USA Volleyball Confirms Pairs For Collegiate Beach Championships

  0 Carly DeMarque | May 03rd, 2017 | ASUN Conference, Beach, Big West, CCSA, College - Beach, College - Men's Indoor, Division II, Division III, News, Pac-12, West Coast Conference

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

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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