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Feb. 10, 2012

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The University of San Diego has been selected to win the 2012 West Coast Conference baseball championship in a preseason poll of theWCC's nine head coaches.  The Toreros earned five first-place votes and 59 overall points in the poll.  Last year's second place finisher, Gonzaga University, earned 57 points and picked up three first place votes in the annual survey.

The University of San Francisco, 2011 West Coast Conference champions, garnered a first place vote and tallied 51 points to finish third in the poll.  Loyola Marymount University captured 37 points to finish fourth.  Pepperdine University and Saint Mary's College - each with 30 points - tied for fifth, while West Coast Conference newcomer BYU was tabbed seventh with 28 points.    The University of Portland (23 points) and Santa Clara University (nine points) rounded out the poll.

In all, six of the nine WCC schools are represented on the preseason All-West Coast Conference team, led by Saint Mary's with five selections, and San Diego with four.  Ten members of this year's Preseason All-WCC Team were All-West Coast Conference selections last year, led by 2011 Co-Players of the Year Kris Bryant (San Diego) and Marco Gonzales (Gonzaga).

The 2012 season begins on Friday, February 17, with all nine West Coast Conference teams in action.  For a complete interactive schedule, please visit

The complete preseason poll and all-conference team follows.

Team (First Place Votes) Points
San Diego (5) 59
Gonzaga (3) 57
San Francisco (1) 51
Loyola Marymount 37
Pepperdine 30
Saint Mary's 30
BYU 28
Portland 23
Santa Clara 9
Kris Bryant, San Diego, So., 3B
Troy Channing, Saint Mary's, Sr., IF
Turner Gill, Portland, So., IF/OF
Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga, So., IF
Bryan Haar, San Diego, Sr., UTIL
Brenden Kalfus, Saint Mary's, Jr., OF
Corey LeVier, San Diego, Sr., 1B/OF
Matt Lowenstein, Loyola Marymount, Jr., OF
Joe Sever, Pepperdine, Jr., IF
Patrick Wisdom, Saint Mary's, Jr., INF
Martin Agosta, Saint Mary's, Jr., RHP
Kyle Barraclough, Saint Mary's, Sr., RHP
Dylan Covey, San Diego, So., RHP



Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga, So., LHP

Kyle Kraus, Portland, Sr., RHP

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San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
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2016 Celebration of Excellence
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Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
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Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
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Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
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2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
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The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
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MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
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USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
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USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
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UCLA Preview
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
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Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
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Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
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Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
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Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
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BYU Preview
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.

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City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park

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Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play

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Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences

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Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park

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Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99

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Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler

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CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN

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USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC

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Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game

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San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic

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Nevada Preview
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USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops

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Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell

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Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far

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WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day

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Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win

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Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner

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Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego

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Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season

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Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game

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Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win

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LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night

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ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare

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Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak

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Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015

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CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak

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Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second

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SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival

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WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win

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2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico

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Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
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Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
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Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
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2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


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