TORRANCE, Calif. – USA Volleyball celebrated its 2016 successes on the beach with an intimate ceremony at the Torrance training facility on Wednesday night.

Present at the event were athletes and coaches from the High Performance program, Olympians from 2016 and years prior, as well as CEO Jamie Davis and Board Chair Lori Okimura.

The gathering offered the opportunity to bring together the up-and-coming pipeline of athletes with the best of the game in the U.S. Olympic Beach Volleyball Team. Following highlight videos from the Olympics, the Olympic team unveiled it’s banner which features all of the American beach volleyball Olympians since the sports inception into the Games in 1996. Following that, two-time Olympian April Ross and five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings unveiled their bronze medalist banner on an adjuring wall to accompany the facility’s nine other medaling teams.

The event took place one week ahead of the start of the 2017 FIVB World Tour season opener, which will be held in the United States from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.