Monday, March 25

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)


Junior Zoë Nightingale said that the No. 6 UCLA sand volleyball team plans to go "all out" in their last regular season game against No. 5 Long Beach State. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA sand volleyball to face old teammate in Long Beach

Bojana Todorovic’s body went still, her arms dropping to her side. Within moments her teammates mobbed her and she found herself in the middle of a dogpile – UCLA women’s volleyball’s national championship clinched. Read more...

Photo: Junior Zoë Nightingale said that the No. 6 UCLA sand volleyball team plans to go "all out" in their last regular season game against No. 5 Long Beach State. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior Zoë Nightingale said that the No. 6 UCLA sand volleyball team plans to go "all out" in their last regular season game against No. 5 Long Beach State. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Rachel Inouye played a role in UCLA's lone match victory of the doubleheader against LMU. Although the Bruins lost both of their games on Thursday, Inouye said that the team put up a good fight against No. 1 USC. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA sand volleyball drops matches to LMU, USC

When you picture a sand volleyball court, it’s easy to imagine the peaceful background of an empty beach, the ocean and blue skies. However, when that court is in the middle of No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Rachel Inouye played a role in UCLA's lone match victory of the doubleheader against LMU. Although the Bruins lost both of their games on Thursday, Inouye said that the team put up a good fight against No. 1 USC. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Rachel Inouye played a role in UCLA's lone match victory of the doubleheader against LMU. Although the Bruins lost both of their games on Thursday, Inouye said that the team put up a good fight against No. 1 USC. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)