March 31, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Gonzaga University has been selected to win the 2014 West Coast Conference women's rowing championship in a preseason poll of the WCC's seven head coaches. The defending WCC Champion Bulldogs earned 35 points and five first place votes, while 2012 WCC Champion University of San Diego followed closely behind with 27 points and two first place votes for the second place spot.
Loyola Marymount University collected 24 points for third place in the preseason poll, while Saint Mary's College was just two points behind with 22. Portland (17 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.
2014 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL
|Team (First Place Votes)||Points|
|San Diego (2)||27|
2014 PRESEASON ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
|Player||School||Year||Haley Adams||Saint Mary's||Sr.|
|Megan Alferness||Santa Clara||Sr.|
|Brooklyn Beeler||Gonzaga||So.||Michelle Campbell||San Diego||Sr.||Maryann Concannon||Saint Mary's||Sr.||Jessica Kegel||Loyola Marymount||Jr.||Maggie Keller||Portland||So.||Taylor Kendzierski||San Diego||Sr.||Lauren Klick||Creighton||Sr.||Brianna Lamb||San Diego||Sr.||Mallori McGill||Gonzaga||Sr.||Blair Mitchell||Santa Clara||Sr.||Janayna Sobrosa Duarte||Loyola Marymount||Jr.||Kara Soueck||Gonzaga||So.||Anne Marie Stonikas||Creighton||Jr.||Melissa Templin||Portland||So.||Maddie Turbes||Gonzaga||So.|