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Canyon Ceman:
 
Canyon Ceman
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date June 21, 1972 (42 years old)
Home Town Hermosa Beach, CA
Resides Stamford, CT
Height 6'5"
College Stanford
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (7 times) $630,442
   AVP 1st (7 times) $563,467
   Pro Beach 17th $150
   USAV 9th (2 times) $3,750
   Bonus Money   $63,075
International 2nd $52,000
   FIVB 2nd $52,000
Overall 1st (7 times) $682,442
 
Bio Bits

Ceman (SEA-MAN) was named the 2002 AVP Best Setter and won an award for Special Achievement in 1997. Has seven career titles with four different partners. Best international finish was a second with Mike Whitmarsh in the 1997 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Los Angeles. He became the 15th American to reach $600,000 in career domestic earnings in 2006, and just three active players are above him on that list.

Ceman was a four-year starter for the Stanford Cardinal, was the NCAA National Player of the Year in 1993, and was a three-time All-American. Played professionally in a Belgium indoor league (1995-96) after spending a season with the USA Menís National Team (1994-95).

Personal: Has a Bachelorís Degree in Economics (1993) and a Masterís in Sociology (1994) from Stanford University, and an MBA from UCLA. Received the 1990 Karch Kiraly Scholarship for academic and athletic excellence as the valedictorian of his graduating class at Manhattan Beachís Mira Costa High School. The youngest player to compete in the 1991 World University Games and the Pan Am Games. Is conversant in Flemish, Spanish and Italian. Hobbies include traveling, writing, and playing basketball, tennis, and the guitar.

 
 
Awards
 
  • AVP Best Setter 2002
  • AVP Special Achievement 1997
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 8th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st CQ
1992 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $3,546.25     0 1 0 0 0 0
1994 AVP 15 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 $26,185.00     3 3 3 0 0 0
1995 AVP 20 0 1 0 0 2 5 0 7 $59,235.00     3 2 0 0 0 0
1996 AVP 18 0 1 0 1 4 5 0 2 $66,395.00     3 1 1 0 0 0
1997 AVP 23 2 1 6 4 4 2 0 0 $149,653.00     0 3 0 0 0 0
1998 AVP 19 1 0 2 2 6 3 0 2 $66,648.00     1 1 1 0 0 0
1999 AVP 10 0 1 3 0 0 3 1 2 $27,150.00     0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 USAV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $1,875.00 68.0 29th 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 AVP 12 2 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 $81,500.00     0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 USAV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $1,875.00 68.0 17th 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 8th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st CQ
2001 AVP 8 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 1 $30,130.00 918.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 AVP 7 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 $30,935.00 862.0 5th 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 AVP 8 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 $25,757.50 1,093.0 12th 1 0 0 0 0 0
2004 AVP 9 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 $9,912.50 722.0 20th 1 3 0 0 0 0
2005 AVP 12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 $9,925.00 763.0 27th 4 6 0 0 0 0
2006 AVP 14 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 $17,300.00 1,030.0 22nd 3 5 0 0 0 0
2007 AVP 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 $16,462.50 988.0 29th 4 6 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $5,087.50 528.0 47th 2 6 0 1 0 0
2009 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $720.00 155.0 150th 0 1 1 0 0 0
2012 Pro Beach 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150.00 57.5   0 1 0 0 1 0
Total
(Rank)
  208
(23rd)
7
(50th)
12 20 13 23 28 1 31 $630,442.25
(21st)
7,252.5   25 39 6 1 1 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 8th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st CQ
1995 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $250.00 5.0 186th 0 0 1 0 0 0
1996 FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 $7,000.00 210.0 66th 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 FIVB 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 $24,650.00 360.0 39th 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,600.00 85.0 103rd 1 1 0 0 0 0
1999 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 21.0 167th 0 0 0 1 1 0
2000 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000.00 30.0 154th 0 0 1 0 0 0
2003 FIVB 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $13,750.00 292.0 57th 0 1 0 0 0 0
2004 FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $2,750.00 72.0 109th 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total
(Rank)
  16
(536th)
0 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 $52,000.00
(224th)
1,075.0   1 2 2 1 1 2
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  224
(34th)
7
(88th)
13 21 13 25 28 1 34 $682,442.25
(38th)
8,327.5   26 41 8 2 2 2
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 6/15/1997 AVP Hermosa Beach Dain Blanton 7 $30,000
2 8/24/1997 AVP Belmar Mike Whitmarsh 3 $15,000
3 8/30/1998 AVP Muskegon Mark Kerins 8 $5,208
4 6/18/2000 AVP Huntington Beach Brian Lewis 1 $8,000
5 7/23/2000 AVP Belmar Mike Whitmarsh 4 $8,000
6 6/30/2002 AVP Belmar Mike Whitmarsh 6 $7,250
7 4/27/2003 AVP Tempe Mike Whitmarsh 2 $7,250
 

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