CHAMPIONS! Long Beach State Hands Pepperdine First Loss In Sand Volleyball History To Capture 2013 National Championship
Jocelyn Neely and Lauren Minkel win in three sets to seal the win for the 49ers.
Long Beach State's Jackson and Johnson capture Silver pairs title.
Pairs play continues tomorrow at Hermosa Beach.
Long Beach State sweeps second straight opponent.
Changes don't slow down 49ers in sweep of the Roadrunners.
Sand Volleyball (2012): Played nine times overall, pairing with Lauren Minkel and Libby Fontanilla ... Went 3-1 in dual matches ... Missed most of the season, but returned for the AVCA National Championships, going 2-1 with Libby Fontanilla, including two wins over Haworth/Kiley of Florida State to push the 49ers to the Finals ... Hit .367 on the season with 108 kills.
Beach Volleyball: Played for Long Beach State at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in 2011.
Long Beach State Women's Volleyball: Led Long Beach State in kills before missing the second half of the season due to injury in 2012 ... Earned honorable mention All-Big West honors as a sophomore, playing both opposite and outside hitter for the 49ers ... A Big West All-Freshman Team selection in 2010 ... A two-year starter for the 49ers ... Ranked fourth on the team in kills, and second in Big West conference play in 2011.
Serrano High School: A four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Serrano High School ... Led the Diamondbacks to four straight Mojave River League championships ... Earned all-league honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named the Mojave River MVP as a senior ... Also earned MVP honors in the league's all-star game ... Played with current 49er Caitlin Ledoux.
Personal: Parents are Scot Swesey and Anita Aigner ... Grandfather Dennis Aigner was a volleyball player at UCLA and UC Berkeley ... A 2010 honors graduate from Serrano High School ... Majoring in biology.