If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Stanford women trim the Huskies in Pac-12 volleyball]]> Freshman Kathryn Plummer recorded a season-high 18 kills and the ninth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team earned its first win over Washington in Seattle since 2012. The Cardinal moved to 9-2 overall and 3-0 in the Pac-12 with a 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 17-25, 15-9 victory over the Huskies on Wednesday night.]]> <![CDATA[Ledecky is named Female Athlete of the Olympic Games]]> Stanford freshman Katie Ledecky was named Female Athlete of the Olympic Games on Wednesday at a ceremony in Washington D.C. She set two world records en route to winning four gold medals and one silver medal.]]> <![CDATA[Zhang to compete in Table Tennis' Women's World Cup]]> Of local note
The ITTF Women's World Cup will be held at the United States for the first time ever and Palo Alto grad Lily Zhang will be there.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford grad Ogwumike named WNBA's Most Valuable Player]]> Los Angeles Sparks forward and three-time Stanford All-American Nneka Ogwumike was named the 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung the league announced Tuesday. The fifth-year pro from Cypress, Texas earned 31 of 39 first-place votes from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo's Dreyer gives volleyball fans something to cheer]]> Grace King and Ashley Dreyer combined for 21 kills and the Menlo School girls volleyball team beat visiting Sacred Heart Prep, 25-19, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21, in a West Bay Athletic League contest Tuesday night.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo women make waiting worth it in volleyball victory]]> The Menlo College women's volleyball team had to wait an additional two weeks to settle a score. The Oaks made waiting worthwhile Tuesday night, beating host Pacific Union, 25-10, 23-25, 25-14, 25-16, in nonconference action and reversing an earlier loss to the Pioneers.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn tops SCVAL water polo standings after first round]]> The Prep Report
The Gunn boys' water polo team completed the first round of SCVAL De Anza Division play unbeaten after knocking off visiting Los Altos, 16-9, Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Football officials should also be held accountable for player safety]]> College football officials, including replay officials, must be held accountable for failure to protect players from concussions despite rules put in place for just such occurrences. A hit on receiver Francis Owusu has caused Stanford football coach David Shaw to plea for a change in how helmet-to-helmet hits are officiated.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's winning touchdown play worked like it was practiced]]> Football notebook
The fade pass from Ryan Burns to JJ Arcega-Whiteside for the go-ahead score with 24 seconds left in Stanford's 22-13 victory over UCLA on Saturday was at least a year in the making.]]>
<![CDATA[Gunn's Enders races to boys title at Ram Invitational]]> The Prep Report
Jonas Enders followed his victory in the Moonlight Run with another one Saturday at the Ram cross country Invitational in Daly City. The Gunn senior raced the 2.4-mile course in 12:39, finishing five seconds ahead of the pack.]]>
<![CDATA[Menlo's Thompson repeats as winner at Pacific Union]]> College cross country
Menlo College's Megan Thompson successfully defended her title at the Pacific Union Cross Country Invitational on Sunday, racing a 21:07 to complete the 5K course in Angwin and beating a foursome from UC Merced, which won the team title.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford grad Morris sets MLS American rookie scoring mark]]> Of local note
Stanford grad Jordan Morris scored two goals in the Seattle Sounders' 4-2 win Sunday over the LA Galaxy to give him 12 goals, the most by an American rookie in MLS history. He is one of only five rookies who have scored 10 or more goals in a season.
<![CDATA[Stanford's Thomas earns Pac-12 weekly defensive football honor]]> Junior defensive lineman Solomon Thomas was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. The communication major had three tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack on Saturday. He also returned a fumble for a touchdown.
<![CDATA[Oaks men complete sweep of road conference soccer matches]]> Menlo College report
Isaac Miselewicz scored late in the first half and the Menlo College men's soccer team made it stand Sunday in a 1-0 victory over host Biola in a Golden State Athletic League match.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford women recover from early deficit in field hockey win]]> Cardinal corner
Sacred Heart Prep grad Harrison Enright scored three goals and the fifth-ranked Stanford men's water polo team wrapped up its four-game competition in the Mountain Pacific Invitational with an 8-6 victory over No. 7 Long Beach State Sunday at Spieker Aquatics Complex.]]>
<![CDATA[Arcega-Whiteside was ready for his turn in the spotlight]]> Cardinal football
Stanford football coach David Shaw often talks about the "next man up" culture of his program. That credo was tested Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, when Stanford overcame injuries to four starters to overtake UCLA in a thriller, 22-13, and register its ninth consecutive win in the series.]]>
<![CDATA[SHP grad Swart collects a hat trick for Princeton water polo]]> Of local note
Sacred Heart Prep grad Michael Swart scored three goals and the No. 11 Princeton men's water polo team downed Whittier, 15-9, on Saturday at the Mountain Pacific Invitational at Northgate High]]>
<![CDATA[Defense holds until offense rallies for comeback victory]]> After failing to find the end zone in the first 59:30, No. 7 Stanford football struck for two touchdowns over the final 24 seconds to beat UCLA, 22-13, in the Rose Bowl in a Pac-12 Conference contest Saturday.]]> <![CDATA[A flurry of goals spring Stanford women to soccer victory]]> Tegan McGrady broke the deadlock and Averie Collins and Jordan DiBiasi quickly followed as the top-ranked Stanford women's soccer team scored three times within an eight minute span of the second half to beat visiting Oregon, 3-0, in the Pac-12 opener Saturday night.]]>