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Sports - February 24, 2012

Sports Shorts

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Freshman goalie Evan Cranston from Castilleja School earned CWPA Southern Division honors after helping the Brown women's water polo team to a 4-0 weekend at the Bison Invitational hosted at Bucknell. Cranston earned her first collegiate award as the Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week. Cranston had a great weekend for the Bears as she posted 35 saves in 3 1/4 games in the cage. She played the first quarter of Brown's 20-6 win against Gannon and earned four saves. She then played the next three games, posting 10 saves in an 8-7 win over Bucknell, nine saves in a 7-5 win over Marist and 12 in Brown's final game against Wagner College, a 12-11 victory. Cranston also added three steals and two assists . . . Gunn High grad Alex Lincoln won two individual swimming titles during the SCIAC Championships this week. Competing for Pomona-Pitzer, Lincoln won the women's 100-yard free in 52.21, coming from behind to win by a scant .05. She also won the 200 free in 1:54.27, taking that by just .04 of a second. The titles were the first for Lincoln, a sophomore. She now awaits word on whether her times are fast enough to qualify for next month's Division III nationals in Indianapolis . . . Leslie Airola-Murveit of Portola Valley was a member of a four-woman team that captured the Maureen Connolly Cup Senior World Championship competition recently at the Balboa Tennis Club in San Diego.

OAKS' HONORS . . . The 2011-12 Women's Basketball California Pacific Conference postseason awards were announced on Thursday with Menlo having four players earning postseason awards, the most of any team in the conference. Three players — Erika Garcia, Lauren Adamek, and Jolise Limcaco — were recognized as all-conference first teamers, while freshman forward Laurel Donnenwirth earned second-team distinction. Limcaco also took home the Cal Pac's Freshman of the Year honor and Lady Oaks' head coach, Shannon Osborne, was the recipient of the Cal Pac Coach of the Year award. Limcaco, who averaged 19 points in two games for the Oaks last week, has been selected as the Cal Pac Women's Basketball Player of the Week. The wins clinched the California Pacific Conference regular-season championship for the Oaks. Menlo College is the No. 1 seed in the California Pacific Conference Tournament. The Oaks will host a semifinal game Friday against No. 4 Simpson at 7:30 p.m. . . . Menlo College sophomore Tricia Davidson pitched seven innings in a complete-game shutout and was selected as the California Pacific Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week while Menlo senior Raquel Savoy, who went 3-for-5 in the same two games, was selected as the California Pacific Conference Softball Player of the Week.

YOUTH SPORTS . . . Palo Alto Knights Youth Football is seeking head and assistant coaches for the 2012 football season. Experienced in youth coaching and football knowledge is preferred. Contact: Mike Piha at


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