Volleyball has never really caught on as a sport. This is sort of odd. It is reasonably enjoyable to play. There is a fair amount of action and pretty much anyone can be relatively effective up to a certain level. So, other than the Olympics, why isn't it that popular?
Well, watching volleyball isn't quite as fun. The sport kind of lags and unless there is an amazing volley going on there really isn't that much exciting to see. Well, if you are watching guys play that is.
Watching Women's Volleyball is a little bit different and is a lot more fun to watch. Why? Because almost all of them are ridiculously hot. I mean really hot. It is hard to find a successful female volleyball player that doesn't have an amazing body, and many of them are gorgeous.
It is hard to tell which is which, it is sort of a chicken and the egg argument. Are hot girls drawn to playing volleyball, or does playing volleyball tone a girl's body in a way that makes them hot? How can it possibly be that there are so many amazing looking women playing volleyball?
There are a lot, and I do mean a lot, of really hot female volleyball players out there. Here is a list of the 10 hottest female volleyball players in the world.
10 Sara Goller
Born on May 21, 1984 in Germany, Sara Goller is a professional beach volleyball player currently teamed up with Laura Ludwig. The duo represent Hertha BSC. There's just something about Germans. Maybe it's the blonde hair, blue eyes combination.
Thus far, she's had quite the career, winning the U20 European Championships, the U23 European Championship and several podium finishes at other world tournaments. Both Goller and Ludwig competed at 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. They finished 9th in the former, and were eliminated in the quarterfinals in the latter.
9 Zara Dampney
Zara Dampney is a volleyball player from Britain that competed in the 2012 Olympics. With that body, she could compete in many other sports, such as gymnastics. Her partner is Shauna Mullin. She is not only hot, but she is smart as well, holding a law degree from the University of Sheffield.
Zara doesn't mess around when it comes to looking good and staying in shape. She says that a "typical week for her involves a one-hour strength and conditioning session, a two-hour volleyball technical session on the sand and a one-hour recovery session (such as yoga a 20-minute cycle followed by stretching)."
8 Tandara Caixeta
Tandara Caixeta is Brazilian. And like most Brazilians, she's beautiful. In fact, she is one of many of ridiculously hot women on the Brazilian national team, almost all of them look amazing.
The young Tandara was first selected to the national team in 2011. She has since won a silver medal in the FIVB World Grand Prix, a gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in London and the World Grand Championships Cup in 2013 in Japan. She's hot and she's a winner. What's more to like?
7 Jennifer Kessy
Jennifer Kessy has been a professional beach volleyball player for a long time now. She is an excellent athlete in general and was the MVP of her swim team in high school before going on to USC and playing volleyball where she was named an All American Player.
As a pro, she teamed up with April Ross and went on to win the world championship. Kessy and Ross won the silver medal in the 2012 Olympics in London. She is not only gorgeous, but is also quite wealthy as she has won well over a million dollars in prize money over the years. Who says you can't make money playing volleyball in a bikini?
6 Sheilla Castro
Standing at 6 foot 2 inches tall, Sheilla Castro is one of the tallest female volleyball players around as well as one of the hottest. Castro was in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, which were held in Beijing, China, and in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. She has won the most valuable player award in two national competitions.
She will not play for Brazil in 2016 as she has a contract with a Turkish National team. Sadly, Sheilla is married, which is too bad as she may be one of the best looking woman on the list.
5 Siri Bjorkesett
While most of the others on this list are well known for playing volleyball, Siri is on here purely because she is so, so good looking. Some say that she is the hottest volleyball player they have ever seen.
Siri is from Oslo, Norway and is 5 foot 10 inches tall, and mostly plays beach volleyball. Oh and did we mention how hot she is? She'll have to rely on her beauty post-volleyball career because she hasn't found much success playing the sport. According to reports, she's made less than $10,000 in international play. I'd bet she makes 10 times that amount modelling.
4 Sanne Keizer
Dutch player Sanne Keizer began her career in 1996. She soon found herself in the country's national youth team for a few years before turning pro. While she hasn't had huge success as a volleyball player, she has been very good at looking hot while playing, which is what this list is about.
She did manage to get some noticeable finishes throughout her career. Keizer was part of duo that won the Under-18 World Championships but fell just shy in the European Championship the same year. Keizer participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London where she and her partner Marleen van Iersel were knocked out of the first knockout round.
3 Marta Menegatti
Born on August 16, 1990, Marta Menegatti is an Italian beach volleyball player. She is so pretty that to call her hot is an understatement. She has gorgeous eyes and an amazing smile.
Menegatti has had minimal success playing the game. Alongside Greta Cicolari, the duo qualified for the 2012 London Olympics and actually performed quite well in the round robin portion of the tournament, winning three straight matches. But they eventually lost to Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh of the United States. Yeah, those two are pretty unstoppable.
2 Rachel Wacholder
Rachel is by any account a very successful beach volleyball player and also incredibly good looking.
Originally from Laguna Beach, she started early and played volleyball in high school and was the girls' California State Player of the Year. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Communications where she was also named Big 12 All-Conference, twice.
She is one of the best players on the pro volleyball tour, having won 23 championship matches since the beginning of 2005. She has won the Best Defensive Player and the Most Improved Player on the pro tour.
Wacholder has said that if she didn't become a pro volleyball player she might have tried to become a doctor. She puts her looks to good use when not playing volleyball; she has appeared in commercials and has also modeled.
1 Gabrielle Reece
Well, it wouldn't be a list of hot volleyball players if Gabrielle Reece wasn't on it. She is arguably the hottest volleyball player of all time.
She was born in California, but was raised in the Virgin Islands. She returned to the US when she was in the 11th grade and went to college at Florida State, where she set school records in blocks, many of which still stand today. After she graduated, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in modeling while also starting a career in pro volleyball.
She played pro volleyball for many years and was quite successful and she won numerous awards. Reece was also a very popular model, beginning that path while attending FSU. In 1989 she was named one of the five most beautiful women in the world by the fashion magazine Elle. To the surprise of many, she took it all off for Playboy in 2001 and even appeared on the cover.