Tuesday, February 20

Senior libero Taylor Formico and the UCLA women's volleyball team made it to the round of eight this past season. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA volleyball makes top eight, to see many lineup changes next season

UCLA women’s volleyball met – but could not exceed – expectations on its way to a round-of-eight finish in the NCAA Tournament. The return of UCLA’s entire offense, along with two new offensive standouts Kylie Miller and Torrey Van Winden, generated optimism among FloVolleyball and PrepVolleyball, who listed UCLA at sixth in their pre-season rankings. Read more...

Photo: Senior libero Taylor Formico and the UCLA women's volleyball team made it to the round of eight this past season. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior libero Taylor Formico and the UCLA women's volleyball team made it to the round of eight this past season. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior pin hitter Jordan Anderson said the Bruins ran very competitive short-court drills before their main practices this week to try to build confidence going into the round of 16. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

No. 10 UCLA women’s volleyball to face North Carolina in round of 16

The Bruins fought their way through the anxiety of the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. They now face the challenge that ended their season in each of the last two years: the round of 16. Read more...

Photo: Senior pin hitter Jordan Anderson said the Bruins ran very competitive short-court drills before their main practices this week to try to build confidence going into the round of 16. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Senior pin hitter Jordan Anderson said the Bruins ran very competitive short-court drills before their main practices this week to try to build confidence going into the round of 16. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Kylie Miller has come up with 15 of UCLA's 101 service aces this season. The freshman setter did not practice Monday, but she is expected to make the road trip. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Women’s volleyball travels to Washington with hopes to clinch Pac-12

It’s been 17 years since UCLA women’s volleyball has claimed the Pac-12 championship title, tying with Stanford in 1999. The No. 8 Bruins (23-5, 14-4 Pac-12) will tie for the title if they can beat the No. Read more...

Photo: Kylie Miller has come up with 15 of UCLA's 101 service aces this season. The freshman setter did not practice Monday, but she is expected to make the road trip. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Kylie Miller has come up with 15 of UCLA's 101 service aces this season. The freshman setter did not practice Monday, but she is expected to make the road trip. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Taylor Formico (right) might not bring fans out of their seats with terminal swings or towering blocks, but the senior libero's impact as a defensive player makes her one of the best players in the nation. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)

Taylor Formico leads women’s volleyball team with dedication, energy

At the beginning of the year, assistant coach Tony Ker asked all the members of the UCLA women’s volleyball team to close their eyes and mentally nominate two players. Read more...

Photo: Taylor Formico (right) might not bring fans out of their seats with terminal swings or towering blocks, but the senior libero's impact as a defensive player makes her one of the best players in the nation. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)

Taylor Formico (right) might not bring fans out of their seats with terminal swings or towering blocks, but the senior libero's impact as a defensive player makes her one of the best players in the nation. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)

Senior outside hitter Jordan Anderson (left) led the team with two aces Wednesday night. Anderson thrived from the right side, coming up with nine kills overall in UCLA's 3-0 sweep of Oregon State. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

UCLA women’s volleyball vanquishes Oregon State in three-set win

Despite a low crowd energy, the UCLA women’s volleyball team managed to strike up enough momentum to sweep Oregon State in three sets. The No. 9 Bruins (22-5, 13-4 Pac-12) hosted the unranked Beavers (11-17, 4-13 Pac-12) on Wednesday for their first home game this month. Read more...

Photo: Senior outside hitter Jordan Anderson (left) led the team with two aces Wednesday night. Anderson thrived from the right side, coming up with nine kills overall in UCLA's 3-0 sweep of Oregon State. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Senior outside hitter Jordan Anderson (left) led the team with two aces Wednesday night. Anderson thrived from the right side, coming up with nine kills overall in UCLA's 3-0 sweep of Oregon State. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Tony Ker and Kaitlin Nielsen were best friends when they both played Division I volleyball at UCLA. The two have reconnected as core members of coach Michael Sealy's supporting cast for UCLA women's volleyball. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Former UCLA volleyball stars now play key roles as assistant coaches

Long before they were assistant coaches for UCLA women’s volleyball, Tony Ker and Kaitlin Nielsen were best friends – they spent time together almost every day as student-athletes at UCLA. Read more...

Photo: Tony Ker and Kaitlin Nielsen were best friends when they both played Division I volleyball at UCLA. The two have reconnected as core members of coach Michael Sealy's supporting cast for UCLA women's volleyball. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Tony Ker and Kaitlin Nielsen were best friends when they both played Division I volleyball at UCLA. The two have reconnected as core members of coach Michael Sealy's supporting cast for UCLA women's volleyball. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Zana Muno has moved from setter to defensive specialist to opposite in her first two years with UCLA. The sophomore did not take swings from the right side in Saturday's game after only notching one kill Friday. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Women’s volleyball defeats ASU with new formation after Arizona loss

The Wildcats’ defense almost got to the Bruins’ heads. “It’s hard not to get discouraged when you’re playing a team that can dig everything, just picking up balls that you just can’t even imagine them picking up,” said junior outside hitter Reily Buechler. Read more...

Photo: Zana Muno has moved from setter to defensive specialist to opposite in her first two years with UCLA. The sophomore did not take swings from the right side in Saturday's game after only notching one kill Friday. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Zana Muno has moved from setter to defensive specialist to opposite in her first two years with UCLA. The sophomore did not take swings from the right side in Saturday's game after only notching one kill Friday. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)


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