June 30, 2022
In the "Mega Mads" episode of College Volleyball Weekly, Rob has a familiar face on: CVW Beach Top-20's Mads Fitzpatrick of Florida St.
Mads talks about coming back from COVID to compete in 2021 only to have a shortened season due to injury. Mads was on a mission to "make things right" as she entered the 2022 season with one of the hottest winning streaks in the nation!
Mads then shares about her 2022 NCAA Collegiate Beach Volleyball experience in Gulf Shores. From almost being eliminated in the 1st Round, to the grinding battle with UCLA to advance into the Championships match.
Mads then shares her thoughts on winning her final match vs. USC in the National Championship match.
May 10, 2022
In this mega-episode finale, the CVW Crew takes on the PTI (CRS) format to discuss the happenings of the last 2 weeks in Conference Tournaments and the NCAA D1-2 Championships. Additionally the guys talk about a recurring phenomenon: Top quality Coaches and Assistants leaving the Men's game to pursue more beneficial circumstances of highly touted Women's programs.
May 3, 2022
It's time. The best in the nation square off after completion of the Conference Tournaments and the NCAA Selection Show. Charlie Ekstrom of Stanford Beach and Mads Fitzpatrick of Florida St. jump on to our 2nd-to-the-last episode of the season to break down what happened in Week 10 and what COULD happen as teams "Brawl in 'Bama" for the National Championship! Will USC repeat? Will a Cinderella team rise from anonymity?
One thing is for certain-- IT'S GOING TO BE GOOOOOOD!
April 27, 2022
In this Special Episode of College Volleyball Weekly, Beach Top-20, Russell Brock, Head Coach of perennial powerhouse LSU jumps on the show to talk about the start of the 2022 season, the development and transformation of his team and how the Sandy Tigers finished-- all while having multiple, talented pieces to work with-- some who which have very limited beach volleyball experience.
Also, with the CCSA Beach Championships and goal of competing at the NCAA Collegiate Beach Championships in Gulf Shores, AL, we discuss the state of his team, their readiness for it and the mission of the Sandy Tigers!
April 21, 2022
Conference tourneys are in sight and teams are dialing up a level to compete! This week Charlie Ekstrom of Stanford and Rob Espero discuss the results in week 8 and peek at what could happen in week 9.
With the regular season coming to a close, based upon results to date Charlie and Rob project what the NCAA Tournament field COULD look like.
April 19, 2022
NOTE: Apologies to you all who were looking forward to a regular episode. Some times you have to work with what you have. We do have a special guest next week, and it's an individual whose info and data graphics are mindblowing in NCAA Men's Volleyball. The tournament teams willed be revealed and VolleyVenue will be churning out even more infographics!
The CVW Coaches are heading to their respective conference tournaments so we had to record asynchronously and combine them all into one episode. In addition, Rob-on-the-Mic has been working multiple conference finalies, Collegiate Beach Tournaments and fulfilling other USA Volleyball needs.
Given our circumstances above the guys talk about eye-catching results in Week 15 then take a sneak-peek at the upcoming conference tournament matchups!
April 15, 2022
In light of our crazy travel and work schedules this week, along with the final 10 days of HUGE regular season play Charlie, Mads and Rob throw down the top-11 results from last week while Mads, shares a little bit about her upcoming weekend at the Center of Effort Challenge at Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo, CA).
It's going to be a crazy ending to the 2022 Collegiate Beach Season here on College Volleyball Weekly!
April 12, 2022
Coming on over from the VolleyballMag.com's discussion on College Volleyball Weekly, Week 14 brought about a handful of upsets shaking up some of the conference races and seedings for conference tournaments.
Today the CVW crew discusses the conference tournaments and some of the likely scenarios. From the Conference Carolinas, EIVA, MIVA, Big West and MPSF, Dan, Dave, and Jay will throw down nuggets (as they always do).
April 6, 2022
We're two-thirds way through the 2022 Collegiate Beach season and if anything has been evident it's that it's going to be a wild finish!
Guest Contributor, Alana Rennie of Arizona joins Charlie Ekstrom of Stanford and Rob-on-the-Mic to discuss the Week 6 action of the season highlighting the top teams, talents and play.
The CVW crew then selects some top duals/tournaments as we move closer to conference tournament time, and eventually the NCAA Beach Championship.
March 30, 2022
As we've concluded Week 5 of the NCAA Collegiate Beach season it is pretty apparent as good as it has been so far, the best in yet to come.
In this episode, Mads summarizes the experience at the LSU Beach Invitational, top players and teams and her experience of being the dual-deciding-kill-for-match for #4 Florida St. vs. #6 LSU at Death Volley.
Charlie then describes her experience at the Pac-12 South Invitational, going 8-0 for the week as a pair, then receiving Pac-12 Player of the Week honors.