Misty May-Treanor, the former Newport Harbor High star, and Kerri Walsh are reuniting as a team to make a run at a third straight Olympic gold medal in beach volleyball, according to a report by NBC Sports.
May-Treanor met with Walsh for lunch in Manhattan Beach to let her know that she wanted to play this season, the report said. May-Treanor had said he was taking 2011 off last summer.
"I'm extremely excited to partner with Kerri again, to go out and defend our Olympic gold medal and represent the United States," May-Treanor told NBC. "We feel very strongly that London will be a great Olympic Games."
Olympic qualifying for the 2012 London Games begins this year. The winningest women's duo in history will try to shake off the rust to regain their form.
Walsh has only played sparingly since their last gold-medal performance because she has given birth to two children.