BEACH VOLLEYBALL NEWS

Casey Patterson, Jake Gibb join special pier group at AVP tournament

MANHATTAN BEACH – A small group of legendary beach volleyball players sat courtside Sunday, soaking in the sun and high-level action on Stadium Court. These were the players Casey Patterson had studied and worshiped since the first time he spiked a...
Via The OC Register
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Dalhausser injures calf at AVP Manhattan Beach Open

Rio-bound and Beijing Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser injures his calf during the AVP Manhattan Beach Open. Dalhausser hopes the injury will not hamper him during the Rio Games.
Via CSN Chicago
8 days ago

Phil Dalhausser injures calf at AVP Manhattan Beach Open

Rio-bound and Beijing Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser injures his calf during the AVP Manhattan Beach Open. Dalhausser hopes the injury will not hamper him during the Rio Games.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reunited duo of Nick Lucena, Phil Dalhausser setting sights on Olympic gold

MANHATTAN BEACH – Nick Lucena was hoping for a few simple paydays when he reunited with beach volleyball great Phil Dalhausser last year. Now, he has a chance to strike gold. Lucena and Dalhausser are the favorites to win the gold medal at the 2016...
Via The OC Register
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross win AVP Huntington Beach

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross beat Angela Bensend and Geena Urango 21-13, 21-16 to win the AVP Huntington Beach Open. Their victory marked their 10th AVP title and their 18th overall.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Courtney Conlogue, April Ross, Greg Louganis happy to be part of ESPN's latest 'Body Issue'

They are images of strength, beauty, athleticism and utter nakedness. In ESPN.com’s eighth annual The Body Issue, 19 athletes bare more than their soul in spectacular settings that represent their respective sports. Volleyball player April Ross of...
Via The OC Register
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross take gold in New York City

Olympians Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross defeat Lane Carico and Summer Ross for gold at the AVP New York City Open.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross take gold in New York City

Olympians Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross defeat Lane Carico and Summer Ross for gold at the AVP New York City Open.
Via CSN Chicago
June 19, 2016

April Ross "more and more ready" for Rio after New York win

As Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross celebrate their win at the AVP New York City Open, the duo discuss how they feel going in to Rio and what viewers need to know about their new Olympic partnership.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

April Ross "more and more ready" for Rio after New York win

As Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross celebrate their win at the AVP New York City Open, the duo discuss how they feel going in to Rio and what viewers need to know about their new Olympic partnership.
Via CSN Chicago
June 19, 2016

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross talk Rio on TODAY

U.S. beach volleyball stars Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross talk forming their partnership, how theyre getting ready for Rio, and playing the Brazilians on their home turf.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross talk Rio on TODAY

U.S. beach volleyball stars Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross talk forming their partnership, how theyre getting ready for Rio, and playing the Brazilians on their home turf.
Via CSN Chicago
June 15, 2016

Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross win AVP Huntington Beach

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross beat Angela Bensend and Geena Urango 21-13, 21-16 to win the AVP Huntington Beach Open. Their victory marked their 10th AVP title and their 18th overall.
Via CSN Chicago
June 09, 2016

Walsh Jennings, Ross win FIVB Cincinnati Open

MASON, Ohio (AP) Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won the FIVB Cincinnati Open on Saturday, beating China's Chen Xue and Xinyi Xia 20-22, 21-14 and 18-16. ''They served lights-out and we gave up too many points, so we fought back,'' Walsh Jenning said. ''We got some mojo at the end of the first set and carried that into set 2. April served like the first 10 points it felt like...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

April Ross, Kerri Walsh Jennings hit homestretch to Rio in stride, winning Huntington Beach Open

HUNTINGTON BEACH – April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings have reached that moment in their volleyball partnership where they finish each other’s sentences. After claiming the AVP Huntington Beach Open title Sunday, they began talking about how much...
Via The OC Register
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Patterson-Gibb's march to Olympics on schedule, moving to AVP semifinals

HUNTINGTON BEACH – Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb are the first to admit Las Vegas isn’t taking any bets on their Olympic Games chances. But if good planning and execution mean anything, the hometown volleyball duo here might beat whatever odds...
Via The OC Register
May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Lucena, Phil Dalhausser err on the cautious side, withdraw from AVP Huntington Beach Open with injury on Day 1

HUNTINGTON BEACH – When a bid to the Olympic Games is at stake, there is no such thing as a minor injury. That point was driven home early Friday morning at the AVP Huntington Beach Open. Less than an hour after Olympic hopefuls Phil Dalhausser and...
Via The OC Register
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

2015 hurdles put more focus on April Ross' status as one of world's best beach players; AVP Huntington Beach is next

HUNTINGTON BEACH – Under normal circumstances, the stress involved in chasing a berth in the Olympic Games can test the upper limits of an athlete’s blood pressure. And nothing was normal for Newport Beach’s April Ross in her year-plus run to...
Via The OC Register
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Brazil's Talita and Larissax win FIVB World Tour Finals

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Brazil's Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca won the FIVB World Tour Finals on Sunday, beating Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst 21-17, 21-18 to extend their international winning streak to 27 matches. ''We try to take everything point by point,'' Franca said. ''When we scored that last point, we could feel the energy of the crowd. We worked so...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

April Ross teams with 3rd partner for record win

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) April Ross became the first female player in AVP tour history to win titles with three partners in the same season, teaming with Lauren Fendrick to take the Kingston AVP Championships at Huntington Beach. Ross and Fendrick beat Nicole Branagh and Jenny Kropp 21-19, 23-21 in the final. Ross won the season-opening New Orleans Open with three-time Olympic...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Branagh, Kropp win AVP Kingston Chicago Open

CHICAGO (AP) Nicole Branagh and Jenny Kropp won the AVP Kingston Chicago Open on Sunday, beating Kim DiCello and Kendra Van Zwieten 21-16, 21-19. After falling to the second-seeded DiCello and Van Zwieten in the third round of the double-elimination tournament Saturday, Branagh and Kropp rebounded to set up the rematch. The title was Kropp's first, and Branagh's 17th. Brad Keenan...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Brazil's Antunes, Franca win in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Brazil's Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca won their fourth FIVB World Tour event of the season Sunday, beating Americans April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings 21-18, 21-16 in the World Series of Beach Volleyball. Antunes and Franca also won the 2014 title. Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt completed the Brazilian sweep, beating Americans Phil Dalhausser...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ross, Fopma win AVP Kingston Seattle Open

SEATTLE (AP) Top-seeded April Ross and Jennifer Fopma won the AVP Kingston Seattle Open on Sunday, beating third-seeded Summer Ross and Lane Carico 21-18, 15-21, 15-13. Ross won for the ninth time in the last 10 AVP tournaments. She won the first eight with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, who is sidelined by a shoulder injury. Misty May-Treanor, who won three...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Beach volleyball Olympians Dalhausser, Rosenthal split

Two of the United States' best hopes for a medal in men's beach volleyball are shuffling partners less than a year before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Beijing gold medalist Phil Dalhausser has split with his partner, two-time Olympian Sean Rosenthal. The team has won six times on the FIVB international tour, but Dalhausser has fought an injury this year. Dalhausser returns to his...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gibb, Patterson win St. Pete Grand Slam title

ST. PETERBSURG, Fla. (AP) Americans Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson won the $800,000 St. Pete Grand Slam on Saturday, rallying for a 16-21, 23-21, 15-13 victory over Reinder Nummerdor and Christiaan Varenhorst of the Netherlands in the final of the international qualifying tournament for the 2016 Rio Games. Gibb and Patterson won each of their seven matches on the way to their first...
Via AP on Fox
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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