Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Beach Update: FIVB Xiamen, NORCECA Cayman Islands Rosters

This week, the beach volleyball season is in full swing with tournaments taking place around the world. Teams will be competing in the Cayman Islands and China, showcasing their skills and talent in these exciting events.

FIVB Xiamen, China

In Xiamen, China, two women’s teams have qualified for the 32-team main draw. Brittany Hochevar and Emily Day, as well as last weekend’s gold medaling team Emily Stockman and Kimberly DiCello, will be showcasing their abilities against top competition.

Caitlin Ledoux and Kendra Vanzwieten are hoping to make it into Friday’s main draw from the 16-team single-elimination qualification bracket. Stafford Slick and Billy Allen have earned a spot in the main draw, and they will be joined by wild card entry Ryan Doherty and Avery Drost. This will be Drost’s first FIVB appearance since 2015. In the men’s qualifier, Sean Rosenthal and Trevor Crabb will be looking to improve upon their previous performance in Fort Lauderdale.

The FIVB will be live streaming the semifinals and medal matches from Xiamen, allowing fans from around the world to watch these thrilling matches.

NORCECA Cayman Islands

In the NORCECA Continental Tour, four teams will be competing in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen, winners of the first U.S. NORCECA playoff, will be aiming to continue their success after their bronze medal finish in La Paz, Mexico. Lara Dykstra and Jace Pardon, who finished in third place in the playoff, will be making their season debut. Jon Mesko and Skylar Del Sol will be looking to improve upon their fourth-place finish in La Paz, and they will be joined by Mark Burik and Bill Kolinske in the men’s bracket.

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FAQs

Where can I watch the FIVB Xiamen matches?

The FIVB will be live streaming the semifinals and medal matches from Xiamen on their official website.

When and where will the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships take place?

The USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships will be held at Hermosa Beach Pier in California from May 11-13. This event will determine the spots on the USA Volleyball collegiate beach national team.

What other upcoming beach volleyball events should I look out for?

Here are some upcoming beach volleyball events to add to your schedule:

  • April 21-23: NORCECA Cayman Islands
  • May 4-7: AVP Huntington Beach
  • May 5-7: NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship
  • May 11-13: USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships
  • May 17-21: FIVB Rio 4-Star
  • May 18-21: AVP Austin
  • May 23-28: FIVB Lucerne 4-Star
  • May 31 – June 4: FIVB Moscow 3-Star

Conclusion

The beach volleyball season is in full swing with exciting tournaments taking place around the world. Fans can look forward to watching top teams compete in Xiamen, China, and the Cayman Islands. Additionally, there are several upcoming events to mark in your calendar, including the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships. Stay tuned for more exciting beach volleyball action!