Originating from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Carson Heninger brings the Utah Stingers a lifetime of experience, playing volleyball since he was a young child. As long as he could remember, Carson was around the sport with his father being a local volleyball coach. As a little kid, Carson would attend his father’s practices, spending a lot of time there playing pepper with his brother or developing his serve on open courts. Carson played basketball and baseball, in addition to volleyball, while he attended Magrath High School. He also has proved to be a dedicated athlete competing in triathlons in his spare time.
While playing for his father’s high school team, Carson was named a Second-team All-Star his sophomore year and a First-team All-Star in both his junior and senior year. Additionally, Carson took a Fourth-place national finish with his club team Canuck Stuff Volleyball Club.
Before transferring to BYU, Carson played at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada, in 2010, where he received an all-conference second team nomination. While there, he also spent a few years completing his mission call to serve others in Baguio, Philippines. From Mount Royal, Carson transferred to BYU and played there from 2012-2016, where he played alongside current USA National Team players Taylor Sander, Ben Patch, and Jake Langlois.
Getting his bachelor’s degree in exercise science at BYU, Carson has since switched career paths and has a successful career as a restructuring and insolvency attorney. Since quarantine, Carson has kept in shape playing golf in the mornings as he continues working from home, which has allowed him to spend extra time at home with his wife and two kids.
Stay tuned this season to see Carson in action! Check out the following links to read more about his previous clubs and teams.