Soos is MVP of WSC North; Vaqs to host Canyons
By Dave Loveton, sports information
Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010
Soos earns MVP honor
SBCC seeded No. 5, will host Canyons in playoffs
SBCC setter Kelsey Soos has been named MVP of the WSC North in a vote of the conference coaches. The sophomore from Santa
Ynez High ranks third in the 13-team WSC in aces (37) and fourth in assists (492), despite missing three matches with an injury.
Soos was a first-team choice last year when the Vaqueros went 21-3 and tied the school record for victories.
Santa Barbara was 9-1 in conference play and shared its second straight WSC title with Moorpark. SBCC (20-5) was seeded No. 5 for the Southern Cal Regional and will host No. 12 Canyons (14-9), which tied for second in the WSC South, on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Cypress (21-4) was seeded first in the 16-team regional, followed by L.A. Pierce and El Camino.
Santa Barbara has won six straight matches and 12 of 13. The Vaqueros are 6-0 at home this year and 22-1 in their last 23 at the Sports Pavilion.
Eight SBCC players were named to the All-WSC North team, including five sophomores on the first team.
The first-team choices were outside hitters Allyson Porter and Antonia Antes and middle blockers Jenn Waddill and Nicole Bergmann. Porter was No. 3 in the WSC in kills (263) while Antes was No. 7 in kills (225) and hitting percentage (.293).
Soos and Porter were also two of six players on the All-Southern Cal team.
Waddill, a two-time first-team selection from San Marcos High, was No. 1 in hitting percentage at .455 and Bergmann was third at .351. Bergmann ranked first in solo blocks (33) with Waddill third at 29.
Liberos Hillary Tomas and Piper Obradovich made the second team. Tomas is No. 6 in digs with 294. Danielle Stewart, who had eight aces in a crucial three-game sweep of Moorpark on Nov. 12, was honorable mention.
Julie Molina of Hancock was named Coach of the Year.