A trio of LMU volleyball players took home All-WCC honors following a 2017 season that saw the Lions finish in a tie for fourth in the competitive West Coast Conference. The Lions were originally picked to finish eighth according to the preseason poll.
Sophomore Megan Rice took home first team All-WCC honors, while sophomore Savannah Slattery garnered honorable mention accolades. Freshman Meredith Teague rounded out the selections, earning a spot on the All-Freshman team.
Rice finished second on the squad in kills with 318 while serving up 25 aces and posting 57 blocks. The aces mark was third on the team, as Rice helped LMU to a WCC-best 202 aces. Playing her first season with LMU after transferring into the program from UC Santa Barbara, Rice averaged a team-best 3.06 kills per set.
Slattery, an All-Freshman team pick a year ago, posted 294 kills (2.72 per set) while taking a team-high 859 swings. The native of Malibu, Calif. served up 17 aces, posted 228 digs and recorded 43 total blocks. Slattery, who garnered WCC Player of the Week on September 11, amassed four double-doubles over the course of the year.
Teague proved herself to be LMU’s biggest threat down the stretch from the service area, logging a team-high 40 aces to guide LMU to the fifth-best mark in program history (202), and the most aces since serving up 205 in 1993. Teague posted 34 of her 40 in the last 10 matches of the year, including managing four or more aces in six of the last nine overall. She reached five aces in a match four times over the course of the season. In addition to her serving, Teague posted 92 kills and 56 blocks.
2017 West Coast Conference Player of the Year
Kristen Gengenbacher, San Diego
2017 West Coast Conference Defender of the Year
Mary Lake, BYU
2017 West Coast Conference Freshmen of the Year
Kennedy Redding, BYU & Roxie Wiblin, San Diego
2017 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year
Jennifer Petrie, San Diego
2017 All-WCC Volleyball First Team
Emily Baptista | So. | OH | Pacific
Cosy Burnett | Sr. | MB | BYU
Jensen Cunningham | Sr. | MB | Santa Clara
Kristen Gengenbacher | Sr. | S | San Diego
Jasmine Gross | So. | MB | Pepperdine
Veronica Jones-Perry | Jr. | OH | BYU
Jayden Kennedy | Sr. | OPP | San Diego
Mary Lake | So. | LIB | BYU
Kirsten Mead | Sr. | S | Santa Clara
Addie Picha | Jr. | MB | San Diego
Megan Rice | So. | OH | LMU
Hannah Troutman | Sr. | OH | Portland
2017 WCC Volleyball Honorable Mention
Kaity Edwards, San Diego; Ashlyn Fleming, Pacific; Hannah Frohling, Pepperdine; Lyndie Haddock, BYU; Payton Mack, Gonzaga; McKenna Miller, BYU; Andie Shelton, Pacific; Savannah Slattery, LMU
2017 All-WCC Volleyball Freshman Team
Hanne De Schrijver | S | Pacific
Allison Kantor | OH | Santa Clara
Allison O’Hara | MB | Pepperdine
Sarah Penner | OH | Gonzaga
Kennedy Redding | MB | BYU
Meredith Teague | MB | LMU
Roxie Wiblin | OH | San Diego
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