Sophomore Hailey Harward was named a First Team All-Big West performer on Monday, one of four Long Beach State women’s volleyball players to be recognized by the conference.
Long Beach State pulled out a 25-18, 15-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-8 victory over UC Riverside on Friday night, led by a career-best 21 kills from sophomore Hailey Harward.
LBSU saw its three-match winning streak snapped with a four-set loss at CSUN on Saturday night.
LBSU started off slowly, but gained its footing and dominated the final three sets in a 3-2 win over Montana State.
LBSU ended its seven-match road swing on Tuesday night with a 25-14, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21 loss at Pepperdine.
Kazanlak Volley/Bulgarian Junior National Team: Won the 2017 National Championship and took third place in 2016 with Kazanlak Volley ...Picked up the individual award for Best Blocker for three straight years from 2015-17 ... Has started for the Bulgarian Junior National Team since 2013, competing at U17, U18, U19 and U20 levels ... Won the Best Blocker award at the 2014 U17 Balkan Championships as Bulgaria placed third ... Competed in the 2015 U20 World Championships, ranking sixth in the FIVB individual blocker rankings at the event.
Personal: Daughter of Ognyan and Nataliya ... Her sister, Iren, played beach volleyball at Louisiana-Monroe ... Competed in rhythmic gymnastics for seven years as a child, winning several national and international medals and awards ... Also recruited by Ohio State, Texas A&M and Pittsburgh, among others ... Enjoys traveling ... majoring in kinesiology.
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