Beach Volleyball Update: U.S. Results from Weekend Events

In San Diego, Ashley Engle (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and Kiley Hall (Costa Mesa, Calif.) of the University of Texas defeated Taylor Carico (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and Jessica Gysin (Los Gatos, Calif.) of the University of Southern California, 21-8, 21-12, in the final to win the Second Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship on Sunday.

The volleyball tournament, showcasing the nation’s top women’s collegiate volleyball players, was staged by CBS College Sports Network, along with the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and the AVP.

Both Engle and Carico have been involved in USA Volleyball’s high performance program for indoor volleyball. Both were members of the 2007 U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that finished fourth at the FIVB Junior World Championship in Thailand. Both were also members of the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team that finished fourth at the FIVB Youth World Championship in China.

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Toreros Finish Second at Collegiate Beach Nationals

Courtesy University of San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of San Diego women’s volleyball team finished in second place in the 2008 Collegiate Beach Nationals, falling just three points behind the University of Texas for first place. The Toreros did have two teams win their brackets in the second annual event at Mission Beach on Sunday afternoon.

The tandem of Jaimarie Sutherland and Jessica Nyrop won Flight B by first defeating Nebraska’s Lindsey Licht and Rachel Schwartz in two games, 15-7 and 15-13. In the quarterfinal round, Sutherland and Nyrop downed USC’s Geena Urango and Mychaela Miller 21-16 and 21-17. In the semifinal round, USD cruised past Wisconsin’s team of Nicole Klingsporn and Brittany Dolgner, 21-19 and 21-14. In the championship match, USD down the Texas tandem of Michelle Moriarty and Chelsey Klein in three games, 18-21, 21-16 and 15-6.

The Toreros’ team of Ali Troost and …


Volleyball wins Collegiate Beach National Championship

Texas Athletics

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The University of Texas Volleyball team had four separate teams play their way through four separate pools to claim the team title at the third annual Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship, Sunday afternoon at Mariner’s Point in San Diego. Eight members of the team competed in the tournament with all four of Texas’ teams appearing in the finals and the tandem of sophomore All-American Ashley Engle and junior Kiley Hall claiming the Flight A championship. The one day tournament is presented by CBS College Sports Network, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and the AVP.

“This was a great spring for our program and I was impressed with our growth, commitment and team chemistry,” head coach Jerritt Elliott said. “We competed very well and everyone in our program received valuable experience while our three of our players were with USA Volleyball.”

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Huskers Place Third at Collegiate Nationals

NU Meida Relations


San Diego – The Nebraska volleyball team placed third at the Collegiate Nationals held at Mariner’s Point Sunday afternoon.

The Huskers earned a total of eight points in the team-format competition, and was one of only three schools to earn points from all four of its teams. The team of Brooke Delano, Kayla Banwarth and Jordan Wilberger brought home a title in the D Flight, going 4-0 on the afternoon and was one of only two teams that did not lose a match in tournament play. The Huskers defeated the Texas team of Alexandra Lewis and Elizabeth Graham, 21-12, 21-14 in the championship.

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Volleyball Places Fifth at Collegiate Nationals

Diane Nordstrom


The University of Wisconsin volleyball team finished fifth at the Collegiate Nationals Beach Championship on Sunday in San Diego.

Texas won the team title with 14 points, downing San Diego, which finished second with 11 points. Defending champion Nebraska placed third with eight points while Southern California edged the Badgers by one point for fourth place.

“All of our teams had a great day,” said UW assistant coach Colleen Bayer, who traveled with the team. “Everyone had a really great time and loved their experience. It made the whole spring worth it for the team.”

Three of the UW teams won their pools. The team of Nikki Klingsporn and Brittney Dolgner won Flight B with a 2-1 win over Geena Urango and Mychaela Miller from Southern California and a 2-0 win over Leslie Mansfield and Jeannette Abbott from Clemson.

In Flight C, the team of …


Texas Takes Two

Kiley Hall & Ashley Engle

CN Staff

April 20, 2008



Football is not the only sport where the University of Southern California and the University of Texas have met in legendary championship contests. Ashley Engle and Kiley Hall of Texas defeated Taylor Carico and Jessica Gysin of USC in the 3rd Collegiate Nationals Beach Volleyball Championship today from Mariner’s Point in San Diego, CA.

