Alix Klineman is a renowned volleyball player from US. She has won Gold Medal at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. She has played indoor volleyball for most of her career and recently shifted to beach volleyball. She is very tall and her height is 6.5 feet which is a huge advantage for her career. She has a very good track record in the game.
Alix usually plays in the position of Outside hitter and has played for several teams in her professional career. She initially played for Stanford University Team and later moved to Scavolini Pesaro. After that, she was part of Mc Carnaghi Villa Cortese and Imoco Volley Conegliano teams for a short period. She also played for Dentil Praia Clube.
She was also part of the US National team from 2008 till 2015. She has also won Gold Medals at FIVB BVB world tour in 2019 at Gstaad and Itapema tour and in 2018 at Yangzhou and The Hague Tour. Apart from that, sh e also won a silver medal at 2019 Tokyo tour in the beach volleyball segment.
Alix Klineman was born on 30th December 1989 in Torrance region of California, US. Alix Klineman’s current age is 33 years.
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Alix Klineman belongs to a Jewish family based in California. She spent her childhood in Manhattan Beach region of California. She completed her high school from Mira Costa High School in 2007. She was a good volleyball player at that time and was named the California Gatorade State Player of the Year for Volleyball in 2005 and 2006.
Alix later joined Stanford University and played for Stanford Cardinal Women’s Volleyball team from 2007 till 2010. She won several records when she was in college and led her team to multiple victories. After that, she was part of the US National Volleyball Team. She was part of the US Girl’s Youth National Team that won gold medal at NORCECA Championship in 2004.
She moved to Italy and played volleyball from 2011 till 2015 for many teams like Gruppo Sportivo, Volley Pesaro and others. She also played for few teams in Brazil for few years. Interestingly, she quit indoor volleyball in 2017 and moved to beach volleyball. She partnered with April Ross for most of her tournaments.
Alix Klineman is not yet married but engaged to Teddy Purcell. Her fiancee is a retired NHL Professional and both of them stay together in Teddy’s beach house in California. They got engaged in 2021 and plan to get married soon.
Alix Klineman is 6.5 feet tall. Her height is the first thing anyone would notice about her. She weighs around 80 kgs and has a slim outlook. She is Jewish by ethnicity and has a fair complexion. She usually maintains short to medium length hair which is straight. She is usually seen in casual dress on most occasions.
Alix Klineman was a good player even during her high school days. She was the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2006. Apart from that, she also won the MVP Award at California State Championship during 2006. She led her high school team to three consecutive victories at Southern Section CIF tournaments.
After joining Standford University, she played as a college senior and was the AVCA National Freshman of the Year. She led her college team to the NCAA Finals. She had a good track record in college and got more than 2000 kills. She was at the second rank in the US in 2010 with 5.55 kills per set and having an average of 6.25 points per set.
Alix Klineman also played for the US National team and helped them to win the gold medal at North Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation Championships for girls. She won the bronze medal at Pan American Games in 2011. After that, she moved to Italy in 2011 and played for Volley Pesaro, Gruppo Sportivo and other teams.
She even played in Brazil for AGIL Volley Novara and Praia Clube teams for a few years. She face suspension for 13 months due to steroid positive test in 2013 but managed to recover from that issue over the years. In 2017, she made a move to beach volleyball and became the AVP Rookie of the Year in 2017.
Alix Klineman joined April Ross and won many tournaments including their first tournament together. In 2018, they won four major tournaments including Manhattan Beach tournament, Austin Open and others. They won the gold medal at Yangzhou Open and were named as part of the AVP Team of the Year.
The pair continued their good performance in the next few years and won several tournaments. They won silver medal at 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Germany. They also won AVP Champions Cup, Wilson Cup and AVP Monster Hydro Cup in 2020.
Their most famous victory came with the gold medal at Summer Olympics 2020 which was held in Tokyo. Due to the covid pandemic, the event was held in 2021. Apart from that, they also won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open in 2021.
The net worth of Alix Klineman is around $4 million. She has played in International level for many years and won several medals and honours for her performance. She is also an Olympic Gold Medal winner. She has played for top clubs in her career and earned lot of money through contracts. She owns a luxury beach house, villa and many cars in California.
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Alix Klineman has won several awards in her career. She was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in the year 2015. She has also won the AVP Award three times in her career.
In 2013, she was suspended for 13 months for testing positive for anabolic androgenic steroids. She had taken the DHEA supplements used by her mother without knowing and this resulted in the positive results.
Apart from the US, Alix has also played in Brazil for Praia Clube and in Italy for Volley Pesaro, Oratoria Villa Cortese and Gruppo Sportivo in Italy for about 4 years from 2011 till 2015.
Alix Klineman has an impeccable track record along with April Ross and they have together won the Olympic Gold Medal in 2020. Apart from that, they have been honoured with Best Blocker and Most Improved Player at AVP Awards.
Alix is currently staying with her fiancee in his beach house. She renovated the house herself and moved in with him after getting engaged in 2021. They are planning to marry soon in the next few years.