ATLANTA, Ga. – LSU's Claire Coppola and Kristen Nuss had an outstanding performance in the opening weekend of CCSA Beach Volleyball last week and were rewarded with this week's CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honors, the league announced on Wednesday afternoon.
After being named Preseason All-Conference selections, Coppola and Nuss lived up to the billing in the first week of action, as they went 4-0 from the No. 1 spot at the Tallahassee Capitol Invite . The junior pair took down four ranked opponents, including #3 Florida State, #6 Cal Poly, #8 South Carolina and #18 Tulane, with three of them coming in straight sets. The win over Florida State marked LSU's first-ever victory against the Seminoles. It was also FSU's first CCSA loss since joining the league and their first loss to a team east of California since 2015. Coppola and Nuss helped the Tigers to their first 4-0 start since the 2016 season and captured AVCA National Pair of the Week honors for their efforts. This coming weekend, LSU travels to Boca Raton, Fla. to take part in the Beach Burrow Bash at FAU.
CCSA Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week - Feb. 27th
Claire Coppola | Junior | Scottsdale, Ariz. | Finance
Kristen Nuss | Junior | New Orleans, La. | Sports Medicine
- Posted a 4-0 record from the No. 1 spot against four ranked opponents (#3 Florida State, #6 Cal Poly, #8 South Carolina, #18 Tulane)
- Three of their four victories came in straight sets (FSU, Tulane & South Carolina)
- Helped the Tigers to their first 4-0 start since the 2016 season
- Earned AVCA National Pair of the Week honors for the second time in their career
- Took down Florida State for the first time in program history
- It was FSU's first CCSA loss since joining the league and their first loss to a team east of California since 2015
Other Nominees: Carly Scarbrough/Nicole Navarro, FAU; Lina Bernier/Erika Zembyla, FIU; Sara Putt/Payton Caffrey, Florida State; Lydia Dimke/Katie Smith, South Carolina
|Date||CCSA Pair of the Week|
|Feb. 27||Claire Coppola / Kristen Nuss, LSU|