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Friday, July 31, 2015

Stanford girls have plenty of work left in JO water polo

It's make-or-break day for the girls from the Stanford Water Polo Club following their opening round of the National Junior Olympics in Orange County that saw all six local squads drop at least one match.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Impressive first day at Junior Nationals for Stanford recruit

Incoming Stanford freshman Ella Eastin won the 200-meter butterfly on the first day of the Speedo Junior National Championships at Northside Aquatics Center in San Antonio on Thursday. Palo Alto junior Grace Zhao finished fourth in the 100 breast.

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Bellis steps up in class to face top field in Bank of West

Atherton resident Catherine Cartan "CiCi" Bellis captured the attention of tennis enthusiasts everywhere with her unexpected victory over then-No. 13 Dominika Cibulkova in the first round of last year's US Open.

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USTA NorCal Hall of Fame adds two ex-Stanford All-Americans

Five new members of the USTA Northern California Hall of Fame were inducted on Thursday at Stanford University, including former Stanford standouts Matt Mitchell and Marianne Werdel.

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USA women's polo advances in FINA World Championships

Stanford senior Maggie Steffens poured in four goals to pace the USA Women's Senior National Team to a 17-2 victory over Japan to conclude group play at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

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Menlo School baseball coach is a minor league player of week

Kansas City T-Bones infielder Ryan Cavan, Menlo School's baseball coach and '05 graduate, has been named Pointstreak American Association Player of the Week for the week ending July 26.

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Stanford picked for second in Pac-12 media poll

Stanford football was picked to finish second in the Pac-12 Conference North Division, as announced Thursday when the league released its preseason football media poll. The Cardinal garnered one vote to win the conference title

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Stanford men's basketball team is all set for its tour of Italy

Three weeks remain before the Stanford men's basketball team embarks on its 14-day trip to Italy, which includes six games against international competition with stops in Rome, Florence, Venice and Lake Como.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Palo Alto High grad Berman receives prestigious academic honor

College notes
Recent Brandeis University graduate Noah Berman of Palo Alto has been named to the 2015 University Athletic Association Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team.

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PASA will have a presence at Junior National Championships

Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics will be well-represented among the 800-plus of America's top up-and-coming swimmers participating this week at USA Swimming's 2015 Speedo Junior National Championships, opening Thursday at San Antonio's Northside Swim Center.

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Stanford's Williams takes a final shot at decathlon mark

Stanford rising sophomore Harrison Williams has one more chance to break the American Junior Record in the men's decathlon and it comes this weekend at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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USA men lose lead and match to Greece at Worlds

Stanford grad Tony Azevedo was one of three players to score a pair of goals, though the USA men's national water polo team fell, 11-10, to Greece in group play at the FINA World Championship in Kazan, Russia on Wednesday.

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Stanford WPC 14U boys win national JO championship

Clarke Weatherspoon coached the Stanford Water Polo Club boys' 14U A team to a bronze medal last year at the National Junior Olympics. On Tuesday, Weatherspoon and his players were even better.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stanford men's soccer has three called up to U.S. U-23 team

Cardinal corner
Stanford men's soccer standouts Corey Baird, Tomas Hilliard-Arce and Brandon Vincent have been called by U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog for a College Identification training camp running from August 5-8 at the U.S. National Training Center in Carson.

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Italy ends USA's 22-game win streak in women's water polo

The United States senior women's water polo team dropped just its second match of the year on Tuesday, losing to Italy, 10-9, in group play of the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

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Stanford swimmers ready for the FINA World Championships

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games almost exactly one year away, Stanford women's swimming will be well-represented at the 2015 FINA World Championships that get under way this weekend in Kazan, Russia.

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Two Stanford teams have shots at JO water polo national titles

The Stanford Water Polo Club came away with just one medal in the boys' Championship Division of the 2014 National Junior Olympics. That number can be doubled for 2015.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Azevedo leads Team USA to water polo win over Russia

Stanford grad and four-time Olympian Tony Azevedo scored three times to help the USA men's senior national water polo team edge host Russia, 7-6, in front of a packed house on the opening day of competition at the FINA World Championships in Kazan on Monday.

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Stanford women's hoop recruit earns a bronze for Australia

Incoming Stanford freshman forward Alanna Smith led Australia to a third-place finish and was named to the All-Star Five at the FIBA U19 Women's World Championship in Chekhov, Russia on Sunday.

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Menlo College women add two basketball prospects

The Menlo College women's basketball team has added two new players for the 2015-16 season, junior transfer Madison Michelis from De Anza College and Emma Pastorino from Notre Dame-Belmont.

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SHP's Daschbach earns a second trip to Area Code Games

Local baseball
Sacred Heart prep senior and Stanford commit Andrew Daschbach was named to appear in his second straight Area Codes Games, an eight-team baseball tournament to be held at Blair Field on the campus of Long Beach State beginning August 4.

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Stanford WPC boys face uphill battle at National JOs

With the exception of its 14-under team, the Stanford Water Polo Club will have to battle from behind in the boys' competition of the National Junior Olympics, which got under way Saturday in Orange County.

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Palo Alto High grad wins gold medal in U-23 rowing

Of local note
Palo Alto High grad Colette Lucas-Conwell earned a gold medal with the USA women's eight at the 2015 World Rowing Under-23 Championships that concluded Sunday in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Steffens scores three times in Team USA's win over Brazil

Stanford senior Maggie Steffens scored three times, Cardinal grad Kiley Neushul and incoming Stanford freshman Makenzie Fischer each added a pair of goals and the United States senior women's water polo team opened the FINA World Championships with a 13-2 victory over Brazil on Sunday in Kazan, Russia.

