No. 5 LSU opens 2022 beach volleyball season at Tulane event

LSU's Ashlyn Rasnick-Pope.

The No. 5 LSU beach volleyball team will start its season at the Green Wave Invitational where the Tigers will play four matches over the course of Friday and Saturday.

“Really excited to see the team play this weekend,” LSU beach volleyball coach Russell Brock said.“I’m so proud of how hard they’ve worked on and off the sand and how they have committed to each other.”

LSU will face Nicholls on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a ranked matchup against No. 17 Georgia State at 3 p.m. The Tigers will then continue Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with a match against Tulane and then another match against Spring Hill at 12:15 p.m.

Fans can follow @LSUBeachVB on for in-match score updates.

Kelli Greene-Agnew and Ashlyn Rasnick-Pope return for the 2022 season to lead a group that boasts a lot of newcomers. Other Tigers that saw limited action last season will also be back, including Grace Seits, Reilly Allred, Ellie Shank and Allison Coens.

The additions of Bella Bauman, Holly Carlton and Kylie Deberg will give the Tigers significant size at the blocker position.

Bauman was a standout beach player at Grand Canyon and Holly Carlton was an All-American indoor player at Florida who also has experience in the sand. They both trained with the Tigers throughout the fall. Deberg was an indoor All-American at Missouri and played indoor at LSU during the fall, earning AVCA All-Region honors. Hannah Brister could also see the sand. She originally came to LSU from Northwestern State to play beach but capitalized on an opportunity to play indoor at LSU where she had success over the past two seasons.

The freshmen additions of Parker Bracken, Cassidy Chambers, Ella Larkin and Madison Myers will also have the opportunity to compete for playing time.

“We obviously have high expectation for the results of our play,” said Brock. “But I’m even more excited to watch how we each invest in our team before, during and after the heat of battle.”

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