The Beach fell twice on Saturday 3-2 to the Rainbow Wahine.
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.
Long Beach State Beach Volleyball (2016): Went 5-22 on the season individually, playing at No. 1, No 2 and No. 3 on the season … Played primarily with Zoi Konstantopoulou, winning two times at No. 1, twice at No. 2 and picking up one tournament win … Picked up a 24-22, 21-16 win at No. 1 in her first match with Konstantopoulou against Haake/Leiphardt of CSUN … Also won in three sets, 19-21, 21-13, 15-10 over Hunter/K. Rolfsen of Nebraska, making 17 kills … Was a 21-18, 21-19 winner over Simpson/Swatz of Louisiana-Monroe.
(2015): Went 17-10, playing dual matches at No. 3 with Bre Mackie throughout the season … Finished the year with 312 kills and 99 errors, while making 257 digs… Picked up a big three-set win against Consani/Weaver of UCLA 20-22, 22-20, 15-13 … Ralled to beat the Bruins pair for a season time in a 17-21, 21-11, 16-14 victory … Won 21-18, 21-16 against Boulanger/Sataric of Florida International to help the Beach advance to the quarterfinals at the AVCA Sand Championships.
(2014): Posted a 7-10 overall record in her first season of sand volleyball … Went 5-8 in dual matches while playing in the No. 4 spot … Spent the season paired with Alex Reid … Won five of her last seven matches to close out the year … Had nine aces in one match against Gilcrist/Popovic of Saint Mary’s … Won that match 21-16, 21-17 … Set a season high with 20 kills in her final match of the year, a three-set loss to Longo/Long of Hawai’i.
Long Beach State Women’s Volleyball: Spent 2016 as an Undergraduate Assistant Coach with the LBSU women’s volleyball team … Closed out a stellar career as Long Beach State starting setter with a second first-team All-Big West selection in 2015 … Averaged over 10 assists and a kill per set while guiding the Beach to .258 hitting and a second place finish in the Big West … Named the Big West Player of the Year after leading the 49ers to a perfect 16-0 record in league play on the way to an NCAA Tournament appearance and first round victory in 2014 … Played in every set as the team’s starting setter, averaging 10.22 assists per set and guiding the 49ers to a .261 team hitting percentage … Also averaged 2.82 digs per set and 10.3 kills per set while hitting .309 … Earned First-Team All-Big West honors as well.
Iowa State: Spent two years with the Iowa State Cyclones … Reached the NCAA Regional Semifinals as a freshman … Played in 68 sets as a serving specialist, finishing the year with 24 aces … Took over as the starting setter as a sophomore, again leading Iowa State to the postseason … Averaged 11.06 assists per set while starting 27 matches … Also added 2.68 digs per set.
Bonita Vista High School: PrepVolleyball's No. 44-ranked Senior Ace in 2011 ... CIF-SDS Player of the Year ... Mesa League Player of the Year at in both 2010 and 2011 ... AVCA High School All-American ... Posted 21 assists, 14 kills, 22 digs, a solo block and four block assists in Bonita Vista's 3-1 loss to St. Lucy's in the 2011 CIF Girls State Volleyball Tournament ... Helped the Barons to the finals of the 2011 CIF-San Diego Section Div. II tournament ... Earned four letters in track and field and three letters as a forward on the basketball team.
Personal: Born in San Diego, Calif. … Parents are Joe and Carolyn Hudson … Mother Carolyn was a standout volleyball player at Hawai’i … Majoring in Consumer Affairs.
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