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USA’s Dalhausser tops men's 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball season awards

 
USA’s Phil Dalhausser received four awards
 
Lausanne, Switzerland, January 26, 2015 - Voted to receive four season awards, USA’s Phil Dalhausser along with Latvia’s Janis Smedins with two awards, Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs, Brazil’s Bruno Oscar Schmidt, USA’s Jake Gibb, Brazil’s Emanuel Rego, USA’s Tri Bourne, Italy’s Paulo Nicolai and USA’s Ryan Doherty were all recognized for their play as the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball season awards were announced recently.

In voting by players, coaches, referees and officials on the popular FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, USA’s Dalhausser, who teamed for the second straight season with Sean Rosenthal in 2014, was selected as the 2014 Most Outstanding Player of the Year as well as the Best Blocker, Best Setter and Best Server for the 2014 season. The American duo won gold medals in three of the 10 events they played in during a season shortened by a serious muscle injury sustained by Dalhausser and they led the FIVB World Tour in earnings with US$318,000 in earnings.

Latvia’s J. Smedins was selected as the 2014 Best Hitter and combined with teammate Aleksandrs Samoilovs to be honored as the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball Team of the Year. The Latvian duo finished the 2014 FIVB international season No. 1 in the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball final World  Season Rankings as well as winning the FIVB World Tour season point championship for the second consecutive year.

In his first full season of FIVB international competition, USA’s Bourne was selected as the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball Rookie of the Year while Brazil’s Bruno Oscar Schmidt was voted the Best Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season.

Voted to receive the two other awards from the second year of the new Olympic cycle were Brazil’s Rego, USA’s Gibb, Italy’s Nicolai and USA’s Doherty.

Brazil’s iconic Rego was voted the Sportsman of the Year for the fifth time in the 10-year history of these special awards and USA’s Gibb was named the Most Inspirational for the second consecutive year.

Italy’s Nicolai, a 2012 Olympian who won the gold medal with teammate Daniele Lupo in the first two tournaments of the season, was selected as the 2014 Best Offensive Player on the FIVB World Tour and USA’s Doherty was honored as the Most Improved Player on the 2014 FIVB World Tour.

On the 2014 FIVB World Tour’s international stage, 10 FIVB Grand Slams, and seven FIVB Opens were held as teams from around the globe finished the second year of the current Olympic cycle leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. Part of the numerous initiatives of the current FIVB administration, the FIVB World Season Rankings included FIVB World Tour along with approved Confederation, and National Federation events for the second year.

For Dalhausser, a two-time Olympian and the 2008 Olympic champion with Todd Rogers who will turn 35 on Jan. 26, won three gold medals on the 2014 FIVB World Tour with Rosenthal and the duo had a total of five podium finishes in 10 events. They won gold medals in Stavanger (Norway), Gstaad (Switzerland) and Long Beach, Calif. (USA), silver in The Hague (Netherlands) and bronze in Moscow (Russia).

“Last year was a good year, but didn’t last as long as I had planned,” said Dalhausser, who is nearing the $1 million mark in FIVB earnings. “My injury shortened my season and I think Sean and I have a lot more to develop in our preparations for Rio next year. We are improving but still have a long way to go to be in the position where we both know we need to be to win against the world’s best competition.  Injuries are setbacks in many ways and I am anxious to move forward in giant steps in 2015.”

Men's winning percentage
Based on percentage, statistically, in men’s action after 17 events, USA’s Dalhausser/Rosenthal led for the season with a 48-10 record (82.8% winning percentage) followed by Canada’s Josh Binstock/Sam Schachter with a 24-9 record (72.7%), Brazil’s Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt third with a 47-18 mark (72.3%), while fourth was Italy’s Nicolai/Daniele Lupo at 36-14 (72.0%), fifth was USA’s John Hyden/ Bourne with a 43-17 mark (71.7%) and sixth was Latvia’s Samoilovs/J. Smedins with a 50-20 record (71.4%). The 50 match wins by Latvia’s Samoilovs/J. Smedins was the most by any men’s team on the 2014 FIVB World Tour while with 48 wins was USA’s Rosenthal/Dalhausser second and third was Brazil’s Alison/Schmidt with 47 wins.

