Mackie earns two weekly honors in two days

October 22, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

One day after earning her first career Big West Player of the Week honor, women’s volleyball senior Bre Mackie became the tenth player in Long Beach State history to receive the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week award last Tuesday. Mackie notched a career-high performance against then... Read more »

49ers to host UC Irvine, Pacific

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 22, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Sports News, Women's Water Polo

With a four-game winning streak, Long Beach State will host UC Irvine and Pacific this weekend at the Campus Pool. The 49ers (13-3, 2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) will first face UCI (13-6, 1-2 MPSF), which won its first conference victory against Pacific (12-7, 0-2 MPSF). The Anteaters’... Read more »

The last hurrah

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
October 22, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State women’s soccer team will face Big West Conference leader Cal State Northridge in the 49ers’ last home game of the season at George Allen Field on Thursday night. The 49ers (7-5-5) jumped to third place in the Big West after a two-game road sweep against Hawai’i and UC Davis.... Read more »

The Beach is 23rd in the nation

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team rolls into the weekend ranked No. 23 on the American Volleyball Coaches Association Coaches Poll. The 49ers (16-4, 6-0 Big West) are in the midst of their best conference start since 2001 when they won the Big West title with an 18-0 record. LBSU’s... Read more »

Finding family at The Beach

Finding family at The Beach

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

In the three years Dimitrios Lappas spent on the Long Beach State men’s water polo team, the relationship between him and his teammates went from shyness, to jokes and teasing, to becoming family. Lappas said that during the first two months after he arrived in Long Beach from his home in Greece,... Read more »

Nobody is watching America’s favorite sport

Zachary Weber, Contributing Writer
October 20, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News

On Sept. 30, a sold-out Kaufman Stadium and the rowdy crowd cheered for its Kansas City Royals in the playoffs for the first time since 1985. The Oakland Athletics were up 7-3, but the Royals rallied back to win the game in extra innings. You would think that people at home would be glued to their... Read more »

The Beach holds six-win streak in Big West

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
October 19, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Long Beach State women’s volleyball extended their winning streak to six, leaving them undefeated in the Big West Conference after a successful weekend on the road against UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly The 49ers (16-4, 6-0 Big West) defeated UCSB 3-0 on Friday and Cal Poly 3-1 on Saturday. Jenelle... Read more »

49ers travel over 1,700 miles and win

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
October 19, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports Score, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State women’s soccer team captured back-to-back conference wins over the weekend to improve to third place in the Big West Conference. The 49ers (7-5-5, 3-1-2) won two consecutive games for the first time since beating Georgia and Denver in their first two home games of the season... Read more »