UCLA beach volleyball begins NCAA tournament Friday

UCLA beach volleyball head coach Stein Metzger (left) and sophomore Megan McNamara will lead the Bruins into the NCAA tournament his weekend. (Photo by UCLA Athletics)

The UCLA beach volleyball team starts its championship chase Friday with the No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Led by sophomore twins Megan and Nicole McNamara, the Bruins (29-4) face seventh-seeded LSU in the first round at 9 a.m. PT.

The McNamaras were voted to the All-Pac-12 first team with a 26-6 record as UCLA’s No. 1 pair this season. Head coach Stein Metzger was voted Pac-12 Coach of the Year.

Kamila Tan and Madi Yeomans were named second-team All-Pac-12, while Torrey Van Winden was voted to the all-freshman team along with Yeomans.

No. 1 USC leads the tournament field. Three of UCLA’s four losses this year have come to the Trojans. No. 3 seed Pepperdine handed UCLA its other loss.

The NCAA tournament will be televised live on truTV on Friday and Saturday from 12-3 p.m. PT. The championship match will air on TBS on Sunday at 11 a.m. PT. Every match is also available to live stream on NCAA.com.

  • Coach Thom

    Watching our beach volleyball team upset the Trojans would make my Spring. Beauty, grace, and power. What a combination!

    • PVBruin17

      If they win, I’m going to celebrate by buying some $500 shoes.

      • gotroy22

        So you saved $500!