Micah Christenson Wins Lloy Ball Award

    Micah Christenson

    April 30, 2014

    USC junior setter Micah Christenson has been named the inaugural recipient of the 2014 Off The Block Lloy Ball Award, presented to the nation's top collegiate setter.

    He was selected by a national voting committee comprised of more than 20 college men's volleyball head coaches and volleyball reporters. The award is named after the former U.S. Olympian and Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne All-American setter

    Christenson received an overwhelming majority of first place votes and beat runnerup Matt West of Pepperdine by 28 votes. Stanford's James Shaw was third with 18 votes.

    Christenson previously made the 2014 American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I-II All-American first team and All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first team.

    He currently leads the nation in assists (11.62) and is 14th in digs (2.33). He topped USC in assists (1,046) and aces (25) this year.

    He was the starting setter last summer for the U.S. Men's National Team at the NORCECA Continental Championships and FIVB Grand Champions Cup.