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Alexis Salmons was sixth in the conference with a .327 hitting percentage in WCC matches.
Alexis Salmons was sixth in the conference with a .327 hitting percentage in WCC matches.
VB | Salmons Named All-WCC Honorable Mention
Release: Saturday 11/28/2016 
by SMC Athletics

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Alexis Salmons was named All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention Monday after hitting a team-best .327 in 16 WCC matches with 110 kills and 46 blocks.

Salmons missed the Gaels’ first two WCC matches of the season due to injury and still excelled to be named alongside the conference’s best this season. Salmons’ .327 hitting percentage in WCC matches was sixth-best in the conference. Her 110 kills in WCC play were third on the team and her 46 blocks were second.

“Alexis is well-deserving of this recognition,” said Saint Mary’s head coach Rob Browning. “She is one of the purest attackers and blockers in the conference, and one of the best we have ever had here at Saint Mary's. She had an outstanding performance in the WCC this season and she did all this with a bad thumb on her hitting hand. I'm happy for her and happy that the coaches in our conference recognize how good she is.”

Salmons hit an astounding .765 versus rival Santa Clara on Oct. 22, notching 13 kills with zero errors in a three-set sweep. She also hit .571 against Loyola Marymount on Sept. 29 with 13 kills and just one error. Salmons had 11 WCC matches in which she had two or less attack errors. She hit over .300 in eight WCC matches.

Overall for the season, Salmons was third on SMC with 136 kills and 52 blocks, playing in just 64 of the Gaels’ 100 sets. She also had 21 digs, three assists and a service ace. The All-WCC teams are voted on by the conference’s head coaches and are based solely on statistical performance during WCC play.

2016 West Coast Conference Coaches of the Year

Brent Crouch, Portland

2016 West Coast Conference Player of the Year

Lisa Kramer, San Diego

2016 West Coast Conference Defender of the Year

Sarah Sponcil, Loyola Marymount

2016 West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year

McKenna Miller, BYU

2016 All-WCC First Team

Name

Yr.

Pos.

School

Emmy Allen

Sr.

OH

Gonzaga

Amy Boswell

Sr.

MB

BYU

Jasmine Gross

Fr.

MB

Pepperdine

Nikki Hess

Sr.

OH

Santa Clara

Hunter Jennings

Sr.

L

San Diego

Lisa Kramer

Sr.

OH

San Diego

Jamie Lea

Sr.

OPP

Loyola Marymount

McKenna Miller

Fr.

OH

BYU

Lauren Schad

Sr.

MH

San Diego

Sarah Sponcil

Jr.

OH

Loyola Marymount

Hannah Troutman

Jr.

OH

Portland

Whitney Young Howard

Sr.

MB

BYU

2016 WCC Volleyball Honorable Mention

Kaity Edwards, San Diego; Lexi Elman, Pacific; Ashlyn Fleming, Pacific; Kristen Gengenbacher, San Diego; Katrina Gotterba, Pacific; Mary Lake, BYU; Kirsten Mead, Santa Clara; Alexis Salmons, Saint Mary’s; Katie Sullivan, Portland; Tarah Wylie, Pepperdine

2016 WCC All-Freshmen Team

Name

Pos.

School

Kristyna Adamcikova

OH

San Francisco

Ashlyn Fleming

MB

Pacific

Jasmine Gross

MB

Pepperdine

Mary Lake

L

BYU

McKenna Miller

OH

BYU

Savannah Slattery

OH

Loyola Marymount

Cali Thompson

S

Portland



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