Santa Clara is unanimous choice of opposing coaches
[WCC: Women] Santa Clara is the preseason favorite to win the 2013 West Coast Conference women’s title, capturing all nine possible first-place votes.
Perennial power Portland and 2012 WCC champion BYU were picked to finish second and third, respectively.
Five WCC schools are represented on the preseason All-WCC team, led by
BYU’s four selections.
WCC Preseason Poll:
1. Santa Clara (9) 81
2. Portland (1) 68
3. BYU 67
4. Pepperdine 57
5. San Diego 51
6. Loyola Marymount 38
7. San Francisco 29
8. Saint Mary’s 26
9. Gonzaga 22
Preseason All-WCC Team:
Player School Yr. Pos.
Cloee Colohan BYU Sr. M
Michelle Cruz Portland Sr. M/D
Portland Sr. F
Sofia Huerta Santa Clara Jr. F
Julie Johnston Santa Clara Sr. M
Rachel Manning BYU Sr. M
Michele Murphy BYU So. F/M
San Diego Jr. D
Erica Owens BYU Sr. GK
Michelle Pao Pepperdine Sr. D/M
Lynn Williams Pepperdine Jr. F
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