- This is Alyson, my beach
volleyball doubles partner and good buddy. Alyson carries
the team; I'm just along for the ride, and the ride
includes a 1st
place at a
Queensborough grass-tourney (1992), a 2nd at Sandy Hook
(1993), and our
first beach win
at Long Beach (1995). When at the top of her game, Alyson
provides faultless passing, good setting, and smart
hitting. She is the brains of our duo (the alternative is
too horrifying to contemplate...), tirelessly considering
and laying out our strategy before and during the game.
- Our greatest feat was the '92
win at Queensborough. Down 10-4 in the finals to a team
we had already lost to by 11-0 in pool play, we stormed back to win 12-10... I'll never forget
that. I owe it all to her.
- Alyson's competitiveness is
legendary, and she is willing to fight to the last drop
of MY blood.
In the semi-finals at Long Beach, with the score 12-12, I
stepped on a piece of glass. My foot bleeding, our
opponents asked if we needed a time-out. With NO
hesitation, Alyson yelled out "HE DOESN'T NEED A TIME-OUT,
LET'S PLAY". We
of course won the tourney, and I spent the next 2 months
- By the way, I won't tell you how
old my partner is, but I guarantee you that she is older
than whatever guess you made. She's in remarkable
condition, as you can see.