All FloVolleyball interviews
Q&A With Power Volley Milano's Taylor Averill
Mar 14, 2019Former University of Hawaii middle blocker Taylor Averill is having a pretty solid year. He made the playoffs of Italy’s Serie A at the conclusion of the 2017-18 professional season with his Power Volley Milano team and then hit the road with the U.S. Men’s National Team for Volleyball Nations League and World Championships.
Inside Samantha Middleborn's Extraordinary Journey To Chieri Glory
Mar 8, 2019Here’s the short version of Samantha Middleborn’s extraordinary story.
Q&A With Brescia's Haleigh Washington
Mar 2, 2019Almost exactly two months after the conclusion of her college volleyball career, Penn State All-American middle blocker Haleigh Washington crossed the Atlantic to begin her first professional season with Italian A2 team Olimpia Teodora Ravenna.
Catching Up With VNL Hero Michelle Bartsch-Hackley
Jan 28, 2019To the casual American volleyball fan, it might seem like your favorite Team USA volleyball players disappear at the end of the summer, not to be heard from again until national team competition starts up again in May.
Dave Shondell Is Done Playing It Safe
Oct 27, 2017Dave Shondell would not describe himself as a risk-taker. The 15-year head coach of the Purdue women's volleyball program typically errs on the conservative side.
Back To The Future: Washington's Courtney Schwan Learns A Big Lesson
Aug 7, 2017For certain film buffs, October 21, 2015, is known as "Back to the Future" Day. For star volleyball player Courtney Schwan, that day marks a major turning point in her career.
Reid Priddy's Bold Attempt to Hack The Beach--And Make His Fifth Olympics
May 18, 2017By Storms Reback
'I'm Attacking My Illness Like a Full-Time Job,' By Tri Bourne
May 11, 2017After enjoying a stellar career at the University of Southern California, where he set a school record for most 20-plus-dig matches in a season, Tri Bourne turned his attention to beach volleyball and has been a fixture on the podium of pro events ever since. In 2013, the Oahu, Hawaii, native was named the AVP Newcomer of the Year as well as the Most Improved Player. The following year, he teamed up with John Hyden and was named AVP Offensive Player of the Year and the FIVB Top Rookie. Last year, Bourne and Hyden won bronze twice and silver once on the World Tour, including a third-place finish at the World Tour Finals. The duo also (sort of but not really) qualified for the Rio Olympics, getting denied a spot because of the "country quota" rule. Before the start of this season, the 27-year-old Bourne seemed poised to start dominating the AVP and FIVB tours, but a freak illness has (momentarily) derailed his plans.
Talk Volley To Me: Episode 18 With Texas Head Coach Jerritt Elliott
May 10, 2017Jerritt Elliott's Texas team might just be the No. 1 team in the nation heading into the 2017 NCAA women's volleyball season. The Longhorns welcome back 2016 First Team All-Americans Ebony Nwanebu and Micaya White and celebrate the return of All-American middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu, who sat out in 2016 due to academic ineligibility, in addition to bringing in the top-rated recruiting class in the country.
The Qualifier Bottom Seed That Could Win The AVP Huntington Beach Open
May 2, 2017Typically, the bottom seed in the qualifier would be hard-pressed to make the main draw of an Association of Volleyball Professionals tournament. This week in Huntington Beach, CA, however, the bottom seed of the women's qualifier could very well win the whole thing.
Talk Volley To Me Episode 17: The Men's NCAA Tournament Episode
Apr 28, 2017We're less than a week away from the 2017 NCAA men's volleyball national championship, and the FloVolleyball podcast Talk Volley to Me is recapping the regular season that was and breaking down the upcoming first round tournament matches between BYU and Barton and Penn State and Hawaii.
Talk Volley To Me: Episode 14 With John Dunning
Jan 12, 2017Newly retired Stanford head women's volleyball coach John Dunning joins Katie Kabbes and Megan Kaplon on Episode 14 of the Talk Volley to Me podcast to discuss his decision to leave the program after winning the national championship in December.
Moms On The AVP Tour: Nicole Branagh and Sarah Day
May 5, 2016Olympic beach volleyball player Nicole Branagh had her phone interview perfectly timed to occur during her daughter's nap.
Woman Builds Men's Volleyball Program From Scratch at McKendree University
Apr 7, 2016By Marc Raimondi
Q&A with Ex-NCAA Athletes Talking Puerto Rico Pro Life
Apr 2, 2016These days it’s becoming more and more popular for players to pursue professional volleyball careers when their college playing days are over. There are plenty of opportunities all over the world with so many countries having numerous leagues and clubs for players to choose from. Unfortunately, without an indoor professional league here in the United States, most players move far away from home to chase their dream. The closest country players have the ability to play is Puerto Rico. We have asked some questions to some recent top ex-NCAA athletes playing in Puerto Rico to get a glimpse into what the transition to pro life has been like for them.