Spacciapolli Named to Preseason All-WCC Squad
Aug. 11, 2010
MALIBU, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's soccer team was picked for a fourth-place finish in the West Coast Conference after a preseason vote of the league's coaches, the WCC announced today. Additionally, junior midfielder Michelle Spacciapolli was named to the preseason All-WCC squad.
Pepperdine opens the 2010 season a week from Friday (August 20) with a home match against Fresno State at 3 p.m. The Waves went 11-7-1 last season and tied for fourth place in the conference.
Spacciapolli (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic HS/Boston College) was an All-WCC second team selection last season, her first at Pepperdine after transferring in. She was second on the team with nine points after scoring four goals and recording one assist.
The predicted order of finish in the WCC preseason poll went as follows: Portland, Santa Clara, San Diego, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary's, Gonzaga and San Francisco.
The full preseason All-WCC team consists of Kendra Chandhoke (Portland), Danielle Foxhoven (Portland), Julie Gallaudet (LMU), Bianca Henniger (Santa Clara), Sheridan Jones (Gonzaga), Stephanie Ochs (San Diego), Sophie Schmidt (Portland), Michelle Spacciapolli (Pepperdine), Allie Vernon (Santa Clara), Keelin Winters (Portland) and Jackie Zinke (San Diego).