SAN BRUNO, Calif. - In its third season of competition
in the West Coast Conference (WCC), the Creighton women's crew team has been
picked to finish sixth in the WCC Preseason Poll.
Head coaches of the seven WCC teams vote on the
preseason poll, with coaches unable to vote for their own team.
Two Jays were named to the Preseason All-West Coast Conference Team, also picked by the league coaches, junior Laura Jo Washle and sophomore Anne Marie Stonikas
"We have a very hard working team that has shown a great deal of growth since the beginning of the fall," said Creighton head coach Dan Chipps. "I believe this squad has a chance to surprise some teams."
In their first two seasons in the WCC the Jays have finished fourth (2011) and sixth (2012). Creighton begins the 2013 season with a training trip to Austin from March 9-17.
2013 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL
Team (First Place Votes) Points
1. Gonzaga (4) 34
2. San Diego (3) 31
3. Portland 25
4. Loyola Marymount 22
5. Saint Mary's 18
6. Creighton 10
7. Santa Clara 7
2013 PRESEASON ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
Name School Year
Haley Adams, Saint Mary's - Jr.
Taylar Albertini, San Diego - Sr.
Megan Alferness, Santa Clara - Jr.
Naseeb Bhangal, Gonzaga - Jr.
Carina Brocato, Santa Clara - Jr.
Casey Burt, Gonzaga - So.
Maryann Concannon, Saint Mary's - Jr.
Hannah Dahlem, Portland - Jr.
Lindsey Dornes, San Diego - Sr.
Kelsey Dunbar, Loyola Marymount - So.
Madison Keaty, Gonzaga - Jr.
Jessica Kegel, Loyola Marymount - So.
Malori McGill, Gonzaga - Jr.
Kaitlin Soper, San Diego - Sr.
Anne Marie Stonikas, Creighton - So.
Mia Tarte, Portland - Sr.
Laura Jo Washle, Creighton - Jr.