Tulane Beach has made a huge addition via the transfer market in former Florida State AVCA Top Flight pick Eva Torruella.
Florida State’s Vanessa Freire was the only beach volleyball player to advance to the next round of nominations for Woman of the Year, along with 20 of her indoor colleagues.
VolleyMob first, second and third team All-America honors recognize the top three teams from courts 1 through 5. UCLA’s Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (Court 1), Lily Justine/Sarah Sponcil (Court 2), Izzy Carey/Megan Muret (Court 5), Hawaii’s Carly Kan/Laurel Weaver (Court 3) and Pepperdine’s Skylar Caputo/Alexis Filippone (Court 4) make up the first team.
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.
After reigning as the No. 1 team in the land beginning with the Week 6 poll, the UCLA beach volleyball team caps the season in the same position, continuing a five poll reign atop of the AVCA Beach Volleyball listings. The Bruins bested Florida State 3-1 for the NCAA title on Sunday.
NCAA Beach Championships Gulf Shores, Alabama May 4-6, 2018 Tournament Central Live Video; ESPN2 After besting Hawaii in a 3-2…
With one half of the national title match bracket decided with No. 4 Florida State topping No. 3 Hawaii 3-2 Saturday to move on, the other half will have to wait until Sunday morning. The Sandbows will meet No. 1 seed UCLA in an elimination match at 11:30 a.m. ET with the winner earning the right to try to knock off the Seminoles and the loser going home.
Florida State is on the fast track to the championship, topping No. 3 seed Hawaii 3-2 and moving on to the championship match. The Sandbows and No. 1 UCLA will battle it out Sunday for a chance to face the Seminoles.