The U.S. roster is set for the tournament that will determine if the country qualifies for the 2015 FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship.
USA Volleyball announced its 12-player roster that includes two Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshman All-American Team selections for the upcoming NORCECA Men’s U-21 Continental Championship.
USC setter Micah Christenson will be returning to campus with a gold medal.
Christenson had a match-high two aces and guided the United States offense as it defeated Brazil 31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23 on Sunday in Florence, Italy to win the nation’s first FIVB World League championship in six years.
When John Speraw was first introduced as the U.S. Men’s National Team head coach one year ago he said in his opening news conference the team would get younger and he would use the FIVB World League to experiment with his roster.
The youth movement and all the roster experiments have now paid off to the United States being one win away from a FIVB World League gold medal.
The playoff run for a Cal State Northridge player is over at a beach volleyball world championship match.
Alex Jones and Kyle Stevenson lost to Norway’s Lars Fredrik Tvinde and Hendrik Nikolai Mol 21-15, 21-15 in the first round of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U23 World Championships on Friday in Poland.
Two high schools in Colorado both received a USA Volleyball grant for starting boys’ volleyball programs.
USA Volleyball announced earlier this month that Colorado Springs Christian Schools and the Vanguard School were each awarded $500 as part of the Boys’ Scholastic Volleyball Grant program.
Add one more coaching honor to the resume of USC coach Bill Ferguson.
USA Volleyball announced recently that Ferguson was hired to be the head coach of the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team for the upcoming NORCECA Championships later this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.