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
1995, Fonoimoana had already earned his way into the top echelon
of players on the AVP Tour. He began the 1998 AVP season
the King of the Beach title - winning over the likes of Karch
Kiraly, Mike Whitmarsh, and Kent Steffes! In 1998, Fonoimoana
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.
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
September 26, 2000 Fonoimoana and Blanton upset the heavily favored
Brazilians in Sydney, Australia to
bring home Olympic
gold for the US!
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.
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
and volleyball. Albert is also a "Big Brother" with
Big Brothers of L.A. He also teaches volleyball to children in
Angeles and to the Boys and Girls Club of Venice for the AAF
(Amateur Athletic Foundation). He also enjoys coaching the varsity
and boys volleyball teams at Carson High School.
is one of the most recognizable players in the world not just
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.
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
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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