West Coast Conference Showcases All-Americans
West Coast Conference Showcases All-Americans
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - With another successful academic year of West Coast Conference sports wrapped up, here is a full rundown of all 31 WCC All-American honors garnered throughout the year.
The WCC racked up All-American accolades across nine of its 15 sports this past season, including nine individual honors following the most decorated cross country season in conference history.
Saint Mary's men's basketball big man Jock Landale corraled three honors this season from USA Today, NBC Sports and the Associated Press, while Jordan Qsar of WCC regular season champion Pepperdine baseball took home first-team honors from Collegiate Baseball.
Volleyball saw seven WCC student-athletes earn an All-American nod, the most for the conference since the 2014 season.
WCC 2017-18 ALL-AMERICANS
|Baseball||Michael Perri, San Francisco||3rd||Collegiate Baseball|
|Jordan Qsar, Pepperdine||1st||Collegiate Baseball|
|Ken Waldichuk, Saint Mary's||2nd||Collegiate Baseball|
|Men's Basketball||Jock Landale, Saint Mary's||2nd||AP|
|Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga||HM||AP|
|Beach Volleyball||Deahna Kraft/Corinne Quiggle, Pepperdine||2nd||VolleyballMag|
|Madelyn Roh/Brook Bauer, Pepperdine||2nd||VolleyballMag|
|Deahna Kraft, Pepperdine||HM||AVCA|
|Corinne Quiggle, Pepperdine||HM||AVCA|
|Cross Country||Casey Clinger, BYU||USTFCCCA|
|Charlotte Taylor, San Francisco||USTFCCCA|
|Connor McMillan, BYU||USTFCCCA|
|Emmanuel Roudolff-Levisse, Portland||USTFCCCA|
|Isabelle Brauer, San Francisco||USTFCCCA|
|Jeff Thies, Portland||USTFCCCA|
|Nick Hauger, Portland||USTFCCCA|
|Rory Linkletter, BYU||USTFCCCA|
|Weronika Pyzik, San Francisco||USTFCCCA|
|Men's Golf||Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine||3rd||Golfweek|
|Women's Soccer||Bri Visalli, Pepperdine||2nd||United Soccer Coaches|
|Softball||Libby Sugg, BYU||3rd||NFCA|
|Women's Tennis||Ashley Lahey, Pepperdine||ITA|
|Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine||ITA|
|Veronica Miroshnichenko, Loyola Marymount||ITA|
|Volleyball||Addie Picha, San Diego||HM||AVCA|
|Cosy Burnett, BYU||HM||AVCA|
|Jayden Kennedy, San Diego||HM||AVCA|
|Kristen Gengenbacher, San Diego||3rd||AVCA|
|Mary Lake, BYU||HM||AVCA|
|McKenna Miller, BYU||HM||AVCA|
|Veronica Jones-Perry, BYU||3rd||AVCA|
Michael Perri, San Francisco
Perri was a doubles machine for the Dons in 2018, cranking out 22 total for 18th in the nation. The San Francisco junior hit .336 on the year with 0.38 doubles per contest, also in the top 35 nationally.
Jordan Qsar, Pepperdine
WCC Player of the Year Jordan Qsar established himself as a playmaker in his sophomore season in Malibu, bringing in 1.15 runs per game and while tallying 63 RBIs. The two-way player also recorded seven saves on the year, allowing eight runs and just two walks while striking out nine.
Ken Waldichuk, Saint Mary's
Waldichuk put up impressive numbers on the hill for Saint Mary's this year, going 8-4 with a 2.05 ERA and 118 strikeouts - both top 25 in the country. The sophomore recorded a WHIP of 0.96 while striking out 11.5 batters per nine innings.
Jock Landale, Saint Mary's
Landale made a name for himself as one of the most dominant forces in the country down low this season, being one of only four players in Division I to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds. The WCC Player of the Year recorded 19 double doubles on the season and was sixth in the country in field goal percentage at 64 percent. He also led the country with 301 field goals made.
Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga
All-WCC selection Johnathan Williams was another big man to watch out for, turning in 15 double doubles on the season while pulling down 313 rebounds and shooting 56.3 percent from the field. The fifth-year senior sank 16 field goals in the PK80 against Florida on the way to a 32-point performance.
Deahna Kraft / Corinne Quiggle, Pepperdine
Kraft and Quiggle were a standout duo in Nina Mathies' final season of her historic career. They went 29-6 in second sets, and 14-1 overall. The pair had a dominant March, sweeping through their first nine contests while only dropping their last set of the month to USC.
Madelyn Roh / Brook Bauer, Pepperdine
Madelyn Roh and Brook Bauer went unbeaten at home in April, including 3-0 against pairs from ranked teams. They won all nine of their April matches in straight-set victories and clinched one overall match for the Waves. The duo matched Kraft and Quiggle's 14-1 record, but were 28-2 in the No. 2 position.
Casey Clinger, BYU
Clinger was BYU's top finisher at the NCAA Championships, coming in 24th with a time of 29:46.4 to help the Cougars take the podium with a third place finish.
