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Cardinal women's lacrosse player nominated for top honor


Stanford junior midfielder Lucy Dikeou was named Thursday as one of 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Award, emblematic of the best player in collegiate lacrosse.

Dikeou was not on the original 50-player watch list, released in February, but the Denver native played her way on. She leads Stanford in points (43), goals (32), shots (65), draw controls (49), caused turnovers (19), free-position goals (9), and game-winning goals (4).

Dikeou has great quickness, speed, and a strong sense of determination and fearlessness. Her all-around play has been vital to Stanford's 8-0 conference record (12-2 overall) and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular-season title, the Cardinal's first since 2011. The Cardinal also is ranked No. 15 in the nation by the IWLCA.

Stanford completes its regular season on Sunday with a 1 p.m. at California. The Cardinal will be the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament and advance directly to the semifinals, May 1 at 3 p.m.

This is Dikeou's first nomination, though she was on the Tewaaraton preseason watch list in 2014. Stanford has had nine players in its history make Tewaaraton watch lists or nomination lists. There are 25 nominees for each the men and the women.

Dikeou is the fourth Stanford player all-time to make it this far in the Tewaaraton process and is the first since Leslie Foard and Lauren Schmidt were nominated in 2011. Goalie Laura Shane was among 18 semifinalists in 2008 and a nominee in 2006.

Five men's and five women's finalists will be announced on May 7 and invited to the ceremony. The Tewaaraton Award ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., on May 28, at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.

Men's soccer

Jordan Morris has made quite a name for himself at the expense of Mexico in just one week.

Seven days after starting and scoring for the U.S. Men's National Team in its 2-0 win over El Tri in San Antonio, the Stanford sophomore did so again on Wednesday night, this time for the U-23s in that squad's 3-0 victory against Mexico in Carson.

Morris, the only active collegian on the U-23 roster for this camp, has now scored in two consecutive games at that level. On March 27 in Tuzla, he scored the opening goal in the U-23 MNT's 5-2 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

At the senior level in the Alamodome last Wednesday, Morris became the first collegian to score for the USMNT in over 20 years.


Stanford picked up another top recruit in University Lab senior Malik Antoine, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback, who announced his commitment via social media on Thursday.

"I am proud to announce that I have committed to play football and attend Stanford University," Antoine wrote on his twitter feed.

Three-star prospect according to some websites, also received offers from Cal, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Oklahoma State, SMU, Tulane and Vanderbilt.

He's been rated the No. 35 prospect out of Louisiana.

— Stanford Athletics

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