Beach Volleyball Star Misty May-Treanor and USA Soccer Captain Kate Markgraf lead an impressive roster of 18 CATZ-trained Olympians to Beijing.

Needham, MA (PRWEB) August 6, 2008 — CATZ Sports Performance Centers (CATZ) is pleased to announce that eighteen CATZ-trained athletes will be participating in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. These athletes all rely on CATZ to prepare them to excel in their sport.

Highlighting the list of CATZ-trained Olympians are Misty May-Treanor, the reigning gold medalist in Beach Volleyball, and Kate Markgraf, co-captain of the USA Women’s Soccer Team.

May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh form the winningest team in beach volleyball history. May-Treanor won the Gold Medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics, was named Most Valuable Player of the AVP Tour in 2005 and 2007 and has won three consecutive FIVB World Championships. May-Treanor trained at the CATZ training facility in Anaheim, CA.

Markgraf will be seeking her third Olympic Medal in Beijing, having previously won Gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and Silver at the 2000 Sidney Olympics, as well as a World Cup Championship in 1999. She ranks second on the team with 185 caps, just behind fellow co-captain Christie Rampone. Markgraf trained at CATZ in Needham, MA.

“We are thrilled to have 18 of our athletes competing in the Beijing Games.” stated CATZ Founder and President Jim Liston, “These Olympians have earned the right to represent their country through a combination of incredible talent and relentless work ethic. We wish them well in their quest for medals.”

The 2008 Olympic Team Members training at CATZ Sports Performance Centers are:
Angela Hucles    – USA Women’s Soccer
Kate Markgraf    – USA Women’s Soccer
Misty May-Treanor – USA Beach Volleyball
Emmanuel Ekpo – Nigerian Men’s Soccer
Robbie Rogers    – USA Men’s Soccer
Frankie Hejduk (alternate) – USA Men’s Soccer
Lloy Ball – USA Men’s Volleyball
Sean Rooney – USA Men’s Volleyball
David Lee – USA Men’s Volleyball
Rich Lambourne – USA Men’s Volleyball
Reid Priddy – USA Men’s Volleyball
Ryan Millar – USA Men’s Volleyball
Riley Salmon – USA Men’s Volleyball
Tom Hoff – USA Men’s Volleyball
Clay Stanley – USA Men’s Volleyball
Kevin Hansen – USA Men’s Volleyball
Gabe Gardner – USA Men’s Volleyball
Scott Touzinsky – USA Men’s Volleyball

About CATZ Sports Performance Centers
CATZ Sports Performance Center (Competitive Athlete Training Zone) is recognized as a leading provider of sports performance training to athletes of all ages and abilities. For more than a decade, CATZ has trained athletes to enhance their speed, agility, strength, power, and quickness, while also focusing on reducing the risk of injuries. CATZ operates 14 training centers around the country. For more information, please go to


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