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__2006-07 outlook

Predicted champion:__ UCLA

Predicted player of the year: Rob Grube, Stanford

NCAA Regional bound: UCLA, USC, Arizona, Washington, Stanford, Arizona State

__2005-06 Accolades

Player of the year:__ Alejandro Canizares, Arizona State; Rob Grube, Stanford

Freshman of the year: Erik Flores, UCLA

Coach of the year: O.D. Vincent, UCLA

Pac-10 medalist: Daniel Im, UCLA

All-Pac-10 First team:

Alejandro Canizares, Arizona State

Erik Flores, UCLA*

Rob Grube, Stanford*

Daniel Im, UCLA*

Niklas Lemke, Arizona State*

Alex Prugh, Washington*

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__1. UCLA

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NCAAs: T-7        Pac-10: Win

Events: 13

Wins: 6 (The Prestige, Corde Valle, Mercedes-Benz, NIT, U.S. Intercollegiate, Pac-10)

Top-five finishes: 9

Seniors/starters lost: 1 (Matt Marshall)

Opening tournament: Husky Invitational, Auburn, Wash., Sept. 25-26

Returning players (all stats include starts on Blue and Gold squads):

Peter Campbell, Sr.—74.5 SA; 2 top-5s 9 starts

Kevin Chappell, Jr.—73.4 SA; 2 top-5s, 3 top-10s in 12 starts

Brandon Christianson, Jr.—74.6 SA; 4 top-10s in 9 starts

Erik Flores, Soph.—72.1 SA; 6 top-5s in 12 starts

Chris Heintz, Sr.—73.4 SA; 1 win, 3 top-5s in 12 starts; Win at Braveheart Classic

Daniel Im, Jr.—72.7 SA; 1 win, 3 top-5s, 6 top-10s in 12 starts; Win at Pac-10

James Lee, Soph.—74.0 SA; 2 top-10s in 10 starts

Lucas Lee, Soph.—73.3 SA; 2 wins, 4 top-5s in 12 starts; Win at Cougar Invite, Monarch Bay

Craig Leslie, Jr.—73.6 SA; 1 win, 3 top-5s in 9 starts; Win at Pala Mesa

Incoming freshmen:

Charlie Harris, Fresno, Calif.

Jason Kang, Valencia, Calif.

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  1. USC

__[#image: /photos/55ad7018b01eefe207f66a70]|||Southern_cal_logo_2|||Coach: Chris Zambri, 1st year

NCAAs: DNP      __  Pac-10:__ 4th

Events: 12           Wins: 0

Top five: 6

Seniors/starters lost: 3 (Tyler Ley, Bradley Shaw, Taylor Wood)

Opening tournament: Inverness Invitational, Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 11-12

Returning players:

Tom Glissmeyer, Soph.—76.2 SA; 5 starts

Lee Harris, Soph.—81.33 SA; 1 start

Ryan Linton, Soph.—75.0 SA; 4 starts

Ben Miller, Sr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Jordan Nasser, Sr.—74.27 SA; 1 top-10 in 10 starts

Michael Pinjuv, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Joshua Wooding, Sr.—73.18 SA; 1 top-10 in 10 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Bo DeHuff, Coto de Caza, Calif.

Rory Hie, Lakewood, Calif.

Jamie Lovemark, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Tyler Smith, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

__3. ARIZONA

__[#image: /photos/55ad7018add713143b4215e5]|||Arizona|||Coach: Rick LaRose, 30th year

NCAAs: 13th       __ Pac-10:__  5th

Events: 14           Wins: 2 (ASU Thunderbird, West Regional)

Top five: 5

Seniors/starters lost: 1 (Henry Liaw)

Opening tournament: William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, Albuquerque, Sept. 22-23

Returning players (all stats include starts on JV squad):

Brett Carter, Sr.—75.18 SA; 6 starts

Trey Denton, Jr.—73.07 SA; 2 top-10s in 10 starts

Josh Esler, Sr.—72.97 SA; 1 top-5 in 13 starts

Travis Esway, Jr.—73.37 SA; 13 starts

Ben Fox, Soph.—72.38 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts

Jake Hermes, Jr.—76.33 SA; 1 start

Creighton Honeck, Jr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Mark Lamb, Sr.—74.3 SA; 1 top-10 in 8 starts

Ben Marsh, Sr.—73.24 SA; 1 top-10 in 6 starts

Tyler Neal, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Nicholas Park, Soph.—73.15 SA; 3 top-10s in 9 starts

