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): Did not have a loss in 2013, going 25-0 with Tyler Jackson, including a 21-0 dual match record ... Champion of the silver flight with Jackson at the USAV Invitational, winning with a 4-0 record after a three-set victory over Larson/Woolever of Pepperdine ... Went to three sets just three times during the season, with one coming in a tournament against 49er teammates Lauren Minkel and Jocelyn Neely ... Won in straight sets in both the national semifinals and national finals against Pepperdine ... Ended the year with 391 kills, second-most on the team, and had 330 digs, also the second-most of any 49er ... Finished with 23 kills in a win over Nebraska's Broekhuis/Zarda, a season high.
(2012): Posted an 18-7 overall record while playing with Tyler Jackson ... 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 ... Finished the year with 344 kills and hit .316 overall ... Her 324 digs were second-most of any individual ... 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 a season high with 25 kills, hitting .417 in a win over Larsen/Robinson over Pepperdine on March 16 ... Finished with a season high 21 digs against Pepperdine's Christiaansen/Cook on March 17 ... Won eight of nine matches to end the year.
Beach Volleyball: Played for Long Beach State in the USAV Collegiate Challenge in 2011.
Long Beach State Women's Volleyball: A three-year starter for Long Beach State and one of the top all-around players in 49er history ... A first-team All-Big West selection in 2012 ... Finished the 2012 season with 962 career kills and 1196 career digs ... Ranks sixth in school history in digs, and is one of just three LBSU outside hitters to have 900 kills and 1100 digs in her career ... An honorable mention All-Big West selection as a sophomore.
Wilson High School: A two-year letterwinner at Wilson High School ... As a senior, helped lead Wilson to the Moore League championship with a 10-0 league record ... Led the Bruins to a 28-4 record and the CIF semifinals ... Named second-team all-league ... Also played beach volleyball and soccer ... In 2006, finished second in the Huntington Beach Youth Tournament and won the Laguna Beach 14's Tournament ... Played club volleyball with Cal Juniors ... Earned all-tournament honors at the 2008 junior Olympics, helping the team take the bronze medal.
Personal: Parents are Anthony Johnson and Angelica Seales ... Participated in the bowling club and earned a classical medallion at Wilson ... Major is sociology.