Friday, 14 Jun 2024

Beach Update: Porec Roster

The world of beach volleyball is buzzing with excitement as the top American professional athletes gear up for the FIVB World Tour in Porec, Croatia. This two-week swing will showcase the best of the best, and fans can’t wait to see their favorite teams in action.

Return of the Champions

Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, two of the most formidable players in the game, are making their much-anticipated return to the court. After a brief hiatus to spend time with his growing family, Lucena is ready to compete alongside his partner once again. Their chemistry and skill have always been a force to be reckoned with, and fans are eager to see what they can accomplish in Porec.

Kerri Walsh Jennings, a legend in the world of beach volleyball, is also making her comeback. Teaming up with Nicole Branagh, she is set to make a statement in her first tournament since February. The dynamic duo faced a tough qualifier match on the opening day of the Porec 5-Star tournament but showed incredible resilience and determination.

Clash of the Titans

The Porec 5-Star tournament is brimming with talent, with some of the best teams in the world vying for the top spot. In the men’s division, Dalhausser and Lucena hold the No. 1 seed, closely followed by Casey Patterson and Theo Brunner at 11, and Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb at 12. These powerhouses are sure to deliver an electrifying performance that will keep fans on the edge of their seats.

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In the women’s division, Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross, Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes, and Lauren Fendrick and Lane Carico are the ones to watch. Fendrick was initially scheduled to play with April Ross, but unfortunately, Ross is still recovering from an injury. However, Fendrick has found a capable partner in Carico and is determined to make her mark in the tournament.

The Road to Victory

As the competition heats up, teams must push themselves to the limit to secure a spot in the main draw. Players like Brittany Hochevar and Emily Day have already conquered three qualifiers this season, earning them three top 10 finishes. They are looking to continue their winning streak and achieve another high finish in Porec.


Q: When and where are the USAV Collegiate Beach Open and the USA Junior Beach Championships?
A: The USAV Collegiate Beach Open will take place from July 6-8, while the USA Junior Beach Championships will be held from July 31-Aug. 2.

Q: How many tournaments are left on the Junior Beach Tour regular season schedule?
A: There are only 13 tournaments remaining on the Junior Beach Tour regular season schedule.


The FIVB World Tour in Porec promises to be a thrilling event, showcasing the incredible skill and talent of beach volleyball’s finest. Fans around the world are eager to witness the fierce competition and see their favorite athletes in action. As the teams battle it out on the sand, one thing is for sure – this tournament will be one for the history books.

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