AVP and FIVB Partner to Present the St. Petersburg Grand Slam June 15-21 as Part of the FIVB World Tour

COSTA MESA, CALIF. and ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — APRIL 8, 2015 — The Association of Volleyball Professionals has partnered with the Federation International de Volleyball to host the St. Petersburg Grand Slam as part of the 2015 FIVB World Tour. The partnership will bring the world’s premiere international volleyball tour to St. Petersburg, Fla. for…

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USA’s Dalhausser tops men’s 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball season awards

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 26, 2015 – Voted to receive four season awards, USA’s Phil Dalhausser along with Latvia’s Janis Smedins with two awards, Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs, Brazil’s Bruno Oscar Schmidt, USA’s Jake Gibb, Brazil’s Emanuel Rego, USA’s Tri Bourne, Italy’s Paulo Nicolai and USA’s Ryan Doherty were all recognized for their play as the 2014…

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Walsh Jennings wins four 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball awards

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 26, 2015 – USA’s three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings capped another brilliant season on the 2014 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Beach Volleyball by being voted the winner of four season awards. Joining Walsh Jennings in receiving the special season awards announced recently by the FIVB include Brazil’s Juliana Felisberta…

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The 2014 Volleyball Year in Review

What was the best moment of the year for volleyball?   Was it when the men’s volleyball team at Loyola Chicago won their first-ever NCAA title? And then not too long ago the Penn State women’s volleyball team won their 6th NCAA title in 8 years. Or how about when the USA Men’s National team…

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2014 FIVB World Tour concludes in South Africa at $150,000 FIVB Mangaung Open

Mangaung, South Africa, December 7, 2014 – Returning to South Africa for the eighth time, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will conclude its 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour with this week’s double-gender US$150,000 FIVB Mangaung Open. It is the first time the FIVB World Tour has held an event in Mangaung. The 2014…

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Coaches Lang Ping and Kiraly, star players 30 years ago, face off in title match

Milan, Italy, October 12, 2014 – This year is the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Olympic Games gold medals won by the Chinese women and the USA men in Los Angeles. Each team were led by iconic stars, Lang Ping and Karch Kiraly, who would rise to legendary status in their home countries. Fast forward…

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Kerri Walsh Jennings And April Ross Reflect On First Season Together

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross have officially been playing beach volleyball together for less than a year. But in 2014, they had the best record of any women’s team. Also this season, the duo has won four FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour tournaments, more than any other team.After a 22-20, 21-17 victory over Whitney…

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Volleyball Updates From Around the World

It was an exciting weekend for USA Volleyball this weekend!   In Florence, Italy, the USA Men’s Indoor National Team won the FIVB World League gold medal yesterday defeating the world’s No. 1 Brazil 3-1 (31-29,21-25,25-20,25-23). The only other time USA won World League was in 2008, the year they won the gold medal at…

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Gstaad and Canada US Team Wins

Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal made it a back-to-back FIVB Beach Volleyball Tour wins this past weekend when they won Gold at the Gstaad Grand Slam. In the gold medal match, Dalhausser and Rosenthal beat the Brazilians 2-0 (21-17, 21-17). “We keep getting better,” Rosenthal said, “When Phil can serve and block like that and…

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2 More Golds for the US in Stavanger

Sean Rosenthal and Phil Dalhausser won their first gold of the 2014 FIVB season, and April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their second gold in Stavanger, Norway this past weekend.   Rosenthal and Dalhausser took down Brazil’s Ricardo Santos and Alvaro Filho, 21-16, 21-16. Ross and Walsh Jennings took the title beating Spain’s Liliana Fernandez…

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Tri Bourne and John Hyden Win Gold in Berlin

A HUGE congrats to Tri Bourne, 25, and John Hyden, 41, who won the gold at the FIVB Berlin Grand Slam this weekend! Also congrats to Ryan Doherty and Nick Lucena who won the silver medal!   Fun facts about the win in Berlin:   First time in FIVB history that all three medalists came…

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Checking in With the U.S. Men’s National Team

Halfway to Brazil. That may be hard to fathom, but this summer marks the midpoint of the quadrennial and the U.S. Men’s National Team—in many ways as young as you could imagine—seems to be in pretty good shape after getting off to a 7-1 start in World League play. For example, Taylor Sander, the young…

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