Misty at 43

ORANGE COUNTY, USA, July 31, 2020 - It has been almost eight years since Misty May-Treanor has played on the international beach volleyball tour and over four years since playing a competitive match, but the three-time American Olympic and world champion is still involved with the sport.

Friday 31 de July del 2020 09:46 AM

A winner of 112 international and domestic events in 199 appearances, May-Treanor resigned from her four-season coaching position in April and resumed her broadcasting career as part of the announce team for NBC Sports and Prime Video the past two weekends at the restart of the American domestic tour at a venue next to an arena where the volleyball competition was held at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.

"Since I feel like birthdays just blend in with every other day, I will be spending July 30th at home with Matt and the kids hopefully by the pool," said May-Treanor, who celebrates her 43rd birthday today. "Matt is having a minor surgery tomorrow. Since I share birthdays with my father in law, we went out to a birthday dinner last night with Matt’s parents.  We went to our favourite restaurant - The Anaheim White House."

As for the last four months with the coronavirus pandemic, May-Treanor said she was "Decluttering.  I don’t think I have ever had this much time off. We also moved a year ago and are still rearranging the house. I also am giving private lessons when I can work it in. I fortunately have been able to stay busy during this time."

As for stepping down as the volleyball and beach volleyball coach at Long Beach Community College, May-Treanor said she is "spending more time with her family and on travel when allowed, I am reuniting with friends and family, doing the television commentating and playing a lot more golf and tennis.

During her four seasons at Long Beach City College, May-Treanor led the Vikings’ indoor team to a 79-22 overall record and 34-2 in the South Coast Conference (SCC). The 'Vikings' made the playoffs every year under May-Treanor and won a pair of conference titles. She was the SCC coach of the year twice. On the beach, May-Treanor led the Vikings to a 37-13 overall record (16-4 SCC mark).

As for playing on her birthday, May-Treanor played three FIVB World Tour matches on July 30 highlighted by a 2005 gold medal win (2-0 (21-17, 21-15) in 46 minutes) over Brazilians Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca in Paris.

"Paris was always a great event," said May-Treanor, who teamed with two different partners to win 43 FIVB World Tour gold medals. "I was sad when they took it off the schedule. I remember feeling relieved after that match.  Larissa and Juliana were always so tough. I think my dad was with me and we went shopping after the finals and of course had a crepe with Nutella and coffee."

Another birthday win was the London 2012 Olympic Games where she and Kerri Walsh Jennings posted a 2-0 (21-14, 21-19) win in 36 minutes over Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova of the Czech Republic.

"It was my 35th birthday, and again it was a relief that we won," said May-Treanor, who did not lose any of her 28 matches in three Olympics with Walsh Jennings. "I celebrated with a drink after the match. My family met at the hotel and then I got into my hotel room for ice bath and late night meal. I think the crowd sang happy birthday which was really neat and thoughtful. Again, we were there on a mission, so I didn’t think much of it."

When asked about her memories playing on the FIVB World Tour, May-Treanor said there are "too many to write down. I feel like I grew up on the international circuit. The player parties were always fun. My birthday always fell during the Klagenfurt event and I would celebrate at my favourite restaurant."

May-Treanor teamed with Walsh Jennings to win five gold medals (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2011) in Klagenfurt as the pair also placed fifth in 2006 and ninth in 2001. The legendary American pair posted a 41-2 record in Klagenfurt with both losses to Chinese Olympic pairs in 2001 (Rong Chi/Zi Xiong) and 2006 (Jia Tian/Jie Wang).

Married to former professional baseball player Matt Treanor and the mother of three, May-Treanor also remembers "the crazy train rides, cab rides, so many different countries visited, the many great fans I met, the many wonderful friends and competitors I got to meet and play against.  As a player I will never forget the winds in Marseille or the torrential downpour that flooded the court in Toronto when I played with Holly (playing in trash bags). I won’t ever forget winning our first FIVB in Portugal with Kerri or winning our first cowbell (Gstaad) and sword (Stavanger). I am so thankful for the journey."

As for opponents on the FIVB World Tour, May-Treanor said the "Brazilian teams were always tough. Their ball control is always amazing and the passion they play with is like no other. I learned so much from them as well. Adriana (Behar) and Shelda (Bede) but also Juliana and Larissa.  Don’t get me wrong, the world tour was tough. Every country had their own style and I appreciated being pushed to our limits every time we played the other teams."

As for her favourite beach volleyball venues, May-Treanor added “I really do like everywhere I have played. Gstaad and Klagenfurt have a tight hold on my heart."

