Greg Harisis Named Preseason All-West Coast Conference

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – With the start of the season less than two weeks away, Santa Clara baseball had one player named to the Preseason All-West Coast Conference Team Feb. 6. Junior INF/OF Greg Harisis was one of 10 position players honored by the league's coaches. The league's nine coaches picked San Diego as the league champions.

"It's a big honor to make the preseason All-WCC team and be mentioned among some very good players," said Harisis. "I am just hoping to do whatever I can for the team as we strive for the WCC title this season."

"Individual recognition is nice and we're happy for Greg, but that doesn't help our collective goal of winning a championship," said Santa Clara head coach Dan O'Brien. "Our guys are all about the guys next to them more than their own success. It's all about the dog-pile at the end of the year."

Last season Harisis started as a reserve but forced his way into the starting lineup with his bat. He led the Broncos with a .398 batting average to go along with a .464 on-base percentage and .488 slugging percentage. He collected eight doubles, one home run, 13 RBI and scored 30 runs. On the bases Harisis went 6-9 on stolen bases. His performance landed him a spot on the First-Team All-WCC list last season.

2013 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL

Team (First Place Votes)

Points

San Diego (6)

62

Pepperdine (2)

53

Gonzaga (1)

49

Loyola Marymount

47

San Francisco

39

BYU

24

Portland

19

Santa Clara

16

Saint Mary's

15

2013 PRESEASON ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM

Player

School

Yr.

Pos.

Kris Bryant

San Diego

Jr.

3B/1B

Andrew Daniel

San Diego

So.

IF

Austin Davidson

Pepperdine

So.

IF

Clayton Eslick

LMU

Jr.

INF

Turner Gill

Portland

Jr.

IF/OF

Marco Gonzales

Gonzaga

Jr.

IF

Greg Harisis

Santa Clara

Jr.

IF/OF

Matt Lowenstein

LMU

Sr.

OF

Justin Maffei

San Francisco

Sr.

OF

Colton Plaia

LMU

Sr.

C

 

Pitcher

School

Yr.

P

Abe Bobb

San Francisco

Jr.

RHP

Marco Gonzales

Gonzaga

Jr.

LHP

Trevor Megill

LMU

So.

RHP

Travis Radke

Portland

So.

LHP

Colin Welmon

LMU

So.  RHP