Monday, 22 Jul 2024

Men’s Update: Micah in Italy

Setter Micah Christenson, a key player for the U.S. Men’s National Team, has recently rejoined Cucine Lube Civitanova in Italy’s Serie A league. After winning the Olympic bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro, he was late reporting to Italy due to his wedding to Brooke Fournier.

In their first match on Oct. 9, Christenson and Civitanova secured a decisive victory against LPR Piacenza. Christenson demonstrated his skills by scoring two points on two kills and setting his team to a remarkable .528 hitting efficiency.

Meanwhile, in other Italian league action, Aaron Russell and Sir Safety Pergugia defeated James Shaw, Taylor Averill, and Kioene Padova. Russell’s exceptional performance led him to score 17 points on 16 kills and one ace. Shaw and Averill also contributed to their teams’ success with their impressive play.

Additionally, Max Holt, Brian Cook, and Azimut Modena achieved victory against Revivre Milano, with Cook scoring 15 points on 13 attacks and two aces. Conrad Kaminski and Bunge Ravenna also emerged triumphant against Top Volley Latina, with Kaminski scoring eight points on seven kills and one ace.

Moving to Poland, Scott Touzinsky and Jastrzębski Węgiel secured a solid win against AZS Częstochowa. Touzinsky’s performance included two points on two attacks and impressive receptions. However, David Smith, Dustin Watten, and Cerrad Czarni Radom fell short against BBTS Bielsko-Biała despite Smith’s notable contribution to the match.

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In Russia, Matt Anderson showcased his ability as an outside hitter for Zenit Kazan. In their recent match against Belogorie Belgorod, Anderson’s excellent performance resulted in 12 points, including seven kills and five blocks.

Last but not least, Abiant Lycurgus Groningen, featuring U.S. setter Matt West, outside hitter Mikelis Berzins, and middle blocker Nick Olson, emerged as the winners of the Netherlands’ SuperCup, leaving VC Zolle in their wake.

Stay tuned for more updates on the exciting world of men’s volleyball!


  1. Who is Micah Christenson?
    Micah Christenson is a setter who plays for Cucine Lube Civitanova in Italy’s Serie A league. He is also a key player for the U.S. Men’s National Team.

  2. How did Micah Christenson perform in his first match after rejoining Civitanova?
    In his first match on Oct. 9, Micah Christenson played a crucial role in Civitanova’s victory against LPR Piacenza. He scored two points on two kills and set his team to an impressive .528 hitting efficiency.

  3. Which players stood out in recent Italian league matches?
    Aaron Russell, James Shaw, Taylor Averill, Max Holt, Brian Cook, and Conrad Kaminski were among the players who performed exceptionally well in recent Italian league matches.


Micah Christenson, the talented volleyball setter, has returned to Italy’s Serie A league to play for Cucine Lube Civitanova. Despite a delay caused by his wedding to Brooke Fournier, Christenson made an impact in his first match back, leading his team to victory against LPR Piacenza. Other notable players, such as Aaron Russell, James Shaw, and Max Holt, have shown their prowess in the Italian league. Additionally, Scott Touzinsky, David Smith, and Matt Anderson have been making waves in Poland and Russia. Overall, the world of men’s volleyball is brimming with captivating matches and standout performances. Stay updated for more thrilling updates on the sport!

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