Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - August 2, 2013

Sports Shorts

OF LOCAL NOTE . . .

Palo Alto High grad Aubrey Dawkins, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard and son of Stanford men's basketball coach Johnny Dawkins, will attend New Hampton School in New Hampshire in the fall and will be a member of the Class of 2014. Dawkins averaged 18.8 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field and leading the Vikings to a 12-0 record and title in the SCVAL De Anza Division (23-4 overall) and a berth into the NorCal playoffs. New Hampton has been one of the leading basketball programs in the country over the years and has produced numerous players who have gone on to play and coach at the collegiate level. Current college players include ACC Rookie of the Year Olivier Hanlan '12 (Boston College), Zach Auguste '12 (Notre Dame), Brady Heslip '10 (Baylor), and California natives Will Davis and Travis Souza (UC Irvine) among others . . . Menlo School grad Drew Edelman helped lead the American team to a gold medal in women's basketball at the annual Maccabiah Games that wrapped up last week in Israel. Not only did her team win the championship, but Edelman was named the Most Valuable Player. The USC freshman (this fall) scored 30 points in the final game, a 77-26 romp over Canada on July 28. She also scored 18 points in a semifinal victory over Australia . . . At the Junior PGA Championship in Washington, D.C., Palo Alto students Anna Zhou of Gunn and Michelle Xie of Paly both were tied at 153 following 36 holes at the Trump National Golf Club. Zhou shot 70 on Wednesday after opening with an 83 while Xie fashioned a 75 to go with her first-round 78.

EARLY HONORS . . . The Sporting News 2013 preseason all-conference and All-America teams have been released with Stanford garnering four sports on the All-Pac-12 team and two on the All-America team. Trent Murphy and Shayne Skov earned preseason All-Pac-12 honors at linebacker. Ed Reynolds was also tabbed all-conference and All-America alongside David Yankey, who has been named to every preseason All-America team and continued to receive accolades with mention by The Sporting News . . . Two weeks ahead of the start of training camp, Stanford men's soccer had a pair of players, sophomore Aaron Kovar and freshman Jordan Morris, recognized on preseason Best XI and All-America Teams. Kovar, the highest-ranked Pac-12 player by each site, was named to the College Soccer News Preseason All-America Second Team as well as to Top Drawer Soccer's Preseason Best XI Second Team. Morris, an incoming freshman forward from Mercer Island, Wash., was named to Top Drawer Soccer's Best XI Freshman Team . . . Stanford women's keeper Emily Oliver and forward Chioma Ubogagu were named to the Best XI preseason First Team by Top Drawer Soccer. Newcomer Stephanie Amack was named to the Freshman Team.Stanford and North Carolina were the only Division I teams to have two first-team players named.

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