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WCC Announces 2015 Rowing Preseason Poll and All-WCC Team

Feb. 25, 2015

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2015 WCC Rowing Preseason Poll   Get Acrobat Reader

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - After advancing to the first NCAA Championship berth in program history, the University of San Diego has been selected to win the 2015 West Coast Conference women's rowing championship in a preseason poll of the league's seven head coaches. The defending WCC Champion Toreros earned 35 points and five first place votes, while 2013 WCC Champion Gonzaga University followed closely behind with 32 points and two first place votes for the second place spot.

The University of Portland collected 23 points for third place in the preseason poll, just edging Saint Mary's College in the third spot with 22. Loyola Marymount University (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 San Diego with four selections, Gonzaga with three, and the remaining five schools with two apiece.

2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL

Team (First Place Votes) Points
1. San Diego (5) 35
2. Gonzaga (2) 32
3. Portland 23
4. Saint Mary's 22
5. Loyola Marymount 18
6. Creighton 10
7. Santa Clara 7

2015 PRESEASON ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM

Player School Year
Nneka Anyanwu San Diego Sr.
Devyn Bell Gonzaga Jr.
Sarah Birnbaum Creighton Jr.
Toni Boteva Loyola Marymount So.
Casey Burt Gonzaga Sr.
Hannah Johnson Portland Jr.
Jessica Kegel Loyola Marymount Sr.
Sharyl Koenig Saint Mary's Sr.
M.J. Keys San Diego Sr.
Erica Mayer San Diego Sr.
Cristina Morcom San Diego Sr.
Kelby Nardoni Santa Clara So.
Bridget Sloat Portland Jr.
Kara Soucek Gonzaga Jr.
Anne Marie Stonikas Creighton Sr.
Julia Turner Saint Mary's Jr.
Molly Walker Santa Clara Jr.