Athletes confirmed for USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships

By Corinne Calabro | May 03, 2017, 5:47 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Volleyball has announced the 24 women's and 12 men's pairs that will compete in the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships, part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Comcast.

The double-gender Collegiate Beach Championships, to be held May 11-13 at Hermosa Beach Pier in California, will serve as a Team USA Trials. Teams will play for a spot on a USAV collegiate beach national team.

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In the women's bracket, Pepperdine and Southern California each have four pairs competing, and four schools have two pairs in the competition. On the men's side, most partnerships hail from the same university, though a few offer mixed backgrounds. UC Irvine has the most male athletes competing at the event, with five.

WOMEN
Player 1 Player 2 School
McKenna Witt Madison Witt Arizona
Jessalyn Kinlaw Megan Rice Florida Atlantic
Leigh Andrew Brooke Kuhlman Florida State
Victoria Paranagua Vanessa Freire Florida State
Delaney Rohan Chelsea Ross Georgia State
Sarah Sponcil Savannah Slattery Loyola Marymount
Rachel Nieto Kobi Pekich Long Beach State
Claire Coppola Kristen Nuss LSU
Olivia Powers Katie Lindelow LSU
Delaney Knudsen Madalyn Roh Pepperdine
Corinne Quiggle Brittany Howard Pepperdine
Skylar Caputo Heidi Dyer Pepperdine
Anika Wilson Deahna Kraft Pepperdine
Lindsey Knudsen Payton Rund Saint Mary's College (CA)
Katie Smith Adrianna Culbert South Carolina
Macie Tendrich Katie Zimmerman South Carolina
Kelly Claes Sara Hughes Southern California
Terese Cannon Nicolette Martin Southern California
Abril Bustamante Joy Dennis Southern California
Jenna Belton Jo Kremer Southern California
Amy Neal Jaelyn Greene TCU
Kamila Tan Jordan Anderson UCLA
Elise Zappia Madi Yeomans UCLA
Crissy Jones Tia Scambray Washington

MEN
Player 1 Player 2 School
Nathan Vander Meer Logan Webber Davenport/Cincinnati Christian
Brett Rosenmeier Colton Cowell Hawaii
Matthew Yoshimoto Jake Walenga Lewis
Louis Richard Matt Butler Long Beach State
Alex Vohland Brett Cooper Mount St. Joseph
Tyler Hedley Vincent Pizzuti Palomar College/Long Beach State
Brian Ross Bobby Costigan Sacred Heart
Andy Benesh Chris Orenic Southern California
Lucas Yoder Michael Saeta Southern California/UC Irvine
Grant Friedman Scott Stadick UC Irvine
Reid Dominguez Dillon Hoffman UC Irvine
Jackson Bantle Hagen Smith UCLA

Seeding and pool play designations will be decided on May 10 at the player's preliminary inquiry and technical meeting. Seeding for pool play will follow this order: USAV Beach Ranking (combined total points) as of May 8; a drawing of lots for all pairs with: the same combined total points, a combined total of zero points; where possible, pools will not have more than one pair per university; FIVB regulations will be followed for moving teams of the same university to a different pool. Click here for more about the competition regulations.

Used as an official Team USA Trials, participants are limited to U.S. citizens. There was no limit to how many pairs from a single school could compete in the 24-pair women's bracket and 12-pair men's bracket. The USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships is the first event of the Team USA Summer Champions Series, May 11-13 in Hermosa Beach, California. The women's final will air live on NBCSN, May 13, 6 p.m. ET, followed by the men's final on tape delay.

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