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Stanford duo earns Pac-12 weekly women's soccer honors

 

Jane Campbell and Andi Sullivan earned Pac-12 weekly women's soccer honors, as announced Tuesday by the conference.

Sullivan was named the offensive player of the week, while Campbell earned goalkeeper of the week recognition.


Jane Campbell
The duo, both on the MAC Hermann Trophy Preseason Watch List, had an impressive first week back with the Cardinal after joining the senior U.S. Women's National Team for training and a pair of games two weeks ago.

Sullivan and Campbell helped guide No. 3 Stanford to a pair of road victories at Arizona and Arizona State this past weekend. The wins moved the Cardinal into sole possession of first place in the Pac-12.

Sullivan led Stanford with nine points on four goals and an assist over the two games. She scored twice in both games, contributing the game-winning goal in each contest. She also assisted the Cardinal's fourth goal at Arizona.

Sullivan earned national recognition for her play being named the NSCAA Player of the Week earlier on Tuesday. She leads Stanford with single-season career-highs in points (26) and goals (6). Sullivan has produced a career-best six assists on the year.

Campbell made four saves to earn the 34th shutout of her career at Arizona in a 4-0 victory. She moved into a tie for second-place in Stanford history in career shutouts. Campbell is one shutout shy of tying Nicole Barnhart for the all-time career record of 35.

Campbell is in the top-10 of multiple Stanford career rankings, including goalkeeping minutes played (1st, 7144), shutouts (t-2nd, 34), saves (4th, 207) and goals-against average (5th, 0.66).

It is the first Pac-12 weekly honor of the season for Sullivan and the second for Campbell.

Sullivan and Campbell will help Stanford pursue its 11th Pac-12 title in the regular-season finale Friday at 3 p.m. at No. 21 California.

Women's basketball

Stanford opens the season ranked 11th in the Associated Press poll, the organization announced Tuesday. It's the 17th consecutive season the Cardinal has appeared in the preseason AP rankings.

Stanford finished last year ranked 13th in the same poll. The Cardinal made its 18th overall trip to the Elite Eight and 10th in the last 13 years in 2015-16, posting a 27-8 overall record and a 14-4 mark in Pac-12 play.

The Cardinal won 25 games for the 15th straight year and became the seventh Division I institution to reach the 1,000-victory plateau when it beat Oregon State on February 26.

Stanford has appeared in the AP rankings 496 times out of 711 total polls since 1977 (69.7 percent), with an average positioning of 7.0.

It's been in the past 287 polls, the second-longest active streak behind Connecticut (432). The Cardinal's 496 all-time appearances in the AP top 25 are fourth behind Tennessee (693), Georgia (522) and Texas (502).

Stanford tips off its regular-season with five straight home games beginning on Friday, Nov. 11 against Cal Poly.

Highlighting Stanford's nonconference slate are a pair of matchups against fellow Elite Eight squads from last season in No. 8 Texas and No. 13 Tennessee.

The Cardinal hosts the Longhorns on Monday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. in a nationally-televised game on ESPN2 that is part of ESPN's ninth annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. Stanford's storied rivalry with Tennessee adds another chapter in Knoxville on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. ET on SEC Network.

The Pac-12 has five teams in the preseason poll with No. 9 UCLA, No. 17 Washington, No. 18 Arizona State and No. 25 Oregon State joining No. 11 Stanford

— Stanford Athletics

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