Phil Dalhausser's Bio, Stats and Tour Information

January 25, 1980




Manhattan Beach, CA

Where It All Started

Philip Peter Dalhausser was born in Baden, Aargau, Switzerland on January 26, 1980. He moved to the U.S. at a young age where he attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. Phil later went on to graduate with a Degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida where he played on the club volleyball team.

Phil started playing beach volleyball in 2005 and enjoyed a break-out year in 2006 when he partnered with Todd Rodgers, an 11 years veteran of professional beach volleyball. Since teaming up, the duo has become one of the best beach volleyball teams of all time. For a complete list of accomplishments visit Phil’s list of career highlights.

In the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Phil and Todd won the gold medal match two sets to one against Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes of Brazil. Dalhausser made nine blocks in the championship match, with five coming in the deciding third set, putting the U.S. up to a 9-1 lead and eventually winning it 15-4. Dalhausser was named tournament MVP. Phil’s nickname on the tour was the “Thin Beast” and later became “Beijing Beast” after his performance in China.

Phil resides in Manhattan Beach, CA with his wife, Jennifer Corral and 2 kids.

Fun Fact

Phil lists his dad as the person he most admires because he has endured “many serious illnesses”. He also credits his old partner Todd Rogers (who was an assistant volleyball coach at UC Santa Barbara) with making him a better player.

Career Highlights

Dalhausser and Lucena played in four AVP events, winning twice. The pair lost three matches during the season, and all three were due to injury forfeits. Still, Dalhausser managed to lead the AVP in blocks (2.41 per set) and hitting percentage (.579) and was third in aces (0.74 per set).

Internationally Dalhausser and Lucena won four times (tied for the most of any team) and claimed eight medals, which was the most on Tour. The duo finished fifth in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Dalhausser opened the season with a second-place finish on the AVP with Rosenthal. After a brief injury sidelined him for a couple months, Dalhausser reunited with Nick Lucena for the first time since 2005. The duo played three times on the AVP Tour, winning the Manhattan Beach Open. He led the Tour in blocks (2.12 per set) and hitting percentage (.517) and ranked third in aces (0.79 per set).

On the FIVB Tour Dalhausser and Rosenthal played twice with a best of ninth. Then he won three silvers and one gold in five competitions with Lucena.

Dalhausser continued his partnership with Rosenthal, and the duo improved their AVP finishes from third to second to first, winning the Manhattan Beach Open. They had to withdraw from Cincinnati due to an abdominal injury to Dalhausser. Statistically, he ended the year first in hitting percentage (.486), second in blocks per game (1.89) and fifth in aces per game (.71).

On the FIVB Tour, they had one semifinal in the first four events, then followed that up with four straight gold medal match appearances, winning three titles including the Long Beach event. While the pair did not reach a semifinal in their last two international events, they still completed the season second in points and first in wins (three).

Dalhausser began a new partnership with Sean Rosenthal, 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, but they finished ranked ninth as they only played in eight tournaments.

Dalhausser and Casey Jennings competed together in one FIVB event, winning a silver.

On the AVP Tour, Dalhausser and Rosenthal advanced to five semifinals in the nine events, winning once and placing second twice. They were the fourth ranked team on tour. Dalhausser finished second in blocks per game (1.89) and hitting percentage (.475) and fourth in aces per game (.87).

Dalhausser and Rogers won their first two FIVB events of the year. The rest of the season the duo advanced to four semifinals, winning two bronze medals.

At the London Olympics, they finished 9th.

For the season, the pair played in nine events with four medals, ending as the third-ranked team on the FIVB Tour.

Dalhausser and Rogers began the year with two gold medals, extending their streak to seven straight tournament wins, and in the process established a new FIVB record for consecutive match wins (40 straight until the gold medal match in Prague). After three tournaments without playing for a medal, including a ninth-place finish at the World Championships in Rome, the duo ended the year with medals in each of their last six events, including two wins.

Dalhausser and Rogers advanced to the championship match in the AVP season opener in Fort Lauderdale, but the match was cancelled due to weather. The duo swept their first 13 straight opponents on the AVP and won all 34 matches, winning five titles in the process. The pair dropped only six sets on the AVP Tour.

On the FIVB Tour, Dalhausser and Rogers came through the contender’s bracket to win the season opener in Brasilia, becoming the first American team to win a title in Brazil since 1996. They won nine titles in their 12 international outings, setting the mark for the most team wins in FIVB single season history. The pair won the last five FIVB events they played in, including three Grand Slams, ending on a 23-match win streak.

Career stats provided by the Beach Volleyball Database.

Tour Schedule

FIVB Fort Lauderdale

February 27, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Fort Lauderdale, FL


March 6, 2018 - March 10, 2018
Doha, Qatar

FIVB Xiamen, China

April 18, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Xiamen, China

FIVB Huntington Beach

May 2, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Huntington Beach, CA

FIVB Lucerne, Switzerland

May 9, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Lucerne, Switzerland

FIVB Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

May 16, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

AVP Austin Open

May 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Austin, TX

Croatia Major (cancelled)

May 29, 2018 - June 3, 2018

AVP Kingston New York City Open

June 7, 2018 - June 10, 2018
New York, NY

AVP Kingston Seattle Open

June 21, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Seattle, WA

FIVB Poland

June 27, 2018 - July 1, 2018

FIVB Espinho, Portugal

July 4, 2018 - July 8, 2018
Espinho, Portugal

Gstaad Major

July 10, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Gstaad, Switzerland

Hermosa Beach Open

July 26, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Hermosa Beach, CA

FIVB Vienna

July 31, 2018 - August 5, 2018
Vienna, Austria

FIVB Moscow

August 8, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Moscow, Russia

FIVB World Tour Finals (TBC)

August 14, 2018 - August 19, 2018

AVP Manhattan Beach

August 16, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Manhattan Beach, CA

AVP Kingston Chicago Open

August 30, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Chicago, IL