Tuesday, November 20

Former UCLA indoor volleyball player Lauren Fendrick competed with rising senior Sarah Sponcil at the 2018 AVP Open in Austin, Texas. (Courtesy of Robert Beck)

Alum Lauren Fendrick mentors current Bruin, talks pro career in beach volleyball

This post was updated June 11 at 11:00 p.m. A week before flying to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Lauren Fendrick reached out to Sarah Sponcil, offering her an opportunity to train together. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA indoor volleyball player Lauren Fendrick competed with rising senior Sarah Sponcil at the 2018 AVP Open in Austin, Texas. (Courtesy of Robert Beck)

Former UCLA indoor volleyball player Lauren Fendrick competed with rising senior Sarah Sponcil at the 2018 AVP Open in Austin, Texas. (Courtesy of Robert Beck)

After trailing by 34 points, former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen led the Bruins to a comeback victory over the Texas A&M Aggies in the first game of the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Favorite Moments: Daily Bruin Sports picks top eight moments from 2017-2018 seasons

UCLA Athletics had an eventful year, winning multiple national championships and staging several miraculous comebacks. Looking back on the year that was, the Daily Bruin Sports staff got together and picked eight of the Bruins’ most memorable moments of the year. Read more...

Photo: After trailing by 34 points, former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen led the Bruins to a comeback victory over the Texas A&M Aggies in the first game of the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

After trailing by 34 points, former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen led the Bruins to a comeback victory over the Texas A&M Aggies in the first game of the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Graduating Bruin Elise Zappia said UCLA beach volleyball's new locker room was well-earned. The program won its first-ever NCAA title from the loser's bracket after knocking off Florida State in the championship dual. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior signoffs: Elise Zappia recalls humble growth of beach volleyball into a championship team

As my time as a UCLA beach volleyball student-athlete comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on the humble beginnings of my four-year journey with this program. Read more...

Photo: Graduating Bruin Elise Zappia said UCLA beach volleyball's new locker room was well-earned. The program won its first-ever NCAA title from the loser's bracket after knocking off Florida State in the championship dual. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Graduating Bruin Elise Zappia said UCLA beach volleyball's new locker room was well-earned. The program won its first-ever NCAA title from the loser's bracket after knocking off Florida State in the championship dual. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin 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)

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)


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