Playing in their final regular season match at Maples Pavilion, the Stanford seniors led the Cardinal to a 3-0 sweep over California on Saturday.
A 3-1 win over Oregon on Thursday clinched Stanford at least a share of the Cardinal’s 18th Pac-12 title
21st-ranked UCLA overcame 17th-ranked Washington on the road for the first time since 2003, ending a 9-match losing streak against the Huskies overall. 16th-ranked Oregon, RV Arizona, 2nd-ranked Stanford, Utah and 20th-ranked Washington State also earned Friday night Pac-12 wins.
Courtney Bowen, pictured in the middle, took advantage of her first start for Stanford against West Virginia.
Stanford head coach Kevin Hambly does a Q&A with VolleyMob to preview his team’s upcoming season.
Forty-six athletes were named to the 2018 Pac-12 Conference Beach Volleyball All-Academic teams, Commissioner Larry Scott announced on Friday.
UCLA junior Nicole McNamara was voted Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Player of the Year and is part of the duo that was voted Pac-12 Pair of the Year with her twin sister Megan McNamara, the Conference office announced today. USC’s Tina Graudina was voted the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year while UCLA’s Stein Metzger was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the second-straight year.
Four teams remain at the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship, including top-seeded and top-ranked UCLA, No. 2-seed USC and No. 3-seed Cal. No. 6 Washington played spoiler, recording an upset over host-and No. 4-seed Stanford to advance to the final day and get a chance to compete for the Pac-12 title.
No. 12 Stanford will face the Golden Bears for the second time in less than a week when it travels to Berkeley Saturday for its regular season finale.
Stanford’s court 2 duo of Courtney Bowen and Sunny Villapando pick up our VolleyMob Beach Pair of the Week honors for their efforts in a pair of Top 15 upsets at the Pac-North Invitational in Seattle.