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2015 Volleyball Preseason Poll and All-WCC Team Announced

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BYU unanimous pick to win third straight WCC championship

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – After a record-setting march to the 2014 NCAA National Championship match, BYU was picked as the unanimous favorite to win the 2015 West Coast Conference Volleyball Championship in the annual preseason poll of the WCC’s 10 coaches. The top three teams were separated by 19 votes, with 10 points separating the two-time defending WCC champion Cougars from Santa Clara. 

BYU earned 79 points and seven first place votes, while the Broncos collected 69 points with three place votes. Santa Clara surged into the NCAA Tournament after being picked ninth in last season’s prognostications. 

Just seven points separated third place from sixth place. San Diego was picked to finish third with 58 votes narrowly edging Gonzaga with 57 votes in fourth place. Loyola Marymount earned 52 points to round out the top-five of the survey. Pacific was tabbed for sixth place with 51 points. The Broncos, Toreros and Lions joined the Cougars in the 2014 NCAA Postseason. 

Pepperdine (31), Saint Mary’s (22), San Francisco (22) and Portland (10) round out the survey. 

Six programs placed at least one student-athlete on the preseason All-West Coast Conference Team. BYU led the way with three preseason selections, while Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara each collected a pair of preseason picks. 

All 10 West Coast Conference teams open the 2015 campaign Friday, August 288. For a complete interactive schedule, please visit WCCsports.com, and follow @WCCsports on Twitter for updates throughout the season.

2015 WCC Preseason Volleyball Coaches Poll

Team 

 

(First Place Votes)

Points

1. BYU

(7)

79

2. Santa Clara

(3)

69

3. San Diego

 

58

4. Gonzaga

 

57

5. Loyola Marymount

 

52

6. Pacific

 

51

7. Pepperdine

 

31

8. Saint Mary’s

 

22

8. San Francisco

 

22

10. Portland

 

10

 

2015 All-WCC Preseason Volleyball Team

Name

Institution

Yr.

Pos.

Savannah Blinn

Gonzaga

Sr.

OPP

Amy Boswell

BYU

Jr.

MB

Lexi Elman

Pacific

Jr.

OH

Alexa Gray

BYU

Sr.

OH

Nikki Hess

Santa Clara

Jr.

OH

Kirsten Mead

Santa Clara

So.

S

Sarah Sponcil

Loyola Marymount

So.

OH

Becca Strehlow

Pepperdine

Sr.

S

Hannah Tedrow

Loyola Marymount

Sr.

S

Whitney Young Howard

BYU

Jr.

MB