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Women’s Soccer Preseason Poll and All-WCC Team

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Defending West Coast Conference champion BYU was picked to win the 2015 title in the annual preseason poll of the WCC’s 10 head coaches. The Cougars enter the season ranked No. 19 in the preseason NSCAA poll and shared the conference championship hardware in 2012 and 2013 before winning the title outright in 2014. 

BYU earned 79 points and eight first place votes, while Santa Clara collected 69 with two first place votes. No. 10 Pepperdine earned 63 points after advancing to the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. San Diego checked in fourth with 61 points in the survey. The Cougars, Waves and Toreros all represented the WCC in the NCAA postseason. 

Portland was picked fifth with 46 votes, while San Francisco collected 40 points, good for the sixth spot in the poll. Loyola Marymount (33), Gonzaga (31), Saint Mary’s (18) and Pacific (10) rounded out the survey. 

Eight programs placed at least one student-athlete on the preseason All-West Coast Conference Team. BYU, San Francisco and Santa Clara each placed a pair of representatives on the squad. 

All 10 West Coast Conference teams open the 2015 campaign Friday, August 21. For a complete interactive schedule, please visit WCCsports.com, and follow @WCCsports on Twitter for updates throughout the season. 

2015 WCC Preseason Women’s Soccer Coaches Poll

Team 

(First Place Votes)

Pts.

1. No. 19 BYU

(8)

79

2. Santa Clara

(2)

69

3. No. 10 Pepperdine

 

63

4. San Diego

 

61

5. Portland

 

46

6. San Francisco

 

40

7. Loyola Marymount

 

33

8. Gonzaga

 

31

9. Saint Mary’s

 

18

10. Pacific

 

10

 

 

2015 All-WCC Preseason Women’s Soccer Team

Name

Institution

Yr.

Pos.

Jacqueline Altschuld

San Diego

Jr.

D

Brittany Ambrose

Santa Clara

Jr.

D

Jo Blankenship

Loyola Marymount

Sr.

M

Hailey Harbison

Pepperdine

So.

M

Ashley Hatch

BYU

Jr.

F

Heather Johnson

Gonzaga

Sr.

F

Michele Murphy Vasconcelos

BYU

Jr.

F

Jessica Nakae

San Francisco

Jr.

D

Madalyn Schiffel

San Francisco

Sr.

G

Andi Tostanoski

Santa Clara

Jr.

G

Allison Wetherington

Portland

Jr.

M