Angela Rock
Born: 10/15/63
Hometown: Lakewood, CA
Currently: Carlsbad, CA
Height: 5'8"
College: San Diego State
Seasons Played: 15th Season

Career Highlights
  • Rock is one of the winningest players in the history of women's pro beach volleyball with 27 tournament titles and over $439,000 in prize money.
  • Her best finish last season was a fourth at the Oldsmobile Beach Volleyball Olympic Challenge Series event in Deerfield Beach, Florida, with Karrie Poppinga.
  • Her best finishes on the BVA Tour were sevenths at Oceanside with Poppinga, and Hermosa Beach with Patty Dodd.
  • Of her 27 wins, 18 of them came with Karolyn Kirby.
  • She has one of the best serves on the beach, winning the Silver Bullet ace award on the domestic tour in 1992, 1995, and 1996.
  • She played on the USA women's indoor National Team form 1985-1989, and played in the 1999 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
  • She also was a member of the indoor USA Women's National Team when it won a bronze medal at the 1987 Pan American Games and played at the 1986 World Championships.


  • Rock competed in volleyball at San Diego State from 1981-1984.
  • Was a first team All-American in 1984.
  • Played on Final Four teams in 1981 and 1982.
  • Was inducted into the San Diego State Hall of Fame in 1991.
  • Was a member of the track team, competing in javelin, and had a best throw of 160-feet, 4-inches.


  • Rock's parents are Fred and Janet Podel. She has four brothers, Dan, Ken, Ed, and Rick, and two sisters, Sandy and Brenda.
  • Graduated from San Diego State in 1984.
  • She was a firefighter in San Diego.
  • In 1999, she served as head women's volleyball coach at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • Hobbies include surfing, golf, and reading.

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