Loyola Marymount University women's volleyball players Savannah Slattery and Tess Reid were named to the 2019- All-West Coast Conference Volleyball First Team, while Emme Walters was named to the WCC All-Freshman team.
Slattery, a senior from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, led the WCC with a 3.74 average in kills per set in conference play.
"Savannah was one of the hardest people to stop offensively this year when she got her game going," said LMU coach Arron Mansfield. “She not only found ways to score points for our team, but she also carried a big load in serve receive."
Reid, an All-WCC choice in 2018, led the team in assists with 883 on the season and 455 in WCC play.
"Tess has an incredible ability to make those around her better," said Mansfield. "She competes as hard as anyone I've coached and developed a great ability to set an effective fast tempo offense which put our hitters into great positions to score."
Walters posted a .348 hitting percentage, the best on the team, and was among the best in the conference.
"Emme is one of the most improved players in our gym," said Mansfield. "Her ability and willingness to learn and try new things was a big factor in her developing into one of the best slide attackers in our conference. Emme has a bright future and we are excited to continue to build around her going forward."
Local Catholic high school graduates playing for other WCC schools also earned post-season honors, led by San Diego’s Grace Frohling, a graduate of Marymount High School, who was named WCC Freshman of the Year and to the All-WCC and All-Freshman first teams. The 6-foot-5 opposite hitter averaged 2.39 kills on a .259 attacking percentage.
Also named All-WCC first team were former Mater Dei HS star Shannon Scully and Grace’s older sister, Hannah Frohling, both of Pepperdine (Hannah attended high school in Oklahoma). Santa Clara sophomore Michelle Shafer, formerly of La Reina HS, was an honorable mention choice.
WCC All-Academic Team
LMU junior Megan Rice was named to the 2019 WCC All-Academic team, while Slattery and Reid earned honorable mention.
Rice, who carries a 3.87 GPA and is majoring in business, was limited to 18 matches due to injury, but still posted 193 kills, 14 service aces and 53 blocks. Slattery majors in marketing, Reid in studio arts.
To be considered for All-Academic recognition, athletes were required to have at least a 3.20 GPA, while being a significant contributor to the team and having at least a sophomore standing.
Also named to the All-Academic first team was Santa Clara sophomore Michelle Shafer, who has a 3.84 GPA. Her Bronco teammate, junior Gretchen Reinert from Santa Margarita High School, was an honorable mention choice.