April 10, 2024

Men’s Sitting Team Takes Silver at Paralympic Qualifier

The U.S. Men’s Sitting Team fell to Ukraine on Wednesday 3-0 (25-17, 32-30, 25-19) in the final of the 2024 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Final Qualifier in Dali, China

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Hailey Harward and Kylie Deberg won gold at NORCECA Playa de Guibia

April 8, 2024

Beach Update: U.S. Earns Four Medals at NORCECA Playa de Güibia

In the latest beach update, we recap the events of last week highlighted by the U.S. earning a medal for each team competing at NORCECA Playa de Guibia. Pairs are now set to compete at the continental final in May, and we also take a look at three more beach events set to take place this week.

Chase Budinger diving (VolleyballWorld)

April 2, 2024

Beach Update: Three Beach Events to Begin April

In the latest installment of the beach update, we recap the results from Challenge Saquarema and get you ready for three beach events on the calendar for this week, including the second NORCECA Playoff of the year in Manhattan Beach on April 5.

Miles Evans (VolleyballWorld)

March 26, 2024

Beach Update: Top U.S. Men Ready for Challenge Saquarema

Chase Budinger and Miles Evans finished just off the podium over the weekend at the BPT Challenge in Recife, while Alaina Chacon/Mariah Whalen won their second straight medal in a BPT Futures event. Check out the results of both tournaments in this week's beach update and look ahead to Challenge Saquarema where three of the top U.S. men's beach volleyball pairs face off again.

Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes take third in Doha

March 13, 2024

Beach Update: U.S. Medals in Qatar and New Zealand

This edition of the beach update has medal news to share! We recap the results from Doha Elite 16 as well as the Futures results from Mount Maunganui. We also take a look at who is preparing to head out to the next events in Brazil and Australia.

Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes during the 2023 Beach Pro Tour (FIVB)

February 28, 2024

Beach Update: U.S. Pairs Ready for 2024 Beach Pro Tour

The Beach Update is back for the first time in 2024. This edition previews the beginning of the FIVB Beach Pro Tour season with the Doha Elite16 beginning next week. We also recap the results of the NORCECA Playoff No. 1 in Manhattan Beach and make our first check in on the Olympic rankings.

All-Time Great Beach Athletes graphic

January 23, 2024

Blanton, Kirby to Enter HoF as All-Time Great Beach Athletes

Two beach volleyball greats will receive the All-Time Great Player Award at the 2024 USA Volleyball Hall of Fame ceremony: Dain Blanton and Karolyn Kirby

January 12, 2024

Four Indoor Greats to be Honored at Hall of Fame

USA Volleyball is set to celebrate some of the sport’s greatest athletes, coaches, officials and leaders at its 2024 Hall of Fame annual banquet and ceremony on May 22 at the Hilton Polaris in Columbus, Ohio

The U23 Beach National Team poses with medals after the NORCECA Continental Tour in Juan Dolio

December 19, 2023

Beach Update: U.S. Earns Five Medals Across Two NORCECA Events

In the final beach update of 2023, we take a look at the results of the two most recent NORCECA tournaments, both of which took place in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic. The U23 Continental Tour and the Beach Finals closed out the competition schedule until the new year, so we will look one more time at the rankings. The U.S. also did well at the King and Queen of the Court series.

Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss win 2023 BPT Finals

December 11, 2023

Beach Update: Kloth and Nuss Claim Victory in Doha

As the 2023 beach volleyball competition season winds down, we crown a new Beach Pro Tour Champion at the conclusion of the BPT Finals over the weekend. Plus, the U.S. is coming home with two medals from NORCECA San Salvador after positive showings from all four competing teams. We also preview two more NORCECA competitions that are set to conclude this year’s events.

Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes on the podium after winning the BPT Finals last season.

December 5, 2023

Beach Update: Finals Week for Top U.S. Teams in Doha

Get set for a big week across the beach volleyball landscape in this latest beach update. We preview the 2023 BPT Finals in Doha featuring the top ranked U.S. teams. NORCECA San Salvador also begins this week with U.S. pairs competing and we recap the results from Challenge Nuvali last week. 

Terese Cannon and Megan Kraft

November 28, 2023

Beach Update: U.S. Teams Prepare for Final Challenge Event in Nuvali

The final beach update of November recaps the last Elite 16 event of the season before the finals in Qatar. We preview the challenge event in the Philippines this weekend where several U.S. teams are prepared to hit the sand, and we check in on the latest Olympic rankings.

November 21, 2023

Beach Update: Evans and Budinger Earn More Hardware

This edition of the beach update reviews the results of Challenge Chiang Mai in Thailand that saw the U.S. earn more hardware at a Beach Pro Tour event. We also look ahead to the Jao Pessoa Elite 16 and the Geelong Future which are both set to begin on Wednesday.

November 14, 2023

Beach Update: U.S. Pairs Ready for Challenge Chiang Mai

In this week's beach update, we look to BPT Challenge Chiang Mai that will feature several U.S. Beach National Teams. This comes after U.S. pairs competed in NORCECA Playoff 4 in in Manhattan Beach this past weekend to earn Olympic points. We also have results from the U.S. pairs who were competing at the U21 Beach World Championships, and we check in on the most current Olympic rankings.

November 5, 2023

U.S. Takes Top Two Spots at Challenge Haikou

Miles Evans and Chase Budinger won gold and Trevor Crabb and Theo Brunner took silver at the Beach Pro Tour Challenge event in Haikou, China that concluded on Nov. 5.

October 30, 2023

Beach Update: U.S. Teams Prepare for Challenge Haikou

The 2023 FIVB Beach Pro Tour resumes in China this weekend with Challenge Haikou. The U.S. will send a total of seven teams as pairs look to improve their standing in the Olympic rankings before the end of the season.

October 27, 2023

U.S. Medals at 2023 Pan Am Games

The U.S. is bringing home some hardware from the 2023 Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile after Corinne Quiggle and Sarah Murphy earned bronze. The U.S. duo defeated Gallay/Pereyra (ARG) 2-0 (21-18, 21-10) to earn their spot on the third step of the podium.

October 24, 2023

Beach Update: U.S. Teams on a Roll at 2023 Pan Am Games

The U.S. teams of Corinne Quiggle/Sarah Murphy and Hagen Smith/Logan Webber are moving on to the quarterfinals of the Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile after a strong showing in pools.

October 17, 2023

Beach Update: 2023 Pan Am Games Begin This Weekend

With the 2023 Beach World Championships officially in the books, we update the world rankings and turn our attention towards the upcoming Pan Am Games, BPT Challenge Goa, and BPT Futures Mallorca.

Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes with world championship trophy

October 15, 2023

Cheng/Hughes Win World Title; Kloth/Nuss Take 3rd

The U.S. beach team of Sara Hughes/Kelly Cheng won gold and Kristen Nuss/Taryn Kloth took bronze on Sunday at the FIVB World Championships in Tlaxcala, Mexico. Trevor Crabb/Theo Brunner finished fourth on the men’s side

October 4, 2023

U.S. Teams Ready for 2023 Beach World Championship

The 2023 Beach World Championships in Tlaxcala, Mexico are here. The biggest event this season on the FIVB Beach Pro Tour runs from Oct. 6 through Oct. 14 and will feature eight U.S. teams all vying for the title of world champion.

October 2, 2023

Beach Update: Kloth and Nuss Medal at Paris Elite 16

Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss earned their fifth medal on the FIVB Beach Pro Tour at Elite 16 Paris this past weekend. Kloth and Nuss took home silver, headlining a list of four U.S. teams that finished in the top-ten at the event.

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