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Most Notable

  • Volleyball icon Member of U.S. Men's National Team since 2008
  • Volleyball icon Has been U.S. Men's leading scorer every season since 2011
  • Volleyball icon Six-time USAV Male Indoor Player of the Year (2012-15, 2018-19)
  • Volleyball icon Moved from left-side hitter to opposite (right side) in 2013...started at opposite the majority of the time since
  • Volleyball icon Played for Russia's Zenit Kazan each winter from 2012-18...has jersey hung from the rafters of their arena
  • Volleyball icon Has also played professionally in Korea, Italy and China
  • Volleyball icon Left Penn State following junior season to play professionally with Korea's Hyundai Capital Skywalkers
  • Volleyball icon Led Penn State to NCAA Men's Championship in 2008; AVCA Co-Player of the Year
  • Volleyball icon Represented U.S. on Men's Junior National Team in 2006-07, U.S. Boys Youth National Team in 2005
  • Volleyball icon Joined USAV pipeline in 2004

Events

  • 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games - 10th
  • flag 2021 Volleyball Nations League Preliminary Round - 7th
  • Medal 2019 FIVB Tokyo Men's Volleyball Qualification tournament - Gold
  • Medal 2019 FIVB World Cup - Bronze
  • Medal 2019 Volleyball Nationals League Final Round - Silver; MVP
  • Medal 2018 World Championship - Bronze; Best Opposite
  • Medal 2018 Volleyball Nations League Final Round - Bronze; Best Opposite
  • 2016 Olympic Games - Bronze; second among all scorers in tournament
  • Medal 2015 FIVB World Cup - Gold; MVP
  • flag 2014 FIVB World Championship - T7th
  • Medal 2013 NORCECA Continental Championship; Gold; MVP; All-Star Team
  • 2012 Olympic Games -T5th
  • flag 2011 FIVB World Cup - 6th
  • flag 2010 FIVB World Championship -6th
  • Medal 2008 Pan American Cup - Gold; U.S. Men's National Team Debut
  • flag 2007 FIVB Men's U21 Junior World Championship -7th
  • Medal 2006 NORCECA Men's Junior Continental Championship - Silver
  • flag 2005 Four Nation Tournament in Brazil - U.S. Boys Youth National Team

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born in 1987
  • Volleyball icon Married Jackie Gillum in 2020... the couple has one son, Jamie, born in 2020
  • Volleyball icon Mother is Nancy Anderson. Father, Michael Anderson, died in January 2010... Has three older sisters, Jennifer, Joelle and Amy and one older brother Joshua
  • Volleyball icon Hosts annual volleyball tournament to benefit Autism awareness in honor of nephew Tristin

 

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  • The importance of his family“My family and friends know me for who I am and not for me as the athlete. They know who I want to be and who I want to be seen as, so having them around and in my life and active in my life is a huge thing for me because it keeps me humble, keeps me to my roots.”