This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Delaynie Maple, a junior at USC and one of the most talented, must-watch players in NCAA beach volleyball this upcoming 2023 season. When she was still in high school, Maple took a fifth at AVP Hermosa with Megan Kraft. At USC, she’s already competed on court one, going 36-1 as a sophomore alongside Julia Scoles. Could not recommend watching her enough. We chatted about all sorts of topics, including:

  • How COVID made for the strangest of freshman years for Maple
  • The role that mental toughness has played in her success, and how she has trained that skill
  • Her and Megan Kraft’s fifth-place run through AVP Hermosa in 2019
  • How USC is going about replacing 13 players from its NCAA Championship-winning team

That, and, as always, so much more.



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