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Andy Benesh:
 
Andy Benesh
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date March 14, 1995 (27 years old)
Home Town Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Resides Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Height 6'9"
College Southern California
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (2 times) $55,325
   AVP 1st (2 times) $55,325
International 2nd $3,150
   FIVB 2nd $3,150
Overall 1st (2 times) $58,475
 
Bio Bits

2021: Benesh began playing with Billy Allen, and the duo placed 5th in their AVP debut and advanced to the semifinals in the other two tournaments. Benesh and Allen had eight wins over top 10 teams, while all five match losses came against teams seeded 6th or better. Benesh ended the year ranked 6th in aces (.59 per set), blocks (1.44 per set) and kills (6.87 per set). Benesh played in two international tournaments with Allen, losing in the country quota in one and placing 17th in the other.
2020: Benesh and Eric Beranek played in all three AVP events in the Long Beach "bubble" but did not advance from the qualifier in any of them.
2019:  Benesh played one AVP qualifier with Fiers, then formed a partnership with Adam Roberts for seven AVP events. The duo played in two main draws, finishing 7th in Hermosa Beach after registering a pair of wins against teams seeded 7th or better. They followed that up with a 13th-place finish in Manhattan Beach.
2018: Began his pro career with four events on the AVP Tour alongside Cole Fiers. Benesh and Fiers advanced from the qualifier twice.

College: Benesh was a four-year starter as a middle blocker at Southern Cal. As a freshman he was fifth nationally in hitting percentage (.443), just shy of the school record. As a senior he led the team in hitting percentage, blocks, and aces, finishing sixth in the country in hitting percentage (.429). Benesh ended his career with a .415 hitting percentage throughout his four seasons.

Personal: Benesh was a First Team All-American in high school as well as being a member of Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 list. Following college he played professionally in Switzerland.
 
 
Awards
 
  • AVP VolleyballMag.com Most Improved 2022
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 15th 17th 25th 29th 33rd CQ
2018 AVP 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,250.00 355.0 82nd 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
2019 AVP 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $3,725.00 1,113.0 39th 1 0 2 1 2 1 0
2020 AVP 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $5,250.00 0.0   0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2021 AVP 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 $13,250.00 1,179.0 7th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022 AVP 10 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 2 $31,850.00 8,814.5 1st 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  28
(410th)
2
(100th)
0 4 0 2 1 3 3 $55,325.00
(152nd)
11,461.5   2 1 3 1 3 2 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 15th 17th 25th 29th 33rd CQ
2021 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $300.00 80.0 327th 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
2022 FIVB 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 $2,850.00 950.0 104th 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 $3,150.00
(908th)
1,030.0   0 0 2 1 0 0 1
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  35
(843rd)
2
(247th)
1 4 0 2 1 3 5 $58,475.00
(396th)
12,491.5   2 1 5 2 3 2 1
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 5/8/2022 AVP Austin Phil Dalhausser 2 $7,000
2 7/3/2022 AVP Denver Miles Evans 1 $4,000
 
Partner Summary
 
AVP Pro Beach Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 15th 17th 25th 29th 33rd CQ
Adam Roberts 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $3,725 1,043.0 1 0 2 1 2 0 0
Cole Fiers 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,250 425.0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0
Nick Lucena 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 $9,000 3,336.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miles Evans 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 $12,600 2,846.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Billy Allen 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 $13,250 1,179.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Beranek 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $5,250 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Phil Dalhausser 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $7,000 1,047.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Avery Drost 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $1,250 853.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Casey Patterson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $2,000 731.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 28 2 0 4 0 2 1 3 3 $55,325 11,461.5 2 1 3 1 3 2 0
 
Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 15th 17th 25th 29th 33rd CQ
Miles Evans 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 $2,850 840.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Billy Allen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $300 80.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Nick Lucena 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 110.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 $3,150 1,030.0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 15th 17th 25th 29th 33rd CQ
Miles Evans 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 $15,450 3,686.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Adam Roberts 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $3,725 1,043.0 1 0 2 1 2 0 0
Billy Allen 5 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 $13,550 1,259.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Nick Lucena 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 $9,000 3,446.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Cole Fiers 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,250 425.0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0
Eric Beranek 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $5,250 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Phil Dalhausser 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $7,000 1,047.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Avery Drost 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $1,250 853.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Casey Patterson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $2,000 731.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Total 35 2 1 4 0 2 1 3 5 $58,475 12,491.5 2 1 5 2 3 2 1
 
 

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