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BVB | 3 Gaels Named Preseason All-WCC, Gaels Picked 2nd

(From Left to Right) Lindsey Knudsen, Payton Rund and Emily Bible were each named to the 2018 Preseason All-WCC Team.
(From Left to Right) Lindsey Knudsen, Payton Rund and Emily Bible were each named to the 2018 Preseason All-WCC Team.
Feb. 14, 2018

Full WCC Release

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -
The Saint Mary's beach volleyball team was chosen to finish second at this season's West Coast Conference Championship, while three Gaels were placed on the Preseason All-WCC Team, as voted on by the conference's head coaches and announced Wednesday.

The Gaels (19-10 in 2017) received 30 points and one first-place vote in the seven-team preseason poll. Last year's NCAA runner-up and two-time defending WCC champion Pepperdine received six first-place votes and 36 points as this year's favorite to win the title again. Loyola Marymount, the 2017 WCC runner-up, was tabbed third with 25 points. Pacific was picked fourth in the preseason survey with 21 points. Santa Clara (17), Portland (12) and San Francisco (6) round out the poll.

Juniors Emily Bible, Lindsey Knudsen and Payton Rund were all named to the 2018 Preseason All-WCC Team. Bible made the All-WCC Second Team last year, while Knudsen and Rund were both all-WCC first teamers. Knudsen has won individual player awards in each of her first two years, being named the 2016 WCC Freshman of the Year and last season earning WCC Defensive Player of the Year.

The Gaels' 2018 season begins on Feb. 24 with two matches at Pacific, taking on East Bay rival California and the host Tigers.

2018 WCC Preseason Beach Volleyball Coaches Poll

Rk. School (1st Place) Pts.
1. Pepperdine (6) 36
2. Saint Mary's (1) 30
3. Loyola Marymount 25
4. Pacific 21
5. Santa Clara 17
6. Portland 12
7. San Francisco 6

2018 All-WCC Preseason Beach Volleyball Team

Name School Yr.
Emily Bible Saint Mary's Jr.
Skylar Caputo Pepperdine Jr.
Heidi Dyer Pepperdine Jr.
Lindsey Knudsen Saint Mary's Jr.
Jessie Prichard Loyola Marymount So.
Corinne Quiggle Pepperdine Sr.
Madalyn Roh Pepperdine Jr.
Payton Rund Saint Mary's Jr.
Andie Shelton Pacific Sr.
Savannah Slattery Loyola Marymount So.

 

 

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