Eight sailors, featuring U.S. Development sailors Hans Kenken and Kieran Chung, double-handed national champion Hayley Kirk and radial U.S. Youth Champion Kaitlyn Baab, will join the Stanford sailing program, Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer revealed Thursday.
"This class will help Stanford sailing to the next level, Vandermoer said. "There is so much talent in this group, but the real highlight of this group is their work ethic. We are a team that works very hard in all aspects of the sport and these new freshman get that and will fit into our team chemistry really well."
Also joining the Cardinal are: Skipper Michael Dahl, Jack Ortel, the younger brother of current freshman, Kelly, Natalie Urban and Brittany Hallawell.
Freshman Kristina Wong is among seven golfers tied for third place after the first round of the NCAA Central Regional in South Bend, Ind. on Thursday.
Wong opened her round at the Warren Golf Course with three birdies in her first five holes of the day before finishing with an even-par 72.
Stanford shot a team score of 302 and is tied with Duke for fifth overall, 11 strokes behind tournament leader UCLA.
The event continues through Saturday.
Simpson scored a run in the top of the ninth to beat host Menlo, 6-5, in an elimination game of the NAIA West Regional on Thursday.
Chris Mazza singled to tie the score at 5-all in the bottom of the seventh. Paul Oakley led off with a triple to spark the rally.
Collin Forgey had two hits for the top-seeded Oaks (32-16), who had their most successful season ever come to a close in a second straight one-run loss.
British Columbia defeated College of Idaho, 6-3, and is the lone unbeaten remaining. College of Idaho and Simpson meet Friday at 9 a.m., with the winner going against British Columbia in the championship game.
Simpson eliminated Patten, 3-1, earlier in the day.