Sand Volleyball

Litara Keil
Litara  Keil


Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Poly



Lions Fall in Season Finale

LMU could not hold off #6 Long Beach State on the road.


Lions Split Pair of Matches

LMU fell to #1 USC before defeating San Francisco.


No. 9 Lions Drop Close Match to No. 8 UCLA

With the match tied at 2-2, UCLA's #5 pair earned the team victory.


Metter/Sponcil Win Again, Lions Fall to #5 Long Beach

LMU top pair Sarah Sponcil and Betsi Metter defeated Long Beach State's top pair, but the Lions dropped the match.


#6 LMU Earns 4-1 Victory at Cal State Bakersfield

LMU sand volleyball defeated Cal State Bakersfield, 4-1, on Friday afternoon.


A pair of Lions were named to the U21 USA Beach National Training Team.

Betsi Metter and Litara Keil were named to the USA U21 Beach Training Team.


Interviews during USC match

Interviews during USC match


SVB | LMU vs. Long Beach State

Final home match from Playa del Rey


SVB | LMU vs. Pacific

LMU Sand Volleyball from Playa del Rey


2014 AVCA Sand National Championships

Betsi Metter and Litara Keil reached the Final Four of the Pairs National Championship, earning All-American honors.


SVB | LMU vs. Arizona State

LMU hosts a Sand Volleyball match on April 17


LMU Sand Volleyball - USAV Beach Challenge

LMU Sand Volleyball - USAV Beach Challenge

Litara Keil is in her fourth season with LMU sand volleyball... All-American in 2014 after reaching the Final Four of the AVCA Sand National Championship with partner Betsi Metter... has twice been to the AVCA Sand National Championship...

2014... garnered All-American honors... posted a 19-13 overall record while paired with Betsi Metter, including going 11-8 at the #1 spot... the duo reached the Final Four of the AVCA Sand National Championship and went 8-5 in tournament play... it was the first trip to the Final Four for an LMU pair...

2013... posted a 15-14 overall record, including going 4-6 at the #1 spot and 2-0 at the #4 spot... was 13-11 when paired with Felicia Arriola, as the duo made the AVCA Sand National Championship tournament and went 9-5 overall in tournament play...

2012... named to the U21 USA Beach National Training Team in June of 2012...

A 2011 graduate of Long Beach Poly in Long Beach, Calif... a three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Leland McGrath... served as a team captain as a senior... named All-City in each of her final three seasons... garnered All-Conference recognition in her final year and All-League recognition in all three years of varsity play... an All-CIF selection as a senior... helped Long Beach Poly to a No. 1 ranking in the state of California during the 2010 season, while also ranking as high as No. 11 nationally according to guided her team to a runner-up finish at the CIF Division I Championship in 2010... earned All-CIF Southern Section honors in each of her last three seasons of play... tabbed All-Tournament at the prestigious Durango Tournament as a senior...

Litara Susitina Keil was born April 10, 1993... daughter of Nia and Ricky Keil... has three sisters, Mary, Matanofo and Sophie, and two brothers, Ricky and Frank... chose LMU because it has the course of study she is interested in, it is near her hometown, and it has a beautiful campus... an urban studies major.


LMU Sand Volleyball HOME
  Printer-friendly format   Email this article