Palo Alto summer women's basketball team ready to hoop it up


Stanford senior Erica McCall, Cardinal incoming freshman Nadia Fingall and Menlo School senior Sam Erisman will join several other top-notch women's basketball players with Payes Palo Alto Crush TNT on Saturday at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco for a SF Pro-Am League game at 4:15 p.m.

They will be joined by San Francisco native and Washington grad Jazmine Davis for a game against San Francisco, which features Stanford grads and Menlo-Atherton coach Markisha Coleman.

Stanford athletes Shannon Coffee and Marta Sniezek play for Bay City.

On the men's side, Stanford twins Marcus Allen and Malcolm Allen play for SF City, currently the league leaders with a 4-1 mark.

Cardinal junior Reid Travis plays for the South Bay Spartans.


At the time of the 2016 California Collegiate League All-Star Game, the Menlo Park Legends are owners of the fourth best CCL record at 10-8, and 23-11 overall.

With one of the most potent offenses in the league, it is not surprise that the All-Stars from the Legends are just a few of the guys doing the damage.

Menlo Park sends three bats to the annual midsummer game in Compton: Nick Brooks of Gonzaga University; RJ Williams of the University of Texas at Arlington; and Clayton Casey of the University of Houston.

Men's soccer

Menlo College released details for its 18-game regular season schedule.

The Oaks are coming off an 8-7-3 overall record in 2015 and a 2-5-3 mark in their inaugural season in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

The 2016 slate featured two teams that finished the 2015 regular season ranked in the NAIA top 25 and two that received votes in the final coaches' poll of the season. Overall, Menlo's 2016 opponents posted a 144-135-19 (.515) overall record.

Menlo's nonconference schedule pits them against a trio of teams with winning records. The season kicks off with a big home game on Aug. 16 against NCAA Div. II CSU Stanislaus, which made last year's NCAA tournament with a 15-4-3 overall record.

From there, the Oaks host NCAA Div. III Willamette on Aug. 20 before hitting the road on Aug. 23 and a meeting with UC Merced.

Menlo then hosts a trio of non-conference matches against Simpson University on Aug. 31, Puget Sound on Sept. 3 and Pacific Union on Sept. 7 before embarking on a five-game road trip that includes the opening of the GSAC schedule.

The road trip includes a neutral site game with Eastern Oregon, hosted by Oregon Tech on Sept. 11 and an official road game on Sept. 13 with Oregon Tech.

From there, it's all conference play for the remainder of the season starting with a trio of road games against San Diego Christian (Sept. 22), Biola (Sept. 24) and Arizona Christian (Sept. 29).

The month of October brings the Oaks to Wunderlich Field for five of seven games including three straight home conference contests against William Jessup (Oct. 6), Arizona Christian (Oct. 11) and Vanguard (Oct. 15).

The final two road games of the regular season send Menlo to Westmont on Oct. 20 and The Master's College on the 22nd. The regular season concludes with a meeting with Biola on the 27th and Hope International on the 29th.

Menlo is led by fourth-year coach Eric Bucchere. His staff includes the return of recently promoted assistant head coach Matt Tudor, in his fourth season.

Joining Bucchere and Tudor is a pair of newcomers in Ugo Uche and Armando Garcia.

Julia Bucchere serves as the Director of Operations for the third consecutive season.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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