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NCAA volleyball grad transfers make most of new beach beginnings

NCAA beach volleyball’s relationship with the indoor game makes the sport unique in the world of college athletics. In the beginning, indoor coaches led almost every college beach team, and dual-sport athletes filled the rosters of newly created beach programs, spending their spring in the sand while competing indoors in the fall. Show More Summary

NCAA: Big upset wins for Pepperdine, Mason men; FSU, LSU win twice in beach

Another night of NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball, another night of upsets as No. 10 Pepperdine beat No. 2 UCLA and unranked George Mason not only knocked off No. 7 Penn State, but beat the Nittany Lions in three on their home court. Show More Summary

Prudel/Szalankiewicz claim Kish Island 3-star gold

16 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Kish Island, Iran, February 24, 2018 – Poland’s Mariusz Prudel/Jakub Szalankiewicz stopped Latvia’s Martins Plavins/Edgars Tocs winning streak in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour with a 2-0 (21-18, 24-22) victory in the gold medal match of the MICA Mall Kish Island 3-star at the Kish Marine Recreation Sports Complex on Saturday.

Walkenhorst/Winter beat Horl/Winter for Kish Island bronze medal

18 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Kish Island, Iran, February 24, 2018 – Germany’s Alexander Walkenhorst/Sven Winter bagged the bronze medal in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour MICA Mall Kish Island 3-star with a 2-0 (21-18, 21-11) win over Austria’s Julian Horl/Tobias Winter at the Kish Marine Recreation Sports Complex on Saturday.

Plavins/Tocs and Prudel/Szalankiewicz secure berths in Kish Island final

22 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Kish Island, Iran, February 24, 2018 – Latvia’s Martins Plavins/Edgars Tocs are seeking their second straight gold medal together, while Poland’s Mariusz Prudel/Jakub Szalankiewicz are aiming for their first gold medal victory as partners...Show More Summary

Kerri Walsh Jennings Q&A on p1440: “We are not just another volleyball tour”

Three-time Olympic gold-medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings piqued the volleyball community’s interest with the recent announcement of her p1440 platform (www.p1440.com), dubbed an event series encompassing the pillars of competition, development, health and wellness, and entertainment. Show More Summary

NCAA men’s volleyball: Two matches, two upsets

There were only two matches on the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball schedule on Thursday, but both resulted in upset sweeps. In the MIVA, No. 9 Lewis not only knocked off No. 4 Ohio State, but dealt the Buckeyes their first league defeat in almost two years. Show More Summary

NCAA beach volleyball season gets under way, Pac-12 preview

The NCAA beach volleyball season begins in earnest Friday as the AVCA top five are in action. And two of them are in the Pac-12, top-ranked and two-time defending-champion USC and No. 3 UCLA. Our Pac-12 preview follows, but first a look at some of this weekend’s NCAA season-opening tournaments. Show More Summary

All-European showdown mark Kish Island semifinals

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Kish Island, Iran, February 23, 2018 – Latvia’s Martins Plavins/Edgars Tocs, Austria’s Julian Horl/Tobias Winter, Poland’s Mariusz Prudel/Jakub Szalankiewicz and Germany’s Alexander Walkenhorst/Sven Winter have forged an all-European...Show More Summary

Kira Walkenhorst taking recovery step by step

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 23, 2018 – Olympic and world champion Kira Walkenhorst is not rushing her recovery from shoulder surgery as she gears up for her return to competitive action on the 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball World To...

Alexander Walkenhorst seeks solid, high-level game

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Kish Island, Iran, February 23, 2018 – Germany’s Alexander Walkenhorst is seeking for more consistency in their game, following a winning leap to the quarterfinals by beating Italy’s Tiziano Andreatta/Andrea Abiatti in straight sets...

Fendrick and Branagh out to make memories in Fort Lauderdale

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 23, 2018 – Lauren Fendrick and Nicole Branagh’s partnership on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will only last a short time, but they are aiming to make the most of their time together, starting at the upcoming 5-Star Fort Lauderdale Major.

ASUN beach preview: Stetson, North Florida, FGCU lead the pack

In the six years the Atlantic Sun Conference has sponsored beach volleyball and hosted a conference tournament, North Florida and Stetson have split time at the top. The Hatters of Stetson won the conference title in 2017, while North Florida last won in 2016, and both programs boast a total of three championships each. Show More Summary

Barthelemy/Di Giantommaso, Walkenhorst/Winter show steady rise at Kish Island

2 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Kish Island, Iran, February 22, 2018 – France’s Olivier Barthelemy/Romain Di Giantommaso and Germany’s Alexander Walkenhorst/Sven Winter have strengthened their grip to move up from qualification to the main draw’s second round of eliminations in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Kish Island 3-star at the Kish Marine Recreation Sports Complex on Thursday.

NCAA men: Long Beach wins again in battle of 1 vs. 2

Top-ranked Long Beach State not only beat No. 2 UCLA for the second time, the 49ers remained the lone unbeaten in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball. Less than a week after beating UCLA of the MPSF in the Pyramid, Long Beach of theShow More Summary

Thiercy/Gauthier-Rat gain lessons from stronger rivals

2 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Kish Island, Iran, February 22, 2018 – Young French duo Maxime Thiercy and Arnaud Gauthier-Rat have their eyes set on gaining experience from playing against good teams in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour to help them in their Paris 2024 Olympic Games campaign.

Humana-Paredes aiming for memorable Fort Lauderdale debut

2 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 22, 2018 – Melissa Humana-Paredes will continue to tick off staging posts in her career as the 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour continues at the Fort Lauderdale Major Series tournament next week.

Can p1440 change the landscape of beach volleyball?

It’s not a tour. That’s the first thing that Dave Mays, this week’s guest on SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, wants you to know about p1440, of which he is a founding partner. It is, as Kerri Walsh Jennings,...Show More Summary

Schedule for beach volleyball’s debut at Commonwealth Games released

3 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Gold Coast, Australia, February 21, 2018 – The men’s teams of New Zealand and Cyprus are the lucky ones – the first-ever athletes to participate in an official beach volleyball match at the Commonwealth Games. This became clear as the schedule for beach volleyball’s debut at the quadrennial multi-sport event in Australia’s Gold Coast was released.

CCSA beach volleyball preview: FSU, LSU, S. Carolina teams to beat

The Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) is a conglomerate of schools from different conferences, including Florida State (No. 4 in the final 2017 AVCA poll) of the ACC and LSU (No. 6) of the SEC. And that’s where they start this year in the AVCA preseason poll. Show More Summary

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