WBK | 2017-18 Season Countdown: #5
SMCGaels.com counts down the days to the opening of the 2017-18 season with a look at the Gaels' five returning All-WCC players
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MORAGA, Calif. — SMCGaels.com’s countdown to the 2017-18 season continues with a look at all five Gaels returners who earned all-West Coast Conference recognition last season:
1. #21 Stella Beck – First Team
The Gaels’ leading scorer last season was named to the All-WCC First Team and returns as a senior in 2017-18. An all-around player for Saint Mary’s, Beck scored in double digits in 22 out of 31 games played last year and led the team with 98 assists (3.2 per game) and 48 steals. She shot 54.6 percent from the field, second-best in the WCC.
2. #12 Sydney Raggio – Second Team
Sydney Raggio is a versatile player who was one of the Gaels’ top rebounders, blockers and scorers a year ago while being named to the All-WCC Second Team, as well as landing on the WCC All-Tournament team. Raggio tallied 14 double-digit scoring games, logged five double-doubles and had a team-high 28 blocks. She averaged 10.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game and also had 62 assists – third-most on the team.
3. #25 Megan McKay – Honorable Mention
Megan McKay was named All-WCC Honorable Mention in 2016-17. She tallied up three 20-point games while earning a team-high nine double-doubles. She was the best offensive rebounder in the WCC with 3.2 offensive boards per game, while her 7.8 overall rebounds per game were fourth in the WCC. She averaged 10.7 points per game while shooting a conference-best 55.7 percent from the floor.
4. #10 Carly Turner – Honorable Mention
Carly Turner also earned All-WCC Honorable Mention in 2016-17. She was one of the WCC’s best 3-point shooters, knocking down 38.0 percent of her shots from deep. She posted 13 double-digit point games and two 20-point performances and added 78 assists (second-most on the team), 27 steals and 25 blocks (also second-most for SMC).
5. #3 Jasmine Forcadilla – All-Freshmen
Jasmine Forcadilla was named to the WCC All-Freshmen Team. She was a key backup at the point guard position, tallying 52 assists and nine steals while averaging 3.0 points per game. She scored a season-best 11 points versus San Diego on Feb. 4 and had 10 points with a season-high three rebounds versus Northern Colorado on Dec. 16.
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