Eric Fonoimoana

Eric Fonoimoana. Some people call him "Fonoi" and some simply say "E". "The Body" is dedicated to excellence in the sport of beach volleyball. After stellar performances on both the Manhattan Beach Mira Costa High School and University of California Santa Barbara volleyball teams, Fonoimoana hit the sands of the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Tour in 1992.

By 1995, Fonoimoana had already earned his way into the top echelon of players on the AVP Tour. He began the 1998 AVP season by capturing the King of the Beach title - winning over the likes of Karch Kiraly, Mike Whitmarsh, and Kent Steffes! In 1998, Fonoimoana began competing on the FIVB (Federation of International Volleyball) Tour with partner Dain Blanton and won the Silver Medal in the FIVB Open in Klagenfurt, Austria that first year.

In 1999, Fonoimoana began his intense pursuit to represent the US in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Throughout 1999 and much of 2000, Fonoimoana and Blanton played on both the AVP and FIVB tours winning three events and earning enough points to compete in the Sydney Olympic Games.

On September 26, 2000 Fonoimoana and Blanton upset the heavily favored Brazilians in Sydney, Australia to bring home Olympic gold for the US!

Albert Hannemann
People call him "AL-B" or "Big AL." Albert has been playing professionally for 10 years on the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals). He will compete on the domestic (AVP) and international (FIVB) tours in 2004 in attempting to qualify for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.

AL-B has recently WON the Gold Medal in the AVP Hermosa Beach Open Championships in what has been called the most exciting match ever. Exposure for this fan favorite is limitless as all AVP tournaments are televised live on NBC and also shown on FOX sports and the Oxygen network. Over the summer months these networks televise the AVP in over 200 million homes. Albert Enjoys working with children, as he is the vice-president and program director for the Dig For Kids Foundation. This nonprofit foundation focuses on giving children from under served communities an opportunity to excel in school and volleyball. Albert is also a "Big Brother" with Big Brothers of L.A. He also teaches volleyball to children in Los Angeles and to the Boys and Girls Club of Venice for the AAF (Amateur Athletic Foundation). He also enjoys coaching the varsity girls and boys volleyball teams at Carson High School.

Albert is one of the most recognizable players in the world not just because of his successful career but also due to his business ventures and personal appearances. His company "volleyballvacations.com" offers professional volleyball instruction and clinics for adult players numerous times a year in the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Mexico. He also teaches volleyball clinics across the country and conducts clinics at the resort Club Getaway in Connecticut. AL-B is featured as "Mr. December" on the 2004 volleyball magazine calendar. He is also the celebrity emcee at the biggest model/volleyball tournament in the world, "VolleyPalooza," held in Miami Beach. He is the spokesperson for many companies and is a professional model that has worked for Calvin Klein, J-Crew, Polo, Hugo Boss, Versace, and campaigns for Nautica, Abercrombie and Fitch, and the GAP. AL-B has done many TV appearances as he has appeared on Baywatch, MTV, E!TV, Extra, and Inside Edition. He is currently the host for featured segments on XSTV extreme sports shows which is aired over the summer in over 57 million homes weekly.

Adam Jewell

Jewell's best career finishes are first place at the 2004 Austin event and a second place finish at the Belmar stop with Jake Gibb. Jewell has a third place finish in the 2004 San Diego Beach Open and Tempe Tournament with partner Gibb. He also has a second place finish with Ian Clark at the 2001 Virginia Beach stop. Jewell earned five top five finishes in seven domestic starts. Jewell was one of eight players to receive exempt status for the 1998 AVP Tour via the 1997 Wilson qualifying series. He graduated from South Torrance (Calif.) High School in 1993 and earned a degree from El Camino Junior College in 1996. Scouted heavily by top indoor volleyball schools such as Pepperdine, Hawaii, and UC Irvine, Jewell decided to jump right on the AVP Tour where he has secured himself as one of the top players in the country. Jewell started playing volleyball in 1993.

He enjoys surfing, and traveling abroad. Jewell is also active in teaching the sport of volleyball to children and adults in the beach setting via clinics and beach camps. He also enjoys teaching high school workout programs for Plyo-City.





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