35 of the Hottest Women’s Beach Volleyball Players on the Planet

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35 of the Hottest Women's Beach Volleyball Players on the Planet

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Every so often a sport comes along that blesses us with a mixture of undeniable beauty, pure artistry, and cutthroat competition. A sport that is fast paced, highly entertaining, and absolutely serious. This is what we have in the wonderful sport of women’s beach volleyball.

Every year, women from all over the world come together in competition to see who is the best of the best. Paired up in teams of two, these women leave everything they have out on the sand, fighting desperately to be named the best duo ever.

Over the years there have been several couples that have become household names, like the United States tandem of Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treaner, but for the most part, the sport is off the mainstream radar, rarely mentioned on the all access sports channels. For some reason, the networks are dominated by extremely large men in form fitting spandex with seat darkening all of the wrong places. It makes no sense, really, so we here at Rant Sports decided to help give the women of professional beach volleyball the attention they deserve.

The following slideshow features 35 of the hottest stars in women’s beach volleyball today. The list could have been much longer, and there were plenty of women who could have easily been interchanged with the ones that we have featured. This is unavoidable when every single candidate has what it takes to be named among the 35 hottest players in today’s game.

Hopefully you enjoy the list as we have put it together, but if you disagree, have someone you feel we missed, or want to contribute in anyways whatsoever, please feel free to leave your comments in the space below.

Now, let’s hit the “Next” tab and get this slideshow started!

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35. Sophie van Gestel

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34. Sanne Keizer

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33. Rachel Wacholder

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32. Marleen van Iersel

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31. Gabrielle Reece

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30. Talita Rocha

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29. Ilka Semmier

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AS you can see, Germany's Iika Semmmier is pretty excited to have made our list!

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28. Tereza Tobiasova

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Tereza Tobiasova gives her all on the beach and we are happy to give her our 28th position.

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27. Shauna Mullin

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The lesser known of Great Britian's famous duo, Shauna Mullin is one Brit we can seriously dig. Apologies for the horrible pun.

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26. Brooke Hanson

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The first USA player to make our list Brooke Hanson is one of the best the States have to offer!

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25. Angelina Grun

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Our second German on the list, Angelina Grun continually makes her country proud!

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24. Maria Antonelli

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The great country of Brazil makes its first appearance on our list as Maria Antonelli shows her face...sort of.

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23. Katrien Gielen

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The only Belgian to make the top 30, Katrien Gielan is a valiant representative of a country that was sadly overlooked!

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22. Lilliana Fernandez

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One half of Spain's terrific pairing, Lilliana Fernandez could have easily been placed higher on the list, but she is a welcome participant at number 22.

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21. Kristyna Kolocova

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Kristyna Kolocova has proven herself to be one of the brightest stars the Czech Republic has put on the sand.

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20. April Ross

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The United States are fortunate to have so much talent represent the stars and stripes and April Ross does her country proud.

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19. Katrin Holtwick

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Sadly, Katrin Holtwick is the last of our German players to make our list, but she is the perfect woman to represent at 19.

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18. Barbara Hansel

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In a surprising turn of events, Barbara Hansel is the only player from down under to make our list. It makes us cherish her appearance even more! (as if we needed any help with that!!)

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17. Zhang Xi

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The Chinese have made a big impact on the sport in the last several years and Zhang Xi is a well respected addition to any type of top talent list!

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16. Jen Kessy

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Another of America's sweethearts, Jen Kessy is everything her country loves in their athletes!

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15. Maria Tsiartsiani

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The first of our Italian friends, Maria Tsiartsiani is a wonderful talent. We also hear she has a great personality!

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14. Mayra Garcia

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Mexico can be satisfied with their silver medalist as Mayra Garcia represents at the number 14 spot on our list.

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13. Zara Dampney

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The other half of Great Brittan's top pairing, Zara Dampney was a photographer favorite at the London Olympics in 2012. We understand why.

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12. Misty May-Treanor

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One half of the United States most famous beach volleyball team, Misty May-Treanor is a major reason for the sport's exposure in the States.

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11. Juliana Felisberta Da Silva

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It seems every country has a team they are most proud of and Juliana Felisberta Da Silva is one half of Brazil's Dynamic Duo

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10. Marta Menegatti

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Italy is well represented once again, as Marta Menegatti starts our countdown of the top ten hottest women in beach volleyball.

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9. Talita Antunes

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It is unfortunate that the quality of this Talita Antunes photo is a bit lacking. Still, it is a fantastic shot of one beautiful woman.

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8. Sarah Goller

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As you can see with Sarah Goller, the United States has represented well.

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7. Siri Bjorkesett

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Sweden offers so many talented players to the sport and there is no doubt they were snubbed on this list, but Siri Bjorkesett is the perfect person to demonstrate all of the beauty and skill her country has to offer.

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6. Giada Benazzi

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Giada Banazzi is simply an Italian wonder. They should have a day of celebration held in her honor. Monthly. We will celebrate her here at number six.

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5. Elsa Baquerizo

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One of the sports most recognizable faces, Elsa Baquerizo makes Spain proud every time she steps on to the sand. We think she is the perfect way to start out our top five!

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4. Larissa Franca

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Along with her partner (#11), Larissa Franca is the star of the Brazilian beach volleyball scene, and she is a perfect fit at number four on our list.

