May 18, 2001

Five Broncos Named to All-West Coast Conference Teams

May 18, 2001

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Five Santa Clara baseball players were named to the All-West Coast Conference teams, the league announced today. Leading the list is sophomore outfielder Jack Headley, who was named a first team member. Senior designated hitter Matt Queen and sophomore left-hand pitcher Joe Diefenderfer were named to the second team while honorable mention honors were awarded to senior short stop Mike Theoharis and senior right-hand reliever Jim DeMartini.

Headley batted .379 in WCC play, the sixth highest mark in the league. He added 44 hits and 10 stolen bases. Queen batted .344 with a conference-leading totals in doubles (16) and RBI (38). Theoharis batted .331 in WCC action with eight doubles, seven home runs and 27 RBI.

On the mound, Diefenderfer compiled a 4-4 WCC record, with a 4.56 ERA in 71 innings. He struck out a team-leading 49 conference batters. DeMartini, was unscored upon in his first nine WCC appearances. In 21.2 innings pitched, he was 2-0 with one save and a 1.25 ERA.

The Broncos completed their season last weekend with a 23-33 mark, tying with Gonzaga as Coast Division co-leaders with matching 17-13 WCC records.

WCC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dan Haren, Pepperdine
WCC PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Noah Lowry, Pepperdine
WCC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Joey Prast, San Diego
WCC COACH OF THE YEAR: Steve Hertz, Gonzaga

FIRST TEAM
NAME SCHOOL POS YR HOMETOWN
Kris Zacuto** Loyola Marymount C JR Westchester, Calif.
Jared Pitney# Pepperdine 1B SR Scottsdale, Ariz.
Dan Garcia**# Pepperdine 2B JR San Bernardino, Calif.
Taggert Bozied*** San Francisco 3B SR Denver, Colo.
Tony Garcia Pepperdine SS JR Temecula, Calif.
Tom Caple San Diego UT SO San Diego, Calif.
Barry Matthews**# Gonzaga DH SR Northridge, Calif.
Dane Ball Pepperdine OF SR Las Vegas, Nev.
Jack Headley Santa Clara OF SO Gilroy, Calif.
Woody Cliffords Pepperdine OF JR West Hills, Calif.
Jared Hertz Gonzaga OF SR La Verne, Calif.
Noah Lowry# Pepperdine P JR Ojai, Calif.
Dan Haren Pepperdine P JR West Covina, Calif.
Ricky Barrett San Diego P SO W. Sacramento, Calif.

*Times an All-WCC First Team Pick
#Unanimous choice

SECOND TEAM
NAME SCHOOL POS YR HOMETOWN
Kevin Richardson Gonzaga C JR Bellingham, Wash.
Nate Gold Gonzaga 1B JR Centerville, Utah
Eric Rodland Gonzaga 2B SO Snohomish, Wash.
Greg Sain San Diego 3B J R Torrance, Calif.
Josh Harris San Diego SS JR Calabasas, Calif.
Eric Hull Portland UT JR Selah, Wash.
Matt Queen Santa Clara DH SR Saratoga, Calif.
Joe Lima San Diego OF JR San Diego, Calif.
Jeramy Janz San Francisco OF JR Fresno, Calif.
Joe Diefenderfer Santa Clara P SO San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Jesse Foppert San Francisco P JR San Rafael, Calif.
Sean Lichter Gonzaga P SO Glendale, Ariz.
David Hixson Gonzaga P SR Vancouver, Wash.

HONORABLE MENTION
PEPPERDINE: Jay Adams, Rock Mills
PORTLAND: Matt Hollod
SAINT MARY'S: Tim Spooner, Mark Teahen, Brett Wayne, Mike Byer
SAN DIEGO: Mike McCoy, Jason Marian, Joey Prast
SAN FRANCISCO: Armand Gaerlen
SANTA CLARA: Mike Theoharis, Jim DeMartini