Cultivating the Ultimate Trust

Kelly Murphy’s serve puts the Chinese way out of system.  Their second contact gives them a decent swing, but Jordan Larson is positioned perfectly and sends a beautiful overhead pass right to Alisha Glass. Kim Hill has had the hot hand so Glass sends a nicely paced ball out to her pin hitter and Hill…

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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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Volleyball in California vs. The Rest of the U.S.

When compared to the rest of college sports, volleyball could certainly be described as niche. For men, it has only been a Division 1 sport since 1970 and only since 1981 for women. Comparatively, Men’s Basketball has had a Championship since 1939, while Football has had one since 1936. Women’s collegiate sports don’t have the…

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Beach Volleyball Makes Madison Square Garden Debut in 1993

New York City brings to mind a lot of things: the lights of Broadway, Times Square, Donald Trump. But the beach? For one day, Feb. 20, 1993, midtown Manhattan was transformed into a warm stretch of beach as 16 of the top men’s pro beach players gathered in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square…

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