Aug 14, 2013
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- The BYU women's volleyball team was chosen to win the 2013 West Coast Conference title in a preseason poll of the WCC's 10 head coaches. The Cougars captured five of the nine possible first place votes and 74 points overall. Just one point shy of the Cougars, the University of San Diego tallied 73 points and three of the remaining first place votes. The Cougars and Toreros tied for first place in last year's regular season.
Saint Mary's College earned 69 points and two first place votes, while Pepperdine was picked fourth with 58 points. Loyola Marymount University earned 43 points and Santa Clara University tallied 42 points to finish fifth and sixth, respectively. Newcomer University of the Pacific earned 33 points to finish seventh, while the University of San Francisco (32 points), Gonzaga University (16 points) and the University of Portland (10 points) rounded out the preseason poll.
At least one player from eight of the 10 WCC teams is represented on the preseason All-WCC team with the Gaels and Toreros having two players selected to the squad. The 2013 WCC season begins on Friday, August 30 with eight teams set for non-conference action. Leading up to Opening Day, the West Coast Conference will host a Google+ Hangout previewing the 2013 WCC women's volleyball season. Fans will be able to ask questions of WCC student-athletes and watch the event live on YouTube.
2013 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL
|Team (First Place Votes)||Points|
|San Diego (3)||74|
|Saint Mary's (2)||69|
2013 PRESEASON ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
|Megan Anders||Santa Clara||Sr.||MB|
|Chloe Ferrari||San Diego||Sr.||MH|
|Kristina Graven||Saint Mary's||Sr.||OH|
|Katie Hoekman||San Diego||Sr.||MH|
|Kathleen Huft||Loyola Marymount||RSr.||OH|
|Jordan Shaw||Saint Mary's||Sr.||OH|
|Valentina Zaloznik||San Francisco||Jr.||MB|