Josh Porter, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Brian Prouty, Sr.—73.12 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts

Justin Silverstein, Jr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Nathan Tyler, Sr.—73.46 SA 2 top-10s in 10 starts

Billy Whalen, Jr.—74.6 SA; 5 starts

Josh Wilks, Sr.—74.67 SA; 5 starts

Incoming freshmen:

John Kostis,  Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Pedro Oriol, Madrid, Spain

__4. WASHINGTON

Coach:__ Matt Thurmond, 6th year

NCAAs: T-9        Pac-10: 2nd

Events: 13          Wins: 1 (Gopher Invitational)

Top five: 5

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (James Lepp, Seth Yates)

Opening tournament: Husky Invitational, Auburn, Wash., Sept. 25-26

Returning players (all stats include starts on JV squad):

Zach Bixler, Jr.—73.66 SA; 1 top-5 in 12 starts

Sterling Clark, Jr.—75.91 SA; 11 starts

Kellen Eakin, Soph.—76.6 SA; 1 top-5 in 4 starts

Erik Olson, Sr.—73.28 SA; 2 top-5s, 3 top-10s in 13 starts

Joe Panzeri, Jr.—75.96 SA; 1 win in 9 starts; Win at Duck Invitational

Alex Prugh, Sr.—72.15 SA; 3 top-5s, 4 top-10s in 13 starts

John Wise, Soph.—74.58 SA; 5 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Joel Bahmen, Clarkston, Wash.

Chris Evans, Grapeview, Wash.

Nick Taylor, Abbotsford, British Columbia

Darren Wallace, Langley, British Columbia

__5. STANFORD

Coach:__ Conrad Ray, 3rd year

NCAAs: DNP        Pac-10:  6th

Events: 14          Wins: 0

Top five: 5

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (Kyle Gentry, Scott McDonald)

Opening tournament: Gopher Invitational, Wayzata, Minn., Sept. 16-17

Returning players:

Teddy Collins, Jr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Rob Grube, Jr.—71.2 SA; 2 wins, 8 top-10s in 12 starts; Wins at Western, U.S. Intercollegiate

Dodge Kemmer, Soph.—74.3 SA; 1 top-10 in 11 starts

Daniel Lim, Soph.—74.4 SA; 1 top-10 in 10 starts

Zack Miller, Sr.—73.0 SA; 2 top-10s in 13 starts

Matt Savage, Sr.—74.3 SA; 11 starts

Matt Shin, Sr.—75.5 SA; 3 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Joseph Bramlett, Saratoga, Calif.

Jordan Cox, Redwood Shores, Calif.

__6. ARIZONA STATE

Coach:__ Randy Lein, 15th year

__NCAAs:__11th       __ Pac-10: __ 3rd

Events: 13       __     Wins:__ 0

__Top five:__7

Seniors/starters lost: 3 (Alejandro Canizares, Lenny Park, Charly Simon)

Opening tournament: Topy Cup, Japan, Sept. 5-7

Returning players:

Benjamin Alvarado, Soph.—72.5 SA; 1 top-10 in 10 starts

Fredrik Andersson, Sr.—72.89 SA; 3 starts

Erik Coover, Soph.—75.46 SA; 4 starts

Steele DeWald, Soph.—76.42 SA; 4 starts

Ryan Kelley, Soph.—79.56 SA; 3 starts

Niklas Lemke, Sr.—71.68 SA; 4 top-5s in 13 starts

Phil Telliard, Jr.—75.52 SA; 7 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Tristan Bierenbroodspot, Netherlands

James Dalthorp III, Los Angeles

__7. CALIFORNIA

Coach:__ Steve Desimone, 28th year

NCAAs: DNP        Pac-10:  7th

Events: 12      __    Wins:__  1 (Alister MacKenzie Invitational)

Top five: 4

Seniors/starters lost: 4 (Kyle Dowden, Fredrik Svanberg, Jeff Vetterick, Larry Wong)

Opening tournament: Falcon Invitational, Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 9-10

Returning players:

Brandon Beck, Jr.—

George Gandranata, Soph.—73.6 SA; 1 top-10 in 12 starts

Michael Jensen, Jr.—75.1 SA; 9 starts

Romain Payet, Soph.—74.8 SA; 7 starts

Kent Tamane, Jr.—

Erick Thorson, Soph.—78.5 SA; 3 starts

Michael Wilson, Sr.—74.3 SA; 4 top-10s in 12 starts; Win at CordeValle

Freddy Wolfe, Jr.—74.6 SA; 6 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Evan Derian, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Chris Jensen, Los Altos, Calif.

