Healy named to preseason all-WCC team, Zags selected 4th in WCC preseason rankings

Healy selected to all-conference team, Zags selected No. 4 in preseason rankings
Credit: Gonzaga Athletics

SPOKANE, Wash,  — Gonzaga University is starting school in the next few weeks, which means another soccer season is just around the corner.

GU women’s soccer forward Erin Healy was named to the preseason All-WCC team, which was voted on by the 10 head coaches in the WCC. Coaches are not allowed to rank themselves or other players.

Healy Erin Byu On Field

Credit: Gonzaga Athletics

Gonzaga women's soccer player Erin Healy was named to the All-WCC preseason team

Healey was on Second Team All-West Region and First Team All-WCC last year. She had eight goals in WCC play, the eighth most in the league, which saw the Zags finish in fourth place.

For the third year in a row, the Bulldogs have been voted as the fourth in the WCC preseason poll. This matches the best ranking the team has seen since 2006, when they were ranked No. 3 in the preseason polls.

Last season was a historic year for the Bulldogs, winning a program-record of 15 games. The Zags held their opponents scoreless in 12 games last year, scoring 47 goals, adding 39 assists, 387 shots and 196 shots on goal, all of which were single-season records.

BYU, Santa Clara and Pepperdine are the three teams ahead of the Zags in the preseason polls. BYU and Santa Clara are No. 3 and No. 5 respectively in the preseason national rankings from United Soccer Coaches Polls.