This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features a first in many ways. In Carli Lloyd, we have one of the first indoors-only athletes to come on the show – although that is set to change this summer, when Lloyd takes to the beach and the AVP Tour. In Riley McKibbin and Lloyd, side by side on the blue couch, we also have the first couple we’ve had on (aside from the hosts and our own wives). It was, as you would expect, a treat, as Lloyd, an Olympic bronze medalist, and McKibbin, he of the McKibbin Brothers YouTube Channel, chatted all about:

  • Carli Lloyd returning to the highest level indoors in the Italian League after having a daughter, Storm
  • Riley McKibbin navigating the new life as full-time dad
  • What Lloyd’s future looks like as an athlete
  • The new direction of the McKibbin brothers and their viral volleyball content

And oh, so much more.

We LOVED this one, and think you will too.



Travis Mewhirter and Kent Steffes just published a seminal work on the history of beach volleyball in their new book, Kings of Summer: The Rise of Beach Volleyball. Check it out on Amazon!!

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Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: