Phil Dalhausser

Volleyball

Name: Phil Dalhausser
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 6-9
DOB: 1/26/1980
Birthplace: Baden, Switzerland
Hometown: Ormond Beach, Calif.
College: University of Central Florida, Business
Other Career Highlights
  • MOST NOTABLE
  • 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and Most Outstanding Player for the beach games
  • Finished ninth in the 2012 London Olympics with Todd Rogers
  • 2015 FIVB Best Setter, with Nick Lucena won the 2015 Xiamen Open, finished second at Long Beach, Sochi and the inaugural World Tour Finals
  • 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
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  • Will be seeded #3 at the Olympics with Nick Lucena
  • 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
  • Won the AVP New York City Open, his third AVP title with Lucena, first in 2016
  • Won the Hamburg Major for the pair's sixth gold; they also have three silver in Olympic qualification
  • Finished with bronze at the Cincinnati Open and 17th at the Moscow Grand Slam
  • Gold at the Fuzhou Open was Lucena and Dalhausser's fifth of Olympic qualification and boosted the duo into the top 10 of provisional Olympic rankings on April 25
  • Won the Maceio Open with Lucena, their fourth gold of 2016 Olympic qualification and seventh medal; duo finished fifth at the Rio Grand Slam - just the second time they did not medal since becoming partners
  • Took silver at the 2016 Qatar Open and one week later won gold at the NORCECA Continental Tour Finals
  • Started the 2016 FIVB World Tour season winning the Puerto Vallarta Open with Nick Lucena, their second FIVB title together - both in the 2016 Olympic qualifying window
  • Named the USAV 2015 Beach Team of the Year with Lucena, making it the fourth time he's won the award (2014 Sean Rosenthal, 2010/2008 Todd Rogers)
  • Awarded the 2015 FIVB Best Setter award, his 27th FIVB accolade and the sixth time for Best Setter
  • Finished the 2015 FIVB World Tour ranked 26th in provisional Olympic rankings with Nick Lucena
  • Won silver at the inaugural FIVB World Tour Finals in 2015 with Nick Lucena
  • Won the 2015 Xiamen Open with Lucena, extending his current streak of winning at least one medal on the FIVB Tour to 10 years, the longest current streak of any player
  • 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
  • Also won silver with Lucena at the 2015 FIVB Sochi Open, their second podium of the year
  • Followed Long Beach with a fifth-place showing at the Olsztyn Grand Slam
  • Opened the 2015 AVP Tour finishing second at the New Orleans Open with Rosenthal.
  • Started the FIVB World Tour tying for 25th in Moscow with Sean Rosenthal. Following the Moscow Grand Slam, withdrew from competition due to an oblique muscle injury. Duo withdrew from the FIVB Beach World Championships, of which they were seeded second
  • Made his return to the World Tour at the Yokohama Grand Slam, finishing ninth with Rosenthal
  • 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.
  • On the 2014 AVP tour, Dalhausser and Rosenthal won the Manhattan Beach Open, took second at Milwaukee and third in St. Petersburg, Fla. Dalhausser's season ended in August at the AVP event in Cincinnati when a strained abdominal muscle forced him out of the tournament.
  • In their first season as a team (2013), Dalhausser and partner Sean Rosenthal won the FIVB Fuxhou Open in China and the Grand Slams in Rome and Long Beach, Calif. They finished second at the Sao Paulo Grand Slam. The team finished the season ranked 14th. Also won the Salt Lake City AVP event.
  • 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).
  • With Rogers in 2011, finished ninth at the World Championships in Rome. Medaled in their final five FIVB events, including victories in Quebec and Stare Jablonki, Poland. 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).
  • Won four of the first five AVP events with Rogers. Became the 16th player to surpass $1 million in career earnings. Led the AVP tour in aces per game (1.06), blocks per game (2.11) and hitting percentage (.498).
  • Dominated the 2007 AVP Tour, advancing to the semifinals in all 16 events and winning 10 times. Won the World Championships with partner Rogers in Gstaad, becoming the first American team to win the title.
  • In 2006, Dalhausser began his partnership with Todd Rogers. They won three medals in FIVB events, including a gold in the Klagenfurt Grand Slam.
  • 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.
Personal: Married to beach volleyball athlete Jennifer Corral since 2011...Born in Switzerland...Graduated from the University of Central Florida with a business degree
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PARTNERS
2016-current Nick Lucena
2015 – Sean Rosenthal, Nick Lucena
2014 – Sean Rosenthal
2013 – Sean Rosenthal
2006-12 - Todd Rogers
2005 – Nick Lucena (FIVB with Todd Rogers)
2004 – Nick Lucena (FIVB with Adam Roberts)
2003 – Nick Lucena, Justin Phipps

HONORS
FIVB Sportsperson of the Year
(2008)
FIVB Most Outstanding Player of the Year (2014, 2013, 2010)
FIVB Best Offensive Player (2012, 2010, 2009, 2008)
FIVB Best Blocker (2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006)
FIVB Best Setter (2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
FIVB Best Server (2014)
FIVB Best Hitter (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
FIVB Team of the Year (2010 Todd Rogers) 
FIVB Tour Champion (2010 Todd Rogers)
USAV Male Beach Player of the Year (2014, 2011, 2009)
USAV Beach Team of the Year (2014 Sean Rosenthal)
AVP Most Valuable Player (2009, 2008, 2007)
AVP Best Defensive Player (2009, 2008)
AVP Best Offensive Player (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005)
AVP Most Improved Player (2006)
AVP Team of the Year (2015 Nick Lucena, 2009 Todd Rogers, 2008 Todd Rogers, 2007 Todd Rogers)

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