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  • Volleyball icon Member of U.S. Men's National Team since 2018
  • Volleyball icon Has played professionally in France since 2019
  • Volleyball icon Two-time AVCA First Team All-American at UCLA under U.S. Men's National Team head coach John Speraw
  • Volleyball icon Represented U.S. on Men's Junior and Boys Youth National Teams
  • Volleyball icon Four-time state champ at Punahou


  • Medal 2019 FIVB Tokyo Men's Volleyball Qualification tournament - Gold
  • Medal 2019 FIVB World Cup - Bronze
  • Medal 2019 Volleyball Nationals League Final Round - Silver
  • flag icon 2018 Friendlies in Argentina - Made U.S. Men's National Team debut
  • flag icon 2017 FIVB U21 World Championship - Men's Junior National Team -14th
  • flag icon 2015 FIVB U19 World Championship - Boys Youth National Team -5th
  • Medal 2014 U19 NORCECA Championship - Boys Youth National Team - Gold

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born in 1997
  • Volleyball icon Father, Pono, played for U.S. Men's National Team in 1986, was two-time All-American at the University of Hawaii and professional beach player
  • Volleyball icon Mother, Lisa Strand, played professional beach volleyball and won two collegiate national titles at Hawaii


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I want to start a small little tradition. I’ve always lived my life trying to live in the present. As a kid like many others I did it effortlessly. However, as I’ve gotten older my life has become more complex and being completely present has become more difficult. Since I was a kid I had always tried to accomplish being present with one simple idea or concept, that the moment I’m in will never ever come again. The people I’m around. How old I am. Where I’m at. I know it’s simple but its easily the most important thing I’ve learned in my life. And I know as much as I’ll try to remain present there will be times in the future that I will deeply miss the times and experiences of today. Which is why it’s so important to always cherish the present. The first time I remember thinking of this was in kindergarten. Realizing I’d never ever be in kindergarten again and how many amazing things came with being 5 years old. I knew I didn’t want to go to the first grade because that meant I’d never ever be in kindergarten again. And this is why I hate birthdays. Because when I turn 23 I realize I’ll never be 22 again. At times I’ve let this take me out of the present as I spend the day reminiscing on the what I won’t get back. But then I return to that same simple concept and I realize that I have no time to waste because I’ll never be 23 again ? (that thought process happens every time I have a birthday). I continued to do this throughout my schooling and when a lot of others wanted to hurry off to college or turn 16 so they can drive I was always extremely happy with where I was. Doing this now has become a little more difficult especially with all the new changes in our world. And that’s what brings me to this new tradition. I want to call it flowersbeforethegrave. It’s the idea of realizing something and praising it during the moment instead of after it has gone. This picture means the world to me. This team over the past year has become my family. They have taught me so much about life. They’ve made me a better person. They’ve helped me fall back in love with volleyball. They’ve reminded me about what life is about. Cont. in comments ?? #flowersbeforethegrave

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  • What position do you like better, setter or hitter?“First of all, I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to get the opportunity to play both positions ... I know that it’s every setters’ dream to hit and every hitters’ dream to set and so I feel extremely lucky to be able to have done both. To answer which position I like better is definitely tough because it changes all the time just depending on circumstances and how I am playing.“