Sarah Sponcil and Savannah Slattery fell to USC's top pair in the quarterfinals.
LMU's pair of Sarah Sponcil and Savannah Slattery split two matches on Thursday.
LMU’s Sarah Sponcil and Savannah Slattery will compete for LMU at the 2017 USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships.
Sarah Sponcil and Erin Williams earned West Coast Conference All-Academic selections.
LMU’s top pair took home top honors according to the WCC coaches.
While her LMU teammates handled their competition on the beaches of Los Angeles, redshirt sophomore Sarah Sponcil spent a week in Sydney, Australia, competing and winning gold in the Four Nations U21 Tournament. Sponcil, an All-American honorable mention for the Lions' 2015 indoor volleyball season, and head coach Tom Black discuss the sophomore's international performance and her prospects for a successful career.
2016 Beach Volleyball Season Preview
2017... WCC Player of the Year... first team All-WCC... posted a 20-11 overall record, including a 20-9 mark with partner Savannah Slattery while playing at the top spot in the order... duo went 19-8 in team matches and 1-1 in tournament play... Slattery/Sponcil reached the quarterfinals of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Championships... finished the year 9-1 over the last 10 team matches, including topping the top pair from #3 Pepperdine twice...
2016... did not compete for LMU, utilizing a redshirt season... represented Team USA at Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia in the Four Nations U21 Tournament... partnered with Torrey Van Winden... pair went 4-0 at the tournament to capture a gold medal, using a three-set, 21-23, 21-19, 15-13 victory against Brazil's Victoria Tosta/Ana Ramos to claim the title... duo then finished fourth at 2016 FIVB Under 21 World Championships - the highest finishers from the US...
2015... posted a 26-7 overall record, including going 12-3 at the #1 spot... As a freshman earned AVCA All-American honors... played for the National Championship alongside partner Betsi Metter... eight of her victories were against the top opponents of ranked teams...
A 2014 graduate of Veritas Prep Academy in Phoenix, Ariz... four-year varsity letter winner playing for coach Wes Goodwin... earned All-American accolades in each of her final three seasons... guided her team to the State Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and a runner-up finish in 2013... selected Small School Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior, and Gatorade Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013...
Sarah Marie Sponcil... daughter of Lisa and Wayne Sponcil... has one sister, Rebecca, who is a senior setter at Regis University... chose LMU because it was close to home, she was offered a full scholarship to play volleyball, and it is right by the beach... a sociology major.
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