Famous Volleyball Player: Karolyn Kirby
Karolyn Kirby has been one of the most famous women volleyball players the US has produced.
Before Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh started their infamous winning streak, Karolyn Kirby held the record for winning the most event titles (67) than any other woman on the pro beach volleyball circuits.
Beach Volleyball Accomplishments: Karolyn Kirby
Having played in 187 pro beach volleyball events Karolyn Kirby ranks sixth overall.
Karolyn Kirby became famous after winning 61 domestic and six international titles. In her career, she posted 115 podium placements and 124 "final four" appearances.
Kirby was among the select group of women volleyball players chosen to the All-ERA Beach Team 1998- 2003.
To list just a few of the other beach volleyball titles Kirby has won include:
Kirby is a three-time WPVA Most Valuable Player in 1990, 1991 and 1994, and was a co-MVP in 1993.
She was voted the Top Offensive Beach Volleyball Player in 1990, and was selected as the Best Volleyball Setter for six years while playing for the WPVA and AVP. She was voted as the league's Best Hitter in 1992.
According to the Beach Volleyball Database Karolyn Kirby has accomplished the following:
Like myself, Karolyn Kirby was coached and mentored by other famous female volleyball player legends, namely Marilyn McReavy and most notably two-time Olympian and volleyball legend Mary Jo Peppler.
The three of us played together on the New York Liberties team, when the very first indoor professional women's volleyball league called Major League Volleyball was formed in the United States.
Karolyn was an exceptional all-around player but was especially known for her setting ability.
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