Liz Masakayan, born on December 31, 1964 in Quezon City, Philippines is a championship
athlete in both outdoor and indoor volleyball. She has 47 all-time wins and 181 all-time tournaments played. Her
partner is Karolyn Kirby and they are the Number 2 women's volleyball team in the world.
Masakayan has won $677,945 in winnings. Masakayan and her partner, Karolyn Kirby, have won 26
events in the United States as well as 3 events elsewhere. She has won numerous awards in her career, WPVA Best
Defensive Player 1991 and 1992, WPVA Best Hitter 1993 and 1994, WPVA Most Inspirational Player 1995 (because of her
numerous knee injures), WPVA Most Valuable Player 1992 and 1993, WVPA World Champion 1991, WPVA winner of 5
tournaments 1992, FIVB Winner of the World Beach Series 1993, FIVB World's Most Outstanding Player of the Year
1994, FIVB World Champion 1994, Goodwill Games Gold Medal Winner 1994, WPVA U.S. Shootout Champion 1995, WPVA U.S.
Open Champion 1995, WPVA Best of the Beach Champion 1997, FIVB World Championships Bronze Medal Winner 1999, FIVB
Brazil, Portugal, and China Open Champions 2000, and AVP Santa Barbara Champion 2001. Liz has had six knee
surgeries and with the help of her practitioner, Sharon Moyano, she was able to play for seven more years after
those surgeries eventually making it to the point where she didn't need anti-inflammatory medication.