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Volleyball Places Five on All-WCC Teams

Nov. 25, 2003

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Toni Muratore, Becky Potter and Kelli Sousa all earned First Team All-West Coast Conference honors Tuesday morning while teammates Becky Biniek and Cassie Perret were each selected to the honorable mention squad. Voting was done by each of the eight coaches in the league.

"I am very excited for all five players to receive the accolades they did," said Wallace. "We had a very good season in league play and it is nice that they are being recognized for it. Each is very deserving of their award."

Potter's selection to the first team marks the third time in her career that she has garnered the award. The middle blocker from Clovis, Calif., was a member of the honorable mention team as a freshman following a season in which she was also selected as the league's Freshman of the Year. This year, as a senior, Potter finished third in the league in both points per game and hitting percentage, fifth in both kills and digs per game and seventh in blocks per game.

Sousa's selection is her second-straight to the first team after a sophomore season in which the setter from Oakland, Calif., earned honorable mention honors. The senior currently ranks sixth in the country in assists per game while her 14.57 assists per game in league play led the conference. She became only the fourth player in league history to amass 5,000 career assists and is currently third all-time in league history for career assists with her 5,091.

Toni Muratore earned her second selection to the All-WCC First Team.


Muratore's first team selection is the second in as many seasons played for the sophomore from Merced, Calif. She earned first team honors as a freshman in 2001 before having to redshirt last season due to an ankle injury suffered in the preseason. In 2003 Muratore transitioned from middle blocker to outside hitter and finished seventh in the league with her 4.07 kills per game average in league play.

Becky Biniek was an All-WCC honorable mention for the second-straight year.


Biniek, one of the team's tri-captains alongside Potter and Sousa, had another standout season for the Broncos giving her honorable mention accolades for the second-straight year. The middle blocker from Foster City, Calif., notched 2.25 kills and 1.04 blocks per game that helped the Broncos to a 11-3 mark in league play and their third-straight second place finish in the WCC.

Perret's honorable mention selection is the first of her young career. The sophomore outside hitter from Menlo Park, Calif., is currently third on the team with her 2.81 kills per game and 2.46 digs per game. Her 16 kill performance that came on a .500 hitting percentage helped propel SCU to a 3-2 victory over No. 16 Loyola Marymount on Saturday, ensuring the Broncos' second place finish.

Cassie Perret earned WCC postseason accolades for the first time in her career.


The five SCU players selected to the 2003 All-WCC teams marks the fourth-straight season that at least five players have received postseason honors from the league office. Potter's four-time selection makes her only the fourth player in SCU history to receive postseason conference honors in each of her four seasons on the Mission Campus. She joins former Bronco standouts Stacey MacDonough (1985-88), Julie Jamile (1987-90) and Lia Young (1990-93). Only Potter and Young have ever been named to the first team on three separate occasions.