- Won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and was named to the Olympic Men's Volleyball Dream Team
- Was the leading scorer for the U.S. Men in the final three matches of the 2015 FIVB World Cup as the U.S. won and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games
- Won a gold medal and was the youngest member of the U.S. Men’s Team for the 2014 NORCECA World Championship Qualifier
- Named Best Spiker at the 2014 World Championship Qualifier where he made his national team debut
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- Started 27 sets at the 2016 Olympic Games and finished third among all players in kills with 96 kills and 30 errors on 197 attempts (.335 hitting efficiency). He finished fifth among all scorers with 107 points on 96 kills, seven blocks and four aces.
- In 2015, won the inaugural Karch Kiraly Award, presented by Off the Block blog, as the best outside attacker in NCAA DI-II men's volleyball
- Helped Penn State reach the 2013, 2014 and 2015 NCAA Men’s DI-II National Championship tournaments
- Named 2014 and 2015 AVCA First Team All-American and 2013, '14 and '15 Uvaldo Acosta Memorial EIVA Player of the Year
- A member of the 2013 Men’s Junior National Team that competed at the FIVB U21 World Championship
- A member of the 2011 Boys’ Youth National Team that won a bronze medal at the U19 Pan American Cup; scored a team-best 45 points
- A member of the 2010 Boys' Youth National Team that finished second at the NORCECA U19 Championship. Russell was named best blocker
- Was a top soccer player for Centennial High in Ellicott City, Md. The school did not have a volleyball team. He helped the girls’ team train
- Played club volleyball for the Maryland Volleyball Club under Olympic gold medalist Aldis Berzins. Credits Berzins, Ric Lucas and his father for helping him succeed in the sport
- Began playing both beach and indoor volleyball in 2008
Men's Update: Micah in Italy
B.J. Hoeptner Evans (email@example.com) Oct. 14, 2016
Micah Christenson returns to his Italian team plus updates on other U.S. men competing overseas
Men's Update: What's Next?
B.J. Hoeptner Evans Oct. 06, 2016
U.S. men's players Have already started playing for their overseas clubs
25 Times Team USA Had The Most Precious Celebrations At The Rio Olympics
Sept. 14, 2016
See Team USA's most emotional medal celebrations from Rio 2016.
Russell Named to Rio Olympic Dream Team
B.J. Hoeptner Evans Aug. 22, 2016
U.S. players who won bronze finish Olympics among statistics leaders
Their Best at Last; U.S. Men Beat Russia for Bronze
B.J. Hoeptner Evans Aug. 21, 2016
Reid Priddy leads U.S. Olympic comeback from 0-2 to third-place finish
Back From The Brink, American Men Revel In Hard-Earned Volleyball Bronze
Nick McCarvel Aug. 21, 2016
After losing the first two sets, Team USA fought back and earned bronze over Russia for its first medal since '08.
Bronze is the New Gold for U.S. Men
B.J. Hoeptner Evans Aug. 19, 2016
U.S. Men will play for third place on Sunday after five-set loss to Italy
U.S. Men's Volleyball Team Falls To Italy In Olympic Semifinal
Associated Press Aug. 19, 2016
Team USA put up a fight, forcing the match to five sets; will now play for bronze.
Semi Sweet: U.S. Men Top Poland to Advance
B.J. Hoeptner Evans Aug. 17, 2016
U.S. becomes only country with men's and women's teams in Olympic semifinals
Team USA Cruises Into Men's Volleyball Semifinals With Three-Set Win Over Poland
Associated Press Aug. 17, 2016
The U.S. will face either Iran or Italy in the semifinals.
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