Sarah Pavan completed her first full AVP season in 2019, winning the Manhattan Beach Open and Hawaii Open with partner Melissa Humana-Paredes. A long-time indoor athlete, Sarah played for the University of Nebraska, where she was NCAA Champion, a 4-time First-Team All-American, and National Player of the Year. She played for the Canadian Indoor National team and professionally overseas before starting to play beach volleyball on the FIVB World Tour in 2013. Sarah split time between pro indoor and the beach for several years before making the full-time switch to the sand in 2018. A 2016 Rio Olympian and 3-time FIVB Best Blocker, Sarah won the 2019 World Championships with Melissa Humana-Paredes in Hamburg, Germany. With that win, Sarah and Melissa are guaranteed a spot in the Tokyo Olympics.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys coaching kids, doing pottery, and playing the piano. She’s also in business school earning a Master’s and exceptionally good at board games.