Feb. 8, 2013

WCC Preseason Coaches' Poll


Gonzales leads All-West Coast Conference Team


Junior Marco Gonzales of Gonzaga, a two-way standout, headlined the Preseason All-West Coast Conference Team, in voting by the league’s head coaches and released by the conference office.


Gonzales was the 2012 Pitcher of the Year in the WCC. Sophomore left-hander Travis Radke of Portland, the 2012 WCC Freshman of the Year, also made the squad.


Loyola Marymount led all teams with four players: senior outfielder Matt Lowenstein, sophomore right-hander Trevor Megill, senior catcher Colton Plaia and sophomore right-hander Colin Welmon. Gonzaga was next with three players.


The 2013 campaign begins on Friday, Feb. 15, with all nine teams in action. Conference play kicks off the third weekend of March., highlighted by BYU at San Diego. The regular season champion claims the WCC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.


2013 Preseason All-WCC Team


Player, School, Yr., Pos.

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

Andrew Daniel, San Diego, So., IF

Austin Davidson, Pepperdine, So., IF

Clayton Eslick, Gonzaga, Sr., IF

Turner Gill, Portland, Jr., IF/OF

Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga, Jr., IF

Greg Harisis, Santa Clara, Jr., IF/OF

Matt Lowenstein, Loyola Marymount, Sr., OF

Justin Maffei, San Francisco, Sr., OF

Colton Plaia, Loyola Marymount, Sr. , C


Pitcher, School, Yr., Throws

Abe Bobb, San Francisco, Jr., RHP

Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga, Jr., LHP

Trevor Megill, Loyola Marymount, So., RHP

Travis Radke, Portland, So., LHP

Colin Welmon, Loyola Marymount, So., RHP