Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - April 8, 2011

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CARDINAL CORNER . . . Stanford freshman baseball standout Lonnie Kauppila was both busy and successful last week. Collegiate Baseball and the Pac-10 Conference both took notice and honored the Cardinal second baseman as its national and conference player of the week, following an impressive 15-for-20 week against St. Mary's and at Washington State. Kaupplia, who has made just two errors all season at second base, started the week with four hits against the Gaels in Stanford's 16-14 nonconference win. In Pullman, Wash., site of the Cardinal's first Pac-10 series win of the season, Kauppila went 11-for-14 with a six-hit night on a cold Saturday, three-hits on Friday and two hits on Sunday. Kauppila scored eight runs and drove in six for the week. He did not strike out . . . Stanford senior Tim Gentry was named the MPSF Co-Gymnast of the Year on Monday. Gentry, who will share the award with Steven Legendre of Oklahoma, led Stanford to the MPSF team title over the weekend. Gentry is a Stanford co-captain and the leader of a group that is among the favorites to capture the NCAA title on April 14-16. He is an all-around gymnast who has a season-high of 87.450. Gentry claimed the MPSF individual title on still rings (16.050), while the Cardinal used his score in four other events. Gentry is currently the national leader on the rings and has a high score of 15.800 this season. He is also among the national leaders in the vault, ranking third with a high score of 16.300. Gentry also ranks in the top-20 nationally on the floor exercise (17th) and parallel bars (tie 20th). In his career, Gentry is a four-time All-American and a member of the 2009 NCAA Title Team for Stanford. He is a finalist for the 2011 Nissan-Emery Award . . . Senior Sarah Flynn was named the MPSF Player of the Week after a big week that included a school record and 14 goals in three games.

Flynn scored 14 goals, including a school record seven (on 11 shots) in a win at St. Mary's. Flynn was also a perfect 5-for-5 on the week with free-position shots and collected five draw controls. The seven goals broke the record of six that was shared by seven people, including current player Lauren Schmidt.

COACHING CORNER . . . Castilleja is looking for qualified coaches to fill the following positions: Director of Sports Performance, freshman volleyball, JV volleyball and JV basketball. Information on all jobs can be found at http://www.castilleja.org/page.cfm?p=129 . . .

Sacred Heart Prep is seeking a girls' varsity basketball head coach for next season. All interested applicants should contact SHP Athletic Director Frank Rodriguez via email at frodriguez@shschools.org or by phone at (650) 473-4031 . . . Menlo-Atherton High School is looking for an assistant volleyball coach. Anyone interested should contact Mary Podesta at mpodesta@seq.org.

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