Volleyball Updates From Around the World

It was an exciting weekend for USA Volleyball this weekend!   In Florence, Italy, the USA Men’s Indoor National Team won the FIVB World League gold medal yesterday defeating the world’s No. 1 Brazil 3-1 (31-29,21-25,25-20,25-23). The only other time USA won World League was in 2008, the year they won the gold medal at…

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Gstaad and Canada US Team Wins

Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal made it a back-to-back FIVB Beach Volleyball Tour wins this past weekend when they won Gold at the Gstaad Grand Slam. In the gold medal match, Dalhausser and Rosenthal beat the Brazilians 2-0 (21-17, 21-17). “We keep getting better,” Rosenthal said, “When Phil can serve and block like that and…

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AVP Milwaukee Open Champions

It had been 16 years since the AVP was at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee, WI. Along with perfect weather, the atmosphere during 4th of July weekend was welcoming and electric; fans packed the stadium court making it standing room only!   Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross fought their way to victory after losing the first set…

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2 More Golds for the US in Stavanger

Sean Rosenthal and Phil Dalhausser won their first gold of the 2014 FIVB season, and April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their second gold in Stavanger, Norway this past weekend.   Rosenthal and Dalhausser took down Brazil’s Ricardo Santos and Alvaro Filho, 21-16, 21-16. Ross and Walsh Jennings took the title beating Spain’s Liliana Fernandez…

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Moscow medallists eye Berlin prizes as World Tour moves west

Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2014 – With the Moscow Grand Slam drawing to a close the stars of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will turn their attention to the Berlin Grand Slam that begins on June 17. The tournament is the sixth of seven Grand Slams in eight weeks and by the time they…

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Updates from around the world this weekend

It was an exciting weekend in the volleyball world.   In Long Beach, CA, the USA Men’s indoor national team competed against Russia for FIVB World League. Friday night, USA beat Russia in a close 5-set match, 25-17, 27-25, 20-25, 25-27, 15-12. They came back the next night in front of 5,000 fans and won…

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Olympic Gold Medalist Phil Dalhausser Talks Fitness, Nutrition and Roller Coasters

Before Phil Dalhausser became an Olympic gold medalist and four-time USA Volleyball Beach Male Athlete of the Year, he spent his days playing Daytona Beach tourists for $20 a game. “Because Daytona is a big tourist town, a lot of guys there think they can play,” Dalhausser says. “We’d play them, win an easy 20…

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Tuesdays with Avatar: Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal

It’s that time again, Internet. Time for me to pretend I am contributing to the growth of professional beach volleyball by asking the best players in the country questions that no one cares about but me. (You’re welcome) But think about if you were in my shoes… (Which are a pair of size 17 Crocs;…

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Life At The Beach: AVP Veteran Phil Dalhausser Readies For 2014 Campaign

There was a time not long ago when beach volleyball was a clear up and coming sport. Lots of TV coverage. Events all over the country and the world. Inclusion in the Olympics. Names like Karch Kiraly, Mike Dodd, Mike Whitmarsh, Holly McPeak, Misty May and many others were on sports fans’ collective radars, beach events were weekend parties and the…

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Pro beach volleyball player Dalhausser excited for return to Atlantic City this summer

ATLANTIC CITY — Two-time Olympian Phil Dalhausser has soared for spikes and dived for digs on beach volleyball courts all over the world. He regards Atlantic City, which will host the second Do AC Pro Beach Volleyball Invitational on Sept. 5-7, among his favorite venues. “I think it’s great for us players,” Dalhausser said Wednesday…

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New father Dalhausser eager to return to top in beach volleyball

Packing for China last week, Phil Dalhausser had mixed feelings. Yes, the Mainland High graduate and one of the most imposing beach volleyball players in the history of the sport was excited to begin another season. But this time, the idea of leaving home left a knot in his stomach. For the first-time in his…

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2014 FIVB World Tour debuts with Fuzhou Open

Pre-season training is complete, several partnerships have been switched and others are re-confirmed, as the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball launches the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour this week in Fuzhou, China. The season-opening, double-gender, US$150,000 FIVB Fuzhou Open will see the men’s competition running Tuesday through Saturday, and women’s competition running Wednesday through Sunday….

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