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Micah Christenson


Micah Christenson

Hometown: Honolulu
Birth Year: 1993
Position: Setter
Height: 6-6
Weight: 190
College Status: USC (senior year)
Joined Team: 2013


  • 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
  • In 2010, Christenson played on both the U.S. youth and junior teams and was named Best Setter at the NORCECA Men’s Junior Continental Championship, which the U.S. won


  • Was the primary starting setter for the U.S. Men as they won the 2014 FIVB World League.
  • 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
  • Was supposed to play on the 2013 U.S. Men’s Junior National Team, but got called up to the senior team instead.
  • 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.
  • Began playing club volleyball in 2005 with Asics Quicksilver
  • Kamehameha High School won the 2011 state Division I championship and was the 2009 and 2010 runner-up. Christenson was named to the All-Tournament team all 3 years (he was Most Outstanding Player in 2011)
  • 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
  • Was recognized in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" for his 2011 accomplishments in volleyball and basketball
  • Was named AVCA and MPSF Newcomer of the Year after his freshman season at USC. Also an AVCA Second Team All-American
  • Full name is Micah Makanamaikalani Christenson. Father Robert played basketball at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. Mother Charlene played volleyball at Hilo, where she won three national championships and was named a two-time All-American
  • Majoring in human biology at USC with a business minor

“Micah has a bright future with the U.S. team. He plays with poise and resolve. He listens well and is easily coached.” – Lloy Ball, four-time Olympic setter with the U.S. Men’s Team and 2008 gold medalist

“He’s an even better human being than he is a volleyball player. And he’s an exceptional volleyball player.” USC Men’s Volleyball Coach Bill Ferguson in Volleyball Magazine

“The lessons I learned at this tournament (2013 Grand Champions Cup) were immense. You can only learn those lessons by playing these top tier teams at such a high level.” – Micah Christenson

Video: USC Men’s Volleyball – Micah Christenson
Multitasking Machine – Volleyball Magazine
Freshman of the Year: Micah Christenson – Volleyball Magazine

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