Two weeks ago, SANDCAST: Beach volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, hosted Melissa Humana-Paredes, the FIVB Defender of the Year for 2019. She was, per usual, an excellent guest — one of the kindest, most likable people not just in beach volleyball, but the world — and in the clip below, she discusses the reality of a gold medal hangover, and the emotional roller coaster that comes after winning both the World Championships and the Manhattan Beach Open in the same year.

You can listen to the full episode with Melissa Humana-Paredes here. To listen to her episode in 2018 with her partner, Sarah Pavan, click here.