In 2002, Misty May-Treanor hit the lowest point in her career.
In a career filled with so many highs, there have been very few lows. When she was 24, she was down there. It didn't have so much to do with an injury or a missed opportunity.
May-Treanor said her mother's death caused her great pain and challenged her love for volleyball, she revealed in an exclusive interview with the Daily Pilot Thursday afternoon.
She was in Huntington Beach to promote a contest with Arnold/Brownberry/Oroweat bread. People can enter on the company's Facebook page. The winner receives a one-on-one clinic with May-Treanor.
The bread company is a supplier of U.S. Olympic teams and May-Treanor is one of their most popular athletes.
Back in 2002, May-Treanor was well-known, but not as popular as now. Back then she was on the cusp of legendary status. She had already won a national championship with Long Beach State and competed in the Sydney Olympics, where she finished fifth with Holly McPeak.