Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - February 12, 2010

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AWARD FINALIST . . . Coming out of Palo Alto High in 2006, Jeremy Lin did not receive a single scholarship offer from a Division I basketball school. For some reason, it was believed Lin couldn't play at the next level. Lin wound up going to Harvard and, as they say, the rest is history. On Monday, Lin was named one of 11 finalists for the coveted Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard. Lin is recently coming off a weekend in which he averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.5 steals, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as he once again filled the box score in impressive style. The other Cousy Award finalists are: Matt Bouldin (Gonzaga), Sherron Collins (Kansas), Devan Downey (South Carolina), Trevon Hughes (Wisconsin), Kalin Lucas (Michigan State), Ronald Moore (Siena), Scottie Reynolds (Villanova), Jon Scheyer (Duke), Greivis Vasquez (Maryland), and heavily favored freshman John Wall (Kentucky), who's already being projected as perhaps the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft after this season. Lin, meanwhile, had another typical performance on Saturday night during an 80-66 Ivy League win over visiting Penn. Lin jammed up the box score once again with 19 points (4-8 field goals, 10-10 free throws), six assists, five steals, five rebounds and three steals as the Crimson rolled in front of a sold-out crowd. Harvard picked up its 15th victory — its most since 1996-97 — and moves to 15-5 overall and 4-2 in the Ivy League.

COLLEGE HONORS . . . UC Davis freshman Katie Yamamura from Gunn High has been named Gymnast of the Week in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. This marks the second such award for Yamamura, who scored a career-high 38.825 to win the individual all-around in Friday's conference dual against Seattle Pacific. Stanford junior Tim Gentry, meanwhile, was named the MPSF Gymnast of the Week for the men after leading the Cardinal at the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas over the weekend. Gentry earned a spot on the U.S. Senior National team last weekend after placing fifth in the all-around. Stanford freshman Ashley Morgan earned her first Pac-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week honor for her performance in the Cardinal's quad meet victories Sunday at Burnham Pavilion. Competing in the all-around for the first time as a collegian, Morgan set four collegiate career bests and won two events on the way to capturing a third, the all-around title. Her score of 39.450 was the highest for a Stanford freshman since Carly Janiga scored a 39.575 in 2007 . . . Stanford senior tennis player Lindsay Burdette was honored following her wildly successful weekend in Texas by being named the Pac-10 Player of the Week. Burdette won both of her singles and doubles matches as the 14th-ranked Cardinal (4-0) beat TCU and Texas.

HELP WANTED . . . Priory is looking for a track and field coach plus an assistant lacrosse coach for the spring season. Those interested should contact Athletic Director Mark Stogner at mstogner@prioryca.org . . . Menlo-Atherton is looking for a new head football coach as well as coaches for track and field, swimming and a head frosh-soph baseball coach. Anyone interested can contact Mary Podesta at mpodesta@seq.org or 650-322-5311 ext 5708 . . . Castilleja is looking for an assistant softball coach for this spring. Those interested should contact Athletic Director Jez McIntosh at jez_mcintosh@castilleja.org . . . Pinewood is looking for a head coach for boys' and girls'swimming. Contact Athletic Director Matt Stimson at 941-6044 or at mstimson@pinewood.edu . . . Sacred Heart Prep is seeking assistant coaches in its girls' lacrosse program.Interested applicants please contact AD Frank Rodriguez at frodriguez@shschools.org or at (650) 473-4031. Mountain View is taking applications for the varsity football head coach position. Other open positions include varsity boys' water polo and head swim coach plus head varsity track coach and JV boys'volleyball coach. Those interested should contact Athletic Director Rob Friedrich at 940-4626

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