Arizona beach volleyball traveled to Stanford, California with high expectations for the Pac-12 Championships. During the two-day endeavor, Arizona squared off against three teams: Stanford, Utah, and California. Much to the Sand Cats' dismay, they were sent home after only three games, dropping their games against Stanford (1-4) and California (2-3).
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This week, Arizona beach volleyball heads up to Stanford, Calif. to put their past year of training to the ultimate test: the Pac-12 Championships. This season, Arizona takes the fifth seed in the tournament as they went 6-3 in Pac-12 matches, dropping all four of their games during the weekend of the Pac-12 South Invitational against No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 USC, No. 3 California, and No. 4 Stanford.
After coming home from a long day of soccer matches, then 12-year-old Mia Mason started experiencing terrible headaches. Her mother, a UA indoor volleyball alumna, took her to their family doctor to check out what was happening to her daughter.
Caroline Cordes’ sports journey with Arizona beach volleyball comes with a bit of family history. The UA redshirt freshman is but another member of the Cordes’ family legacy to walk the University of Arizona Mall.
The Sand Cats returned to Bear Down Beach on Friday, April 20 to host and dominate the Bear Down Bash in Tucson, Ariz. against New Mexico and Utah with 5-0 and 3-2 wins respecitvely. Thanks to the clutch performance by sophomore Olivia Hallaran and Kacey Nady, the ‘Cats were able to sweep their final home tournament of the season (2-0).
Arizona beach volleyball completed its season sweep against its in-state rivals, Arizona State, this evening in its final road trip of the regular season, after defeating the Sun Devils by a score of 3-2 in Tempe, Arizona.
Arizona beach volleyball announced three more recruits for its 2019 roster. Earlier this year, in the fall, the team announced its first two recruits for next year: Dana Parker and Sarah Blacker. This week, the Sand Cats added Jasmine Safar, Madison Rigdon and Ainise Havili to their list of new commits.
This morning, Arizona beach volleyball saw their hot streak from their home tournament come to an end as they lost to both No. 2 Pepperdine (4-1) and No. 5 Cal Poly (4-1). The only two players to get wins for Arizona were sophomore Brooke Burling and freshman Jonny Baham. With her performance this weekend, Baham continues to hold the best individual record on the season (20-5).
Senior blocker Olivia Macdonald has made quite the impact on Arizona beach volleyball during her past three years on the team. As a freshman, Macdonald and current assistant coach Emily Kiser started in the sixth seed and posted a 13-1 record.
Day two of the Wildcat Spring Challenge was a success for Arizona sand volleyball as it beat Colorado Mesa (4-1) and No. 14 Cal (3-2) to go undefeated in the third home tournament of the season at Bear Down Beach on April 7.
Arizona beach volleyball gave head coach Steve Walker the best birthday gift he could ask for: two straight wins on a double-header Friday night at Bear Down Beach. Arizona’s two straight wins to open the Wildcat Spring Challenge were spearheaded by the performance of the No. 5 pair, Makenna Martin and Caroline Cordes.
If you’ve ever watched Arizona beach volleyball, then you have probably noticed standout freshman Jonny Baham dominating the courts with current sophomore and partner-in-crime Brooke Burling. For Baham, beach volleyball didn’t become her passion until the start of high school.
Arizona beach volleyball returns to the desert again this weekend after being on the road for the past three weeks. The team hosts its third home tournament of the season, the Wildcat Spring Challenge, against No. 17 Stetson, ASU, Colorado Mesa and No. 14 Cal.
Arizona beach volleyball saw a beacon of hope for its season on Saturday morning after day two of the LSU tournament. The ‘Cats went 2-0 on the day, defeating both Central Arkansas and Texas A&M – Corpus Christi by scores of 4-1.
Arizona beach volleyball bounced back from their weekend of four straight losses in California to split the first day of the LSU Tournament in Baton Rouge, La. The ‘Cats crushed Texas A&M – Kingsville by a score of 4-1 but fell short to No. 10 LSU by a close score of 2-3.
What could possibly bring someone from a small city in southern Mississippi all the way to Arizona? For fifth-year senior Stephany Purdue, it was beach volleyball — but beach volleyball hasn't always been her sport of choice.
This weekend was everything that Arizona beach volleyball did not hope for. After losing back-to-back games on the first day of the Pac-12 South Invitational to UCLA and Stanford, the team was not able to recuperate in time for the second day against USC and Cal, dropping both games.
Arizona beach volleyball took to the courts again today against No. 2 UCLA and No. 14 Stanford in Santa Monica, California, and lost to both schools.
This weekend is a true test of talent for Arizona beach volleyball. It is a chance for the Sand Cats to prove they belong in the conversation for one of the top beach volleyball programs on the West Coast. The ‘Cats are set to compete in the Pac-12 South Invitational in Santa Monica, Calif. and will match up against four nationally ranked Pac-12 schools.
Beach volleyball took to the courts again on March 19 for a doubleheader in Monterrey, Calif. and had impressive doubleheader wins over San Jose State and Santa Clara.