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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Database Statistics
  Men Women Total
Players: 9558 7135 16693
Tournaments: 1686 1261 2947
 
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Julie Thornton 55
Riccardo Marchiori 53
Sandro Correia Faria 46
Marcelo Santos 46
Katrin Vink 45
Alyma Dorsey 43
Shaun Dawson 42
Carter Dawson 42
Jake Elliott 41
Natasa Artnik 41
Corin Bemus 40
Johanna Schatz 39
Jake Roehl 37
Alexander Sokolov 32
Orlando Irizarry 31
Daniela Fonicello 31
Yetzi Garcia 31
Johann Maillard 30
Erika Fabjan 29
Julianne Lackey 28
Leonel Munder 28
Alexander Berger 28
Stian Sagstad 27
Iman Zeroual 26
Julie Mollinger 26
Sarah Leeman 23
Griffin Muller 23
Maria A Orellana 21
Tevin St Jean 21
Ruben Mora 21
Bernardo Leite 20
Martin Atanasov 20
Damian Jakubiuk 20
Bernardo Silva 20
Ileann Powery 19
Rokas Vaskevicius 17
Annika Mikkila 17
Elena Fediunova 17
Brook Micheals 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1987
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Redondo Beach Open.  It was the 84th win for Sinjin Smith, the 60th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 59th win for the team.
In 1992
Karch Kiraly won the AVP Old Spice King of the Beach Invitational.  It was the 64th win for Karch Kiraly.
In 2008
Jennifer Kessy won the AVP Crocs Tour Sanderson Ford Glendale Best of the Beach presented by RideNow Powersports.  It was the 3rd win for Jennifer Kessy.
In 2008
John Hyden won the AVP Crocs Tour Sanderson Ford Glendale Best of the Beach presented by RideNow Powersports.  It was the 3rd win for John Hyden.
In 2009
Aldo Miramontes and Juan Virgen won the NORCECA Tijuana.  It was the 3rd win for Aldo Miramontes, the 3rd win for Juan Virgen, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2009
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge – USA vs. Brazil presented by Sanderson Ford.  It was the 47th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 58th win for Todd Rogers, and the 45th win for the team.
In 2009
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge – USA vs. Brazil presented by Sanderson Ford.  It was the 32nd win for Juliana Felisberta, the 32nd win for Larissa Franca, and the 31st win for the team.
In 2009
Bibiana Candelas and Mayra Garcia won the NORCECA Tijuana.  It was the 2nd win for Bibiana Candelas, the 2nd win for Mayra Garcia, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2015
Vivian Cunha and Raquel Ferreira won the   Players Championships.  It was the 7th win for Vivian Cunha, the 5th win for Raquel Ferreira, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2015
Joana Heidrich and Nadine Zumkehr won the FIVB Xiamen Open.  It was the 4th win for Joana Heidrich, the 4th win for Nadine Zumkehr, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2015
Skylar DelSol and Piotr Marciniak won the   Players Championships.  It was the 1st win for Skylar DelSol, the 4th win for Piotr Marciniak, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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Oct 14-16 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Saint Lucia, Pigeon Point M&W US$16,000
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Jul 28-Aug 6, 2017 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, Vienna, Austria M&W TBD
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