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: Posted an 18-7 overall record while playing with Janisa Johnson ... Went 9-3 in dual matches, the second-best record on the team ... As a team, made 589 kills and 595 digs, both second-best as a pair ... Second on Long Beach State with 70 aces on the season ... Defeated Wickstrom and Yildirim of Florida State 23-21, 23-21 to push the 49ers to a National Finals appearance in a 3-2 victory over the Seminoles ... Set season highs with nine aces and 15 kills in a loss against Adelhelm and Woolver of Pepperdine on April 14 ... Finished with 271 digs and 245 kills on the year.
Long Beach State Women's Volleyball: Played in every set for Long Beach State as a defensive specialist ... Averaged 3.20 digs per set and finished the season with 13 aces after leading the team as freshman.
Lakewood High School: A Top 150 "Senior Ace" as listed by Prep Volleyball ... A four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Lakewood ... Earned All-Moore league honors twice, including a first-team selection as a senior ... Led the Lancers to a 25-7 record and a 9-3 mark in Moore League play ... Helped Lakewood reach the Top 100 in High School rankings ... Led the Lancers with 423 kills and 324 digs as a senior ... Also added 89 blocks.
Personal: Born in Bellflower, Calif ... Mother is Judy Vega ... Also recruited by Texas, Hawaii and Cal State Fullerton.