Around the World of Volleyball
- Written by Super User
- Category: Press
Before Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings became household names because of their back-to-back-to-back Olympic gold medals, they competed on the beaches from New York to California on the Association of Volleyball Professionals circuit. For more than 25 years, the AVP was synonymous with beach volleyball.
Countless pro players got their start on the AVP tour, including 2012 Olympic beach volleyball silver medalist Jen Kessy.
"The AVP tour is where I started and became a professional," Kessy said. "I started at the very bottom and I worked my way through qualifiers. I worked my way for a full year of not making it to a Sunday, of playing five matches a day, working really hard."