PROVO — The West Coast Conference announced its postseason awards today. St. Mary's junior guard Matthew Dellavedova was named the 2011-2012 WCC Player of the Year.
Dellavedova led the Gaels to their first regular season conference title since 1989. Dellavedova was 3rd in the WCC in scoring with 16.4 points a game and 6th in assists with 6.6 per contest.
Two Gonzaga basketball players walked away with postseason hardware. Senior Rob Sacre earned WCC Defensive Player of the Year honors while freshman point guard Kevin Pangos was awarded the WCC Newcomer of the Year.
Loyola Marymount head coach Max Good was named the WCC Coach of the year after leading the Lions to a 19 win season which included victories over three Top 25 teams.
In addition to the individual awards, the West Coast Conference named their All-Conference Team. BYU's Brandon Davies and Noah Hartsock were the only Cougars named to the All-Conference Team. BYU freshman guard Matt Carlino was a Conference Honorable mention.
The rest of the All-WCC Team were Rob Sacre, Kevin Pangos and Elias Harris from Gonzaga, Angelo Caloiaro from San Francisco, Rob Jones and Matthew Dellavedova from St. Mary's, as well as Drew Viney and Anthony Ireland from LMU.
BYU guard Matt Carlino was one of five freshmen named to the All-West Coast Conference Freshman Team. Joining Carlino on the team was Gary Bell Jr. and Kevin Pangos from Gonzaga, Johnny Dee ffrom San Diego and St. Mary's Brad Waldow.
2011-12 West Coast Conference Player of the Year
Matthew Dellavedova, Jr., G, Saint Mary's
2011-12 West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the
Rob Sacre, Sr., C, Gonzaga
2011-12 West Coast Conference Newcomer of the Year
Kevin Pangos, Fr., G, Gonzaga
2011-12 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year
Max Good, Loyola Marymount
2011-12 All-West Coast Conference Team
|Angelo Caloiaro||Sr.||F||San Francisco|
|Matthew Dellavedova||Jr.||G||Saint Mary's|
|Anthony Ireland||So.||G||Loyola Marymount|
|Rob Jones||Sr.||F||Saint Mary's|
|Drew Viney||Sr.||F||Loyola Marymount|
2011-12 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION
Perris Blackwell (San Francisco); Matt Carlino (BYU); Johnny Dee (San Diego); Rashad Green (San Francisco); Stephen Holt (Saint Mary's); Corbin Moore (Pepperdine)
2011-12 All-West Coast Conference Freshman Team
|Gary Bell, Jr.||G||Gonzaga|
|Johnny Dee||G||San Diego|
|Brad Waldow||F||Saint Mary's|