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June 18, 2011
Former Newport Harbor High stars Misty May-Treanor and April Ross collided in the women's quarterfinals of the $1 million Federation International de Volleyball Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships on Friday at Foro Italico Sports Complex in Rome, Italy. May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh outlasted Ross and Jennifer Kessy, the defending event champions, 21-18, 18-21, 15-10, in a 46-minute match. May-Treanor had 18 kills, 11 digs and one ace serve, while Ross had 15 kills, eight digs and one ace. May-Treanor and Walsh are two-time Olympic gold medal winners who are now 7-0 against Ross-Kessy in FIVB matches.
July 29, 2011
Former Newport Harbor High volleyball standout April Ross finally topped another former star with the Sailors, Misty May-Treanor, in international action. Ross and Jennifer Kessy upset May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, the two-time Olympic champions, 21-16, 21-19, in the quarterfinals of the FIVB Stare Jablonki Grand Slam in Poland on Friday. The victory gives Ross and Kessy their first in international play against May-Treanor and Walsh, who are in their first season together since 2008.
December 20, 2012
Newport Harbor High product Misty May-Treanor and Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb have been named USA Volleyball Female and Male Athlete of the Year, respectively, in beach volleyball. May-Treanor, 35, and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third straight Olympic gold medal in London last summer. The legendary duo lost only one set and swept to a 21-16, 21-16 final victory over April Ross and Jennifer Kessy. May-Treanor led Olympic women's players in digs with 107 on 225 attempts for a 48% success rate.
June 15, 2010
Misty May-Treanor was so excited about her autobiography being released Tuesday, she said she went out and bought a copy for herself. The two-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball posted a photo on her facebook fan page. The picture is of May-Treanor smiling with her new book. "Book comes out today … both nervous and excited. I hope those that read it will enjoy it … thanks everyone for your support," May-Treanor's status reads. The former Newport Harbor High standout's autobiography, "Misty, Digging Deep in Volleyball and Life," was written with Jill Lieber Steeg.
June 19, 2010
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — April Ross and Jen Kessy won the Huntington Beach Open two weeks ago on the Assn. Volleyball of Professionals Tour. They were seeded No. 2 then and they are the second-seeded team again at the Virginia Beach Open. Ross, the former Newport Harbor High standout, and Kessy are out to prove they can be No. 1 again. They were impressive to open their competition Saturday. They won their three matches easily to remain in contention. They'll face Rachel Scott and Elaine Youngs today with a semifinal berth on the line.
By Jill Cowan | September 20, 2012
If Olympic beach volleyball players April Ross and Jennifer Kessy seemed right at home Wednesday afternoon as they signed autographs and posed for pictures at CdM Fitness, it's because they were. The pair have trained at the gym on East Coast Highway for about two years. The gym's owner, David Jurevich, accompanied the team to London as their trainer. And Ross and Kessy, who have spent the last month or so since the games toting around some new silver hardware, are both Orange County-bred.
May 3, 2011
UC Irvine junior Chris Kearney is the Big West Conference Player of the Year in men's tennis and UCI's Trevor Kronemann is Coach of the Year for a second straight season. Kearney earned first-team recognition in singles and doubles, while Anteaters junior Sam Gould was a first-team honoree in singles. Senior Stephen Stege, Kearney's doubles partner, also represents UCI, the two-time conference champion, on the first team. UCI's Ryan Cheung, who along with junior Fabian Matthews earned second-team doubles recognition, is the Co-Freshman of the Year.
By Steve Virgen | October 24, 2012
A TV reporter had a question prepared for Mark Burnette and each of his family members Monday morning near a volleyball net on the sand at Huntington Beach Pier. She started with the youngest, and cutest, Burnette, Carinne, a 7-year-old who came with her family to California from Tennessee because her Dad won a contest put on by AT&T. They were there to play a friendly beach volleyball match against a famous duo. "Is this a dream come true for you," the TV reporter asked Carinne, who smiled.
By Mike Sciacca | June 6, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH — April Ross didn’t want to leave the winners’ podium. The former Newport Harbor High standout wanted to relish the moment, her moment, the one that, finally, belonged to her and teammate Jennifer Kessy. "I’m tearing up," Ross, a Costa Mesa resident, told a crowd of approximately 3,000 at center court Sunday, site of the Assn. Volleyball Professionals Nivea Tour Huntington Beach Open presented by Bud Light Lime. "I don’t want to get down.
By Barry Faulkner | August 8, 2013
Technically, its borders do not reach the sand. But thanks to the achievements of Misty May-Treanor and April Ross, who both grew up there, Costa Mesa has become known as the epicenter of women's beach volleyball in the United States. May-Treanor retired from international competition after claiming her third consecutive gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, and Ross, who won silver in London and has won a world championship, will likely contend for Olympic gold in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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