Five Toreros Earn All-WCC Accolades
USDTOREROS.COM Ali Troost.  (Photo courtesy of
Ali Troost. (Photo courtesy of

Nov. 24, 2010

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The University of San Diego's Ali Troost earned the West Coast Conference Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year, making it the fourth time in the last five years that a San Diego player has taken home the award. The Toreros' Chloe Ferrari garnered Freshman of the Year honors, while Head Coach Jennifer Petrie was named Coach of the Year. Joining Troost and Ferrari on the All-WCC first-team was Amy Mahinalani DeGroot, and senior setter Kelsi Myers. Garnering All-WCC freshman team honors was C'era Oliveira and Ferrari.

Troost led the conference in kills per set (4.22) and ranked 22nd in the nation in kills with 384 this season. She also owned one of the top hitting percentages in the WCC with a .337 clip. Named the WCC Player of the Week five times this season, Troost was a pivotal part of San Diego's 13-1 record that brought the Toreros their seventh WCC Championship in program history.

Ferrari made an immediate impact on the floor, ranking eighth in the nation in hitting percentage (.417) to top the conference's stat category and set the USD single-season record for hitting percentage. The 6-2 freshman also tallied 277 kills for the Toreros this year and ended the conference season with a 29-kill, nine block performance to earn the season's final WCC Player of the Week selection.

Coach Petrie was selected WCC Coach of the Year for the third time in her career with San Diego. Under her leadership, the Toreros have become one of the top volleyball programs in the nation and have competed in eight NCAA tournaments over the last 10 years.

DeGroot also played a major role in helping lead USD to the WCC championship, as she was second on the team in kills with 335, while hitting for a .212 clip and she was a defensive gem for San Diego with 330 digs, good for second best on the team.



Myers, the team's primary setter, enjoyed another incredible campaign as she racked up 1,179 assists (12.41 aps), which led the WCC, and the 12.41 assists-per-set mark places her second in the nation in the category. Myers helped steer the USD offense to a .261 team attack percentage this season.

Oliveira had a break-out freshman campaign as she won the starting libero job in the summer and kept it all season long as one of USD's primary passers and key defensive specialist. Oliviera led the Toreros with 343 digs on the season, 3.65 digs-per-set, en route to her All-WCC freshman team selection.

San Diego now awaits Sunday's NCAA selection show on ESPNEWS at noon to learn where and who they will be playing next weekend in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

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