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Phil Dalhausser:
 
Phil Dalhausser
United States  
  
 
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Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date January 26, 1980 (34 years old)
Home Town Baden, Switzerland
Resides Ventura, CA
Height 6'9"
College Central Florida
Web Site phildalhausser.com
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (46 times) $945,110
   AVP 1st (45 times) $831,110
   AVP CUERVO 3rd $0
   AVP HWN* 1st (3 times) $25,000
   NVL 1st $12,500
   P&R 2nd $4,000
   Bonus Money   $72,500
International 1st (26 times) $787,900
   FIVB 1st (26 times) $787,900
Overall 1st (72 times) $1,733,010
 
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Dalhausser won the 2013 FIVB season opener, extending his streak to eight years with at least one FIVB title, the longest current streak on the Tour.
On the FIVB Tour, Dalhausser and Rogers began the 2007 season with a pair of fifth-place finishes, but then played for a medal in 41 of 49 international tournaments through the end of the 2012 season (winning 22 times in that span).
From 2008-2010, Dalhausser and Rogers won nine of the 13 FIVB Grand Slams they played, along with two seconds, one third and one fifth.
Dalhausser was tied atop the AVP Tour in victories over the five seasons from 2006-10, tallying 43 in those five years.
 Dalhausser and Rogers were in the semifinals of 39 consecutive AVP team events they competed in, from July 2006 to May 2009.
Dalhausser and Rogers won a gold medal in Quebec in 2011, helping the USA to its first ever podium sweep on the FIVB Tour.

