Ex-Stanford baseball standout joins California League all-stars


Six San Jose Giants players have been named to the California League All-Star team and will participate in the 2015 All-Star Game against the Carolina League All-Stars on June 23 in Rancho Cucamonga.

Among that group is former Stanford standout Austin Slater, who will help represent the Giants in the 19th All-Star contest between the California and Carolina Leagues.

The Giants' six players were the most of any team on the 26-player all-star roster.

Slater has anchored a spot in the middle of the Giants lineup all season. He leads San Jose in doubles (13), is tied for first in hits (59), is second in RBI (28) and is batting .285 overall. Slater hit .302 in April, before batting at a .311 clip in May. With runners in scoring position, the second baseman has hit a team leading .344.

The California-Carolina League All-Star Game will be taking place in California for the first time since the San Jose Giants hosted the contest in 2013 at Municipal Stadium. The California League won last year's game and the all-time series is tied at 8-8-2.

Field hockey

Stanford senior-to-be Maddie Secco is competing with Team Canada at the Valencia Hockey World League Semifinals, that got under way Wednesday and runs through June 21, to pursue a spot in the final competition and a position at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The top four teams in the 10-team tournament will earn a spot in the Hockey World League Final in Argentina. The top three teams in the tournament will earn a spot at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.

Teams competing in the tournament include Spain, Argentina, China, Germany, Great Britain, South Africa, the United States, Canada, Ireland and Uruguay.

Secco enters the tournament with 51 senior caps after making her debut with the national team in 2011.

Secco has been a staple in the midfield on the wing during her time at Stanford racking up 49 points on 15 goals and 19 assists in 58 games.

Secco is coming off a terrific junior campaign and was named to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region Second Team, NorPac All-Conference First Team and NorPac All-Tournament Team. She registered a career-best year, setting or matching single-season highs in points (20), goals (6), assists (8) and game-winning goals (2).

— Stanford Athletics

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