The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Illinois comes in at #11, right on the fringe of the top 10, to lead a group of Pac-12 schools in the #11-15 range.
Recent University of Washington Alum, Courtney Schwan has signed in Italy
Stanford will look to claim the National Championship for the second time in three seasons; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (Full List).
Illinois has six starters back and should be ready to compete with the best the Big Ten has to offer; Way-Too-Early VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (#11-15).
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.
No. 1-ranked and top-seeded UCLA defeated USC to claim the Bruins’ first-ever Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship crown on Saturday afternoon at the Stanford Beach Volleyball Stadium. The Bruins did not drop a dual in the three-day event, extending their program-record win streak to 30 in a row.
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.
Illinois stunned #8 Washington on the road to reach their second Sweet 16 in three seasons.