Dalhausser: No excuses (OK, maybe a few), Brazil smashed us

Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and the rest of the U.S. team were in Rio last week for an Olympic test event against Brazil. He shares his takeaways from the trip with ESPN.com: Last week, the top four U.S. men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams played against the top four Brazilian teams on one of the…

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Rio test event gives U.S. beach volleyball stars glimpse of 2016 Games

What better way to preview the 2016 Rio Olympics than testing out Copacabana Beach? That’s exactly what the top four U.S. men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams are doing this weekend when they face off against Brazil in a team event in Rio de Janerio through March 1. Here are some of the athletes’ first impressions of…

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Katie George dressed for success at Durango Classic

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Wearing a helmet and pads, Katie George may look like a like a football player – but she’s not. She’s tougher than that. George, a 5-foot-10 senior setter for Assumption (Louisville, Ky.), had her tonsils removed in July. But soon after the routine procedure, doctors discovered a blood clot in her…

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ESPNW Volleyball Player of the Year

What did Washington’s Krista Vansant have up her sleeve for an encore this 2014 volleyball season? Turns out, she had pretty much a repeat performance. Last season as a junior, the Huskies’ star outside hitter was the American Volleyball Coaches Association national player of the year and also won the Honda Award for women’s college…

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A tale of two beaches: Pro volleyball leagues have different approaches

ESPN featured an article this week about the AVP and the growth of beach volleyball in the US.   To read the article, click here.

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