Sports Picks: Women tennis inks recruit for 2010

Women’s tennis ‘Niners ink recruit for 2010 The 49er women’s tennis announced that Anna Jeczmionka has signed a national letter of intent for the 2009-10 season. Jeczmionka is the No. 5-ranked U18 junior in Poland. She has reached five national tournament singles finals in Poland, winning one title. She also[Read More…]

LBSU, Pepperdine to meet at the net in NCAA opener

No. 24 Long Beach State 49ers (25-5) • 2008 Big West Conference champion (first outright conference title since 2001)• 22nd consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance• All-time NCAA first round record: 13-5*• Best finish: National champion (1989, 1993, 1998) Roundup: The 49ers have not made an NCAA Regional appearance since 2001, having[Read More…]

Women’s volleyball deserved a better NCAA draw

Long Beach State women’s volleyball head coach Brian Gimmillaro didn’t hide his disappointment with the NCAA selection committee. He shouldn’t either — they were screwed. After learning the 49ers would be sent to Palo Alto, with the potential of playing the No. 2 Stanford Cardinal in the second round, Gimmillaro[Read More…]

Setting sail from The Beach

Long Beach State women’s volleyball assistant coach Debbie Green and senior setter Nicole Vargas have some commonalities. First, they are slated to play in their final NCAA Tournament; second, they are both setters; and third, they are mother and daughter. The mother-daughter duo and the rest of the 49er women’s[Read More…]


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