Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto and Sasha Karelov/Kobi Pekich received first-team accolades.
No. 5 Long Beach State awaits Sunday's NCAA Tournament announcement.
The No. 5 pair for Long Beach State went 2-0 last week.
The pair went a perfect 6-0 for No. 5 Long Beach State last week.
The Beach fell twice on Saturday 3-2 to the Rainbow Wahine.
Long Beach State Beach Volleyball (2016): Ended her first season with a 14-9 individual record … Went 12-8 with her primary partner Morea Wagner … Tied for the team lead with 9 wins at No. 5, going 9-5 with Wagner in that flight … Went 2-1 at No. 4 with Mykah Wilson … Made 18 kills with 18 digs in a three-set win over Consani/Weaver of UCLA at No. 5 … Also won with Wagner over Manu-Olevao/Huddleston of Hawai’i in three sets in the opening tournament … Went 4-0 while competing at No. 5 in the Big West Tournament … Had wins over CSUN and Cal Poly as well as a pair of wins over Homayun/Rooks of Hawai’i.
Long Beach State Volleyball: Played in 105 sets as a sophomore, averaging over a dig per set and making 67 kills … Played in 27 matches as a true freshman, starting nine … Finished the season with 62 kills and 128 digs, averaging 1.56 digs per set … Made 13 aces on the season.
High School: A two-time All-CIF first team selection and four-time All-Moore League selection … Also earned Prep Volleyball All-America High Honorable Mention after her senior season … Led Lakewood to back-to-back Moore League championships in 2013 and 2014 … A member of the Press-Telegram’s Dream Team for all four years in high school … Reached the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section tournament in 2013 and 2014.
Personal: Majoring in Child Development.
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