Jake Gibb and April Ross win most valuable player awards; Gibb and Casey Patterson named men’s team of the year, while Ross and Jen Kessy take women’s honor.
COSTA MESA, CALIF. (Nov. 19, 2013) – The AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Pro Beach Volleyball Tour announced its year-end award winners today, recognizing the top performers from the 2013 season.
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 a couple of bucks. I'm moving out to California tomorrow,'" Johnson said. "I was like, 'What?! Are you crazy?!'"
Vanuatu's highly successful women's beach volleyball team has been forced to withdraw from upcoming European tours because of a lack of funds.
Vanuatu is the highest ranked Oceania team and teams just finished 5th and 6th at the Asian Beach Championship.