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Stanford's Harbin named to U.S. women's field hockey team

 

Stanford senior field hockey standout Kelsey Harbin has been named to the U.S. Women's National Team, as announced by Team USA head coach Craig Parnham.

Harbin made the 30-player roster after competing at the 2014 Women's National Championship last week in Lancaster, Pa. She is the fourth player in Stanford history to be named to the U.S. Women's National Team, joining Sheryl Johnson, Onnie Killefer and Nancy White.

"Representing the U.S. is a great honor and has always been my dream," said Harbin. "Making the women's team is an amazing opportunity and I cannot wait to practice and play with the top players in the country. I am looking forward to taking everything I learn and bringing it back to my Stanford team so that we can continue to improve.

"My Stanford coaches and teammates played a huge role in me making the national team. I am very excited to continue training with Stanford and start with the U.S. team as I work toward the Olympics."

Harbin is a two-time All-American and was named the 2013 NorPac West Player of the Year with the Cardinal. She led Stanford in assists (8) and tied for the most points (22) during the 2013 season. Harbin represented Team USA at the Junior Pan American Championships in September 2012 and was a member of the U17 and U19 U.S. national teams.

Diving

New Stanford diving coach Patrick Jeffrey will be on the USA staff for the FINA Diving World Cup set for July 15-20 in Shanghai, China.

Rowing

Stanford's Christine Cavallo and Brittany Presten were named to the United States U-23 National Team in rowing on Tuesday after winning the Final of the Ltwt B 4x at the U-23 Trials in West Windsor, N.J.

Cavallo and Presten cruised to victory in a time of 6:59.57, nearly six seconds in front of the second-place boat. The win propelled the duo and their teammates to an automatic spot on the Team USA U-23 roster. They now will have the opportunity to compete in the U-23 World Championships from July 21-27 at Varese, Italy.

Two other Stanford lightweights were in action on Tuesday. Katherine Christel and Jackie Huddle saw their run come to an end in the rep of the Ltwt B 2x event. The duo took second with a time of 7:34.23 to just miss out on making the finals. Stanford open weight Nancy Miles won the race with a time of 7:24.05.

— Stanford Athletics

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