This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features UCLA rising star – well, she already is kind of a star – Devon Newberry.

Just a sophomore at UCLA, Newberry is already a regular in AVP main draws, having made back-to-back main draws as a 17-year-old with good friend and teammate Lindsey Sparks, becoming the first U-18 team to make consecutive main draws in AVP history. In her freshman season at UCLA, Newberry went 24-8, helping the Bruins seal up a Pac-12 Championship.

Now, alongside Sparks, Rileigh Powers, and Lexy Denaburg, she’s a leader of the Bruins and an NCAA Championship contender.

On this episode, we discuss:

  • UCLA’s prospects during the 2022 NCAA beach volleyball season
  • Newberry’s growth as a player, and how much she has transformed since entering UCLA
  • The value of back-to-back crushing losses to USC and Pepperdine prior to the COVID pandemic
  • Her mindset shift from valuing low expectations for herself, to embracing high expectations

And, as always, much, much more.

You can follow Devon Newberry on Instagram: @devonnewberry

Follow UCLA’s beach volleyball team on Instagram: @uclabeachvb

And if you enjoyed this episode, check out our podcast with USC star Hailey Harward!



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