As of Thursday morning, Stanford ranks 13th in the nation on the scout.com team recruiting rankings, just ahead of Notre Dame and just behind Alabama. USC (ranked second) is the only other Pac-10 school among the top 25.
Caitlin Breen listened to several colleges, but the Burlingame senior always knew her short list of schools included Stanford at the top. Harvard was a distant second. Breen committed to Stanford, where she will join former summer teammate Sarah Hassman on the softball team. Hassman, a freshman at Stanford, played with Breen on the San Jose Sting.
Stanford opens its season on Friday at the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship on the Vanderbilt Legends Golf Course. The tournament includes 14 of the top 25 nationally ranked teams, including the 20th-ranked Cardinal. Senior Mari Chun returns as a NGCA All-America honorable mention who led the Cardinal with a 74.1 scoring average and four top 10 finishes last year.
Stanford (2-3-1) hosts Santa Clara (1-4-1) on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. as part of the Bay Area Classic. It will be the 47th meeting in 42 years between the schools with the series currently tied at 19-19-8. Cardinal junior goalkeeper John Moore leads the Pac-10 in saves per game (3.67), is second in saves (22) and third with a 0.96 GAA. Sophomore forward Bobby Warsaw has both of Stanford's game-winning goals.
— compiled by Rick Eymer
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