This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Emily Stockman, one of the best defenders in the world – and one who isn’t finished playing beach volleyball just yet.

After a torrid run up the FIVB rankings in 2018, Stockman and Kelley Kolinske would finish the Tokyo Olympic qualification process ranked 10th in the world – and just out of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Afterwards, she went where she always does: the mountains, where she contemplated retiring, moving on, pursuing something new. And in those mountains she rediscovered her passion for the beach. Now Stockman is back on the sand, gearing up for one more Olympic run to Paris.

On this episode, we discuss:

  • Stockman’s journey into beach volleyball, and stops in Finland, the Maldives, and Switzerland that helped get her there
  • Stockman and Kelley Kolinske’s rapid, and oddly unnoticed, ascent up the world ranks from 2018-2021
  • How difficult it was to come so close to qualifying for Tokyo
  • Why she decided to return to the beach, and what her plans are for 2022 and beyond

And, as always, much, much more.

You can follow Emily Stockman on Instagram: @estock2



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