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Most Notable

  • Volleyball icon Currently tied for 11th in the world with partner Nick Lucena
  • Volleyball icon Ranked T-16th with Nick Lucena in provisional Olympic ranking
  • Volleyball icon Partnered with Nick Lucena since 2015; they were also partners 2003-2005
  • Volleyball icon Former partners include: Sean Rosenthal (2013-15); Todd Rogers (2006-13)
  • Volleyball icon Three-time Olympian, winning gold with Todd Rogers in 2008
  • Volleyball icon Named Most Outstanding Player at the 2008 Olympic Games
  • Volleyball icon Had a streak for 13 years on the FIVB World Tour with at least one win (through 2018)
  • Volleyball icon FIVB Sportsperson of the Year - 2008
  • Volleyball icon FIVB Most Outstanding Player - 2010, 2013, 2014, 2017
  • Volleyball icon FIVB Best Offensive Player - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2017
  • Volleyball icon FIVB Best Blocker - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017
  • Volleyball icon FIVB Best Setter - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Volleyball icon FIVB Best Server - 2014
  • Volleyball icon FIVB Best Hitter - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Volleyball icon FIVB Most Improved Player, 2006
  • Volleyball icon FIVB Team of the Year - 2010 with Todd Rogers
  • Volleyball icon FIVB World Tour Points Champion - 2010 with Todd Rogers
  • Volleyball icon Posted an FIVB record for most consecutive match wins (40) with partner Todd Rogers in 2011
  • Volleyball icon USAV Male Beach Player of the Year - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Volleyball icon USAV Beach Team of the Year - 2015 with Nick Lucena
  • Volleyball icon USAV Beach Team of the Year - 2014 with Sean Rosenthal

Events

  • flag 2020 FIVB Doha - T5th with Nick Lucena
  • Medal 2019 FIVB Doha - Silver with Nick Lucena
  • flag 2019 FIVB Xiamen - T25th with Nick Lucena
  • flag 2019 FIVB Jinjiang - T5th with Nick Lucena
  • flag 2019 FIVB Warsaw - T17th with Nick Lucena
  • flag 2019 FIVB World Championships - T5th with Nick Lucena
  • flag 2019 FIVB Gstaad - T9th with Nick Lucena
  • flag 2019 FIVB Espinho -T25th with Nick Lucena
  • flag 2019 FIVB Rome - T17th with Nick Lucena
  • Medal Top 2018 finishes with Nick Lucena include: FIVB Fort Lauderdale - Gold; FIVB Doha - 4th; and FIVB Gstaad - T5th
  • flag 2017 FIVB World Championships - T5th with Nick Lucena
  • Medal 2017 FIVB World Tour Finals - Gold with Nick Lucena
  • Olympic Rings 2016 Olympic Games - T5th with Nick Lucena
  • Medal 2015 FIVB World Tour Finals - Silver with Nick Lucena
  • flag 2013 FIVB World Championships - T9th with Sean Rosenthal
  • Olympic Rings 2012 Olympic Games - T9th with Todd Rogers
  • flag 2011 FIVB World Championships - T9th with Todd Rogers
  • Medal 2009 FIVB World Championships - Bronze with Todd Rogers
  • Olympic Rings 2008 Olympic Games - Gold with Todd Rogers, Most Outstanding Player
  • Medal 2007 FIVB World Championships - Gold with Todd Rogers
  • flag 2005 FIVB World Championships - T7th with Todd Rogers

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born in 1980 in Baden, Switzerland
  • Volleyball icon Married to beach volleyball athlete Jennifer Corral; has two children, Sebastian and Sofia
  • Volleyball icon Earned a business degree from UCF and played on the club volleyball team
  • Volleyball icon Did not start playing volleyball until his senior year in high school; also played basketball and tennis
  • How to be a good partner"I think the biggest thing I've learned over the years, as far as partnerships go, is that it's not only being a good player, it is being a good partner. You could be the best player in the world, but if you're a crappy partner, that takes away from your team. I try to be the best partner I can be. If my guy is struggling, I try to do something to pick him up a little bit. Basically, that's what I've learned over the years. If you sit there and bash your partner while he's struggling, that's not going to help things. I try to make things better. Which is way harder than it sounds."