Position: Outside Hitter (Left Side)
Club Team/Coach: Southern California Volleyball Club (Redondo Beach, Calif.)/Bill Ferguson
School: USC, 2017
ON THE BEACH:Finished 23rd at the 2016 World University Beach Volleyball Championships with partner Lucas Yoder, a career best for Orenic
Placed 25th at the 2014 Under 21 Beach World Championships with Hagen Smith
PERSONAL:Born Christopher Kenneth Orenic on March 1, 1994 in Los Angeles
Parents are Chris and Mary Claire Orenic… His mother played volleyball and ran track. His father played basketball
Christopher started playing volleyball in 2004 with the Southern California Volleyball Club
Christopher has also played beach volleyball… Favorite food is Alaskan King Crab
Favorite book is The Client… Favorite musical group is Porcupine Tree
Favorite team is the Chicago Bears… Favorite athlete is Clay Stanley
Most admired person is his father because “he loves his family, has a great work ethic, is a great cook and strives to be in the best shape possible”
Christopher is an animal lover. Every Sunday morning he volunteers at the Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier. He also rescued a dog that was hit by a car and was lame in his front leg. He has named the dog Steve McQueen.
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS:
2009 – USA High Performance Youth Holiday Camp; USA High Performance Select A1; USA High Performance Championships (Bronze Medal).
2008 – USA High Performance Select A1.
2009 – 15’s Open All-Tournament Team at the USAV Boys’ National Championships… USA Volleyball Beach Nationals (Silver Medal). AAU Beach Tournament (three gold medals).
2008 – 14’s Open Bronze Medal at the USAV Boys’ National Championships… AAU Beach Junior National Championships (Gold Medal)… Was the MVP of Mira Costa’s boys’ JV volleyball team.