- Named Best Setter at the 2015 FIVB World Cup as the U.S. Men won and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games
- Named Best Server and Best Setter in his debut with the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2013 NORCECA Continental Championship. He was also named to the all-star team
- In 2009, became the youngest setter ever to play for the United States in a world championship when he played with the U.S. Boys’ Youth Team at age 16
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- Was the starting setter for the U.S. Men as they won the 2014 FIVB World League and finished third in 2015
- Named Best Setter and Best Blocker at the 2015 NORCECA Champions Cup
- Named Best Setter and served as team captain as the 2012 U.S. Men's Junior Team won the NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championship and qualified for 2013 FIVB U21 World Championship
- Four-year starter at USC. Three-year co-captain. Three-time AVCA All American (2012, 2014, 2015). Two-time winner of the Off The Block Lloy Ball Award (2014, 2015) presented to the nation's top men's collegiate setter
- Team captain of the U.S. Men's Junior National Team that finished fourth at the 2011 FIVB Men's Junior World Championship in Brazil.
- Was named AVCA and MPSF Newcomer of the Year after his freshman season at USC. Also an AVCA Second Team All-American
- 2011 Volleyball Magazine All-American first team, Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list and Honolulu Star-Advertister All-State Player of the Year as a senior at Kamehameha-Kapalama High in Honolulu
- Played volleyball and basketball at Kamehameha High School. Led his teams to three state championship titles (basketball in 2009 and 2011, and volleyball in 2011) and played in a total of six state championship games
- Began playing club volleyball in 2005 with Asics Quicksilver
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