The top four seeds in the championship advanced to Sunday’s semifinal round as No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 South Carolina each topped their groups and LSU and FIU earned runner-up spots.
Four teams emerged undefeated at the end of an exciting day at the Rally Volleyball Courts at LakePoint Sporting Community, site of the CCSA Beach Volleyball Championships: FIU, Florida State, LSU and South Carolina.
After another outstanding season that saw them win 25 matches, LSU’s No. 1 pair of Claire Coppola and Kristen Nuss were voted the 2018 Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Pair of the Year
Ten student-athletes were named to the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association Beach Volleyball All-Academic Team on Wednesday.
UAB, Florida International and South Carolina each notched two selections, while Florida State’s Macy Jerger was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight year.
The Seminoles are the two-time defending CCSA Champions.
Saturday’s beach action saw Washington upset No. 13 Cal, Stetson secure the ASUN title and included the first wins of the season for Utah.
No. 9 South Carolina and No. 17 Stetson each picked up a pair of wins in Friday’s Top 20 action. The Gamecocks bested No. 19 Tulane and Coastal Carolina at their own Palmetto Invitational, while the Hatters extended their current win streak to four matches with a pair of ASUN victories over Jacksonville and North Florida.
Throughout the 2018 beach season, former Big East Player of the Year Lydia Dimke and a few other fifth-year players…
With six wins over ranked teams, UCLA’s No. 3 pair of Zana Muno and Savvy Simo earned this week’s VolleyMob Beach Pair of the Week honors. The pair helped the No. 2 Bruins to a 6-0 mark on the week, including a home win over then-No. 1 Pepperdine (4-1).
The AVCA Top 20 played 24 matches on Friday, with four upsets highlighting the slate. No. 12 Florida International topped No. 11 Grand Canyon and No. 8 South Carolina at the Surf & Turf Invitational in Miami, while No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Hawaii, No. 6 Cal Poly, No. 9 Georgia State and No. 10 LSU cruised through the day.