THE AQUATICS SCENE ...Stanford junior Makenzie Fischer and freshman Madison Stamen each won Mountain Pacific Sports Federation weekly awards in women's water polo, making it a clean sweep for the second-ranked Cardinal, which hosts the Stanford Invitational this weekend. Fischer was named the Kap7/MPSF Player of the Week and Stamen earned Newcomer of the Week. Stanford won three games over the weekend at the Cal Cup in Berkeley, beating No. 11 Long Beach State, 25-4, No. 17 Fresno State, 23-7, and No. 14 San Jose State, 19-4. Fischer scored a career-high goals against the Spartans. Stamen led the Cardinal in scoring on the weekend with 12 goals. Stanford opens the Stanford Invitational on Saturday with a 10:15 a.m. contest against Michigan, which counts former Sacred Heart Prep standout Maddy Johnston on its roster. The Cardinal meets Indiana (and Atherton resident Izzy Mandema) at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and California at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
THE HONOR SOCIETY . .. Menlo College's Terrill Sidner earned Cascade Collegiate Conference Men's Wrestler of the Week honors. It's the second time an Oak has won the award and it's the first for Sidner. The sixth-ranked Sidner won the 149 bracket at the California Collegiate Open in San Francisco and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler . . . Menlo College's Edin Ibrahimovic was named Golden State Athletic League's Men's Volleyball Attacker of the Week. This marks the second time in as many weeks for the Oaks to win the award, and Ibrahimovic is the first freshman Attacker of the Week . . . Charles Neal was named Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week after a pair of 20-point outings in which Menlo won twice on the road. Against Life Pacific on Thursday, Neal recorded his second-career double-double, with 21 points and 12 rebounds off of the bench as Menlo won 77-73. In an upset win on Saturday over No. 19 Hope International, Neal went 7-12 from the field and added 22 points as the Oaks upended the Royals 81-77.
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