Tuesdays with Avatar: Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal

It’s that time again, Internet. Time for me to pretend I am contributing to the growth of professional beach volleyball by asking the best players in the country questions that no one cares about but me. (You’re welcome) But think about if you were in my shoes… (Which are a pair of size 17 Crocs;…

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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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Tuesdays with Avatar: Stafford Slick and Adrian Carambula

Welcome back, Internet, to another fabulous segment of “Tuesdays with Avatar”. And sorry if you got left hanging last Tuesday; I was trying to battle the “Great Firewall of China” while playing in Shanghai and I couldn’t communicate effectively with people back home. I’m really excited to be writing this third post, especially after all…

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Tuesdays with Avatar: Brittany Hochevar and Lane Carico

Hello again, Internet. It is your old pal Avatar, here to entertain you while you are supposed to be working or studying or being a productive member of society. Our first installment of “Tuesdays with Avatar” was such a huge hit (over FOURTEEN people read it) that I debated going out on top and retiring…

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Tuesdays with Avatar: Ryan Doherty and Nick Lucena

What’s up, Internet?  It is your favorite volleyball player/underwear model/freelance writer Ryan Doherty. (AKA Avatar, AKA White Chocolate, AKA Tater Salad) The AVP realized that there was no point in updating their website unless I was going to be producing original content for them, so after much begging, (and a flattering but frankly inappropriate proposition…

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Doherty-Lucena for 2014

After playing the 2013 season with Todd Rogers, Ryan Doherty has announced that he and Nick Lucena will partner for the upcoming year. The 7’1″ Doherty, a former college baseball star, had a disappointing second season on the professional beach volleyball circuit. Though Beijing gold medalist Rogers clearly has years of experience, the pair earned…

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7-Foot-1 Pitcher Cut By Team In Minors Is Next Big Thing In Beach Volleyball

It was the spring of 2009 when Ryan Doherty and good friend Steve Johnson decided to head a half hour south to the casinos of Atlantic City, N.J., for a guys’ night out. In the midst of the drive, Doherty dropped a bombshell. “We’re driving down the parkway, and Ryan says, ‘Hopefully I can win…

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