PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Stanford's perfect volleyball season comes to an end]]> Jordan Burgess recorded a team-high 14 kills but the top-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season, 25-18, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, to host No. 5 Washington in a Pac-12 Conference match Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Stanford women conclude fall season with swim records]]> There's no doubt that head coach Greg Meehan can't wait until world recordholder Katie Ledecky joins his Stanford women's swim team next fall. In the meantime, he'll have to make due with freshman Simone Manuel.]]> <![CDATA[SHP's Choy completes perfect tennis season with CCS title]]> CCS roundup
It's one down and perhaps three to go for Sacred Heart Prep freshman Sara Choy when it comes to her place in Central Coast Section girls' tennis history. The top-seeded Choy wrapped up her first section singles title on Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Starters get a break in Stanford's big win over Blue Hens]]> Chasson Randle scored 15 points, one of four players who reached double figures, and Stanford downed Delaware 84-47 on Tuesday night. Randle played 30 minutes and no one else played more than 27.
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<![CDATA[There's no place like home for Menlo women hoops team]]> The Menlo College women's basketball team ended a two-game losing streak with an 89-70 victory over visiting Holy Names on Tuesday. The Oaks (6-2) posted their best team shooting effort of the year, both from the field (.514) and from three-point-land (.421), leading to lop-sided margin of victory.
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<![CDATA[Bowen, Bonanni lead Stanford on All-MPSF water polo team]]> Cardinal corner
Six Stanford men's water polo players were named All-MPSF when the conference announced its postseason awards on Tuesday morning. The Cardinal's six honorees are its most since 2007.]]>
<![CDATA[2014 prep girls volleyball all-league teams]]> ALL-SCVAL DE ANZA DIVISION
Most Valuable Player: Carmen Annevelink (Los Altos)
Outstanding Senior: Katie Barker (Homestead)
Outstanding Junior: Chanti Holroyd (Mountain View)
Outstanding Sophomore: Jessica Lee (Palo Alto)
Outstanding Freshman: Eleonore Johansen (Monta Vista) and Kiana Pelton (Los Gatos)
Coach of the Year: Peter Kim (Los Altos)]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford swimmers receive Golden Goggles awards]]> Former Stanford All-American Maya DiRado earned a Golden Goggles award for Breakout Performer of the Year and Cardinal signee Katie Ledecky won three goggles at USA Swimming's annual award show Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[Samuelson records career high and No. 5 Stanford avoids upset]]> Karlie Samuelson scored a career-high 23 points, Kaylee Johnson grabbed 22 rebounds, two off the school record, and No. 5 Stanford avoided another upset in beating host New Mexico, 70-65, in a nonconference game Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Thompson earns national player-of-the-week recognition]]> Stanford sophomore guard Lili Thompson received just recognition for her impressive start to the 2014-15 basketball season when she was named espnW National Player of the Week late Sunday evening. On Monday, On Monday, she added to that accolade by being tabbed as Pac-12 Player of the Week.]]> <![CDATA[Niners ruin Murphy's return to the Bay Area with Redskins]]> Trent Murphy had a productive homecoming to the Bay Area, totaling five tackles and one forced fumble from his linebacker spot in Washington's 17-13 loss to San Francisco on Sunday afternoon at Levi's Stadium to highlight former Stanford players in Week 12 of the NFL season.]]> <![CDATA[2014 girls all-league tennis teams]]> The Menlo-Atherton girls were rewarded for going 14-0 and claiming the PAL Bay Division tennis title by having three players named to the all-league first team and seven to the second team.]]> <![CDATA[Big Game win puts Stanford in position to play for bowl game]]> Stanford took care of business Saturday by beating Cal in the 117th Big Game in Berkeley. The 38-17 victory marked the fifth consecutive year the Cardinal has won the Axe and sixth straight year the team has become bowl eligible, the previous four resulting in BCS games.]]> <![CDATA[Playoff loss doesn't tarnish successful soccer season]]> UC Irvine's Michael Sperber took one shot all evening and it resulted in the No. 21 Anteaters' 1-0 overtime victory over sixth-seeded and top-ranked Stanford (13-3-3) in the second round of the NCAA men's soccer tournament on a brisk Sunday evening in front of 1,053 fans.
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<![CDATA[Churnside's two late goals send Stanford to NCAA tournament]]> Cardinal corner
BJ Churnside scored two of his three goals in the final four minutes to help the Stanford men's water polo team down host Long Beach State, 9-8, in the championship final of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[LaBonta helps Cardinal reach ninth straight Elite 8]]> The Stanford women's soccer team beat Washington, 1-0, in a third-round match of the NCAA tournament Sunday. The Cardinal hosts Florida on Friday with a berth in the Women's College Cup final four at stake. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford sets volleyball record, clinches Pac-12 title tie]]> Cardinal corner
The top-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team won its 28th straight match to set a program record for wins to start a season, beating No. 19 Colorado, 25-17, 25-18, 25-13, Saturday at Maples Pavilion.
