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SH Prep grad Clark scores twice in U.S. water polo victory

 

Sacred Heart Prep grad KK Clark and Stanford junior Maggie Steffens each scored twice and the United States women's national water polo team topped the Netherlands, 10-3, on the first day of the Kunshan Cup in China on Wednesday.

Cardinal senior Kiley Neushul and Stanford recruit Mackenzie Fischer also scored for the Americans, who will play China on Thursday. The Cup continues through Saturday.


KK Clark
The FINA World League Super Final opens Tuesday in Shanghai, with the U.S. meeting Brazil in the opener.

The Americans, coached by Adam Krikorian, opened a 5-2 lead in the first period. The Netherlands was held scoreless in the second half as the U.S. won its seventh straight.

Women's volleyball

Stanford grad Foluke Akinradewo was named to the U.S. national team roster for the USA Volleyball Cup, a four-match series against China, which begins Friday in Hawaii.

China coach "Jenny" Lang Ping led the USA national team to a silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and is the mother of Stanford grad Lydia Bai, who played college volleyball.

"It is a special honor to participate in the 2015 USA Volleyball Cup, and even more so this year as we will be competing alongside the 2014 USA Women's FIVB World Champions," Lang Ping said. "This is a great opportunity to develop our young players."

Baseball

Menlo College's Daniel Comstock and Wes Hoskins were named to the NAIA Baseball Coaches Association All-America team Wednesday.

Comstock earned All-American honors for the first time. He finished among the top 25 nationally in eight different categories including: 5th in total bases per game (2.8), 7th in home runs (16), seventh in total bases (154), 8th in home runs per game (0.291), 16th in hits per game (1.527), 17th in slugging percentage (0.720), 22nd in total hits (84) and 24th in total doubles (20).

Hoskins was named to the second team. The shortstop led the Oaks with a .398 batting average. He hit 11 home runs, 20 doubles and a triple while driving in 53 runs and slugging at a .729 clip.

Menlo finished the season with a school record 33 wins, the sixth consecutive season of at least 25 wins.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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