May 25, 2023

Women’s U21 Picks up Speed to Beat DR

he U.S. Women’s U21 National Team started a little slow but picked up speed and swept the Dominican Republic (25-16, 25-20, 25-14) on Thursday at the NORCECA Pan American Cup in Nogales, Mexico

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Cody Caldwell and Chase Frishman

April 24, 2023

Beach Update: U.S. Teams Mine Gold and Silver in Aguascalientes

U.S. beach teams won gold and silver medals at the opening 2023 NORCECA Beach Tour event on Sunday in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Miles Evans and Chase Budinger

April 17, 2023

Beach Update: Budinger/Evans Secure Silver in Saquarema

The U.S. beach team of Chase Budinger/Miles Evans fought through the qualifier, battled to the final and took the silver medal at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Saquarema Challenge on Sunday in Brazil.

Taylor Crabb and Taylor Sander

April 12, 2023

Beach Update: Six U.S. Teams in Brazil for Saquarema Challenge

Four U.S. men’s beach teams and two U.S. women’s teams are scheduled to begin play on Thursday in the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge event on April 13-16 in Saquarema, Brazil

Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes

March 27, 2023

Cheng/Hughes on Top Again at Tepic Elite16

Kelly Cheng/Sara Hughes won their fourth title on the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour since they reunited four months ago when they beat Brazil’s Eduarda ‘Duda’ Lisboa and Ana Patrícia Ramos on Sunday in the final of the Tepic Elite16 in Mexico

Women''s medalists at La Paz

March 20, 2023

U.S. Beach Teams Win Gold, Silver Medals in La Paz

The second-seeded U.S. beach team of Taryn Kloth/Kristen Nuss ended the 2023 Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour La Paz Challenge with the gold medals after beating the U.S. team of Savvy Simo/Toni Rodriguez in the final

Beach volleyball players celebrate

March 16, 2023

Seven U.S. Beach Teams to Compete in La Paz

Five women’s U.S. beach teams and two men’s begin play Friday in the main draw of the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge event in La Paz, Mexico

Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes on top of the podium

January 30, 2023

Cheng/Hughes Win World Tour Finals in Doha

Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes got into the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Finals on a wild card, but ended up winning the trophy and a $150,000 prize.

Beach volleyball teams

January 25, 2023

Beach Update: Two U.S. Teams in World Tour Final

The U.S. teams of Kristen Nuss/Taryn Kloth and Kelly Cheng/Sara Hughes are competing this week in the World Tour Finals in Doha, Qatar.

Theo Brunner, Chaim Schalk, Betsi Flint and Julia Scoles on the NORCECA Championship medal stand

December 15, 2022

Beach Update: U.S. Teams Win Gold, Bronze at NORCECA Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 15, 2022) – The U.S. beach team of Betsi Flint/Julia Scoles won the gold medal while the men’s team of Theo Brunner/Chaim Schalk took bronze at the 2022 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour Finals on Sunday in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. In the women’s gold medal match, Flint/Scoles beat Allanis Navas/María González...

Women's beach volleyball teams on the podium

December 3, 2022

Hughes/Cheng Win 2nd Straight Gold; Flint/Scoles Take Silver

The U.S. women’s beach team of Sara Hughes/Kelly Cheng won its second-straight gold medal on the Beach Pro Tour on Saturday, beating Betsi Flint/Julia Scoles, 2-0 (21-17, 21-11) in the Elite 16 event in Torquay, Australia

Women's beach volleyball teams on the podium

November 29, 2022

Beach Update: Reunited, and it Feels So Good

The reunited U.S. women’s beach team of Kelly Cheng/Sara Hughes got its 2024 Olympic run off to a good start by winning gold at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour challenge event in Torquay, Australia

Miles Partain, Andy Benesh, Julia Scoles, Katie Horton

October 28, 2022

Beach Update: U.S. Teams Win Two Medals at Dubai Challenge No. 1

U.S. beach pairs won two medals this week at the Beach Pro Tour Dubai Challenge No. 1, including the first gold medal in a top-tier FIVB event since 2019.

Chase Budinger and Troy Field slap hands with kids while entering the court

October 18, 2022

Beach Update: Budinger/Field Win Silver at Maldives Challenge

Chase Budinger and Troy Field captured their second Beach Pro Tour medal at the Maldives Challenge over the weekend, winning silver after a 21-17, 21-18 loss to Qatar's Ahmed Tijan Janko and Cherif Younousse (No. 7 in the world).

Emily Stockman and Megan Kraft

October 12, 2022

Beach Update: Maldives Challenge on Tap This Weekend

Twelve U.S. beach pairs (four men, eight women) are in the Maldives this week for an FIVB Beach Pro Tour Challenge event.

Tim Brewster and Kyle Friend

October 6, 2022

Beach Update: Brewster/Friend Go for Second Straight NORCECA Title

Tim Brewster and Kyle Friend will compete for a second straight gold medal this weekend at the NORCECA Managua beach event in Nicaragua.

Kelli Cheng and Betsi Flint

September 27, 2022

Five U.S. Beach Teams Competing at Elite 16 in Paris

Five U.S. beach pairs are competing in France this week for the Elite 16 in Paris. It's the first Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 event in over a month; the top pairs last battled it out in Hamburg, Germany, Aug. 10-14.

August 26, 2022

Retirement Series: Nick Lucena

Two-time Olympian and 20-year beach volleyball veteran Nick Lucena retired from the sport earlier this month to take a coaching job at Florida State University.

August 24, 2022

Bourne/Crabb, Hughes/Kolinske win in Manhattan Beach

Two U.S. Beach National Team pairs - Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb and Sara Hughes/Kelley Kolinske - won the AVP's Manhattan Beach Open last Sunday.

Women's sports foundation award winners

August 16, 2022

Vote Now for 2022 Sportswoman of the Year

Three USA Volleyball athletes are finalists for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2022 Sportswoman of the Year award.

August 14, 2022

Flint/Cheng Claim First International Title

Kelly Cheng and Betsi Flint won the Hamburg Elite 16 Sunday, claiming the United States' first medal of any color at an Elite 16 event on the Beach Pro Tour.

August 9, 2022

International Play Resumes with Hamburg Elite 16, Futures Event

Betsi Flint/Kelly Cheng and Zana Muno/Lauren Fendrick will compete at the Hamburg Elite 16 while Melissa Fuchs Powell/Tiffany Creamer play at the Cortegaca Futures this weekend.