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    Otherwise known as my blog

AVP Champs!!

Iconic Chicago set the stage for the 2016 AVP Championships this year and the city did not disappoint! Great food, an amazing North Beach cityscape backdrop, and incredible fans. After 7 long matches over 3 days Brooke and Lauren … Read More

Blog: Olympics Bound!

After a grueling 16 month qualification process that took us across the globe from Moscow to China to Brazil and so many more cities… We did it.  We qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics!

It’s been a crazy ride…  There … Read More

Blog: Fendy Fan Club Update (April 2016)

Recent Events

I’ve been in China these past 2 weeks. My impressions of China during this brief stay have been extremely positive! While the culture is starkly different than America, the people we dealt with were very warm … Read More

Blog: 2015 Miami Exhibition Coed Full Match Videos

We had the opportunity to play along-side the ATP Miami Open tennis event April 2-4. The court was set up right next to the tennis stadium and featured the top 3 AVP teams from each gender. It was a really fun … Read More

Blog: USA vs. Brazil Exhibition

This week Brooke and I traveled down to the “Melhores do Mundo” USA versus BRA exhibition.  This event pitted the top 4 USA teams against the top 4 Brazilian teams. We are early in our preseason training, as our first tournament … Read More

Blog: Reaching for Rio

Only the top two American teams per gender will represent the United States in Rio. I was an Olympic alternate in 2012 and looked on as our two best teams squared off against one another in the gold medal final. This time, in … Read More

Blog: Reflections on OKC

Just a day after returning home from my adventures on the Big Island of Hawaii, I was on my way to the AVCA Convention and NCAA Women’s final four in Oklahoma City. I dove right back into all things volleyball, starting with a classroom … Read More

Blog: Big Island Adventure

This offseason, Andrew and I went to the Big Island of Hawaii for a week of full immersion into nature. It was the perfect way to recharge after a long season. Billy, my dirt bike buddy from childhood, and his Ger-waiian … Read More