Shortly before the end of 2011 we present to you the best players of season 2011. According to its annual tradition FIVB acknowledged the individuals who grabbed the attention of players, coaches, referees and officials.



Quite deservedly, the new World champions Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego were announced the best beach volleyball team after winning the 2011 FIVB Swath World Tour season point championship with five gold medals in 11 events and a total match record of 60-8 (88.2 percent). The Brazilians together took seven of the awards. The only award that was not assigned after a vote was the one for the fastest serve, which went to Eric Koreng from Germany for his 108.1 km/h serve during the Grand Slam event in Moscow.

Swatch-FIVB World Tour 2011 Individual Awards

Most Outstanding
Emanuel Rego (Brazil)

Best Blocker
Alison Cerutti (Brazil)

Best Defensive Player
Reinder Nummerdor (Netherlands)

Best Hitter
Alison Cerutti (Brazil)

Best Offensive Player
Alison Cerutti (Brazil)

Best Server
Eric Koreng (Germany)

Best Setter
Phil Dalhausser (USA)

Most Improved Player
Mariusz Prudel (Poland)

Most Inspirational
Emanuel Rego (Brazil)

Emanuel Rego (Brazil)

Top Rookie
Sebastian Chevallier (Switzerland)

Team of the Year
Emanuel-Alison (Brazil)