2015-16 Long Beach State Points of Pride

July 13

  • Dirtbags shortstop, Garrett Hampson, helped Team USA to a series win over Cuba.
  • 4 Beach student-athletes are set to participate in the 2015 Pan American Games.
  • Dirtbags Alumni and current Major Leaguer, Evan Longoria, headlines the 2015 LBSU Athletics Hall of Fame Class.

July 20

  • Women's Track and Field has received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors every year since 1997.
  • Track & Field Coach Latanya Sheffield has been selected to join the USA staff for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
  • Three Men's Volleyball alumni represented the United States in the World League Final.
  • Two members of the LBSU Women's Golf Team advanced to the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in the same year for the 1st time in program history.
  • Women's Tennis was honored as an ITA All-Academic Team for the 11th consecutive year.

July 27

  • Multi-Sport star Stanford Brewer is the newest member of Long Beach State's Hall of Fame 2015 inductee class
  • Long Beach State Senior Janelle Sua captured the 23rd Annual L.A. County Women's Golf Championship last Friday.
  • Women's Tennis was honored as an ITA All-Academic Team for the 11th consecutive year.
  • Men's Volleyball pioneer Mark Kerins to join Long Beach State Hall of Fame as a member of the 2015 induction class.

August 3

  • Men's Golfer Daniel Chian (-8) was the low round amateur at the 2015 Long Beach Open over the weekend.
  • 1991 Men's Volleyball team rounds out 2015 hall of fame inductees.
  • Long Beach State Women's Water Polo senior Christina Kotsia was named to the Greece Women's National Team, and is participating in the 2015 FINA World Championships, held in Kazan, Russia.

August 10

  • Long Beach State Track & Field alum and volunteer assistant coach Colin Dunbar was the runner-up in the hammer throw at the NACAC Senior Area Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Long Beach State seniors Kassidy Teare and Shawnee Martinez travel to Portland, Ore. to take part in the USGA 115th Women's Amateur Championship at the Portland Golf Club.
  • Long Beach State Women's Water Polo Senior Christina Kotsia was named to the Greece Women's National Team, and is participating in the 2015 FINA World Championships, held in Kazan, Russia.

August 17

  • Women's Soccer Freshman Rocio Rodriguez Scores Twice To Earn LBSU Player of the Week Honors

August 24

  • - Women's Soccer Senior Vania Robles scored the game-winning goal on Friday as record crowd watched Long Beach State stun No. 4 UCLA 1-0.

August 31

  • Long Beach State Women's Volleyball earned statement win over #25 Duke.
  • Fatmata Kamara's first collegiate goal is a golden goal in 1-0 OT win against Bucknell.

September 8

  • Women's Soccer Senior Melanie Fox earns Big West Player of the Week honors this past weekend by anchoring LBSU's defense in a 0-0 tie against San Diego and with a dazzling hat trick in yet another shutout victory against Portland State.
  • Men's Water Polo's Stevenson, Lappas, and Wicken all score hat tricks in a solid victory over No. 14 LMU this past weekend.
  • Women's Volleyball Sophomore Ashley Murray dominated with 14 kills, 2 blocks, and zero errors in a clean sweep of Harvard at the Harvard Invitational.

September 14

  • Women's Volleyball defends Walter Pyramid over the weekend with three solid victories. The Beach lost only one set the entire weekend and now sits at 8-2 for the season.
  • Women's Soccer Junior Celeste Dominguez earns Big West Defensive Player of the Week honors this past weekend after leading the Beach to a tough 0-0 tie against USC.
  • Over 160 golfers came out to Recreation Park 18 to support the baseball team and upcoming season at the 21st Annual Long Beach State Dirtbag Golf Tournament.


  • Women's Soccer Sophomore Ashley Gonzales scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory Sunday afternoon in a big road victory against #20 DePaul.
  • Men's Water Polo Sophomore Lee Griffin led the way with a hat-trick for the Beach in a thrilling, triple-overtime victory against UC Irvine over the weekend.
  • Women's Volleyball Junior Nele Barber led the Beach with 16 kills and a career-high 17 digs as the Beach cruised to a 3-0 sweep against Oregon State at the Walter Pyramid. The win also provided Head Coach Brian Gimmillaro with career win #799.

September 28

  • Congratulations to Women's Volleyball Head Coach Brian Gimmillaro, who picked up his 800th career win on Friday. He becomes only the fourth active coach to accomplish this feat at one institution. The ladies wasted no time getting him win No. 801 as The Beach took down Irvine in their next game.
  • Women's Tennis Junior Laura Eales defeated Mercedes Lopes of the host UNLV Rebels, winning the third flight of singles with a 6-2, 7-6 win in the final day of the UNLV Invitational.
  • Men's Golf Seniors Michael Chen and Daniel Chian were the top players for the 49ers as both posted their lowest rounds of the tournament on Sunday to tie for 10th at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
Player of the Week
Eales Unbeaten In First Weekend Of Tennis Season
Women's Tennis | Junior


Junior Laura Eales went 5-0 last week in the first tournament of the fall season, winning twice in doubles and claiming the singles championship in her draw.

NEXT GAME: Saturday, Oct. 3 at ITA All-American Tournament

LAST WEEK'S WINNER: Nele Barber, Women's Volleyball

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