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WCC Volleyball Non-Conference Review

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WEST COAST CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL 

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference turned in a strong 2016 non-conference performance from top to bottom. With conference play about to open week two, here is a look at the accomplishments of the WCC in non-conference contests. 

2016 WEST COAST CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL STATS 

2016 NON-CONFERENCE SLATE
BY THE NUMBERS…
.624 – Overall WCC non-conference winning percentage entering league play (73-44)
.476 – WCC non-conference winning percentage vs. Power-Five programs (20-22)
45 – All-tournament team selections for WCC student-athletes
20 – Wins vs. “Power-Five” programs
17 – National rank for BYU in national average attendance (1,877)
10 – Tournament MVP honors for WCC student-athletes
10 – WCC vs. Pac-12 victories with six programs contributing at least one win
9 – Team Tournament titles
6 – Top-25 Victories for the WCC
5 – WCC programs won at least one non-conference tournament
4 – WCC programs appearing in the AVCA Top-25 national poll (BYU, Loyola Marymount, San Diego & Santa Clara)
3 – Number of tournament wins for BYU and Santa Clara
2 – Number of programs appearing in the AVCA Top-10 (BYU & San Diego)
1 – ESPNW National Player of the Week honor – BYU Fr. L Mary Lake (9/5/16) 

WCC AMONG NCAA LEADERS (as of 9/25/16)
As a conference, the WCC owns…
.225 – Average attack percentage 

STATISTICAL CATEGORIES (Top-25 only)
TEAM
Aces: 9. Portland (1.91); 21. San Francisco (1.66)
Assists: 1. San Diego (14.71); 2. Loyola Marymount (14.09)
Digs: 23. Pacific (16.75)
Hitting Percentage: 11. BYU (.292)
Kills: 1. San Diego (15.62); 4. Loyola Marymount (14.79)
Opponent Hitting Percentage: 6. BYU (.129)
Team Attacks: 11. Pacific (37.96)
Team Service Aces: 9. Portland (103) 

INDIVIDUAL (Top-25 Only)
Aces: 22. Tyna Adamcikova, USF (0.47)
Kills: 24. McKenna Miller, BYU (4.35)
Service Aces: 21. Tyna Adamcikova, USF (25)
Triple-Doubles: 4. Heidi Dyer, Pepperdine (4) 

2015 WCC VOLLEYBALL YEAR IN REVIEW
WCC in the NCAAs
Four teams advanced to the postseason: BYU, Loyola Marymount, San Diego & Santa Clara
Two teams advanced to the Sweet-16: BYU & Loyola Marymount
Six All-Americans, including First Team & 2015 WCC PoY Alexa Gray (BYU)
Gray first three-time WCC All-American since Pepperdine’s Katie Wilkins (2001-03)

WCC VOLLEYBALL ON ESPNU
This season two matches will air live on ESPNU and #WatchESPN, starting with a showdown between No. 6 San Diego at longtime rival and 2015 Sweet-16 participant Loyola Marymount Tuesday, Sept. 27 in Gersten Pavilion. The Lions host defending WCC champion No. 13 BYU Tuesday, Nov. 22 in Los Angeles.

WEST COAST CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL HISTORY
OVERALL:
 80 NCAA Tournament berths, 61 NCAA Tournament victories, 14 Sweet-16 appearances, four Elite Eight showings, two Final Fours (BYU & Santa Clara) and one NCAA National Runner-up (BYU, 2014)

SINCE 2004…
36 teams represented the WCC in NCAA postseason
WCC teams advanced to 10 NCAA Sweet-16s, two Elite Eights and two Final Fours
Six teams have advanced to the NCAA Sweet-16: BYU, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, Saint Mary’s, San Diego and Santa Clara
In 2012 the WCC set a conference record sending six teams to the NCAA Tournament
The WCC has sent at least four teams to the NCAA three times in the last four years