2013: Dalhausser began a new partnership with Sean Rosenthal, playing an FIVB event with a partner other than Rogers for the first time since 2005. The duo won the season opener, winning in their first outing together. In the World Championships in Stare Jablonki Dalhausser and Rosenthal placed ninth. They won two more gold medals in Grand Slam events, including in Long Beach. Their three gold medals tied for the most on Tour, but they finished ranked ninth as they only played in eight tournaments. Dalhausser and Casey Jennings competed together in one FIVB event, winning a silver. On the AVP Tour, Dalhausser and Rosenthal advanced to five semifinals in the nine events, winning once and placing second twice. They were the fourth ranked team on tour. Dalhausser finished second in blocks per game (1.89) and hitting percentage (.475) and fourth in aces per game (.87).
2012: Dalhausser and Rogers won their first two FIVB events of the year. The rest of the season the duo advanced to four semifinals, winning two bronze medals. They finished ninth in the London Olympics. For the season, the pair played in nine events with four medals, ending as the third-ranked team on the FIVB Tour.
2011: Dalhausser and Rogers began the year with two gold medals, extending their streak to seven straight tournament wins, and in the process established a new FIVB record for consecutive match wins (40 straight until the gold medal match in Prague). After three tournaments without playing for a medal, including a ninth-place finish at the World Championships in Rome, the duo ended the year with medals in each of their last six events, including two wins.
2010: Dalhausser and Rogers advanced to the championship match in the AVP season opener in Fort Lauderdale, but the match was cancelled due to weather. The duo swept their first 13 straight opponents on the AVP and won all 34 matches, winning five titles in the process. The pair dropped only six sets on the AVP Tour. On the FIVB Tour, Dalhausser and Rogers came through the contender's bracket to win the season opener in Brasilia, becoming the first American team to win a title in Brazil since 1996. They won nine titles in their 12 international outings, setting the mark for the most team wins in FIVB single season history. The pair won the last five FIVB events they played in, including three Grand Slams, ending on a 23-match win streak.
2009: Won the season opener with Rogers, marking the third straight season the duo has begun the AVP year with a title. The pair won four of the first five AVP events but then did not win in their next three tournaments, marking the first time since 2007 the duo had gone that many domestic events without garnering a title. Dalhausser and Rogers won the next three AVP events, locking up their fourth straight season with the most team wins on the AVP. In Hermosa Beach Dalhausser became the 16th player to surpass $1 million in career earnings. On the FIVB Tour, the pair placed third in the World Championships in Stavanger. In Marseille, Dalhausser and Rogers put an end to the record 25-match win streak by Germany's Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann en route to winning the title, their first international victory since their Olympic Gold in Beijing, before winning another Grand Slam title in Klagenfurt. The duo returned to the U.S. and won three straight AVP titles before their 34-match winning streak was ended in the Chicago finale. Statistically Dalhausser completed the trifecta, leading the tour in aces per game (1.06), blocks per game (2.11) and hitting percentage (.498).
2008: Dalhausser and Rogers began the season claiming the first five AVP titles, winning their first 27 matches before placing third in Atlanta, the only AVP event they did not play in the finals. The duo won 11 domestic titles and Dalhausser was chosen by John Hyden in the individual event, helping him to a win. For the second straight season he was the top-ranked player while pacing the tour in victories (11) and earnings. He had the most blocks per game (2.12) and led in hitting percentage (.519) and was third in aces per game (.83). Internationally, the duo played seven events, winning medals in all of them. They began the season with a pair of bronzes, then in four Grand Slams won a silver and three golds. During the Olympic qualifying process, they accumulated the highest point total in the world, and entered the Beijing Games on a 21-match FIVB winning streak, one win shy of the record. In their first match, they were upset by the 23rd-seeded team, but rebounded to win the gold medal.
2007: Dalhausser and Rogers advanced to the semifinals in all 16 AVP team events, winning 10 times, including in Manhattan Beach. Dalhausser was the top ranked player on tour and he again led the tour in both blocks per game (2.24) and hitting percentage (.541), while moving up to second in aces per game (1.02). In the individual event in Las Vegas he placed second. Internationally, the duo won three medals, including a gold medal in the World Championships in Gstaad, marking the first time an American team had won that title.
2006: Began playing with Rogers, and the duo placed ninth in the season opener before winning the next four tournaments. They failed to advance to the semifinals just once after that, finishing fifth, and tallied a total of eight wins in nine finals appearances. Dalhausser was the third-ranked player on tour, and led the tour in both blocks per game (2.21) and hitting percentage (.483) while ranking fourth in aces per game (.65). He and Rogers played six FIVB events, winning three medals, including a gold medal in the Grand Slam in Klagenfurt that ended a 50-event drought for U.S. men winning internationally.
2005: Played the entire domestic season with Lucena, and following a 17th-place finish in their second event, won in Austin after winning three matches in the contender's bracket and defeating each of the top three seeds in the tournament. They returned to the semifinals three times after that, including a second-place finish in Manhattan Beach. Dalhausser ended as the 13th-ranked player on tour, and he led the tour in blocks per game (2.33). He competed in three FIVB tournaments, placing seventh in the World Championships in Berlin with Todd Rogers in their first event together, and then 25th with Lucena in a pair of Grand Slams.
2004: Started out the season with a seventh in Ft. Lauderdale with Lucena. In Huntington Beach they advanced to their first semifinal after knocking off top seeded Karch Kiraly and Mike Lambert, as well as both U.S. Olympic teams. Dalhausser closed the season with a ninth place playing with Dain Blanton. He ranked sixth in hitting percentage (.426). He played his first FIVB tournament, with Adam Roberts, finishing 25th.
2003: Made his pro beach volleyball debut in Ft. Lauderdale with Nick Lucena, but they failed to emerge from the qualifier. He played in the next qualifier with Justin Phipps before returning to Lucena for the next four events, all of which included main draw appearances with a best of 13th.

Olympics:
Qualified for 2008 Beijing Olympics as the number two seed with Todd Rogers. After finishing pool play with a 2-1 record, the duo won all four matches in bracket play in winning the Gold Medal, defeating Marcio Araujo / Fabio Luiz Magalhaes of Brazil in the finals.
Qualified for 2012 London Olympics as the number two seed with Todd Rogers. Advanced from pool play with a 3-0 record, then lost in the first round of the elimination bracket to Italy's Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai, finishing in ninth place.

