Victoria Adelhelm and Sophie Asprey overcome a 12-14 deficit in the third to win vs. USC and secure the 5-0 shutout.
Waves return eight letterwinners to the 2014 squad.
Pepperdine opens the season on March 8 at Zuma Beach.
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 11-10 record ... Went 8-5 in dual action ... Teamed exclusively with Cori Martone.
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."
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.
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.