2017-10-19 09:34:00 CEST
Meet the new American teams ready for the 2018 season
Casey Patterson is no longer single on the sand! The American has chosen Stafford Slick as his partner in crime on the court for the 2018 season at the beach.
Patterson, who reached the 2016 Olympics with Jake Gibb, has wasted no time in picking up a new teammate since the news broke that his former teammate Theo Brunner joined forces with John Hyden.
“Stafford is an extremely talented player,” Patterson told Volleyballmag.com. “He has made his dream a reality of becoming a top AVP player with work ethic and being a student of the game.
“I had multiple phone calls and sit downs with him and with each one I was more impressed. He is very professional, hungry, and wants to reach more of his potential. I want to make another run at an Olympics and he is the guy. We feed well off each other’s energy and I’m excited to see what we can do.”
Say hello to @staffordslick everyone. Excited to see what kind of damage we can do. #demigodbounce #pierbounceclub #stadiumbounceclub #icansetthatballallday #ialmostgotmyfaceblownoff 💣#suavehawk #earntheday #beachvolleyball
2,028 Likes, 131 Comments - Casey Patterson (@caseypatt) on Instagram: "Say hello to @staffordslick everyone. Excited to see what kind of damage we can do. #demigodbounce..."
Slick, 32, whose only appearance on the Swatch Major Series in 2017 was in Fort Lauderdale with Billy Allen, added: “I’m really excited to partner with Patterson.
“It wasn’t a decision that was easily arrived at, it was pretty tough to look at my best season to date, and make a partner switch.
“Casey and I, I think our goals internationally align, and that’s part of my process, having success on the domestic AVP tour, and taking that to the international tour. I want to test my game against the best in the world, and after conversations with defenders, Casey was the outright choice. He has the experience, the passion and drive to make a run at Tokyo.
“We’re going to take 2018, and put everything we have into it, and see how we go from there.
“I’m looking forward to the passion, the energy, and the fire he has for the game, and the positive energy on the court. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun.”
🏐Better serve us middle, because both sidelines are covered in 2018 🤓. Looking forward to partnering with the☝🏼and only @caseypatt next season 💥 ‼️Look out 🌎 ☄️💪🏼 #isoffseasonoveryet @wileyx #wileyx #fearthegoggles #poetryinmotion 😂 https://volleyballmag.com/beach-notebook-101817/
538 Likes, 38 Comments - Stafford Slick (@staffordslick) on Instagram: "🏐Better serve us middle, because both sidelines are covered in 2018 🤓. Looking forward to..."
To complete the list of partnerships, Slick’s former partner, Billy Allen, and Hyden’s ex-teammate Ryan Doherty have got together for the 2018 season.
Bring it on!