#4 Joel Silva, position: libero, height: 6-2, year: senior
hometown: San Fernando, Venezuela, last school: Park University, major: electrical engineering
BEFORE BYU:
  • High School: Four-year letterwinner at Norco High School under head coach Matt Survillas
  • 2006-07 Mountain View League: first team All-League
  • 2007-08 Mountain View League: All-League MVP and Inland Empire All-Tournament team
  • 2008-09 Big VIII All-League MVP and Inland Empire All-Tournament team and CIF DIII Player of the Year
  • 2009-10 Big VIII All-League MVP and Inland Empire All-Tournament team and CIF DIII Player of the Year
  • Two time DII State second-place finish.
  • Club: Summer 2008 first place gold at NORCECA in Florida for 19U Boys Youth National Team USA
  • Summer 2009 tenth-place finish in Italy at World Youth Tournament with 19U Boys Youth National Team USA - Team Captain
  • Summer 2010 first-place gold at NORCECA in Quebec, Canada for 21U Men's Junior National Team USA
  • Won every junior beach tournament with partner John Caroompas from 14-18 years old
  • 2007 AAU junior beach Player of the Year
  • 2007 & 2008 CBVA Beach Champions with John Caroompas
  • 2010 named to A1 National Team to compete in Portugal but stepped down to focus fully on indoor men's Junior National Team
  • Played on the Orange Coast Volleyball Club under coaches Miguel Monterola, Chris Shay and Dave Kniffin
  • 2005-06 14U junior nationals third-place finish
  • 2006-07 15U junior nationals All-Tournament team
  • 2007-08 16U junior nationals third-place finish
  • 2008-09 17U junior nationals All-Tournament team, fifth-place finish
  • 2009-10 18U junior nationals All-Tournament team, third-place finish
PERSONAL:
  • Son of Steven and Kera Sander
  • Has one sister and one brother
  • Major undeclared
  • Enjoys basketball, wakeboarding, golf and dancing
  • Sports hero is Michael Jordan because he worked hard to become the best at his sport
  • Non-athlete heros are his parents for giving him all the chances he gets in life and for their support
  • Recruited by UC Santa Barbara, USC, Hawaii, UC Irvine and Long Beach State
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