Pepperdine avenges only regular season loss in program history with a 3-2 win over the Trojans in the national semifinal.
Pepperdine tops Florida State 3-2 to win its second national championship in three seasons.
Pepperdine to face either USC or Stetson in Saturday's semifinal.
Pepperdine concludes regular season with a 15-1 record.
Pepperdine hosts final event at Zuma Beach next week Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m.
Pepperdine def. Florida State, 4-1, in the quarterfinals of the AVCA National Championship (Photos by Bobby McDuffie)
Waves top Florida State to reclaim the national championship crown. (Photos by Xtreme Photo FX/Bobby McDuffie)
Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Long Beach State (Photos by Ron Hall)
Pepperdine at USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach (Photos by Tyler Daugherty/USAV)
Sand Volleyball: USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge Pairs Championship (Photo by USAV/Tyler Daugherty)
CAREER: Through two seasons, one at Tulane and one at Pepperdine, boasts an overall record of 34-13, including a 23-6 mark in dual matches ...Won the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship in the spring of 2014 while playing in the No. 5 spot in the lineup alongside Victoria Adelhelm.
PEPPERDINE SAND 2014: Went 23-3 in first season with Waves, including 15-1 in dual matches ... Partnered mostly with Victoria Adelhelm, going 17-2 overall and 12-1 in duals ... Also played alongside Taylor Racich (3-1), Katie Messing (2-0) and Samantha Cash (1-0) ... Produced a 2-1 record at the AVCA National Championship with Adelhelm ... Won the Bronze Bracket of the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach with Adelhelm, topping teammates Emily Cook and Katie Messing in the finals ... Also reached the finals of the Silver Bracket of the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Chula Vista with Racich, but fell to Cook and Messing in the finals ... 20-2 in two-set matches, 3-1 in three-set matches ... Credited with 10 aces in a 21-7, 21-7 triumph over Maegan Conroy and Milena Popovic of Saint Mary's (4/19) ... Averaged 5.83 kills/set and 6.50 digs/set at the AVCA National Championship.
TULANE SAND 2013: Helped the Green Wave to a 9-4 overall record and a final AVCA team ranking of #10 ... Held down the No. 1 spot in the lineup with a 8-5 record ... 11-10 overall ... Teamed exclusively with Cori Martone.
CLUB: Played three seasons with the 692 Beach Volleyball Club ... In first season, medaled in 11 of 12 tournaments ... Placed fourth at the USA Volleyball Beach High Performance Championship in 2012 ... Received invitations to several USAV Beach High Performance training camps ... Placed second alongside Becca Strehlow at the 2013 USAV Beach High Performance Championship in Hermosa Beach, Calif. ... Member of the USAV U21 Elite 8 team and competed in several tournaments during the summer of 2013.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Liberty Christian School, located in Argyle, Texas, in 2012 ... Played three seasons of varsity indoor volleyball and one year of junior varsity ... Served as the team's setter ... TAPPS 5A All-District first team selection as a junior and senior ... Second-team pick as a sophomore ... Two-time TAPPS Offensive Player of the Year ... Also lettered in soccer, basketball and track ... Took home the Hustle Award in both basketball and soccer ... Three-time all-district first teamer in track ... Placed fourth in the 4x4 relay at the state meet and also holds the school record in the event ... Three-year captain in track.
PERSONAL: Born in London, England to parents Richard and Michaela Asprey ... Has one older brother, Charlie, and two younger siblings, Olivia and Harry ... Chose Pepperdine because "it is a university that has it all. Pepperdine has strong academics, a very strong volleyball program, and is a great community surrounded by the Lord's presence" ... Lived in Bermuda for five years ... Loves sand volleyball because "you do not have to be the biggest, strongest or most athletic to be successful. Winning games comes down to finesse and consistency. I love how close the beach community is and I also love being in the sun and playing in such beautiful surroundings."
FAVORITES: Favorite professional athletes are Barb Fontana and Jose Loiola ... Favorite pro beach team is the pairing of Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith ... Favorite television shows are Psych and CSI ... Favorite food is mac and cheese ... Favorite sports other than volleyball are basketball and soccer ... Also enjoys rollerblading and paddle boarding.