Charleston outside to play for Australia at U23 Asian Championship

Photo courtesy of Charleston athletics

An All-EIVA player is set to represent his home nation at one of the biggest international men’s volleyball events in Asia this summer.

Charleston outside attacker Max Senica was among players to make the Australian roster for the Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship that will begin this weekend in Myanmar.

Senica a year removed from becoming the first All-EIVA selection in Charleston’s program history was named to 2019 Off the Block All-World Team. The outside attacker from Brisbane, Australia, finished the recent season among the conference leaders with both a 2.25 kills per game average and a 1.54 digs per game average.


Highlighting Senica’s top performances in 2019 was a season-high 19 kills on a .500 attack percentage along with and 10 digs as Charleston defeated the then-defending ConfCarolinas champions King in non-conference play.

Senica is the only NCAA player on the 12-player roster that Volleyball Australia announced earlier this week following the team’s two-week training camp.

This is the second consecutive year that Senica has played for Australia at an international tournament. As the team captain, Senica led the Australian Men’s Junior National Team to the quarterfinals at the 2018 Asian Men’s U20 Volleyball Championship.

Australia will open the Aisan Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship with a pool-play match against Sri Lanka on Saturday. The team also will play Hong Kong on Sunday and the host nation Myanmar on Monday as part of the pool-play stage.

The Aisan Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship is a bi-annual tournament that started in 2015. Australia at the first two events never finished higher than 10th place.