Sunday, June 22, 2008

Dax done?

by Unknown at 1:01 AM

Dax HoldrenWhile enjoying the beer garden after yesterday's Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade, I heard from a local player that 2004 Olympian Dax Holdren would be retiring from his professional volleyball career after this season.

Holdren, 35, is considered one of the most naturally gifted players on the Tour, but hasn't won a tournament since 2005, and hasn't managed finish better than 7th so far this season. He also quit competing internationally in 2006 to reportedly devote more time to his family.

Were he to retire, he'd finish with at least 14 titles, career earnings of more than $680k, and the title of Olympian.

That's damn respectable.