May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings won six gold medals (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2011) in Gstaad as the pair compiled a 51-3 match mark in the Swiss Alps village. The 2007 Gstaad title was at the FIVB World Championships where they defeated two Chinese teams (Chen Xue/Xi Zhang in the semifinals and Jia Tian/Jie Wang in the finals) that they would share the podium with at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

One of world most idolized beach volleyball players, May-Treanor noted "I got to play with and against my idols growing up (McPeak, Liz Masakayan, Elaine Youngs and Barbra Fontana) with Jackie Silva being one of those that I idolized. Also, not on tour but at the Beijing Olympics I got to meet another of my idols and take a picture with her that I am framing  It was Cuban star Mireya Luis."

As for her partnership with Walsh Jennings, May-Treanor was quoted in an olympic.org article in November 2019 (How May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings "danced" to victory) that "if there was a bad dig, I knew Kerri would go and make the best play she could for it. Because we wanted our partner to succeed, it gave that partner freedom to make mistakes. We knew the other person was there to help."

In 13 seasons on the FIVB World Tour playing with three partners, May-Treanor competed in 99 events with appearances in 61 finals and 75 semifinals and placement on 69 podiums. She won over $1-million in prize money and posted a 541-85 match with an all-time best winning percentage of 86.4.

May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings' record was more impressive as the American posted a 435-55 match mark with an all-time best winning percentage of 88.8. May-Treanor and Walsh competed in 77 FIVB events with 40 gold medals, 54 finals, 60 medals and 63 semifinal appearances.

“If you play together for years and years, you kind of feel it," said May-Treanor about her partnership with Walsh Jennings in the olympic.org article.  Volleyball is really a dance - you see those professional dancers; they know what the next move is without verbalizing and that is how Kerri and I were. We had played together for so long; you get used to seeing movement and you think the same. If you go in with a game plan and you think alike, that is when the dance happens.”

 

To support May-Treanor credentials, the players and coaches on the FIVB World Tour honoured her as the international circuit's most outstanding performer in 2005 and 2008. She was also named the World Tour’s best offensive player (2005, 2007 and 2008), best defensive player (2007, 2008 and 2011) and top sportsperson (2007, 2008 and 2010) three times and the best setter (2005) and most inspirational (2011) once.

Misty at 43

 

 

ORANGE COUNTY, USA, July 31, 2020 - It has been almost eight years since Misty May-Treanor has played on the international beach volleyball tour and over four years since playing a competitive match, but the three-time American Olympic and world champion is still involved with the sport.

 

A winner of 112 international and domestic events in 199 appearances, May-Treanor resigned from her four-season coaching position in April and resumed her broadcasting career as part of the announce team for NBC Sports and Prime Video the past two weekends at the restart of the American domestic tour at a venue next to an arena where the volleyball competition was held at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.

 

"Since I feel like birthdays just blend in with every other day, I will be spending July 30th at home with Matt and the kids hopefully by the pool," said May-Treanor, who celebrates her 43rd birthday today. "Matt is having a minor surgery tomorrow. Since I share birthdays with my father in law, we went out to a birthday dinner last night with Matt’s parents.  We went to our favourite restaurant - The Anaheim White House."

 

As for the last four months with the coronavirus pandemic, May-Treanor said she was "Decluttering.  I don’t think I have ever had this much time off. We also moved a year ago and are still rearranging the house. I also am giving private lessons when I can work it in. I fortunately have been able to stay busy during this time."

 

As for stepping down as the volleyball and beach volleyball coach at Long Beach Community College, May-Treanor said she is "spending more time with her family and on travel when allowed, I am reuniting with friends and family, doing the television commentating and playing a lot more golf and tennis.

 

During her four seasons at Long Beach City College, May-Treanor led the Vikings’ indoor team to a 79-22 overall record and 34-2 in the South Coast Conference (SCC). The 'Vikings' made the playoffs every year under May-Treanor and won a pair of conference titles. She was the SCC coach of the year twice. On the beach, May-Treanor led the Vikings to a 37-13 overall record (16-4 SCC mark).

 

As for playing on her birthday, May-Treanor played three FIVB World Tour matches on July 30 highlighted by a 2005 gold medal win (2-0 (21-17, 21-15) in 46 minutes) over Brazilians Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca in Paris.

 

"Paris was always a great event," said May-Treanor, who teamed with two different partners to win 43 FIVB World Tour gold medals. "I was sad when they took it off the schedule. I remember feeling relieved after that match.  Larissa and Juliana were always so tough. I think my dad was with me and we went shopping after the finals and of course had a crepe with Nutella and coffee."

