CSULB Alum Wins First AVP Event

Long Beach State alum won their first ever beach volleyball open this past Sunday in Manhattan Beach. Former “Beach” player, Trevor Crabb, as well as his partner, Reid Priddy, defeated Chase Budinger and Casey Patterson in the finals with a score of 21-15 and 21-19.

Who would have known that Crabb and Priddy would pair well together? Never playing together prior to the Manhattan Beach Open, Priddy came in as a last-minute fill in for Crabb’s former teammate, Tri Bourne, due to a hand injury Bourne suffered with at the Hermosa Beach Open back in July.

When Crabb was a senior Long Beach State in 2013, he had a career high of 23 kills, ten digs, and seven blocks in a match against George Mason University. Crabb then took on beach volleyball after graduating, and partnered with his brother, Taylor, in his first AVP event in 2013 at the Hermosa Beach Open. The Crabb brothers received 10 top-ten finishes in the 2016 season.

Crabb was born and raised in Hawaii before to his move to the mainland. He was recruited to play volleyball at a Division III university in Tacoma, Washington before his career excelled when he moved to California.

Stats and other information from the Manhattan Beach Open can be found at https://avp.com/event/gold-series-manhattan-beach-open/.

By: Celeste Basich