Jacksonville is tacking on former Arizona beach player Hailey Devlin for 2018.
Arizona transfer Jaclyn Inclan is headed to New Mexico for 2018.
The nation’s top-ranked team, UCLA was tabbed the No. 1 seed in the third-annual Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship to be held Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28 on the campus of Stanford University. Seedings were determined by a ranking of the league’s coaches.
Arizona concluded the 2018 regular season with victories over New Mexico and Utah on Friday at Bear Down Beach. UA defeated New Mexico 5-0 and Utah 3-2 on senior day, closing out the regular season with a 19-10 record.
After using up their indoor eligibility as All-Americans at Kansas, Ainise Havili and Madison Rigdon are transferring to Arizona Beach.
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.
In 29 matches involving AVCA Top 20 teams, there were three upsets on Saturday. Tulane edged past No. 12 Florida International 3-2. FIU rebounded with a 3-2 win over No. 9 Georgia State. No. 11 Grand Canyon also bested the ninth-ranked Panthers.
The AVCA Top 20 played 24 matches on Friday, with four upsets highlighting the slate. No. 12 Florida International topped No. 11 Grand Canyon and No. 8 South Carolina at the Surf & Turf Invitational in Miami, while No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Hawaii, No. 6 Cal Poly, No. 9 Georgia State and No. 10 LSU cruised through the day.
The Court 1 pairing of Abril Bustamante and Tina Graudina earns our pick for VolleyMob Pair of the Week, helping No. 4 USC to a perfect 4-0 record at the Pac-12 South Invitational.