The pair of Longhorns defeated the Women of Troy 21-9, 21-12 to win the 2008 Collegiate Beach Volleyball championship as part of the third annual Collegiate Nationals, a first of its kind event that crowns national champions in 11 events. The volleyball tournament, showcasing the nation’s top women’s collegiate volleyball players, was staged by CBS College Sports Network, along with the American Volleyball Coaches …


Neubauer New Champion

CN Staff

Point Loma Nazarene’s Chris Neubauer had one last chance to win the Collegiate Nationals Flowboarding Championships. The senior failed to make even the semifinals of the 2007 contest, but what a difference a year makes. Buoyed by an entire cheering section, Neubauer out-flowed the other five finalists and left the Wave House $1500 richer.

Results from the 2008 Collegiate Nationals Flowboarding Championships:

Team Champions:

1 Mesa (100 pts)

2 SDSU (95 pts)

3 PLNU (83 pts)

4 USD (44 pts)

5 USC (26 pts)

6 UCSB (18 pts)


Individual Champions:

1 Chris Neubauer, Point Loma Nazarene

2 Brian Crecely, San Diego State

3 Jeff Ranta, San Diego State

4 Andy Gold, Mesa

5 Trevor Kelly, Mesa

6 Tyler McIntyre, Mesa


Semifinal Results

Semi 1

1 Tyler McIntyre, Mesa

2 Brian Crecely, SDSU

3 Jeff Ranta, SDSU

4 JoJo Roper, SDSU

5 Nate Cadieux, PLNU


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O Canada!

Raymond Ayala

There were a lot of people who attended the Saturday finals of the Collegiate Nationals Eating Championship, but no one stood out like Furious Pete Czerwinski’s cheering section. That raucous crowd helped the amateur eater from Canada win his first ever eating championship.

There were seven contestants in Saturday’s finals; four were chosen from colleges around the country, while the other three earned their spot at the Friday’s qualifiers.

#1 Christian “Muscox” McCarthy (Kentucky), #2 “Iron” Pete Czerwinski (McMaster), #3 Carey “Powerhouse Poehlman (Montgomery Country CC), #4 Brian “Eatin” Keaton (Maryland), #5 Darrin “D Money” Wolff (San Diego City), #6 Ryan “Big Mac” McMillan (Mesa) and #7 Chris “Scary Spice” Hanson (Grossmont/SDSU) all competed in the competition.

Their opponent was a Wave House platter, which consisted of a hamburger, a hot dog, and a handful of fries. The contestants had to knock off as many plates as possible …


They’ve Had a Bellyful

Tums, please.

The 12 men and one woman who stuffed as many french fries in their mouths as fast as humanly possible had, at times, that familiar look people get at the Thanksgiving table. They groaned. They burped. And they went back at it.

But this was no holiday feast. This was sport. A chance for the Big Time – or the Big Enchilada, if you will.

They were chewing and swallowing and burping and holding back possible regurgitation for a shot to go to the first-ever Collegiate Nationals Eating Championship, to be held today at Mission Beach.

The four finalists at last night’s qualifying event at RT’s Longboard Grill in Pacific Beach will now compete against each other and four of the top collegiate eaters from throughout the nation. The event, along with other Collegiate National competitions, such as volleyball, will even be on TV, on …


Huskers Head to San Diego

NU Media Relations


The Nebraska volleyball teams wraps up the spring portion of its schedule on Sunday, as they head to San Diego for the Collegiate Beach Nationals this weekend. This event, in its third year of competition, brings six of the nation’s top teams to the West Coast for a day of competition. The event, which is coordinated by AVP Tour and the AVCA, begins at Mariner’s Point in San Diego at 10 a.m. (central) with semifinals and finals taking place later that day.

The six teams involved in the 2008 event include the Huskers, USC, Texas, Wisconsin, Clemson and the University of San Diego. The teams are in two three-team pools, with Texas and San Diego joining the Huskers in their side of the bracket. One change from this year from previous years is that the tournament is a team event, as four teams from each …