The sandbox presents
The 2020 AVP Pro Player Event Series
The Sandbox is excited to announce that after the three-weekend 2020 AVP Champions Cup Series comes to a close on Sunday August 2nd, we will be hosting AVP Pros Troy Field, Eric Beranek, Geena Urango, Kelly Reeves and Terese Cannon a few days later! The Pro Training Sessions, Meet the Pros and Pro Exhibition events will be taking place at The Sandbox Indoor Beach Sports and Events facility in Groton CT, as well as in downtown Mystic CT.
Register now using the links below. These events WILL sell out, so don’t delay!!
Meet The AVP Pros
Troy Field grew up in San Clemente, CA playing soccer and football, then moved down to Lafayette, Louisiana and finished high school at Acadiana High. Troy decided to come back to California while the 2012 Olympics were going on and that is where Troy found his love for volleyball. Troy decided to pursue a career in beach volleyball in 2017.
In the 2017 Pro Tour season, Troy played in two AVP events — the Manhattan Beach Open and Hermosa Beach Open. Field qualified in Manhattan and finished with a 25th after battling through the 106 player qualifier. Field’s career quickly took off with him playing in various countries including Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, Cuba, and China.
Terese Cannon first started playing volleyball in high school. After spending her freshman year playing indoor at Georgetown University, she transferred to the University of Southern California in 2015 and played beach volleyball from 2015-2019 with the Trojans. During her tenure, Therese helped the team win three PAC12 titles and two National Championships. Therese was a part of the duo, along with partner Nicolette Martin, that won the final match in 2017 to win the Championship. She was a 2-time team captain, 3-time PAC12 All-Conference team pick, and a 2019 AVCA All American. Terese transitioned full time to a career playing professional beach volleyball on the AVP tour where she took a pair of 3rd place finishes (in Austin and Manhattan Beach).
Geena Urango was the first-ever collegiate beach volleyball scholarship recipient in 2011-12 competing at the University of Southern California. She has been competing on the AVP since 2014. In 2016 she was voted Most Improved Player, Best Server in 2018, and has appeared in 5 AVP Finals. Internationally, she won silver at the 3-Star FIVB event in Chetumal, Mexico in 2018, and she won gold at the NORCECA event in the Dominican Republic in 2019
Eric Beranek was born and raised in Redondo Beach, CA where he fell in love with the beach lifestyle. He grew up playing with his dad and a group of Manhattan Beach locals that would only play side-out scoring on the big court. This shaped Eric’s entire personality and outlook on life. Not only is Eric quick with the wit, but he’s also known as being one of the fastest players on the AVP.
After playing a few events here and there, he committed to beach volleyball full time in 2018 and qualified for four of six AVP tournaments, with a high of 13th. In 2019 he was the Volleyball Magazine’s Breakthrough Player of the Year, highlighted by a phenomenally-fought 3rd place with Bill Kolinske in the prestigious Manhattan Beach Open. Eric currently resides in Hermosa Beach, CA where he does the majority of his training.