UCLA won the NCAA Beach team title on Sunday, besting No. 4 seed Florida State 3-1.
The top pair in the country, however, will be crowned on Saturday at the Bridgestone USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships.
The event will feature 33 women’s teams hailing from 20 schools. Five pairs come from the NCAA runner-up Seminoles. FSU’s top three pairings Vanessa Freire/Tory Paranagua, Katie Horton/Hailey Luke and Sara Putt/Macy Jerger are in. Court 4’s Brooke Kuhlman is teaming up with Court 5’s Francesca Goncalves, while Court 5’s Madison Fitzpatrick will compete with Alaina Chacon.
LSU will be represented by three duos: Court 1 pair Claire Coppola/Kristen Nuss, Court 3 duo Olivia Powers/Hunter Domanski and Court 4’s Emmy Allen/Megan Davenport.
Also in from the NCAA Championships field are two teams from Pepperdine, South Carolina and USC and one from Hawaii.
Pepperdine’s top two pairs: Corinne Quiggle/Deahna Kraft and Madalyn Roh/Brook Bauer; South Carolina’s Court 1 and Court 3 duos: Cadie Bates/Katie Smith; Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder; while USC’s Abril Bustamante/Terese Cannon (Court 1) and Court 3’s Joy Dennis, who will team up with Briana Sizemore.
Presley Forbes/Cali Bunn will represent the Rainbow Wahine. The duo did not play in the NCAA Championships.
On the men’s side, a few standout indoor players will be in action: Hawaii’s Brett Rosenmeier, Lewis’ Matt Yoshimoto, Penn State’s Matt McLaren, Pepperdine’s Robert Mullahey and UC Irvine’s J.B. Kam.
Pool play begins on Thursday, while the semifinals and podium matches are slated for Saturday. The women’s final will air live on NBC.
Alabama-Birmingham: Kenley Adams / Sallianne Napolitano
Cal: Mima Mirkovic / Alexia Inman; Jessica Gaffney / Iya Lindahl
Cal Poly: Torrey Van Winden / Emily Sonny
Florida Atlantic: Gabrielle Dischler / Jessalyn Kinlaw; Carly Scarbrough / Brittany Pellitteri
Florida State: Vanessa Freire / Tory Paranagua; Hailey Luke / Katie Horton; Macy Jerger / Sara Putt; Brooke Kuhlman / Francesca Goncalves; Madison Fitzpatrick / Alaina Chacon
Georgia State: Tiffany Creamer / Brooke Weiner; Teegan Van Gunst / Annika Van Gunst
Grand Canyon: Molly Turner / Hannah Towne
Hawaii: Presley Forbes / Cali Bunn
Houston Baptist: Jessica Wooten / Aeriel Horton; Kayla Armer / Victoria Hinojosa
LSU: Olivia Powers / Hunter Domanski; Claire Coppola / Kristen Nuss; Emmy Allen / Megan Davenport
Loyola Marymount: Savannah Slattery / Madelon Leiphardt
North Carolina – Wilmington: Nicole Lott / Maddy Kline
Pepperdine: Corinne Quiggle / Deahna Kraft; Madalyn Roh / Brook Bauer
St. Mary’s of California: Lindsey Knudsen / Emily Bible
South Carolina: Cadie Bates / Katie Smith; Julia Mannisto / Carly Schnieder
Southern California: Abril Bustamante / Terese Cannon
Joy Dennis / Brianna Sizemore
Stanford: Amelia Smith / Sunny Villapando
Texas Christian: Cassie House / Haven Hill
Tulane: Kaylie McHugh / Madeline Mertz
Washington: Jordan Anderson / Kimmy Gardiner
Florida State: Jon Justice / Adam Wienckowski
Hawaii: Brett Rosenmeier / Colton Cowell
Lewis: Matt Yoshimoto / Jacob Walenga
Penn State: Will Bantle / Matt McLaren
Pepperdine: Robert Mullahey / Owen Yoshimoto
Quincy: Collin Merk / Anthony Winter
UC Irvine: Grant Friedman / J.B. Kam
UCLA: Hagen Smith / Lucas Yoder
Thursday, May 10:
9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Women’s and Men’s pool play
Friday, May 11:
9a.m.-2 p.m.: Women’s round of 24 and round of 16
Men round of 6
2-2:50 p.m.: Men’s semifinals
3-5: Women’s quarterfinals
Saturday, May 12:
8-8:50 a.m.: Women’s semifinal
9-9:50 a.m.: Men’s third-place match
10-10:50 a.m.: Women’s third place match
11:20 a.m.- 12:10 p.m. – Men’s final (Taped for NBC)
1 p.m.- 2:20 p.m.: Women’s final (Live on NBC)
2:25 p.m.: Awards ceremony