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Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | 29 September - 4 October 2015

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Team: Fendrick/Ross




Both veteran players, the Fendrick/Ross duo has never played an FIVB World Tour event together, but both are seriously in the hunt for spots in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and both have teammates out with injuries. They have been selected as a wild card team for this event. Both are veteran players and Ross is an Olympian. Fendrick’s regular teammate is Brooke Sweat while Ross teams with Kerri Walsh Jennings. In their first pairing as a team in a domestic AVP event, Fendrick/Ross won the gold medal at the recent AVP Championships in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Ross lives in Costa Mesa, Calif. and is originally from Newport Beach, Calif. and has played in 104 FIVB World Tour events with 16 gold medals, 12 silver, 10 bronze and seven fourth-place finishes. She is playing regularly with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings with whom she has won six gold medals, one silver, one bronze and one fourth place in 20 total FIVB events. Ross/Walsh Jennings tandem has also played in 10 AVP events domestically in the USA with nine gold medals and one bronze. Ross played 78 FIVB events with Jen Kessy with 10 gold medals, 12 silver, nine bronze and four fourth place finishes including winning the silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Ross, who was an All-America indoor player at USC, was voted the FIVB Rookie of the Year in 2007, the FIVB best hitter in 2009 and 2011, the FIVB best offensive player in 2009 and the FIVB best server in 2011 and 2012. Ross won four of the five AVP events she played in in 2015 with an AVP-record three different teammates.

Fendrick lives in Hermosa Beach, Calif. and is originally from Carlsbad, Calif. and has played in 77 FIVB World Tour events with five different teammates. Overall she has four fourth place finishes and 13 fifth-place finishes. Fendrick has played this season with Brooke Sweat and that team is 13th in the FIVB World Tour rankings. With Sweat, Fendrick has played 18 FIVB tournaments with six fifth places and five ninths and an overall record of 23-24. A volleyball player at UCLA, Fendrick played indoor professionally as well in Puerto Rico and Turkey and has a law degree from USC and is a practicing attorney. She has also played in 95 AVP domestic events in the USA and won two gold medals in FIVB Challenger events in 2008 and a NORCECA event with Sweat in 2011.

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