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FIVB Honors Dalhausser, Rogers With Postseason Awards

Nov. 21, 2008, 1:13 p.m. (ET)
B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: (719) 228-6800
E-Mail: bj.evans@usav.org


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 21, 2008)
- U.S. beach volleyball player Phil Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Fla.) was named the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Sportsman of the Year in 2008, along with being honored as top hitter, best blocker and best offensive player. 

Dalhausser was also the No. 2 vote-getter behind Brazil's Marcio Araujo as the best setter. 

Dalhausser was named the top SWATCH blocker for the third-straight season while being named the best hitter for the second-consecutive year. Dalhausser also won the SWATCH FIVB World Tour's most improved player in 2006.

Dalhausser's partner, Todd Rogers (Santa Barbara, Calif.), was recognized as the most inspirational and best defensive player.

Rogers has been honored as the SWATCH FIVB World Tour's top defender the past three seasons, including tying for the award in 2006 with Argentina's Martin Conde. Araujo has now won the best setter award for three-straight seasons as he tied Rogers for the award in 2006.

Three of the women's SWATCH FIVB World Tour awards have been determined with the other honors to be announced next week. Misty May-Treanor (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and China's Xi Zhang tied for the SWATCH Most Outstanding Player (MOP) award as each player won three event MOPs during the 2008 season.

The most outstanding player at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games after winning the Summer Games title for the second time with Kerri Walsh (Saratoga, Calif.), May-Treanor was also the 2005 SWATCH FIVB World Tour most outstanding player.

Led by Brazilian Harley Marques, the top men's players on the 2008 SWATCH FIVB World Tour were announced based on the results of the voting by SWATCH representatives, players, coaches, referees and officials associated with the international beach volleyball circuit.

Winner of seven gold medals this season with two different partners, Harley was recognized as the SWATCH Most Outstanding Player for 2008 season at the year's last double gender event in China this past weekend in Sanya.

The men's SWATCH Most Outstanding Player was selected by representatives from SWATCH and the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), who also selected Igor Kolodinsky as the SWATCH top server for the 2008 season as the Russian recorded a record serve of 114.0 km/h.

Harley teamed with Pedro Salgado to clinch the SWATCH team-of-the-year award by capturing the 2008 point's championship at a mid-September event in Guarujà, Brazil.  After winning six gold medals in 2008 with Salgado, Harley ended the campaign capturing the season-ending event in Sanya with Benjamin Insfran.

The SWATCH most outstanding player at 2008 events in Australia (Adelaide), China (Shanghai), Italy (Roseto degli Abruzzi) and Brazil (Guarujà), Harley ranks eighth all-time in gold medals (13) and 16th in earnings ($513,413) in the 22-year history of the men's tour.

The unanimous pick as the 2007 SWATCH rookie-of-the-year, Kolodinsky posted 64 of the 67 "good" center-court serves over 100.0 km/h this season. The Russian had the top 53 center-court serves this season with only China's Linyin Xu (104.0 and 103.5) and Germany's Julius Brink (104.0) breaking the Kolodinsky's string.

France's Andy Ces was named the most improved player on the 2008 FIVB tour as he and his brother, Kevin, became the first French team in 12 years to advance to a SWATCH semifinal and the first tandem from their country to medal at an event since 1994. The Ces brothers were the 13th-ranked team on the 2008 SWATCH FIVB World Tour.

Adrian Gavira Collado of Spain was honored as the 2008 rookie of the year as he and Inocencio Lario were the 30th-ranked team on the international circuit. The 21-year-old Gavira and Lario also became the first team from their country to compete for a SWATCH FIVB World Tour gold medal after advancing to the finals at June's Polish stop in Stare Jablonki where the Spaniards dropped the title match to Athens 2004 Olympic champions Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos of Brazil.

Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medal finalists Dalhausser and Rogers of the United States and Araujo of Brazil combined to win the remaining seven awards.  Dalhausser and Rogers, the reigning SWATCH-FIVB World champions, defeated Marico Araujo and Fabio Magalhaes in three sets to capture the Summer Games gold medal where Emanuel and Ricardo placed third.

Brazilians captured the other two awards as Shelda Bede and Ana Paula Connelly clinched the SWATCH team-of-the-year award by capturing the 2008 point's championship. Maria Clara Salgado was honored as the top server with a SWATCH FIVB World Tour season-best mark of .86.0 km/h.
 
