Oregon senior Erin Boley was named to the 15-player preseason all-conference team while Oregon was picked to finish the 2020-21 season in the top three in the Pac-12.
Boley is the lone returning starter for the Ducks.
She attended Elizabethtown High School and was Gatorade Player of the Year during her senior season with the Lady Panthers.
Oregon sophomore Sedona Prince also was named to the first team along while sophomore Jaz Shelley and juniors Taylor Chavez and Taylor Mikesell received honorable mention after being named on four or more ballots for the preseason all-conference team.
The Ducks lead the conference with five players appearing on at least four ballots.
Oregon was picked to tie for second with Arizona this season by the league’s coaches while being projected to finish third behind the Wildcats by the media, with Stanford the preseason favorite to win the conference in both polls. The Ducks enter 2020-21 with hopes of capturing a fourth straight regular-season conference championship.
The Ducks are one of five Pac-12 teams ranked in the preseason AP top-25 poll at No. 10, along with No. 2 Stanford, No. 7 Arizona, No. 9 UCLA and No. 18 Oregon State. The Bruins and Beavers were picked to finish fourth and fifth in the league, respectively, by both the coaches and the media.
Prince is set to make her collegiate debut after sitting out 2019-20 following her transfer from Texas. Chavez – the 2020 Pac-12 sixth player of the year – and Shelley will see their roles expand after playing well as the first two players off the bench last season, and Mikesell adds another shooter to Oregon’s offense following two years at Maryland.