Misty May-Treanor: Team Sport

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Forrest 1 Callie Forrest Mr. Strohm Advanced English 17 April 2014 Misty May-Treanor Volleyball is a team sport. Every single player on the team trains together, plays together, and wins together. However, Misty May-Treanor has won more games and has more tournament victories under her belt than any other female volleyball player. She grew up playing volleyball with her father on the beaches of Los Angeles. She has always trained hard at what she does, and it all has paid off. Misty has proved to us that anything is possible with strong passion and hard work. Misty’s life began when she was born on July 30th, 1977 in Santa Monica, which is the location of one the most popular beaches in Los Angeles. She grew up playing beach volleyball…show more content…
Kerri Walsh was a four-year 1st Team All-American Award winning player. She was obviously committed and had a strong passion for the sport of volleyball. Misty May-Treanor had countless high points in her volleyball career. She played professional volleyball on the AVP and the FIVB Tour. She won more tournaments than any other female player, and has accumulated more wins and tournament victories than every other volleyball player. She holds records for a number of consecutive games and tournaments won. Along with her record breaking achievements, Misty received the AVP MVP award in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Misty also has been awarded the AVP Best Defensive Player in 2006 and 2007, and the AVP Best Offensive Player in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Being the fantastic volleyball player she is, Misty May has accomplished numerous achievements that are highly difficult to achieve. According to Mack, she has the most female career tournament victories, which are 112. She also has the most women’s beach volleyball international career wins, which are 43. $2,132,733 dollars is the total amount of all of her career earnings, which is more than any other woman volleyball player. In 2004 and 2006, she has also received the Sportswoman of the Year Award with her partner…show more content…
Even though she does not play professionally, Misty’s athleticism still shows. Clearly, Mksty May-Treanor deserves to be named “the greatest beach volleyball team of all time” alongside with her partner Kerri Walsh. They both have been together from 2003 to 2009. Throughout those years, they have both trained together and fought together to earn the victories they have battled for. It is obvious that Misty-May Treanor greatly deserves the awards and gold medals she has earned by playing the sport she loves the most. She has definitely put in everything she has into volleyball, and she has a great amount of talent at the sport. Forrest 7 Works Cited Donald, L. “Misty May-Treanor, U.S. Olympic Athletes.” usavolleyball.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 April 2014. Housel, C. “Misty May Treanor Biography.” kidzworld.com. Kidz World, n.d. Web. 08 April 2014. Jacobs, T. “Misty May-Treanor.” infoplease.com. Info Please Inc., n.d. Web. 08 April 2014. Laury, L. “Misty May Treanor Urges Dancing with the Stars Return.” News.lalate.com. LALATE, 29 May 2012. Web. 14 April 2014 Mack, R. “Misty May-Treanor.” strength-and-power-for-volleyball.com. N.p., n.d. Web.

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