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3. Kerri Walsh

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In what may be the biggest surprise of our list, Kerri Walsh steals a spot in our top three. Under normal circumstances, the second half of America's favorite team may have slipped further down the list, but this picture is one-of-a-kind and deserves to be honored as such.

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2. Maria Clara Salgado

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Da Salva and Franca may be the most famous duo to come out of Brazil, but Maria Clara Salgado is our favorite by far!

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1. Maria Virginia Zonta

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The one and only Argentinian to make our list was well worth the wait! Maria Virginia Zonta is everything that we look for in a woman. She is smart, strong, lithe, athletic, and much, much more. She is so impressive we feel she takes our top spot without having to put up much of a fight. What do you think?

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35 Hottest Beach Vollyball Players Ever


There you have our 35 hottest beach volleyball players in the world. Hopefully you enjoyed the list and now have something to Rant about. Please feel free to add your thoughts, argue the numbers, or berate us for leaving someone off of the list. Use the comments below or reach out to us on twitter using #RML which stands for Rant My Life.

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  • caveman1313

    i think i spot some lady bush there in #1

    • Daniel Pasadena

      I like a nice bush!

    • Bill

      Indeed it does look like it! She’s Argentinian and therefore, unlike so many American women, likely sports a nice, delicious full bush!

  • 230JHP

    You would have to be gay, blind or both not to just LOVE this sport!

  • Blackie

    I see a lot of small tittie cunkts & lesbians.

    • Billy Elkheart

      Keep talkin like that and you’ll see alot more lesbins!

  • http://worlditruth.blogspot.com/ World Issues Truth

    worlditruth.blogspot.com filtering the nonsense…

  • TonyWestover

    Kerri Walsh not only higher up than Misty May but at freakin’ 3rd?

    This list is invalid.

  • host123

    Get your self a nice thick leather belt and show these ladies what real men wear. Visit zlleather for great price on leather belt.

  • geezer1948

    Lovely pics (and chicks), but you spoiled it with so many annoying pop-up ads. :(

  • theRadioMetrixNews

    A joke of a list Keri Walsh #3 is a big joke. I always watched them because of skills and Misty’s backside. This list is filled with to many flat bottoms.

  • Chetty1

    There is no need for them to wear these skimpy uniforms… and I’m not gay!!! Let them wear their swim suits on the beach. They should be allowed to concentrate more on the game than worrying about their clam coming out for all the world to see!!!

  • LordBinks

    Seriously? A careful analysis was made of all female beach volley ball players and they were graded? Or just round up any 35 photos of skimpily dressed women on the beach and stick them in any order? In what way is 12 better than say 27? And those slavering over them and giving it all the big talk probably wouldn’t know what to do with them.

  • Steve Tanton

    How did #31, Gabrielle Reece make the line-up? Nice babe I suppose, but low-res photo, and not one of volleyball. Poor choice.

    • Billy Elkheart

      Your photo should be LOWER-res.

  • devildoge

    why are there no women of color in this list. All I see are white women no matter what country they are from. And don’t give me the BS about there are no women of color in this sport. And who ever made this list is strictly racist.

    • Billy Elkheart

      Hispanics and Asians count as “people of color”, so shut the fu-cup!

    • David McSparron

      There are plenty of women of color there. Are you blind?

  • Scammer Slammer

    God forgive me for even thinking this, I love scantily clad women. The less they wear the happier I am BUT you have to reach a limit and I think it’s been exceeded. Female rock stars and female athletes show far too much skin these days, Which I love seeing but that does not make it a good thing.
    Youth has always been influences by what they see and with Miley, TV Shows that I do enjoy by the way including 2 broke girls, 2 men and especially Bad Teacher set terrible examples for young kids, especially girls who emulate what they see and dopey young boys who push little girls to be slutty..
    This stuff is fine for over 21 people, but is horrible for kids as is shown in the numerous recent news stories of young girls under 17 Sexting naked and sexual pictures of themselves .
    The 50′s through 70′s were a terrible time for censoring not even allowing married couples in TV shows to share the same bed or for belly buttons to be shown, but todays crotch shots, ass cheeks and bottom boob pics along with see through clothes worn by actresses in public to awards shows and Miley getting naked for her videos is just pathetic and really needs to be slowed down fast then out in reverse to try to remember we need to protect kids and help them grow up well and to be respected as well as to respect others. Being a scanty clad slut is not a good role model for they youth of today and tomorrow.
    we need to eliminate making pigs famous for being no moral sluts and low lifes like the snookie crew and those kardASSions and to realize no sexual humor exists and G od knows I love bisexual girls but it is NOT what we should be teaching our kids to do before they turn 13
    Again I state personally as an adult I enjoy those shows and I love slutty ladies. I have no kids so no personal worries, but we have to keep in mind as well as to see the connection between kinky sports wear, naked singers in videos and the outbreak of popularity of sexting within 12 -17 year of girls and boys.
    It’s your kids and grand kids who will be affected negatively so why is it no parents are speaking out about this?

    • David McSparron

      Violence is MUCH more dangerous to kids than nudity. Nudity is natural, violence is not.

  • InDaHouse!

    Call me gross…but I would rim all these hotties after they take sloppy dumps.

  • GoofyGopher

    Some of the pics look like they were printed on Silly Putty or do I need 3D glasses?

  • JPalm

    Some look real butch! Getting less fem every year.

  • ACBaughman

    You missed Marketa Sukova of Czech Republic.

  • Jack Heinly

    Theres not one tit in the whole bunch……………….