A group of former Long Beach State volleyball players continued their successful summer at the AVP event in Hermosa Beach last month.
On the men’s side, former LBSU teammates and brothers Taylor Crabb and Trevor Crabb faced off, with Taylor and Jake Gibb winning to capture their second AVP win this summer. They won in New York in June, and reached the quarterfinals at the World Series Of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach last month. Trevor and Sean Rosenthal matched their best finish of the season as the tournament’s runner ups.
On the women’s side, fellow LBSU alum Brittany Hochevar won her second event on the tour this summer with Emily Day.
In total, Long Beach State had representatives in three of the four teams that reached the finals at Hermosa Beach. LBSU alum Caitlin Ledoux also had her highest finish on the tour, reaching the semifinals with Maria Clara Salgado. Ledoux was an indoor and beach All-American at LBSU, and is the first 49er to play for both teams and reach the professional tour.
Current LBSU sophomore Hailey Harward qualified for the main draw as an amateur along with high school teammate Claire Coppola from LSU. Harward went 23-10 on the beach as a freshman for LBSU last season, helping the Beach reach the NCAA Championship in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Former 49ers Kyle Friend and Ian Satterfield both made the main draw, while 2012 Olympian Paul Lotman finished just outside of the main draw as he transitions to the beach after playing for the USA National Team in indoor volleyball.
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