- MOST NOTABLE
- 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and Most Outstanding Player for the beach games
- Finished fifth at the 2016 Rio Olympics with Nick Lucena and ninth in the 2012 London Olympics with Todd Rogers
- Through 2016, holds the longest current streak (11 years) on the FIVB World Tour with at least one FIVB title (won Puerto Vallarta with Lucena)
- Posted an FIVB record for most consecutive match wins (40) with then partner Todd Rogers in 2011
- DID YOU KNOW
- Finished the 2016 season 67-14 with Nick Lucena on FIVB World Tour, winning four gold, three silver and one bronze
- Played in three AVP events in 2016, winning the Championships with Lucena
- With current partner Nick Lucena, pair have five FIVB World Tour golds
- Seeded #3 at the Olympics with Nick Lucena. Duo finished 5th at the Rio Olympics, going 4-1, falling 21-14, 12-21, 15-9 to Brazil's eventual gold medalists Alison/Bruno in the quarterfinals
- Won silver at the Long Beach Grand Slam in his and Lucena's first FIVB tournament after the Olympics, their 12th medal as a team
- With Nick Lucena, pair finished third in Olympic rankings on June 12, 2016; which is first among U.S. men's teams. Duo satisfied their Olympic qualification requirements at the Moscow Grand Slam
- Lucena and Dalhausser finished second at the inaugural FIVB World Tour Finals in 2015 losing to Brazil's Alison/Bruno, placed fifth at the event in 2016
- Placed second at the FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam with Lucena, their first World Tour event together since 2005 and Dalhausser's first podium finish of 2015
- Played his last event with partner Sean Rosenthal in July of 2015, their partnership yielded six FIVB golds in 20 tournaments
- Finished second with Nick Lucena at the 2015 AVP Seattle Open, it was their first event together since Sept. 11, 2011 at the NVL Miami event which they won. Duo won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open with Nick Lucena, his fifth MBO title and first win with Lucena since Sept. 2011
- In 2014, Dalhausser and partner Sean Rosenthal reached the finals in four 2014 FIVB Grand Slam tournaments, winning gold in three (Stavanger, Norway; Gstaad, Switzerland and Long Beach, Calif.), silver at the Grand Slam in The Hague, Netherlands and bronze at the Grand Slam in Moscow, Russia
- In their first season as a team (2013), Dalhausser and partner Sean Rosenthal won three FIVB tournaments
- One week after the 2012 Olympic Games, Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the bronze medal at the Mazury Orlen Grand Slam in Stare Jablonki, Poland (8/14-19), their final event as a team
- With Rogers in 2011, finished ninth at the World Championships in Rome. Medaled in their final five FIVB events. Finished the season in second place in the FIVB World Tour rankings and first in the rankings for Olympic qualification
- In 2010, became the first American men’s team to win the SWATCH FIVB World Tour championship since the early 1990s when Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos were the top international team when the season overlapped two years (1992-1993). Named Team of the Year with Rogers after winning nine FIVB World Tour titles: Grand Slam gold medals in Italy (Rome), Switzerland (Gstaad), Austria (Klagenfurt) and Poland (Stare Jablonki) along with second- and third-place finishes at major events in Russia (Moscow) and Norway (Stavanger)
- In 2009, became the 16th player to surpass $1 million in career earnings
- 2003-05 played on and off with Nick Lucena, but played the entire domestic season with Lucena in 2005. Placed seventh in the 2005 World Championships with Todd Rogers in their first event together.
Phil Dalhausser Caps Stellar 2016 With USA Volleyball Male Beach Player Of The Year Honor
Craig Bohnert Dec. 05, 2016
2016 marks Dalhausser’s sixth time receiving the award.
Phil Dalhausser named the 2016 Male Beach Player of the Year
Corinne Calabro Dec. 05, 2016
Three-time Olympian Phil Dalhausser named the USA Volleyball 2016 Male Beach Player of the Year
Red, White & Trending: Nov. 11-17
Jamie MacDonald Nov. 18, 2016
New Mannequin Challenge efforts arrive from Team USA gymnastics, soccer and judo stars; softball star Jennie Finch earns a Hall pass; Lindsey Vonn shares shots from her gruesome injury; Lex Gillette earns a starring TedX role; Allyson Felix, Janet Evans and Angela Ruggiero earn a starring role in Doha; the 6-foot-9 Phil Dalhausser wishes for a bigger world; Olympians are feted in New York and Austin; UFC captivates Team USA; Conor Dwyer is on a pretty good run; it’s ninja time again for gymnast Jonathan Horton; and more.
The Best Beach Volleyball Photos Of 2016
Sept. 22, 2016
Relive the year on the beach with 27 photos of Team USA's beach volleyball teams.
Red, White & Trending: Aug. 19-25
Jamie MacDonald Aug. 26, 2016
The Olympic Games are over, but we have not only the photo highlights from the Closing Ceremony (the selfies, the ponchos, the pre-event dance parties), but also the first signs of the Paralympic Games set to pick up where Team USA left off (Amy Purdy has already arrived, and she has some news), medal-stacking skills taught by Michael Phelps to Simone Biles, Olympic cheat days (yes, involving doughnuts topped with bacon), the ultimate whirlwind of a return for the Final Five, a gold-worthy electric slide, Olympians getting back to work in Paris, a hockey legend's push-ups, winter athletes checking in from the other side of the world and much more.
Dalhausser, Lucena Eliminated In Beach Volleyball Olympic Quarterfinals
Associated Press Aug. 15, 2016
Dalhausser, the 2008 champion, will not return to the podium in Rio.
Phil Dalhausser And Nick Lucena Advance To Beach Volleyball Quarterfinals
Craig Bohnert Aug. 13, 2016
Dalhausser and Lucena remain undefeated with a dominating 2-0 win over Austria.
Phil Dalhausser And Nick Lucena Close Olympic Beach Volleyball Pool Play Undefeated
Associated Press Aug. 11, 2016
Dalhausser and Lucena won their pool and will advance to the round of 16.
Today in Rio Aug 9
Aug. 09, 2016
Dalhausser/Lucena look to stay perfect as the U.S. MNT and Sweat/Fendrick hunt for first 2016 Olympic wins
Dalhausser And Lucena Win First Match In Rio
Craig Bohnert Aug. 07, 2016
The beach volleyball duo beat Tunisia 2-0 for its first Olympic victory.