Olympic silver medalist Jennifer Kessy announces return to AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, partnership with rising star Emily Day

Kessy, who missed the 2014 season for the birth of her first child, will play on the AVP Tour in 2015 while pursuing an opportunity to represent the U.S. again at the 2016 Rio Olympics

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U.S. Beach Teams Take Silver Bronze in Chula Vista

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2014) – U.S. beach athlete Heather Hughes won the NORCECA Tour event in Chula Vista in 2012 with Emily Day and in 2013 with Lane Carico. It seemed like she was on her way to winning her third Chula Vista title on Sunday, this time with Day again, but after…

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As Season Comes to an End…

As summer comes to an end, we begin to reflect on the 2014 season. There have been ups and downs: partner break ups, upsets and injuries. But aside from all of that, all of the athletes have put on quite a show and have not let down the amazing crowds we’ve had at all of our…

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Updates from around the world this weekend

It was an exciting weekend in the volleyball world.   In Long Beach, CA, the USA Men’s indoor national team competed against Russia for FIVB World League. Friday night, USA beat Russia in a close 5-set match, 25-17, 27-25, 20-25, 25-27, 15-12. They came back the next night in front of 5,000 fans and won…

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GoPro: AVP Practice Sessions: Carico/Hochevar vs Day/Ross

An AVP Practice Session with Lane Carico and Brittany Hochevar versus Emily Day and Summer Ross. Shot 100% on GoPro HD Hero 3+. Music by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi “Two Against One (feat. Jack White)”

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AVP Tour Preview: Talking with the Top Two Seeds in Beach Volleyball

Just a year ago, 21-year-old Summer Ross and her 26-year-old partner Emily Day never expected to be the number one seed headed into the early action of the AVP Tour opener in St. Petersburg on Friday. “I would have been like ‘What? We won’t even qualify!’ I wouldn’t have believed it,” Ross says, laughing at…

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Tuesdays with Avatar: Emily Day and Summer Ross

Hello again, Internet, and welcome to another fun and exciting “Tuesdays with Avatar” post. I feel that the first three entries in this segment have really allowed the volleyball community to learn a little more about some of the professional beach volleyball players that compete on the AVP. (For example; Ryan Doherty talks to himself,…

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AVP recognizes top performers as tour announces 2013 year-end award winners

Jake Gibb and April Ross win most valuable player awards; Gibb and Casey Patterson named men’s team of the year, while Ross and Jen Kessy take women’s honor.

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Ross, Day Claim Silver in Phuket

In Sunday’s gold medal match, Day (Torrance, Calif.) and Ross (Carlsbad, Calif.) seeded ninth in Phuket, fell to  China’s No. 11 Chen Xue and Xinyi Xia, 21-16, 21-18 in 36 minutes. The silver medal is Day and Ross’s (5-2) best FIVB result and first ever podium finish. Their previous best FIVB finish was fourth in…

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