Sinjin Smith
Born: 5/7/57
Hometown: Pacific Palisades, CA
Currently: Pacific Palisades, CA
Height: 6'3"
College: UCLA
Seasons Played: 25th Season

Career Highlights

  • 5-time FIVB World Champion
  • Placed 5th at the 1996 Olympic games with Carl Henlkel
  • Won a silver medal at the 2000 FIVB Belgium Open with partner Henkel
  • Won the silver medal in Chile on the 1998 FIVB World Tour
  • Won the bronze medal at the 1994 Goodwill games
  • Has competed in 85 National Events dating back to 1987
  • Has accumulated 139 career open wins (most of any player on BVA Tour)


  • All-American outside hitter for UCLA
  • Won back-to-back national titles in 1978 and 1979
  • In 1991, became the first volleyball player inducted into the UCLA Sports Hall of Fame


  • Full name is Christopher St. John ""Sinjin"" Smith
  • Sinjin is an old English derivative of St. John
  • Married to a former fashion model, Patty and has three sons: Hagen, Stanton and Sinjin
  • President of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Council

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