Stanford midfielder Hannah Farr and goalkeeper Lyndsey Munoz were named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation after helping the Cardinal go 3-0 on the road last week, including lacrosse victories at No. 11 Towson and No. 14 Georgetown.
Munoz, from Crofton, Md., made a crucial save in overtime to help Stanford win at Georgetown. With the score tied in the first overtime, Georgetown drew a free-position, but Munoz made the save to keep Stanford alive, and the Cardinal won in the second overtime.
Munoz had eight saves in that game, and nine against Towson, for 17 total saves of 34 shots faced on the East Coast.
Stanford has named 35-year coaching veteran Duane Akina as its new assistant coach for defensive backs in an announcement made Monday afternoon.
Akina comes to Stanford from the University of Texas, where he spent the last 13 seasons on the defensive side of the ball and developing an impressive number of NFL defensive backs. Akina has coached three Thorpe Award winners, six Thorpe finalists and 28 defensive backs to have played in the NFL.
Akina's secondary helped Texas rank among the nation's top 10 in pass defense six times and featured consecutive Thorpe Award winners in Michael Huff (2005) and Aaron Ross (2006) to go along with two finalists in Earl Thomas (2009) and Quentin Jammer (2001) and 14 first-team All-Big 12 picks. Eleven of the Texas DBs he has tutored are currently in the NFL. Akina earned titles of assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator during his stay in Austin.
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