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Monday, June 29, 2015

Two Stanford wrestlers on U.S. Junior World Team

After sweeping a wrestle-off in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday, incoming freshman Joey McKenna joins Stanford redshirt sophomore Nathan Butler on the United States Junior World Team.

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Stanford women's water polo preps for the World University Games

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Sunday was moving day, as the Stanford women's water polo team hopped on its flight to Gwangju, South Korea to represent the United States at the 2015 World University Games.

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Local Little League teams fall from the winners' bracket

District 52 all-stars
It's an uphill battle from this point on for local Little League teams in the District 52 all-star tournament with remaining local survivors all playing in the consolation bracket.

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Top local golfers shoot for U.S. Junior Amateur berths

Many of the top young golfers on the Peninsula will be touring the Stanford Golf Course on Monday with hopes of qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championships in July.

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USA men lose polo lead and fall in shootout for third place

The USA Men's Senior National Team appeared well on its way to a bronze medal at the 2015 FINA World League Super Final only to see Brazil rally for a shootout win, 24-23, on Sunday in Bergamo, Italy.

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Stanford grad runs to a berth for the World Championships

The U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded on Sunday with a Stanford highlight as 2013 grad Kori Carter earned a berth on her first U.S. national team.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Only one Palo Alto Little League team survives in all-stars

Six Palo Alto Little League teams took the field on Saturday in the opening round of the District 52 Majors All-Star Tournament held at three sites on the Peninsula. Only the Palo Alto National 11-12 all-stars, however, advanced in the winners' bracket following a 12-6 victory over Redwood City West at Middlefield Ballpark in Palo Alto.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

American men beat Russia; clinch a spot in FIVB world volleyball league final

Team USA
The United States men's national volleyball team is one step closer to defending its FIVB World League championship after knocking off host Russia, 25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 25-18, Sunday.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Americans a head above the Chinese in Women's World Cup

Stanford grad Kelley O'Hara celebrated her first action of the FIFA Women's World Cup, a start Friday, by helping create the first scoring opportunity for the U.S. women's national soccer team. While that chance didn't pan out, the Americans kept the pressure on and did finally convert a scoring chance.

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Azevedo helps USA men's water polo team stun Hungary

USA volleyball wins
Stanford grad and four-time Olympian Tony Azevedo converted a penalty shot with under three seconds to play, lifting Team USA to an improbable 8-7 victory over Hungary on Friday in the FINA World League Super Final in Bergamo, Italy.

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Williams repeats as U.S. junior decathlon champion

Stanford's Harrison Williams repeated as the U.S. junior decathlon champion, but came up short in his effort to break the junior national record at the U.S. Junior National Track and Field Championships on Friday in Eugene, Ore.

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Randle goes undrafted, but joins Warriors for the summer

Stanford graduate Chasson Randle was passed over in this week's NBA Draft, but he still will be busy with an NBA team after agreeing to join the Golden State Warriors for NBA Summer League competition.

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Stanford women's team sweeps national water polo honors

On the heels of its fourth NCAA Championship in the past five seasons, Stanford women's water polo swept the national postseason awards when the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announced its 2015 All-America Teams on Friday.

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Appel named to Futures Game roster after promotion to Triple A

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Houston Astros prospect and former Stanford ace Mark Appel ('13) was named to the 2015 Futures Game roster, one day after being promoted to AAA. Appel, the 2013 No. 1 overall pick, was 5-1 with a 4.26 ERA in 13 starts for Class AA Corpus Christi.

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2015 high school all-league track & field teams

ALL-WEST BAY ATHLETIC LEAGUE
BOYS
Most Outstanding Track: Derek Friske (King's Academy)
Most Outstanding Field: Connor Cody (Sacred Heart Prep)
GIRLS
Most Outstanding Track: Lizzie Lacy (Menlo School)

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Stanford women's soccer faces another tough schedule in '15

The Stanford women's soccer team will face a typically tough schedule in 2015. The 19-match slate, announced Wednesday, features 11 opponents who reached the NCAA tournament last season and 14 who posted winning records. Three -- BYU, Penn State and UCLA -- won conference regular-season titles.

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Atherton tennis standout named to USA National Junior Team

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Sixteen-year-old CiCi Bellis of Atherton is among eight girls selected for the 2015 Team USA National Junior Team, a training program designed to give America's best young players opportunities to train together during the summer and to compete against other top juniors from around the world.

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Stanford's Brown picked by the Lakers in the NBA Draft

Stanford grad Anthony Brown was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Brown, who was the fourth pick of the round and 34th overall, becomes the 32nd NBA Draft choice in school history.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

USA men go 0-3 in group play at Super League polo

The USA Men's Senior National Team finished group play at the FINA World League Super Final with a 13-10 water polo loss to Italy on Thursday in Bergamo, Italy. Stanford's Bret Bonanni led the way for the second straight match with three goals.

