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  • Volleyball icon Member of the Men's National Team since 2013
  • Volleyball icon Captained U.S. MNT during all tournaments played in 2019
  • Volleyball icon Played professionally in Italy since 2015
  • Volleyball icon Represented U.S. on Men's Junior, Youth National Teams as junior athlete
  • Volleyball icon With 2009 Boys Youth National Team, became youngest setter to play for U.S. in a world championship
  • Volleyball icon Four-year starter at USC. Three-year co-captain. Three-time AVCA All American (2012, 2014, 2015). Two-time winner of the Off The Block Lloy Ball Award (2014, 2015) presented to the nation's top men's collegiate setter


  • Medal 2023 Olympic Qualifier - Gold
  • Medal 2023 NORCECA Continental Championship - Gold
  • Medal 2023 Volleyball Nations League Final - Silver
  • flag icon 2023 Volleyball Nations League Weeks One, Two, and Three
  • flag icon 2022 FIVB World Championship - 6th
  • Medal 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final Round - Silver
  • flag icon 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Week Three
  • 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games - 10th
  • flag icon 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 Nations League Final Round - Silver
  • Medal 2018 World Championship - Bronze; Best Setter
  • Medal 2018 Volleyball Nations League Final Round - Bronze
  • Medal 2017 NORCECA Continental Championship - Gold; MVP
  • Olympic Rings 2016 Olympic Games - Bronze
  • Medal 2015 FIVB World Cup - Gold; Best Setter
  • Medal 2015 NORCECA Champions Cup - Best Setter; Best Blocker
  • flag icon 2014 FIVB World Championship -T7th
  • Medal 2014 FIVB World League - Gold
  • Medal 2013 NORCECA Continental Championship - Gold; Best Setter; Best Server; U.S. MNT debut
  • flag icon 2011 FIVB U21 World Championship - Men's Junior National Team; Team Captain
  • flag icon 2009 FIVB U19 World Championship - Boys Youth National Team -10th

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born in 1993
  • Volleyball icon Married former USC indoor and beach collegiate player Brooke Fournier... The couple has one son, Ezekiel Kūpaʻa Christenson, who was born in August of 2018
  • Volleyball icon Parents Charlene (volleyball) and Robert (basketball) are former collegiate athletes at the University of Hawaii - Hilo
  • Volleyball icon Played volleyball and basketball at Kamehameha High School. Led his teams to three state championship titles (basketball in 2009 and 2011, and volleyball in 2011)
  • Volleyball icon Began playing volleyball at Asics Quicksilver in 2005
  • Volleyball icon Full name is Micah Makanamaikalani Christenson. Makanamaikalani means "Gift from Heaven." Micah's parents gave him that name because his mother had to have surgery while pregnant with Micah and it was not known if he would survive
  • On starting with the Men's National Team at a young age“I just tried to do my job and work as hard as I could. I don't like just coming in and expecting any type of respect from anybody. I think you have to earn it. I tried to keep my head down and work as hard as I could and do the best that I could to earn my teammates' trust and support.”