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Palo Alto High grad Jenks signs Finnish pro soccer contract

 

Palo Alto High graduate Kelly Jenks (Class of 2010) has just signed a pro soccer contract with Finnish Professional League Team Kokkola 10FC.

Jenks has been serving as an assistant coach for Paly girls soccer team this season after a decorated career in club, prep and college soccer.

A four-time first-team SCVAL De Anza Division player, Jenks holds the Paly school record of 65 career goals. She went on to play college soccer at Santa Clara University and at Cal Baptist, where she was 2012 All-PacWest first team, leading the team with 16 goals.

Men's basketball

Palo Alto High grad Jeremy Lin of the Los Angeles Lakers had 14 points, 10 on free throws, plus six rebounds in a 99-87 NBA loss to visiting Houston on Sunday. Lin is averaging 10.6 points, 4.5 assists and 2.6 rebounds a game while coming off the bench.

Fencing

Palo Alto High grad Noah Berman helped the Brandeis University men's fencing team go 5-0 at the second Northwest Fencing Conference Tournament on Saturday at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Berman, a senior foil, went 8-1 on the day while helping his team clinch at least a share of the NFC title as Brandeis finished the season at 9-1.

The Brandeis men defeated Brown (14-13), Vassar (18-9), Boston College (18-9), Tufts (24-3) and Dartmouth (20-7).

The share of the NFC title is Brandeis's first since 2009. The Judges will win the crown outright if 4-1 Sacred Heart suffers another loss at the final meet next weekend.

Football

Dave Currey, who earned his master's degree from Stanford in 1969 and, as an assistant football coach helped the Cardinal reach the Rose Bowl in 1971 and 1972, has announced his retirement as the Chapman University Director of Athletics, effective at the end of this school year.

Currey is wrapping up his 25th year as the schools athletics director, leaving behind a legacy unmatched by any of his predecessors in Orange.

Currey leaves behind a program that is a rising star within the NCAA Division III. Under his leadership, the Panthers have won two national championships in softball (1995) and baseball (2003) and 18 regional championships: baseball (10), softball (7) and men's soccer (1). And since joining the SCIAC in 2011, Chapman has now won conference championships in women's basketball (co-2014) and football (2014).

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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