FIVB Men's World Championship


Sept. 09 - 30, 2018

Team USA at Worlds

Nine host cities; final in Torino, Italy

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Pool C in Bari, Italy (all times PT)
Sept. 12: USA def. Serbia, 15-25, 25-14, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10
Sept. 13: USA def. Australia, 25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 23-25, 15-10
Sept. 15: USA def. Russia, 25-23, 20-25, 25-23, 25-20
Sept. 16: USA def. Cameroon, 25-18, 25-20, 25-14
Sept. 17: USA def. Tunisia, 25-12, 25-18, 25-13

Round 2: Pool G (Sofia, Bulgaria (all times PT)
Sept. 21: USA def. Canada, 25-17, 25-14, 21-25, 25-17
Sept. 22: USA vs. Bulgaria, 10:40 a.m.
Sept. 23: USA vs. Iran, 7 a.m.


U.S. Men Improve to 6-0 at Worlds With Win Over Canada (9/21)
Sleepless in Sofia: U.S. Men Gear up For Second Round at Worlds (9/19)
U.S. Men Finish First Round Undefeated (9/18)
U.S. Men Sweep Cameroon at Worlds (9/16)
U.S. Men Beat Russia 3-1 to Lead Pool (9/15)
U.S. Men Quell Aussie Comeback (9/13)
U.S. Men Hold Off Serbia to Open Worlds (9/12)
U.S. Men Ready to Take on Worlds (9/11)
U.S. Men Sending Veteran Group to Worlds (9/4)
U.S. Men Reveal Preliminary Roster for Worlds (8/22)


1. Matt Anderson (Opp, 6-9, West Seneca, N.Y., Penn State)
2. Aaron Russell (OH, 6-9, Ellicott City, Md., Penn State)
3C. Taylor Sander (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., BYU)
4. Jeff Jendryk (MB, 6-10, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola of Chicago)
7. Kawika Shoji (S, 6-3, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)
10. Dan McDonnell (MB, 6-6, Phoenix, Ariz., UC Irvine)
11. Micah Christenson (S, 6-6, Honolulu, Southern California)
12. Max Holt (MB, 6-10, Cincinnati, Ohio, Penn State)
13. Ben Patch (Opp, 6-8, Provo, Utah, BYU)
18. Jake Langlois (OH, 6-10, San Jose, Calif., BYU)
19. Taylor Averill (MB, 6-7, San Jose, Calif., Hawaii)
20. David Smith (MB, 6-7, Saugus, Calif., UC Irvine)
21. Dustin Watten (L, 6-0, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
22. Erik Shoji(L, 6-0, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)

Head Coach: John Speraw
Assistant Coaches: Rob Neilson and Brian Thornton
Team Manager: Nate Ngo
Technical Coordinator: Nate Ngo
Athletic Trainer: Aaron Brock
Team Psychologist: Andrea Becker
Team Doctors: Andrew Gregory and David Dyck
Scout Coach: Jon Parry
Consultant Coach: Mike Wall
Strength Coach: Tim Pelot