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<![CDATA[SHP rolls to big victory in CCS Open Division over Oak Grove]]> Senior running back Ben Burr-Kirven led a sturdy defense and ran for 196 yards to lead the Sacred Heart Prep football team to a 37-13 Central Coast Section Open Division first-round playoff victory over Oak Grove on Saturday in Atherton.]]> <![CDATA[The streak goes on for SHP girls with eighth straight title]]> CCS water polo
For eight straight years, the Sacred Heart Prep girls have won their final water polo match of the season. That has translated into a remarkable streak of eight consecutive Central Coast Section Division II championships.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford's rushing attack had all the Wright stuff]]> Senior running back Remound Wright ran for four touchdowns and the Cardinal defense took care of the rest, as Stanford defeated Cal, 38-17, Saturday in the 117th edition of the Big Game at Memorial Stadium to take The Axe for the fifth consecutive season.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford reaches title match of MPSF water polo tournament]]> Bret Bonanni broke a tie with a goal early in the fourth quarter and Alex Bowen added two more to lift the Stanford men's water polo team to a 7-4 victory over USC on Saturday in the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament at Long Beach State.
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<![CDATA[SHP boys make some history by not letting history repeat]]> CCS water polo
The Sacred Heart Prep senior class had history on its mind heading into the Central Coast Section Division II boys water polo championship match on Saturday at Independence High in San Jose.]]>
<![CDATA[Stanford runners save their best for NCAA championships]]> Five Stanford men finished among the top 39 – all earning All-America honors – to give the Cardinal a stunning runner-up finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday.
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<![CDATA[LaBonta converts penalty kick to send Cardinal to Sweet 16]]> Lo'eau LaBonta converted a penalty shot in the 24th minute and the third-ranked Stanford women's soccer team edged visiting Arkansas, 1-0, in a second round game of the NCAA tournament Friday night.
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<![CDATA[Stanford's 3-point shooting takes care of the Rebels]]> Cardinal corner
Chasson Randle scored all of his 18 points on three-pointers and Stanford put on a show from long range in rolling to an 89-60 victory over UNLV in the semifinals of the Northwestern Mutual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday night.
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<![CDATA[Pac-12 soccer honors for Stanford's Vincent, coach Gunn]]> Brandon Vincent was Stanford's the first-ever selection as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and Jeremy Gunn earned his first Pac-12 Coach of the Year nod when All-Pac-12 honors for the 2014 season were announced by the conference on Thursday evening as determined by a polling of the league's coaches.]]> <![CDATA[Cardinal women's volleyball can clinch Pac-12 title tie]]> Stanford this weekend
Top-ranked Stanford hosts its final two women's volleyball matches this weekend with a chance to clinch at least a tie for the Pac-12 Conference title and set a school record at the same time.]]>
<![CDATA[This Stanford senior has been golden for men's soccer team]]> Austin Meyer saw his life's dreams and ambitions intersect at the moment he struck the ball that turned into the game-winning goal for the Stanford men's soccer team Sunday in Berkeley. That earned the Cardinal a No. 6 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament and hopes for a possible championship finish to the season.]]> <![CDATA[Richards named one of four finalists for Pop Warner Award]]> Stanford senior strong safety Jordan Richards has been named one of four finalists for the Pop Warner National College Football Award, it was announced Thursday. The award honors a player who has contributed at a high level on the field, in the classroom and in his community.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford track signs class of record-breaking athletes]]> The week-long early signing period began with a bang for Stanford track and field, with the decision and addition of defending Foot Locker national cross country champion Grant Fisher. It ended Wednesday with similar effect, with the commitment and signing of Canadian distance standout Claire Smith.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo College soccer players earn spot on academic team]]> For the first time in Menlo College Athletics history, two players from the same team have claimed a place on the prestigious Capital One Academic All-America list as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
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<![CDATA[Manuel, Stanford dominate first day of swim meet]]> Freshman Simone Manuel highlighted the prelims and evening sessions during the first day of the Art Adamson Invitational on Thursday in College Station, Texas, with a pair of the nation's best freestyle swims to date. The No. 10 Cardinal men lead after the first day.
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<![CDATA[Texas corrals Cardinal women in overtime hoops stunner]]> Three days after knocking off the nation's top-ranked team in overtime, Stanford's women's basketball team fell victim to No. 10 Texas, as the Longhorns topped the sixth-ranked Cardinal, 87-81, in overtime in a nonconference game Thursday night.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford women look to seniors to advance in NCAA soccer]]> Stanford women's soccer coach Paul Ratcliffe said, before the NCAA Tournament began, that he expected his seniors to step up and play well. After a surprising first-half deficit against Cal State Fullerton in an NCAA opener, that's exactly what Chioma Ubogagu, Taylor Uhl, Lo'eau LaBonta and Alex Doll, seniors all, accomplished last week.]]> <![CDATA[SHP will get its shot at the big boys in Open Division playoffs]]> The Sacred Heart Prep football team played in the CIF Division III State Championship game last season. Yet, the 2014 campaign has offered something new to the program.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn boys help make program history by reaching CCS finals]]> Water polo
The Gunn boys and girls will play for Central Coast Section Division I water polo championships together for the first time in school history after the boys advanced with a 9-5 win over Mountain View in the section semifinals on Wednesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[M-A girls advance to CCS volleyball finals once again]]> Playing in the Central Coast Section Division I volleyball playoff finals is nothing new for the Menlo-Atherton girls. After all, the Bears had been in the title match four of the past five years. That number is now up to five in the past six following a semifinal sweep on Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Montgomery a finalist for Hornung Award]]> Stanford senior wide receiver Ty Montgomery has been named one of five finalists for the fifth annual Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse and given annually to the most versatile player in major college football.]]>