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Micah Christenson | Is He the Smartest Setter in Volleyball History?

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Micah Christenson | Is He the Smartest Setter in Volleyball History?
Micah Makanamaikalani Christenson (born May 8, 1993) is an American volleyball player, member of the United States men's national volleyball team and Russian club Zenit Kazan. Bronze medalist of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, gold medalist of the 2014 World League and 2015 World Cup, 2013 NORCECA Champion.

He was supposed to play on the 2013 U.S. Men’s Junior National Team but got called up to the senior team instead. He debuted with the U.S. national team at the NORCECA Championship, which USA won; Christenson was named Best Server and Best Setter in this tournament.[2] He also competed in the 2013 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup. In 2014 he won the gold medal at the World League, held in Florence, Italy.[3] He began senior-level competition at age 20. He is the youngest starting setter to ever compete for the U.S. on a national team for both junior level and senior level.[4]

At club level, he won 2016-2017 Superlega, Italy's top championship, with Cucine Lube Civitanova.

Sporting achievements
CEV Champions League
Silver medal europe.svg 2017/2018 – with Cucine Lube Civitanova
FIVB Club World Championship
Silver medal world centered-2.svg Poland 2017 – with Cucine Lube Civitanova
National championships
2016/2017 Simple gold cup.svg Italian Cup, with Cucine Lube Civitanova
2016/2017 Gold medal with cup.svg Italian Championship, with Cucine Lube Civitanova
2018/2019 Simple gold cup.svg Italian Supercup, with Modena Volley
Individual awards
2013: NORCECA Championship – Best Setter
2013: NORCECA Championship – Best Server
2015: FIVB World Cup – Best Setter
2017: NORCECA Championship – Most Valuable Player
2018: FIVB World Championship – Best Setter
2019: FIVB Nations League – Best Setter
2019: FIVB World Cup – Best Setter

Personal information
Full name Micah Makanamaikalani Christenson
Nationality United States American
Born May 8, 1993 (age 28)
Honolulu, HI, United States
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Spike 349 cm (137 in)
Block 340 cm (134 in)
College(s) University of Southern California
Volleyball information
Position Setter
Current club Russia Zenit-Kazan
Number 11
Years Teams
2021– United States USC Trojans
Italy Volley Lube
Italy Modena Volley
Russia Zenit-Kazan
National team
2013– United States

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