News – Women’s Beach Volleyball


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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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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