The top four seeds in the championship advanced to Sunday’s semifinal round as No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 South Carolina each topped their groups and LSU and FIU earned runner-up spots.
Senior Madeline Mertz recorded the 100th win of her career in the first day at the CCSA Championship, becoming just the second athlete in program history to achieve the feat.
Four teams emerged undefeated at the end of an exciting day at the Rally Volleyball Courts at LakePoint Sporting Community, site of the CCSA Beach Volleyball Championships: FIU, Florida State, LSU and South Carolina.
Following an undefeated conference season, the Florida State beach volleyball team heads into a third consecutive CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship as the No. 1 seed this weekend.
After another outstanding season that saw them win 25 matches, LSU’s No. 1 pair of Claire Coppola and Kristen Nuss were voted the 2018 Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Pair of the Year
Ten student-athletes were named to the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association Beach Volleyball All-Academic Team on Wednesday.
UAB, Florida International and South Carolina each notched two selections, while Florida State’s Macy Jerger was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight year.
The Seminoles are the two-time defending CCSA Champions.
Saturday’s beach action saw Washington upset No. 13 Cal, Stetson secure the ASUN title and included the first wins of the season for Utah.
After the No. 8 LSU beach volleyball team fell to Florida State in the morning, the Tigers closed out with a win against Houston Baptist at the final match at Mango’s Beach Club to close out the season.
No. 9 South Carolina and No. 17 Stetson each picked up a pair of wins in Friday’s Top 20 action. The Gamecocks bested No. 19 Tulane and Coastal Carolina at their own Palmetto Invitational, while the Hatters extended their current win streak to four matches with a pair of ASUN victories over Jacksonville and North Florida.
Hawaii’s Emily Maglio and Ka’iwi Schucht boosted their win streak to a record 17 matches as the Rainbow Wahine went 3-0, while Arizona’s Jonny Baham and Brooke Burling led the Wildcats to an upset win over No. 14 Cal and a 4-0 mark on the weekend.
In 11 Top 20 matches on Friday, only TCU was able to upset the rankings table, knocking off No. 11 Georgia State in a 4-1 effort at the Seminole Beach Battle. FSU’s Tory Paranagua notched her 100th career victory, moving into fifth all-time.
The TCU beach volleyball team will reunite with some familiar faces when it competes in the Seminole Beach Battle in Tallahassee, Florida, Friday and Saturday.
In her third entry, Missouri State’s Taylor Fricano takes stock of her career, both indoor and on the beach, and the final leg of her journey on and off the courts.
No. 1 UCLA bested No. 4 USC and No. 6 Long Beach State at home, while No. 17 Stetson swept FGSU and No. 19 Tulane took two from Louisiana Monroe in Wednesday’s beach action.
Throughout the 2018 beach season, former Big East Player of the Year Lydia Dimke and a few other fifth-year players…
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