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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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Andrew Smith 66
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Lucie Svarcova 46
Andrey Tranchina 45
Kristine Packajeva 41
Steve Wethington 41
Steve VanZwieten 40
Jocelyn Decker 40
Katja Kratzmann 40
Ryan Ragland 39
Martina Racic 38
Eric Rothbard 37
Chase Budinger 36
Iryna Salihova 36
Andrew Dentler 35
Dorota Konieczka 34
Braden McLean 33
Ilze Liepinlauska 33
Sebastiao Alves 32
Norisbeth Agudo 32
Kevin Moyo 31
Andrew Richardson 31
Sara Olivova 31
Jessica Smit 31
Niels Philippe 30
Cherif Samba 29
Matjaz Lobnik 28
Fiodor Majarov 28
Jiali Chen 27
Viktoriia Mostsitska 27
Halle Hunt 27
Andrew Holman 27
Viktor Vnuk 27
Lars Basey 26
Milad Dargahi 26
Gonzalo Aulisi 26
Isis Camacho 25
Berre Peters 24
Maria Richa 24
Ronja Klinger 24
Xinyu Luo 24
Quinten Mannaert 22
Eliska Tezzele 22
Lui Wust 22
Philipp Huster 22
Jake Sanders 20
Kateryna Udovenko 20
Floortje van Losser 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1988
Linda Chisholm and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Kenwood/LeCoq Sportif Invitational.  It was the 10th win for Linda Chisholm, the 9th win for Jackie Silva, and the 9th win for the team.
In 1994
Cammy Ciarelli and Holly McPeak won the AVP Miller Lite San Jose Open.  It was the 10th win for Cammy Ciarelli, the 12th win for Holly McPeak, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1994
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite San Jose Open.  It was the 92nd win for Karch Kiraly, the 63rd win for Kent Steffes, and the 51st win for the team.
In 2005
With their $20,000 check for winning the Santa Barbara Open, Misty May and Kerri Walsh join the Brazilian duo of Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar to become only the second women's team to surpass $1 Million in career team winnings.
In 2005
Christoph Dieckmann and Andreas Scheuerpflug won the FIVB China Shanghai Jinshan Open.  It was the 2nd win for Christoph Dieckmann, the 2nd win for Andreas Scheuerpflug, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2005
Dax Holdren and Jeff Nygaard won the AVP Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 14th win for Dax Holdren, the 7th win for Jeff Nygaard, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 40th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 37th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 35th win for the team.
In 2010
Jennifer Kessy and April Ross won the FIVB Foro Italico Beach Volley Grand Slam.  It was the 15th win for Jennifer Kessy, the 12th win for April Ross, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2011
Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego won the FIVB Prague Open.  It was the 7th win for Alison Cerutti, the 79th win for Emanuel Rego, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Sanne Keizer and Marleen Van Iersel won the FIVB Myslowice Open.  It was the 4th win for Sanne Keizer, the 6th win for Marleen Van Iersel, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2016
Mike DiPierro and Steve Grotowski won the   East Coast Championships.  It was the 1st win for Mike DiPierro, the 2nd win for Steve Grotowski, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2016
Raquel Ferreira and Karolina Marciniak won the   East Coast Championships.  It was the 6th win for Raquel Ferreira, the 9th win for Karolina Marciniak, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2022
Sofia Gonzalez and Paula Soria won the FIVB 2022 VM Beach Pro Tour Futures - Madrid.  It was the 1st win for Sofia Gonzalez, the 3rd win for Paula Soria, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2022
Yves Haussener and Quentin Metral won the FIVB 2022 VM Beach Pro Tour Futures - Rhodes.  It was the 3rd win for Yves Haussener, the 2nd win for Quentin Metral, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2022
David Ahman and Jonatan Hellvig won the FIVB Kusadasi Challenge.  It was the 7th win for David Ahman, the 7th win for Jonatan Hellvig, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2022
Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss won the FIVB Kusadasi Challenge.  It was the 4th win for Taryn Kloth, the 4th win for Kristen Nuss, and the 4th win for the team.
 
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Ross-Klineman return to AVP; top seeds TKN, Taylors win in Huntington Beach
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