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.
The first weekend of the beach volleyball season has concluded with a number of top-20 matchups taking place.
2017 VolleyMob Compiled Awards List (featuring a three-team list + honorable mention All-Americans and yearly awards)
Eleven schools were represented on the 14 member first team All-America team with Stanford earning three honors and Penn State notching two. Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke was named AVCA Freshman of the Year.
Ali Bastianelli took over in the fifth set as Illinois overcame a late surge from Hawaii before #8 Washington swept through LIU Brooklyn.
#20 Cal Poly won a five-set thriller over visiting Hawaii before a crowd of 3,032, the Mustangs’ first volleyball sellout since 2006.
Hawaii took care of business at home with a quick 3-0 sweep of the Cal State Fullerton Titans.
(RV) Hawaii swept UC Riverside to improve to 8-1 in the Big West play behind a strong play and 19 kills from Emily Maglio.
Emily Maglio and McKenna Granato led Hawaii to a win on Saturday night.
Emily Maglio’s double-double (14 kills, 10 blocks) led (RV) Hawaii to a four-set win at Long Beach State.