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Beach Update: Moscow roster

By Corinne Calabro | May 30, 2017, 11:16 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The month of June is packed with junior and professional beach volleyball. This week features a 3-Star FIVB tournament in Russia, while the Junior Beach Tour and Beach High Performance gear up for a busy month.

The professionals are across the globe at the Moscow 3-Star event, while back here in the U.S., the Junior Beach Tour preps for the first weekend of June that features nine tournaments. USAV Beach High Performance continues its zonal programming with four camps and championships this month.


The U.S. has several men's and women's teams at the FIVB Moscow 3-Star event, enough that both the men and women had a country quota match to earn a spot into the qualifications. Emily Day/Brittany Hochevar defeated Lane Carico/Caitlin Ledoux, 21-16, 21-15, to earn a spot in Tuesday's qualification tournament. Stafford Slick/Billy Allen defeated Sean Rosenthal/Trevor Crabb, 21-19, 21-18, for the U.S. men's spot into qualification.

Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena received the No. 2 seed in the men's main draw; their first FIVB event since Fort Lauderdale in February. April Ross has teamed with Lauren Fendrick, the duo have the four-seed, marking their first FIVB World Tour event together, outside of the 2015 World Tour Finals. Brooke Sweat/Summer Ross return in their first FIVB event since finishing fourth in the 2017 opener. Back again in the main draw are Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes, who most recently tied for fifth at the Rio 4-Star on May 20.

FIVB Moscow 3-Star Roster 
Athletes        Entry
April Ross   Lauren Fendrick   Main Draw
Brooke Sweat   Summer Ross   Main Draw
Kelly Claes   Sara Hughes   Main Draw
Emily Day   Brittany Hochevar   Qualification/Country Quota
Lane Carico   Caitlin Ledoux   Country Quota/Reserve
Phil Dalhausser   Nick Lucena   Main Draw
Casey Patterson   Theo Brunner   Main Draw
Jake Gibb   Taylor Crabb   Main Draw
Stafford Slick   Billy Allen   Qualification/Country Quota
Sean Rosenthal   Trevor Crabb   Country Quota
Nelson Santos   Sports Medicine, DC        
Steve Paulseth    Sports Medicine, DPT, ATC        

Nine events will open the month of June in this weekend's Junior Beach Tour lineup. June and the beginning of July mark the final two months of play before the JBT Championships, which will be hosted July 20-25 in Siesta Key, Florida.

The JBT Championships offer championship titles to boys and girls in age groups 12 and under, 14U, 16U and 18U. There are two divisions at the Championships, Open and Club – Club is for all participants to compete in that have not earned a bid on the Junior Beach Tour. Click here to learn more about the Junior Beach Tour.

The Beach High Performance program has a four camps and championships in June. The zonal process continues as the camps and championships will take place in Iowa, California, Georgia and Texas, prior to the July 6-8 collegiate aged championships in Hermosa Beach, and the junior championships, set for July 31-Aug. 2, also in Hermosa. Click here to learn about USAV Beach High Performance.

UPCOMING EVENTS | Add to your schedule
May 31 – June 4 FIVB Moscow 3-Star
June 8-11 AVP New York
June 14-18 FIVB The Hague 3-Star
June 16-18 FIVB Nanjing 2-Star
June 17-18 FIVB Monaco 1-Star
June 23-25 FIVB Nantong 2-Star
June 23-25 NORCECA Ohos Rios
June 27 – July 2 FIVB Porec 5-Star

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