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UCLA BVB Adds Florida Grad Marlie Monserez

Jan 17, 2022
Florida setter Marlie Monserez joins the Bruins in time for the 2022 Beach Volleyball season.

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LOS ANGELES – UCLA Beach Volleyball Head Coach Stein Metzger has announced the signing of a Grant-In-Aid by graduate transfer, Marlie Monserez (Windermere, Fla./Bishop Moore Catholic HS/Florida). She will be available to play for the Bruins beginning with the 2022 campaign, which UCLA is slated to open in Hawai'i in late February.

Monserez was a senior at the University of Florida in 2021 and is a two-time AVCA All-American. She was an honorable mention selection in 2020 and was a second-team honoree this past indoor season as Florida fell to No. 1 Louisville in straight sets in the Regional Semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. The 6-foot setter had 20 assists, four kills, three blocks and one ace against the Cardinals.

A third-team All-American in 2021 by Volleyball Mag.com, she started all 31 matches during her senior season for the Gators, finishing second in the SEC and 11th nationally in assists per set (11.2). Monserez was also named All-SEC and AVCA All-Region in 2021 after recording 11 double-doubles on the year (second on the team).

"I decided to attend UCLA for the highly regarded education and the elite Beach Volleyball program," said Monserez.

The five-time SEC Setter of the Week this past season finished first on the team in assists (1182), second in digs (277), third in service aces (23), fourth in blocks (60.0) and sixth in kills (96).

Twice she was named the SEC Overall Player of the Week (Sept. 7, Oct. 4) in 2021 as she finished her career in the Orange & Blue fifth in program history with 3,680 assists. She is only the second setter in the rally-scoring era to record at least 3,500 assists for the Gators.

Her career highs include eight kills vs. Ohio State (4/18/21), 63 assists at Ole Miss (11/8/19), four aces at Texas A&M (3/25/21), and nine blocks vs. Alabama (10/31/20).