COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2018) – U.S. Men’s National Team opposite Matt Anderson earned Best of September honors in the Team USA Awards presented by Dow.
In September, Anderson was named Best Opposite at the FIVB World Championship as the U.S. Men won a historic bronze medal, the team’s first world championship medal in 24 years.
“I am honored to be chosen over the other amazing athletes representing Team USA,” Anderson said. “Even more so, I am honored to fight with my teammates and staff who have become my family. Thank you to all who allow me to do what I love on a daily basis in search of a gold medal in Tokyo 2020.”
Anderson was the tournament’s second-leading scorer with 163 points on 138 kills, nine blocks and 18 aces. He trailed only tournament MVP Bartosz Kurek of Poland. Anderson was the second-leading attacker of the tournament with a success percentage of 56.56. He was second in aces with an average of .36 per set.
Anderson was also named Best Opposite of the Volleyball Nations League earlier this year. The U.S. Men took the bronze in that competition as well.
In the other Best of September awards, shooter Caitlin Connor won the women’s award and the U.S. equestrian jumping team won among teams.
The U.S. Men’s National Team was a finalist for the Best of September team award.