Beach Volleyball – Women

03
Mar
2019

Fuiava and Beagan are the Pair of the Day at the BVNE Collegiate Beach League

Santa Monica, Calif. – The Westcliff University women’s beach volleyball team had six pairs compete in the Beach Volleyball National Events (BVNE) Collegiate Beach Volleyball League with the University of Saint Katherine, Marymount California University and Vanguard University. In the first round of matches, the pairs of Hill/Gildernew, Lim/van Deursen, Atkins/Hill and Fuiava/Beagan all swept the University of Saint Katherine in straight sets. Kassidy Beagan and Saipeti Fuiava were selected as the pair of the day from Westcliff University as they went on to also defeat a pair from Marymount California University (21-19, 21-11).   The warriors are on the road in Belmont Shore on 3/8/19 against Cypress College, Rio Hondo College and Long Beach City College.
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01
Mar
2019

Warriors Make Some Beach Volleyball History

Irvine, Calif. – Westcliff University’s women’s beach volleyball team made some history on Friday toppling Arizona Christian University (4-1). The warriors recorded their first ever official win in program history by beating ACU 4-1 and also winning an exhibition match with their sixth pair. Scores Order of finish: 4, 3, 2, 5, 1 Lydie van Deursen/Sierra Lim (WU) def. Aubri Green/Marina Samaniego (ACU): 21-17, 18-21, 15-12 Mikayla Richard/Kaitlin Meyer (WU) def. Brittany Western/Maddie Lapierre (ACU): 21-16, 21-9 Isabella Martell/Oriana Montoya (ACU) def. Enjelica Glattli/Syndey Hill (WU): 21-16, 21-19 Crissy Almorade/Vasiti Balelomaloma (WU) def. Hannah Bowen/Katie Patterson (ACU): 21-13, 21-9 Saipeti Fuiava/Kassidy Beagan (WU) def. Alex Douglas/Tristan Barta (ACU): 21-14, 21-19 Exhibition: Aliza Atkins/Sydney Hill (WU) def. Anna-Ellen Graham/Kaitlyn Vigil (ACU): 21-16 21-17 Up next for the warriors, the BVNE Collegiate Beach League in Santa Monica on 3/3/19 with the University of Saint Katherine, Marymount California University and Vanguard University.
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23
Feb
2019

Women’s Beach Volleyball Makes a Splash in Their NCSVA Debut

Santa Monica, Calif. – Women’s beach volleyball’s duo of Mikayla Richard and Sierra Lim took first in their debut as a pair at the National Collegiate Sand Volleyball Association (NCSVA) debut this past weekend. The warriors made quite a splash in their first outing on the NCSVA tour. Four duos competed in the tournament (Richard/Lim, Baleilomaloma/S. Hill, Beagan/Fuiava, Glattli/Atkins) with Richards/Lim taking first place overall in the tournament without dropping a set and Baleilomaloma/S. Hill and Glattli/Atkins both tying for third place. The warriors will open the regular season against Arizona Christian University on Friday (3/1) in their home opener at 10 am and then compete in the BVNE Collegiate Beach Volleyball League (CBVL) on Sunday (3/3) with Vanguard University, the University of St. Katherine and Marymount (CA) University.
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29
Jan
2019

Beach Volleyball excited to kick off inaugural season

1/29/19 – Irvine, Calif. Women’s beach volleyball has announced its schedule for its inaugural season. This season features opponents in the NAIA as well as NCAA divisions I and II. The lady warriors got a taste of the sand in the fall when they participated in the BVNE college showcase in October where they faced teams from USC, UCLA, Long Beach State, Cal State Northridge, UC Berkeley and Vanguard University.
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06
Oct
2018

Beach Volleyball Prepares for Season at the BVNE Pre-season Collegiate Challenge

Santa Monica, Calif. — The Westcliff University Women’s Beach Volleyball Team traveled to Santa Monica on Saturday morning to participate in the BVNE Preseason Collegiate Challenge. Participating teams included UCLA, USC, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Cal Berkeley and Vanguard. In its inaugural season, the beach duo of Sierra Lim and Lydie van Deursen brought home the first win against a NCAA Division I school and an NAIA school with their wins against Cal State Northridge and Vanguard in pool play. In totality, Westcliff had five pairs compete in the preseason tournament (van Deursen/Lim, C. Hill/S. Hill, Hausner/Beagan, Glattli/Meyer & Baleilomaloma/Gildernew). The Warriors will be officially back on the sand in the spring during the regular beach season.
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11
Apr
2018

Westcliff University Adds Women’s Indoor & Beach Volleyball. Kristen Iordanova named head coach.

The Westcliff University athletic department is proud to announce the hiring of Kristen Iordanova as the Warriors’ new head women’s indoor and beach volleyball coach. Kristen Iordanova grew up in southern California and is an alumnus of Gretchen Whitney High School, where she was a starting outside hitter for the Wildcats. She played indoor club volleyball for Cal Jrs for several years and Mizuno Long Beach her senior season. Kristen went on to play collegiate volleyball for one season at Long Beach City College, where the Vikings finished with an overall record of 30-2, ranked 10th in the AVCA national poll, and 2nd in the state. After Long Beach City College, Kristen attended Rutgers University where she played volleyball and softball and was the recipient of multiple scholar-athlete awards for both sports. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers, Kristen went on to earn a Master’s Degree from Cal State...
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