Recent Beach Volleyball News
We don’t know how to say “sweep” in Portuguese. So we’ll settle for the word “domination.” Oakley’s Brazilian Bomber Juliana Silva gobbled up all the major accolades for the 2010 FIVB season, as league representatives, players, coaches, referees and officials on the international beach volleyball circuit named her “Most Outstanding Player,” “Top Blocker,” and “Top Offensive Player.” Wheew.
Oakley’s Kerri Walsh is no stranger to Gold Medals. But the hardware-loaded Oakley star had yet to win one…as a mom, that is. Lo and behold, the beach bomber (and her partner Nicole Branagh) crushed her way to victory this past weekend at the Phuket Thailand Open – topping the Italian duo of Marta Menegatti and Valeria Rosso 21-23, 21-14, 15-11. Kerri hadn’t played in a title match since 2008.
Kerri Walsh Joins Oakley Athlete Roster: Famed Champion of Beach Volleyball Now Part of Oakley Family
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., June 14, 2010 – The global leader in sport performance and lifestyle innovations, Oakley, today announced that beach volleyball phenom Kerri Walsh has joined the company’s family of professional athletes. Called “the greatest beach volleyball team of all time,” Kerri and teammate Misty May-Treanor have been awarded two Olympic gold medals in the sport, and Kerri has earned numerous accolades in the U.S. AVP Tour and the FIVB World Tour.