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Sports - August 24, 2012

Stanford field hockey poised for peak performance

Senior Becky Dru heads an all-star cast as Cardinal open season

by Stanford Athletics

Completing one of the most impressive seasons in school history in 2011, Stanford (17-4, 6-0 NorPac) tied a school record for victories, reached its highest-ever national ranking at No. 6 and sported a top-10 RPI for the entire season. Boasting six top-20 victories, the Cardinal earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. In fact, Stanford's combined win total (32) over the previous two years ranks as the best back-to-back stretch in school history.

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