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Serena Williams highlights field for Bank of the West

The official player field for the Bank of the West Classic was announced this week, and with three top-10 players and eight of the Top 20 entered, the 2015 acceptance list for Stanford will feature one of the top player fields of the summer hardcourt season.

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District 52 Little League Majors 11-12 All-stars

Palo Alto American and Palo Alto National will open the District 52 Little League Majors 11-12 All-Star Tournament on Saturday at home, as Palo Alto is serving as the host for the double-elimination event.

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District 52 Little League Majors 10-11 All-Stars

The Palo Alto American and National Little League all-stars won't have far to travel for the District 52 Majors 10-11 tournament, which gets under way Saturday at Ford Field and La Entrada School in Menlo Park.

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District 52 Little League Majors 9-10 All-Stars

Players on the Palo Alto National and American Little League 9-10 all-star teams will be racking up the travel miles beginning this weekend when the District 52 tournament gets under way in Pacifica.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

USA men fall again in FINA World League Super Final

Stanford's Bret Bonanni did his job, but it still wasn't enough as the USA Men's National Team dropped a 10-9 water polo decision to Australia on Wednesday in the second round of the FINA World League Super Final in Bergamo, Italy.

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Gunn's Watt wins national titles at U.S. Paralympics

Of local note
While many high school athletes are taking the summer off, Gunn senior Amy Watt is doing quite the opposite -- despite finishing a busy track and field season last month.

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Track and field season far from over for Stanford athletes

The NCAA Championships are over, but the track and field season continues for 16 Stanford athletes with the upcoming U.S. and Canadian national championships on tap.

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Stanford women's volleyball will be in prime time this season

It won't be hard to watch the Stanford women's volleyball team in 2015 as the defending Pac-12 champion Cardinal will have 17 matches slated for coverage on the Pac-12 Networks, two on ESPNU and an additional match on the Big Ten Network.

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Stanford men's soccer team will be busy after historic season

Eleven televised matches and nine games against NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago highlight the Stanford men's soccer schedule, which the reigning conference champions announced on Tuesday in conjunction with the Pac-12 Networks' release of its 2015 television picks.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ten local water polo players will play in Pan Ams

A total of 10 athletes with ties to Stanford and the local area will be competing for the USA Water Polo men's and women's teams for the upcoming 2015 Pan American Games this July in Toronto, Canada.

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Stanford women claim Capital One Cup once again

Stanford claimed its third Women's Capital One Cup as the most successful athletics program in the country during the 2014-15 season, as announced Tuesday by the corporation.

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Jackson, Hoffpauir off to good starts in pro baseball

Stanford products Drew Jackson and Zach Hoffpauir opened their professional baseball careers in a big way over the weekend, with Jackson leading the way with six hits in his first 18 at-bats.

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Palo Alto Babe Ruth city tourney is up next

Menlo Chevron will take the No. 1 seed into the Palo Alto Babe Ruth City Tournament after wrapping up the regular-season title with an 8-4 victory over Guy Plumbing and Heating on Monday night at Baylands Athletic Center.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Team USA into the quarterfinal round of Women's World Cup

By the time Stanford grad Christen Press entered the game, the U.S. national soccer team was in control of its 2-0 victory over Colombia in the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Edmonton, Canada on Monday.

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M-A grad wins gold at World Cup 2 rowing event in Italy

Menlo-Atherton grad Seth Weil was part of a gold medal effort as the U.S. rowed in 10 finals Sunday on Lake Varese in Italy at the World Cup 2 and delivered big, taking gold medals in the men's four, the women's four and the women's eight, silver in the women's single, the women's double and women's pair and bronze in the women's quadruple sculls and men's eight.

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Two local golfers in good position at Cal State Amateur

Menlo School grad Andrew Buchanan of Los Altos and Portola Valley resident Dakota McNealy got off to solid starts at the 104th annual California Amateur Championships following Monday's opening round of stroke play at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City.

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Stanford rows to a title at Women's Henley Regatta

Stanford's quad waited patiently for two days for its opportunity to race and then made the most of it by winning the title at the Women's Henley Regatta on Sunday in England.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

DiRado, Williamson with strong showings at local swim meet

Stanford grad Maya DiRado finished second to Hungary's Katinka Hosszu in the women's 200-meter backstroke on Sunday at the Arena Pro Series in Santa Clara. Stanford junior Max Williamson finished fourth in the men's 200 IM, two days after finishing second in the 400 IM.

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Wambach focused on Women's World Cup match, not goals record

Abby Wambach scored the game-winning goal in the U.S. WNT's 1-0 victory against Nigeria Tuesday, helping the USA finish atop Group D in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. With 14 goals in her World Cup career, Wambach is now one goal away from tying Brazil's Marta for most goals scored by any individual.

