Phil Dalhausser 

United States  

Photo: Ken Delgado

Nicknames:  Thin Beast, Moby, Federalie
Birth Date:  January 26, 1980 (26 years old)
Home Town:  Orlando, FL
Resides:  Santa Barbara, CA
Height:   6'9"
College:  Central Florida
  Best Finish Winnings
Domestic: 1st (11 times)  AVP $229,690
International:  1st  FIVB $61,600
Overall: 1st (12 times) $291,290
Bio Bits:
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 them in
Hermosa Beach . 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 Zepplin...

Favorite Show: SportsCenter... Favorite Meal: Steak and potatoes

If you weren't playing professional volleyball, what would you be doing?
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