Friday, February 28

McNamaras return from beach volleyball world tour with international gold

Six weeks, five tournaments, four countries. For the first time in their careers, UCLA beach volleyball’s rising seniors Megan and Nicole McNamara spent the first half of their summer competing around the world against top professionals in the sport – and it paid off. Read more...

Photo: UCLA beach volleyball’s rising seniors Nicole and Megan McNamara represented Canada in professional tournaments, spending six weeks in four different countries to compete internationally for the first time in their careers. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


The Rundown: July 23

Beach volleyballAngie Forburger, assistant Sports editor Competing on the other side of the world didn’t faze one Bruin. Rising UCLA senior Sarah Sponcil took home the bronze medal this week at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour tournament in Haiyang, China, with partner Caitlin Ledoux – a professional player out of Long Beach State. Read more...

Photo: Rising UCLA senior Sarah Sponcil earned the bronze medal at a FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour tournament in Haiyang, China, this week. Sponcil competed with Caitlin Ledoux, a professional player out of Long Beach State. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)




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)


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)




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