Career Highlights

Phil Dalhuasser


  • Dalhausser and Rosenthal improved their AVP finishes from third to second to first, winning the Manhattan Beach Open.
  • On the FIVB Tour, they had won three titles including the Long Beach event.
  • They completed the season second in points and first in wins.


  • Began a new partnership with Sean Rosenthal (first time playing an FIVB event with a partner other than Rogers for the first time since 2005)
  • The duo won the season opener, winning in their first outing together.
  • In the World Championships in Stare Jablonki Dalhausser and Rosenthal placed ninth.
  • They won two more gold medals in Grand Slam events, including in Long Beach.
  • Their three gold medals tied for the most on Tour
  • Dalhausser and Casey Jennings competed together in one FIVB event, winning a silver.
  • On the AVP Tour, Dalhausser and Rosenthal won 1 event and placing 2nd twice.


  • Dalhausser and Rogers won their first 2 FIVB Events of the year. The rest of the season the duo advanced to four semifinals, winning 2 bronze medals.
  • They finished ninth in the 2012 London Olympics.
  • On the FIVB Tour, they played in 9 events with four medals, and ended as the 3rd-ranked team on the FIVB Tour.


  • Dalhausser and Rogers began the year with 2 gold medals which extended their streak to 7 straight tournament wins
  • Established a new FIVB record for 40 straight consecutive match wins (until the gold medal match in Prague).
  • They ended the year with medals in each of their last 6 events, including 2 wins.


  • On the AVP, Dalhausser and Rogers swept their first 13 straight opponents on the AVP and won all 34 matches — winning 5 titles.
  • On the FIVB Tour, Dalhausser and Rogers came through the contender’s bracket to win the season opener in Brasilia. They became the first American team to win a title in Brazil since 1996.
  • By winning 9 titles in their 12 international outings, they set the mark for the most team wins in FIVB single season history.
  • The pair won the last 5 FIVB events they played in, including three Grand Slams. They ended on a 23-match win streak.


  • Dalhausser and Rogers won the season opener, which is the 3rd straight season they begun the AVP year with a title.
  • The pair won 4 out of the first 5 AVP events, which is the first time since 2007 they had gone that many domestic events without obtaining a title.
  • Dalhausser and Rogers won the next three AVP events, locking up their 4th straight season with the most team wins on the AVP.
  • In Hermosa Beach, Dalhausser became the 16th player to surpass $1 million in career earnings.
  • On the FIVB Tour, the Dalhausser and Rogers placed 3rd in the World Championships in Stavanger.
  • In Marseille, Dalhausser and Rogers put an end to the record 25-match win streak by Germany’s Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann en route to winning the title, their first international victory since their Olympic Gold in Beijing, before winning another Grand Slam title in Klagenfurt.
  • Back in the U.S., they won 3 straight AVP titles before their 34-match winning streak was ended in the Chicago finale.


  • Dalhausser and Rogers began the season claiming the first 5 AVP titles
  • They won 11 domestic titles and Dalhausser was chosen by John Hyden in the individual event, helping him to a win.
  • For the 2nd straight season, Dalhausser was the top-ranked player while pacing the tour in 11 victories and earnings.
  • He had the most blocks per game (2.12) and led in hitting percentage (.519) and was third in aces per game (.83).
  • Internationally, the duo played and won all 7 events.
  • They began the season with a pair of bronzes. In 4 Grand Slams, they won a silver and 3 gold medals.
  • During the Olympic qualifying process, they accumulated the highest point total in the world and entered the
  • Beijing Games on a 21-match FIVB winning streak – just one win shy of the record!
  • In their first match, they were upset by the 23rd-seeded team, but rebounded to win the gold medal.


  • In all 16 AVG Team events, Dalhausser and Rogers advanced to the semifinals, winning 10 times, including in Manhattan Beach.
  • Dalhausser was the top ranked player on tour and he led the tour in both blocks per game (2.24) and hitting percentage (.541)
  • He moved up to 2nd in aces per game (1.02).
  • In the individual event in Las Vegas, he placed 2nd.
  • Internationally, the duo won 3 medals, including a gold medal in the World Championships in Gstaad – this is
  • the first time an American team had won that title.


  • Began playing with Rogers
  • They placed 9th in the season opener before winning the next 4 tournaments.
  • They tallied a total of 8 wins in 9 finals.
  • Dalhausser was the 3rd-ranked player on tour, and led the tour in both blocks per game (2.21) and hitting percentage (.483) while ranking fourth in aces per game (.65).
  • He and Rogers played 6 FIVB events, winning three medals, including a gold medal in the Grand Slam in Klagenfurt (this ended a 50-event drought for U.S. men winning internationally)


  • Played the entire domestic season with Lucena
  • Following a 17th-place finish in their second event, won in Austin after winning 3 matches in the contender’s bracket and also defeated each of the top 3 seeds in the tournament.
  • They returned to the semifinals 3x after that with a 2nd place finish in Manhattan Beach.
  • Dalhausser ended as the 13th-ranked player on tour leading the tour in blocks per game (2.33).
  • He competed in 3 FIVB tournaments, placing 7th in the World Championships in Berlin with Todd Rogers — their first event together — and then 25th with Lucena in a pair of Grand Slams.


  • Started out the season with a 7th in Ft. Lauderdale with Lucena.
  • In Huntington Beach, they advanced to their 1st semifinal after knocking off top seeded Karch Kiraly and Mike Lambert, as well as both U.S. Olympic teams.
  • Dalhausser closed the season with a 9th place playing with Dain Blanton.
  • He ranked 6th in hitting percentage (.426).
  • He played his 1st FIVB tournament with Adam Roberts and finished 25th


  • Made his pro beach volleyball debut in Ft. Lauderdale with Nick Lucena, but failed to emerge from the qualifier.
  • He played in the next qualifier with Justin Phipps before returning to Lucena for the next four events, all of which included main draw appearances with a best of 13th.


  • Qualified for 2008 Beijing Olympics as the number two seed with Todd Rogers. After finishing pool play with a 2-1 record, they won all 4 matches in bracket play in winning the Gold Medal, defeating Marcio Araujo / Fabio Luiz Magalhaes of Brazil in the finals
  • Qualified for 2012 London Olympics as the number two seed with Todd Rogers. Advanced from pool play with a 3-0 record, then lost in the first round of the elimination bracket to Italy’s Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai, finishing in ninth place

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