Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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USADVHONOLULU – University of Hawai'i beach volleyball coach Jeff Hall announced the additions of Carly Kan and Cali Bunn to the 2017 roster. Both players bring All-American pedigree to a squad that has its sights set on a national title run this spring.

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Source: University of Hawaii Athletics

Kelly Kyle Kidd ’16 Plays for National US Deaf Volleyball Team

USADVSince birth, Kelly Kyle Kidd ’16 has had a significant hearing impairment that requires her to wear bilateral hearing aids. Some may see that as a disadvantage in life, but Kelly has never let her impairment get in the way of her plans. After a distinguished high school career, Kelly played as an outside hitter on the Butler Women’s Volleyball team during her undergraduate years. Playing a Division-1 sport is no easy task, but such an undertaking takes on another level of challenge when playing with an impairment.

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Source: Butler University

Female athletes get a $100K boost this holiday from Fuelling Women Champions

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationCanada’s dairy farmers announce recipients of inaugural Champions Fund initiative

Team Canada Deaf Women' Volleyball

What started as a call to female athletes nation-wide, seeking stories of perseverance to pursue their passion for sport, has today culminated with the unveiling of 20 recipients of the inaugural Champions Fund, a new $100,000 grant program introduced by Canada’s dairy farmers designed to support girls and women across the country in achieving sports excellence.

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Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada

Richmonder to represent Team USA in Deaflympics

By Rae Land

USADVRICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmonder will head to Turkey next summer to represent the USA Men’s Deaf National Volleyball Team in the Deaflympics.

Richmond Volleyball Club announced Wednesday that 2013 Juniors Program alumnus Hunter Taylor has been chosen to represent the 2017 USA Men’s Deaf National Volleyball Team in the 22nd Samsun Summer Deaflympics in the Black Sea port city of Samsun, Turkey from July 18-July 30, 2017.

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Source: 8 News WRIC

SJW grad hopes to play at Deaflympics

By Paul Svoboda

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationA former Athlete of the Year at Sir James Whitney School has represented Canada at a world championship event — and hopes to do it again.

Paula MacDonald, of Ottawa, played for Team Canada at the 2016 world deaf volleyball championships held in Washington, D.C., where the national team lost in the quarterfinals to second-ranked Ukraine, 3-0 (12-25, 7-25, 20-25).

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Source: Intelligencer

USA Deaf Volleyball looking for beach volleyball players

2016 USADV Beach Volleyball
Michelle Skowzgird makes a dig for USA Deaf Volleyball as Shana Lehmann looks on at 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Photo courtesy of USA Deaf Volleyball)

Washington, DC – The 2017 Summer Deaflympics will be held at Atakum Beach in Samsun, Turkey on July 18-30, 2017.

The USA Deaf Volleyball needs to identify potential athletes for the 2017 DeaflympicsBeach Volleyball. If you are that athlete, please send your name, height, age, and number of years of beach experience to US Beach Director Dyan Sue Kovacs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before November 4, 2016.

If you know any hard of hearing or deaf beach volleyball athlete, please share this exciting news with them and have them contact Dyan via email for more information.

More information will be provided by the US Organizing committee soon about a general idea of the costs and packages provided during the athlete’s stay in Samsun. Contact US Beach Director Kovacs for US Athletic criteria.

Contact: Dyan Sue Kovacs, US Beach Director

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