Another Dunlevie will be playing water polo for the Cardinal

Gaffney has four hits, including a home run in Cardinal baseball win over Tigers

One good Dunlevie deserves another. Sacred Heart Prep senior Robert Dunlevie will join his older sister, Vee, at Stanford in the fall and will also play water polo for the Cardinal.

Dunlevie, who originally gave his commitment to the Cardinal in September, was one of four incoming freshmen announced by Stanford coach John Vargas on Monday.

Alex Bowen, Michael Carter and Clayton Evans will also join the Cardinal this fall for the 2011 season.

Dunlevie is a three-time All-Central Coast Section Division II and All-West Catholic Athletic League pick. He led the Gators to the CCS Division II championship game in the fall.

Dunlevie was named a USA Water Polo Junior Olympics All-American at the club level three years ago.

Bowen, out of San Diego's Santana High School, is a two-time prep All-American, including first-team honors in the fall. He's also a three-time Grossmont North League Player of the Year and holds the San Diego Section's career scoring record with 547 goals.

Bowen has played with the U.S. Youth and Junior National Teams since 2008, and was a on the U.S. Junior National Team at the Junior Pan-American Cup last summer. He is a six-time All-American at the Junior Olympic level.

Carter, from Lawrenceville (N.J.) School, earned All-America honors at the 2010 USA Water Polo Junior Olympics.

A native of South Africa, Carter served as the Big Red's water polo captain as a junior and senior, and was named to the Eastern Preps' All-Tournament Team three times. Carter also earned All-America recognition in swimming.

Evans, an All-American goalie, is a two-time All-Southern Section Division I selection, including as a first-team pick in the fall. A three-time USA Water Polo Academic All-American, Evans, the 2010 Hawaiian Invitational MVP, was also part of the U.S. Youth National Team in 2009.


Tyler Gaffney, Brian Ragira and Austin Wilson each hit a home run and No. 25 Stanford won its fifth straight, beating host Pacific, 11-5, Monday evening.

Gaffney had four hits and drove in two runs for the Cardinal (26-16), which host UC Davis at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Ragira added four RBI, including three on his first inning home run.

Sahil Bloom (1-0) was awarded the victory after pitching a career-best five innings and recording a career-high five strikeouts. He did not allow a run, gave up two hits and walked one.

Men's golf

Stanford earned the fourth seed at the NCAA Indiana Regional, which begins Thursday, May 19 at the Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville, Ind.

Sihwan Kim, who has been limited to three tournaments because of a back issue, is expected to return in time for regional play.

Last season, Stanford captured the Central Regional held at the Warren Course in South Bend.

Joining Stanford in the Indiana Region (in order of seeding) are Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Indiana, Florida State, Michigan, Charlotte, Memphis, Wichita State, Missouri-Kansas City and Sacred Heart.

The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals to be held at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla., May 31-June 5.

Stanford finished fourth at the Pac-10 championships.

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