Top talent, team togetherness, good humor keys for top-ranked UCLA

0
UCLA-Stein Metzger-UCLA beach
UCLA head coach Stein Metzger in a post-match chat/Ed Chan, VBshots.com

Luckily for UCLA, the top-ranked Bruins haven’t had to “lick their wounds” yet this year, because freshmen Abby Van Winkle and Lindsey Sparks think the idea is pretty funny.

No, the defending NCAA beach champions are off to a tremendous start in 2019 with an eye on Saturday’s East Meets West Invitational on Manhattan Beach. The Bruins are currently 10-0, most recently sweeping Pepperdine in straight sets Wednesday at Zuma beach.

Become a Premium subscriber to continue reading.
VolleyballMag.com Premium subscribers get:
  • More overall in-depth coverage and feature articles than anywhere in the volleyball universe
  • Increased juniors coverage
  • NCAA women’s volleyball coverage including features, examining issues and daily roundups that you can’t find anywhere else
  • And, of course, coverage of beach volleyball and Ed Chan’s photos