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Sarah Straton:
 
Sarah Straton
Australia     /  United States  
  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date October 6, 1970 (48 years old)
Home Town Perth, Western Australia
Resides Redondo Beach, CA
Height 6'2"
College Western Australia
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st $115,790
   AVP 1st $111,670
   AVP Young Guns 3rd $275
   BVA 4th $2,625
   WPVA 3rd $1,220
International 3rd $66,550
   FIVB 3rd $61,800
   Bonus Money   $4,750
Overall 1st $182,340
 
Bio Bits

Straton ranked in the top 10 on the Tour in three statistical categories in 2006. She was fourth in blocks (.98 per game), sixth in kills (6.83 per game), and eighth in hitting percentage (.434).

Straton did not play in the first three events of 2005 due to pregnancy, but still ended the year ranked seventh in blocks (116).

In 2001, Straton earned her first victory at Muskegon with Linda Hanley. The win gave the team two records, as they were the lowest seeded women's team to win an AVP event (tied - seventh seeds) and the oldest team (combined age) to win a pro beach tournament (71 years, 10 1/2 months).

She competed in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games for Australia with Annette Huygens Tholen.

Straton now lives in
Redondo Beach with her husband, Greg, who works on the beach volleyball television crews. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she has dual citizenship with Australia. Took the 2002 season off due to pregnancy, and gave birth to her daughter Alexandra in September of 2002. Her son, Zachary, was born in February 2005. If she weren't playing volleyball, "Stratty" says she would be a personal trainer or sports scientist as she graduated with honors in exercise physiology. Has an older sister, Jennie, and lists her mother as her role model. Her favorite band is The Waifs, and chocolate is her favorite food.
 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 19th 25th 27th 34th 37th 41st
1994 WPVA 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 $1,220.00 53.0 43rd 1 5 0 2 0 0 0 0
1999 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $1,250.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 AVP 5 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 $17,850.00 504.0 7th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 BVA 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $2,625.00 56.0 15th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 AVP 9 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 $10,250.00 799.0 17th 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 AVP 10 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 $11,860.00 918.0 16th 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 AVP 10 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 $19,937.50 972.0 20th 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 AVP 14 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 $18,175.00 1,070.0 21st 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 AVP 16 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 $23,412.50 1,246.0 21st 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $7,625.00 577.0 45th 4 8 0 0 0 0 1 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 19th 25th 27th 34th 37th 41st
2009 AVP 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $960.00 256.0 107th 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1
2009 AVP Young Guns 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $275.00 75.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $350.00 136.0 118th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total
(Rank)
  96
(62nd)
1
(89th)
0 2 3 10 9 28 $115,790.00
(50th)
6,662.0   15 21 0 4 0 0 1 2
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 19th 25th 27th 34th 37th 41st
1995 FIVB 9 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 $6,000.00 68.0 24th 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
1996 FIVB 7 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 $21,325.00 343.0 31st 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
1997 FIVB 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 $8,550.00 263.0 36th 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 FIVB 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 $11,175.00 348.5 30th 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 FIVB 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $10,250.00 277.0 41st 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
2000 FIVB 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $9,250.00 281.0 63rd 0 5 1 5 0 0 0 0
2003 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 9.0 213rd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total
(Rank)
  50
(233rd)
0 0 1 0 2 3 8 $66,550.00
(225th)
1,589.5   4 21 1 7 1 1 0 1
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  146
(70th)
1
(278th)
0 3 3 12 12 36 $182,340.00
(142nd)
8,251.5   19 42 1 11 1 1 1 3
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 7/15/2001 AVP Muskegon Linda Hanley 7 $7,000
 

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