This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Sophie Bukovec, one of the top players in Canada and a silver medalist at the 2022 Beach Volleyball World Championships. The last three years haven’t been, as Bukovec says, “exactly seamless,” with three partners in as many seasons, but like when most things don’t go to plan, Bukovec came away with a bounty of lessons, and a new perspective on life, both as a player and not. We chat all about that, as well as:

  • What happened with her and Sarah Pavan after just three (decent) tournaments
  • How she managed to get Heather Bansley out of retirement
  • Heather Bansley’s impact on Volleyball Canada
  • Why Sophie Bukovec is modeling the player she wants to be off the player she’s currently playing with it, and the peace that comes with

And a whole lot more. Fun one with Sophie!



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