UCLA Men's Volleyball BIO
Kristian Kuld
Player Profile:
Kristian Kuld 1266805
Position: Libero
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
High School: Crescent School
Experience: 1 Letter
2012 -- Played in six matches and eight sets, primarily as a server ... In eight service attempts, he recorded just one error ... Three-time member of the DHR.

High School -- Three-sport high school athlete, who played soccer, rugby and basketball ... At Crescent School, he played three years of soccer for coaches Stuart Cumner and Dave Budden ... Played one season in rugby for coach Don Haag and one in basketball for coaches Ari Hunter and Terry Bidink ... In soccer, he was captain and played sweeper for a team that won a silver medal in the Canadian Independent School National Championships ... In basketball, Crescent twice advanced to the Ontario Private School Finals ... In 2007, the Crescent rugby team advanced to the prep finals ... Did not play high school volleyball, but played six years at the club level.

Club Volleyball -- Played five years (2003-2007) for coaches Val and John Long with the Toronto West Volleyball Club ... Toronto West won the 2004 and '05 provincial championships ... Played two seasons for Pakmen Volleyball Club and coach Kelly Smith ... In 2008, Pakmen won the Rochester Can-Am championship and the Canadian national championship ... For Pakmen he was the libero and he played outside hitter, libero and setter for Toronto West.

Beach Volleyball -- Two-time bronze medalist at the U-18 Nationals (2007-08) ... Won the 2008 AAU Americas Challenge in San Juan, PR and the Ontario U-18 championship ... Participated in the 2008 U-19 Canadian World Team Championship training camp ... Coached by Herman Humana, who coached the 1996 Canadian Olympic beach team of John Child and Mark Hesse to a bronze medal.

Personal -- Youngest of three siblings ... Brother Erik was a former captain and outside hitter at Harvard ... Also has a sister Silvi ... Mother Hedy-Ann is a research associate ... Father Arvo is a physician ... Chose UCLA for its "prestige academically and athletically and to be a part of the most successful athletic school in the USA" ... Lists winning the U-18 national championship with Pakmen as his athletic highlight ... Admires his brother's work ethic and competitiveness ... Lists global outreach as his hobby ... Ethnic background is Estonian and his last name means, "gold" ... Full name is Kristian Edward Kuld ... Born in his hometown ... Graduated in June 2012 with a degree in Geography.

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