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  • Volleyball icon Started his career playing for Canada, but debuted internationally as a Team USA athlete in 2019
  • Volleyball icon Has dual USA-Canadian citizenship through his mother
  • Volleyball icon Former partners include: Chase Budinger (2020); Jeremy Casebeer (2019); Ben Saxton (2012-17)
  • Volleyball icon Has won five medals on the FIVB tour
  • Volleyball icon All-Canadian as a setter for the Trinity Western University indoor team
  • Volleyball icon Won two national championships with Red Deer College indoor team


  • Medal 2019 NORCECA Dominican Republic - Gold with Jeremy Casebeer
  • Medal 2019 NORCECA Jamaica - Bronze with Jeremy Casebeer
  • 2016 Olympic Games - 9th with partner Ben Saxton (for Canada)

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born in 1986
  • Volleyball icon Married to beach player Lane Carico, one daughter, Koa
  • Volleyball icon Has had dual citizenship from birth through his mother
  • Volleyball icon Second youngest of five brothers, all who played volleyball
  • Volleyball icon Started playing indoor volleyball at 12; later asked his father to build the family a beach court in the backyard


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  • On choosing to play for the United States after being a Canadian Olympian“I was weighing a ton of pros and cons. Do I pick up another partner in Canada? Or do I switch to the U.S., focus on the AVP for a little while and then play FIVB?" “Looking at the two systems in terms of support, there was a pretty obvious advantage in the U.S.”