Four Waves Earn West Coast Conference Postseason Honors
Adelhelm, Orozco, Racich and Woolever receive WCC postseason recognition.
Nov. 26, 2012
MALIBU, Calif. – Four members of the Pepperdine women’s volleyball team earned West Coast Conference postseason honors today, with Jazmine Orozco and Kellie Woolever leading the way as All-WCC first team selections.
Additionally, Victoria Adelhelm (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Santa Fe Christian HS) grabbed a spot on the honorable mention squad and Taylor Racich (Santa Barbara, Calif./Dos Pueblos HS) was voted to the WCC All-Freshman team.
Orozco (Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood HS), a two-time WCC Player of the Week and the league’s October Player of the Month, earned one of 12 spots on the first team. The junior outside hitter paced the Waves and ranked third in the league with a 3.84 kills/set average.
She also ranked in the top-three on the team in service aces (28) and digs (2.71 d/s).
Woolever (Long Beach, Calif./Woodrow Wilson HS) picked up first-team honors for the second-straight season. She ranked first in the WCC and 19th in the NCAA with an 11.36 assists/set average. In addition to quarterbacking the offense, Woolever was vital on the defensive end with 3.27 digs/set.
Along with Orozco, Woolever also picked up a WCC Player of the Week award to bring Pepperdine’s count in 2012 to three. BYU and San Diego also both earned three Player of the Week nods this season to lead the league.
Adelhelm was placed on the All-WCC honorable mention team for the third time in her career. In 2012, the senior middle blocker registered a hitting percentage of .381 (256 kills-54 error-530 attempts) which ranked third in the WCC and 22nd overall in the NCAA.
With 451 career blocks, Adelhelm will go down in Pepperdine history ranked No. 2 in the category.
Racich claimed one of seven spots on the WCC All-Freshman squad list. The southpaw posted 2.30 kills/set from the opposite side and ranked second behind Adelhelm with 69 total blocks. At the service line, she led the Waves with 32 aces.
The Waves (20-11, 8-8 WCC) open postseason action this Friday, Nov. 30 in Eugene, Ore. Pepperdine faces #13-ranked Dayton (26-4, 14-0 Atlantic 10) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 5:30 p.m.
2012 WEST COAST CONFERENCE AWARDS
2012 West Coast Conference Player of the Year
Jennifer Hamson, BYU, Jr., Opposite
2012 West Coast Conference Defensive Players of the Year
Rebecca Kopilovitch, San Francisco, So., Outside Hitter/Libero
Betsi Metter, Loyola Marymount, Jr., Defensive Specialist
Nicole Warner, BYU, Sr., Middle Blocker
2012 West Coast Conference Freshman Player of the Year
Alexa Gray, BYU, Outside Hitter
2012 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year
Shawn Olmstead, BYU
2012 All-West Coast Conference First Team
Megan Anders, Santa Clara, MB, JR
Chloe Ferrari, San Diego, MH, JR
Kristina Graven, Saint Mary's, OH, JR
Alexa Gray, BYU, OH, FR
Jennifer Hamson, BYU, OPP, JR
Katie Hoekman, San Diego, MH, JR
Gabby Jolly, Saint Mary's, MB, SR
Kathleen Luft, Loyola Marymount, OH, JR
Jazmine Orozco, Pepperdine, OH, JR
Nicole Warner, BYU, MB, SR
Kellie Woolever, Pepperdine, S, JR
Valentina Zaloznik, San Francisco, MB, SO
2012 All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention: Victoria Adelhelm, PEP; Rachel Alvey, USD; Carrie Baird, USD; Alaysia Brown, USD; Lauren Corp, SMC; Kylie Edinger, GON; Ester de Vries, USF; Heather Hannemann, BYU; Litara Keil, LMU; Rebecca Kopilovitch, USF; Jocelyn Levig, USF; Betsi Metter, LMU; Taylor Milton, SCU; Ariel Usher, POR
2012 All-West Coast Conference Freshman Team
Savannah Blinn, Gonzaga, OH
Kimberly Dahl, BYU, OH
Ester de Vries, San Francisco, OH
Dalas Dodd, Saint Mary's, S
Alexa Gray, BYU, OH
Taylor Racich, Pepperdine, OPP
Hannah Tedrow, Loyola Marymount, S