Ross and Dalhausser are USA Beach Players of the Year
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, December 14, 2016 – April Ross and
Phil Dalhausser were named Female and Male Beach Volleyball
Players of the Year by USA Volleyball.
It is the fourth consecutive and sixth overall award for Ross,
who won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games with partner Kerri
This past season Ross was voted Best Server on the FIVB World
Tour and claimed five gold medals including three straights in
China, Cincinnati and Russia.
For the sixth time in his career, Dalhausser has been voted to
receive the award.The three-time Olympian finished fifth at the
2016 Olympic Games with partner Nick Lucena.
In 2016, Dalhausser was voted Best Setter on the FIVB World Tour
and finished ranked second in the Tour ranking.
Dalhausser, with Lucena, played in 12 FIVB tournaments during
the year and won gold at four of those. Nine of the finishes
during the season saw the pair reach the podium.