About the Author

Emily Adams Knight

Emily Adams Knight

Volleyball Promotions and Assistant Business Unit Manager for Volleyball Apparel
Residence | Phoenix, AZ

Emily Adams Knight played volleyball at the University of Southern California from 2001-2004 and was a member of two DI Women's National Championship teams (2002, 2003).   Emily is a three time AVCA 1st Team All American (2002, 2003, 2004) and a three time Academic All American (2002, 2003, 2004).   Following her success at USC, she played professionally in Puerto Rico in 2005. Emily's passion for sports runs deep.   Her brother, Justin, played volleyball at the collegiate level for the University of California Santa Barbara.  Her father, Alvan, played professional basketball for the Phoenix Suns for 13 years and her husband, Matt, played baseball at Davidson College.   A native of Phoenix Arizona,  Emily now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Recent articles

Back-to-Back Grand Prix Champions by Jordan Larson

by Emily Adams Knight on September 13, 2011

Many things have happened since the last time I  blogged.  When I last wrote we had just finished our first week of Grand Prix in China and had three left to go.  We traveled to Japan and Hong Kong and won our pools at each location which qualified us for the finals in Macau, China.  We were put into pools of 4 and played a round robin tournament for the first three days.  We finished 2nd in our pool, after losing to Brazil in four sets, which placed us against Serbia in the Semifinal.  We beat Serbia in three which moved us into the FINALS and a rematch agains...

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USA Volleyball counts down to the USAV Girls' Jr. Nationals in Atlanta

by Emily Adams Knight on June 17, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 16, 2011) – The 32nd annual USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC) will take place from June 25-July 4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.Read the full article here.

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Record Attendance Projected for Open Tryouts

by Emily Adams Knight on February 10, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 10, 2011) – USA Volleyball projects a record 215 athletes will participate in open tryouts for the U.S. Women’s National Team, U.S. Women’s National A2 Program and U.S. Women’s Junior National Team. The tryouts are set for Feb. 25-27, 2011, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The tryouts are open to current college-age athletes and older. The U.S. Women’s National Team program is open to athletes who have concluded their college eligibility and who wish to train full-time. ...

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Does Mizuno Sponsor the US National teams?

by Emily Adams Knight on January 22, 2011

Yes – the USAV Men’s and Women’s teams won the gold and silver medals respectively in 2008 while wearing our gear.

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What makes a Mizuno Volleyball Shoe unique?

by Emily Adams Knight on December 6, 2010

We take great pride in the design of our volleyball shoes.  Patented Wave technology combined with supportiveness for lateral movement are examples of features within our shoes that give your game an extra edge. 

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