BYU volleyball: spikers picked first in WCC preseason coaches poll
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PROVO, Utah — The West Coast Conference coaches picked BYU women’s volleyball to finish first in league play and named sophomore middle blocker/outside hitter Alexa Gray to the Preseason All-WCC team Wednesday.
Gray and the Cougars finished their second season in the WCC with a 13-3 record, tied for first place in conference standings with San Diego. In last year's poll, BYU was picked to finish fourth and San Diego was picked to finish first in a tie with Saint Mary's.
Following the 2012 season, Gray was named the 2012 Freshman of the Year and added to the All-WCC and All-Freshman teams.
San Diego was picked to place second in the conference after finishing last season in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The WCC women’s volleyball season officially starts Aug. 30, with BYU beginning Aug. 31 at the Hampton Inn Invitational. For schedules, scores and standings, visit the WCC website.
2013 West Coast Conference Preseason Poll
Team (First Place Votes) Points
1. BYU (5) 74
2. San Diego (3) 73
3. Saint Mary’s (2) 69
4. Pepperdine 58
5. Loyola Marymount 43
6. Santa Clara 42
7. Pacific 33
8. San Francisco 32
9. Gonzaga 16
10. Portland 10
2013 Preaseaon All-WCC team
Name, School, Year, Position
Megan Anders, Santa Clara, Sr., MB
Savannah Blinn, Gonzaga, RSo., OH
Chloe Ferrari, San Diego, Sr., MH
Kristina Graven, Saint Mary’s, Sr., OH
Alexa Gray, BYU, So., MB/OH
Katie Hoekman, San Diego, Sr., MH
Kathleen Luft, Loyola Marymount, RSr., OH
Jordan Shaw, Saint Mary’s, Sr., OH
Kellie Woolever, Pepperdine, Sr., S
Valentina Zaloznik, San Francisco, Jr., MB
Royce Hinton is the women's volleyball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.
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