HOOP NOTES . . . The Stanford men's basketball team will finish the Pac-10 season in ninth place — if members of the media who cover the conference regularly are correct in their prognosticating. The Cardinal (7-11, 14-18) finished in an eighth-place with Oregon last year, a game ahead of last-place Washington State. Washington was picked to win the conference title. The Huskies (11-7, 26-10) were third last year and went on to win the conference tournament. A day earlier, Stanford continued to build for the future after Rock Island (Illinois) senior Chasson Randle announced his verbal commitment Wednesday to attend Stanford and play basketball for coach Johnny Dawkins. Randle, a 6-foot-2 point guard who has a four-star rating, chose the Cardinal over Illinois and Purdue. Randle, who played in the U.S National Team program, learned he was admitted to Stanford two weeks ago and that may have weighed into his decision, which he wanted to make before his senior season.
MENLO COLLEGE . . . Menlo College freshman linebacker Marcus Alvin was named NAIA Independent Defensive Player of the Week for his effort in the Oaks' 32-15 loss at Willamette last weekend. Alvin, out of San Diego's Serra High, recorded 12 tackles, five for a loss, forced a fumble and was credited with 2 1/2 sacks, his first of the season. Alvin currently ranks ninth on the team with 27 tackles as the Oaks (3-5) prepare for Saturday's noon contest at Linfield . . . Menlo junior soccer defender Jimmy Macias earned Cal Pac Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for efforts against conference leader Holy Names and Cal State Maritime last week . . . Menlo sophomore goalkeeper Kristin Henderson was named Cal Pac Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in a 1-0 loss to conference-leading Holy Names and an 8-0 victory over Mills.
OF LOCAL NOTE . . . The fall 2010 Oshman Invitational adult basketball league is looking for a few more teams for the upcoming season, which begins No. 2 and runs through Jan. 18. Games will be played Tuesday nights at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, in Seiler Family Gymnasium. Teams must have a minimum of six players and a max of 10. For more information, contact Nezam Etemadi at 223-8660 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB CORNER . . . Sacred Heart Prep has the following coaching opportunities: girls' assistant frosh-soph soccer coach and boys' head and assistant frosh-soph lacrosse coaches. All interested candidates please contact Athletic Director Frank Rodriguez at 473-4031 or email@example.com. "