The United States is looking to win their 4th title in 5 tries at the NORCECA U-21 Championships. The tournament will start on August 27 and run through September 1.
Micah Christenson and his wife, Brooke, celebrated the birth of their first son.
The United States lost a friendly to Japan in 4 sets on July 27, 2018.
Madi Kingdon Rishel goes up for a block with Chiaka Ogbogu in the third set of Friday’s friendly match against Japan. Kindgon Rishel had 16 points in a 3-1 defeat for the United States.
Kawika Shoji, Micah Christenson, and Erik Shoji took the time to hold a youth clinic in Hawaii. It is the second edition of the Shoji Christenson Volleyball Clinic and it will benefit Special Olympics Hawaii.
Wallace and Brazil are projected to keep their #1 FIVB World Ranking after reaching the semifinals of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Russia’s gold medal helped them break their rankings tie with Italy.
Aiyana Abukusomo-Whitney’s 20 points spearheaded the American effort as they move on to the semifinals.
Brazil may not be the favorites entering the semifinals of the #VNL, but they reached the final of the World League 4 of the last 5 times and 14 times since 2001.
France’s serve and attack sliced through Serbia as they join Russia as Pool winners on the day with the semifinals next.
The United States used an entirely different starting lineup on Friday against Russia than the day before. John Speraw has now started all 14 players on his roster in the VNL Final Six.