Millions of people around the world watched as Ivan Perisic scored the equalizer goal in Croatia’s 2-1 shocking upset of England at the World Cup semis in Russia. His goal changed the tide of the game and allowed Croatia to come out victorious en route to playing its first ever World Cup Final. However, few people know that Perisic has already tried his hand in Beach Volleyball as well.
German Olympian Markus Bockermann has announced that he’ll retire at the end of the year. The 32-year-old player is a two times German champion, as well as the winner of several FIVB World Tour events, including last year’s Olsztyn 4 Stars
The addition of the World University Championships as a 1-star event on the FIVB World Tour means that a minimum of $5000-per-gender is available, as are World Tour ranking points.
NCAA beach pairs grabbed three of the top five spots at the World University Beach Championships with UCLA’s Nicole McNamara and Megan McNamara bringing home the gold medal, representing Canada. Germans Dan John/Eric Stadie earned the men’s gold.
Germany’s Dan John/Eric Stadie will face countrymen Bennett Poniewaz/David Poneiwaz for the World University Beach Championships on Friday after each pair won two matches on Thursday.
The World University Beach Championships will pit Canadians Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara against Spain’s Maria Belen Carro/Paula Soria for the title on Friday.
“It’s like you are living in a doll-house.”
Ricardo Santos and Gustavo Carvalhães had a very rough volleyball week
Two German teams highlight the World University Beach Championships quarterfinal field after Wednesday’s Round 2 matchups.
The NCAA beach volleyball scene remains in the world spotlight as three collegiate sides have made their way to the World University Beach Championships final eight.