The West Coast conference volleyball schedule includes one member
school, BYU who received 728 votes which ranked them in the 13th spot
in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll.
San Diego, Pepperdine, St. Mary's were not ranked in the top 25 spots
but they did receive a significant amount of votes from coaches
recognizing them as possible contenders in the NCAA race during the
The 2013 WCC member schools are BYU, Pepperdine Waves, Gonzaga
Bulldogs, Loyola Marymount Lions, Pacific Tigers, Portland, St Mary's
Gaels, San Diego Toreros, San Francisco Dons and Santa Clara Dons.
Check out more information on the tournament schedules in the WCC.
BYU is expected to win the West Coast Conference this year.
BYU women’s volleyball officially began preparations for the 2017
season Tuesday with team practices.
The Cougars will continue to practice until their first scrimmage, the
Blue/White match, held Saturday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. MDT at the Smith
Fieldhouse. Admission is free for the public.
BYU looks to build off of a fifth-consecutive trip to the regional semifinals
of the NCAA tournament. The Cougars went 29-4 last season before
falling to eventual runners-up Texas. BYU went 16-2 in conference play,
winning its third-consecutive outright West Coast Conference title.
The Cougars return several starters from last year’s squad, including
started at some point last season.
The first official match of the season takes place at the Smith Fieldhouse
Friday, Aug. 25, at 12 p.m. MDT against Saint Louis, as the Cougars host
the BYU Invitational.
The Waves spend the first part of their preseason tournament
schedule at home with Delaware, Iona and Wisconsin coming to the
Malibu campus for the Pepperdine Asics Classic on August 30 - 31.
The Waves stay at home to host the Pepperdine Invitational with teams
from Virginia, Colorado State and UC Santa Barbara visiting the
Pepperdine campus on September 6 - 7.
The Bluegrass Battle is the first road trip is scheduled for September 13
- 14 with the Waves travelling to Kentucky to play against Louisville and
The first team the Waves play on the West Coast Conference volleyball
schedule is Santa Clara at home in the Firestone Fieldhouse on
Picked ninth in the WCC preseason poll, Gonzaga opens their season
with a trip to Portland to face Portland State, Boise State and
Washington in the Northwest Challenge on August 30 - 31.
Gonzaga hosts the Gonzaga Invitational on September 6 - 7 where
UNLV, Seattle and Arizona State come to visit the Charlotte Y. Martin
Centre for the weekend.
The next trip is to the Bobcat Classic in Bozeman, Montana to face
Montana State, South Dakota and Akron on September 13 - 14.
The Pacific Tigers are the first opponents on the West Coast
conference volleyball schedule for Gonzaga.
Coach Tom Black's LMU Lions are picked to finish fifth in the WCC
preseason poll and to open the season the Lions host the LMU
Invitational in the Gersten Pavilion on August 30 - 31 with opponents
from UCLA, Albany and North Texas coming to visit.
A trip to San Antonio is next on the calendar to face several Texas
teams at the University of Texas San Antonio Tournament on September
5 - 6 with opponents Texas A&M, Lamar and host University of Texas
The last tournament of the season for the Lions is called the LMU/Long
Beach State Dual a four-team three-day event co-hosted with the
49ers on September 12, 13 and 14 with teams from Seattle, College of
Charleston and co-hosts Long Beach State.
LMU's West Coast Conference volleyball schedule begins with a match
against San Francisco on September 19 in the Gersten Pavilion.
UOP is picked to finish seventh in the WCC preseason poll. They start
their preseason on the road at the Virginia Tech Invitational where they
face Virginia Tech, Towson, Michigan State and St. Francis.
The Pac-12 Network will televise the next match between rivals UOP
and Stanford at Stanford on September 4 followed by a trip to Portland
State for the Portland State Tournament on September 6 - 7 where
they face Oklahoma, Utah State and Host Portland State
Alex G. Spanos Center is the home volleyball court and location for
the Bankers Classic UOP's annual tournament with this year's guests UC
Riverside, Winthrop and San Jose State.
The first opponent on UOP's West Coast Conference volleyball schedule
is Gonzaga on September 19 on their home court.
The Pilots fly to Sin City for the UNLV Invitational on August 30 - 31
with visiting teams from Kansas State, Cal State Fullerton and UNLV.
The Chiles Center is the site of the annual Portland Nike Invitational on
September 6 - 7 with Wichita State, Utah State, Fresno State and
On September 13 - 14 the Portland Pilots host the North Harbour
Marriott Challenge with teams from Toledo, Oregon State, and UC Davis
coming to compete in the two day tournament.
Saint Mary's is the first opponent on the West Coast Conference
St. Mary's received 27 votes in the AVCA Coaches preseason poll and
were picked to finish third in the WCC preseason poll.
Jordan Shaw and Kristina Graven, WCC preseason team picks lead the
Gaels this year with a first stop at the Colorado Invitational on August
30 - 31.
The Gaels who finished third in the WCC in 2012, face Miami in the their
first game on their home volleyball court in McKeon Pavilion on
September 6 followed by another home match against Air Force on
The Gaels travel to the Midwest for the Nebraska Invitational, where in
three days, September 12 , 13 and 14 they face 10th ranked Nebraska,
15th ranked Iowa State and Dayton ranked 22nd in the AVCA Preseason
Portland is the first team on St. Mary's West Coast Conference
The Broncos have nine new freshmen joining nine returners for one week
of three-a-day practices, followed by one week od double day
practices before the Broncos start their preseason tournament schedule
on August 30 -31 with a trip to the Bulldog Invitational to face
CSUNorthridge, Rice and host Fresno State.
After another week of practice, the Broncos travel to Hawaii to face
11th ranked opponents UCLA, the 12th ranked Hawaii and New Mexico
On September 12 - 13 the Broncos travel to Cal Berkeley for the Cal
Invitational to compete against Cal Poly and Cal Berkeley.
On September 19 the Broncos play Pepperdine in Malibu and Loyola
Marymount in Los Angeles on the 20th which marks the first two events
on Santa Clara's West Coast Conference volleyball schedule.
Chosen to finish second in the WCC preseason coaches poll, the
Toreros who finished as last year's WCC co-champions go to the Aloha
State for the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational on August 30 -31
where they face UTEP, the top ranked team in the country the Texas
Longhorns and host 11 th ranked Hawai'i.
The Iowa State Challenge is next up on September 6 - 7 with Iowa
State and Iowa.
The Jenny Craig Pavilion is the site of the USD Tournament on
September 13 - 14 where UC Santa Barbara, Eastern Washington and
USC compete for first place.
The last preseason match is against cross town rival San Diego State
before the Toreros start their West Coast Conference volleyball
schedule with their first game against BYU on September 20.
The Lady Dons travel to Tennessee for the Blue Raider bash to battle
host Middle Tennessee State, North Carolina and Notre Dame.
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The Bay Area Challenge is next on September 6 - 7 with Long Beach
State, Air Force and Miami.
On September 13 - 14, the Aztec Invitational hosted by San Diego
State is the last tournament for the Toreros who face SMU,
Northeastern, Harvard and host San Diego State.
The LMU Lions are the first opponents on the Toreros West Coast
Conference volleyball schedule.
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