The U.S. WSNT, ranked No. 1 in the world, goes into Tokyo as the defending gold medalist. The U.S. MSNT, ranked No. 7, have one more chance to qualify for the Paralympics at a tournament on June 1-5 in Duisburg, Germany.
April Ross and player partner Alix Klineman won the Katara Cup on March 12, 2021, an FIVB Beach World Cup four-star event in Doha, Qatar. It was their sixth FIVB Beach World Tour gold medal as a partnership.
"Everyone's trying to keep everyone positive and work hard [on the Men's National Team]. It's an easy group to be around. The guys are good people. We all have a diverse way of thinking, which is really cool. That’s our strength: tons of different ways of thinking, and tons of different approaches to life."
There’s nothing like the feeling of being part of a team. Whether you win or lose, you’ll never forget the friendships forged while playing volleyball. Find a team or a club near you, and create lasting bonds with teammates on and and off the court.