TOURNAMENT BRACKET
No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball took home its second consecutive NCAA title, sweeping No. 1 seed USC in the final to win its second consecutive championship. The Bruins finished 35-3 on the season after going undefeated in the double elimination tournament. UCLA also defeated No. 7 seed Hawai’i, No. 3 seed Florida State and No. 5 seed LSU in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
TIMELINE
With beach volleyball – the fastest growing sport in the nation – winning UCLA’s two most recent NCAA championships, the Daily Bruin compiled a video and a timeline to document how coach Stein Metzger has built this program. As a UCLA alum himself, Metzger started the program in 2013 without courts on campus and without money to recruit beach-only players, and it has since then evolved into one of the top teams in the nation.
BY THE NUMBERS
Take a look at the graphics below to see how beach volleyball has grown nation-wide and how UCLA has improved over the years.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL PROGRAMS
PERFORMANCE BY YEAR

Ten different UCLA pairs competed over the course of the 2018-2019 season before the Bruins finalized their lineup for the Pac-12 championship, which took place April 25 to April 27. Click on each pair below to see the courts they played on and their records on each court.

Court 1

N. McNamara
and
M. McNamara
Record: 28-4
S. Sponcil
and
L. Justine
Record: 2-0

Court 2

S. Sponcil
and
L. Justine
Record: 23-4
S. Sponcil
and
M. Yeomans
Record: 2-0
Z. Muno
and
A. Van Winkle
Record: 2-0

Court 3

Z. Muno
and
A. Van Winkle
Record: 19-5
M. May
and
S. Simo
Record: 3-1
L. Monkhouse
and
S. Simo
Record: 2-1

Court 4

L. Monkhouse
and
S. Simo
Record: 20-3
L. Sparks
and
A. Van Winkle
Record: 4-0
M. May
and
S. Simo
Record: 3-1
I. Carey
and
M. Muret
Record: 2-0
Z. Muno
and
A. Van Winkle
Record: 1-0

Court 5

I. Carey
and
L. Sparks
Record: 23-2
I. Carey
and
M. Muret
Record: 7-0
L. Sparks
and
M. Yeomans
Record: 2-0

Court 6

M. Muret
and
M. May
Record: 6-0
M. Muret
and
M. Yeomans
Record: 2-0
M. Yeomans
and
L. Monkhouse
Record: 1-0

Court 1

N. McNamara
and
M. McNamara
Record: 28-4
S. Sponcil
and
L. Justine
Record: 2-0

Court 2

S. Sponcil
and
L. Justine
Record: 23-4
S. Sponcil
and
M. Yeomans
Record: 2-0
Z. Muno
and
A. Van Winkle
Record: 2-0

Court 3

Z. Muno
and
A. Van Winkle
Record: 19-5
M. May
and
S. Simo
Record: 3-1
L. Monkhouse
and
S. Simo
Record: 2-1

Court 4

L. Monkhouse
and
S. Simo
Record: 20-3
L. Sparks
and
A. Van Winkle
Record: 4-0
M. May
and
S. Simo
Record: 3-1
I. Carey
and
M. Muret
Record: 2-0
Z. Muno
and
A. Van Winkle
Record: 1-0

Court 5

I. Carey
and
L. Sparks
Record: 23-2
I. Carey
and
M. Muret
Record: 7-0
L. Sparks
and
M. Yeomans
Record: 2-0

Court 6

M. Muret
and
M. May
Record: 6-0
M. Muret
and
M. Yeomans
Record: 2-0
M. Yeomans
and
L. Monkhouse
Record: 1-0

LOOKING AHEAD
It’s been a long and winding road to the NCAAs, and the Daily Bruin has compiled the stories of the 2019 season. UCLA had its best start to a season winning 25 straight duals, won the school’s 117th NCAA title and will bid farewell to its winningest class of seniors.