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Publication Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2004

SPORTS SHORTS SPORTS SHORTS (October 06, 2004)


MENLO CORNER . . . The Menlo College football team earned its first win of the season on Saturday, beating visiting Whittier, 28-6. Quarterback Adam Hazel threw for 299 yards and a pair of touchdowns, both to receiver Marvin Stickel. Menlo (1-2) led 21-0 at halftime as Kevin Jones added a one-yard run. A short punt, and a long return of 36 yards by Dustin Cabico led to Menlo's final score, a seven-yard run by Eddie Connor. Menlo visits California Lutheran University on Saturday at 1 p.m. . . . The Menlo College women's volleyball team remained unbeaten in CalPac Conference play following a 30-17, 30-16, 30-13 victory over Simpson University on Saturday. Menlo (7-0, 7-2) has won 13 consecutive conference games heading into Friday's match at Dominican and Saturday's match at Notre Dame de Namur. Senior Cindy Epps led the Oaks with 11 kills and a hitting percentage of .526. Sanoe' Eselu had 10 kills . . . Ja'Net Lawrence and Joyce O'Leary each had a pair of goals as the Menlo College women's soccer team beat Simpson, 6-1, on Friday. Menlo (8-3-1) travels to Notre Dame de Namur for a pivotal match Wednesday at 1 p.m.

NOTEWORTHY . . . Gunn High grad Brian Mead was named the Collegiate Water Polo Player of the Week last week after scoring 13 goals in four games for John Hopkins University at the ECAC Championships over the weekend. John Hopkins placed fifth at the tournament, the highest ever by a Division III team. Mead is a three-time All-American and was an All-east pick last year . . . The Palo Alto Knights' Pop Warner football program will host an Alumni/Reunion on Sunday, Oct. 10 at Palo Alto High. All past players, coaches and fans are welcome to a day of recognition and festivities. Games begin at 8 a.m., with a BBQ tailgate and other activities are planned throughout the day.

COACHING CORNER . . . The Palo Alto Recreation Department is seeking coaches for its volleyball, flag football and basketball programs at the middle school level. Volleyball and flag football begin in early September, and basketball begins in November. Coaches will work 4-5 days a week, with paid and volunteer positions available. Practices held in Palo Alto. Some travel to other local schools required. For information, contact Chris Neier, Recreation Coordinator at 650-463-4926 . . . Castilleja School is looking for coaches for the upcoming season in varsity track and field in addition to an assistant coach for swimming. Interested persons should contact Athletic Director Jez McIntosh at jez_mcIntosh@castilleja.org . . . Woodside Priory School is looking for a girls' varsity soccer coach. Contact Athletic Director Mark Stogner at 851-6107 or at mstogner@woodsidepriory.com . . . Menlo-Atherton High is looking for a number of coaches for the 2004-05 season: boys' varsity soccer, frosh-soph softball, girls' varsity lacrosse and girls' JV lacrosse. Interested persons should contact M-A Athletic Director Pam Wimberly at 322-5311 (ext. 5706).

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . The Palo Alto 92G White, an Under-14 Class III CYSA team, is looking for additional players for the upcoming season. Those interested should contact Myrna Soper at 494-6394 or at myrna@soperspace.com. . . . The Stanford Water Polo also is accepting applications for their fall girls' program. This session is for girls in eighth grade or younger. For information and forms, check www.stanfordwaterpolo.com.


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