Head Coach Nina Mathies led the Waves to a 14-0 record for the third straight season in a highly competitive West Coast Conference. For that, Mathies earned WCC Coach of the Year honors for the third straight season and the fifth time in six years (Mathies shared the honor in 1998). All the honors are voted on by the league coaches and based solely on athletic achievement in league competition.
This year?s First Team All-WCC includes five three-time all-conference honorees. Pepperdine?s Wilkins and Lindsey Hache?, Santa Clara?s Becky Potter, San Diego?s Devon Forster and LMU?s Kealani Kimball have been honored as first teamers the last three seasons. Saint Mary?s Jill Parmele, LMU?s Kelli Nerison, Pepperdine?s Melissa Melhorn and Portland?s Heather Denison are all first-time honorees. Denison is the first Pilots volleyball player to ever earn first team honors.
Player of the Year:
Katie Wilkins, Sr., OH, Pepperdine
Defensive Player of the Year:
Christina Hinds, Jr., L, Pepperdine
Jackie Bernardin, So., L, San Diego
Freshman of the Year:
Sophia Milo, MB, Pepperdine
Coach of the Year:
Nina Mathies, Pepperdine
Name Pos. Yr. Hometown
Brittanie Budinger, USF OH Sr. Encinitas, Calif.
Heather Denison, POR OH Sr. Gladstone, Ore.
Devon Forster, USD OH Jr. Boulder, Colo.
Lyndsey Hache?, PEP MB Sr. Chino Hills, Calif.
Kealani Kimball, LMU OH Sr. Kaunakakai, Hawaii
Melissa Melhorn, PEP S So. Tempe, Ariz.
Toni Muratore, SCU OH So. Merced, Calif.
Kelli Nerison, LMU MB Jr. Laguna Nigel, Calif.
Jill Parmele, SMC OH Sr. Acampo, Calif.
Becky Potter, SCU MB Sr. Clovis, Calif.
Kelli Sousa, SCU S Sr. Castro Valley, Calif.
Katie Wilkins, PEP OH Sr. Lakeside, Calif.