As Wilson leads the way in innovation, we engage fantastic players who move their sports forward. Here’s a look at three exceptional volleyball players who push themselves to be the best and have now joined our Advisory Staff. Welcome to Team Wilson!
Hailing from Hermosa Beach, California, beach volleyball was always around Zana for as long as she can remember. Born into a family of athletes, she recalls that all of her favorite childhood memories center around sports. She began playing volleyball in middle school and stayed with it through college at UCLA. Zana appreciates the style of play in beach volleyball because players must be tough and versatile. And she is no stranger to toughness: Zana played every match for UCLA in the 2018 NCAA Championship with a torn MCL and saw her team win that national championship. Zana believes that working hard and having fun is the best advice to give young and new volleyball players. Follow Zana at @zanamuno
The combination of the beach and volleyball—her two favorites—proved irresistible to Crissy when she was 12 years old. Crissy plays both beach and indoor volleyball and is only the second player in NCAA history to be an All-American for both versions of the sport. Her final beach season in graduate school at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was the first time the college won its conference and made it to the NCAA Championship tournament. She broke into the sport and finished in the top ten of four events in her first AVP season, garnering her a nomination for the AVP Rookie of the Year Award. She advises new and young players to be coachable, be unafraid to try new things, and express gratitude to the people who help them along the way. Follow Crissy at @crissyjones28
Watching the 2012 Olympics taught Troy to enjoy beach volleyball, and after he graduated high school, playing with a Wilson ball taught him to love and pursue the sport. Avidly watching AVP matches on YouTube sparked Troy’s motivation to begin preparing to play professionally. Deeply inspired by volleyball legend Karch Kiraly, Troy started training for the AVP in 2016 and had his breakout season in 2018. He also joined the FIVB World Tour in 2019 as part of the first USA Snow Volleyball team, and his team won both gold and silver medals that year. Troy advises young and new players to be the best partner they can be, hustle for every ball, and be positive and encouraging. Follow Troy at @troyfield_beach