|Akers and Hanson to Represent USA at Pan Am Games - Monday, June 18, 2007 - Monday, June 18, 2007|
The official selection was made last week for Angie and Brooke to compete for team USA from July 16th – 22nd. This Olympic-style event attracts nearly 5,500 athletes from 42 countries and dependencies of the Western Hemisphere. The beach volleyball competition will take place at Copacabana Arena on the world famous Copacabana Beach. The format will include 16 teams divided into 4 pools. The top 2 teams in each pool will advance to the quarterfinals. The beach volleyball event is already completely sold-out for the entire competition.
|Akers and Hanson play with Air Force - Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - Tuesday, May 15, 2007|
Saturday night of the Glendale Open had a bit of friendly competition with a 6 on 6 match between members of the local Air Force Base. Angie and Brooke were split up to captain each team. It was a friendly, competitive match and was fun for all. Brooke's team won the competition, but both sides got to show their skills with some long rallies.
|Pros Ready to Serve Up Clinic by Brad Ruszala - Friday, February 23, 2007 - Friday, February 23, 2007|
Angie Akers, Brooke Hanson, Adam Roberts, and Paul Baxter prepare for a mountain bike tour yesterday in Marpi before they put their skills on display during the Marianas Cup Beach Volleyball Festival at the Pacific Islands Club. The build up to the Marianas Cup Beach Volleyball Festival is over as players from throughout the region make their final preparations for the biggest two-on-two action in the Marianas.
The players from the AVP were welcomed to Saipan with open arms at the home of the event-the Pacific Islands Club.
The Americans were treated to a two-hour bike tour courtesy of Marianas Trekking where they were able to catch a glimpse of Saipan's natural beauty before making pretty plays in the tournament. Akers said that she is looking forward to playing in the Cup. “I'm pretty excited to be here. It's all new so I'm ready for a new adventure.”
While Hanson is one heck of a player on the court she wasn't as sure of her abilities cruising down from Suicide Cliff to the Grotto on a mountain bike. While still getting used to the humidity, the pro said that she is looking forward to playing. “Yeah, I'm excited. I'm still wondering how it's all going to work but it should be fun." The first activities get underway this evening when the pros put on a skills clinic followed by a pair of exhibitions at the PIC. Immediately following, the pros will be raffled off to a lucky team.
|Akers to Partner with Hanson in 2007 - Monday, February 05, 2007 - Thursday, February 08, 2007|
Angie Akers and Brooke Hanson have made their pairing for the 2007 season official. They will kick off their partnership with an exhibition tournament in Saipan, a US Territory, on February 22nd. This will be the first pre-season that Akers has had with a partner in 3 years. With a hectic schedule full of back-to-back tournaments, a pre-season with a partner is critical. The two are excited and ready for a great year. read more ...
|Ixtapa, Mexico - SOB Trips - Sunday, January 28, 2007 - Sunday, January 28, 2007|
I just returned from an amazing week in Ixtapa, Mexico with the South of the Border Trips. People fly in from all over the US and Canada to spend a week or two vacationing while meeting new people and playing volleyball. Brent Doble and I were the guest Pro's for the 2nd week of the trip. We played volleyball everyday, ran clinics and workouts, coached, made many new friends, and enjoyed a week in the sun having lots of fun in a tropical paradise. This is an incredible week that will stay with me for a lifetime. Pictures to come!
|Akers and Pottharst Come Up with Bronze - Monday, December 18, 2006 - Monday, December 18, 2006|
The 3rd ranked team of Akers and Pottharst were upset by the 5th seeds from England. The English duo gave their best performance of the weekend playing very inspired against the Sydney 2000 Gold Medalist and her American partner in the semi-finals. This was the final event for Akers and Pottharst. Despite the 3rd place finish, they end the first two rounds of the National Tour as the #1 team on tour.
|Akers and Pottharst looking for Gold in Port Macquarie - Wednesday, December 13, 2006 - Wednesday, December 13, 2006|
Gearing up for Port Macquarie, the second stop on the Australian National Tour. (Large file to download, so it may take some time.) read more ...
|Manly Beach, NSW Australian Beach Volleyball Tour - Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - Wednesday, November 22, 2006|
In Kerri Pottharst’s first competition after giving birth just 4 months ago, she and American Angie Akers finished 2nd place in the first Australian National Tour event at Manly Beach, New South Wales, this past weekend. They lost the 3-game match to the top seeds of the tournament. It was an exciting final match as the crowd favored the home town hero, Pottharst, and her American partner. They were outlasted by the longtime team of Kylie Gerlic and Stacy Kloeden.
|Akers and Pottharst Gear Up for Manly - Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - Wednesday, November 22, 2006|After a week of practice, the team of Akers/Pottharst is ready for the first event of the Vodafone Australian Beach Volleyball Tour at Manly Beach in Sydney. This will be the first competition for Pottharst in almost 2 years. She sat out last season during her pregnancy with son, Tyson Dagenais, now 4 months old. They will compete against the best teams in Australia including Gold Medalist, Natalie Cook and her partner, Nicole Sanderson. Other top teams include Olympian, Summer Lochowicz, and her partner, Tamsin Barnett. Follow their progress online. read more ...
|Akers to Play With Olympic Gold Medalist – October 19, 2006 - Thursday, October 19, 2006|
Angie Akers will be competing on the Vodafone Australian National Beach Volleyball Tour with Olympic Gold Medalist, Kerri Pottharst. Pottharst, 41, gave birth on July 14th to Tyson Dagenais. This will be a reunion for the team of Akers and Pottharst as they attempt to win the season opener in Manly Beach, New South Wales on November 17th- 19th; the tournament that they won together just two years ago. The next stop will be in Port Macquarie, New South Wales on December 15th – 17th.
|No day at the beach for ex-Luers star - Sun, August 13, 2006 - Monday, August 14, 2006|
The black sunglasses shielded the sadness on North Avenue Beach. read more ...
|Akers and Lowe are making great gains, despite average finishes - June 8, 2006 - Saturday, June 10, 2006|
Akers and Lowe are making great gains as a team, despite average finishes. The 16th ranked team has made strong showings versus the top seeded team of Misty May and Kerri Walsh. In the last meeting, Akers and Lowe led 18-16 before being “out experienced” by the top team. They have been knocked out of the last few tournaments by the 8th seeded team of Carrie Busch Dodd and Barbra Fontana.
|Another partner change - April 30, 2006 - Saturday, June 10, 2006|
After a short run with Brittany Hochevar, Akers has found herself searching for yet another partner. She has paired up with friend and AVP pro of 6 years, Heather Lowe. The pair have trained under the same coach, Ana Collier, so the transition was a relatively easy one as far as on-court chemistry. Because of a low seed, this team will have an up hill battle, but they are looking forward to it.
|Big changes lead the way for the 2006 season - February 24, 2006 - Saturday, June 10, 2006|
There are several new teams on the women's side, including myself partnering up with Newcomer Brittany Hochevar. Brittany is a talented, well-rounded, and agressive player that brings intensity and fire to the court. I am very excited to be playing with her in her debut season on the AVP tour! Look for great things from Brittany!
|The AVP is going new places - February 24, 2006 - Saturday, June 10, 2006|
Atlanta, Birmingham, Coney Island, Sacramento, and Lake Tahoe are all new stops in 2006. For the latest AVP news and updates, visit www.avp.com