Feb. 10, 2012

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Saint Mary’s puts five on Preseason All-WCC Team


Saint Mary’s led all teams with five players on the Preseason All-West Coast Conference Team, in voting by the league’s head coaches and released by the conference office.


The Gaels’ quintet included senior right-hander Kyle Barraclough, senior infielder Troy Channing, junior righty Martin Agosta, junior outfielder Brenden Kalfus and junior infielder Patrick Wisdom.


The 2011 WCC Co-Players of the Year, Kris Bryant of San Diego and Marco Gonzales of Gonzaga, were also members of the squad.


The 2012 season starts on Friday, Feb. 17, with all nine teams in action. Conference play begins Feb. 23 with BYU visiting Saint Mary’s. The top team in the regular-season standings earns the WCC Championship and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.


2012 Preseason All-WCC Team


Kris Bryant, San Diego, So. 3B/1B

Troy Channing, Saint Maryʼs, Sr. IF

Turner Gill, Portland, So. IF/OF

Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga, So. IF

Bryan Haar, San Diego, Sr. UTIL

Brenden Kalfus, Saint Maryʼs, Jr. OF

Corey LeVier, San Diego, Sr. 1B/OF

Matt Lowenstein, Loyola Marymount, Jr. OF

Joe Sever, Pepperdine, Jr. IF

Patrick Wisdom, Saint Maryʼs, Jr. IF



Martin Agosta, Saint Maryʼs, Jr. RHP

Kyle Barraclough, Saint Maryʼs, Sr. RHP

Dylan Covey, San Diego, So. RHP

Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga, So. LHP

Kyle Kraus, Portland, Sr.