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Stanford men snag all-conference tennis honors

 

Stanford was well-represented among this year's All-Pac-12 Conference men's tennis team, as announced Monday by the conference office.

In addition to Tom Fawcett being named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and Paul Goldstein tabbed Pac-12 Coach of the Year, John Morrissey and David Wilczynski also were recognized.

Stanford's first top conference rookie since Bradley Klahn in 2009, Fawcett also was awarded a spot on the first team. The ITA Northwest Region Rookie of the Year, Fawcett led the Cardinal with a 26-12 overall record and was 14-7 in duals, playing all of his matches at the No. 1 position.

In addition to earning an at-large berth in the NCAA Singles Championship, Fawcett captured the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships title in October, becoming the first Cardinal player to win the event since Ryan Thacher (2011) and first Stanford freshman since KJ Hippensteel (1998). In doubles, Fawcett teamed with Maciek Romanowicz for an 18-4 overall record.

Morrissey earned a spot on the second team for the third consecutive season. The senior finished 18-9 overall and 16-6 in duals, including a 14-4 record at the No. 2 spot. Among Morrissey's 18 victories was a 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), 6-3 win over 19th-ranked Roberto Quiroz, as Stanford upset No. 5 USC for its first win over the Trojans since 2011 while clinching a share of the Pac-12 title.

In doubles, Morrissey and Robert Stineman earned All-America accolades with a top-8 seed in the NCAA Doubles Championship and finishing the season 15-5 overall.

Wilczynski wrapped up an impressive freshman season by receiving honorable mention status. The first player in school history to play at least one dual match at all six singles spots, Wilczynski finished 22-14 overall and was 13-9 in duals.

Meanwhile, first-year skipper Paul Goldstein was named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Stanford's first honoree since John Whitlinger claimed the Pac-10 honor in 2006. Also tabbed the ITA Northwest Region Coach of the Year, Goldstein directed Stanford (18-7, 6-1 Pac-12) to its first NCAA Tournament win in three seasons and a share of the regular-season conference championship for the first time since 2010.

Football

Several kickoff times and broadcast details for upcoming Stanford football games were announced Monday.

The 2015 season opener at Northwestern (Sept. 5) will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Kickoff time will be determined at a later date.

The Cardinal's home debut will be made against first-time opponent Central Florida (Sept. 12) at 7:30 p.m. (PT), televised on FOX Sports 1.

Stanford travels to USC (Sept. 19) for its first Pac-12 affair. ABC will begin its national broadcast at 5 p.m.

A Friday night showdown will feature the Cardinal at Oregon State (Sept. 25), set to begin at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports 1.

UCLA (Oct. 15) will visit Stanford for a 7:30 p.m. contest on ESPN in a Thursday night tilt.

The Pac-12 Championship Football Game will be played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Dec. 5. ESPN or ABC will cover the game, which will begin at 4:45 p.m. or 5 p.m.

The television coverage and start times of Stanford's remaining games will be announced later in the season.

Women's lacrosse

Fourteen Stanford players were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic team -- the most of any other school in the 10-team conference.

All three captains –- Hannah Farr, Meredith Kalinowski, and Meg Lentz -- were among those recognized. So were both All-Americans (Adrienne Anderson, Lucy Dikeou), all three All-Region selections (Anderson, Farr, and Dikeou), and all five of Stanford's eligible All-MPSF selections (Anderson, Dikeou, Farr, Lentz, and Rachel Ozer).

Junior defender Hannah Smith, a history major, had the team's highest cumulative GPA -- 3.86. Players must be at least sophomores academically, play in at least 50 percent of the team's games, and have a cumulative GPA over 3.00 to be eligible.

Of those selected, Stanford had 10 players with GPA's over 3.50 through the winter quarter, including five over 3.70.

Stanford finished 15-3 and won the MPSF regular-season and tournament titles before advancing to the NCAA tournament for the fifth time in six years.

— Stanford Athletics

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