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.
Only twice in NCAA beach volleyball championship history has there been an upset where the seed difference was more than 1. The other: last year, where #4 Florida State beat #2 UCLA in the semi-finals of the elimination bracket. The other small handful of upsets have all been 1-seed differences.
Senior Madeline Mertz and sophomore Kaylie McHugh were named among 48 American Volleyball Coaches Association Top Flight Award winners, the organization announced Thursday.
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. 5 USC wrapped up its home and regular season slates with a pair of Top 20 victories over No. 6 Long Beach State and No. 16 Grand Canyon on Tuesday. Meanwhile, No. 13 Cal edged No. 20 Saint Mary’s.
Maddie Dilfer (#12), daughter of Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilver, and Jordan Ferrari celebrate a win on Saturday.
The top high school beach volleyball players have been honored by the AVCA, as they have released their 2017 AVCA…