Stanford junior Kelsey Harbin was named a 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-American, the sport's highest honor, as announced Monday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
Harbin had a strong junior campaign and was named the 2013 NorPac West Player of the Year, a NorPac West All-Conference selection and a two-time NorPac West Defensive Player of the Week. She anchored the Stanford defense that allowed just 19 goals in 21 games, and recorded 10 shutouts. Stanford finished with a 0.88 goals-against average and a .808 save percentage.
Harbin was also an offensive force, leading Stanford with 47 shots and recording 22 points on seven goals and eight assists.
Harbin earned Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region First Team honors for the second consecutive year in 2013. Teammates Hope Burke, Alex McCawley and Maddie Secco also received All-Region recognition.
Stanford finished the season 16-5, claiming its fifth consecutive NorPac West regular season title and appearing in its eighth straight NorPac Championship final.
The Cardinal played one of the nation's toughest schedules and boasted one of the top defenses in the country. Stanford went 4-3 against top-20 opponents, with three of its wins coming on the road, and was ranked in the top-five in the NCAA in goals-against average and save percentage for nearly the entire season.
The Cardinal spent each week ranked 13th or higher in the coaches' poll, including a No. 6 ranking for two consecutive weeks.
Stanford senior Chiney Ogwumike was voted the Pac-12 Player of the Week for a third time this season.
Ogwumike led No. 6 Stanford to the Hardwood Tournament of Hope title last week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, averaging 25.3 points and 11.0 rebounds, while also shooting 78.0 percent (32-for-41) from the field over the Cardinal's 3-0 outing.
Ogwumike posted a pair of double-doubles in wins over Florida Gulf Coast and South Dakota State, topping out with 29 points on Thursday against the Jackrabbits and 13 rebounds Wednesday against the Eagles.
Her 27 points on 11-for-13 shooting against FGC helped Hall of Fame head coach Tara VanDerveer claim her 900th-career victory. Against No. 16/22 Purdue, Ogwumike went 9-for-11 from the field and scored a game-high 22 points to open the tournament.
It is Ogwumike's Pac-12-record 12th player of the week honor and Stanford's 93rd all-time. It is ASU's first-ever freshman of the week nod.
Incoming Stanford freshman Elizabeth Price claimed her second consecutive title in Stuttgart, Germany, this past weekend at the 2013 DTB World Cup.
Price earned the all-around title, finishing with a 58.032 to place ahead of Romania's Larisa Iordache (57.998) and Italy's Vanessa Ferrari (56.866).
Price scored a competition-best 15.700 on vault, and had strong performances on uneven bars (14.466), floor exercise (14.366) and balance beam (13.500).
It was the second title Price earned at the event in Stuttgart after claiming the top spot in 2012. Price will compete this coming weekend at the World Cup in Glasgow, Scotland, where she will look to repeat as a champion after claiming the 2012 title.
Price signed a National Letter of Intent in mid-November to join the Cardinal in 2014-15. She boasts a wealth of national and international experience and was named an alternate to the U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics. It was the first gold-medal finish for the U.S. since 1996.
Price finished fourth at the 2012 Olympic Trials after hitting each of her eight routines.
Price will join a Stanford team that enters the 2014 season having competed in 10 NCAA Championships in 13 years, made 30 consecutive NCAA Regional appearances and accumulated 96 All-America honors (including 75 since 2002). The Cardinal is one of seven teams in the nation to make six Super Six appearances in the past 12 years (2002-13).
Stanford middle blocker Inky Ajanaku has been selected as the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week.
Ajanaku averaged 4.29 kills and 5.21 points per set on a .489 hitting percentage as Stanford swept Arizona on the road before defeating California in four sets at home last week. Stanford closed out the regular season with a 24-5 overall record and second-place finish in the Pac-12 (17-3).
At Arizona, Ajanaku had a season-high 15 kills on a .565 attack percentage. She also led all players against the Wildcats with seven blocks as the Cardinal recorded its 19th sweep of the season. At home against Cal, she again registered 15 kills for Stanford as the team notched its fourth-consecutive win over the Golden Bears.
Ajanaku earns the second weekly award from the Pac-12 in her career after earning Freshman of the Week honors last season. She is the third Cardinal player to be recognized this season. Stanford paces the conference with 88 weekly awards all-time.
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