 

Another birthday win was the London 2012 Olympic Games where she and Kerri Walsh Jennings posted a 2-0 (21-14, 21-19) win in 36 minutes over Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova of the Czech Republic.

 

"It was my 35th birthday, and again it was a relief that we won," said May-Treanor, who did not lose any of her 28 matches in three Olympics with Walsh Jennings. "I celebrated with a drink after the match. My family met at the hotel and then I got into my hotel room for ice bath and late night meal. I think the crowd sang happy birthday which was really neat and thoughtful. Again, we were there on a mission, so I didn’t think much of it."

 

When asked about her memories playing on the FIVB World Tour, May-Treanor said there are "too many to write down. I feel like I grew up on the international circuit. The player parties were always fun. My birthday always fell during the Klagenfurt event and I would celebrate at my favourite restaurant."

 

May-Treanor teamed with Walsh Jennings to win five gold medals (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2011) in Klagenfurt as the pair also placed fifth in 2006 and ninth in 2001. The legendary American pair posted a 41-2 record in Klagenfurt with both losses to Chinese Olympic pairs in 2001 (Rong Chi/Zi Xiong) and 2006 (Jia Tian/Jie Wang).

 

Married to former professional baseball player Matt Treanor and the mother of three, May-Treanor also remembers "the crazy train rides, cab rides, so many different countries visited, the many great fans I met, the many wonderful friends and competitors I got to meet and play against.  As a player I will never forget the winds in Marseille or the torrential downpour that flooded the court in Toronto when I played with Holly (playing in trash bags). I won’t ever forget winning our first FIVB in Portugal with Kerri or winning our first cowbell (Gstaad) and sword (Stavanger). I am so thankful for the journey."

 

As for opponents on the FIVB World Tour, May-Treanor said the "Brazilian teams were always tough. Their ball control is always amazing and the passion they play with is like no other. I learned so much from them as well. Adriana (Behar) and Shelda (Bede) but also Juliana and Larissa.  Don’t get me wrong, the world tour was tough. Every country had their own style and I appreciated being pushed to our limits every time we played the other teams."

 

As for her favourite beach volleyball venues, May-Treanor added “I really do like everywhere I have played. Gstaad and Klagenfurt have a tight hold on my heart."

 

May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings won six gold medals (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2011) in Gstaad as the pair compiled a 51-3 match mark in the Swiss Alps village. The 2007 Gstaad title was at the FIVB World Championships where they defeated two Chinese teams (Chen Xue/Xi Zhang in the semifinals and Jia Tian/Jie Wang in the finals) that they would share the podium with at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

 

One of world most idolized beach volleyball players, May-Treanor noted "I got to play with and against my idols growing up (McPeak, Liz Masakayan, Elaine Youngs and Barbra Fontana) with Jackie Silva being one of those that I idolized. Also, not on tour but at the Beijing Olympics I got to meet another of my idols and take a picture with her that I am framing  It was Cuban star Mireya Luis."

 

As for her partnership with Walsh Jennings, May-Treanor was quoted in an olympic.org article in November 2019 (How May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings "danced" to victory) that "if there was a bad dig, I knew Kerri would go and make the best play she could for it. Because we wanted our partner to succeed, it gave that partner freedom to make mistakes. We knew the other person was there to help."

 

In 13 seasons on the FIVB World Tour playing with three partners, May-Treanor competed in 99 events with appearances in 61 finals and 75 semifinals and placement on 69 podiums. She won over $1-million in prize money and posted a 541-85 match with an all-time best winning percentage of 86.4.

 

May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings' record was more impressive as the American posted a 435-55 match mark with an all-time best winning percentage of 88.8. May-Treanor and Walsh competed in 77 FIVB events with 40 gold medals, 54 finals, 60 medals and 63 semifinal appearances.

 

“If you play together for years and years, you kind of feel it," said May-Treanor about her partnership with Walsh Jennings in the olympic.org article.  Volleyball is really a dance - you see those professional dancers; they know what the next move is without verbalizing and that is how Kerri and I were. We had played together for so long; you get used to seeing movement and you think the same. If you go in with a game plan and you think alike, that is when the dance happens.”

 

To support May-Treanor credentials, the players and coaches on the FIVB World Tour honoured her as the international circuit's most outstanding performer in 2005 and 2008. She was also named the World Tour’s best offensive player (2005, 2007 and 2008), best defensive player (2007, 2008 and 2011) and top sportsperson (2007, 2008 and 2010) three times and the best setter (2005) and most inspirational (2011) once.