2008 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour Men's Post-Season Awards
 
Most Improved Player
1. Andy Ces, France
2. Pedro Salgado, Brazil
2, Jan Schnider, Switzerland
4. Mischa Urbatzka , Germany
Also receiving votes - Matt Fuerbringer, United States, Phil Dalhausser, United States, Linyin Xu, China, Emiel Boersma, Netherlands, Reinder Nummerdor, Netherlands, Florian Gosch, Austria, Bram Ronnes, Netherlands, Casey Jennings, United States, Alexander Horst, Austria, Alexander Huber, Austria, Robert Nowotny, Austria, Alison Cerutti, Brazil, Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil, Kevin Ces, France, Julius Brink, Germany, Stefan Uhmann, Germany, Aleksandrs Samoilovs, Latvia, Martin Plavins, Latvia, Jason Lochhead, New Zealand, Adrian Gavira, Spain, Inocencio Lario, Spain.

Most Inspirational
1. Todd Rogers, United States
2. Franco Neto, Brazil
2. Emanuel Rego, Brazil
4. Sean Rosenthal, United States
Also receiving votes
- Phil Dalhausser, United States,  Jake Gibb, United States, Harley Marques, Brazil, Pedro Salgado, Brazil, Julius Brink, Germany, Casey Jennings, United States, Emanuel Fernandes, Angola, Morais Abreu, Angola, Mariano Baracetti, Argentina, Florian Gosch, Austria, Niklos Berger, Austria, Marcio Araujo, Brazil, Ricardo Santos, Brazil, Mark Heese, Canada, Kristjan Kais, Estonia, David Klemperer, Germany, Richard Schuil, Netherlands, Jason Lochhead, New Zealand.

Rookie of the Year
1. Adrian Gavira Collado, Spain
2. Grzegorz Fijalek, Poland
3. Stefan Uhmann, Germany
3. Mariusz Prudel, Poland
Also receiving votes - Bruno Oscar Schmidt, Brazil, Inocencio Lario, Spain, Joao Maciel, Brazil, Andy Ces, France, Jorge "Gia" Terceiro, Georgia, Pablo Nicolai, Italy, Alison Cerutti, Brazil, Franco Neto, Brazil, Renato "Geor" Gomes, Georgia, Sebastian Dollinger, Germany, Aleksandrs Samoilovs, Latvia, Martin Plavins, Latvia, Jorre Kjemperud, Norway, Jakub Szalankiewicz, Poland.

Sportsman of the Year
1. Phil Dalhuasser, United States
2. Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2. Linyin Xu, China
2. Richard Schuil, Netherlands
Also receiving votes - Todd Rogers, United States, Jake Gibb, United States, Casey Jennings, United States, Matt Fuerbringer, United States, Franco Neto, Brazil, Reinder Nummerdor, Netherlands, Pedro Salgado, Brazil, Kristjan Kais, Estonia, Rivo Vesik, Estonia, Kevin Ces, France., Jorre Kjemperud, Norway, Martin Conde, Argentina, Robert Nowotny, Austria, Harley Marques, Brazil, Marcio Araujo, Brazil, Ricardo Santos, Brazil, Andy Ces, France, Christoph Dieckmann, Germany, Kirk Pitman, New Zeland, Dmitri Barsouk, Russia, Igor Kolodinsky, Russia, Sascha Heyer, Switzerland, .
 
Best Defensive Player
1. Todd Rogers, United States
2. Sean Rosenthal, United States
3. Reinder Nummerdor, Netherlands
4. Marcio Araujo, Brazil
4. Jason Lochhead, New Zealand
Also receiving votes - David Klemperer, Germany, Kristjan Kais, Estonia, Emanuel Rego, Brazil, Julius Brink, Germany, Alexander Horst, Austria, Robert Nowotny, Austria, Harley Marques, Brazil, Kevin Ces, France, Jorge "Gia" Terceiro, Georgia.

Best Offensive Player
1. Phil Dalhausser, United States
2. Pedro Salgado, Brazil
3. Ricardo Santos, Brazil
4. Igor Kolodinsky, Russia
Also receiving votes - Todd Rogers, United States, Reinder Nummerdor, Netherlands, Linyin Xu, China, Richard Schuil, Netherlands, Emanuel Rego, Brazil, Pablo Herrera, Spain, Clemens Doppler, Austria, Harley Marques, Brazil, Pedro Salgado, Brazil, Penggen Wu, China, Julius Brink, Germany, Mischa Urbatzka , Germany, Dmitri Barsouk, Russia.

Best Blocker
1. Phil Dalhausser, United States
2. Pedro Salgado, Brazil
3. Ricardo Santos, Brazil
3. Jonas Reckermann, Germany
Also receiving votes - Matt Fuerbringer, United States, Florian Gosch, Austria, Christoph Dieckmann, Germany, Richard Schuil, Netherlands, Linyin Xu, China, Pablo Herrera, Spain, Fabio Magalhaes, Brazil, Penggen Wu, China, Eric Koreng, Germany, Niklos Berger, Austria, Patrick Heuscher, Switzerland, Andy Ces, France.

