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Billy Kolinske:
 
Billy Kolinske
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date August 6, 1986 (31 years old)
Home Town Big Bend, WI
Resides Redondo Beach, CA
Height 6'6"
College Wisconsin-Whitewater
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 3rd (4 times) $34,375
   AVP 3rd (3 times) $33,425
   AVP Young Guns 5th $75
   NVL 5th $875
   Pro Beach 17th $0
   USAV IDQ 3rd $0
   Wide Open 17th $0
International 2nd $1,900
   FIVB 2nd $1,900
NORCECA 1st $1,650
   NORCECA 1st $1,650
Continental Cup $500
   Cont Cup 9th $500
Overall 1st $38,425
 
Bio Bits


Beach Bits:
In 2015 Kolinske recorded five wins over teams seeded fifth or better.

2015: Kolinske formed a partnership with Casey Jennings, and their first tournament together produced a fifth-place finish.  Kolinske then played once with Avery Drost, and the duo advanced to the first AVP semifinal for both players.  Kolinske and Jennings played in five more AVP events with a best of third.  Kolinske ended the year ranking third on Tour in blocks per set (1.70) and sixth in kills per set (6.92).
2014: Kolinske again played six AVP events.  He played the first two with two different partners, and advanced from the qualifier in Milwaukee with Dave McKienzie.  For the last four events he teamed with Adam Roberts, advancing to two main draws with a best of ninth.
2013: He played six AVP events with four different partners. Kolinske advanced once from the qualifier, finishing ninth with Steven VanderWerp.
2012: Kolinske competed on the AVP Tour for the first time, in one qualifier with Justin Phipps.

College:
Played basketball at Wisconsin-Whitewater, and left the school ranked in the top 10 in career blocks.

Personal: The son of Ed and Mary Kolinske, his sister Julie played volleyball at University of Milwaukee and has also played on the AVP.
 
 
Awards
 
  • AVP Most Improved Player 2015
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 37th 41st
2010 AVP Young Guns 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $75.00 60.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Wide Open 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 1 0 0 0 0
2012 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 Pro Beach 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 75.0   0 1 0 1 0 0
2012 NVL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 152.0   1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 USAV IDQ 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 AVP 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $1,375.00 540.0 35th 0 2 2 0 0 1
2013 NVL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $875.00 192.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 AVP 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 $3,000.00 680.0 33rd 0 4 0 0 0 0
2015 AVP 7 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 $18,350.00 1,510.0 6th 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 37th 41st
2016 AVP 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 $10,700.00 1,115.0 15th 3 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  35
(302nd)
0 0 4 0 4 0 3 6 $34,375.00
(164th)
4,324.0   4 9 2 1 1 1
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 37th 41st
2015 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 20.0 318th 0 0 0 0 0 1
2017 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $150.00 30.0 249th 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 FIVB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,750.00 176.0 12th 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 $1,900.00
(959th)
226.0   0 1 0 0 0 1
 
 
 
NORCECA
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 37th 41st
2014 NORCECA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $175.00     0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 NORCECA 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $200.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 NORCECA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $525.00 80.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 NORCECA 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $750.00 140.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  6
(110th)
1
(29th)
1 2 0 0 1 1 0 $1,650.00
(85th)
220.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  47
(543rd)
1
(305th)
2 6 0 4 1 4 7 $38,425.00
(419th)
4,770.0   4 10 2 1 1 2
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 9/17/2017 NORCECA Punta Cana Miles Evans 3  
 

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