Kerri Walsh "Breath, believe, and Battle"

"Volleyball players with goals succeed because they know where their going” Kerri quotes at a young age. Kerri wasn't wrong because she now has won 4 Olympic medals 3 of them being gold. In addition to her 4 Olympic medals she also was named national coplayer of the year in 1999. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in American studies and then moved on to play for the U.S. indoor volleyball team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, which finished fourth overall. Kerri became recognized over time and is now one of the best volleyball players in the world. Overall Kerri had many accomplishments because of the hard work and effort she put into the game of volleyball.

Kerri playing in the 2016 Olympics.

Kerri was and still is an amazing volleyball player but she did come across some bumpy roads. Last year Kerri suffered with a shoulder injury on her right shoulder. She dislocated her shoulder two times and continued to play.Kerri had to have surgery because of the damage that had been done. She had a torn labrum and torn capsule so she had a difficult time trying to qualify for the Rio Olympics. This was a very hard time for Kerri but she said to her partner, April Ross “my injury was such a blessing in so many ways because it brought us closer together,”. Kerri’s injury did not stop her or her partner from working hard, because of kerri’s effort she went on to the olympics and won a bronze medal that very year.

Kerri Walsh heeling from her shoulder injury.
Kerri Walsh and her beach partner April Ross.

Kerri of course couldn't have been through her life journey without the support of her friends and family. Kerri has grown up around and athletic family her father played minor league baseball, and her mother was a two-time Most Valuable Player in volleyball at Santa Clara University. Kerri said that they were her biggest inspiration growing up as a child. They always encouraged her to go after her dreams. Kerri soon grow up and got married to Casy Jennings they now have three children that Kerri says inspire her every day. Kerri’s excited for many more years as a beautiful family and hopes to teach her kids volleyball one day.

Kerri with her family.

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