LSU’s Nuss, Kloth, LMU’s Mayer top VolleyballMag.com All-American beach team

LSU’s Kristen Nuss is VBM’s Player of the Year/Chris Parent, LSU beach After all that happened in the previous year, 2021 turned out to be an amazing year for NCAA beach volleyball, with an abundance of storylines. There was the COVID eligibility extension, which allowed teams to accumulate more experience than ever before. There was… Continue reading LSU’s Nuss, Kloth, LMU’s Mayer top VolleyballMag.com All-American beach team

USC awaits UCLA-LMU winner to decide NCAA beach championship

Jaden Whitmarsh lays out for a serve/Justin Tafoya, NCAA Photos For the second straight day, UCLA’s fate came down to its No. 5 pair. And this time Rileigh Powers and Jaden Whitmarsh came through. The end result is that top-seeded UCLA (31-4) will play fifth-seeded Loyola Marymount (31-7) at 9 Central on Sunday morning for… Continue reading USC awaits UCLA-LMU winner to decide NCAA beach championship

NCAA beach: LMU not only upsets LSU, but Lions knock off top-seeded UCLA

LSU’s Taryn Kloth hits past Loyola Marymount’s Megan Rice/C. Morgan Engel, NCAA Photos via Getty Images Fifth-seeded Loyola Marymount turned the bracket upside down Thursday as the NCAA’s National Beach Volleyball Championship got under way in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Lions, in the NCAA postseason for the first time, not only knocked off fourth-seeded LSU… Continue reading NCAA beach: LMU not only upsets LSU, but Lions knock off top-seeded UCLA

NCAA announces beach volleyball field: Stanford, Cal Poly get at-large bids

UCLA dogpiles Rileigh Powers and Jaden Whitmarsh after winning the Pac012 championships Saturday/Ed Chan, VBshots.com The NCAA beach volleyball selections were announced Sunday on NCAA.com. Hosted by  Jeremiah Johnson, the beach volleyball committee selected three East teams, three West teams, and two at-large bids. The NCAA beach volleyball tournament runs from May 7-9 at Gulf… Continue reading NCAA announces beach volleyball field: Stanford, Cal Poly get at-large bids

UCLA goes 4-0 as Bruins, USC entertained LSU, Florida State in “high level” beach weekend

Abby Van Winkle/Ed Chan, VBshots.com When the sand finally cleared this past weekend at UCLA and USC in a highly anticipated NCAA beach volleyball weekend amongst the nation’s top four teams, fourth-ranked UCLA went 4-0, No. 1 USC went 2-2, and both No. 2 Florida State and No. 3 LSU finished 1-3. “Between the top… Continue reading UCLA goes 4-0 as Bruins, USC entertained LSU, Florida State in “high level” beach weekend