NEW COACH . . . Stanford Director of Athletics Bernard Muir announced the appointment of Danielle Spencer as head coach of Stanford women's lacrosse. Spencer, who served as an assistant at Stanford in 2012, returns to The Farm after she turned around the Dartmouth program in three years and earned Ivy League Coach of the Year honors in each of her final two seasons. Spencer inherited a program coming off three consecutive losing campaigns, but the Big Green won 11 games in her second year and captured an Ivy League regular season title in her third season.
USA WRESTLING . . . Stanford freshmen wrestlers Shane Griffith and Real Woods helped lead the United States to a first-place finish at the Junior Pan American Freestyle Championships last weekend in Guatemala City. Griffith recorded technical falls all the way to a gold medal finish at 79kg. He posted identical 10-0 wins over Peru's Brisd Jahz Rojas in the quarterfinals and Mexico's Miguel Reynoso in the semifinals. In the finals, Griffith notched a 12-1 technical fall against Canada's Carson Lee. Woods was the runner-up at 65kg for the United States with a 4-1 record. He opened the tournament with a 12-2 technical fall against Mexico's Francisco Torres.
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