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2007-08 outlook

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Predicted champion: Pepperdine

Predicted player of the year: Brian Locke, Loyola Marymount

Predicted freshman of the year: Andrew Putnam, Pepperdine

NCAA Regional bound: Pepperdine, San Diego, Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary's

Team on the rise: San Diego

Biggest question mark: Loyola Marymount

Wouldn't be surprised to see: Pepperdine emerge as a more consistent team than during the past few seasons.

Would be shocked to see: Saint Mary's senior Chadd Cocco not return to his status as one of the conference's best players after redshirting last season.

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2006-07 Accolades

Player of the year:__ Brian Locke, Loyola Marymount

Freshman of the year: Brandon Crick, Gonzaga

Coach of the year: Scott Hardy, Saint Mary's

WCC medalist: Brian Locke, Loyola Marymount

All-WCC First team:

Michael Barry, San Diego*

Jason D'Amore, Loyola Marymount*

Darrin Hall, San Diego*

Domingo Jojola, San Francisco*

Brian Locke, Loyola Marymount*

Mike McRae, Saint Mary's*

Robert McRae, Saint Mary's*

Eric Shriver, Pepperdine*

Dale Smith, San Diego*

Jong Yoon, Santa Clara

  • returns in 2007-08

2007-08 RANKING

  1. Pepperdine

  2. San Diego

  3. Loyola Marymount

  4. Saint Mary's

  5. Santa Clara

  6. San Francisco

  7. Portland

  8. Gonzaga

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2007-08 outlook

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Predicted champion: Pepperdine

Predicted player of the year: Taylore Karle, Pepperdine

Predicted freshman of the year: Taylore Karle, Pepperdine

NCAA Regional bound: Pepperdine, San Francisco

Team on the rise: San Francisco

Biggest question mark: Gonzaga

Wouldn't be surprised to see: San Francisco senior Jessica Potter make a good run at ending a six-year streak of WCC medalists coming from Pepperdine.

Would be shocked to see: Any team other than Pepperdine win the team title for a seventh straight year.

__2006-07 Accolades

Player of the year:__ Misun Cho, Pepperdine

Freshman of the year: Misun Cho, Pepperdine

Coach of the year: Laurie Gibbs, Pepperdine

WCC medalist: Misun Cho, Pepperdine

All-WCC First team:

Jayvie Agojo, Pepperdine*

Leanne Bowditch, Pepperdine*

Misun Cho, Pepperdine

Taryn Kuida, Portland*

Nicole Montgomery, Pepperdine*

Mary Kate Morgan, Gonzaga

Kristin Nichols, San Francisco

Jessica Potter, San Francisco*

Christina Stockton, San Francisco*

Eileen Vargas, Pepperdine

  • returns in 2007-08

2007-08 RANKING

  1. Pepperdine

  2. San Francisco

  3. Santa Clara

  4. Portland

  5. Gonzaga

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