This episode of SANDCAST features Savvy Simo, our favorite female host, and Toni Rodriguez, her partner for this season and, at least, the next as they begin their push to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. It has been quite an off-season for Rodriguez, who suffered a season-ending knee injury at AVP New Orleans in 2022. While she rehabbed, Simo played with anyone who would, anywhere in the world. Now, they’re back together. We chatted about all sorts of fun stuff, including:

  • AVP New Orleans, and how Rodriguez briefly wondered if she would continue playing volleyball
  • What Rodriguez’s rehab process looked like, while Simo was scrambling for partners
  • What their plans are for the upcoming season
  • What both of them learned in their albeit brief rookie seasons as professionals

And, as always, a whole lot more.



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