The Saint Mary's beach volleyball team had a program-best six players honored Wednesday on the 2018 all-WCC teams
The Saint Mary's beach volleyball team had the most honorees of any team on the 2018 WCC All-Academic Team
The Saint Mary's beach volleyball team finished second at the 2018 WCC Championship for the second time in three years
The Saint Mary's beach volleyball team won both of its matches Friday on the first day of the 2018 WCC Championship
The Saint Mary's Beach Volleyball Team Prepares For The Third Annual West Coast Conference Beach Volleyball Championships In Santa Monica
AS A JUNIOR (2017-18)
Indoor: Named West Coast Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention… Earned All-Tournament honors at the season-opening Husky Invitational at the University of Washington (Aug. 25-26) … Appeared in 17 of the Gaels’ 28 matches after missing time due to injury … Totaled 80 kills and 129 digs on the year … Played two positions this season, first as an outside hitter at the start and towards the end of the season, and also as libero for five matches in the middle of the season … Notched two double-doubles … Had 11 kills and a season-high 20 digs at Pittsburgh on Aug. 26 … Had 18 kills and 12 digs against Santa Clara on Nov. 21.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17)
Beach: Named to the 2017 All-West Coast Conference Second Team and All-Freshman Team … Played with Emily Bible almost exclusively at the two pair after winning their first two games of the season at the No. 3 spot … Finished 21-8 on the season (second best record on the team) and 19-8 at the two spot … Was the only Saint Mary's pair to go undefeated (5-0) at the WCC Tournament … Holds victories over the pairs of major schools such as Loyola Marymount, California and Stanford.
Indoor: Played in 12 games and 43 sets before being sidelined for the rest of the season with an injury … In those first 12 games, accumulated 126 kills, 93 digs and 34 blocks … Racked up 6 double-digit kill games, 5 double-digit dig games, and 4 double-doubles matching these numbers from a year before… Tied her career-high of 18 kills against Nevada on Sep. 3 and her career-high of 14 digs on Northern Colorado on Aug. 26 … Racked up a season-high 5 blocks against Nevada on Sep. 3.
AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16)
Beach: Sat out the beach season due to injury ... Received Gold Honors on the 2015-16 WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.96 GPA during her freshman year.
Indoor: Played in 96 of 99 sets for the Gaels ... Finished second on the team with 245 kills (2.55/set), third in blocks with 66 (.69/set), and fifth in digs with 191 (1.99/set) ... Hit .163 for the year ... Tallied four double-doubles on the year ... Registered 12 kills and 14 digs in 3-1 road victory at Long Beach State on Aug. 30; 15 kills and 14 digs in a 5-set victory versus Cal State Northridge on Sep. 10; 13 kills and 14 digs at California on Sep. 18; and a season-high 18 kills with 13 digs in 3-1 road victory at Pepperdine (Oct. 1) ... Reached double digits in kills on seven other occasions ... Recorded a season-high six block assists versus Loyola Marymount on Oct. 29.
PRIOR TO SAINT MARY'S: Native of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada came to Moraga by way of Timberline Secondary School ... As a senior, was named top volleyball player in British Columbia in a vote of local coaches after helping Timberline reach the finals of the British Columbia AAA Senior Girls volleyball championships ... Has competed for Team British Columbia on both the U-16 and U-18 levels, earning All-Star honors and a silver medal at the 2013 National Team Challenge Cup ... Helped her BCO Volleyball Club win the 18-under gold medal at the 2015 Volleyball Canada Championships in Calgary, the highest prize in club volleyball in Canada ... Also helped BCO Volleyball win silver at the BC Club Volleyball provincials in 2015 ... Led BCO to a fifth-place finish at the USAV High Performance Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma ... In high school competition was named a AAA Senior Girls Volleyball Provincials first team all-star in 2012 and second team all-star in 2013 ... Helped Timberline win the Vancouver Island University Tournament championship in both 2013 and 2014 and each time was named MVP of the tournament ... Also named tournament MVP at the Camosun College Tournament and RCMP Red Serge Invitational ... Also has a great resume on the sand, placing first at the 2013 U-17 BC Beach Volleyball Provincials and taking bronze at the 2013 U-18 Canadian Beach Volleyball Nationals.
|Get To Know Sarah Chase Favorite volleyball memory: Winning the U-18 Canadian national championship with the BCO volleyball club. Favorite holiday: Canadian Thanksgiving or Christmas. What do you love most about Saint Mary's: I love the beautiful campus and the weather is a big plus! What do you love most about SMC Volleyball: The family environment. Favorite food or meal: Steak and potatoes. Top 3 songs: L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole, Rather Be by Clean Bandit, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. Favorite books: Looking for Alaska by John Green, The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle and The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Favorite movies: Million Dollar Baby, Forrest Gump and Remember the Titans. Personal hobbies: Watching Netflix, kayaking and playing the piano. Personal motto or favorite quote: "Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back ... play for her." OR "People who love to eat are always the best people." - Julia Child. One thing everyone should do in their lifetime: Go camping in British Columbia. Describe yourself in one word: Groovy.|
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