UCLA Beach Volleyball: Court 6

For those of you wondering–those of you who know anything about college beach volleyball, that is–yes, there’s only five pairs who play for each time. But sometimes there’s a leftover court–the furthest away, of course–and you give your freshmen or such an opportunity to play a meaningless match against the leftovers from the other team. It’s like the exhibitions after everyone’s done scoring in gymnastics.

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UCLA Beach Volleyball: Court 1

Can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I went down to Santa Monica for UCLA Beach Volleyball; I remember it was on St. Paddy’s Day, and luckily I did not get pinched. Took over a thousand shots, and plenty of them were just too good not to share, so I organized it by court, and even then I’ll have separate categories, like serving and funny hair and such.
But for now let’s start where it always starts, on Court 1 with Nicole and Megan McNamara. Since you’ll likely need help telling them apart, Nicole is the lefty—making her my fave—wearing #13, and Megan is obviously the righty sporting #31. If they’re not wearing their numbers and not hitting a ball, I don’t even try to tell them apart. . .

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UCLA Volleyball vr ASU

Felt really good to flex the photographic muscles again, especially with the fast-paced sport of volleyball. Just barely missed a lot of shots, but happy with my “pre-season” training.

See? Keep your eye on the ball and good things happen

See? Keep your eye on the ball and good things happen

Don't worry, Jordan can reach

Don’t worry, Jordan can reach

Claire politely declines your gift

Claire politely declines your gift

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Rachel never quits

Rachel never quits

Someone finally had the bright idea to give Joe cubs. . . but where's Josie?

Someone finally had the bright idea to give Joe cubs. . . but where’s Josie?

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Kyra making it look easy

Kyra making it look easy

Ryann filling the donut hole

Ryann filling the donut hole

Claire is walking on air

Claire is walking on air

No-look dink was the play of the match

No-look dink was the play of the match

Jenny's on fire!

Jenny’s on fire!

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