Stanford men's soccer standouts Corey Baird, Tomas Hilliard-Arce and Brandon Vincent have been called by U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog for a College Identification training camp running from August 5-8 at the U.S. National Training Center in Carson.
The camp, which is comprised of 28 collegians, will allow the United States coaching staff to scout a new crop of players as the team continues preparations ahead of October qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
"It will be great to work with this group and have a look at them," Herzog said. "We have brought college players in and have seen them go on to have success with the senior team. (Stanford's) Jordan Morris was an example of that this year. This camp is another chance to build our pool of talented players."
Stanford's three selections to the camp are tied with Maryland for the most in college soccer. Only five schools, including Stanford, are sending multiple student-athletes to Carson.
Baird and Hilliard-Arce were two of the country's best freshmen in 2014. Both made Soccer America All-Freshman squads, Baird was on the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Far West Region Second Team and Hilliard-Arce made that organization's All-Far West Region Third Team.
Six Stanford student-athletes have been awarded NCAA postgraduate scholarships for the spring season. In total, eight Cardinal have received NCAA postgraduate scholarships during 2014-15, tying for the most in a year in school history.
Matt Aiello (men's volleyball), Ashley Grossman (women's water polo), John Morrissey (men's tennis), Luke Pappas (baseball), Robert Stineman (men's tennis) and Ellen Tsay (women's tennis) received NCAA postgraduate scholarships for their outstanding academic and athletic achievements. They are joined by Michael Levy (men's gymnastics) and Kristina Vaculik (women's gymnastics), who were awarded scholarships in the winter, as Stanford's honorees for 2014-15.
NCAA postgraduate scholarship winners receive a one-time grant of $7,500.To qualify, the student-athletes must be in their final year of eligibility and plan to pursue graduate studies within the next three years. They must also maintain at least a 3.2 grade-point average, have performed with distinction as a member of their varsity team and be nominated by their institution's faculty athletics representative.
Stanford women's head coach Yasmin Farooq announced the addition of Kelsie Chaudoin to her staff.
Chaudoin joins the Cardinal as an assistant coach in 2015-16 after serving as a novice men's assistant coach for the Oakland Strokes Rowing Club since September, 2013.
As an assistant coach with the Oakland Strokes, Chaudoin was responsible for teaching technical aspects of rowing and fitness as well as developing monthly training plans. She helped lead the club to a program-record six medals at the Southwest Regional Championships in her first year.
While coaching at Oakland Strokes, Chaudoin continued to compete as an athlete with the California Rowing Club (CRC). She trained full time trying to make the U.S. roster for the 2016 Olympics, winning the Canadian Henley pair and quad in 2013 as well as the West Coast Fall Speed Order in 2014. Chaudoin has rowed with the California Rowing Club since 2012.