Best Setter
1. Marcio Aruajo, Brazil
2. Phil Dalhausser, United States
3. Igor Kolodinsky, Russia
4. Jonas Reckermann, Germany
4. Tarjei Skarlund, Norway
Also receiving votes - Todd Rogers, United States, Sean Rosenthal, United States, Eric Koreng, Germany, Joshua Slack, Australia, Alexander Horst, Austria, Clemens Doppler, Austria, Niklos Berger, Austria, Emanuel Rego, Brazil. Harley Marques, Brazil, Pedro Salgado, Brazil, Fabien Dugrip, France, David Klemperer, Germany, Dmitri Barsouk, Russia.

Best Hitter
1. Phil Dalhausser, United States
2. Igor Kolodinsky, Russia
2.  Harley Marques, Brazil
3. Linyin Xu, China
Also receiving votes - Sean Rosenthal, United States, Pedro Salgado, Brazil, Pablo Herrera, Spain, Emanuel Rego, Brazil, Ricardo Santos, Brazil, Christoph Dieckmann, Germany, Penggen Wu, China, Eric Koreng, Germany, Mischa Urbatzka, Germany, Reinder Nummerdor, Netherlands, Tarjei Skarlund, Norway

Men's SWATCH-FIVB World Tour Award Winners

Most Outstanding
2007 - Harley Marques, Brazil
2007 - Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2006 - Emanuel Rego, Brazil
2005 - Ricardo, Brazil

Best Blocker
2008 - Phil Dalhausser, United States
2007 - Dalhausser, United States
2006 - Dalhausser, United States
2005 - Fabio Magalhaes Brazil

Best Defensive Player
2008 - Todd Rogers, United States
2007 - Rogers, United States
2006 - Martin Conde, Argentina and Rogers, United States
2005 - Marcio Araujo, Brazil

Best Hitter
2008 - Dalhausser, United States
2007 - Dalhausser, United States
2006 - Emanuel, Brazil
2005 - Ricardo, Brazil

Best Offensive Player
2008 - Dalhausser, United States
2007 - Ricardo, Brazil
2006 - Ricardo, Brazil
2005 - Ricardo, Brazil
 
Best Server
2008 - Igor Kolodinsky, Russia
2007 - Kolodinsky, Russia
2006 - Iver Horrem, Norway
2005 - Conrad Leinemann, Canada

Best Setter
2008 - Marcio Araujo, Brazil
2007 - Marcio Araujo, Brazil
2006 - Marcio Araujo, Brazil and Rogers, United States
2005 - Rogers, United States

Most Improved Player
2008 - Andy Ces, France
2007 - Dmitri Barsouk, Russia and Linyin Xu, China
2006 - Dalhausser, United States
2005 - Fabio, Brazil

Most Inspirational
2008 - Rogers, United States
2007 - Franco Neto Brazil
2006 - Franco, Brazil
2005 - Mark Heese, Canada

Sportsperson
2008 - Dalhausser, United States
2007 - Franco, Brazil
2006 - Franco, Brazil
2005 - Emanuel, Brazil

Team of the Year
2008 - Harley/Pedro Salgado, Brazil
2007 - Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil
2006 - Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil
2005 - Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil

Top Rookie
2008 - Adrian Gavira Collado, Spain
2007 - Igor Kolodinsky, Russia
2006 - Sean Rosenthal, United States
2005 - Matteo Varnier, Italy & Jake Gibb, United States

Men's SWATCH-FIVB World Tour Points Champions

Season Team, Country
1989-90 Sinjin Smith/Randy Stoklos, United States
1990-91 Smith/Stoklos, United States
1991-92 Smith/Stoklos, United States
1992-93 Smith/Stoklos, United States
1993-94 Franco Neto/Roberto Lopes, Brazil
1994-95 Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide, Norway
1995-96 Franco/Roberto Lopes, Brazil
1996 ZeMarco de Melo/Emanuel Rego, Brazil
1997 ZeMarco/Emanuel, Brazil
1998 Para Ferreira /Guilherme Marquez, Brazil
Season Team, Country
1999 Emanuel/Jose Loiola, Brazil
2000 ZeMarco/Ricardo Santos, Brazil
2001 Emanuel/Tande Ramos, Brazil
2002 Mariano Barcetti/Martin Conde, Argentina
2003 Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil
2004 Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil
2005 Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil
2006 Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil
2007 Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil
2008 Harley Marques/Pedro Salgado, Brazil

 

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