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 (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: A three-year starter on the right side for the 49ers... Fourth on the team in 2014 with 232 kills on the year, and averaged 0.79 blocks per set ... Played in all 107 sets for the 49ers in 2012 ... Was third on the team with 209 kills on the year ... Ended a redshirt season in September and became an immediate starter in the front row as a freshman.
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 kinesiology.