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Kelly Claes 121820-Kelly Claes-AVP-Manhattan Beach-MBO

After introspective 2020, “gushy” Claes and partner Sponcil preparing for Olympic challenge

Kelly Claes was about to head for the airport. She and partner Sarah Sponcil were ranked eighth in the world, third in the USA...
SANDCAST 12/16/2020-Pri Lima-SANDCAST-Priscilla Lima

SANDCAST: Learning doesn’t stop with Pri Lima, now more a coach than a player

It’s always been the people. Pri Lima knew that volleyball was the game for her -- not handball, in which she competed on her high...
SCIVHOF 2019

Southern Cal Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame announces 2021 candidates

Another star-studded group of athletes and coaches makes up the list of candidates for the 2021 class of the Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall...
Kloth Nuss LsU 12/4/2020-Kristen Nuss-Taryn Kloth

Another — yes, another — NCAA beach season looms large for LSU’s Kloth, Nuss

When the season ended last spring, LSU was ranked No. 1 in NCAA beach volleyball. Taryn Kloth, the indoor All-American at Creighton who transferred...
SANDCAST Angie Akers 12/2/2020-Angie Akers

SANDCAST: Angie Akers, beach volleyball’s running, kickboxing Olympic coach

Angie Akers tried. She tried virtually every way possible to get out of this game. Fate had a good chuckle at that one. Retiring from professional...
SANDCAST-Travis Mewhirter-Tri Bourne

SANDCAST Mailbag: How does off-season training differ from in-season? Other fan questions

No matter what kind of year this would have been -- normal, COVID-impacted, enormously successful -- the day before Thanksgiving is, officially, off-season for...
April Ross Brazil 11/19/2020-April Ross

Part 3 of our interview with April Ross, telling stories from Brazil

The Olympian is in Brazil with her partner, Alix Klineman. In this third of three parts, April Ross talks about training with the best...
SANDCAST Crossnet 11/18/2020-Tri Bourne-CROSSNET-SANDCAST

SANDCAST: Chris Meade on CROSSNET, the million-dollar idea beach volleyball didn’t know it needed

The ideas, as they tend to go in the wee hours of the morning with a group of just-out-of-college aged kids, were terrible. All...

Part 2 of our April Ross interview, including choosing Alix Klineman, getting a new...

April Ross and her partner, Alix Klineman, are training in Brazil. In this second of three parts of our extended interview, among the topics we...

3-part interview with beach volleyball Olympian April Ross, who is training in Brazil

April Ross and her partner, Alix Klineman, are in Brazil training, both on the beach and in the gym. We talked to April on Monday...

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