If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2015 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Locals help keep USA unbeaten in Pan American water polo]]> Sacred Heart Prep junior Maddy Johnston recorded a goal and Gunn High sophomore recorded a save in the United States Cadet women's national team's 27-4 victory over Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday at the UANA Youth Pan Am Games in Kingston, Jamaica.
<![CDATA[Stanford women take home soccer opener; men fall to UCSB]]> The third-ranked Stanford women's soccer team delivered a dominating performance in its home debut Friday night, defeating Boston College, 4-0, in a nonconference match at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The Cardinal men, however, weren't quite as fortunate.]]> <![CDATA[Vanjak rises to the occasion in Cardinal volleyball win]]> Redshirt sophomore Ivana Vanjak made sure Stanford's women's volleyball team was protected in the middle as she replaced an injured Merete Lutz in Friday's season opener against Texas A&M. She did just fine, collecting eight blocks in helping the second-ranked Cardinal beat the visiting Aggies, 25-19, 25-19, 25-15.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford suffers overtime loss in field hockey opener]]> Maddie Secco scored in the final three minutes of regulation to force overtime, but the sixth-ranked Stanford field hockey team opened its season with a frustrating, 2-1, loss to visiting No. 4 Syracuse on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men's soccer freshman headed to U.S. U-20 team]]> Stanford freshman Amir Bashti has been named to the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team roster by head coach Tab Ramos that will represent the United States at the 2015 Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament in Serbia.]]> <![CDATA[Steffens is a finalist for the WSF Sportswoman of the Year]]> Stanford women's water polo's Maggie Steffens, already a two-time national champion with the Cardinal and the reigning ACWPC Player of the Year, has been named a finalist for the Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year award.]]> <![CDATA[Hard work and perseverance pays off for a senior walk-on player]]> A roar erupted after Thursday's practice when Stanford head coach David Shaw announced that senior walk-on inside linebacker Craig Jones had received a scholarship. Jones immediately was mobbed by his teammates.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men ranked fourth as water polo season opens]]> Stanford men's water polo will open up the 2015 season ranked fourth in the nation following the release of the Varsity Preseason National Top 20 on Thursday.
<![CDATA[Stanford women's volleyball looking for missing pieces to puzzle]]> College volleyball
Jordan Burgess, Madi Bugg and Brittany Howard have faced incredibly high expectations since joining the Stanford women's volleyball program in the fall of 2012 as three-fourths of the nation's top-ranked recruiting class. That's nothing compared to the expectations they place on themselves and each other.]]>
<![CDATA[Paly teams adjusting to losing both gyms to the wrecking ball]]> Barring any unforeseen last-minute obstacles, demolition of Palo Alto High's historic main gym will begin on Wednesday. Also scheduled to be razed is the old girls' gym. Both will be replaced by the school's new $36 million athletic facility.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford men's soccer has the talent to match high expectations]]> Stanford senior Brandon Vincent looks at last year's Pac-12 Conference men's soccer title as a nice accomplishment, though it has nothing to do with this season, which officially begins Friday at UC Santa Barbara at 7:30 p.m.
<![CDATA[Paly grad Anderson among Stanford football captains]]> Palo Alto High grad and outside linebacker Kevin Anderson is among six Stanford football players who have been named captain for the 2015 season, which begins Sept. 5 at Northwestern. The captains were picked by a player vote.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford field hockey looks to improve upon historic season]]> The 2014 season was groundbreaking for Stanford field hockey, which set numerous program records and won its first NCAA Tournament game in school history.]]> <![CDATA[American women beat Algeria at World Cup; men top Brazil]]> The U.S. women's national volleyball team, ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, completed the first phase of the FIVB World Cup by dominating winless Algeria, 25-7, 25-2, 25-5, Thursday in Matsumoto, Japan. ]]> <![CDATA[Shoults adds silver to his medal collection at world juniors]]> Cardinal corner
Grant Shoults, a senior at St. Margarita Catholic who announced his verbal commitment to Stanford via his Twitter account in July, earned the silver medal in the 200 free for his second individual medal in as days at the FINA World Junior Championships in Singapore on Wednesday.
<![CDATA[Former Stanford women's soccer standout calls it a career]]> Former Stanford defender Rachel (Buehler) Van Hollebeke has announced her retirement from club and country. She is one of just five players to score for the United States as a defender in a Women's World Cup. ]]> <![CDATA[SH Prep's Davidson training with Under-20 national soccer team]]> Sacred Heart Prep senior midfielder Tierna Davidson of Menlo Park is among the 31 members of the United States Under-20 women's national soccer team at the National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson through Sunday.