Andrey Mindirgasov, Pacific Grove, Calif.

John Yeun, Brea, Calif.

__8. OREGON STATE

Coach:__ Brian Watts, 6th year

NCAAs: DNP        Pac-10: 8th

Events: 11          Wins: 1 (Northwest Collegiate Classic)

Top five: 3

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (Ryan Gilmour, Tim Sundseth)

Opening tournament: Wolverine Invitational, Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 16-17

Returning players:

Mitch Gillis, Sr.—76.88 SA; 1 top-5 in 8 starts

Christian Green, Jr.—74.25 SA; 1 start

Jonathan Green, Sr.—78.28 SA; 6 starts

Vincent Johnson, Jr.—73.88 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts; Win at Northwest Collegiate

Clayton Moe, Jr.—77.22 SA; 6 starts

Jeremiah Oliver, Jr.—76.10 SA; 10 starts

Tyler Simpson, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Alex Williams, Soph.—75.43 SA; 1 top-5 in 10 starts

Incoming freshmen/transfers:

James Allenby, transfer from UTEP, junior eligibility

Scott Barton, Bend, Ore.

Paul Peterson, Salem, Ore.

Diego Velazquez, Colombia

__9. OREGON

Coach:__ Casey Martin, 1st year

NCAAs: DNP        Pac-10: 10th

Events: 11           Wins: 0

Top five: 0

Seniors/starters lost: 4 (Chris Dukeminier, Kyle Johnson, Gregg LaVoie, Justin St. Clair)

Opening tournament: Husky Invitational, Auburn, Wash., Sept. 25-26

Tentative list of returning players (Scoring average includes JV events):

Matt Amen, Sr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Landon Banks, Soph.—74.6 SA; 1 top-10 in 4 starts

Joey Benedetti, Jr.—74.0 SA; 1 top-10 in 10 starts

Eric Hastings, Sr.—78.7 SA; 3 starts

Andrew Leneve, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Matt Ma, Sr.—75.6 SA; 1 top-10 in 9 starts

Dustin Pewarchuk, Sr.—1 top-10 in 6 starts

Derek Sipe, Jr.—74.4 SA; 1 top-5 in 10 starts

Jay Snyder, Sr.–78.0 SA; 4 starts

Ted Whitney, Jr.—77.8 SA; 3 starts

Incoming freshmen:

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  1. WASHINGTON STATE

Coach:__ Walt Williams, 9th year

__NCAAs:__DNP        Pac-10:  9th

Events: 11          Wins: 0

Top five: 5

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (David Fern, Ryan Witz)

Opening tournament: Mean Green Invitational, Denton, Texas, Sept. 11-12

Returning players (scoring average includes one round at Inland Cup):

Chad Carlson, Sr.—79.1 SA; 4 starts

Kevin Chen, Sr.—75.1 SA; 1 top-10 in 9 starts

Chris Collins, Sr.—72.96 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts

Matt Fladwood, Jr.—78.75 SA; 3 starts

Jeff Langin, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Jordan Madison, Sr.—73.18 SA; 4 top-10s in 11 starts

Jordan Mason, Jr.—74.3 SA; 1 top-10 in 11 starts

Max Reinland, Soph.—78.25 SA; 4 starts

Eric Taylor, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Incoming freshmen:

Jordan Burns, Longview, Wash.

Xavier Dailey, Burlington, Wash.

Nick Grigsby, Spokane, Wash.

Kevin Tucker, Kennewick, Wash.____

WOMEN

__2006-07 outlook

Predicted champion:__ Arizona State

Predicted player of the year: Azahara Munoz, Arizona State

NCAA Regional bound: Arizona State, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Stanford, California, Washington

__2005-06 Accolades

Player of the year:__ Irene Cho, USC

Freshman of the year: Tiffany Joh, UCLA

Coach of the year: Melissa Luellen, Arizona State

Pac-10 medalist: Paige Mackenzie, Washington

All-Pac-10 First team:

Irene Cho, USC

Paige Mackenzie, Washington

Azahara Munoz, Arizona State*

Tiffany Joh, UCLA*

Jennifer Osborn, Arizona State*

Jane Park, UCLA

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__1. ARIZONA STATE

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NCAAs: 4th        Pac-10:  2nd

Events: 11        __ Wins:__ 2 (Northrup Grumman, Az. Wildcat Invite)

Top five: 10

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (Alissa Kuczka, Tiffany Tavee)

