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Cardinal men's soccer team receives more individual honors

 

Four Stanford men's soccer players were recognized when TopDrawerSoccer (TDS) unveiled its Best XI teams on Monday morning.

Sophomore forward Jordan Morris was named to the TDS Best XI First Team with junior defender Brandon Vincent landing on the TDS Best XI Second Team.


Defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce earned a spot on the TDS Best XI Freshman First Team and midfielder Corey Baird was recognized on the TDS Best XI Freshman Second Team.

Morris, a 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, started all 15 games in which he played this season for Stanford tallying four goals, 14 points and a team-high six assists.

Baseball

Sophomore pitcher Cal Quantrill was named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America Third Team, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced. The reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2014.

Quantrill made his mark as one of the top freshmen in the country during Stanford's improbable Super Regional run last season. The Port Hope, Ontario native was named to the Bloomington Regional All-Tournament Team after earning the win in the clinching victory over Indiana, then threw 7.0 innings (6 hits, 3 runs, 2 ER) in a no-decision against eventual national champion Vanderbilt during the Super Regional.

He led the Cardinal in innings (110.2) and strikeouts (98) after becoming the first Stanford freshman to start opening day since Mike Mussina in 1988.

Only five of the 29 other preseason All-America starting pitchers struck out more than Quantrill did in 2014 and four of those hurlers are on the first team.

Led by the return of 100 percent of its starting pitching, Stanford was ranked No. 18 in the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll, the organization announced Monday.

The preseason poll factors in voting by NCAA Division I coaches across the nation, how a team finished last season, returning position player starters and pitchers, potential draft picks along with the quality of its recruiting class last fall.

Stanford garnered 457 points to be the third-highest Pac-12 team. UCLA sits at No. 10 and Oregon was placed at No. 15. Arizona State is one spot behind Stanford, while Oregon State, Washington, USC and Arizona were all within the first 10 teams receiving votes which fell outside the top-40 ranking.

Defending national champion Vanderbilt came in at No. 1.

— Stanford Athletics

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