The California Golden Bears beach volleyball team is starting its 2018 campaign with a bit of a disadvantage as senior captain Teya Neff is out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury.
According to The Daily Californian, the student newspaper for University California, Berkeley, Neff “won’t be getting closer to the sidelines for a while because of an injury”. The article, written by Surina Khurana, also notes that Neff’s leadership will still be felt on the Golden Bears as the team captain.
Standing at six-feet-tall, Neff is a native to Novato, California. As a freshman in 2015, she rotated in and out of the lineup at the number four and five spots. She was more of a regularity in the lineup as a sophomore in 2016 when she went 13-15 playing primarily as the number four. Most recently in 2017 as a junior, Neff went 16-10 in the number five spot.
Cal opened its 2018 season this past weekend in Stockton, California, as they lost 2-3 against Saint Mary’s and won 4-1 at Pacific for a 1-1 start. They are currently receiving votes in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll, with the season continuing on Thursday against Santa Clara.