USA Volleyball has announced the competitors of the double-gendered Collegiate Beach Championships that will take place on Hermosa Beach Pier in California from May 11-13.
There are 24 women’s teams and extended men’s bracket that moved from eight original spots open to 12. The competition serves as the Team USA Trials, with the winner to earn a spot on the USAV collegiate beach national team.
Pepperdine and USC hold four pairs on the women’s side, with four other schools having two duos in the competition. The men’s side has partnerships with the same universities but with slight mix ups, combining teams from other schools. UC Irvine hosts the most competitors with five. USC’s Lucas Yoder will pair up with UC Irvine’s Michael Saeta, Palomar College’s Tyler Hedley will compete with Long Beach State’s Vincent Pizzuti and Davenport’s Nathan Vander Meer will take up with Cincinnati Christian’s Logan Webber.
USC’s top women’s pair of Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes will compete in the competition, along with the only pair to take them down in the past two years, St. Mary’s Lindsey Knudsen and Payton Rund.
Seeding and pool play will be decided on May 10 following the player’s preliminary inquiry and technical meeting. Participants in the competition are limited to U.S. citizens, but with no limit to how many pairs could be selected from each school.
The event is the first of the Team USA Summer Champions Series.
Below are the pairs for the USA Collegiate Beach Championships.
|Player 1||Player 2||School|
|McKenna Witt||Madison Witt||Arizona|
|Jessalyn Kinlaw||Megan Rice||Florida Atlantic|
|Leigh Andrew||Brooke Kuhlman||Florida State|
|Victoria Paranagua||Vanessa Freire||Florida State|
|Delaney Rohan||Chelsea Ross||Georgia State|
|Sarah Sponcil||Savannah Slattery||Loyola Marymount|
|Rachel Nieto||Kobi Pekich||Long Beach State|
|Claire Coppola||Kristen Nuss||LSU|
|Olivia Powers||Katie Lindelow||LSU|
|Delaney Knudsen||Madalyn Roh||Pepperdine|
|Corinne Quiggle||Brittany Howard||Pepperdine|
|Skylar Caputo||Heidi Dyer||Pepperdine|
|Anika Wilson||Deahna Kraft||Pepperdine|
|Lindsey Knudsen||Payton Rund||Saint Mary’s College (CA)|
|Katie Smith||Adrianna Culbert||South Carolina|
|Macie Tendrich||Katie Zimmerman||South Carolina|
|Kelly Claes||Sara Hughes||Southern California|
|Terese Cannon||Nicolette Martin||Southern California|
|Abril Bustamante||Joy Dennis||Southern California|
|Jenna Belton||Jo Kremer||Southern California|
|Amy Neal||Jaelyn Greene||TCU|
|Kamila Tan||Jordan Anderson||UCLA|
|Elise Zappia||Madi Yeomans||UCLA|
|Crissy Jones||Tia Scambray||Washington|
|Player 1||Player 2||School|
|Nathan Vander Meer||Logan Webber||Davenport/Cincinnati Christian|
|Brett Rosenmeier||Colton Cowell||Hawaii|
|Matthew Yoshimoto||Jake Walenga||Lewis|
|Louis Richard||Matt Butler||Long Beach State|
|Alex Vohland||Brett Cooper||Mount St. Joseph|
|Tyler Hedley||Vincent Pizzuti||Palomar College/Long Beach State|
|Brian Ross||Bobby Costigan||Sacred Heart|
|Andy Benesh||Chris Orenic||Southern California|
|Lucas Yoder||Michael Saeta||Southern California/UC Irvine|
|Grant Friedman||Scott Stadick||UC Irvine|
|Reid Dominguez||Dillon Hoffman||UC Irvine|
|Jackson Bantle||Hagen Smith||UCLA|