Sunday, April 5


Senior signoffs: Izzy Carey looks back at athletic success and strength of sports camaraderie

When I was going through the volleyball recruiting process in high school, UCLA was the last school I looked at. I wanted to go to a school away from my hometown of Westlake Village, California, but I remember emailing UCLA beach volleyball coach Stein Metzger a video of me playing because I figured I might as well check UCLA out. Read more...

Photo: UCLA beach volleyball senior Izzy Carey will graduate as the winningest player in program history with a 123-25 record. Carey went 36-2 in 2019, playing primarily on court five with freshman Lindsey Sparks. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)


Beach volleyball players compete in international tournaments on road to Olympics

Three Bruins returned from China, and one has a fifth-place finish to show for it. UCLA beach volleyball seniors Sarah Sponcil, Nicole McNamara and Megan McNamara competed in the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Jinjiang, China last week. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sarah Sponcil competed alongside Kelly Claes representing Team USA in a 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Jinjiang, China. The pair finished fifth in the tournament and will next compete in a FIVB tournament in Hamburg, Germany next month. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)



Jacq’ed Up: NCAA beach volleyball’s double elimination bracket has a flaw in the system

UCLA beach volleyball defended its 2018 national title with another victory in May. This year’s undefeated tournament run proved the Bruins’ dominance – but last year, UCLA got lucky. Read more...

Photo: UCLA beach volleyball has won two consecutive national titles. This year the Bruins didn’t drop a match in the NCAA championship, but last year UCLA dropped into the elimination bracket and benefited from flaws in the double elimination format. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


Three senior Bruins compete internationally in beach volleyball Olympics bid

Seniors Nicole McNamara, Megan McNamara and Sarah Sponcil have won back-to-back national championships with UCLA beach volleyball, but now the three are focusing on international competition. Read more...

Photo: Senior Nicole McNamara is one of five UCLA beach volleyball players who will graduate this year. All five seniors will continue their beach volleyball careers, and three started last weekend with international tournaments. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


The Rundown: May 8

Beach volleyballJack Perez, Daily Bruin staff The Bruins defended their national title and picked up a few awards. UCLA beach volleyball ended their season with two duos being named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team for their play at the NCAA championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Read more...

Photo: (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)



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