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Sports - January 18, 2013

Sports Shorts

ALL-AMERICANS . . . Stanford senior Alina Garciamendez became the 16th Stanford player named to Soccer America MVP's first team, the All-America team for the nation's preeminent soccer publication. Garciamendez is the eighth Stanford player in the past six years to receive Soccer America's first-team honor. Also, teammate Rachel Quon, a senior outside back, was named to the MVP's second team, and the Cardinal's other outside back Laura Liedle, was named to Soccer America's All-Freshman second team. Garciamendez and Quon were team captains, four-year starters on the defensive line and vital to Stanford's 94-4-4 record, four College Cups and four conference titles during their collegiate careers. Both were first-team NSCAA All-Americans and All-Pac-12 first-team selections . . . Stanford junior Carly Wopat has been selected a First Team All-American by Volleyball Magazine, the publication announced Tuesday. She is one of four players from the Pac-12 Conference to earn first-team accolades. Wopat also earned first-team honors from the publication in 2011. She is also a two-time AVCA All-American, earning honorable mention in 2011 and first-team status in 2012.

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