Women's Volleyball Picked Fourth in WCC Preseason Poll
Kellie Woolever selected to the preseason all-conference team for the second-straight season.
Aug 14, 2013
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – With the 2013 season of women’s volleyball less than two weeks away, all 10 West Coast Conference head coaches were asked to predict the outcome of the season and select the members of the preseason all-conference team. Pepperdine placed fourth in the poll, while senior setter Kellie Woolever was selected to the preseason All-WCC team for the second-consecutive year.
The Waves, who tied for fifth in the league standings in 2012, tallied 58 points to place fourth in the preseason vote.
BYU, the 2012 Co-West Coast Conference champions, snagged the top spot with 74 points and five first-place votes. San Diego, who shared the league title with the Cougars last season, finished in a close second with 73 points and three first-place votes.
Saint Mary’s claimed the remaining two first-place votes and placed third with 69 total points.
Following Pepperdine was Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara in fifth and sixth place, respectively. WCC newcomer Pacific was picked to place seventh in its first year in the league, followed by San Francisco, Gonzaga and Portland.
Woolever (Long Beach, Calif./Woodrow Wilson HS) was voted to the 10-person preseason all-conference team after leading the league with 11.32 assists/set as a junior.
The Toreros and the Gaels led with two preseason picks apiece, while the Waves, Cougars, Broncos, Bulldogs, Lions and Dons all took home one selection.
Pepperdine opens the season on Aug. 30-31 with the Pepperdine Asics Classic, bringing in Delaware, Iona and Wisconsin.
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|
|1. BYU (5)||74|
|2. San Diego (3)||73|
|3. Saint Mary’s (2)||69|
|5. Loyola Marymount||43|
|6. Santa Clara||42|
|8. San Francisco||32|
|2013 PRESEASON ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM|
|Megan Anders||Santa Clara||Sr.||MB|
|Chloe Ferrari||San Diego||Sr,||MB|
|Kristina Graven||Saint Mary's||Sr.||OH|
|Katie Hoekman||San Diego||Sr.||MB|
|Kathleen Luft||Loyola Marymount||RSr.||OH|
|Jordan Shaw||Saint Mary's||Sr.||OH|
|Valentina Zaloznik||San Francisco||Jr.||MB|