Kerri Walsh Jennings will go down in history as one of the greatest volleyball players ever. There's no discussion to be had. She's already one of the most decorated, most accomplished, most popular, most acclaimed athletes to play the sport - and her career isn't over.
The California girl grew up with volleyball on her mind. She played throughout high school, continuing on to a collegiate career at Stanford University where she won national titles in 1996 and 1997 with the Cardinal, and was a four-year first-team All-American and co-National Player of the Year in 1999. Her indoor career concluded with a two-year stint on the US National Team, helping them play in the medal round of the 2000 Olympics.
Following her illustrious indoor career, Walsh went on to play professional beach volleyball and quickly rose to the top. The pairing of Walsh and May-Treanor was unlike anything beach volleyball had ever seen. Together they captured the attention of the world, bringing home the gold medal at three straight Olympic Games.
With a new partner – 2012 Olympic silver medalist, April Ross – Walsh looks to win an unprecedented fourth Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games.
Today, Kerri resides in Hermosa Beach, Calif. with her husband, men’s volleyball player Casey Jennings, and their three children.
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Phil Dalhausser, aka “The Thin Beast”, was born in Baden, Switzerland. He attended high school in Florida, but didn't start playing volleyball until his senior year. Dalhausser went on to attend the University of Central Florida where he played club volleyball. During his time at UCF he was named MVP of the team and received the William G. Morgan award for most outstanding player.
Dalhausser made his AVP debut in 2003 at Ft. Lauderdale with Nick Lucena. Since his 2003 debut, Dalhausser has become one of the most decorated and successful players in beach volleyball history. In the AVP, Dalhausser has been awarded the Best Blocker in 2008 and 2009, Best Offensive Player from 2005-2009, Most Improved Player in 2006, Most Valuable Player from 2007-2009, and won Team of the Year with Todd Rogers from 2007-2009. He has earned 45 AVP Tour victories and currently sits 8th all-time in beach victories with 72.
In 2008, Dalhausser and Rogers won the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. Dalhausser was also named tournament MVP. The team came back for the 2012 London Olympics finishing 9th.
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