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Long Beach State Notebook: Kaitlin Fregulia Drafted By NWSL

Long Beach State women’s soccer star Kaitlin Fregulia became the first player in program history to be drafted by the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Draft last Saturday. She was selected twelfth overall by the North Carolina Courage.

Fregulia was a two-time Big West Defensive Player of the Year, two-time United Soccer Coaches All-West Region selection and five-time All-Big West honoree. She totaled 70 games played and 64 starts scoring 20 points on seven goals and six assists at the Beach.

The only other player in LBSU women’s soccer history to appear in the NWSL was Shawna Gordon back in 2015-16.

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Men’s & Women’s Basketball

COVID-19 protocols relating to the LBSU men’s and women’s basketball programs have already canceled multiple games for both programs. The men’s basketball team didn’t travel to San Diego for its game on Monday, and Tuesday’s women’s basketball home game against USC.

Long Beach State Hires Tyler Hildebrand As Women’s Volleyball Coach

S5E88 – Talking Volleyball U After The Hiring Of Tyler Hildebrand! by lbsuathletics

It’s a double-dose of Andy as we have lots to talk about! Mike and Andy go deep into the hiring of Tyler Hildebrand and what it means for the Women’s Volleyball program and the athletics department as a whole, then touch on the latest from basketball and the holidays before wishing Ashlie Kite the best on her retirement.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.