LMU could not hold off #6 Long Beach State on the road.
LMU fell to #1 USC before defeating San Francisco.
With the match tied at 2-2, UCLA's #5 pair earned the team victory.
LMU top pair Sarah Sponcil and Betsi Metter defeated Long Beach State's top pair, but the Lions dropped the match.
LMU sand volleyball defeated Cal State Bakersfield, 4-1, on Friday afternoon.
2016 Beach Volleyball Season Preview
Final home match from Playa del Rey
LMU Sand Volleyball from Playa del Rey
LMU hosts a Sand Volleyball match on April 17
LMU Sand Volleyball - USAV Beach Challenge
Taylor Akana is in her second season with LMU sand volleyball after completing her undergrad and indoor playing career at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y... finished her career ranked second in Siena's record book for kills (1,700)... is currently enrolled in graduate school at LMU...
2014... posted a 13-12 overall record, including going 9-7 at the #3 spot and 2-1 at the #4 spot...
AT SIENA COLLEGE
2013... first team All-MAAC... finished her standout career ranked second all-time at Siena with 1,700 kills and fourth with 1,370 digs... was one of 30 national Senior CLASS Award candidates, and one of just two in the Northeast... led MAAC in kills per set in conference matches (3.84)... posted 339 kills and 306 digs as a senior... notched 31 aces in her final campaign, finishing her career with 99... also earned All-Academic honors...
2012... one of six student athletes named an ECAC All-Star... first team All-MAAC... preseason MAAC Player of the Year... led MAAC (86th nationally) with 3.75 kills per set... became fastest in MAAC history to reach both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs (65 matches)... led MAAC with 21 double-doubles... posted seven 20+ kill matches, including season-high 26 kills in MAAC semifinal win over Canisius (11/17)... had 19 kills, 23 digs and four blocks in MAAC Championship five-set loss to Fairfield (11/18)... collected 21 kills and 24 digs in five-set win over Princeton (9/8)...
2011... MAAC Offensive Player of the Year... All-MAAC first team... led MAAC and ranked 47th nationally with 3.99 kills per set... posted double figure kills in 23 of 28 matches, and 20 or more kills seven times... joined 30-kill club with 32 kills (32-10-75) in four-set win at Rider (9/18)... had double figure digs in 19 of 28 matches, and 20 or more digs twice... topped team with 16 double-doubles... had 20 kills and 20 digs in season-opening five-set triumph over Youngstown State (8/26)... posted 28 kills and 21 digs in five-set home loss to Canisius (10/8)... had 868 total receptions and just 43 errors (.950)... third on team with 29 aces...
2010... All-MAAC second team... led the MAAC and ranked 12th nationally with 4.48 kills per set... her 457 kills ranked sixth all-time in program history and 4.48 kills per set were fourth best... played in 28 matches and 102 sets... registered 10 kills or more a team-best 21 times, and had 20 kills or more a team-best 10 times... posted 30 kills in five-set loss at Loyola (10/2)... second on team with 328 digs and 3.22 digs/set.... had 24 kills and 24 digs in touch 3-2 loss at MAAC Champion Niagara... her 14 double-doubles were tops on the team.
A 2010 graduate of Kamehameha High School in Honolulu, Hawaii... helped Kamehameha capture its fifth consecutive HHSAA state title with 19-kill effort in dramatic comeback win over rival Punahou in Championship Match in 2009... named MVP of State Division I Tournament... named Honolulu Advertiser first team Division 1 All-State Team... ranked #2 of Hawaii's Fab-15 Players by the Honolulu Star Bulletin... selected to the Prep Volleyball Senior Ace List 101+ and Defensive Dandies second team... guided Kamehameha to the 2008 State Championship and Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) title... named to Honolulu Adviser Division 1 All-Tournament Team and second team Division 1 All-State... received the OC16 (Local TV Channel) Impact Player Award as a junior... named to the Honolulu Star Bulletin Fab-15... USAV High Performance GYA 2 White Libero... member of HHSAA Volleyball State Championship team as a sophomore in 2007... Kamehameha also again won the ILH and finished third in the Durango High School Fall Classic Tournament (Nevada) and won the Ann Kang Invitational Girls Volleyball Tournament (Hawaii)...
Taylor Akana was born June 11, 1992, in Honolulu, Hawaii... daughter of Lynelle Akana and Chad Miyamura... a member of several prestigious honors societies, including 21st Century Business Leaders Society, Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Epsilon Sigma... elected to transfer to LMU because of the distinguished MBA program and the ideal location.
Beach Volleyball - 3/23/2017
Lions Drop Match to #1 USC
Beach Volleyball - 3/19/2017
LMU Splits Four Matches, Defeats CSUN, CSU Bakersfield
Beach Volleyball - 3/14/2017
Busy Week for Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball - 3/9/2017
Lions 2-2 Headed to Hawaii
Beach Volleyball - 3/1/2017
Sponcil Preseason All-WCC, Lions Picked Third
Beach Volleyball - 8/31/2016
#LIONSTRONG: Switching Gears Leads to Helping Lions