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Stanford women named All-American in golf, lacrosse

 

Seniors Lauren Kim and Mariah Stackhouse, catalysts for Stanford's first NCAA title in 2015 and runner-up finish Wednesday in Eugene, Ore., have been named All-Americans by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.

Kim was selected to the First Team for the third consecutive year. She is the fourth player in program history to accomplish that distinction, joining Mhairi McKay (1994-96-97), Kathleen McCarthy (1983-84-87) and Shelley Hamlin (1969-70-71).


A science, technology and society major from Los Altos, Kim led Stanford with a 71.77 scoring average, fourth-best in the country. She posted five top-10 showings and finished outside the top 20 once all season.

Stackhouse was named to the Second Team, marking the fourth straight year she has received All-American recognition. She was an honorable-mention choice in 2015, and made the First Team in 2013 and 2014.

A communication major from Riverdale, Ga., Stackhouse recorded a scoring average of 72.31, ranked 22nd in the country, and recorded four top-10 finishes.

Stackhouse joins Stephanie Keever (1998-99-00-01) and Hilary Homeyer (1998-99-00-01) as Stanford's only four-time All-Americans.

Women's lacrosse

Stanford senior Meg Lentz and junior Kelsey Murray were named All-Americans as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association.

Murray, a dynamic and explosive attacker, was named to the second team and Lentz, a fast and athletic defender, was a third-team selection. This is the first All-America honor for each.

Murray and Anderson become the eighth and ninth IWLCA All-Americans in Stanford history, joining Megan Burker (2006), Laura Shane (2006-08), Lauren Schmidt (2010-11), Leslie Foard (2011), Hannah Farr (2014), Lucy Dikeou (2015) and Adrienne Anderson (2015). Lentz is only the second Stanford defender to be named an All-American along with Anderson.

Murray, a psychology major, was the lynchpin of the Cardinal's offense, as she led Stanford in goals, assists and points as well as ranked second in the MPSF in goals per game and fourth in assists per game. Murray collected at least a point in every single game this season and scored five goals on three separate occasions. In addition to the IWLCA honor, she was named to the All MPSF First Team. Her 72 points on the year tie her for second all-time in Stanford single-season records with Rachel Ozer in 2013.

Lentz, a political science major, led the team in ground balls and caused turnovers while holding Julia Glynn of Harvard scoreless. Lentz proved to be integral on the draw control as well, winning nine in Stanford's win over San Diego State, while tying with Kelly Myers for the lead on the team with 50. In addition to the IWLCA honor, Lentz was named to the All MPSF First Team as well as to the MPSF All-Tournament Team.

Together, they helped lead Stanford to a 15-5 record and its second NCAA tournament victory in program history. Stanford advanced to the NCAA tournament for the sixth time in seven years.

— Stanford Athletics

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