Kelsey Harbin and Maddie Secco have earned roster spots with their respective U21 women's field hockey national teams and will compete in the Junior World Cup in late July.
Held every four years, the Junior World Cup represents the top international event for elite field hockey athletes under the age of 21. The tournament runs July 27-Aug. 4 in Monchengladbach, Germany.
Harbin, a rising junior who was a member of the third-place USA squad at the Junior Pan American Championships last September in Guadalajara, Mexico, is one of 18 players on the U.S. team.
Harbin's selection process for the Junior World Cup team spanned over four events, including the Women's National Championship, U-21 Women's National Championship, Futures Elite Championship and National Futures Championship. From the four events, 34 players were selected to attend Junior National Camp before the final squad was trimmed to 18, plus three replacement athletes.
A sophomore-to-be, Secco locked up a spot on Canada's roster, following an intense preparation period that included performances in the National Identification and Development Camp, U21 Argentinian Training Camp & Test Series and Senior Nationals.
Secco, who joined Harbin in participating in last September's Junior Pan American Championships, also has an opportunity to eventually represent her country at the 2014 Women's World Cup.
The Junior World Cup features 16 teams split into four pools of four teams each. Following pool play, teams will either move into a placement round for the bottom eight finishers or advance to the quarterfinal, semifinal and final round.
The U.S. has been placed in Pool A, featuring the Netherlands, Korea and Ghana. The Americans will open against Korea on July 27.
Canada is in Pool B, along with Argentina, China and South Africa. The first match for Canada will come against Argentina on July 27.
Stanford sophomore-to-be Nolan Paige earned a chance to qualify for the U.S. Open last week and will participate in the U.S. Open National Playoffs at Yale beginning Aug. 16.
Paige beat 35-year-old former pro Jayman Crabb, 6-4, 6-4, in the finals of the Section Qualifying held at Yale. Crabb, from Australia, has a 232-201 career record.
Paige could run into Menlo School grad Andrew Ball, who won the Northern California qualifying tournament with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over York School senior Joshua Pompan in Salinas.
Stanford grad Bradley Klahn, a former NCAA singles champion, started the week with a career-best ranking of 178. He lost his first round qualifying match at Wimbledon, 6-2, 1-6, 9-7, to Canada's Filip Peliwo.
Klahn won his first professional career singles title at the Costa Mesa Pro Classic in March, a week after reaching his first final at the USTA Men's Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas.
Stanford products Mallory Burdette and Nicole Gibbs, who have a combined four NCAA singles and/or doubles titles to their credit, also opened the week with their career-high singles ranking.
Burdette, who lost her first-round match in the main draw at Wimbledon in three sets, is currently ranked No. 68.
Gibbs, who lost her first-round match in the qualifying draw at Wimbledon to eventual qualifier Yvonne Meusburger, is currently ranked No. 172.
Pinewood and Stanford grad Lejla Hodzic reached the finals of the U.S. Open qualifying tournament in Salinas.
Stanford's Josh Huestis and Chasson Randle will not be traveling to the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
Huestis was among the first group of players cut from the roster, while Randle was the final cut on Saturday.
Stanford assistant coach Brett McClure was named the associate head coach of the California men's gymnastics team Friday.
McClure makes the trip across the Bay after three years at Stanford under head coach Thom Glielmi. McClure helped lead the team to a 57-19 record and a third-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships.
McClure earned a national championship with the Cardinal during his inaugural season in 2011 - Stanford's 100th NCAA title. He was named the National Assistant Coach of the Year for that season.
"Obviously, we're very sorry to see Brett go, he's done a great job here and will be greatly missed," Glielmi said. "I'm happy for Brett and the opportunities that head coaching position will provide him. Berkeley will be back on the national stage in a short time with Brett at the helm."
Before arriving at Stanford, McClure spent four years as an assistant coach at the U.S. Air Force Academy.