Apr 24, 2014 at 9:27pm. My name is Joe Simenc, I am an Outside Hitter for the Chico High Panthers, just a sophomore and the Team Captain, and I have recorded by far the most kills on the team. I am only 5'9 and don't expect to be taller than 6'0, however. My vertical is impressive; I have never gotten it measured but I can dunk a volleyball if ...
The shortest female outside hitter currently playing professional volleyball is Mami Uchiseto of Japan who measures 170cm or 5 feet 6.9 Inches. To be honest this isn’t actually that short in the grand scheme of things but as per my example for the Men’s bracket there are numerous examples of players much shorter than this playing through the outside position and dominating.
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There are some short volleyball players, and the shortest to ever play the game professionally was Farhad Zarif, who measures just 165cm or 5 foot 5 inches. In the female category, the shortest to ever play the game professionally was Jorella Marie de Jesus, an international player from the Philippines, measures just 152cm or 5 foot. The heights of the two players are way below the global average for height, which proves that truly volleyball players can be short.
Often the shortest volleyball player on the court, Debbie Green Vargas, with alot of hard work, became one of the best setters in the world. Check out her story, told in her own words of how she overcame many of her obstacles. YouTube. International Volleyball Hall of Fame. Subscribe.
As you have figured out, your challenge is your height (or lack of) as it relates to being a NCAA Division I Outside Hitter. Volleyball is a height driven positional sport; unless you are a libero or the team runs a front to back 6-2 offense with the setters.
Possible to be outside hitter when short I'm currently in my second year of high school, and we just started a volleyball club. I am a 15 year old male who is 5'8 1/2, but I am expected to be around 5'10-11 by the end of my growing period.
Does anyone know who are the shortest male professional volleyball players ? So far the only one (not libero) who comes to mind is Francisco Ruiz, Spanish national team. 5 foot 10 outside hitter with massive hops. Man, this guy has springs instead of legs.
The fact that the position is a “hitter” refers to that the main role is attacking on the front line. The Left Side Hitter, then as you would probably guess, is the one who plays the left side position of the front row. You may also hear this position called the “outside hitter.”