Lions Picked Third in Preseason Poll

Feb. 14, 2018

WCC Beach Volleyball Poll

LMU beach volleyball is picked to finish third according to a poll of the league coaches, it was announced on Wednesday. For the second straight season, Pepperdine was selected as the favorite to win the West Coast Conference Women’s Beach Volleyball Championship.

The defending NCAA National Runner-Up Waves were a unanimous selection capturing all 36 points and the maximum six first-place votes.

Winners of the first two WCC Beach titles, Pepperdine, placed four student-athletes on the preseason All-WCC team: senior Corrine Quiggle, and juniors Skyler Caputo, Heidi Dyer and Madalyn Roh. All four Waves make the preseason squad for the second consecutive season.

Saint Mary’s was picked second with 30 points and the remaining first-place vote. Three Gaels earned preseason All-WCC honors: juniors Emily Bible, Lindsey Knudsen and Payton Rund. Knudsen, the 2016 WCC Freshman of the Year, captured WCC Defensive Player of the Year honors as a sophomore.

LMU, the 2017 WCC runner-up, was tabbed third with 25 points and features a pair of preseason All-WCC honorees in Jessie Prichard and 2017 WCC Freshman of the Year Savannah Slattery. Pacific was picked fourth in the preseason survey with 21 points headlined by preseason selection senior Andie Shelton.

Santa Clara (17), Portland (12) and San Francisco (6) round out the poll.

The 2018 West Coast Conference Beach Volleyball Championships will be held at Ocean Beach Park in Santa Monica, California. The tournament runs April 20-21.

Team (First Place Vote)


 

 

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

Institution

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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