HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (May 7, 2019) – Beach volleyball teams that were helping their schools battle at the NC championships last weekend will be among those taking center stage May 8-11 at the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships in Hermosa Beach.
Forty-six women’s teams and 16 men’s teams have registered for the tournament. Teams that medal, if they still have college eligibility, will be invited to train with the college beach training team.
Twenty-two teams will compete Wednesday to qualify eight teams into the main draw, where 24 teams are already seeded.
Thirty-eight of the women’s teams playing were part of one of the eight schools in the NCAA tournament.
In Hermosa, play on courts 1-3 and Center Court will be live streamed at USAVolleyball.org until the women’s final, which will be shown live on NBCSN on Saturday, May 11, at 3 p.m. PT.
To keep up with the schedule and results, click here.
At the NC beach championships last weekend in Gulf Shores, Ala., UCLA won its second-straight championship in front of second-place USC. LSU was third.
In Hermosa, the women’s top seeds are Claire Coppola/Kristen Nuss, the defending champions, from LSU.
The second seeds are Brook Bauer/Deahna Kraft of Pepperdine. The third seeds are Madison Fitzpatrick/Alaina Chacon from Florida State.
The top men’s seeds are Tim Brewster of UCLA and Adam Wienckowski of Florida Atlantic. Wienckowski won the men’s event in 2018 with Jonathan Justice. This year, Justice, representing Florida State, is the second seed with Bryce Edwards of Nicholls State.
The USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships is part of the 2019 Team USA Champions Series, presented by Xfinity. The champions series showcases numerous Olympic sports throughout the season, highlighting the year-round quest of Team USA athletes to compete at the Olympic Games.
Women’s Seeds and Teams
1 Coppola/Nuss Claire Coppola Kristen Nuss LSU
2 Bauer/Kraft Brook Bauer Deahna Kraft Pepperdine University
3 Fitzpatrick/Chacon Madison Fitzpatrick Alaina Chacon FSU
4 Jones/Gordon Crissy Jones Macy Gordon Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
5 Slater/Hallgren Sammy Slater Haley Hallgren University of Southern California
6 Kruidhof/Molina Megan Kruidhof Mariana Molina LBSU
7 Rund/Putt Payton Rund Sara Putt FSU
8 Rachel/Rhodes Devon Rachel Jamie Rhodes College of Charleston
9 Keene/Buckland Jaelyn Keene Tressa Buckland University of Alabama - Birmingham
10 Wenz/Okaro Ashley Wenz Oluoma Okaro ASU
11 Lundberg/Carballo Elly Lundberg Katelyn Carballo ASU
12 Calvin/Knudsen Lindsey Calvin Lindsey Knudsen Saint Mary's College
13 Julye/Gengenbacher Destiny Julye Kristen Gengenbacher University of Washington
14 Burling/Baham Brooke Burling Jonny Baham University of Arizona
15 Doud/Slattery Emma Doud Savannah Slattery LMU
16 Winkle/Sparks Abby Van Winkle Lindsey Sparks UCLA
17 Hawes/Delmonte Eden Hawes Madelyn Delmonte Georgia State University
18 Rodriguez/Rasnick-Pope Toni Rodriguez Ashlyn Rasnick-Pope LSU
19 Baumann/Stansfield Isabella Baumann Jessica Stansfield Grand Canyon University
20 Ekstrom/Ashkinos Charlie Ekstrom Victoria Ashkinos Stanford
21 Reinking/Stevens Nicole Reinking Sydney Stevens LBSU
22 Kuhlman/Poppinga Brooke Kuhlman Avery Poppinga FSU
23 Hill/White Haven Hill Caroline White TCU
24 Manusky/Freed Logan Manusky Lauren Freed College of Charleston
25 DeFalco/Raudsepp Teagan DeFalco Mikaela Raudsepp GCU
26 Towne/Hess Hannah Towne Katie Hess Grand Canyon University
27 Powers/Agnew Olivia Powers Kelli Agnew LSU
28 Privett/Jerger Kate Privett Macy Jerger FSU
29 Dennis/Kaiser Joy Dennis Maja Kaiser University of Southern California
30 Beyer/Ligon Olivia Beyer Madison Ligon LSU
31 Coens/Domanski Allison Coens Hunter Domanski LSU
32 Cordes/Hallaran Caroline Cordes Olivia Hallaran University of Arizona
33 Brocket/Arellano Haley Brocket Avery Arellano TCU
34 Griffith/Sellers Catherine Griffith Maile Sellers ULM
35 Caffrey/Chacon Payton Caffrey Morgan Chacon FSU
36 McKeown/Robert Alexandra (Lexi) McKeown Ashley Robert FSU
37 Blacker/Parker Sarah Blacker Dana Parker University of Arizona
38 Martin/Nederend Erin Martin Veronica Nederend LMU
39 Martin/Kujan Hannah Martin Laurel Kujan University of Southern California
40 Nourse/Nourse Audrey Nourse Nicole Nourse Santa Ana College
41 Anderson/Mohl Kathryn Anderson Chelsea Mohl Stanford
42 Oswald/Rosequist Julia Oswald Rachel Rosequist Tampa
43 Gathright/Andraka Jenna Gathright Emma Andraka UAB
44 Lim/Meyer Sierra Lim Kaitlin Meyer Westcliff University
45 Phair/Monk Hannah Phair Piper Monk UCLA
46 Sanchez/Johnson Kiora Sanchez Jenna Johnson FSU
Men’s Seeds and Teams
1 Wienckowski/Brewster Adam Wienckowsi Florida Atlantic Tim Brewster UCLA
2 Justice/Estes Jonathan Justice Florida State Bryce Estes Nicholls State
3 Schiffer/Shaffer Leor Schiffer UCSD Chris Shaffer UCSD
4 Cory/Titus Evan Cory Lincoln Memorial Jacob Titus Lincoln Memorial
5 Nichols/Gibson Walker Nichols Stony Brook Sammy Gibson Hunter College
6 Meyer/Hoppe Zachary Meyer Concordia UIrvine Jordan Hoppe Concordia U Irvine
7 Hughes/Udall Heath Hughes GCU Samuel Udall GCU
8 McLaren/Braswell Matthew McLaren Penn State Luke Braswell Penn State
9 Gibbs/Jimenez Jason Gibbs Lewis University Carlos Jimenez Lewis University
10 Gould/Gould Dan Gould U of Rhode Island Brett Gould U of Rhode Island
11 Fisher/Bogner Charles Fisher Penn State Cole Bogner Penn State
12 Knepper/DeJesus Kaden Knepper Liberty University Eugenio DeJesus Liberty University
13 Knapp/Jones Joshua Knapp Liberty University Matt Jones Liberty University
14 Cascio/Garris Raymond Cascio UC Santa Cruz Maxwell Garris UC Santa Cruz
15 Springer/Olson Kyle Springer Saint Xavier U David Olson Saint Xavier University
16 Buggs/Ma Marques Buggs Westcliff U Michael Ma Westcliff University
17 Santos/Meyer James Santos Westcliff University Trevor Meyer Westcliff University