Name: Sean Rosenthal
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 6-3
Hometown: Redondo Beach, Calif.
High School: Redondo Union High School
Olympic Experience
  • 2008, Tied for fifth
  • 2012, Tied for fifth
Other Career Highlights
  • Finished fifth at two Olympic Games, 2012 and 08 with Jake Gibb
  • Has 10 FIVB World Tour gold medals and 20 career podium finishes
  • Made his professional beach volleyball debut in 1997, just shy of his 17th birthday
  • DID YOU KNOW
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  • In 2017, played in five FIVB World Tour events with Trevor Crabb, finishing a best fifth-place in China; duo finished second on the domestic AVP Tour four times
  • Played the FIVB World Tour with various partners between 2015-16: Jeremy Casebeer, Theo Brunner, Stafford Slick and Phil Dalhausser
  • Played the FIVB Tour with Phil Dalhausser from 2013-14, winning six gold in 20 tournaments together
  • With Jake Gibb 2006-12, won four FIVB tournaments and had 12 podium finishes
  • Sean surpassed the $1 million in career earnings in 2012
  • At the 2012 Olympics, Gibb and Rosenthal won their pool with a 2-1 record. Defeated Russia‚Äôs Konstantin Semenov and Serguei Prokopiev, 21-14, 22-20 in the first round
  • With Jake Gibb, finished the 2008 Olympic Games tied for fifth after losing to Brazil's third-seeded Ricardo Santos and Emanuel Rego, 21-18, 21-16, in the quarterfinals
  • Has played on the FIVB World Tour since 2003, has 10 gold medals, and 20 podium finishes between 2003-16
  • Was the 2012 FIVB Tour Champion and Team of the Year with Jake Gibb and also the Most Outstanding Player, Top Rookie in 2006
  • In 2008, Sean and partner Jake Gibb competed in eight FIVB events as part of the Olympic qualifying process. They won the SWATCH FIVB World Tour event in Prague but did not reach another podium. They secured the United States' second Olympic berth at the match in Moscow (July 1-6)
  • With Larry Witt, between 2003-05, played in 35 tournaments, winning two and placing second three times and third seven times
  • Most successful partnership domestically was with Jake Gibb, on AVP Tour duo won eight tournaments, finished second place 19 times and third on 11 occasions
  • Has played on the domestic AVP Tour consistently since 2000, winning 12 tournaments and 60 podium finishes 2000-16
  • At age 16, made pro beach debut in 1997 at AVP Hermosa Beach with Sean Smith
Personal: Sean's nickname is Superman, his fans are known as "Rosie's Raiders"...Married to UC Santa Barbara volleyball alum Kayce Matthess, couple has three children...Did not attend college, and never played organized volleyball before turning pro in 1997...Rosenthal is the second of seven children, has five brothers and one sister