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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Volleyball Weekly Recap

The USA vs Brazil Challenge this past weekend generated a lot of hype and started to get everyone excited for Rio 2016. While Brazil won the overall, the US did bring home some hardware. Check out the full recap of the event here.   Following the event, April Ross wrote a blog about her experience…

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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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Tickets on Sale for U.S. World League Sites

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 9, 2015) – The U.S. Men’s Volleyball Team, the 2014 FIVB World League champion, will begin defense of the title in Southern California and Hoffman Estates, Ill., this summer. USA Volleyball will host Iran at the Galen Center in Los Angeles (May 30-31), Russia at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, Calif….

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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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Lindsey Berg 3x Olympian Women’s Volleyball

Lindsey Berg (Honolulu), a three-time Olympian, discusses her college recruiting process, playing in college at University of Minnesota, trying out for the U.S. Women’s National Team, competing in three Olympic Games, overcoming odds as a small setter and what she is doing now after volleyball in this 22-minute video interview by Eddie Mata.    Watch the…

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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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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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Behind the scenes with the AVP

The AVP Championships only occupies Huntington Beach, Calif., for four days of play out of the year, but the beach volleyball spectacle draws enough fanfare to be a staple to the small ocean-lined city.   For the thousands of fans who watch the championship matches on CBS Sports, the event shows on their television screens like…

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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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Argentina Eliminates Team USA at World Champs

The U.S. Men’s National Team’s quest for gold at the FIVB World Championship ended Sunday with a 3-2 loss to Argentina. The defeat ended Team USA’s three-match win streak in the second round of the tournament, with the U.S. defeating host country Poland, Serbia, and Australia. However, the team’s 3-1 record placed it fourth in…

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