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Ali Wood:
 
Ali Wood Lamberson
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: AVP
Birth Date December 14, 1967 (50 years old)
Home Town Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Resides Hermosa Beach, CA
Height 6'0"
College California-Irvine
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 3rd $89,794
   AVP 4th $30,640
   BVA 4th $12,000
   USAV 5th (2 times) $10,750
   WPVA 3rd $36,404
International 2nd $43,260
   FIVB 5th (2 times) $41,660
   FIVB C&S 2nd $1,600
Overall 2nd $133,054
 
Bio Bits

Ali Wood Lamberson is the Director of International and High Performance Beach Programs for USA Volleyball, planning and overseeing all aspects of support and development for USAV’s Olympic, Pan Am, and Youth and Junior Beach athletes.

Lamberson was a player on the AVP, FIVB, BVA and WPVA pro beach volleyball tours from 1992-2005, competing in 178 career tournaments. She earned a fifth-place finish at the 2001 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship in Austria with Danalee Bragado-Corso and was voted the BVA’s Top Server in 2000.  She has four pro beach final four appearances to her credit and ranks ninth in all time tournaments played.  Since her retirement she continues to play on the CBVA and EVP tours.

Lamberson has been involved with indoor club volleyball since 1999, first as a coach and coaching consultant for South Bay Volleyball Club, and currently as the Head Coach for Starlings LA West which she founded in 2004. 

From 2001-2005 she was head coach of the Cal State University Dominguez Hills (NCAA DII) women's volleyball program, leading the Toros to one of their best seasons to date and their first-ever Regional Ranking in 2004. From 1998 to 2005 she also ran a series of successful adult volleyball classes, The Indoor Intensity Clinic and The Beach Intensity Clinic.

Lamberson was UC Irvine’s top outside hitter (1986-89) where she was a 1989 First Team All-Region Selection and  lead the ‘Eaters to their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance and top 20 ranking in 1988. A three-time Scholar Athlete award winner and the 1990 Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year, she graduated from UCI in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in English, and spent one season as a middle/opposite with Vfl. Oythe in Germany’s Bundesliga.

She earned her master's degree in behavioral science (negotiation, conflict resolution and peace building) from Dominguez Hills in 2003, where she currently teaches a graduate level course on Dispute Resolution for Sports. In 2005 Lamberson was certified as a trained mediator by the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

 
 
Awards
 
  • BVA Best Server 2000
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 8th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 28th 31st 33rd 37th 41st 57th
1991 WPVA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 4.0 84th 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 WPVA 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $350.00 42.0 43rd 1 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 WPVA 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 $950.00 96.0 23rd 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 WPVA 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 $3,162.50 88.0 31st 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 WPVA 14 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 6 1 $8,850.00 132.0 18th 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 WPVA 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 7 1 $12,850.00 188.8 17th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 WPVA 11 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 $10,241.25 160.0 21st 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 AVP 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 $6,950.00     1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 USAV 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 $5,375.00 187.0 12th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 8th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 28th 31st 33rd 37th 41st 57th
2000 BVA 7 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 $10,500.00 272.0 16th 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 USAV 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 $5,375.00 187.0 12th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 AVP 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 $4,800.00 324.0 15th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 BVA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $1,500.00 32.0 31st 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 AVP 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 $4,155.00 353.0 27th 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 AVP 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,635.00 306.0 40th 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 AVP 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $3,850.00 432.0 34th 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 AVP 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $7,250.00 662.0 37th 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  134
(27th)
0 0 1 3 5 18 1 31 2 $89,793.75
(68th)
3,465.8   31 30 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 8th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 28th 31st 33rd 37th 41st 57th
1995 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 3.0 132nd 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1996 FIVB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $2,600.00 151.0 59th 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1997 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $2,200.00 72.0 81st 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 FIVB 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 $11,500.00 328.5 37th 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
1999 FIVB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000.00 66.0 82nd 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
2000 FIVB 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 $5,000.00 256.0 66th 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 0
2001 FIVB C&S 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,600.00 27.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 FIVB 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 $12,250.00 344.0 49th 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
2002 FIVB 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 $7,110.00 227.0 57th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2003 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 9.0 213rd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total
(Rank)
  44
(252nd)
0 1 0 0 2 0 0 9 0 $43,260.00
(279th)
1,483.5   5 5 3 1 1 10 2 4 1
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  178
(26th)
0 1 1 3 7 18 1 40 2 $133,053.75
(193rd)
4,949.3   36 35 14 1 1 10 2 4 1
 
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