Coppola, a 2016 Gator graduate, teamed with teammate Kristen Nuss to win the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championship over the weekend at Hermosa Beach, Calif.
The pair had
to win twice on Saturday (May 12) to take home the trophy. Thirty pairs competed in the event.
Claire Coppola (LSU photo).
In the semifinals, they defeated Cal Poly’s Torrey Van Winden and Emily Sonny 21-17, 23-21. Then it was on to the title match, which proved to be about as tough as you can get.
Coppola and Nuss faced Florida State’s Hailey Luke and Kailey Horton. Coppola and Nuss won the first game 21-9, fell in the second 21-17 and won the third and deciding game 15-8.
With the win, Coppola and Nuss are expected to represent the U.S. at the 2018 FISU Championships July 9-13 in Munich, Germany.