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Musician, scholar, athlete: Vandermeer's story

Original post made on Oct 22, 2009

It may have taken Jake Vandermeer, a recognized national cellist, a little longer than the normal recruit to get a chance to play a collegiate varsity sport. He didn't want to have any regrets though, so he went through a prolonged process to get a tryout. Sometimes waiting is the hardest thing.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 22, 2009, 12:33 AM

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Posted by Theresa Carey, a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 22, 2009 at 10:18 am

I was THRILLED to hear that Jake made the varsity volleyball squad at Stanford. He is one of the most coachable and most athletic players I have ever had the pleasure to meet. His play at the national club tournament last year was a huge factor in our run to the championship match.

Congratulations to Jake -- and way to go, John and Ken, when it comes to recognizing talent, hustle, smarts, and drive. Good luck this season!


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