Randy Stoklos: Volleyball

Randy Stoklos (born: 13 December 1960) is a professional beach volleyball player. He made history by becoming the first player to earn $1,000,000 in beach volleyball. Stoklos won his first Manhattan Beach Open title in 1981. He graduated from Palisades High School where he teamed with Rici Lutyes, Dave Sanders and Steve Salmons. He played college volleyball at UCLA.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Aside from being a four-time winner of the Manhattan Beach Open, Randy Stoklos won one U.S. Championship and Five World Championships with Sinjin Smith. He was named AVPs MVP four times during his career. Randy Stoklos was recognized as a part of the Greatest Team in the history of beach volleyball by the FIVB and was honored at an induction ceremony in Argentina in 2001.   On 2008, Stoklos was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame.

Why Is He So Good?

Randy Stoklos have hands of sweet smooth butter. He was the master of the Kong block at the net. Stoklos passed the ball with laser-like precision. He is responsible for changing the dynamic of the sport with his athleticism and overpowering force at the net.

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