Charlotte Taylor, San Francisco
Charlotte Taylor cemented her name in WCC cross country lore with a record time as the WCC Championships at Metro Links Golf Course in Oakland. The England native followed that up with a first-place individual and team finish at the NCAA West Regional Championship in Seattle, and capped off her career with USF's best NCAA Championships finish in program history while finishing third individually.
Connor McMillan, BYU
WCC individual champion Connor McMillan finished right behind Clinger in 30th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 29:52.3. McMillan punched his ticket to the Championships with an impressive fourth-place finish at the Mountain Region Championship in Provo.
Emmanuel Roudolff-Levisse, Portland
Roudolff-Levisse won the West Regional Championship by five seconds before turning in a top-15 finish at the NCAA Championships to guide the Pilots to a second place finish.
Isabelle Brauer, San Francisco
Brauer was one of three Dons to finish in the top 15 at the NCAA Championships and top seven at the West Regional Championship. The sophomore finished in seventh at the Regional Championship by five seconds.
Jeff Thies, Portland
Portland's dominant performance at the West Regional Championship included Jeff Thies finishing right behind Roudolff-Levisse in second. A season-long threat for the Pilots, Thies finished the NCAA Championships in 14th to help guide the Pilots to the podium.
Nick Hauger, Portland
Hauger was the third Pilot to finish in the top 30 at the NCAA Championships. He also took fourth at the West Regional Championship.
Rory Linkletter, BYU
Linkletter was a strong force for BYU all year, taking second at the Mountain Regional Championship and ending his season with a top-40 finish at the NCAA Championships.
Weronika Pyzik, San Francisco
Pyzik solidified her name on the All-American team with top-five finishes at both the West Regional Championship and NCAA Championships.
Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine
Theegala led the team with a 70.86 scoring average, which ranks second in program history. He won the 2018 Waves Challenge by a Pepperdine-record 16 shots, one of six top-10 and nine top-20 finishes, both of which tied for team bests. Theegala was on the Ben Hogan and Fred Haskins awards watch lists. He was named to the USA's Arnold Palmer Cup team, which will play in France in July.
Bri Visalli, Pepperdine
Visalli played a big role in guiding the Waves to their fifth NCAA Tournament in the last seven years, ranking in the top 20 in five categories, including points per game (1.62/20th), goals per game (0.67/20th) and total goals (14/12th). The MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist also recorded six assists and scored five game-winners.
Libby Sugg, BYU
Sugg was a pivotal force in Provo this year, ranking seventh nationally with 67 RBIs and 10th with 1.16 RBIs per game. She recorded a .500 on-base percentage and batted .414 for the Cougars to lead them to the Eugene Regional of the NCAA Tournament.
Ashley Lahey, Pepperdine
Lahey reached the NCAA Singles final and finished the season ranked sixth in the Oracle/ITA Division I Singles Rankings. The sophomore won her first nine singles matches of the year, going 5-3 against players from ranked teams. She and Mayar Sherif also had a three-match doubles win streak over ranked opponents.
Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine
Only two of Stefani's 16 singles wins went the distance to three sets - the other 14 were straight sweeps. She sported top-20 rankings in both singles and doubles by ITA, and enjoyed three straight sweeps over opponents from ranked teams before reaching the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Veronica Miroshnichenko, Loyola Marymount University
Miroshnichenko showcased top-40 rankings in both singles and doubles by ITA at the end of the season. She reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in singles and round of 16 in doubles after knocking off No. 11 Pepperdine in a doubles match to end the regular season.
Addie Picha, San Diego
Picha hit an impressive .413 on the season for the Toreros while recording 1.32 blocks per set. She was a two-way threat against Southern California in the NCAA Tournament, recording 12 kills and a season-high nine block assists.
Cosy Burnett, BYU
Burnett recorded 1.29 blocks per set while hitting .339 and recording a total of 152 blocks on the season. She also tallied 27 aces while racking up 368 points.
Jayden Kennedy, San Diego
Kennedy earned an Honorable Mention nod after tallying 399 kills, 57 digs and 62 block assists in her final season as a Torero. She averaged 13.3 kills per match in 2017 and hit .309.
Kristen Gengenbacher, San Diego
The WCC Player of the Year recorded 1,211 assists on the season, averaging 11.64 per set to land in the top 15 nationally, along with 40.37 per match. She crossed the 1,000-assist threshold on November 16 against Santa Clara. Gengenbacher also had 280 digs and 35 block assists to pad her resume.
Mary Lake, BYU
WCC Defender of the Year Mary Lake tallied 533 digs, averaging out to 16.16 per match in her second season in Provo. She eclipsed 1,000 digs for her career on November 11 against Portland in just her 60th collegiate match. Lake also recorded 26 aces, 131 assists and 26 points in the Cougars' run to their fifth consecutive Sweet 16.
McKenna Miller, BYU
Miller did a little bit of everything for the Cougars in 2017 to the tune of 352 kills, 70 digs, eight solo blocks and 12 aces. She averaged 10.7 kills per match, recording a season-high 24 against Baylor on September 9.
Veronica Jones-Perry, BYU
Jones-Perry smashed her way up the national rankings with 4.82 kills per set, fifth in the country. She racked up 655 points during the season and 5.55 per set, both top-five statistics nationally. Jones-Perry was among the top hitters across the country with 569 total kills, including 64 in the NCAA Tournament.