Loyola Marymount University's women's volleyball team, off its stunning upset of UCLA in the NCAA Tournament's opening round, will play Stanford at 5 p.m. at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in the Western Regional. The winner will play Friday against the winner of BYU-Arizona State for the regional title. Loyola, 24-7, beat UCLA after losing the first two games. Stanford is 22-9 and finished second in the Pac-10 behind UCLA.
The Lions go to Provo not only as the most successful volleyball team in school history but the most honored after announcements this week from the West Coast Athletic Conference that senior setter Andrea Fort is WCAC player of the year and Nancy Fortner is coach of the year. Fort is averaging 12 assists per game and has a hitting percentage of .386. She is joined on the WCAC first team by junior hitter Cathy Petrissans. Senior hitter Maryann Dunn earned second-team honors.
Loyola Marymount's men's basketball team plays a home stand against Long Beach State on Saturday and Southern California College on Monday. Both begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gersten Pavilion. The Lions are 3-1 coming off their 1-1 performance in the Hawkeye Classic in Iowa. Junior forward Mike Yoest earned all-tournament honors there by setting a tourney scoring record of 57 points in two games, including his career-high 35 against Washington State.