Olympic volleyball greatest players Emma Sassman

Volleyball History

  • William G. Morgan invented volleyball in 1895.
  • Official Olympic sport in 1964.
  • Originally called mintonette.
  • U.S. women's team won the first medal in 1984.
  • Beach Volleyball was first played in 1996.
  • Volleyball is only played in summer olympics.
2012 Olymics

Misty May Treanor

  • The top of her game in 21st century.
  • 2007 she won her 73rd title breaking records.
  • 89 victories and $1.6million in earnings.
  • beach volleyball partner was Kerri Walsh.
  • retired from competitive play in 2013.
  • Kerri's new teamate April Ross.

Misty's Background

  • Born July 30, 1977
  • Parents : Butch and Barbara May
  • Brothers: Brack and Scott
  • Daughter: Malia May

Kerri Walsh Jennings

  • Was one of the top players (21st century)
  • national co-player in 1999.
  • teamate was Misty May Treanor.
  • teamate is April Ross.
  • First womens team to win 100 titles.(Misty)
  • Fourth overall in 2000 Olympics .

Kerri's Background

  • Born August 15, 1978
  • Parents : Timothy and Margery.
  • siblings: Kelli, KC , and Marte .
  • Kids: Joseph and Sundance.

Well Known Players

  • First played in Olympics in 1966.(volleyball)
  • Most known are Kerri Walsh and Misty May.
  • First women's team to win 100 title tournaments.
  • 2008 they won 14th straight Olympic win.
  • 108th consecutive win in 2008 also.
  • First to win back-to-back gold medals.

Records and Achievements

  • Debbie Green the youngest All-American at sixteen.
  • Ron VonHagen was called the "Babe Ruth" of volleyball.
  • First Olympic medal was silver for U.S volleyball.
  • Tara Cross-Battle was in the Grand Cup.

Other Players

  • Debbie Green- greatest American women's setter.
  • Debbie Green- former player and coach.
  • Steve Timmons- named as MVP in 1984
  • Steve Timmons- lead his team to gold.

More Records

  • Longest Marathon= 85 hours
  • Karch Kiraly= oldest player to win AVP tour title.
  • Xue Chen= youngest international title holder at 17.


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