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No. 24 Women's Soccer Picked to Win WCC; Peay, Arnardottir Named Preseason All-WCC

No. 24 Women's Soccer Picked to Win WCC; Peay, Arnardottir Named Preseason All-WCC

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara women's soccer was picked to win the West Coast Conference by a poll of the league's 10 head coaches, it was announced Thursday.

The Broncos got 76 points, one ahead of runner-up BYU. Both teams received five first place votes. Santa Clara finished in third place in last season's standings while BYU tied Pepperdine in the top spot.

In addition to being picked to win one of the best conferences in the country, senior Kellie Peay and sophomore Gudrun Arnardottir were both named to the All-WCC Preseason Team.

Peay is a two-time Second Team All-WCC selection and was also Second Team All-West Region as a sophomore in 2015.

Arnardottir was named the 2016 WCC Freshman of the Year and was Second Team All-WCC as well as being named Second Team All-West Region.

The two defenders helped anchor a back line that didn't allow more than two goals in any of its 23 games last year and surrendered just one in the run to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Santa Clara hosts its Red and White Scrimmage tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Stadium.

2017 WEST COAST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SOCCER PRESEASON POLL 

Team (First Place Vote)

Pts.

1. Santa Clara (5)

76

2. BYU (5)

75

3. Pepperdine 

68

4. Loyola Marymount 

57

5. Portland  

46

6. San Francisco

38

7. San Diego

33

T8. Gonzaga

24

T8. Saint Mary's

24

10. Pacific

9

 

2017 ALL-WCC PRESEASON WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM

Name

Institution

Yr.

Pos.

Gudrun Arnardottir

Santa Clara

Soph.

D

Sarina Bolden

Loyola Marymount

Jr.

F/M

Hannah Diaz

Saint Mary's

Sr.

F

Nadia Gomes

Brigham Young

Sr.

F

Kim Hazlett

Portland

Soph.

F

Taylor Isom

Brigham Young

Sr.

D

Maddie Medved

Loyola Marymount

Sr.

M

Kellie Peay

Santa Clara

Sr.

D

Charlee Pruitt

Loyola Marymount

R-Jr.

GK

Gabbie Sanfilippo

Loyola Marymount

Jr.

D

Bri Visalli

Pepperdine

Sr.

M

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