Tuesday, February 19

Junior Julie Consani (left) said that after practices filled with inter-squad scrimmages, the Bruins are now ready to compete against other schools. (UCLA Athletics)

Sand volleyball entrenched in team focus before season opener vs. CSUN

UCLA sand volleyball may be playing its first opponent of the season on Thursday, but the team’s focus remains internal. So much so that a typical practice up in Sunset Canyon Recreation Center almost takes the appearance of a Bruins vs. Read more...

Photo: Junior Julie Consani (left) said that after practices filled with inter-squad scrimmages, the Bruins are now ready to compete against other schools. (UCLA Athletics)

Junior Julie Consani (left) said that after practices filled with inter-squad scrimmages, the Bruins are now ready to compete against other schools. (UCLA Athletics)

UCLA sand volleyball coach Stein Metzger pushed for an on-campus training facility for UCLA's newest NCAA team. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sand volleyball expects to benefit from new facility at Sunset Rec

Carpool? Check. Volleyballs and volleyball net antennas distributed among the passengers? Check. Ample time? Not quite. When UCLA sand volleyball’s practice facility is more than a 7-mile drive through early morning traffic away from campus, time becomes a precious commodity. Read more...

Photo: UCLA sand volleyball coach Stein Metzger pushed for an on-campus training facility for UCLA's newest NCAA team. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA sand volleyball coach Stein Metzger pushed for an on-campus training facility for UCLA's newest NCAA team. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sand volleyball coach Stein Metzger is trying to bring the 2-year-old program to prominence.
(Brandon Choe/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA sand volleyball shaping up for the future

Among the many UCLA national championship banners sprinkled around athletic facilities throughout campus, 23 of them can be traced back to the Bruin volleyball lineage. Nineteen to the men’s program. Read more...

Photo: Sand volleyball coach Stein Metzger is trying to bring the 2-year-old program to prominence. (Brandon Choe/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sand volleyball coach Stein Metzger is trying to bring the 2-year-old program to prominence.
(Brandon Choe/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Madie Smith (left), Coach Stein Metzger (center), junior Zoe Nightingale (right) and the Bruins closed their season Sunday. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA sand volleyball ends season of growth

It was a step in the right direction. A large one. The season’s end came for the UCLA sand volleyball team Sunday, but it was a year grounded in the growth – a building block for the program. Read more...

Photo: Senior Madie Smith (left), Coach Stein Metzger (center), junior Zoe Nightingale (right) and the Bruins closed their season Sunday. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior Madie Smith (left), Coach Stein Metzger (center), junior Zoe Nightingale (right) and the Bruins closed their season Sunday. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)


Sophomores Rachel Inouye and Karly Drolson may form an unlikely pair, but the two have found success. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

America’s team: Unlikely UCLA sand volleyball duo finds success

It didn’t have any stake in the matter, but the crowd gathered around court No. 4 nonetheless. On this particular day, Rachel Inouye and Karly Drolson, the Bruins’ “smallest” sand volleyball pair at 5-foot-6 each, were faced with a Pepperdine duo, each player over 6 feet tall. Read more...

Photo: Sophomores Rachel Inouye and Karly Drolson may form an unlikely pair, but the two have found success. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

Sophomores Rachel Inouye and Karly Drolson may form an unlikely pair, but the two have found success. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)