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Brooke Sweat digs in the Sochi qualifier/FIVB photo With the qualifier completed, the stage is set for the penultimate Olympic beach volleyball qualifier, a four-star tournament in Sochi, Russia, and Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and Brooke Sweat got through into...
  • May 26, 2021
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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...
  • May 24, 2021
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Travis Mewhirter passes a ball in practice before the Bulgaria one-star. Photo/Lisa Dietrich SOFIA, Bulgaria — It was at 9:04 in the morning when I heard the first whistle. By the time it had made it over the courts, around...
  • May 23, 2021
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April Ross and Alix Klineman will take a well-deserved rest dduring the Sochi 4-star/FIVB photo A 33-month (!) journey is finally (mercifully?) coming to a close in a little over a month’s time as the beach volleyball fields for the...
  • May 21, 2021
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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...
  • May 8, 2021
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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...
  • May 7, 2021
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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,...
  • May 2, 2021
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April Ross will play for the meda rounds Saturday/FIVB photo At the 4-star FIVB Cancun Hub on Friday, four American teams — April Ross and Alix Klineman, Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil, Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser, and Tri Bourne...
  • May 1, 2021
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Cherif Samba blocks in the gold medal match/FIVB photo The FIVB beach world tour is hyper-competitive, right? A whole bunch of teams are capable of winning on any given day, right? And when they’re playing in 80-plus degree temperatures and...
  • April 27, 2021
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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,...
  • April 5, 2021
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