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Orrange receives AP All-America honorable mention

 

Stanford senior Amber Orrange earned Associated Press All-America honorable mention honors in voting announced by the organization on Tuesday.

It's the latest in a laundry list of accolades for Orrange, who was on watch lists for the Naismith Trophy (Atlanta Tip-Off Club), Wade Trophy (WBCA), Wooden Award (Los Angeles Athletic Club), Nancy Lieberman Award and Dawn Staley Award at one point or another this season.

Last week, Orrange was named one of five Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region VIII honorees and is now in consideration for 2015 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team. The Houston, Texas native, who finished her academic work at Stanford in science, technology and society a quarter early with the completion of finals two weeks ago, is also a Senior CLASS Award® Finalist.

She finished her career in 2014-15 averaging career bests in points (13.3) and rebounds (4.0). Orrange is one of just five Stanford players with 1,000 career points and 500 assists, joining Jennifer Azzi, Sonja Henning, Jeanette Pohlen and Nicole Powell.

Her 1,426 career points rank 20th all-time at Stanford and her 552 assists are seventh. She is one of just seven Cardinal to reach the 500-assist plateau, joining Sonja Henning (757), Jennifer Azzi (751), Milena Flores (644), Jamila Wideman (585), Nicole Powell (577) and Jeanette Pohlen (560).

A consistent performer through her career at Stanford, Orrange is also fifth in school history in games played (146) and fourth in minutes (4,200).

Women's lacrosse

Stanford senior attack Rachel Ozer was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Offensive Player of the Week for her performance during the team's East Coast trip last week.

Ozer scored the first and last goals of a 7-0 offensive surge over the final 18 minutes to rally Stanford to a 15-10 victory over Harvard (Mar. 27). Ozer scored three goals in the game and jumped into a tie for No. 6 on Stanford's all-time points list (165) and to No. 8 all-time in goals (113).

For the week, which included a 17-15 loss to No. 15 Penn State, Ozer had five goals, one assist, two groundballs, one draw control, and one caused turnover for No. 13 Stanford (5-1).

This is Ozer's second weekly honor this year (Feb. 23), and the fourth Offensive Player of the Week honor for Stanford this season.

Women's water polo

Stanford senior Kiley Neushul was named MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week when the league announced its weekly honors on Tuesday afternoon.

It's Neushul's first award of the season and the third time a Stanford student-athlete has been selected as the week's best from the MPSF in 2015. Goalkeeper Gabby Stone was the honoree on Feb. 3 and Neushul's younger sister, Jamie, took home the accolade on March 10.

Neushul led Stanford in scoring in its weekend sweep of No. 8 Arizona State (10-4) and No. 11 UC Davis (14-3), scoring one fourth of the Cardinal's 24 total goals. The senior tallied hat tricks in both victories, her sixth and seventh of the season, and has now scored in each of Stanford's 18 games this year, putting forth 14 multi-goal efforts.

She also accounted for a field block, three assists and multiple steals as Stanford held its 10th and 11th opponents of the season to four goals or less. Dating to last year, the Cardinal has held its opponents under 10 goals in 35 consecutive games.

Neuhsul leads Stanford with 41 goals this season. Her 2.28 goals per game average is currently fifth in the MPSF.

— Stanford Athletics

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