Former Stanford libero Lui makes Canadian Olympic roster

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One of the top liberos this decade in college men’s volleyball will represent Canada in the Olympics.

Former Stanford libero Justin Lui was among the 12 players selected to the Canadian men’s volleyball team for the upcoming games in Paris.

Lui accumulated 698 career digs, including being in the nation’s top 15 with a 2.10 digs per game average as a senior in 2023. The libero also in 2022 was named a finalist for both the Erik Shoji Award as the nation’s top libero and the Steve Shondell Award as the nation’s top passer.


Lui during that junior season was 15th in the country averaging 2.18 and helped lead Stanford to the MPSF Tournament finals.

Along with a collegiate experience, Lui has competed on the Canadian Men’s National Team in international tournaments since 2022.

Canada most recently advanced to the Volleyball Nations League quarterfinals. Lui finished the tournament sixth among all players with 87 digs and had seven digs in a victory against the United States.

Lui will be one two former Stanord liberos to compete in this Olympics. Erik Shoji, who helped lead the Cardinal to its NCAA championship in 2010, is projected to be the starting libero for the United States.

Canada will open the Olympics with pool-play matches against Slovenia, Serbia and the host nation France. The top-two teams in this four-team pool will be assured spots in the quarterfinals.