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Photos of Hydro athlete Sarah Sponcil practicing.

Performance Athlete

Sarah Sponcil

United States United States


Though a unicycling prodigy, Sarah Sponcil is better known as one of the best beach volleyball players in the world. At UCLA, Sarah led her Bruins to their first (and only) Beach Volleyball National Championships in 2018 and 2019. In her first professional year, Sarah experienced immediate and astounding success. In a thrilling last-minute Olympic Tokyo 2020 Qualification period, Sarah won the final two events and clinched one of only two USA Olympic berths. She and her partner became the youngest team in history to represent the USA in beach volleyball and earned 9th place. Sarah loves volleyball, but it’s certainly not her whole life. Her motto is “I AM ENOUGH,” a message of self-confidence and contentment she wants everyone she meets to believe. Most of the time, you can find her laughing (loudly) with friends and family, hate-watching the Bachelor, or eating free chips and salsa while waiting for a marg.