Wednesday, February 20

Junior Izzy Carey and freshman Megan Muret put the Bruins on the board in the NCAA championship with a three-set win on court five. Both players will return to the lineup next season as UCLA aims for another title. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball brings home NCAA title after mini golf outing

The UCLA beach volleyball team received a group text Friday night after falling to Florida State on opening day of the NCAA championship weekend. “Go shower,” coach Stein Metzger wrote. Read more...

Photo: Junior Izzy Carey and freshman Megan Muret put the Bruins on the board in the NCAA championship with a three-set win on court five. Both players will return to the lineup next season as UCLA aims for another title. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Izzy Carey and freshman Megan Muret put the Bruins on the board in the NCAA championship with a three-set win on court five. Both players will return to the lineup next season as UCLA aims for another title. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Bruins claimed the program’s first national title with a win over Florida State. This marks UCLA’s 116th NCAA championship in school history. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball defeats Florida State, gains program’s first NCAA title

In 2007, Stein Metzger and his partner battled through eight-straight matches in the elimination bracket to win the Association of Volleyball Professionals beach volleyball title. Fast forward 11 years – Metzger has now done it as a coach. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins claimed the program’s first national title with a win over Florida State. This marks UCLA’s 116th NCAA championship in school history. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

The Bruins claimed the program’s first national title with a win over Florida State. This marks UCLA’s 116th NCAA championship in school history. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)




Junior Nicole McNamara won the Bruins’ only match against Florida State with her sister and partner junior Megan McNamara. UCLA will now enter the elimination bracket and face LSU on Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball falls to Florida State in NCAAs, enters elimination bracket

Last season, the Seminoles knocked the Bruins out in the NCAA championship for the second straight year. That same script played out again. No. 1-seeded UCLA beach volleyball (36-4) fell to No. Read more...

Photo: Junior Nicole McNamara won the Bruins’ only match against Florida State with her sister and partner junior Megan McNamara. UCLA will now enter the elimination bracket and face LSU on Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Nicole McNamara won the Bruins’ only match against Florida State with her sister and partner junior Megan McNamara. UCLA will now enter the elimination bracket and face LSU on Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Megan McNamara has won 24 of her last 26 matches on court one with junior Nicole McNamara. The pair said much of their success has come from the guidance of first-year volunteer assistant coach Jeff Alzina. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Top-seeded beach volleyball prepares for NCAA championship

Extra workouts aren’t how teams usually celebrate a conference title, but that’s what the Bruins did. Members of the team held plank poses with their elbows on the sand and their Pac-12 trophies laid flat on their backs – the school’s 116th national title on their minds. Read more...

Photo: Junior Megan McNamara has won 24 of her last 26 matches on court one with junior Nicole McNamara. The pair said much of their success has come from the guidance of first-year volunteer assistant coach Jeff Alzina. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior Megan McNamara has won 24 of her last 26 matches on court one with junior Nicole McNamara. The pair said much of their success has come from the guidance of first-year volunteer assistant coach Jeff Alzina. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


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