FIVB Fans Vote Patterson Player of Year

By BJ Evans | Jan. 06, 2014, 2:12 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 6, 2014) Casey Patterson was voted the Male Beach Volleyball Player of the Year in a public vote on the FIVB Facebook page. More than 500 fans participated in the vote.

 Casey Patterson dives for the ball
  Casey Patterson dives for the ball.

Patterson (Van Nuys, Calif.) and new partner Jake Gibb (Bountiful, Utah) medaled in four FIVB events in 2013. Patterson was a fan favorite for dancing on the court and yelling his trademark, “BOOM!” Germany’s Laura Ludwig was voted the Female Player of the Year by FIVB fans.

Patterson and Gibb were named the USA Volleyball Beach Team of the Year.

In other FIVB awards for 2013, chosen by players, coaches, referees and officials that participate on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, Gibb was named Most Inspirational and Phil Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Fla.) was named Most Outstanding.

In the FIVB women’s awards, Kerri Walsh Jennings (Saratoga, Calif.) was named Most Outstanding.