Micah Christenson: The Quiet Force
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, January 29, 2021 - At 27, Micah
Christenson has already picked up medals and awards that would
draw the envy of many star players around the world.
He started out with USA's age group national teams - his talent
already bringing in distinctions and awards.
Since getting promoted to the men's national team at the tender
age of 20 in 2013, the Hawaii-born setter has been present at
all the major successes of USA, including bronze medals at the
Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and the 2018 FIVB Volleyball World
Championship, amongst others. He was also a gold medallist at
the 2015 FIVB World Cup, and the 2014 FIVB World League.
Quietly but surely, Christenson has been feeding his USA
attacking teammates - as well as those of his Italian clubs
where he's been playing since 2015, of Cucine Lube Civitanova
and Leo Shoes Modena - with impeccable balls. His performances
have earned him Best Setter awards and places on Dream Teams
across the board.
There's certainly many long years of even more distinctions
ahead, but Christenson is already preparing the next generation:
Young Ezekiel Kupa'a Christenson takes well to his father's sets
and responds with some hard hitting - but it's hardly
surprising, as he continues a long family tradition: Micah's
father played basketball at the University of Hawaii-Hilo and
his mother was a two-time All-American and three-time National
Champion while playing volleyball at Hilo.
For the time being, Micah Christenson continues to lead Modena
in the Italian League and the European Champions League, but
having played a pivotal role in the qualification of USA to the
grandest event of them all, now also looks ahead to the Olympic
Games Tokyo 2020, scheduled for 2021.