Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - September 24, 2010

Sports Shorts

CARDINAL CORNER . . . Stanford grad Jayne Appel, who led the Cardinal women's basketball team into the Final Four the past three years, will be looking to add a FIBA World Championship to her impressive resume. Appel, the four-time college All-American and an all-star in her first year with the WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars, was named to the United States World Championship team, the USA Basketball Women's National Team Player Selection Committee announced Tuesday. Appel, who scored 2,125 points in her Cardinal career, will make her World Championship debut with the U.S. senior national team at the FIBA World Championship in Ostrava and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Appel is the third Stanford grad to represent the United States at the FIBA World Championship, joining Jennifer Azzi and Sonja Henning. Appel, a two-time gold-medal winner with the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and 2007 USA Pan-American Games teams, averaged 3.0 points and 4.0 rebounds over 9.3 minutes a game over Team USA's four exhibition games since Sept. 10 . . . Stanford senior Dominique Yahyavi earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors in men's soccer after an outstanding performance in the Bay Area Classic last weekend. Yahyavi scored three goals in the tournament, leading Stanford to a co-championship. He scored the game-winner in the 86th minute to give the Cardinal a 1-0 win at San Francisco on Thursday. He followed that with two goals in a 4-1 win over Santa Clara on Sunday. The Cardinal (2-4) hosts the Stanford Nike Classic this weekend, meeting St. Mary's on Friday at 7 p.m. and Denver at 1 p.m. Sunday.

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Palo Alto High grad Tim Wenzlau scored two goals as the 17th-ranked Princeton men's water polo team topped 20th-ranked Bucknell, 9-6, to claim third-place at the 2010 ECAC Championship on Sunday at Harvard's Blodgett Pool. In goal, Menlo School grad Mike Merlone made six saves in the half while freshman Ben Dearborn from Sacred Heart Prep stopped 10 during the second half. Princeton is now 5-2 overall and picked up its second win of the season over a nationally ranked team.

JOB CORNER . . . Sacred Heart Prep has the following coaching opportunities: girls basketball (JV assistant coach); boys lacrosse (varsity assistant, frosh-soph head and F-S assistant). Interested applicants should contact AD Frank Rodriguez at 473-4031 or frodriguez@shschools.org.

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