Opening tournament: Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, Albuquerque, Sept. 11-12

Returning players:

Lindsay Anderson, Sr.—77.94 SA; 6 starts

Charmaine Erasmus, Sr.—77.81 SA: 7 starts

Lisa Kelo, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Azahara Munoz, Soph.—73.03 SA; 8 top-10s in 10 starts

Jennifer Osborn, Soph.—73.46 SA; 5 top-10s in 11 starts; Win at Edean Ihlanfeldt

Danelle Perata, Sr.—81.1 SA; 3 starts

Brooke Todare, Jr.—76.83 SA; 4 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Juliana Murcia, Columbia

Anna Nordqvist, Sweden

Camila Sola, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Junior eligibility)

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  1. USC

__[#image: /photos/55ad7018add713143b4215e3]|||Southern_cal_logo_1|||Coach: Andrea Gaston, 13th year

NCAAs: 2nd       __ Pac-10:__  3rd

Events: 13        __  Wins:__ 3 (Kent Youel, Peg Barnard, Central Regional)

Top five: 10

Seniors/starters lost: 4 (Irene Cho, Tanya Dergal, Seiko Onoue, Allison Schauppner)

Opening tournament: Topy Cup, Japan, Sept. 5-6

Returning players:

Jackie Desmond, Jr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Veronica Felibert, Sr.—76.19 SA; 12 starts

Stephanie Hickerson, Jr.—77.5 SA; 1 start

Catalina Marin, Sr.—75.48 SA; 3 top-10s in 11 starts

Paola Moreno, Jr.—75.03 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts

Dewi-Claire Schreefel, Jr.—74.78 SA; 1 win, 4 top-10s in 12 starts; Win at NCAAs

Shelcie Takenouchi, Soph.—81.0 SA; 3 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Caroline Kim, Port Coquitlam, Canada

Belen Mozo, Spain (joins team in January 2007)

__3. UCLA

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NCAAs: 11th        Pac-10: Win

Events: 11        __   Wins:__ 4 (UNLV Collegiate, Guadalajara Invite, ASU Invite, Pac-10)

Top five: 9

Seniors/starters lost: 3 (Amie Cochran, Susie Mathews, Jane Park)

Opening tournament: Mason Rudolph Championship, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 15-17

Returning players:

Tiffany Joh, Soph.—73.1 SA; 4 top-5s, 5 top-10s in 9 starts

Hannah Jun, Sr.—73.6 SA; 2 top-10s in 5 starts; Win at UNLV Collegiate

Brianna Loyear, Jr.—80.8 SA; 3 starts (including JV)

Ryann O’Toole, Soph.—77.8 SA: 7 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Lalita Boonnappornkul, North Hollywood, Fla.

Sydnee Michaels, Temecula, Calif.

__4. ARIZONA

Coach:__ Greg Allen, 7th year

NCAAs: 17th        Pac-10: 5th

Events: 11        __   Wins:__ 0

Top five: 3

Seniors/starters lost: 4 (Lani Elston-Marshall, Lauren Espinosa, Cassandra Kirkland, Whitney Welch)

Opening tournament: Mason Rudolph Championship, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 15-17

Returning players (includes JV starts):

Rachel Gavin, Sr.—78.57 SA; 1 top-10 in 7 starts

Brooke Schneider, Soph.—80.72 SA; 4 starts

Sommer Scholl, Soph.—77.93 SA; 10 starts

Marisa Smith, Soph.—81.0 SA; 5 starts

Amanda Wilson, Soph.—76.45 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts

Adriana Zwanck, Soph.—74.6 SA; 2 top-10s in 8 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Brittany Benvenuto, Langhorne, Pa.

Mary Jacobs, Godfrey, Ill. (transfer from Tulane)

Emily Mason, Highland, Calif.

Alison Walshe, Westford Mass. (transfer from Tulane)

__5. STANFORD

Coach:__ Caroline O’Connor, 12th year

NCAAs: T-13        Pac-10:  7th

Events: 12            Wins: 0

Top five: 3

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (Kelly Husted, Stephanie Lue)

Returning players:

Mari Chun, Soph.—75.6 SA; 2 top-10s in 10 starts

Ki-Shui Liao, Soph.—78.4 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts

Saana Rapakko, Sr.—78.6 SA; 2 starts

Jenna Seki, Sr.—76.4 SA; 1 top-10 in 2 starts

Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, Sr.—75.3 SA; 3 top-10s in 11 starts

Lauren Todd, Sr.—76.2 SA; 9 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Angela King, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Catherine Wang, Renton, Wash.

