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Gonzaga tops West Coast Conference preseason poll for 5th straight year, All-WCC preseason team announced

Published on October 18, 2017

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Oct. 18, 2017 (LAS VEGAS) - Gonzaga's Zykera Rice and head coach Lisa Fortier.

Oct. 18, 2017 (LAS VEGAS) – Gonzaga’s Zykera Rice and head coach Lisa Fortier at WCC Women’s Basketball Media Day.

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga tops the West Conference Preseason Poll of the conference’s 10 head coaches for the fifth straight year with eight first-place votes. The league announced the poll and the preseason All-WCC Team today in Las Vegas at the conference’s women’s basketball media day at Orleans Arena. The Zags are coming off a season that saw the program make its ninth NCAA tournament appearance in the last 11 seasons after taking the WCC regular season and championship crown.

Saint Mary’s received two first place votes to land at second place in the poll. BYU came in third followed by San Diego and Loyola Marymount to round out the top five.

San Diego looks to have a successful season as the Toroeros return heralded senior Maya Hood this season who missed a majority of the 2016-17 season after suffering a knee injury in December.

LMU has a ramped up roster with  junior Gabby Green, a transfer from the Pac-12’s California. Green is eligible to compete following two years as a starter for the Golden Bears.

The preseason poll and All-WCC team were selected solely by a vote of the conference’s 10 head coaches. West Coast Conference play begins on Thursday, December 28.

2017-18 WEST COAST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PRESEASON POLL

Team (First Place Vote)   Pts.
1. Gonzaga (8) 79
2. Saint Mary’s (2) 72
3. BYU 68
4. San Diego 54
5. Loyola Marymount 48
6. Santa Clara 39
7. San Francisco 36
8. Pacific 28
9. Pepperdine 14
10. Portland 12

2017-18 ALL-WCC PRESEASON WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM

Name Institution Yr. Pos.
Jill Barta Gonzaga R-Jr. F
Stella Beck Saint Mary’s Sr. G
Cassie Broadhead Devashrayee BYU Sr. G
Maya Hood San Diego R-Sr. F
GeAnna Luaulu-Summers Pacific Sr. G
Sydney Raggio Saint Mary’s Jr. F
Yasmine Robinson-Bacote Pepperdine Jr. F
Anna Seilund San Francisco Sr. G
Laura Stockton Gonzaga Jr. G
Cheyanne Wallace Loyola Marymount Jr. G/F

This post is part of the thread: 2017-18 College Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


 

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