Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - September 9, 2011

Sports Shorts

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Stanford women's basketball All-American Jayne Appel, who now plays in the WNBA, is doing a photo shoot for USA Water Polo. The former high school water polo goalie revealed in a tweet on Thursday, "My first time in a cap since high school." . . . Senior goalie Alexandre Popp has been named the Northern Division Defensive Player of the Week by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) for matches last weekend. Popp, a native of Palo Alto and a Menlo-Atherton High graduate, led a strong Crimson defensive effort throughout the MIT Invitational last Saturday. In a season-opening win over MIT, Popp made five saves and combined with Jimmy Field to down the Engineers, 13-5. Later, Popp stopped 13 shots from No. 17 Cal Baptist during a 13-9 loss to the Lancers . . . Former Castilleja standout Taylor Docter and Gunn grad Teresa Skelly helped the Harvard women's volleyball team win a pair of matches last weekend at the Georgia State Invitational in Atlanta, Ga. The Crimson topped host Georgia State, 25-22, 25-16, 22-25, 22-25, 15-13 as Docter had 17 kills with Skelly adding 13. In a 25-23, 25-22, 25-20 triumph over Jacksonville State, Docter contributed 11 kills while hitting .550 for the match, with Skelly added five blocks for Harvard (2-1). Docter was named to the all-tournament team . . . Palo Alto grad Mike Scott had six catches for 89 yards in his debut with the Idaho Vandals in a 32-15 season-opening loss to Bowling Green.

GOOD REASON TO GOLF . . . The Tony Makjavich Memorial Golf Tournament takes place Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Summitpointe Golf Club in Milpitas, with a shotgun start scheduled for 1:30 p. m. The $150 entry fee includes green fees, cart, prizes, range balls, and Tri-tip dinner. An additional $150 sponsorship gets you a tee sign and a spot in the program. For the banquet only, $35 includes dinner and raffle. To receive a copy of the participation form, and for more information, send an email at steve@paoaks.com, phone 650 302-3279, or download it from www.paoaks.com

CARDINAL CORNER . . . Recent Stanford graduate Elle Logan earned her third career World Rowing Championships medal, and second gold, over the weekend in Bled, Slovenia. Logan and the U.S. Eight women won gold as the boat captured its sixth straight world title. The USA boat also qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in London with its performance over the weekend . . . Recent grad Doug Baldwin, who helped the Cardinal football compile a 12-1 record last season, has earned a roster spot with the NFL Seattle Seahawks following a standout preseason camp.Two other rookies out of Stanford — Owen Marecic and Ryan Whalen — also made opening-day rosters. Marecic stuck with the Cleveland Browns while Whalen, a wideout, earned a job with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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