September 19, 2021

U.S. Girls U18 Team Hoping for Golden Repeat

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 19, 2021) – The U.S. Girls U18 National Team will begin its defense of its 2019 FIVB World Championship title on Tuesday in Durango, Mexico. Twenty teams will compete in Durango on Sept. 20-29. They will be split into four five-team pools to open the tournament. The U.S. will share the...

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September 1, 2021

Beach Update: Gold Rush Continues as Flint/Day Win in Brno

Emily day and Betsi Flint recently won the FIVB World Tour 2-star event in Brno, Czechia. The U.S. Beach National Team has won nine World Tour events so far in 2021.

April Ross and Alix Klineman with American flag

August 6, 2021

‘Fairytale’ Ends in Gold for the A-Team

American beach pair Alix Klineman and April Ross claimed the Olympic gold medal with a 2-0 victory over Australians Mariafe Artacho del Solar/Taliqua Clancy, 21-15, 21-16. They lost just one set in their seven matches en route to Olympic glory.

August 4, 2021

Dominant Performance Powers A-Team into Gold Medal Match

Alix Klineman and April Ross dominated Switzerland’s Anouk Verge-Depre/Joana Heidrich for a 2-0 (21-12, 21-11) win Wednesday, clinching a spot in the Tokyo 2020 women's beach volleyball gold medal match.

August 4, 2021

A-Team Set for Semifinal Showdown Versus Swiss

Alix Klineman and April Ross will face Switzerland’s Anouk Verge-Depre/Joana Heidrich at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern on Wednesday, August 4 (9 am on August 5 local) for a spot in the gold medal match.

August 2, 2021

Klineman/Ross Grind Out Ticket to Semifinals

Alix Klineman and April Ross are advancing to the semifinals after a 2-0 (21-19, 21-19) over Germany's Margareta Kozuch/Laura Ludwig. Ross led the way with 25 points.

August 2, 2021

Gibb/Bourne’s Run Ends in Gibb’s Final International Match

Jake Gibb and partner Tri Bourne fell 2-1 (17-21, 21-15, 15-11) to Germany’s Julius Thole/Clemens Wickler in Monday’s Round of 16 contest.

August 1, 2021

Klineman/Ross Advance after Sweep of Cuba

Alix Klineman and April Ross beat Cuba’s Lidianny Echevarria Benitez and Leila Consuelo Martinez Ortega, 2-0 (21-17, 21-15) during the first-ever match between the two pairs.

August 1, 2021

Two Tough Beach Defeats to Open Playoffs

Two U.S. beach volleyball pairs lost in three sets Sunday as Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil fell to a team from Canada and Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena pushed top-ranked Qatar to the brink.

July 30, 2021

All Four U.S. Beach Pairs Advance

The U.S. Olympic beach volleyball squad of Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne hung tough during a 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) loss to Cherif Younousse/Ahmed Tijan of Qatar Friday night in a match that decided the Pool C title.

July 29, 2021

Rainy Rally Drives A-Team to Olympic Pool Victory

Alix Klineman and April Ross won pool b with a 2-1 match win over the Netherlands Friday.

July 29, 2021

Americans Well-Positioned After Two Big Beach Wins

Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil and Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena picked up wins at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Thursday.

July 27, 2021

Gibb/Bourne Remain Undefeated in Tight Match versus Switzerland

The newly-formed U.S. Olympic beach volleyball team of Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne got another chance to improve on their budding chemistry Wednesday while beating Switzerland’s Adrian Heidrich/Mirco Gerson 2-0 (21-19, 23-21) at Shiokaze Park.

July 26, 2021

Americans Prevail Twice in Wet, Windy Day at the Beach

Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and Alix Klineman/April Ross both posted wins despite battling wet and windy weather in their second pool play matches at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

July 25, 2021

Gibb/Bourne, Claes/Sponcil both win on Second Day of Beach Play

Typically, beach volleyball duos spend years perfecting their partnership and preparing for the Olympic Games. U.S. pair Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne? They had four days.

July 24, 2021

U.S. Goes 1-1 in First Day on the Beach

In a match between four Olympic veterans, U.S. Olympic beach volleyball squad Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena came up shy in a 2-0 (21-17, 21-18) loss to Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen of the Netherlands Saturday.

July 23, 2021

TOKYO: Youth, Experience, Talent Combine on Olympic Beach Volleyball Team

A balance of youth and experience combine to form the U.S. Olympic beach volleyball team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Four pairs – two women’s, two men’s – will represent the U.S. at the beach volleyball event taking place at Shiokaze Park.

July 22, 2021

Taylor Crabb Replaced on U.S. Olympic Beach Volleyball Team Due to Positive COVID-19 Test

USA Volleyball learned today that Taylor Crabb, a member of the U.S. Olympic Beach Volleyball Team, has been replaced in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by Tri Bourne due to a positive COVID-19 test.

July 18, 2021

Beach Notebook: Thrice as Nice! Three Tournament Wins for BNT

Three member pairs of the U.S. Beach National Team won tournaments Sunday. Chaim Schalk/Theo Brunner and Crissy Jones/Susannah Muno won their first career titles, and Emily Day/Sara Hughes clinched their first title as a pair.

July 13, 2021

Beach Notebook: Three World Tour Events This Week

A significant portion of the U.S. Beach National Team will be competing in of three tournaments held in Europe and Africa this week.

July 12, 2021

Tokyo 2020 Beach Volleyball Schedule Announced

The beach volleyball schedule for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was released Monday. Eight of 12 pool play matches for American pairs will be played during primetime on the east coast.

July 9, 2021

U.S. Beach National Team Wraps up Gstaad Four-star

Claes/Sponcil led 10 American pairs at the Gstaad four-star FIVB World Tour event this weekend by reaching the Round of 16.