 

Misty a los 43

 

ORANGE COUNTY, EEUU, 31 de julio de 2020 - Han pasado casi ocho años desde que Misty May-Treanor ha jugado en la gira internacional de voleibol de playa y más de cuatro años desde que jugó un partido competitivo, pero la tres veces campeona olímpica y mundial estadounidense está todavía involucrada con el deporte.

 

Ganadora de 112 eventos internacionales y nacionales en 199 apariciones, May-Treanor renunció a su puesto de entrenadora de cuatro temporadas en abril y reanudó su carrera de transmisión como parte del equipo de narración de NBC Sports y Prime Video los últimos dos fines de semana al reinicio de La gira nacional estadounidense en un lugar al lado de una arena donde se celebró la competencia de voleibol en los Juegos Olímpicos de Los Ángeles 1984.

"Dado que siento que los cumpleaños se mezclan cada dos días, pasaré el 30 de julio en casa con Matt y los niños con suerte junto a la piscina", dijo May-Treanor, quien celebra hoy su 43 cumpleaños. "Matt se someterá a una cirugía menor mañana. Dado que comparto cumpleaños con mi suegro, anoche salimos a cenar con los padres de Matt. Fuimos a nuestro restaurante favorito: la Casa Blanca de Anaheim".

En cuanto a los últimos cuatro meses con la pandemia de coronavirus, May-Treanor dijo que estaba "despejada. No creo que haya tenido tanto tiempo libre. También nos mudamos hace un año y todavía estamos reorganizando la casa. También estoy dando clases privadas cuando puedo trabajar en ello. Afortunadamente, he podido mantenerme ocupada durante este tiempo".

En cuanto a renunciar como entrenadora de voleibol y voleibol de playa en el Long Beach Community College, May-Treanor dijo que "está pasando más tiempo con su familia y viajando cuando se lo permiten, me estoy reuniendo con amigos y familiares, comentando televisión y jugando mucho más golf y tenis.

Durante sus cuatro temporadas en el Long Beach City College, May-Treanor llevó al equipo de sala de las Vikingas a un récord general de 79-22 y 34-2 en la Conferencia de la Costa Sur (SCC). Las 'Vikingas' llegaron a los playoffs cada año bajo May-Treanor y ganaron un par de títulos de la conferencia. Fue la entrenadora del año de SCC dos veces. En la playa, May-Treanor llevó a los Vikingas a un récord general de 37-13 (marca de 16-4 SCC).

En cuanto a jugar en su cumpleaños, May-Treanor jugó tres partidos del Circuito Mundial FIVB el 30 de julio, resaltado por una victoria en la medalla de oro en 2005 (2-0 (21-17, 21-15) en 46 minutos) sobre las brasileñas Juliana Felisberta y Larissa Franca en París.

"París siempre fue un gran evento", dijo May-Treanor, quien se unió a dos socias diferentes para ganar 43 medallas de oro del Circuito Mundial FIVB. "Estaba triste cuando lo sacaron del calendario. Recuerdo que me sentí aliviada después de ese partido. Larissa y Juliana siempre fueron muy duras. Creo que mi papá estuvo conmigo y fuimos de compras después de la final y, por supuesto, tuvimos un crepe con Nutella y café."

 

Otra victoria de cumpleaños fue en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012, donde ella y Kerri Walsh Jennings obtuvieron una victoria por 2-0 (21-14, 21-19) en 36 minutos sobre Kristyna Kolocova y Marketa Slukova de la República Checa.

"Era mi 35 cumpleaños, y nuevamente fue un alivio que ganáramos", dijo May-Treanor, quien no perdió ninguno de sus 28 partidos en tres Juegos Olímpicos con Walsh Jennings. "Lo celebré con una bebida después del partido. Mi familia se reunió en el hotel y luego me metí en la habitación de mi hotel para tomar un baño de hielo y cenar a altas horas de la noche. Creo que la multitud cantó un feliz cumpleaños, lo cual fue genial y atento. Nuevamente, estábamos allí en una misión, así que no pensé mucho en eso".

Cuando se le preguntó acerca de sus recuerdos jugando en el Circuito Mundial FIVB, May-Treanor dijo que "hay demasiado para escribir. Siento que crecí en el circuito internacional. Las fiestas de jugadores siempre fueron divertidas. Mi cumpleaños siempre cayó durante el Klagenfurt evento y celebraría en mi restaurante favorito".

May-Treanor se asoció con Walsh Jennings para ganar cinco medallas de oro (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007 y 2011) en Klagenfurt, ya que la pareja también ocupó el quinto lugar en 2006 y la novena en 2001. La legendaria pareja estadounidense registró un récord de 41-2 en Klagenfurt con ambas derrotas ante las parejas olímpicas chinas en 2001 (Rong Chi / Zi Xiong) y 2006 (Jia Tian / Jie Wang).