<![CDATA[USA women down Peru at World Cup; U.S. men fall to Brazil]]> The U.S. women's national volleyball team, ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, converted 58.8 percent of its attacks and totaled 13 blocks in blanking Peru, 25-17, 25-15, 25-12, on Wednesday in Matsumoto, Japan, to improve to 3-1 in the FIVB World Cup. ]]> <![CDATA[Freshmen lead Menlo College men to opening soccer victory]]> The Menlo College men's soccer team opened the season with a 2-0 victory over host Pacific Union on Tuesday.
<![CDATA[Victory for Stanford in Italian basketball opener]]> Cardinal corner
The Stanford men's basketball team opened its six-game exhibition tour of Italy with a 75-26 victory over Stella Azzurra Roma Tuesday in Rome. The teams played three 10-minute quarters.]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Stanford NCAA track champs out of World Championships]]> Of local note
Former Stanford NCAA champions Kori Carter and Katerina Stefanidi each saw their runs at the 2015 World Track and Field Championships come to an end on back to back days in Beijing, China.]]>
<![CDATA[Injury to Packers' star thrusts Paly grad Adams into key role]]> When the Green Bay Packers lost All-Pro receiver Jordy Nelson for the season to a torn ACL during a 24-19 exhibition football loss to Pittsburgh last weekend, Palo Alto High grad Davante Adams' name suddenly jumped to the forefront as a possible replacement.]]> <![CDATA[SHP's Koshy named a first team All-American in water polo]]> Malaika Koshy had a pretty good junior season with her Sacred Heart Prep water polo teammates in 2014. The season began with the Gators winning their first St. Francis Invitational in eight years and ended with the SHP girls claiming their eighth straight Central Coast Section Division II championship.]]> <![CDATA[Murphy joins two teammates on Lombardi Award watch list]]> Stanford roundup
Stanford football senior offensive tackle Kyle Murphy was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list, it was announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-7, 301-pounder from San Clemente was one of 34 players from around the country to be selected.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford commit wins world junior title in 400 freestyle]]> Grant Shoults, a senior at St. Margarita Catholic who announced his verbal commitment to Stanford via his Twitter account in July, became the first gold medalist of the FINA World Junior Championships, winning the 400 meter freestyle, on Tuesday at Singapore's OCBC Aquatic Centre.
<![CDATA[Stanford men's water polo a co-No. 3 pick in MPSF poll]]> Cardinal corner
The Stanford men's water polo team is tied for third in the 2015 MPSF Preseason Coaches' Poll announced by the league on Monday morning. The Cardinal and California each received one first-place vote and totaled 65 points.]]>
<![CDATA[USA volleyball rebounds with big win over China at World Cup]]> Stanford grad Foluke Akinradewo and the world's top-ranked United States women's national volleyball team rebounded from a tough loss to beat No. 3 China, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23, Monday at the FIVB World Cup in Matsumoto, Japan.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford is ranked No. 21 in the first AP Top 25 poll]]> The Stanford football team was ranked 21st in the Associated Press preseason college football poll released on Sunday. It was the fifth straight AP preseason ranking for the Cardinal.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford, Santa Clara settle for men's soccer draw]]> Stanford outshot Santa Clara 14-5 but could not find the back of the net, finishing with a 0-0 draw in the final preseason tune-up Saturday night.
<![CDATA[Walsh Jennings and Ross earn silver at Grand Slam event]]> World roundup
Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross earned the silver medal at the Long Beach Grand Slam beach volleyball tournament Sunday, losing to Brazil's Larissa Maestrini and Talita Antunes, 21-18, 21-16, in the title match.
<![CDATA[American women blocked from volleyball victory by Serbia]]> The U.S. Women's National Team, ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, was upset by Serbia on day two of the FIVB World Cup, 25-20, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-6, Sunday in Matsumoto, Japan. ]]> <![CDATA[USA women win FINA World Junior Championships]]> Water polo
The USA Water Polo Women's Junior National Team has repeated as champion at the FINA Junior World Championships as Team USA defeated Spain, 13-10, on Sunday to cap an undefeated run to the title in Volos, Greece. ]]>
<![CDATA[Quarterbacks impress at Stanford's annual open house]]> The quarterbacks spread the football around Saturday during Stanford's annual open practice at the Elliott Practice Field. Thirteen players caught at least one pass as quarterbacks Kevin Hogan (8-of-11), Keller Chryst (7-of-11) and Ryan Burns (4-of-7) combined for 274 yards on 19 completions during the scrimmage.]]>