Teamed with Todd Rogers
at the beginning of the 2006 season.
Dalhausser enjoyed a break-out year in 2006,
winning eight AVP tournaments with Todd Rogers along with an FIVB Grand
Slam event in Austria. He was named the Most Improved Player by both the
AVP and FIVB, and in a testament to his all-around game, was selected as
the AVP's Best Offensive Player (for the second straight season) as well
as the FIVB's Best Blocker.
Had played only four events with players other than Nick Lucena before
the 2006 season. They were the lowest seeded team (16th) to defeat the
top-ranked team of 2004, Karch Kiraly and Mike Lambert, when they beat
. Played in five qualifiers in 2003, but
their seventh-place finish to start the 2004 season enabled them to make
the main draw ever since.
In Austin in 2005 he registered his first title ever, winning three
matches in the contender's bracket and defeating each of the top three
seeds in the tournament. Led the Tour in blocks in 2005 (405) and was
sixth in kill percentage (.588). Dalhausser led the AVP in 2006 in
blocks (2.56 per game), hitting percentage (.481) and kill percentage
(.627), while ranking fifth in aces (.62 per game). In 2005 he was the
most popular men's player in the AVP Fantasy Beach Volleyball Contest.
Dalhausser was born in Switzerland, where he lived for one year. His
father is German and his mother is Swiss. Has one brother, and his
father is his role model. He didn't start playing volleyball until his
senior year in high school, where he played basketball and tennis.
"Federalie" received a business degree from University of Central
Florida, playing on the club team there.
Favorite Movie: Gangs of New York... Favorite Band: Led
Favorite Show: SportsCenter... Favorite Meal: Steak and
If you weren't playing professional volleyball, what would you be
I would probably be sitting behind a computer crunching numbers
- AVP Best Offensive Player 2005, 2006
- AVP Most Improved Player 2006
- FIVB Best Blocker 2006
- FIVB Most Improved Player 2006