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

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Team: Day/Kessy




One veteran in Day, 28 and 6-1 combined with one super veteran and Olympian in Kessy, 38 and 6-0, the American duo is playing their first season together on the 2015 FIVB World Tour and enter the Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals as a wild card entry for the host country. Day/Kessy have played in nine FIVB World Tour events this and are 19th in season points. Their best finish as a team was fifth at this year’s FIVB Moscow Grand Slam and they also had four ninth place finishes at the FIVB Grand Slams in St. Petersburg, Fla., Long Beach, Calif. and Olsztyn, Poland along with the Swatch FIVB Gstaad Major Series event in Switzerland.  The new tandem also finished 17th at this year’s FIVB World Championships in the Netherlands. On the AVP domestic tour in the USA, Day/Kessy have played seven events with one gold medal (New York City-2015), one silver, two bronze and one fifth place. Their final match record this year on the FIVB World Tour was 21-23.

KESSY, who won the silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games playing with April Ross, lives in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. and she has played in 111 career FIVB World Tour events with 10 different teammates with 10 gold medals, 11 silver, 10 bronze and five fourth place finishes. In addition to the Olympic silver medal, Kessy and A. Ross played 78 FIVB World Tour events with 10 gold medals, 12 silver, nine bronze and four fourth place finishes. Kessy took 2013 off to have her first child. Kessy graduated from USC with a degree in history where she was an All-America volleyball player. She also played to years of pro volleyball in Chicago prior to focusing on beach.  Kessy has also played in 121 career AVP events with 15 gold medals including 51 events with A. Ross, winning 12 gold, 13 silver and 15 bronze medals.

DAY lives in Hermosa Beach, Calif. and is originally from Torrance, Calif. and she has played in 38 career FIVB World Tour events with five different teammates, including 17 tournaments with Summer Ross. Day won one FIVB silver medal with S. Ross (Phuket, Thailand-2013). Day and S. Ross also won the gold medal at the 2012 World University Games in Brazil. Together Day and S. Ross also played 12 AVP events as a team with one gold medal, three silver and five bronze and they also won one gold medal in a NORCECA event. Day has played in a total of nine NORCECA events with four gold medals. Day was a star volleyball player at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles from where she graduated in 2009 with a mathematics degree and she also played two seasons of volleyball in Switzerland after college before going to the beach. 

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