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NWC women’s soccer coaches tab Whitworth for second place

Northwest Conference women’s soccer coaches selected Whitworth to finish in second place in their preseason poll.

The Pirates picked up 56 points and one first-place vote. Nine-time champion Puget Sound earned 69 points.

Whitworth returns senior first-team All-NWC selections Callie Bergstrom (goalkeeper), Anisa Babar (defender) and Sarah Berentson (forward).

Men’s soccer

West Coast Conference coaches, in their preseason poll, predicted that Gonzaga will finish in a tie for last place.

The Zags earned nine points in the poll. Favored Loyola Marymount received 36 points.

GU sophomore midfielder James Matern made the preseason All-WCC team.