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Beach Volleyball Recruiting

College Spotlight-Meet the Top 20

By | Beach Volleyball Recruiting, TVT College Recruiting Series

Learn more about the Top 20 NCAA Beach Volleyball programs as we head into the 2020 season!  Each school will be featured in our College Spotlight.  Check out the rosters, get to know the coaches and meet the Texas athletes on each team!  Follow along on Texas Beach Recruits’ FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM.


UCLA
2020 SCHEDULE
ROSTER
MEET THE COACHES
No Texas Athletes on the Team

FSU
2020 SCHEDULE
ROSTER
MEET THE COACHES

-3 Texas Athletes on the Team-
Sophomore Kate Privett
Junior Ashley Robert
Junior Avery Poppinga 

LSU
2020 SCHEDULE
ROSTER
MEET THE COACHES

-3 Texas Athletes on the Team-
Junior Hunter Domanski
Sophomore Ashlyn Rasnick-Pope
Freshman Natalie Martin 

USC
-5 Texas Athletes on the Team-
Freshman Harper Hallgren
Freshman Molly Davis
Junior Maja Kaiser
Junior Haley Hallgren
Junior Josannah Vazquez 

HAWAI’I
-1 Native Texas Athlete on the Team-
Freshman Sabrina Hardisty

PEPPERDINE
-2 Texas Athletes on the Team-
Freshman Sutton Mactavish
Sophomore Simone Priebe

CAL POLY
-1 Texas Athlete on the Team-
Senior Brayden Gruenewald 

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (LMU)
-1 Texas Athlete on the Team-
Graduate Madison Ligon 

STETSON
-2 Texas Athletes on the Team-
Senior Carly Perales
Freshman Lauren Domel 

CAL BERKELEY
-1 Texas Athlete on the Team-
Sophomore Jacqueline Ribeiro 

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (FIU)
No Texas Athletes on the Team

LONG BEACH
-2 Texas Athletes on the Team-
Sophomore Kenzie Holtz
Graduate Makenzie Griffin 

ARIZONA
-1 Texas Athlete on the Team-
Freshman Hope Shannon

SOUTH CAROLINA
-5 Texas Athletes on the Team-
Freshman Skylar Allen
Freshman Sophie Manson
Sophomore Abby Carroll
Graduate Madison Brabham
Graduate Morgyn Greer 

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY (GCU)
-3 Texas Athletes on the Team-
Senior Micaela Mirabal
Junior Taylor Jarzombek
Sophomore Katie Hess 

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (GSU)
-3 Texas Athletes on the Team-
Junior Bekah Brodbeck
Sophomore Kelly Dorn
Senior Maddie Gordon 

NCAA Rankings Heading Into 2020 Season

By | Beach Volleyball Recruiting

The latest Dig Magazine Poll releases the TOP 20 NCAA Beach Volleyball Teams as we near the 2020 season. Compared to the final 2019 ranking by Dig, UCLA holds strong at the #1 spot, LSU moves up to #2, FSU moves up to #3, USC drops 2 spots to #4, Hawaii holds at #5, Pepperdine holds at #6, Cal Poly moves up to #7 and Loyola Marymount moves up to clutch the #8 spot. With only 8 teams heading to the NCAA Championships in May it will be a battle this season to make the top 8.

Recruiting Tip #2: Write Your Bio & Choose a Profile Photo

By | Beach Volleyball Recruiting

Your athlete profile on Texas Beach Recruits provides coaches with the necessary information they need to learn more about you and evaluate you as a student-athlete. Put your best foot forward by giving coaches the most valuable information about you!

TIP:  A good profile helps coaches determine if you are a good fit for their program, both athletically and academically.  

College coaches evaluate hundreds of athletes, so when they visit your profile page they should easily be able to get a snapshot of who you are athletically and academically.
ATHLETIC INFORMATION TO INCLUDE
Including the following athletic measurements gives coaches facts about you:
– Height
– Wing Span
– Standing Reach
– Standing Jump
– Approach Jump
– Star Drill time: USA Volleyball uses the Star Drill to test quickness and agility in the sand. Watch Sara Hughes run the Star Drill and hear what she has to say about it…
Including your workout schedule could also impress coaches and give them valuable information on your work ethic. Let them know how many times a week you practice and if you are hitting the gym or working out with a strength & conditioning coach.

TIP:  Including your athletic achievements in California gives coaches a good snapshot of how you compare on a national scale.

ACADEMIC INFORMATION TO INCLUDE
Including academic information is also very important and valuable to coaches.
– GPA
– Class Rank
– PSAT, SAT, or ACT Scores
– Academic Honors
– Extracurricular Activities

TIP:  Coaches are more likely to click on your profile if you have a photo up.

CHOOSING A PHOTO
A photo is worth a thousand words! Choosing a photo that shows your face helps coaches put a face to a name. Choosing a good action shot that shows your athleticism and athletic ability could also be a good idea. It is most important to use a photo that is not blurry.

Congrats on writing your bio & choosing the perfect photo!

Remember, it is important to update your profile at least once a year. 

Recruiting Tip #1: Create Your YouTube Channel

By | Beach Volleyball Recruiting

The first thing college coaches want to see when evaluating athletes is highlight videos.  Videos give coaches a firsthand look at athleticism, skills and overall game. Even if a coach has seen a recruit play in person, they will request to be kept updated with recent videos so they can continually evaluate growth. This is the most important part of your online profile, so it is important to get started right away.

When athletes create a profile on Texas Beach Recruits they will submit a link to their videos. We recommend using YouTube to host your videos because it is easy to set up and manage. Here we will walk you through the steps of setting up your YouTube channel and show you examples of a few good ones. 

Get started with step-by-step instructions:
Creating a YouTube Channel to Host Your Highlight Videos

Texas Beach Recruits

By | Beach Volleyball Recruiting

Introducing TEXAS BEACH RECRUITS! Starting with the 2020 season it is our goal to build a complete list of junior beach volleyball athletes across Texas so that college coaches have easy access to recruitable and up-and-coming players in Texas. Each athlete that joins will create a profile page that contains a picture, club name, contact information for their coach, a link to player videos and a short bio.

LEARN MORE… JOIN US… BE RECRUITED!

Facebook: @texasbeachrecruits  |  Instagram: @texasbeachrecruits

Follow the Top 20 Collegiate Beach Volleyball Programs

By | Beach Volleyball Recruiting

Collegiate Beach Volleyball is heading into the Fall Season to test partnerships, teams and prepare for the Spring Season. The final 2019 poll released by Dig Magazine ranks the top 20 teams with a few close contenders. Follow along as these teams work towards the ultimate goal of playing in the NCAA Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 1-3, 2020. 

INSTAGRAM:
UCLA  @uclabeachvb
USC  @uscbeach
LSU  @lsubeachvb
FSU  @fsubeachvolleyball 
Hawaii  @uhbeachvolleyball
Pepperdine  @peppbeachvolley 
Stetson  @stetsonbeachvb
Cal Poly  @calpolybeach
Loyola Marymount  @lmulionsbeach
Cal Berkeley  @calbeachvolleyball
FIU  @fiu_beach
Arizona  @arizonabeachvolleyball
Long Beach  @lbsu_womensvb
GCU  @gcu_beach
GSU  @gsubeachvb
South Carolina  @gamecockbeachvb
TCU  @tcubeachvb
Arizona State  @sundevilbeachvb
St Mary’s  @smc_volleyball
College of Charleston  @cofcvolleyball
Stanford  @stanfordbeachvb
FAU  @faubeachvb

See TVT’s Facebook for a link to team FB accounts.