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Sports - June 7, 2019

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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.

CHAMPIONSHIP CREW . . . Stanford earned its fifth consecutive Intercollegiate Rowing Association team national championship on Sunday afternoon at the Lake Natoma course, getting wins from its Varsity Eight and Varsity Four. Stanford has maintained ownership of the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders Trophy since 2015 and has nine championships overall, the most in the history of the sport and four more than the next closest competitor (Wisconsin). Cardinal coach Kate Bertko has guided the team to national championships in each of her first three seasons at the helm.

GETTING A KICK . . . Former Stanford standout Jordan Morris was called to the United States men's national soccer training camp for the 1-0 loss to Jamacia in an international match Wednesday in Washington D.C. The U.S. has one more match, traveling to Cincinnati for a match against Venezuela on Sunday, before opening the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Morris played with the Americans and scored the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over the Jamaicans in the 2017 Gold Cup championship final. He led the U.S. with three goals through the event. Morris has appeared in 27 matches with the U.S., with nine starts.

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