Long Beach State reaches the national finals against USC.
The Beach faces No. 1 USC Saturday to advance to the finals.
Long Beach State takes both matches 5-0 to remain secure in the Top 5.
Long Beach State doesn't drop a set in the team's final match this week.
All fall sports placed multiple student athletes in the Academic All-Conference.
Sand Volleyball (2014): Posted a 14-5 overall record in 2014 ... Played all but one match with Chelsea Cabrajac ... Went 11-3 in dual matches at No. 3 ... Tied for the team lead with 47 blocks ... Ranks first in school history in career blocks with 118 ... Started the season with five straight wins, and won eight of the first nine matches ... Finished with five blocks on multiple occasions ... Won with Makayla Taylor against Irvine Valley in the her lone match not with Cabrajac ... Set a season high with nine aces in a 21-5, 21-13 win against Miller/Kaul of CSUN.
(2013): Went 13-11 overall in 2013, playing at both No. 2 and No. 3 with Chelsea Cabrajac and Libby Fontanilla ... Led the 49ers with 70 blocks on the season ... Finished the year with 286 kills ... Made a career-high 18 kills while hitting .486 against Davis and Plessy of Florida State in the national quarterfinals ... Tied a team record with eight blocks against Suaaba and Taylor of LMU on March 13.
(2012): Played in four matches for Long Beach State ... Finished with 30 kills and 36 digs.
Long Beach State Women's Volleyball: Earned All-American honors after an outstanding senior season with the 49ers ... Led Long Beach State in both kills and blocks while leading the Beach to a 16-0 record in Big West play ... A First-Team All-Big West selection ... A four-year starter on the right side for Long Beach State ... Closed her indoor career with 884 kills on .265 hitting with 339 total blocks.
Central Valley High School: A three-sport star at Central Valley, lettering in basketball, track and volleyball ... An all-league selection in all three sports ... Earned the honor in basketball as a junior in her only year of competition ... Helped the track team to two section championships ... Set a school record with a 5-7" clearance in the high jump, the third-best mark in the state ... A four-year letterwinner in volleyball ... Selected as the MVP of the Central Valley league as a junior ... A three-time all-league selection ... Made 361 kills on .590 hitting as a senior ... Also made an outstanding 80 aces as a senior ... Added 224 digs ... Played club volleyball with Shasta Creations.
Personal: Born in Redding, Calif. ... Parents are Dave and Sharol Mackie ... Also recruited by Oregon and UC Davis ... Majoring in Sports Psychology.
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