Personal: Dalhausser was born in Switzerland, where he lived for one year. His father is German and his mother is Swiss, speaking only German. Has one brother, and his father is his role model. He didn't start playing volleyball until his senior year in high school, where he played basketball and tennis. "The Thin Beast" received a business degree from University of Central Florida, playing on the club team there. He married fellow pro beach volleyball player Jennifer Corral in October 2011 and they have a son (Sebastian), born in June 2013.

 
 
Awards
 
  • AVP Best Defensive Player (Blocker) 2008, 2009
  • AVP Best Offensive Player 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • AVP Crocs Cup Champion 2007 (Todd Rogers), 2008 (Todd Rogers), 2009 (Todd Rogers)
  • AVP Most Improved Player 2006
  • AVP Most Valuable Player 2007, 2008, 2009
  • AVP Team of the Year 2007 (Todd Rogers), 2008 (Todd Rogers), 2009 (Todd Rogers)
  • FIVB Best Blocker 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • FIVB Best Hitter 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • FIVB Best Offensive Player 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • FIVB Best Setter 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • FIVB Most Improved Player 2006
  • FIVB Most Outstanding 2010, 2013
  • FIVB Sportsperson 2008
  • FIVB Team of the Year 2010 (Todd Rogers)
  • FIVB Tour Champion 2010 (Todd Rogers)
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
2003 AVP 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $780.00 144.0 62nd 1 0 3 1 1
2004 AVP 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 $10,647.50 711.0 21st 4 1 0 0 0
2005 AVP 14 1 1 2 0 3 0 3 2 $50,037.50 1,555.0 13th 1 1 0 0 0
2006 AVP 16 8 1 4 0 1 1 0 1 $143,475.00 2,574.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0
2007 AVP 17 10 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 $220,000.00 2,929.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP CUERVO 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0
2008 AVP 15 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 $186,000.00 2,831.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0
2009 AVP HWN* 8 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 $25,000.00     0 0 0 0 0
2009 AVP 15 9 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 $195,170.00 4,400.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0
2010 AVP 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $59,750.00 2,222.5 1st 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
2010 P&R 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $4,000.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0
2011 NVL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $10,000.00 375.0   0 0 0 0 0
2012 AVP 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 $7,500.00 1,220.0 9th 0 0 0 0 0
2012 NVL 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $2,500.00 180.0   0 0 0 0 0
2013 AVP 7 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 $30,250.00 1,580.0 7th 1 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  121
(74th)
46
(10th)
16 17 1 7 1 4 6 $945,110.00
(14th)
20,721.5   7 2 3 1 1
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
2004 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000.00 18.0 163rd 0 0 1 0 0
2005 FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $11,250.00 306.0 78th 0 0 2 0 0
2006 FIVB 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 $49,350.00 1,240.0 23rd 1 1 0 0 0
2007 FIVB 6 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 $68,250.00 1,650.0 27th 0 1 0 0 0
2008 FIVB 7 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 $94,000.00 2,040.0 18th 0 0 0 0 0
2009 FIVB 5 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 $72,950.00 1,650.0 19th 0 0 0 0 0
2010 FIVB 12 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 $193,850.00 3,990.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0
2011 FIVB 12 4 3 2 0 2 0 0 1 $144,200.00 3,520.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0
2012 FIVB 9 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 $80,700.00 2,060.0 7th 0 1 0 0 0
2013 FIVB 9 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 $72,350.00 2,460.0 17th 0 1 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  70
(137th)
26
(3rd)
8 10 4 6 0 1 7 $787,900.00
(8th)
18,934.0   1 4 3 0 0
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  191
(44th)
72
(8th)
24 27 5 13 1 5 13 $1,733,010.00
(9th)
39,655.5   8 6 6 1 1
 
* AVP Hot Winter Nights events are exhibitions and only count for tournaments played and prize money won.
Red denotes ranked 1st
 

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