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USA women win gold medals in World GP, Pan Am Games

Stanford grads Foluke Akinradewo and Kristin (Richards) Hildebrand helped their respective U.S. women's national volleyball teams to gold-medal efforts on Saturday.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

USA women's volleyball teams both play Brazil for the gold

Stanford grad Foluke Akinradewo produced 13 kills to help the USA women to a 26-24, 19-25, 25-16, 25-22 victory over Russia on Friday to remain undefeated in the 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals at the CenturyLink Center Omaha in Nebraska.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Stanford quartet was solid at the NBA's summer league

Samsung NBA Summer League action wrapped up earlier this week and Stanford was well-represented with four recent standouts -- Anthony Brown, Stefan Nastic, Dwight Powell and Chasson Randle -- competing in Las Vegas.

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Palo Alto's Ali falls in U.S. Junior Amateur golf tourney

Of local note
After nearly two days of suspended play due to dangerous weather, Palo Alto sophomore Ahmed Ali dropped a 4-and-3 decision to Tony Gil of Canada in the Round of 64 on Thursday at the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur at Colleton River Plantation Club in Bluffton, S.C.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stanford grad helps USA women win in FIVB Grand Prix

With former Stanford All-American Foluke Akinradewo scoring 10 points the U.S. women defeated Japan, 25-12, 25-15, 25-18, to kick off the first of five matches in five days at the 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix Final at CenturyLink Center Omaha.

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Stanford's Hogan on watch list for Manning Award

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan has been named to the watch list for the Manning Award. The list includes 30 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2015 season.

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Stanford's Massialas wins fencing gold at Pan Am Games

Pan Am roundup
Stanford senior Alexander Massialas led a one-two finish in men's foil for the United States to highlight local efforts at the 201 Pan American Games on Wednesday in Canada. Massialas took the gold medal by defeating teammate and friend Gerek Meinhardt, 15-12.

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Stanford grad Mango joins Army to continue Olympic dreams

Olympic hopeful Ryan Mango, one of the greatest wrestlers in Stanford history, has joined the Army. Mango ('13) left last week for basic training in Fort Sill, Okla., after a collegiate career in which he was a two-time All-America and a two-time Pac-12 champion on some of the Cardinal's best teams.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Palo Alto High grad Zhang wins gold at Pan Am Games

Pan Am roundup
Palo Alto High graduate Lily Zhang helped the U.S. women's table tennis team take home the gold at the Pan American Games on Tuesday in Unionville, Ontario.

Wednesday, 10:04 AM | 1 comment
Bank of West Classic openers set for Williams, Wozniacki

The Bank of the West Classic has announced that Serena Williams will begin defense of her singles title at on Wednesday, August 5 at 7 p.m., while former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki will make her Stanford debut on Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m.

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Nneka Ogwumike is named to the WNBA All-Star Game

For the third consecutive season, former Stanford basketball All-American Nneka Ogwumike has been selected to participate in the WNBA All-Star Game when the league announced reserves at halftime of Tuesday's contest between the Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury on ESPN2.

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Paly sophomore qualifies for match play at US Junior Amateur

Of local note
Palo Alto sophomore Ahmed Ali shot a 2-over 74 for the second straight day and qualified for match play at the 2015 US Junior Amateur Championships at Colleton River Plantation Club in Bluffton, S.C.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Former Stanford standout Piscotty set to join MLB's Cardinals

Stanford product Stephen Piscotty, the No. 1 minor league prospect for the St. Louis Cardinals, reportedly is being called up to the parent team. He was hitting .272 with 11 homers in 87 games for Triple-A Memphis.

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Stanford tennis players earn ITA All-Academic honors

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Five members of the 2014-15 Stanford women's tennis team and six on the men's squad have been honored as ITA All-Academic Team honorees.

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Palo Alto golfers have work to do in national junior events

Palo Alto sophomore Ahmed Ali and Gunn senior Anna Zhou left themselves a lot of work to do following the opening round of their respective national golf tournaments on Monday.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Stanford football receives commitment from top Utah receiver

Cardinal corner
Stanford has received a verbal commitment from Simi Fehoko of Brighton High in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 6-3 1/2, 183-pound wide receiver is ranked No. 1 in the state, No. 9 in the West and No. 48 in the nation according to The Bootleg.

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Pinewood girls enjoying hoop success on summer circuit

Of local note
The Pinewood girls' summer league basketball team finished seventh in the tough 3A division of the San Diego Classic that finished up this past weekend in Southern California.

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Menlo College track/cross country program adds depth

Menlo College track & field head coach Dan Noel has added a trio of new signees to his squad for 2015-16, as well as announcing current Menlo College student Megan Thompson as a member of the team.

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Stanford's Cook helps U.S. men post volleyball victory

Stanford's Brian Cook helped the U.S. men's volleyball team recover from a first-set loss and a serious threat in the second and went on to defeat Mexico, 20-25, 27-25, 25-16, 25-17, in the Pan American Games on Sunday at Exhibition Center in Toronto.

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Stanford women claim title at US Open of Water Polo

Coming off a fifth-place finish at the World University Games in South Korea, the Stanford women's water polo team earned top honors at the 2015 US Open of Water Polo that concluded Sunday on Pomona-Pitzer's Haldeman Pool.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Stanford's Zhao wins gold medal in tennis at Pan Ams

Pan Am roundup
Stanford sophomore Carol Zhao captured a gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games, pairing with Gabriela Dabrowski for a 6-1, 4-6, 10-5 victory over Mexico's Victoria Rodriguez and Marcela Zacarias on Saturday in Toronto.

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