Lee Feinswog

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07/17/16  •  Articles

Brazil doing its damndest to mess up the USA in volleyball

Damn, Brazil. Or is that damn Brazil? Either way, just consider what the host country for the Olympics has done to USA volleyball the past couple of weeks. In the FIVB Grand Prix championship match July 10 in Bangkok, Thailand, the U.S. women lost to Brazil...

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07/04/16  •  Articles

Happy 4th from VolleyballMag.com!

Since Ed Chan and I took over Volleyball magazine a few months ago, our respective lives have been a whirlwind. A fun whirlwind, but busy nonetheless as we made the transition not only to being co-publishers, but taking the print magazine to an all-digital...

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06/27/16  •  Articles

Catching up with USA Volleyball’s Megan Hodge Easy

The 2012 Olympian, who took time off to have a baby, is rehabbing an injury with the hope of still making the team. We caught up with her at the USA training center in Anaheim as the team went to China for the World Grand Prix.

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06/16/16  •  Articles

USA coach John Speraw, pre-World League

A week before his team played Argentina in Thursday’s World League match in Brazil, also in Rio where the team will play in the Olympics in August, Speraw sat down with us at the national-team training center in Anaheim. In addition to all things Olympic...

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06/16/16  •  Articles

Reid Priddy video interview

The three-time Olympian covers a lot of ground, from being the veteran player on a team with so many younger players, to dealing with and recovering from injuries, to the grind ahead of July and then the Rio Games in August.

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06/04/16  •  Articles

Cal’s Savannah Rennie on road to recovery after liver transplant

One year ago, on June 4, 2015, Savannah Rennie had a great day. She ran three miles on the beach near her Torrey Pines, Calif., home, and then lifted weights. Then that night she did what she loves most, play a couple of hours of volleyball. And then her...

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05/16/16  •  Articles

Optimistic assessment of the men’s game by George Mason’s Jay Hosack

George Mason head coach Jay Hosack has been involved in the game at the highest levels, including serving as an assistant coach for both USA men’s and women’s national teams and serving as a longtime assistant to men’s coach Mark Pavlik at Penn State. A...

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05/12/16  •  Articles

U.S. Men's national team handles Japan at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Thomas Jaeschke and Reid Priddy, both bouncing back from injuries, made strong showings on Wednesday as the U.S. National Team beat Japan, 25-18, 25-21, 25-21 in the USAV Cup at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. The U.S. men split the...

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05/09/16  •  Articles

USC celebrates inaugural NCAA Beach crown!

For that matter, after the Nos. 3 and 5 teams won their matches, it was a race between the pairs playing 1, 2 and 4 to see who would clinch the inaugural NCAA Beach Championship for the Women of Troy. Who else but Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes, who won their...

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05/08/16  •  Articles

Ohio State stuns BYU for NCAA men’s title

Five years to the day, with their 23rd victory in a row, the Ohio State Buckeyes crushed BYU in a three-set sweep (32-30, 25-23, 25-17) at Penn State’s Rec Hall to win the NCAA title. The Buckeyes (31-3) certainly had to grind through the first set, but...

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05/08/16  •  Articles

FSU-UCLA vie for spot against USC in NCAA Beach final

The Women of Troy took care of business again Saturday in the inaugural NCAA Beach Championship, defeating top-seeded Florida State to advance into Sunday championship match while putting forth the minimum effort. The match will be televised at 1 p.m. Central...

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05/07/16  •  Articles

Florida State, USC into NCAA Beach winners’ bracket

The favorites emerged Friday in the first day of the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship. On a relatively cool, breezy, bright sunny day in Gulf Shores, Ala., the top-seeded Seminoles got past five-seeded Hawai’i as the No. 1 Florida State team...

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05/06/16  •  Articles

BYU, Ohio State advance to the NCAA Finals

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — National player of the year Nicolas Szerszen blasted a walk-off ace Thursday night to propel Ohio State past UCLA and into the National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championship title match against BYU, which earlier in the night beat...

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05/04/16  •  Articles

The National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championship semifinals are set:

On Thursday night at 6 p.m. Eastern, top-seed and top-ranked BYU takes on Long Beach State, followed by second-seeded UCLA facing Ohio State. Both matches will be streamed by host Penn State and shown on NCAA.com. In the first play-in match Tuesday night...

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05/03/16  •  Articles

NCAA men’s final 6 preview

BYU and UCLA have to hurry up and wait. They don’t play until Thursday. But on Tuesday at Penn State, the National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championship begins with play-in matches between Long Beach State vs. Erskine and Ohio State vs. George Mason...

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05/02/16  •  Articles

Florida State tops NCAA Beach seed, USC No. 2

The NCAA committee might have thrown the beach-volleyball world a curveball when it announced the field Sunday night for the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship, but there is no doubt that USC is the team to beat. The top-ranked Women of Troy (30...

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About Lee Feinswog

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Volleyball magazine contributor Lee Feinswog is the only sportswriter we know of who runs a volleyball club for girls. Reach him through his websites at www.volleyballbr.net or www.sports225.com or follow him on Twitter @VballLee.