Sand Volleyball

Litara Keil
Litara Keil


Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Poly




Metter-Keil Earn All-American Honors, Fall in 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.


Keil-Metter Reach Gold Semifinals

Litara Keil and Betsi Metter reached the semifinals of the Gold bracket.


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 third season with LMU volleyball... honorable mention All-WCC selection as a sophomore... All-WCC Freshman team selection in 2011... enters the 2013 season ranked fifth in LMU history in blocks per set (1.00)...

2012... took home honorable mention All-WCC honors after notching 356 kills (ninth in WCC) at a rate of 3.12 per set over 31 matches played to place second on the team... hit a team-best .309 on 761 attacks, with the hitting percentage ranking 10th in the WCC... served-up 34 aces at a rate of .30 per set to finish second on the team and ninth in the WCC... led the Lions with 12 block solos and 106 block assists, totaling 118 blocks at a rate of 1.04 per set to finish sixth in the conference... the 106 block assists ranked fifth in LMU history for a single season, while the 118 total blocks ranked ninth... collected three double-doubles on the year... posted 11 kills in each of the first three matches of the year... took home LMU/UCI Dual Tournament All-Tourney honors... posted career-best tying three block solos against UC Irvine on August 31... managed first career double-double on September 15 at Notre Dame (13 kills/10 blocks)... posted nine block assists against the Irish while also hitting .667... had a career week to start WCC play, hitting .750 with 12 kills at Saint Mary's on September 20 before collecting a career-best 24 kills on 42 swings for a .500 hitting percentage against San Francisco on September 22... overall, posted 36 kills at a rate of 4.50 per set and hit .569 (36-3/58) over those two matches... served up four aces against CSU Bakersfield on September 29 before posting four more at #23 Pepperdine on October 25, teaming that mark with 13 kills and seven block assists... hit .478 with 13 kills on 23 attacks at Gonzaga on October 18... also managed five block assists against the Bulldogs... posted 13 kills and hit .524 against Portland on November 1...

2011...made an immediate impact on the team as a freshman, starting all 30 matches in her inaugural year en route to being named to the All-WCC Freshman squad... led all players on the block, posting 20 block solos and 85 block assists at a rate of 0.97 blocks per set... season-best three block solos came in her first match of her career against Cal State Fullerton on August 26... had nine block assists at BYU on November 3, placing tied for 10th in LMU's record book for a single match... on the attack, posted 248 kills at a rate of 2.30 kills per set... season-best 14 kills came on November 5 against Santa Clara when she hit .481 with only one error on 27 attacks... hit an impressive .667 with 13 kills and just one error on 18 swings versus Cal State Bakersfield on September 5... served up five aces against Seattle on September 4... named COBRA Magazine All-Southwest Region...

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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