Follow along as eight (8) iconic legendary players share their
inspirational volleyball story of overcoming obstacles on and off the
player, she was determined to be an Olympian.
was always the tallest player on her team, until she made the
Olympic team, then things changed.
Despite having dreams to play in the Olympics, Debbie Green Vargas
skills since she was always the shortest girl on her team.
Debbie Green Vargas
Olympian and beach volleyball legend Liz Masakayan was raised in
a single parent household. She felt that led to her compulsion to
overtrain and overperform in order to get her teammates and others to
like her. Are you guilty of doing the right thing for the wrong reasons?
Not all families members may be happy when you tell them that you
want to play in the Olympics. Mary Jo Peppler told her family and
Mary Jo Peppler
Nina Matthies worked hard to accomplish her goals. The founder of the
Women's Pro beach Volleyball Association, the first womens beach
volleyball tour admitted that she had very few obstacles to overcome.
One of three black females on the team and to this day still considered
the best female volleyball player ever was 6' 5" Flo Hyman, born in
Olympian Rose Magers was a teammate of Flo's and played on
the 1984 silver medal winning American women's team as well. In 2007,
USA Volleyball awarded the "All Time Greatest Player Award" to Rose at
the USAV Nationals.
Read her story as told by her friend, coach and
mentor, Ruth Nelson.
In many situations when growing up, Laurel Brassey Iversen played
She had to learn
how to outplay them and how to compete against them. She did.
She did it so well that during her career she played on many men's
Laurel Brassey Iversen
Pro volleyball player, April Chapple had to overcome several
physical obstacles before being able to pursue her goals of making
the US National Team, earning a college scholarship and playing
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