BEACH VOLLEYBALL AT THE PAN AM GAMES
The women’s beach volleyball team of Sarah Schermerhorn and Corinne Quiggle and the men’s team of Hagen Smith and Logan Webber will compete for the United States at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. The pairs were awarded the spots after they won a qualifying event earlier this summer in Manhattan Beach, California.
Smith and Webber competed internationally this summer at the Beach Pro Tour event in Baden, Austria. The duo finished fourth at the “futures” event for up-and-coming teams.
Domestically, Smith and Webber won the AVP Virginia Beach in June. The duo placed second at AVP Denver, falling 2-1 in the final to Billy Allen and Alison Cerutti. At the legendary AVP Manhattan Beach, Smith and Webber finished third, losing to eventual winners Taylor Crabb and Taylor Sander, 2-0. Smith is recognizable at most tournaments, as he competes while sporting his signature long hair.
Schermerhorn and Quiggle have been partners since 2021. They had their best international finish at BPT Futures Espinho (Portugal) in 2022, taking home silver.
Their best domestic AVP finish came this July when they won the Hermosa Beach Open. This season, they also finished third at AVP Denver. Schermerhorn and Quiggle, known to fans as “Quigglehorn,” placed fifth at AVP Manhattan Beach and ninth at AVP Chicago.
- Corinne Quiggle — Quiggle is a native of Ponte Verde Beach, Florida, and played collegiatevolleyball at Pepperdine at the age of 17. Quiggle’s first FIVB professional season was in 2019 and her best result with current partner Sarah Schermerhorn came in 2022 when theywon silver at the BPT Espinho Challenge.
- Sarah Schermerhorn (Murphy) — Schermerhorn played indoor volleyball at Elon until she graduated in 2011. She played professional indoor volleyball in Denmark and France before moving on to play professionally on the beach. She was named AVP Rookie of the Year in2019 and made her international beach debut in 2020.
- Hagen Smith — Smith follows in the footsteps of his father, Sinjin, and has been named Queen & King of the Court’s Best Server. He played indoors in a 6-2 offense at UCLA under U.S Men’s National Team head coach John Speraw and setter Micah Ma’a.
- Logan Webber — Webber played indoor volleyball at Cincinnati Christian, where he was an NAIA All-American. He finished third at the 2017 USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships. He made his international debut in 2018 and has also been partners this season with USAV athlete Evan Cory.
- Unique Attire: Schermerhorn and Quiggle wear unique long sleeve tops at select events, usually animal themed.
- Son of a Beach Volleyball Legend: Hagen Smith is the son of beach volleyball legend, Sinjin Smith, who finished fifth at the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996 with partner Carl Henkel.
- Strong Wins for Team USA: Smith and Webber most recently placed fourth at BPT Futures Baden. Schermerhorn and Quiggle won their first AVP this year at AVP Hermosa.
- Player-Coach Logan Webber: Webber has coached beach volleyball at Ohio Valley BVA and indoor volleyball at Cornerstone University.