Sep 26 2009
GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 26: Misty May-Treanor of USA hits the ball against Brazil during the round 3 match in the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge at the Westgate City Center on September 26, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Misty May-Treanor announced, on her site mistymay.com, that she will be teaming up with Nicole Branagh for the upcoming 2010 beach volleyball season.
I am very excited about the upcoming year. For those that aren’t aware, Kerri is expecting her second child (Congratulations to her and Casey), so I will be teaming up with Nicole Branagh. Nicole is such a dynamic player, it is going to be fun.
The stage is set and it will be an interesting year on the AVP Tour.
Congratulations to Kerri Walsh on her second child!
Sep 25 2009
GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 25: Misty May-Treanor (L) and Kerri Walsh of USA celebrate a point in their opening match against Brazil in the AVP Crocs Tour World Chalenge at the Westgate City Center on September 25, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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After a year long absence as a professional team, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh have reunited and haven’t missed a step. The pair defeated the Brazilian team of Vanilda Leão and Angela Vieira 21-13, 17-21, 15-8 (0:52) in their opening match at the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil.
In their second match, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh cruised to another win by defeating Shaylyn Bede and Ana Paula Connelly 21-16, 21-14 (0:33).
As of this posting, United States leads Brazil 10-6 after two rounds of pool play in the challenge.
Misty May-Treanor will return to professional beach volleyball at the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil, Sept. 25-27. Misty May-Treanor will return and reunite with Kerri Walsh. The team will go head-to-head against the top teams from Brazil. This will be Misty’s first professional tournament after a year long absence.
Shaq Vs. Misty & Kerri Episode 2
Shaquille O’Neal will challenge women’s beach volleyball gold medal Olympians Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh to a 2-on-2 match at the Hermosa Beach volleyball courts in Hermosa Beach, CA.
Here’s a video of Shaquille O’Neal training with Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser in preparation for his beach volleyball match against Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. The challenge is for the new TV series Shaq VS. where Shaq goes up against other athletes in their own sports.
The episode with Misty and Kerri will air tonight on ABC at 9:00 PM EST.
Kerri Walsh, originally uploaded by jamie nyc.
Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh in Hermosa Beach, California
Kerri Walsh plans to return to the AVP at the AVP Crocs Slam Hermosa Beach Open after being absent from the first nine events of the 2009 AVP Crocs Tour season because of the birth of her first son, Joseph Michael Jennings, with husband and AVP player Casey Jennings.
Walsh will be playing with Rachel Wacholder, who will also make her return to AVP Crocs Tour in Hermosa Beach after the birth of her son, Koa Daniel Scott, with husband and AVP player Sean Scott as Misty May-Treanor rehabilitates from an injury.