Daily 49er

Beach volleyball gets snubbed from NCAA Championship

Samantha Diaz, Arts and Life Editor

May 1, 2018

Filed under Beach Volleyball, Commentary, Sports, Today, Women's Sports

Rachel Nieto wiped her tears and Emma Kirst composed herself before the pair went back out onto the court to face Hawaii. They had to finish their game with the news that the team would not move on to the NCAA Championship. Hawaii celebrated on the other side, as Long Beach’s beach volleyball team’s season came to an end. For a team that never dropped below the seventh spot in the nation, it was baffling that the team di...

International athletes are part of LBSU’s success

International athletes are part of LBSU’s success

April 30, 2018

A recent trend among some of the successful sports teams at Long Beach State is the recruitment of international athletes. They travel thousands of miles to devote multiple years of work to a program, whi...

Softball Senior Day proposal brushes away Cal Poly win

Softball Senior Day proposal brushes away Cal Poly win

April 29, 2018

After the No. 17 Long Beach State softball team fell to Cal Poly on Senior Day, Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me” reverberated from the speakers of the LBSU Softball Complex. Standing on the pitcher’s mou...

No. 6 Long Beach fails to make the NCAA Championship

Samantha Diaz, Arts and Life Editor

April 29, 2018

Filed under Beach Volleyball, Sports, Today, Women's Sports

Long Beach beach volleyball will end its 26-8 season on a low note after being left out of the NCAA Championship selection following the Big West Tournament. The team traveled to Hawaii this past weekend along with five other top-ranked schools to compete for bids to the NCAA championship. Long Beach was expected for a bid at the at-large selection, but missed the spots to Louisiana State and Florida International Univ...

No. 6 Long Beach heads to Hawaii for the Big West Tournament

No. 6 Long Beach heads to Hawaii for the Big West Tournament

April 25, 2018

The Big West beach volleyball tournament this weekend will feature three teams ranked top 10 in the nation. No. 3 Hawaii, No. 4 Cal Poly and No. 6 Long Beach State will battle for the Big West Confere...

Women’s and men’s golf place in top two

April 17, 2018

Filed under Men's Golf, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Golf, Women's Sports

Jennifer Yu led the Long Beach State women’s golf team to the Big West Championship Tuesday at Strawberry Farms Golf Club. It’s the second time in school history that Long Beach has claimed the title since its Big West win in 2009. Yu had a dominant performance finishing in first-place and carding a two-under par 69 in her final round of the tournament. The senior had a slow start with back-to-back bogeys, but quickly...

Long Beach State women’s tennis outshine conference leaders, UC Davis

Long Beach State women’s tennis outshine conference leaders, UC Davis

April 15, 2018

The Long Beach State women's tennis team earned its third consecutive victory after besting conference leaders UC Davis 4-1 Sunday at the Rhodes Tennis Center. After losing the doubles point, the 49ers (1...

Height can’t stop Karelov from creating a powerful court presence

Height can’t stop Karelov from creating a powerful court presence

April 11, 2018

From the moment Sasha Karelov could walk, she knew volleyball would be her future. “[Volleyball] was like thrown onto me,” Karelov said. “As soon as I started running, my mom was like, ‘Let’s...