The Women of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour Heat up the Sand with New Partnerships

March 28, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
The 2005 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball season gets a high octane start as six of the AVPís top ten teams swapped partners. Get the full scoop at

After bringing home the Bronze Medal from Athens in 2004, AVP legend and three-time Olympian Holly McPeak and two-time Olympian Elaine Youngs, split ways. McPeak, the most celebrated female beach volleyball player in history, has partnered up with 2004 AVP Most Improved Player Jen Kessy. Meanwhile, Youngs, owner of 30 Pro Beach Volleyball titles, will compete this season alongside rising star Rachel Wacholder.

2002 AVP Rookie of the Year Angie Akers and 2002 AVP Most Improved Player Jen Pavley have reunited for the 2005 season. Expectations are high as Akers and Pavley prepare for the Fort Lauderdale Open and beyond.

With new partners in towóonce again, the team to beat is 2004 Olympic Gold Medalists Kerri Walsh and Misty May. The dynamic duo went on an 89-0 winning streak last year and took home the first-ever Gold Medal for the U.S. women in Athens.

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