Nele Barber, Ashley Murray and YiZhi Xue all earned First Team All-Big West honors while Xue and Hailey Harward were named to the All-Freshman team.
LBSU won its seventh consecutive match with a comfortable 25-14, 25-21, 25-15 sweep of visiting CSUN on Saturday night.
Murray and Harward showed great consistency last week, putting up a pair of strong performances in wins over UC Riverside and Hawai’i.
LBSU put on one of its best performances of the season, earning a 25-15, 25-17, 25-21 win on the road at Davis.
The Beach put on its best performance of the year in a convincing 25-17, 27-25, 25-13 sweep of LMU.
Long Beach State (2016): All-Big West First Team ... Named Big West Player of the Week on Oct. 10 ... second on the team with 289 kills, 2.47 kills/set and 0.83 blocks/set ... recorded 10+ kills in 15 matches ... had 14 kills on .393 hitting against Cal on Sep. 2 ... played an inspired match vs. No. 25 LMU on Sep. 8, putting down 11 kills on just 19 swings (.526 hitting) to go with a season-high six blocks in the sweep ... recorded a season-high eight digs in consecutive matches vs. UCLA (Sep. 14) and San Jose State (Sep. 16) ... put down a career-high 17 kills in an Oct. 8 win over No. 12 Hawai'i, taking a career-high 39 swings and hitting .385 in the win ... in her next match Oct. 15 at CSUN, hit a season-best .643 (10 kills on 14 swings) to finish off a string of four straight matches with double-digit kills ... hit .600 (7 kills on 10 swings) and had a pair of aces in a win at Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 18) ... finished the season with a strong performance vs. Denver (Nov. 26), putting up 12 kills on .500 hitting with an ace, five digs, and three blocks (two solo).
(2015): All-Big West Honorable Mention ... Hit .319 in her sophomore season, averaging 2.67 kills per set and 0.71 blocks per set, ranking second on the team in all three categories ... Fourth on the team with 101 sets played in 2015 ... Recorded season-high 16 kills vs. St. Mary's (Aug. 30) ... Hit .737 against Harvard (Sep. 5) with 14 kills on 19 swings with no errors ... Named to the Harvard Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Had 14 kills and six blocks in a win at LMU (Sep. 10) ... Suffered an injury vs. UCLA (Sep. 18), playing just one set and missing the next match vs. Oregon State ... Played through the injury the rest of the season, recording 13 kills in consecutive matches at UC Irvine and UC Davis (Oct. 29, 31) ... Hit .529 at UC Riverside (Nov. 21) with 12 kills ... Finished the season with a bang against Denver (Nov. 28), putting down 11 kills on 15 swings with no errors for a .733 attack percentage ... Had 16 matches with 10+ kills.
(2014): Big West Freshman of the Year … All-Big West Freshman Team … led the Beach in blocking with 1.21 blocks per set, which ranked fourth in the conference … hit .342 on the year, which also ranked fourth in the Big West … played in 90 sets during her first season, averaging 1.88 kills per set … made her collegiate debut in the opener with four kills and one block at Illinois on Aug. 29 … hit .846 with 11 kills on 13 swings against Campbell on Sep. 5 – the fifth best percentage with 10-19 attempts in Beach history … jumped into the record books with 10 block assists and 11 total blocks against San Francisco on Sep. 6 while also hitting .450 with 11 kills … had seven kills and five total blocks in a five-set match against Oregon State on Sep. 20 … had nine kills and four blocks in the Big West opener at UC Irvine on Sep. 26 … helped the Beach to a five-set win over Hawaii on Oct. 11 with nine kills and nine blocks … had her second of five error-less matches with five kills on nine swings while tallying nine blocks at UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 17 … tallied 10 kills with a .333 hitting percentage while coming up with three solo blocks and five total at Cal Poly on Oct. 18 … hit .455 with 12 kills to go along with six total (three solo) blocks at CSUN on Nov. 1 … hit .533 with nine kills and four blocks against Cal Poly on Nov. 14 … began string of three errorless matches with six kills on 13 swings at UC Davis on Nov. 20 to go along with seven blocks … hit .500 with six kills and three blocks at UC Riverside on Nov. 22 … hit .500 again with seven kills on 14 swings and seven more blocks against UC Irvine on Nov. 26 … hit .500 with seven kills on 12 swings in the regular season finale against Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 29 … had two kills and a solo block in the NCAA First Round against San Diego while having three kills and one block in the Second Round against UCLA.
Bishop Montgomery HS: Named All-League first team following her senior season ... named as a "Senior Ace" on Prepvolleyball.com's annual list ... also named to the Daily Breeze's All-Area second team ... helped her team reach the second round of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs ... helped Bishop Montgomery to the CIF-SS semifinals as a junior ... also a first team All-League selection as a freshman and sophomore.
Personal: Played club with the Sunshine Volleyball Club ... her father, Lamond Murray, was a basketball star at Cal and went on to play in the NBA for 11 seasons ... her brother, Lamond Murray, Jr., played basketball at Pepperdine ... she graduate Summa Cum Laude from Bishop Montgomery ... born in Los Angeles to Lamond and Carmen ... majoring in consumer affairs.
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