Career Highlights: While Anderson will be making his first Olympic appearance, he is no stranger to the U.S. national program and was on the 2008 Pan American squad that won the gold medal and also the training team in 2008 that helped prepare Japan for the Olympics in Beijing. The outside hitter and native of Buffalo, N.Y., had his best tournament in helping Team USA secure a spot in London, winning Best Spiker honors at the NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament in May after scoring a team-high 64 points with a .585 hitting efficiency and 63.4 kill percent. The 25-year-old emerged as the team’s best scorer in 2011 with 493 points - 420 of them coming on kills. He was also one of the top U.S. players in the World League final round, finishing fourth among spikers with a 48.04 percent success rate and fifth among all scorers with 56 points. At the 2011 World Cup, 136 of his 158 points came on kills, and his 51.32 success rate was good for fourth among all players as the U.S. finished sixth. In a move usually seen among collegiate basketball and football players, Anderson left perennial volleyball powerhouse Penn State after helping the Nittany Lions win the NCAA tournament title his junior season in 2008 to begin his professional career with the Hyundai Capital Skywalkers in South Korea. Anderson has since moved onto Italy, playing for both Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia and his current squad, Pallavolo Modena.