Monday, January 21

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)



After not finishing a match Friday, sophomore Lily Justine served an ace to win in straight sets on court two with junior Sarah Sponcil in Saturday’s match against LSU (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball defeats LSU, proceeds to take on USC

The Bruins aren’t done yet. No. 1-seeded UCLA beach volleyball (37-4) dominated No. 7-seeded LSU (27-14) 3-0 in its first dual of the contenders bracket Saturday, keeping its NCAA title hope alive. Read more...

Photo: After not finishing a match Friday, sophomore Lily Justine served an ace to win in straight sets on court two with junior Sarah Sponcil in Saturday’s match against LSU (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

After not finishing a match Friday, sophomore Lily Justine served an ace to win in straight sets on court two with junior Sarah Sponcil in Saturday’s match against LSU (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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