Many thanks to Micah Ma’a, one of the best volleyball players in the world, for taking the time during these difficult weeks to send our NJ volleyball community some words of encouragement…

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Name: Micah Ma’a

Sport: Volleyball

Position: Setter/Outside hitter

Height: 6-3

Hometown: Kaneohe, Hawaii

High School: Punahou

College: UCLA (2019)

World Championship Experience

  • 2017 FIVB U21 World Championship
  • 2015 FIVB U19 World Championship (7th)

Other Career Highlights

  • Made his debut with the U.S. Men’s National Team during the 2019 Volleyball Nations League
  • Plays both setter and outside hitter
  • Two-time AVCA first team All American at UCLA
  • Helped UCLA get to the 2018 NCAA Men’s Championship match, where it fell to Long Beach State. Made the all-tournament team
  • Played on the 2014-15 Boys Youth National Team and the 2017 Men’s Junior National Team
  • Won the 2014 U19 NORCECA Championship
  • Three-sport athlete at Punahou School and three-time Male Athlete of the Year Hawai’i Hall of Honor selection
  • Lettered four years in volleyball as a setter and outside hitter
  • Also lettered in basketball as a shooting guard and three years in varsity football as a wide receiver
  • Four-time state champs in volleyball
  • Named State Volleyball Player of the Year in 2015
  • Won the basketball state title in 2012

Personal: Son of Pono and Lisa Strand-Ma’a… Has three sisters – Misty, Mehana and Maluhia… Pono was a two-time men’s volleyball All-American at the University of Hawai’i (1984, 1986) and played for the USA National Team in 1986. He also played pro beach volleyball… Lisa Strand played pro beach volleyball and was a two-time national champion in college at Hawaii in 1982 and 1983… Micah Lists the NFL’s Tom Brady as the famous athlete he most admires … Hobbies included bodyboarding and basketball…Majored in political science

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