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): Represented the 49ers in the pairs National Championship for the second straight season, playing with Delainey Aigner-Swesey in 2013 ... Lost in the Round of 16 in three sets to FIU's Mendoza/Samoday ... Went 16-10 on the season, and 15-8 in dual matches ... Made 288 digs during the season, fourth on the team ... Also added 75 aces on the season ... Won eight straight matches during the year ... Played at No. 2 during the entire season ... Won a key match 21-13, 21-15 over USC's Fuller/Sary in the national semifinals in a 3-2 win over the Trojans ... Set a career high with 22 digs in the National Championship match against Pepperdine.
B<>(2012): Selected as part of 16 teams chosen to compete for the pairs AVCA National Championship along with Haleigh Hampton ... Defeated Emily Hartong and Meredith Stoltzman of Hawai'i 21-11, 21-12 to advance to the National Quarterfinals before falling to Pepperdine's Frederick and Hill ... Finished with 280 digs on the season, fourth on the team.
Beach Volleyball: Played for Long Beach State in the 2011 USAV Collegiate Challenge.
Long Beach State Women's Volleyball: Led Long Beach State with 39 aces over the 2013 season ... Played in all 115 sets as a defensive specialist ... Finished with 226 digs on the year ... Played in 86 sets as a sophomore, finishing with 178 digs on the season, a 2.07 per set average ... Finished the 2012 season with 10 aces ... Entered the lineup as a serving and defensive specialist as a redshirt freshman in her first season.
Warren High School: A four-year letterwinner in volleyball with the Bears ... Also lettered in soccer as a freshman before focusing on volleyball ... Earned second-team all-league honors ... San Gabriel Valley league runner-up for three years before leading Warren to the league championship as a senior ... Reached the CIF semifinals as a senior in 2009 ... A three-time first-team All-League selection ... First-team All-CIF two times ... Named the San Gabriel Valley League MVP as a senior.
Personal: Parents are Michael and Christie Cabrajac ... Uncle David Main played baseball at Pepperdine ... Majoring in engineering.
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