Thursday, November 15

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)

Junior Nicole McNamara won the Bruins’ only match against Florida State with her sister and partner junior Megan McNamara. UCLA will now enter the elimination bracket and face LSU on Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball falls to Florida State in NCAAs, enters elimination bracket

Last season, the Seminoles knocked the Bruins out in the NCAA championship for the second straight year. That same script played out again. No. 1-seeded UCLA beach volleyball (36-4) fell to No. Read more...

Photo: Junior Nicole McNamara won the Bruins’ only match against Florida State with her sister and partner junior Megan McNamara. UCLA will now enter the elimination bracket and face LSU on Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Nicole McNamara won the Bruins’ only match against Florida State with her sister and partner junior Megan McNamara. UCLA will now enter the elimination bracket and face LSU on Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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