Fischer, Plummer top annual Stanford Athletics program

Both were named national Players of the Year in their respective sports

Twenty-two varsity programs were represented during the Stanford Athletics Award ceremony while 40 student-athletes walked away with awards. Photo by John P. Lozano/

Stanford juniors Makenzie Fischer (women's water polo) and Kathryn Plummer (women's volleyball) shared the Al Masters Award at the annual Stanford Athletics Board Awards ceremony, highlighting the Cardinal's success during the 2018-19 campaign.

This year, 22 varsity programs were represented during the ceremony while 40 student-athletes walked away with awards.

Stanford's six NCAA championships in 2018-19 tied its own record set in 1996-97 for the most by one school in a season. The Cardinal has won at least one NCAA championship during each of the last 43 years, dating back to the 1976-77 campaign. In total, Stanford varsity teams have won 123 NCAA championships (66 men, 57 women) and 149 national titles overall.

The complete list of award winners in order of presentation:

Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal

Ella Eastin, women's swimming

Harrison Williams, men's track and field

NCAA Elite 90 Award

Michaela Keefe, women's volleyball

Blake Parrish, men's water polo

Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Tami Alade, women's volleyball

Matt Anderson, men's swimming

Elise Cranny, women's cross country

Ella Eastin, women's swimming

Grant Fisher, men's cross country

Paul Fox, wrestling

Sameer Kumar, men's tennis

Carolyn Lee, softball

Adam Mosharrafa, men's soccer

Alanna Smith, women's basketball

Harrison Williams, men's track and field

Michelle Xiao, women's soccer

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Tami Alade, women's volleyball

Blake Parrish, men's water polo

Carly Weber-Levine, fencing

Kim Williams, women's swimming

Michelle Xiao, women's soccer

Thomas W. Ford Award

Women's volleyball

Sherry Posthumus Club Sports Team of the Year


Shirley Schoof Club Sports Athlete of the Year

Vincent Busque, swimming

Sarah Dobbins, horse polo

Arthur F. Dauer Memorial Sports Performance Award

Jaye Boissiere, women's soccer

Haydn Maley, wrestling

Bob Murphy Award

Andrew Daschbach, baseball

Conference Athlete of the Year

Michaela Gordon, women's tennis

Maverick Handley, baseball

Nathan Traxler, wrestling

Albane Valenzuela, women's golf

Noah Vigran, men's diving

Block S Outstanding Freshman

Paulson Adebo, football

Brody Malone, men's gymnastics

Ryann Neushul, women's water polo

Taylor Ruck, women's swimming

Block S Outstanding Sophomore

Aria Fischer, women's water polo

Brooke Forde, women's swimming

Ben Hallock, men's water polo

Catarina Macario, women's soccer

Block S Outstanding Junior

JJ Arcega-Whiteside, football

Tanner Beason, men's soccer

Jenna Gray, women's volleyball/track and field

Morgan Hentz, women's volleyball/beach volleyball

Andrea Lee, women's golf

Block S Honors for Women

Carly Weber-Levine, fencing

Block S Honors for Men

Michael Genender, tennis

Dick and Anne Gould Captain's Award

Alana Cook, women's soccer

Alameen Murphy, football

Ryan Sheppard, gymnastics

Jake Gimbel Award

Isaiah Salinda, men's golf

Pam Strathairn Award

Jordan DiBiasi, women's soccer

Caroline Lampl, women's tennis

Spirit of Stanford Award

Matt Anderson, men's swimming

Carolyn Lee, softball

Biff Hoffman Award

Grant Fisher, men's cross country/track and field

Harrison Williams, men's track and field

Stanford Athletics Board Award

Ella Eastin, women's swimming

Mackenzie Little, women's track and field

Alanna Smith, women's basketball

Donald Kennedy Award

Tami Alade, women's volleyball

Rachel Reichenbach, women's track and field

Al Masters Award

Makenzie Fischer, women's water polo

Kathryn Plummer, women's volleyball

For further reading, visit

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.


There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Contemporary Indian restaurant, Ettan, headed to Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 6,112 views

Premarital and Couples: Tips for Hearing (Listening) and Being Known
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,386 views

Is racism also a local problem?
By Diana Diamond | 37 comments | 1,105 views

Two degrees can do all that?
By Sherry Listgarten | 3 comments | 929 views

Tame, Maim and Claim the Wild Sea Vegetable
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 519 views


Register today!

​On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Learn More