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USC alum (2015, bachelor’s degree in human biology) 

Honolulu, HI (Kamehameha-Kapalama HS) 

6-6, 190 

May 8, 1993 

 
USC CAREER
  • He was a four-year (2012-15) starting setter at USC, where he was a two-time All-American first teamer (2014-15) and the 2012 National Newcomer of the Year when he helped USC to the NCAA championship match 

USA CAREER 
  • He has played with the USA Men’s National Team since his junior year at USC (at age 20, he was the youngest starting setter to ever compete for the USA Men’s National Team)
     

  • He helped the USA to a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics as the starting setter 
     

  • He also led the USA to a gold medal at the 2013 and 2017 NORCECA Championship, 2014 FIVB World League and 2015 FIVB World Cup, a silver at the 2015 NORCECA Champions Cup and 2019 FIVB World League and a bronze at the 2015 FIVB World League, 2018 FIVB World Championship and FIVB Nations League and 2019 FIVB World Cup 
     

  • He was named the MVP at the 2017 NORCECA Championship, Best Setter at the 2013 NORCECA Championship, 2015 FIVB World Cup, 2018 FIVB World Championship and 2019 FIVB Nationals League and FIVB World Cup and Best Server at the 2013 NORCECA Championship 

PERSONAL
  • His middle name is Makanamaikalani (“Gift From Heaven,” so named because his mother had to have surgery when pregnant with him and it was not known if he would survive) 
     

  • His second son was born in early June of 2021 and Micah had to get permission to leave the USA team for four days while it was competing in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Nations League tourney in Italy and return to Southern California so he could be present at the birth  
     

  • He plays professionally with Zenit-Kazan in Russia after stints in Italy with Cucine Lube Civitanova and Modena Volley 
     

  • He led Cucine Lube Civitanova to silver medals at the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship and 2018 CEV Champions League and championships in the 2017 Italian Cup and Italian Championship, and he also led Modena Volley to the championship of the 2019 Italian Supercup  
     

  • He led Kamehameha-Kapalama High to state championships in volleyball (2011) and basketball (2009 and 2001), and he was the 2011 Gatorade Hawaii Player of the Year in basketball 
     

  • His father, Robert, played basketball at Hawaii-Hilo and mother, Charlene, played volleyball at Hawaii-Hilo (she was a two-time All-American and won three national championships), while sister, Joanna, played volleyball at Southern Utah 
     

  • His wife, Brooke, played indoor volleyball at Arkansas and beach volleyball at USC