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Emily Day

USA National Beach Volleyball Player



Age: 28 years old

Height: 6’1’’
Wing Span: 6’4’’
Approach Touch: 10’

My Team:
Jen Kessy, partner- 2012 silver medalist
José Loiola, coach- 2000 Olympian, 1999 World Championships Winner, 2x Manhattan Beach Open Champion
Andy Ces, coach- French beach national team player
Anthony Darmiento, trainer- USA Beach Volleyball Strength and Conditioning Coach

College: Applied Mathematics degree from Loyola Marymount University

Hometown: Torrance, CA and currently living in Hermosa Beach, CA

What I do off the court: reading, hiking, snowboarding, bike rides along the beach, dinners with friends, traveling, and math

First professional moment:  Making my pro beach volleyball debut in Long Beach in July 2007 while still in college, my partner Heather Hughes and I established an AVP record for the lowest-seeded team to advance from the qualifier (seeded 54th), as well as for the youngest team to do so (combined age just over 41 years).

“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” - Vince Lombardi

Pieces of Me

“To be outstanding, be comfortable with being uncomfortable"

AVP NYC 2015 Champs

LMU 2005-2009

Media Day on top of the Empire State Building

Training in Portland, Maine

Playing in a postcard

Emily Day jersey in MGM Grand Las Vegas

My office is your vacation spot

DIG Photo Shoot


I am American Made

My team

First pitch at the Cincinnati Reds game

I Will What I Want

"I am a great believer in luck, & I find the harder I work, the more I have of it"

Giving back for Got Your 6 with the #AmericanSelfie

Coaching Desert Sand Volleyball Camp

Exploring Brazil


Traveling the word and living my dream

Youngest team to qualify for an AVP tournament

Bumping against the Berlin wall

"Take your sister to work" day

"Do What Others Say You Can't"

Hiking the Fjords in Norway

"Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up"

DIG Photo Shoot

Em Day Fans

Live the Life You Love


Next stop...

Team USA Selfie


“Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.” - Jerry Rice

Day News

How Emily Day Gears Up For The Olympics

Attempting to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, Emily Day talks with ThePostGame to show how training & nutrition is all part of the equation.

29 Jan 2016

#GivingIsMyStyle with Paul Mitchell

Emily Day challenges you to join her and her sponsor Paul Mitchell in the month of December in the ‪#‎GivingIsMyStyle‬ fundraiser.

10 Dec 2015

Get to know Paul Mitchell athlete Emily Day

Paul Mitchell asked Emily to give the scoop on her career, inspirations, favorite Paul Mitchell products & more!

2 Sep 2015

West High product Emily Day emerges as beach volleyball star

Emily Day from West Torrance discusses how her unusual path led her to this point in her career

14 Aug 2015

USA Beach Volleyball Athletes at AVP NYC: Rio 2016 in Sight

Maria Marino catches up with top USA beach players in NYC about competing in the AVP & an Olympic berth.

5 Aug 2015

Jen Kessy and Emily Day win AVP Tour’s New York City Open

Jen Kessy and Emily Day win their first tournament as a team at AVP’s New York City stop.

21 Jul 2015

AVP Players Visit Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Emily Day, Jen Kessy and April Ross visit the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans

26 May 2015

Rio test event gives U.S. beach volleyball stars glimpse of 2016 Games

The U.S. team is getting a preview of the venue and conditions in Rio ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

27 Feb 2015

Jennifer Kessy, Emily Day form new beach volleyball partnership

Olympic silver medalist Jennifer Kessy will return to beach volleyball next season, after taking this year off

17 Nov 2014

Emily Day shares the key to winning an AVP Beach Volleyball tournament

Watch to find out what Emily Day says are the keys to winning an AVP tournament.  Will it be hard work?

21 May 2014

Emily Day hoping it all adds up with Jen Kessy

USA’s Emily Day was a regular on the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour alongside the likes of Summer Ross,

4 Feb 2015

AVP Team Profile Emily Day & Jen Kessy- AVP GoPro

Check out this behind the scenes look at the new team of Emily Day and Olympic Silver Medalist Jen Kessy.

3 Feb 2015

Watch AVP Cincinnati Women’s Final Highlights

In their first AVP final together, Summer Ross and Emily Day go head to head with Kerri Walsh Jennings

17 Sep 2013

Best Play of the AVP Manhattan Beach Open Semi Finals

The BEST rally of the semi finals match at the 2014 AVP Beach Volleyball Manhattan Beach Open between

29 Oct 2014

AVP Practice Session Day/Ross vs Carico/Hochevar: AVP GoPro Clips

An AVP Beach Volleyabll Practice Session with Lane Carico and Brittany Hochevar versus Emily Day

1 Jun 2014

AVP Tour Preview: Talking with the Top Two Seeds in Beach Volleyball

Just a year ago, 21-year-old Summer Ross and her 26-year-old partner Emily Day never expected to be the number

30 May 2014


February 23-28, 2016

FIVB Open Maceio, Brazil- 17th Place


March 8-13, 2016

FIVB Grand Slam Rio, Brazil- 25th Place


March 15-20, 2016

FIVB Open Victoria, Brazil- 9th Place


April 12-17, 2016

FIVB Open Xiamen, China- 9th Place


April 19-24, 2016

FIVB Open Fuzhou, China- 9th Place


April 26-May 1, 2016

FIVB Open Fortaleza, Brazil


May 3-8, 2016

FIVB Open Sochi, Russia


May 6-8, 2016

AVP Huntington Beach


May 10-15, 2016

FIVB Open Antalya, Turkey


May 17-22, 2016

FIVB Open Cincinnati, USA


May 24-29, 2016

FIVB Grand Slam Moscow, Russia


June 3-5, 2016

AVP Seattle


June 7-12, 2016

FIVB Grand Slam Hamburg, Germany


June 14-19, 2016

FIVB Grand Slam Poland


June 17-19, 2016

AVP New York City


June 24-26, 2016

AVP San Francisco


June 28-July 3, 2016

FIVB Major Series Porec, Croatia

July 5-10, 2016

FIVB Major Series Gstaad, Switzerland


July 15-17, 2016

AVP Manhattan Beach


July 23-28, 2016

FIVB Grand Slam Long Beach, USA


July 26-31, 2016

FIVB Major Series Klagenfurt, Austria


August 5-20, 2016

Olympics Rio, Brazil


September 1-4, 2016

AVP Chicago


October 11-16, 2016

FIVB Open Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


October 25-30, 2016

FIVB World Tour Finals






Countdown to Brazil

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A special thank you to photographers Mpu Dinani, Jim Wolf, and Ed Chan.