Two days after securing the Stanford Invitational title in its home pool, the No. 1 Cardinal women's water polo team swept MPSF/Kap7 weekly honors on Tuesday. Junior goalkeeper Gabby Stone was named MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week and freshman Katie Dudley earned MPSF/Kap7 Newcomer of the Week accolades for their performances in Stanford's 4-0 weekend at Avery Aquatic Center.
Stone accumulated 27 saves in 13 quarters (8.31 S/G) to anchor the Cardinal at its home tournament. She had a pair of 10-save games against No. 6 UC Irvine on Saturday and No. 2 UCLA on Sunday, and posted a 5.23 goals-against average against three of the nation's top seven teams. This award is Stone's second career weekly honor (Mar. 31, 2014).
Dudley continued her strong start to 2015 and earned her first league nod after scoring three goals for the second consecutive weekend. The Okemos, Mich. native tallied a score in wins over No. 18 UC Davis, No. 6 UC Irvine and No. 7 San Jose State. She has scored in all but one game this season for the undefeated (6-0) Cardinal.
Stanford defeated UC Davis 16-4, UC Irvine 11-3, San Jose State 11-8, and UCLA, 10-6 to capture the Stanford Invitational championship. The win over San Jose State was the 500th all-time in program history. In Sunday's title game against No. 2 UCLA, the Cardinal entered the fourth quarter with a 7-6 lead and scored three times in the final frame without allowing a goal to win for the ninth time in its last 10 meetings with the Bruins.
Cardinal sophomore pitcher Cal Quantrill has been named to four preseason All-America lists.
• D1Baseball.com Preseason All-America Second Team
• Perfect Game Preseason All-America Second Team
• Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America Third Team
• Baseball America Preseason All-America Third Team
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 H, 3 R, 2 ER) in a no-decision against eventual national champion Vanderbilt during the Super Regional.
The management science and engineering major 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 Louisville Slugger All-America starting pitchers struck out more than Quantrill did in 2014 and four of those hurlers are on the first team.
Stanford, which has been featured in a number of preseason top 25 polls, opens its season Friday, Feb. 13 against Indiana at 3 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks.