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Bruins Second in Pac-12 Preseason Poll, Three Named All-Pac-12

Aug 18, 2021
Zoe Fleck, Mac May and élan McCall

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SAN FRANCISCO - The Bruins were picked second in the Pac-12 Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, as announced on Wednesday, while graduate student Mac May and seniors Zoe Fleck and élan McCall were named to the Preseason All-Pac-12 Team.

UCLA earned 101 points, 20 points behind preseason favorite Washington, one ahead of third-place Oregon and six points in front of fourth-place Stanford.

Last Spring, Fleck earned Pac-12 Libero of the Year honors, as well as AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, Volleyball Magazine Third Team All-American, AVCA First Team All-Region and All-Pac-12 First Team accolades. She led the Bruins and the conference with 4.39 digs per set, reaching double figures in digs in all 22 matches. Fleck surpassed 20 digs on five occasions, and was also second on the team with 19 service aces, recording at least one in 14 of 22 contests.

May was named AVCA Second Team and Volleyball Magazine Third Team All-American last season, leading the Bruins with 4.33 kills and 4.98 points per set to go with 30 service aces. She was also named AVCA First Team All-Region and All-Pac-12 First Team. May ranked 21st in the country in points per set and 26th in kills per set, also ranking second among Pac-12 players in kps and pps and fourth in aces per set (0.36). May posted double figures in kills in 21 of 22 contests last season, reaching the 20-mark on four occasions, adding four double-doubles, 13 block solos and multiple aces in nine contests.

McCall earned AVCA Pacific South All-Region Honorable Mention accolades, as well as All-Pac-12 First Team honors last season. She was second on the team with 2.83 kps and 2.34 dps, adding 17 service aces, which was tied for third. McCall led the Bruins with seven double-doubles, adding eight double-figure kills matches and 12 double-figure digs contests.

The Bruins open the Fall 2021 campaign on Sunday, Aug. 29 at UC Davis at 2 p.m.

Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Washington (11 first-place votes) - 121 pts.
2. UCLA - 101 pts.
3. Oregon - 100 pts.
4. Stanford (1 first-place vote) - 95 pts.
5. Washington State - 77 pts.
6. USC - 74 pts.
7. Utah - 66 pts.
8. Arizona - 44 pts.
9. Colorado - 39 pts.
10. California - 33 pts.
11. Arizona State - 30 pts.
12. Oregon State - 12 pts.

Preseason All-Pac-12 Team
Zoe Fleck, UCLA
Mac May, UCLA
élan McCall, UCLA

Brooke Botkin, USC
Samantha Drechsel, Washington
Dani Drews, Utah
Claire Hoffman, Washington
Magda Jehlarova, Washington State
Kendall Kipp, Stanford
Mima Mirkovic, California
Brooke Nuneviller, Oregon
Ella May Powell, Washington
Hannah Pukis, Washington State
Pia Timmer, Washington State