Carlyle Nusbaum


COUNTRY: United States


HEIGHT: 177 cm


CURRENT CLUB: Signed 23-24

PREVIOUS CLUBS: Polkky Kuusamo, Finland A1


Carlyle Nusbaum is an American outside (zone 4). Carlyle is playing the 21-22 season for Polkky Kuusamo in Finland (A1). Carlyle has been one of the top outsides in the league all season and has helped Kuusamo maintain a place as one of the top teams in the league. In December 2021, Carlyle was named the leagues Player of the Month. As of January 2022, Carlyle is 4th in the league in points per set (4.4), 2nd in the league in aces per set (0.56), and 2nd in the league in total aces (35).

Carlyle played her first professional season for Gislaved VK in Sweden helping them to a top-4 finish in the league.

Before playing pro, Carlyle played four years of indoor college volleyball for Lipscomb University from 2015-2018 and one year of sand volleyball at the University of Washington from 2018-2019. In her indoor career she was an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American and twice named the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year. She is the all time kills leader at Lipscomb University where she was selected for the AVCA All-South Region team three years in a row in addition to being a three time first team All-Conference selection (2016, 2017, 2018). She led her team to back to back Conference Tournament Championships and helped them advance to the NCAA Championship Tournament. 

Awards/Achievements –

  • ASUN Player of the Year (2016, 2017)
  • ASUN First Team All-Conference (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • AVCA All-South Region (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • AVCA Honorable Mention All-American (2016)
  • VolleyballMag Honorable Mention All-American (2016)
  • PrepVolleyball Honorable Mention All-American (2016)
  • ASUN Tournament Most Valuable Player (2016)
  • ASUN All-Freshman Team (2015)
  • 11x ASUN Player of the Week
  • ASUN Defensive Player of the Week (2016)
  • ASUN Freshman of the Week (2015)


Kuusamo vs. LP Kangasala – 09.2021

#7 White Shirt

Kuusamo – 01.2022

#7 White Shirt