 489 kills as senior

    earned All-America recognition from the National Strength and Conditioning Association for her work in the Sun Devil weight room

    coached at ASU by Debbie Brown (former USA national team player and assistant coach)

    a 1983 graduate of Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, Calif.

    played volleyball for three years and named first-team All-Sunset League as senior

    also played for the Cal Juniors club team, while lettering in basketball, track and softball

    named to 1983 Volleyball Monthly Fab 50 roster, and further honored as a member of All-Time Fab 50 elite

    coached at OVHS by Tom Thorton

    Personal:
    Born in Long Beach, California

    married Brad Liley in Sept.-1989

    maiden name, Webb

    currently employed by the Automobile Club of Southern California, through Olympic Job Opportunities Program

    majored in social work at ASU

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