Casada con el ex jugador de béisbol profesional Matt Treanor y madre de tres hijos, May-Treanor también recuerda "los locos viajes en tren, los viajes en taxi, tantos países diferentes visitados, los muchos fanáticos que conocí, los muchos amigos y competidores maravillosos a los que llegué enfrentarse y jugar en contra. Como jugadora, nunca olvidaré los vientos en Marsella o el torrencial aguacero que inundó la cancha en Toronto cuando jugué con Holly (jugando en bolsas de basura). Nunca olvidaré haber ganado nuestra primera FIVB en Portugal con Kerri o ganando nuestro primer cencerro (Gstaad) y espada (Stavanger). Estoy muy agradecida por el viaje".

En cuanto a las oponentes en el Circuito Mundial de la FIVB, May-Treanor dijo que "los equipos brasileños siempre fueron duros. Su control del balón siempre es increíble y la pasión con la que juegan es como ninguna otra. También aprendí mucho de ellos. Adriana (Behar ) y Shelda (Bede), pero también Juliana y Larissa. No me malinterpreten, la gira mundial fue dura. Cada país tenía su propio estilo y aprecié que nos llevaran al límite cada vez que jugábamos con los otros equipos".

En cuanto a sus lugares favoritos de voleibol de playa, May-Treanor agregó: “Realmente me gustan todos los lugares donde he jugado. Gstaad y Klagenfurt tienen un fuerte control sobre mi corazón".

 

May-Treanor y Walsh Jennings ganaron seis medallas de oro (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 y 2011) en Gstaad cuando la pareja compiló una marca de 51-3 en la aldea de los Alpes suizos. El título de Gstaad de 2007 fue en el Campeonato Mundial FIVB donde derrotaron a dos equipos chinos (Chen Xue / Xi Zhang en las semifinales y Jia Tian / Jie Wang en la final) con los que compartirían el podio en los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing 2008.

May-Treanor, una de las jugadoras de voleibol de playa más idolatrados del mundo, señaló: "Tuve que jugar con y contra mis ídolos mientras crecía (McPeak, Liz Masakayan, Elaine Youngs y Barbra Fontana) con Jackie Silva como una de las que idolatraba. Además, no de gira, pero en los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing conocí a otra de mis ídolos y me tomé una foto con ella que estoy enmarcando. Fue la estrella cubana Mireya Luis".

En cuanto a su asociación con Walsh Jennings, May-Treanor fue citada en un artículo de olympic.org en noviembre de 2019 (cómo May-Treanor y Walsh Jennings "bailaron" hacia la victoria) que "si hubiera una mala excavación, sabía que Kerri iría". y hacer la mejor jugada que podía. Como queríamos que nuestra compañera tuviera éxito, le dimos a esa compañera la libertad de cometer errores. Sabíamos que la otra persona estaba allí para ayudar".

En 13 temporadas en el Circuito Mundial FIVB jugando con tres socias, May-Treanor compitió en 99 eventos con apariciones en 61 finales y 75 semifinales y colocación en 69 podios. Ella ganó más de $ 1 millón en premios y registró un partido 541-85 con un porcentaje de victorias de 86.4.

El récord de May-Treanor y Walsh Jennings fue más impresionante ya que el estadounidense registró una marca de 435-55 con un mejor porcentaje de victorias de todos los tiempos de 88.8. May-Treanor y Walsh compitieron en 77 eventos de la FIVB con 40 medallas de oro, 54 finales, 60 medallas y 63 apariciones en semifinales.

"Si juegas juntos durante años y años, lo sientes", dijo May-Treanor sobre su asociación con Walsh Jennings en el artículo de olympic.org. El voleibol es realmente un baile: ves a esos bailarines profesionales; saben lo que el siguiente movimiento es sin verbalizar y así es como Kerri y yo estábamos. Hemos jugado juntos durante tanto tiempo; te acostumbras a ver el movimiento y piensas lo mismo. Si entras con un plan de juego y piensas igual, es cuando el baile sucede".

Para apoyar las credenciales de May-Treanor, los jugadores y entrenadores en el Circuito Mundial FIVB la honraron como la artista más destacada del circuito internacional en 2005 y 2008. También fue nombrada la mejor jugadora ofensiva del Circuito Mundial (2005, 2007 y 2008), mejor jugadora defensiva (2007, 2008 y 2011) y deportista superior (2007, 2008 y 2010) tres veces y la mejor setter (2005) y más inspiradorz (2011) una vez.

 

Publicado por: Norceca.info
Fuente: Norceca.net