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USA’s Phil Dalhausser Makes History With 30 Awards

We can safely assume he has a special room in his house for all the awards he has won.

2008 Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser was recently named by the FIVB as the Most Outstanding Player Of 2017. Phil and partner Nick Lucena had a great season on the FIVB World Tour which includes 3 golds and lots of money winning the 2017 World Tour Finals, 5 Star Tour in Gstaad and the 3 Star Tour in Moscow.

In 2017 alone, Phil took home a $126,000 worth of cash prizes from competing in the FIVB, AVP and in the Continental Cup.

As of 2017, below is a list of the awards Phil has won per the FIVB.

Most Outstanding (2010, 2013, 2014 and 2017)
Best Setter (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
Best Blocker (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2017)
Best Offensive player (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2017)
Best Hitter (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010)
Best Server (2014)
Most Improved (2006)
Sportsman of the Year (2008)

With a total of 30 awards, Phil is now the world’s most decorated professional beach volleyball player. He is followed by Kerri Walsh Jennings (26) and Misty May-Treanor (13), Brazilians Larissa Franca (20), Emanuel Rego (11), Juliana Felisberta (10) and Bruno Oscar Schmidt (10), and German Laura Ludwig (11).

Germany’s Laura Ludwig was named as the Most Outstanding Player in the women’s division.

Other awardees for the 2017 season are:


Best Server: Evandro Goncalves (Brazil )
Top Defensive Player: Viacheslav Krasilnikov (Russia)
Best Offensive Player: Phil Dalhausser (USA)
Best Hitter: Alexander Brouwer (The Netherlands)
Best Setter: Bartosz Losiak (Poland)
Best Blocker: Phil Dalhausser (USA)
Most Improved Player: Sam Pedlow (Canada)
Rookie of the Year: Anders Mol (Norway)
Sportsman of the Year: Alvaro Filho (Brazil)
Most Inspirational: John Hyden (USA)


Best Server: April Ross (USA)
Best Defensive Player: Laura Ludwig (Germany)
Best Offensive Player: Larissa (Brazil)
Best Hitter: Kira Walkenhorst (Germany)
Best Setter: Larissa (Brazil)
Best Blocker: Sarah Pavan (Canada)
Most Improved Player: Melissa Humana-Paredes (Canada)
Rookie of the Year: Sara Hughes (USA)
Sportsman of the Year: Laura Ludwig (Germany)
Most Inspirational: Laura Ludwig (Germany)

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Congrats to all the winners and to all the athletes who made 2017 such a wonderful season for beach volleyball!

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