Zag Trio Earns Postseason All-WCC Recognitions
Nov. 7, 2017
Gotta was named All-WCC Second Team by the league's head coaches. She tied for fourth in the conference with five assists in her sophomore season. She added four goals and was fourth on the team with 13 points. Her five assists rank eighth in program history for most in a single season.
The San Diego, Calif. native, is the first Zag to be named to the conference's first or second team since Karley Baggerly earned second team honors in 2015. She was named to league's All-Freshman Team and honorable mention All-Conference last season.
Jencks was tabbed honorable mention All-Conference. She scored a team-high nine goals, the most by a Bulldog since Nanda McCormick found the back of the net nine times in 2005. Jencks' nine goals is tied for fifth in GU history for most goals in a single season. She added two assists and finished with 20 points, which ranks sixth in program history and fifth in the WCC this season. The redshirt sophomore took 57 shots in 2017, the seventh-most in GU history.
Thompson played a team-high 1,707 minutes in her first collegiate season and was named the conference's All-Freshman Team. She scored one goal and took three shots, but the Sumner, Wash. native, was key to the GU defense. She started all 19 matches in 2017, playing all but 34 minutes this season.
West Coast Conference regular season champion Pepperdine claimed four of five major awards, and the Waves combined with fellow NCAA Postseason team Santa Clara for 11 of 22 total spots on the 2017 All-WCC first and second teams.
Pepperdine's Bri Visalli earns WCC Player of the Year honors. Teammate Hailey Harbison was honored as the WCC Defensive Player of the Year and Brielle Preece was tabbed the WCC Goalkeeper of the Year, the second-consecutive season that a Wave has earned the honor. Santa Clara's Kelsey Turnbow makes it two straight years that a Bronco has been selected as the WCC Freshman of the Year. Pepperdine's Tim Ward collected WCC Coach of the Year honors for the fourth time in the last seven seasons, including the second consecutive year.
Player of the Year: Bri Visalli, Pepperdine
Defensive Player of the Year: Hailey Harbison, Pepperdine
Goalkeeper of the Year: Brielle Preece, Pepperdine
Freshman of the Year: Kelsey Turnbow, Santa Clara
Coach of the Year: Tim Ward, Pepperdine
2017 ALL-WCC WOMEN’S SOCCER FIRST TEAM
2017 ALL-WCC WOMEN’S SOCCER SECOND TEAM
2017 WCC WOMEN’S SOCCER HONORABLE MENTION
Gudrun Arnardottir, Santa Clara; Mikayla Colohan, BYU; Shelby Cormier, Loyola Marymount; Nadia Gomes, BYU; India Jencks, Gonzaga; Samantha Jehnings, San Francisco; Rachel Lusby, Portland; Miciah Madison, San Francisco; Charlee Pruitt, Loyola Marymount; Heather Seybert, Saint Mary’s; Autumn Smithers, San Francisco; Bryndis Run Thorolfsdottir, Pacific;
2017 ALL-WCC WOMEN’S SOCCER FRESHMAN TEAM
02/07/2018 - Carson Joins Gonzaga WSOC
02/07/2018 - Hale Joins Gonzaga WSOC
02/07/2018 - Maas Joins Gonzaga WSOC
02/07/2018 - Braun Joins Gonzaga WSOC
11/22/2017 - Helm Named Academic All-West Coast Conference
11/07/2017 - Zag Trio Earns Postseason All-WCC Recognitions
11/04/2017 - Zags End Season with 2-1 Setback at LMU