Monday, July 23

Women's volleyball coach Michael Sealy will begin his ninth season with the Bruins in 2018. Sealy is bringing in six new recruits this season, including Hawley Harrer, who will play for both the indoor and beach teams. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach and women’s volleyball stack teams for next season

The Bruins will see many familiar faces next season. UCLA beach volleyball and women’s volleyball are losing only three seniors total from their starting lineups – Elise Zappia on the beach, outside hitter Reily Buechler and setter Sarah Sponcil for indoor. Read more...

Photo: Women's volleyball coach Michael Sealy will begin his ninth season with the Bruins in 2018. Sealy is bringing in six new recruits this season, including Hawley Harrer, who will play for both the indoor and beach teams. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women's volleyball coach Michael Sealy will begin his ninth season with the Bruins in 2018. Sealy is bringing in six new recruits this season, including Hawley Harrer, who will play for both the indoor and beach teams. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Coach Stein Metzger and volunteer assistant coach Jeff Alzina celebrate UCLA's beach volley's first NCAA title in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The two led the Bruins to a Pac-12 title and a national championship after losing both last season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

$1M alumnus donation serves beach volleyball team with new courts

UCLA beach volleyball gave UCLA athletics its 116th NCAA title – tying the most of any school in the nation. Now, the athletics department is giving the team something too – new beach volleyball courts. Read more...

Photo: Coach Stein Metzger and volunteer assistant coach Jeff Alzina celebrate UCLA's beach volley's first NCAA title in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The two led the Bruins to a Pac-12 title and a national championship after losing both last season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Coach Stein Metzger and volunteer assistant coach Jeff Alzina celebrate UCLA's beach volley's first NCAA title in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The two led the Bruins to a Pac-12 title and a national championship after losing both last season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The McNamara sisters led the Bruins to the program’s first national title and the 117th NCAA championship for UCLA. The pair posted a 35-7 overall record on court one this season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

McNamara twins compete in first professional beach volleyball tournament

The McNamara sisters kissed the Bruins’ first beach volleyball NCAA trophy, then hopped on an 18-hour flight to compete in their first professional tournament. “Playing in high-pressure games halfway across the world was just a great experience,” said junior Nicole McNamara. Read more...

Photo: The McNamara sisters led the Bruins to the program’s first national title and the 117th NCAA championship for UCLA. The pair posted a 35-7 overall record on court one this season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The McNamara sisters led the Bruins to the program’s first national title and the 117th NCAA championship for UCLA. The pair posted a 35-7 overall record on court one this season. (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)

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)



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