__6. CALIFORNIA

Coach:__ Nancy McDaniel, 12th year

NCAAs: 5th        Pac-10: 4th

Events: 12      __   Wins:__ 0

Top five: 7

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (Sofie Andersson, Sophia Sheridan)

Opening tournament: Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic, Fort Collins, Colo., Sept. 11-12

Returning players:

Enu Chung, Jr.—79.4 SA; 7 starts

Allison Goodman, Soph.—75.7 SA; 1 top-10 in 11 starts

Danielle Nash, Sr.—85.7 SA; 1 start

Jen Sanders, Jr.—80.4 SA; 3 starts

Mika Takayama, Sr.—76.5 SA; 11 starts

Shannon Yocum, Soph.—79.0 SA; 11 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Christina Frick, Jonkoping, Sweden

Sofia Janer, Bogota, Columbia

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  1. WASHINGTON

Coach:__ Mary Lou Mulflur, 25th year

NCAAs: T-6        Pac-10:  6th

Events: 12        __  Wins:__ 0

Top five: 2

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (Sung Ea Lee, Paige Mackenzie)

Opening tournament: Nittany Lion Invitational, University Park, Pa., Sept. 22-23

Returning players:

Ashley Bickerton, Sr.—81.33 SA; 4 starts

Molly Boyle, R-Fr.—Did not play in 2005-06 season

Courtney McCracken, Sr.—78.43 SA; 9 starts

Amber Prange, Sr.—75.82 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts

Kim Shin, Jr.—82.25 SA; 9 starts

Amy Wang, Sr.—82.0 SA; 3 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Molly Aronsson, Shelburne, Vt.

Christina Yoon, Erobicoke, Ontario, Canada

__8. WASHINGTON STATE

Coach:__ Walt Williams, 9th year

__NCAAs:__DNP        Pac-10: 9th

Events: 11        __   Wins:__ 0

Top five: 5

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (Anastasia Kostina, Ami Larson, Stephanie Parsley)

Opening tournament: Salbasgeon Suites Invitational, Corvallis, Ore., Sept. 18-19

Returning players (scoring averages include one round in Inland Cup):

Jessica Black, Soph.—80.1 SA; 8 starts

Tracy Broders, Jr.—79.6 SA; 1 top-10 in 11 starts

Amy Eneroth, Soph.—76.0 SA; 4 top-10s in 11 starts

Brooke Henderson, Jr.—80.7 SA; 6 starts

Heather O’Leary, Sr.—80.0 SA; 2 starts

Haley Parsons, Soph.—82.2 SA; 5 starts

Mandy Parsons, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Incoming freshmen:

Molly Fuhs, Spokane, Wash.

Allison Travis, Eagle, Idaho

__9. OREGON STATE

Coach:__ Rise Lakowske, 21st year

NCAAs: DNP       __ Pac-10:__ 8th

Events: 12        __  Wins:__ 0

Top five: 3

Seniors/starters lost: 1 (Leah Whiting)

Opening tournament: Salbasgeon Suites Invitational, Corvallis, Ore., Sept. 18-19

Returning players:

Martha Burkard, Soph.—82.79 SA; 9 starts

Jillian Ferrante, Sr.—76.85 SA; 12 starts

Jessi Gebhardt, Jr.—79.18 SA; 12 starts

Sara Natwick, Soph.—80.36 SA; 5 starts

Anna Rosvall, Sr.—83.4 SA; 5 starts

Julianna Uhrik, Jr.—76.59 SA; 1 top-10 in 12 starts

Incoming freshman:

Lauren Archer, Boise, Idaho

__10. OREGON

Coach:__ Shannon Rouillard, 8th year

NCAAs: DNP        Pac-10:  10th

Events: 9             Wins: 1 (Illini Spring Classic

Top five: 2

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (Erin Andrews, Michelle Timpani)

Opening tournament: Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, Albuquerque, Sept. 11-12

Returning players:

Kim McCready, Sr.—75.7 SA; 4 starts

Therese Wenslow, Sr.—77.7 SA; 1 top-5 in 9 starts

Victoria Wenslow, Jr.—78.0 SA; 1 top-10 in 9 starts

Cathryn Bristow, Soph.—75.4 SA; 3 top-10s in 9 starts; Wins at OSU Invite, Illini Spring Classic

Blair Ressler, Soph.—84.8 SA; 2 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Kate Hildahl, Tualatin, Ore.

Felicia Eastick, Australia

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