Name: Heather McGuire
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 6-2
Hometown: Fallbrook, Calif.
College: Loyola Marymount, '08 communications
Team/Club: Epic/Fitness Plus 14s
Other Career Highlights
  • Has four NORCECA golds medals in her career
  • Due to illness at the libero position, played her first-ever match at the position in the fifth-place match of the indoor 2008 Pan American Cup
  • Made her pro beach debut in 2007
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  • Played exclusively on the AVP Tour in 2017, tying for fifth twice with Caitlin Ledoux
  • From 2015-16, Hughes earned bronze on the NORCECA Tour, tied for ninth twice on the World Tour, and tied for fifth on the AVP Tour
  • Between 2007-14, had a best finish of fourth on the FIVB World Tour, gold and two bronze on the NORCECA Continental Tour, and second-place on the domestic AVP Tour
  • Finished fourth at the 2011 Pan American Games with Emily Day
  • In 2011, Hughes and Emily Day played in 10 domestic events on three tours, with a best of third on each tour
  • Hughes and Day played in an AVP Young Guns event in 2010, winning in Hermosa Beach
  • In 2007, Hughes made her pro beach volleyball debut in Long Beach in July 2007 while still in college, she and her partner Emily Day established an AVP record for the lowest-seeded team to advance from the qualifier (seeded 54th) as well as for the youngest team to do so (combined age just over 41 years)
  • Ranked among Loyola Marymount’s record books in several categories as she has claimed the top spot in aces (157), second in kills (1,679), digs (1,261) and total attacks (4,435), fourth in games played (438) and kills-per-game (3.83), seventh in service aces-per-game (0.36) and ninth in digs-per-game (2.88)
  • At Loyola Marymount, earned AVCA All-Pacific Region Honorable Mention and first-team All-WCC honors as a senior
  • Was an all-West Coast Conference honoree her first three seasons at LMU, including first-team as a sophomore and junior
  • Played indoor for USAV's Junior National Team and A2 program
  • Started playing club volleyball for Epic and Fitness Plus 14s
Personal: Graduated from Loyola Marymount in 2008 with a degree in communications...Married to fellow volleyball player Andy McGuire...Parents are Bill and Lori Hughes; Father played volleyball for Long Beach State and on the beach circuit; mother played tennis at UC Santa Barbara...Sister, Kristen, played volleyball at Cornell; Brother, Taylor, played volleyball at Pacific