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Team USA recaptures the gold at Pan American Cup

USA volleyball
The U.S. women's national volleyball team, with a balanced offensive attack, captured its fourth Pan American Cup title by defeating Dominican Republic, 25-20, 25-20, 25-15, in a battle of undefeated teams Sunday during the gold-medal match in Lima, Peru.

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Stanford rows to semifinals at Henley Women's Regatta

The Stanford women's rowing team continued its weekend of competition at the Henley Women's Regatta with the eight and pair both in action on Saturday in England.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Stanford's Manuel wins 50 free at Arena Pro Series

Stanford sophomore Simone Manuel, who won the 50-meter free Saturday at the Arena Pro Series at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara, has grown up a lot in the past year. She's a lot more confident about her abilities, which are world class.

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Team USA reaches championship match of Pan American Cup

USA volleyball
Stanford grad Kristin (Richards) Hildebrand had 10 kills and a block and the United States women's senior volleyball team swept Cuba, 25-17, 25-20, 25-22, Saturday in the semifinals of the Pan American Cup in Lima, Peru.

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Stanford duo brings home rowing title from Henley

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The Stanford women's rowing team started its run through the Henley Women's Regatta on Friday with a victory in the pair in England.

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Haase focusing on earning a spot on a U.S. national swim team

Sarah Haase, Felicia Lee, Max Williamson and Curtis Ogren were among the Stanford affiliates to swim in a championship final Friday at the Arena Pro Series in Santa Clara. Others included Eugene Godsoe, Simone Manuel, Janet Hu and Maya DiRado.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Menlo-Atherton hires a new girls volleyball coach

Fletcher Anderson has been hired as the new girls volleyball coach at Menlo-Atherton High, as announce by co-athletic directors Paul Snow and Steven Kryger. Anderson comes to M-A with an extensive background in competitive volleyball, including as a player.

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Stanford duo earns All-American recognition in women's rowing

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Stanford junior women's rowers Katie Toothman and Ellie Parker earned spots on the Pocock All-America team it was announced Wednesday.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cardinal swimmers hope to splash to top times in Santa Clara

Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin takes center stage this week at the Arena Pro Swimming Series in Santa Clara. Watch for Stanford sophomore Simone Manuel and Cardinal grad Felicia Lee to make a few waves of their own.

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Wulff is a high school baseball All-American

Stanford incoming freshman Brandon Wulff was named a third team ABCA/Rawlings High School All-American, the American Baseball Coaches Association announced Thursday.

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Two more top 10 players have entered Bank of the West

World No. 9 Carla Suarez Navarro and World No. 10 Angelique Kerber have entered the Bank of the West Classic, event officials announced Thursday, joining World No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams in what is becoming one of the top player fields of the summer hardcourt season.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Team USA advances to semifinal of Pan American Cup volleyball

Stanford grads Alix Klineman and Kristin (Richards) Hildebrand combined to produce 18 points and help the United States women's national volleyball team beat Argentina, 25-18, 25-18, 25-11, Wednesday night in the final match of group play at the Women's Pan American Cup.

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Stanford Athletics' hold on the Director's Cup turns 21

Stanford Director of Athletics Bernard Muir accepted the Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup on Tuesday during the annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA) conference in Orlando, Florida.

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Stanford draft picks ready to start playing some pro baseball

Stanford grads Drew Jackson and Logan James, along with former Cardinal baseball player Zach Hoffpauir are getting set to begin their professional careers this week. Marc Brakeman, who turned 21 on Monday, remains unsigned.

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DiRado, Manuel expected to swim in Santa Clara meet

Olympic gold medalists and world recordholders Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps are expected to lead a group of more than 50 members of the USA Swimming National Team headlining the field for the Arena Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara, which gets underway Thursday.

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American women reach next stage at World Cup in Canada

Riley, Ferns eliminated
The United States women's national soccer team's 1-0 victory, in front of a crowd of 52,193 at BC Place, over Nigeria on Tuesday clinched the top spot in Group D of the FIFA Women's World Cup in Vancouver, B.C., Canada and a berth in the Round of 16 next Monday at 5 p.m. in Edmonton against Colombia.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Klineman top scorer in USA volleyball win over Mexico

Stanford grad Alix Klineman recorded 12 points and the United States women's national volleyball team downed Mexico, 25-13, 25-17, 25-17, to remain unbeaten and atop the Group A standings at the Pan American Cup in Lima, Peru on Tuesday.

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Secco with Team Canada at Valencia Hockey World League

Stanford senior Maddie Secco is competing with Team Canada at the Valencia Hockey World League Semi-Finals to pursue a spot in the final competition and a position at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Lisle is named the softball coach at Menlo College

Gators earn academic honor
Former Santa Clara assistant Matt Lisle, an East Bay native, was named Menlo College's softball coach by Director of Athletics Keith Spataro on Tuesday.

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