Aug. 15, 2012
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- With the 2012 West Coast Conference women's volleyball season set to start next week, all nine WCC head coaches were asked to predict the outcome of the season and select the members of the preseason all-conference team.
Saint Mary's College and the University of San Diego each received 59 points and four first place votes to share the top spot in the preseason poll. The Gaels finished fourth last season, while the Toreros finished second behind Pepperdine University. This year, the Waves were chosen to finish third with 53 points and the remaining first place vote in the poll.
Brigham Young University, last year's third place finisher, was picked to finish fourth this season with 42 points, followed by the University of San Francisco with 33. Loyola Marymount University and Santa Clara University tied for sixth with 27 points apiece, while the University of Portland and Gonzaga University rounded out the list with 13 points and 11 points, respectively.
Six of the nine schools are represented on the 2012 preseason all-conference team. Eight of the 10 preseason selections were on last year's All-WCC First Team while one was an All-WCC Freshman Team member.
The WCC women's volleyball season officially starts on Friday, August 24. For schedules, scores, and standings, please visit WCCsports.com.
2012 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL
|Team (First Place Votes)||Points|
|T1. Saint Mary's (4)||59|
|T1. San Diego (4)||59|
|3. Pepperdine (1)||53|
|5. San Francisco||33|
|T6. Loyola Marymount||27|
|T6. Santa Clara||27|
2012 PRESEASON ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
|Samantha Cash||Pepperdine||Sophomore||Middle Blocker|
|Chloe Ferrari||San Diego||Sophomore||Middle Hitter|
|Jennifer Hamson||BYU||Junior||Opposite Hitter|
|Katie Hoekman||San Diego||Junior||Middle Hitter|
|Betsi Metter||LMU||Junior||Defensive Specialist|
|Jordan Shaw||Saint Mary's||Junior||Outside Hitter|
|Malina Terrell||San Francisco||Junior||Middle Blocker|
|Missy White||Saint Mary's||Senior||Setter|
|Valentina Zaloznik||San Francisco||Sophomore||Middle Blocker|