Micah Christenson is undoubtedly one of the best setters in international volleyball right now. Under the guidance of the talented and charismatic Hawaiian, the United States men’s national team and the clubs he played for have enjoyed great success over the years.
Micah has not only been a very productive setter for his teams, but also an amazing teammate and an inspirational leader, who sets the tone by example, working hard every day and putting the team first in each step of the way.
A setter’s mind can either be his best friend or his worst enemy and, with Micah, it’s clearly been the first. Just a few months after his 30th birthday, the Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist thinks he’s still far from the best version of himself on the court - and there isn’t a single day that he doesn’t work towards that goal.
“I think that I’m a good setter, but there’s so much we can get better at as setters,” he said. “I’m always trying to learn and always trying to be a student of the game as much as I can. Even though one can say that I’ve reached a very high level of setting, for me, personally, that doesn’t matter, if I’m in this upper-echelon of setting or not. I’m going for the best me, the better Micah Christenson setter I can be and I think I can get a lot better. That’s the exciting part, I’m not trying to compare, I’m playing as myself.”