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Sports - March 2, 2012

Sports Shorts

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Over the past three weeks, five different Brandeis University fencers have been selected as University Athletic Association (UAA) Fencers of the Week, including freshman Noah Berman of Palo Alto, who has been honored twice. Berman, a 2011 graduate of Palo Alto High, was named Athlete of the Week for the weeks of January 30 and February 13. At the second Northeast Conference Meet of the season, the rookie foil fencer went 9-3 in his first collegiate competition as the Judges went 3-2 overall at the meet. At the 2012 Duke Invitational, he had an 11-4 record while helping the team to a 2-3 performance. He was undefeated (3-0) against host Duke and Johns Hopkins, 2-1 against Air Force and North Carolina, and 1-2 against top-ranked Penn State while earning his squad's only victory in that matchup. On the year, Berman is 35-14 with seven undefeated foil performances despite only joining the team in January . . . Palo Alto High senior Tory Prati was one of 24 Bay Area high school players honored with a $1,000 scholarship by the Northern California chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame at a dinner last week in Burlingame . . . Sacred Heart Prep grad Stephanie Clements was in goal for Santa Clara University during a 1-1 showing on Saturday in the Broncos' pool. Clements had five saves in a 10-5 win over Cal State Monterey Bay and had six saves in a 9-8 loss to Cal Baptist. Clements did not allow a second-half goal against CSMB.

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