Feb. 20, 2013
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Gonzaga University has been selected to win the 2013 West Coast Conference women's rowing championship in a preseason poll of the WCC's seven head coaches. The Bulldogs earned 34 points and four first place votes, while 2012 WCC Champion University of San Diego followed closely behind with 31 points and three first place votes for the second place spot.
The University of Portland garnered 25 points for third place in the preseason poll, while Loyola Marymount University was just three points behind with 22. Saint Mary's College (18 points), Creighton University (10 points), and Santa Clara University (7 points) rounded out the poll.
All seven WCC rowing teams are represented on the preseason All-West Coast Conference team, led by Gonzaga with four selections, San Diego with three, and the remaining five schools with two apiece.
The 2013 season begins on Saturday, March 2 with Loyola Marymount versus UCLA in Los Angeles, Calif. For a complete interactive schedule, please visit WCCsports.com and follow @WCCsports on Twitter for updates throughout the season.
2013 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL
|Team (First Place Votes)||Points|
|San Diego (3)||31|
2013 PRESEASON ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
|Haley Adams||Saint Mary's||Jr.|
|Taylar Albertini||San Diego||Sr.||Megan Alferness||Santa Clara||Jr.||Naseeb Bhangal||Gonzaga||Jr.||Carina Brocato||Santa Clara||Jr.||Casey Burt||Gonzaga||So.||Maryann Concannon||Saint Mary's||Jr.||Hannah Dahlem||Portland||Jr.||Lindsey Dornes||San Diego||Sr.||Kelsey Dunbar||LMU||So.||Madison Keaty||Gonzaga||Jr.||Jessica Kegel||LMU||So.||Malori McGill||Gonzaga||Jr.||Kaitlin Soper||San Diego||Sr.||Anne Marie Stonikas||Creighton||So.||Mia Tarte||Portland||Sr.||Laura Jo Washle||Creighton||Jr.|