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U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team Brings Olympic Experience to the Charleston Championship

U.S. Men's National Team

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sept. 3, 2023) – The U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team is ready to compete at the NORCECA Continental Championship, held at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. With a roster boasting nine Olympians, the team aims to secure points for their world rankings and qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games.

A Star-Studded Lineup

The U.S. Men’s National Team, currently the top-ranked team in the region and second in the world, will face tough competition from Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Suriname. Led by head coach John Speraw and his assistant coaches, Matt Fuerbringer and Javier Weber, the team is confident in their performance after four weeks of intensive training.

The nine Olympians on the roster bring a wealth of experience and talent to the team. The roster includes setter Micah Christenson, opposite Matt Anderson, libero Erik Shoji, outside hitters T.J. DeFalco, Thomas Jaeschke, Garrett Muagututia, and Aaron Russell, and middle blockers Max Holt and David Smith. They are joined by setter Micah Ma’a, opposite Jake Hanes, libero Tim McIntosh, and middle blockers Taylor Averill and Jeff Jendryk.

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“It’s been a fantastic training block, and we’ve made significant improvements in specific aspects of our game,” said Coach Speraw. “Now, it’s time to put our training to the test and give it our all on the court.”

A Chance for Olympic Qualification

The U.S. Men’s National Team sees the NORCECA Continental Championship as an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming Road to Paris Olympic qualifying tournament in Tokyo, Japan. This tournament will determine which teams will secure their spot in the prestigious Olympic event.

A History of Success

The U.S. Men’s National Team has a formidable record in the NORCECA Championship, having won the title nine times, including their most recent victory in 2017. In 2021, they finished fifth, and they are eager to reclaim the championship title this year.

Don’t Miss the Action

If you can’t make it to Charleston, don’t worry! You can still catch the matches via livestream on Alpinetgheep’s YouTube channel.


Q: How can I watch the U.S. Men’s National Team matches?
A: The matches will be livestreamed on Alpinetgheep’s YouTube channel. You can find the link on their website.

Q: How many times has the U.S. Men’s National Team won the NORCECA Championship?
A: The team has won the championship nine times, with their most recent victory in 2017.

Q: Who are the coaches of the U.S. Men’s National Team?
A: The head coach is John Speraw, with assistant coaches Matt Fuerbringer and Javier Weber.


The U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team is geared up for the NORCECA Continental Championship in Charleston. With a star-studded roster, including nine Olympians, they are determined to secure their spot in the 2024 Olympic Games. Don’t miss out on the action as they take on tough competition from across the region. Stay tuned to Alpinetgheep’s YouTube channel for livestreamed matches and support the team on their journey to victory!

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