UCLA’s top pair of Nicole McNamara/Megan McNamara earned their third straight Beach All-America honors, while Hawaii’s Emily Maglio garnered her second selection among 22 AVCA honors announced Thursday.
The top pair in the country will be crowned on Saturday at the Bridgestone USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships. The event will feature 32 women’s teams hailing from 18 schools and eight men’s teams.
Senior Madeline Mertz and sophomore Kaylie McHugh were named among 48 American Volleyball Coaches Association Top Flight Award winners, the organization announced Thursday.
Following another record-setting season and its third straight berth in the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship, No. 2 Pepperdine dominated the All- West Coast Conference and major individual honors as announced today. The Waves swept all four major honors and placed five on the first team.
Pepperdine captain Corinne Quiggle (left) and her partner Deahna Kraft (right) will lead their team into the NCAA Championship on Friday against LSU.
Top-seeded No. 2 Pepperdine, second-seeded No. 15 Loyola Marymount, third-seeded No. 20 Saint Mary’s and Pacific all secured final day championship berths on Friday.
Pepperdine will be chasing its third-straight WCC title this weekend, and will enter the tournament as heavy favorites.
The East vs. West Tournament featured a strong lineup from each coast this weekend, forming one of the biggest competitions of the 2018 beach volleyball season.
Maddie Dilfer (#12), daughter of Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilver, and Jordan Ferrari celebrate a win on Saturday.
UCLA and Pepperdine’s beach squads have both taken down the top team in the nation USC on Wednesday.