COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 9, 2019) – The U.S. women’s beach team of Lara Dykstra and Cassie House took gold at the FIVB World Tour one-star event for women only in Battambang, Cambodia.

In the gold medal match on Sunday, the U.S. team defeated Greece’s Konstantina Tsopoulou/Dimitra Manavi, 21-19, 21-14.

The United States’ Nicole Nourse/Audrey Nourse also qualified for the main draw. They finished tied for 13th.

Dykstra/House had to win one qualifying match for the main draw, where they were seeded 13th.  They went 2-0 in pool play to advance straight to the quarterfinals where they beat Anika Krebs/Leonie Welsch of Germany, 21-19, 21-15.

In the semifinals, Dykstra/House beat Satono Ishitsubo/Asami Shiba, 21-18, 21-14.

Dykstra won a gold medal at the 2018 FIVB one-star event in Vaduz, Liechtenstein with Allie Wheeler.

Dykstra/House are scheduled to play next at the FIVB one-star on April 11-14 in Langkawi, Malaysia.


Beach National Team coaches took part in a training and delivery seminar on April 6-7 at the USAV Beach Office in Torrance, Calif.

The seminar included talks on training organization, performing under pressure and being a professional beach volleyball coach.

Attendees were:

José Loiola
Jackson Metichecchia
Evie Matthews
Patty Dodd
Rich Lambourne
Pompilio Mercandante
Guilherme Tenius
Christian Hartford
Tyler Hildebrand
John Crawley
Peter Naschak
Chris Clements
Sean Scott


April 11-14: FIVB one-star in Langkawi, Malaysia
Lara Dykstra/Cassie House
Melissa Fuchs/Allison Spurrier
Audrey Nourse/Nicole Nourse

April 16-21: FIVB one-star in Goteborg, Sweden
Lara Dykstra/Cassie House

April 18-20: NORCECA Tour in Aguascalientes, Mexico
Falyn Fonoimoana/Nicolette Martin
Amanda Dowdy/Corinne Quiggle

Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb
Stafford Slick/Billy Allen

April 22-28: FIVB four-star in Xiamen, China
Alix Klineman/April Ross
Summer Ross/Sara Hughes
Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen
Brooke Sweat/Kerri Walsh Jennings

Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena
Jake Gibb/Taylor Crabb
Billy Allen/Stafford Slick
Ryan Doherty/John Hyden

April 25-29: NORCECA Tour in Cayman Islands
Falyn Fonoimoana/Nicolette Martin
Carly Wopat/Brittany Hochevar

Ty Loomis/Troy Field
Ben Vaught/Spencer Sauter