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Sports - June 7, 2019

Sports Shorts

AND THE WINNER IS . . . Stanford sophomore Ben Hallock was honored with the Peter J. Cutino Award, recognizing the nation's most outstanding men's water polo player. Cardinal Makenzie Fischer was named the women's recipient of the award. Both players were honored at The Olympic Club on Saturday night. Hallock becomes the first Stanford men's player since Tony Azevedo won his fourth straight award in 2004. Fischer becomes the sixth Cardinal women to win the award . . . Stanford freshman right-handed pitcher Alex Williams was named a Freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Williamsowns a 2.56 earned-run average and 0.97 WHIP in 14 appearances, including 10 starts. Williams has issued just eight walks with 43 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings pitched, holding opposing hitters to a .226 batting average . . . Stanford junior Albane Valenzuela earned Pac-12 Conference Women's Golfer of the Year honors Tuesday, the first Cardinal in program history to earn the award. Valenzuela has had a standout year, tying for first at the Pac-12 Championship and finishing sixth at NCAA Championships.

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