Men's Gold
For 2014, a total of 13 different teams from 10 countries won men’s gold medals on the 2014 FIVB World Tour. USA’s Dalhausser/Rosenthal (Stavanger, Gstaad, Long Beach) led the way with three gold medals while with two each were Italy’s Nicolai/Lupo (Fuzhou, Shanghai) and Netherlands’ Christiaan Varenhorst/Reinder Nummerdor (Sao Paulo, Mangaung). With one gold medal each in 2014 were Latvia’s Samoilovs/J. Smedins (Puerto Vallarta), Latvia’s Martins Plavins/Aleksandrs Solovejs (Anapa), Russia’s Konstantin Semenov/Viachelsav Kraslinikov (Moscow), USA’s Bourne/Hyden (Berlin), Poland’s Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel (The Hague), Brazil’s Cerutti/Schmidt (Klagenfurt), Brazil’s Filho/Pedro Salgado (Stare Jablonki), France’s Youssef Krou/Edouard Rowlandson (Xiamen), Canada’s Binstock/Schachter (Parana) and Germany’s Tim Holler/Jonas Schroder.

All-time season awards
Among the all-time men’s FIVB Beach Volleyball season award winners, USA’s Dalhausser has now received an all-time high total of 26 awards since the awards were established in 2005.  Latvia’s J. Smedins earned seven total awards while Brazil’s legendary Rego now has 14 season awards, USA’s Gibb now has four, Latvia’s Samoilovs and Brazil’s Schmidt each has won two awards.  This year’s honors were the first of their kind for Italy’s Nicolai, USA’s Doherty and USA’s Bourne.

Next Gen
As part of the initiatives of FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° and his leadership team, the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball international calendar also included a record four age-group FIVB World Championships and the 2014 Nanjing (China) Youth Olympic Games Aug. 17-27).

Poland’s Maciej Kosiak/Maciej Rudol won the men’s gold medal for the home country and Australia’s Mariafe Artacho/Nicole Laird capturing the women’s gold medal for the second annual FIVB U23 World Championships in Myslowice, Poland. Capturing the gold medals in the inaugural FIVB U17 World Championships in Acapulco, Mexico were Switzerland’s Florian Breer/Yves Haussener and USA’s Morgan Martin/Kathryn Plummer. Winning the 14th FIVB U21 World Championships in Larnaka, Cyprus were Poland’s Michal Bryl/Kacper Kujawiak  and Canada’s Sophie Bukovec/Tiadora Miric. The 13th FIVB U19 World Championships in Porto Portugal were won by Brazil’s Arthur Mariano/George Wanderley for the men and in the women’s competition the winners were Brazil’s Andressa Cavalanti/Eduarda Lisboa.

FIVB 2015
Based in Lausanne, Switzerland as the international governing body for the Olympic sports of Beach Volleyball and Volleyball, the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar will feature a record purse of US$9.3. The double gender FIVB Fuzhou Open, which was the first event on this year’s calendar, will again begin the 2015 season on April 21-26. From June 26-July 5 all eyes will be on the Dutch cities of The Hague, Apeldoorn, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, which will host the $1 million 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in The Netherlands.

All-Time Men's FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Award Winners
Most Outstanding
2014 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2013 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2012 – Sean Rosenthal, United States
2011 – Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2010 - Phil Dalhausser, United States
2009 - Harley Marques, Brazil and Richard Schuil, Netherlands
2008 - Harley, Brazil
2007 - Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2006 - Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2005 – Ricardo Santos, Brazil

Best Blocker
2014 - Phil Dalhausser, United States
2013 – Pedro Salgado, Brazil
2012 - Phil Dalhausser, United States
2011 – Alison Cerutti, Brazil
2010 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2009 - Jonas Reckermann, Germany
2008 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2007 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2006 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2005 - Fabio Magalhaes Brazil

Best Defensive Player
2014 – Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil
2013 – Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil
2012 – Martins Plavins, Latvia
2011 – Reinder Nummerdor, Netherlands
2010 - Todd Rogers, United States
2009 - Reinder Nummerdor, Netherlands
2008 – Todd Rogers, United States
2007 – Todd Rogers, United States
2006 - Martin Conde, Argentina and Todd Rogers, United States
2005 - Marcio Araujo, Brazil

Best Hitter
2014 – Janis Smedins, Latvia
2013 – Janis Smedins, Latvia
2012 – Alison Cerutti, Brazil
2011 – Alison Cerutti, Brazil
2010 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2009 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2008 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2007 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2006 – Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2005 – Ricardo Santos, Brazil

