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May 28-30, 2021

Rimini, Italy

International Events, National Team Events

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Teams

USA
Canada
Brazil
Argentina

Schedule

Friday, May 28: USA def. Canada, 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-20)
Saturday, May 29: Brazil def. USA, 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-19)
Sunday, May 30: USA def. Argentina, 3-1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-19)

U.S. Men’s 14-Player Roster for Pool No. 1

No. Player (Position, Height, Hometown, College)
Kyle Ensing (OP, 6-7, Valencia, Calif., Long Beach State Univ.)
Kawika Shoji (S, 6-3, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford Univ.)
T.J. Defalco (OH, 6-5, Huntington Beach, Calif., Long Beach State Univ.)
Jake Hanes (OP, 6-10, Orland Park, Ill., Ohio State Univ.)
11 Micah Christenson (S, 6-5, Honolulu, Hawaii, Univ. of Southern California)
12 Max Holt (MB, 6-10, Cincinnati, Ohio, Penn State Univ.)
13 Ben Patch (OP, 6-8, Layton, Utah, Brigham Young Univ.)
15 Brenden Sander (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., Brigham Young Univ.)
16 Josh Tuaniga (S, 6-3, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State Univ.)
17 Thomas Jaeschke (OH, 6-6, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola Univ. Chicago)
18 Garrett Muagututia (MB, 6-5, Oceanside, Calif., Univ. of California Los Angeles)
19 Taylor Averill (MB, 6-7, San Jose, Calif., Univ. of Hawaii)
20 David Smith (MB, 6-7, Sangus, Calif., Univ. of California Irvine)
21 Dustin Watten (L, 6-0, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State Univ.)
22 Erik Shoji (L, 6-0, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford Univ.)

On the win over Argentina

“When Argentina is in rhythm, it’s hard to play some defense behind that. As soon as we got our service pressure and blocking defense going, it turned out a little bit better for us. It’s the first time in a year and eight months that we’ve played together. I’m happy with the first three games. There’s obviously some things we can learn from.”

T.J. DeFalco

U.S. Men's National Team