Bridgestone USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships
- Hermosa Beach, California
- May 10-12, 2018
On Wednesday, USA Volleyball revealed the field for the Collegiate Beach Championships in Hermosa Beach, May 10-12.
On Thursday, the adjusted field of teams (30 women’s teams, 8 men’s) as well as final seeding for the event were announced.
New in the field are women’s team from Long Beach State (Sasha Karelov/Nicci Reinking) and a men’s team from Concordia Irvine (Raymond Barsemian/Chandler Gibb). Both Barsemian and Gibb starred for the Eagles’ men’s indoor team.
Two teams from Florida State and two from USC are out on the women’s side, while the men’s team from Lewis is also out of the original field.
Teams of both genders will be playing for the title of Collegiate Beach Pairs champion and also for a spot representing the United States as the 2018 FISU World University Championship.
Two men’s teams and seven women’s teams will begin play on Wednesday evening, vying for pool placement. (Those teams are listed below with 00 as their seeds.)
Pool play begins Thursday and continues on through Friday’s men’s semifinals. The women’s semifinals and all podium matches are set for Saturday.
Both the men’s and women’s finals will be broadcast live on NBCSN from 4-6 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Teams by Seed
1. Corinne Quiggle / Deahna Kraft – Pepperdine
2. Vanessa Freire / Tory Paranagua – Florida State
3. Madalyn Roh / Brook Bauer – Pepperdine
4. Presley Forbes / Cali Bunn – Hawaii
5. Cadie Bates / Katie Smith – South Carolina
6. Olivia Powers / Hunter Domanski – Louisiana State
7. Molly Turner / Hannah Towne – Grand Canyon
8. Macy Jerger / Sara Putt – Florida State
9. Lindsey Knudsen / Emily Bible – Saint Mary’s of California
10. Claire Coppola / Kristen Nuss – Louisiana State
11. Cassie House / Haven Hill – TCU
12. Mima Mirkovic / Alexia Inman – Cal
13. Jessalyn Kinlaw / Mackenzie Morris – Florida Atlantic
14. Hailey Luke / Katie Horton – Florida State
15. Sasha Karelov / Nicci Reinking – Long Beach State
16. Jessica Gaffney / Iya Lindahl – Cal
17. Torrey Van Winden / Emily Sonny – Cal Poly
18. Emmy Allen / Megan Davenport – Louisiana State
19. Julia Mannisto / Carly Schnieder – South Caroloina
20. Carly Scarbrough / Brittany Pellitteri – Florida Atlantic
21. Amelia Smith / Sunny Villapando – Stanford
22. Savannah Slattery / Madelon Leiphardt – Loyola Marymount
23. Kayla Armer / Victoria Hinojosa – Houston Baptist
00. Kenley Adams / Sallianne Napolitano – Alabama-Birmingham
00. Jordan Anderson / Kimmy Gardiner – Washington
00. Tiffany Creamer / Brooke Weiner – Georgia State
00. Nicole Lott / Maddy Kline – North Carolina-Wilmington
00. Kaylie McHugh / Madeline Mertz – Tulane
00. Teegan Van Gunst / Annika Van Gunst – Georgia State
00. Jessica Wooten / Aeriel Horton – Houston Baptist
1. Hagen Smith / Lucas Yoder – UCLA
2. Will Bantle / Matt McLaren – Penn State
3. Jon Justice / Adam Wienckowski – Florida State
4. Brett Rosenmeier / Colton Cowell – Hawaii
5. Robert Mullahey / Owen Yoshimoto – Pepperdine
6. Grant Friedman / J.B. Kam – UC Irvine
00. Raymond Barsemian / Chandler Gibb – Concordia
00. Collin Merk / Anthony Winter – Quincy