Cougars pick up WCC postseason honors
PROVO, Utah – McKenna Miller was named the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year and was added to the All-WCC First Team along with Amy Boswell and Whitney Young Howard, the league announced Monday.
Additionally, Miller was added to the All-WCC Freshman Team along with Mary Lake. Lake was also named All-WCC Honorable Mention.
Miller averaged 3.73 kills per set this year in conference play, the third-highest average in the conference. She also collected 30 blocks in league competition.
Boswell averaged 1.27 blocks per set in WCC play, second-most in the league. Additionally, she had a .386 hitting percentage in WCC competition, second-highest on the team and fourth-highest in the conference.
Howard averaged 1.20 blocks per set in league competition, third-most in the WCC. Her .391 clip was the second-highest on the team and third-highest in the league.
Lake averaged 4.53 digs per set to lead the WCC in league play. She also contributed 10 aces in WCC play, second-most on the team.
This is Boswell’s second-straight season being named to the All-WCC First Team. She was added to the All-WCC Honorable Mention squad as a sophomore. Last season, she was named the WCC Defensive Player of the Year.
Howard was previously named to the First Team in 2014, when she picked up WCC Defensive Player of the Year honors. She was named to the Honorable Mention list a season ago and was named the WCC Freshman of the Year in 2013.
WCC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Lisa Kramer, San Diego, SR, OH
WCC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sarah Sponcil, Loyola Marymount, JR, OH
WCC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: McKenna Miller, BYU, FR, OH
WCC COACH OF THE YEAR: Brent Crouch, Portland
2016 ALL-WCC FIRST TEAM
Emmy Allen, Gonzaga, SR, OH
Amy Boswell, BYU, SR, MB
Jasmine Gross, Pepperdine, FR, MB
Nikki Hess, Santa Clara, SR, OH
Hunter Jennings, San Diego, SR, LIB
Lisa Kramer, San Diego, SR, OH
Jamie Lea, Loyola Marymount, SR, OPP
McKenna Miller, BYU, FR, OH
Lauren Schad, San Diego, SR, MH
Sarah Sponcil, Loyola Marymount, JR, OH
Hannah Troutman, Portland, JR, OH
Whitney Young Howard, BYU, SR, MB
2016 WCC VOLLEYBALL HONORABLE MENTION
Kaity Edwards, San Diego; Lexi Elman, Pacific; Ashlyn Fleming, Pacific; Kristen Gengenbacher, San Diego; Katrina Gotterba, Pacific; Mary Lake, BYU; Kirsten Mead, Santa Clara; Alexis Salmons, Saint Mary’s; Katie Sullivan, Portland; Tarah Wylie, Pepperdine
2016 ALL-WCC VOLLEYBALL FRESHMAN TEAM
Kristyna Adamcikova, San Francisco, OH
Ashlyn Fleming, Pacific, MB
Jasmine Gross, Pepperdine, MB
Mary Lake, BYU, LIB
McKenna Miller, BYU, OH
Savannah Slattery, Loyola Marymount, OH
Cali Thompson, Portland, S
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