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  • Volleyball icon Member of U.S. Men's National Team since 2015 (at age 18)
  • Volleyball icon Played professionally in Italy since 2019
  • Volleyball icon Won 2018 and '19 NCAA National Championships with Long Beach State
  • Volleyball icon 2017 and 2019 AVCA Player of the Year... four-time AVCA First Team All-American in college
  • Volleyball icon Represented U.S. on Boys Youth National Team (indoor) and Beach U19 National Team
  • Volleyball icon Joined USAV Pipeline in 2011


  • Medal 2023 Olympic Qualifier - Gold
  • Medal 2023 NORCECA Continental Championship - Gold
  • Medal 2023 Volleyball Nations League Final - Silver
  • flag icon 2023 Volleyball Nations League Weeks One, Two, and Three
  • flag icon 2022 FIVB World Championship - 6th
  • Medal 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final Round - Silver
  • flag icon 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Weeks Two and Three
  • 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games - 10th
  • flag icon 2021 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Preliminary Round - 7th
  • Medal 2019 FIVB World Cup - Bronze
  • Medal 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final Round - Bronze
  • flag icon 2015 Pan American Games - U.S. Men's National Team Debut - 6th
  • Medal 2014 NORCECA Boys Youth U19 Continental Championship - Gold; MVP; Best Spiker
  • flag icon 2014 FIVB Beach U19 World Championship - with Louis Richard
  • 2014 Youth Olympic Games (beach) - with Louis Richard
  • flag icon 2013 FIVB Beach U19 World Championship - with Lucas Yoder

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born in 1997
  • Volleyball icon Parents are Torey and Gina. T.J. was one of six siblings who all played volleyball and all have names starting with T... sister Teagan represented U.S. on 2019 Beach U21 National Team and played beach for Grand Canyon University
  • Volleyball icon Sister Teagan played women's beach volleyball at Grand Canyon University and competed at the U21 World Championships
  • Volleyball icon At 24, DeFalco and teammate Kyle Ensing were the youngest players on the U.S. team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
  • Volleyball icon TJ competed in beach volleyball at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games and at the U19 World Championships
  • Volleyball icon Played junior volleyball at Huntington Beach Club
  • Medal Won four medals (two gold) at the USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championships from 2011-14...named Tournament MVP in 2013 and 2014
  • From Long Beach State Head Coach Alan Knipe“TJ is driven purely by a desire to be perfect at a game that doesn’t allow you to be perfect. Just trying to find a little bit more and a little bit more. He’s incredibly special.”