USC coach: No issue if Christenson plays for U.S. in Grand Champions Cup

USC coach Bill Ferguson is not only fine if his All-American setter Micah Christenson has to leave the team during the preseason to play with the U.S. Men’s National Team, he is encouraging it.

Ferguson said in an interview with Off the Block on Tuesday that he hopes Christenson is selected to the U.S. roster for the upcoming FIVB World Grand Champions Cup because of the long-term benefits it would have for the setter and his team.

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USC setter Christenson leads U.S. to NORCECA championship

USC setter Micah Christenson made the most of his debut with the U.S. Men’s National Team and is returning home with a championship.

Christenson guided the offense to a .460 attack percentage as the United States sweep Canada 25-23, 25-20, 25-14 to win the NORCECA Continental Championship on Saturday in Langley, Canada.

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USC setter Christenson selected to U.S. roster for NORCECA Championships

USC setter Micah Christenson will have one of the biggest international tournaments of the year to make his case for why he belongs on United States roster for the next Olympics.

The All-American junior was one of 12 players selected Friday afternoon to the U.S. National Team roster for the upcoming NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship.

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United States sweeps Canada in its World Championship finale

Ben Patch in his final competitive match before starting a two-year mission trip gave the United States more than enough on offense to end the World Championship with a victory.

The BYU All-American freshman playing in only two games had seven kills as the United States swept Canada 25-16, 25-17, 25-18 on Sunday in Turkey to finish in 11th place at the FIVB U21 Men’s Junior World Championship.

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World Championship playoff match to follow: USA vs. Brazil

Following four challenging preliminary round matches, the United States is now in position to secure spot in the World Championship quarterfinals but will have to defeat one of the top volleyball nations in the world to earn the berth.

The U.S. Men’s Junior National Team will play Brazil in the Round of 16 at the FIVB U21 Men’s Junior World Championship on Tuesday and try to move one step closer to capturing the nation’s first medal at this international tournament.

Check out what to know about this elimination postseason match and how to follow it live.

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BYU’s Patch pounds Canada in US sweep at World Championship

In the biggest preliminary round match for the United States, BYU opposite Ben Patch showed why he was an All-American selection as a true freshman.

Patch had a match-high 19 kills as the United States swept Canada 25-15, 25-15, 25-22 on Monday in Turkey to clinch a No. 2 seed for the playoff round at the FIVB Men’s U21 Junior World Championship.

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