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The 2002 West Coast Conference Volleyball All-Conference Team was announced today, with Pepperdine placing four athletes on the All-Conference First Team

The 2002 West Coast Conference Volleyball All-Conference Team was announced today, with Pepperdine placing four athletes on the All-Conference First Team. The WCC Champion Waves took home two individual honors with Katie Wilkins garnering WCC Player of the Year and Breegan Mulligan earning WCC Co-Freshman of the Year. Mulligan shared the WCC Freshman of the Year award with San Diego??s Lindsey Sherburne, marking the second consecutive season a Torero has earned the honor. Portland??s Carlie Price became the first Pilot to be selected WCC Defensive Player of the Year, while Waves Head Coach Nina Matthies was voted WCC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season by the league coaches.

Joining Wilkins on the first team are Pepperdine teammate Stacy Rouwenhorst, making her third appearance on the WCC All-Conference team. Senior Paola Rodriguez and junior Lyndsey Hache?? each earned first team honors for the second straight year and round out Pepperdine??s four first team honorees.

The University of San Diego had the second most representatives on the All-Conference first team, with senior outside hitter Noel Frohman and sophomore Devon Forster making their second appearances on the squad. Senior middle hitter Debra Robertson was the third Torero on the first team after helping USD to a No. 25 national ranking.

Player of the Year: Katie Wilkins, Pepperdine
Defensive Player of the Year: Carlie Price, Portland
Freshman of the Year: Breegan Mulligan, Pepperdine; Lindsey Sherburne, San Diego
Coach of the Year: Nina Matthies, Pepperdine

2002 WCC All-Conference Team
Brittanie Budinger , USF
Devon Forster, USD
Noel Frohman, USD
Lyndsey Hache??, PEP
Kealani Kimball, LMU
Tiana Newsome, LMU
Becky Potter, SCU
Debra Robertson, USD
Paola Rodriguez, PEP
Stacy Rouwenhorst, PEP
Kelli Sousa, SCU
Katie Wilkins, PEP

Honorable Mention
Abbey Cullen, GON; Kristen Gallup, LMU; Brie Harris, PEP; Breegan Mulligan, PEP; Carlie Price, POR; Sara Vercruyssen, POR; Lindsey Bogason, SMC; Brooke Lowry, SMC; Stacey O??Conner, SMC; Kristen Hurst, USD; Lindsey Sherburne, USD; Becky Biniek, SCU; Chrissy Hirsch, SCU; Alyssa Lantz, SCU