Sept. 22, 2016, 6:22 p.m. (ET)


The sand. The sun. The scenery. Beach volleyball offers it all. With the 2016 season coming to a close at last week's FIVB World Tour Finals in Toronto, we take a look back at the year in some of Team USA's best shots.

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1) John Hyden and Tri Bourne @ FIVB World Tour Finals
John Hyden and Tri Bourne compete in the men's bronze-medal match at the FIVB World Tour Finals on Sept. 18, 2016 in Toronto.

2) Kerri Walsh Jennings & April Ross @ Long Beach Grand Slam
Kerri Walsh Jennings (L) and April Ross celebrate winning the gold medal at the FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam on Aug. 28, 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.

3) Nick Lucena @ FIVB Long Beach Grand SlamNick Lucena reacts at the FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam on Aug. 27, 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.

4) Billy Allen @ FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Billy Allen competes at the FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam on Aug. 26, 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.

5) Mark Burik @ FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Mark Burik competes at the FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam on Aug. 24, 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.

6) Irene Hester and Emily Day @ FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Irene Hester (L) and Emily Day compete at the FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam on Aug. 23, 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.

7) Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross @ Rio 2016 Olympics
Bronze medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings (L) and April Ross (R) pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for women's beach volleyball at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

8) April Ross @ Rio 2016 Olympic Games
April Ross celebrates winning bronze at the women's beach volleyball bronze-medal match against Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha of Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

9) Kerri Walsh Jennings @ Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrates winning bronze at the women's beach volleyball bronze-medal match against Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha of Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Aug. 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

10) Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena @ Rio 2016 Olympics
A general view at dusk as Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena play against Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo of Italy at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Aug. 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

11) Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena @ Rio 2016 Olympics
Phil Dalhausser (R) and Nick Lucena (L) compete against Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo of Italy at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Aug. 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

12) Brooke Sweat and Lauren Fendrick @ Rio 2016 Olympics
Brooke Sweat digs the ball as Lauren Fendrick looks on the match against Ekaterina Birlova and Evgenia Ukolova of Russia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Aug. 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

13) Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat @ Rio 2016 Olympics
A general view of the Beach Volleyball Arena during the women's beach volleyball Pool A match between Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat and Kinga Kolosinska and Monika Brzostek of Poland at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Aug. 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

14) Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross @ Rio 2016 Olympics
April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrate a point in the women's beach volleyball Pool C match against Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Nicole Laird of Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Aug. 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

15) Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes @ A1 Major Klagenfurt
(L-R) Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes celebrate winning their first-round match against Germany at the A1 Major Klagenfurt on June 27, 2016 in Klagenfurt, Austria. 

16) Brooke Sweat @ FIVB Olsztyn Grand Slam
Brooke Sweat competes at the FIVB Olsztyn Grand Slam on June 16, 2016 in Olsztyn, Poland.

17) Casey Patterson @ FIVB Olsztyn Grand Slam
Casey Patterson competes at the FIVB Olsztyn Grand Slam on June 16, 2016 in Olsztyn, Poland.

18) John Hyden @ FIVB Olsztyn Grand Slam
John Hyden (R) competes at the FIVB Olsztyn Grand Slam on June 16, 2016 in Olsztyn, Poland.

19) John Hyden and Tri Bourne @ FIVB Moscow Grand Slam
John Hyden and Tri Bourne compete at the FIVB Moscow Grand Slam on May 26, 2016 in Moscow.

20) April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings @ Moscow Grand Slam
April Ross (L) and Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrate at the FIVB Moscow Grand Slam on May 25, 2016 in Moscow.

21) John Mayer @ FIVB Moscow Grand Slam
John Mayer competes at the FIVB Moscow Grand Slam on May 24, 2016 in Moscow.

22) Emily Day @ FIVB Antalya Open
Emily Day serves at the FIVB Antalya Open on May 13, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey.

23) Jennifer Kessy @ FIVB Antalya Open
Jennifer Kessy jumps to spike the ball at the FIVB Antalya Open on May 13, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey.

24) Jeremy Casebeer and Derek Olson @ FIVB Antalya OpenJeremy Casebeer sets the ball to Derek Olson at the FIVB Antalya Open on May 12, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey.

25) Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross @ FIVB Fuzhou Open
Kerri Walsh Jennings (L) and April Ross pose with their gold medals and trophies at the FIVB Fuzhou Open on April 24, 2016 in Fuzhou, China.

26) Marik Burik and Ian Satterfield @ FIVB Fuzhou Open
Mark Burik and Ian Satterfield compete at the FIVB Fuzhou Open on April 19, 2016 in Fuzhou, China.

27) Walsh Jennings and Ross @ FIVB Rio Grand Slam
Kerri Walsh and April Ross celebrate after receiving their gold medals at the FIVB Rio Grand Slam on Copacabana beach on March 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.