Best Offensive Player

2014 – Paulo Nicolai, Italy
2013 – Janis Smedins, Latvia
2012 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2011 - Alison Cerutti, Brazil
2010 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2009 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2008 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2007 – Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2006 – Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2005 – Ricardo Santos, Brazil

Best Setter
2014 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2013 – Janis Smedins, Latvia
2012 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2011 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2010 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2009 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2008 - Marcio Araujo, Brazil
2007 - Marcio Araujo, Brazil
2006 - Marcio Araujo, Brazil and Todd Rogers, United States
2005 – Todd Rogers, United States

Most Improved Player
2014 – Ryan Doherty, United States
2013 – Alvaro Filho, Brazil
2012 – Paolo Nicolai, Italy
2011 - Mariusz Prudel, Poland
2010 - Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil
2009 - Alison Cerutti, Brazil
2008 - Andy Ces, France
2007 - Dmitri Barsouk, Russia and Linyin Xu, China
2006 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2005 – Fabio Magalhaes, Brazil

Most Inspirational
2014 – Jake Gibb, United States
2013 – Jake Gibb, United States
2012 – Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2011 – Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2010 – Linyun Xu, China
2009 – Harley Marques, Brazil
2008 – Todd Rogers, United States
2007 - Franco Neto, Brazil
2006 – Franco Neto, Brazil
2005 - Mark Heese, Canada

Sportsman
2014 – Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2013 – Janis Smedins, Latvia
2012 – Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2011 – Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2010 – Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2009 - Rivo Vesik, Estonia
2008 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2007 – Franco Neto, Brazil
2006 – Franco Neto, Brazil
2005 – Emanuel Rego, Brazil

Best Server
2014 – Phil Dalhausser, United States
2013 – None Selected
2012- Eric Koreng, Germany
2011- Eric Koreng, Germany
2010 - Igor Kolodinsky, Russia
2009 – Igor Kolodinsky, Russia
2008 – Igor Kolodinsky, Russia
2007 – Igor Kolodinsky, Russia
2006 - Iver Horrem, Norway
2005 - Conrad Leinemann, Canada

Top Rookie
2014 – Tri Bourne, United States
2013 – Alvaro Filho, Brazil
2012 – Christiaan Varenhorst, Netherlands
2011 – Sebastian Chevalier, Switzerland
2010 - Karl Jaani, Estonia
2009 - Ruslans Sorokins, Latvia
2008 - Adrian Gavira Collado, Spain
2007 – Igor Kolodinsky, Russia
2006 - Sean Rosenthal, United States
2005 - Matteo Varnier, Italy & Jake Gibb, United States

Team of the Year
2014 – Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins, Latvia
2013 – Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins, Latvia
2012 – Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, United States
2011 - Alison Cerutti/Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2010 – Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, United States
2009 - Julius Brink/Reckermann, Germany
2008 – Harley Marques/Pedro Salgado, Brazil
2007 – Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2006 – Emanuel Rego//Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2005 – Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil


All-Time Men’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Open Points Champions
Season    Team, Country
1989-90--Sinjin Smith/Randy Stoklos, United States
1990-91--Sinjin Smith/Randy Stoklos, United States
1991-92--Sinjin Smith/Randy Stoklos, United States
1992-93--Sinjin Smith/Randy Stoklos, United States
1993-94--Franco Neto/Roberto Lopes, Brazil
1994-95--Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide, Norway
1995-96--Franco Neto/Roberto Lopes, Brazil
1996--ZeMarco de Melo/Emanuel Rego, Brazil
1997--ZeMarco de Melo/Emanuel Rego, Brazil
1998--Para Ferreira /Guilherme Marquez, Brazil
1999--Emanuel Rego/Jose Loiola, Brazil
2000--ZeMarco de Melo/Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2001--Emanuel Rego/Tande Ramos, Brazil
2002--Mariano Baracetti/Martin Conde, Argentina
2003--Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2004--Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2005--EmanuelRego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2006--Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2007--Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2008--Harley Marques/Pedro Salgado, Brazil
2009--Julius Brink/Jonas Reckermann, Germany
2010--Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, United States
2011--Alison Cerutti/Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2012--Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, United States
2013—Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins, Latvia
2014—Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins, Latvia




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