Sand Volleyball

Litara Keil
Litara  Keil


Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Poly



Sand Volleyball Ranked #5 in Preseason Rankings

LMU sand volleyball is ranked #5 in the Dig Beach Volleyball Magazine preseason rankings.


Metter-Keil Earn All-American Honors, Reach Final Four

Betsi Metter and Litara Keil reached the Final Four of the 2014 AVCA Sand Volleyball Championships.


Keil-Metter Advance to NCAA Pairs Championship

Litara Keil and Betsi Metter advanced out of Pool A to reach the Pairs Championship.


Keil-Metter Head to AVCA Sand National Championships

Litara Keil and Betsi Metter will represent LMU at the AVCA Sand National Championships.


No. 8 Lions Fall to No. 1 USC in Pac-12 Invitational Team Championship

LMU beat Arizona and CSU Bakersfield before falling to USC in the Team Championship.


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


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


2013 Women's Sand Volleyball

2013 Women's Sand Volleyball

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.


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