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Monday, July 15, 2019

Stanford WPC rosters for USAWP Junior Olympics

The 50th annual USA Water Polo Junior Olympics begin Saturday at various venues. Eight teams will represent the Stanford Water Polo Club at the JOs. The 18U A team is seeded second overall in the Championship Division.

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USA men open with victory at FINA World Championships

Former Stanford All-American Alex Bowen scored four goals in helping the USA men's national water polo team open play at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea with a convincing 16-7 win over Kazakhstan on Sunday.

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Former Menlo College player joins international roster

Former Menlo College volleyball standout Sofia Salim is participating in the Global Challenge, one of the largest volleyball tournaments in the world.

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Bell returns to Sacred Heart Prep to coach girls basketball

Kai Bell, an assistant coach for the Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School boys teams over the past decade, has been hired as the girls basketball coach at Sacred Heart Prep. Bell replaces former Stanford standout Melanie Murphy.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

USA Volleyball: Men lose VNL final; women win Pan Am Cup

Taylor Sander had 20 points, including 17 kills, but it wasn't enough as Russia defended its FIVB Volleyball Nations League title with a 25-23, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20 victory over the United States in the championship of the VNL Finals.

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USA junior national women advance at U20 Worlds

The United States women's junior national volleyball team downed Cuba 25-20, 25-23, 25-20 on the final day of the preliminary round Sunday in Aguascalientes, Mexico and will advance into round two, which begins Tuesday.

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A major victory on FIVB World Tour for Klineman, Ross

A week after finishing second in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Germany, former Stanford All-American and Olympic medalist April Ross rebounded with a victory at the Swatch Major Gstaad in Switzerland.

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U.S. men's water polo settles for silver at WUGs in Italy

Three Stanford men's water polo players participated in the FISU World University Games and helped the United States reach the championship match, but the Americans dropped an 18-7 decision to Italy on Sunday.

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Former Stanford All-Americans face each other on the beach

Former Stanford women's volleyball All-Americans Alix Klineman and Kerri Walsh Jennings faced each other in the quarterfinals of the Swatch Major Gstaad tournament in Switzerland on Saturday.

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Chicago turns out to be USA men's volleyball kind of town

Matt Anderson recorded 22 points, including 20 kills, and the U.S. men's senior national volleyball team dropped Brazil 25-21, 17-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-9 in the semifinals of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final on Saturday.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

USA women going for Pan Am volleyball gold on Sunday

The United States women's national volleyball beat Colombia 25-17, 25-14, 25-15, in the semifinals of the Women's Pan American Senior Cup at the Gran Chimú Coliseum in Trujillo, Peru on Friday.

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U.S. men's water polo to play for gold at WUGs, Arbuthnott earns tennis silver

Stanford sophomore Quinn Woodhead scored three goals and the United States men's collegiate national team defeated Hungary 12-9 in the semifinals of the FISU World University Games in Naples, Italy on Saturday.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

United States men move into semifinal round of VNL finals

Former Stanford standout Erik Shoji turned in another great effort as Libero on Friday night in the Americans' 25-21, 25-17, 25-20 victory over Russia at Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago in FIVB VNL finals action.

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Stanford's Arbuthnott advances to gold medal match at WUG

Stanford senior Emily Arbuthnott will be playing for a gold medal in Saturday's singles championship at the World University Games in Naples, Italy following a straight set victory over Hong Kong's Eudice Chong on Friday.

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Locals making a difference on soccer's biggest stage

Menlo Park resident Tierna Davidson still had another year of soccer eligibility and could have returned to play her senior year at Stanford this fall. Her effort in USA's Women's World Cup victory over Chile showed why she left early.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Paly's Giffen, Gunn's Howard to play in all-star football game

Recent Palo Alto grad Kevin Giffen and Gunn grad LeeMaster Howard are playing for the North in the 45th annual Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game, which will be held at Westmont High on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Palo Alto wins twice to win NorCal 15U all-star tourney

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15U all-stars completed an unlikely comeback, winning five straight games, including two on Thursday over Bel Mateo 2-1 and 7-1, to earn a berth in the regional tournament.

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U.S. women end on winning note in WUG volleyball

Stanford senior Audriana Fitzmorris recorded seven kills to help the U.S. women's national collegiate volleyball team beat Switzerland 25-21, 25-20, 25-9 on Thursday to place ninth at the World University Games in Naples, Italy.

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Future Cardinal named to USA women's junior national team

Incoming Stanford freshman Kendall Kipp earned a spot on the 12-player U.S. women's junior national volleyball team that will compete at the FIVB Women's U20 World Championship, which begins Friday in Mexico.

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Stanford men's soccer adds two coaches

Stanford's Director of Men's Soccer Jeremy Gunn announced the additions of Shane Carew and Ben Moane to his coaching staff on Thursday.

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Paly scores early, hangs on to win in 15U Babe Ruth tourney

De'aveon Roberts drove in three runs and Ben Lamm pitched two innings to finish Palo Alto's 12-8 victory over Elk Grove in an elimination game of the Babe Ruth 15U NorCal State Tournament at Belmont Sports Complex on Wednesday night.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Stanford players head to FINA Worlds with USA water polo

Nine Cardinal will be among 20 United States athletes heading to the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea to compete in women's water polo and beach water polo.

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Stanford wins sixth Capital One Cup for women's sports

Highlighted by NCAA championships in volleyball, swimming and diving, water polo and tennis, Stanford has captured its record sixth women's Capital One Cup, determined by a points system.

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Stanford's Abramson comes up big in WUG men's water polo

Stanford sophomore Tyler Abramson scored five goals, including the game-winner, as the U.S. men's college national water polo team beat Croatia, 12-11, in the quarterfinals of the World University Games Wednesday in Naples, Italy.

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Palo Alto's Zhang wins fifth U.S. Table Tennis singles title

Palo Alto grad and two-time Olympian Lily Zhang won her fifth women's singles title at the U.S. National Table Tennis Championships in Las Vegas over the weekend -- and then the earth shook.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Palo Alto 15Us rally for a victory in NorCal tournament

Ben Gladstone hit a three-run double in the fifth inning to put the Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15U all-stars in the lead en route to a 6-3 victory over Sonoma in an elimination game of the Babe Ruth 15U Northern California Tournament.

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Cardinal corner: Stanford's Bing named to USA field hockey

Stanford senior Kelsey Bing was named to the United States women's national field hockey team that will compete at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru beginning July 29.

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Stanford's Jasper has big hits but U.S. loses in WUGs

The U.S. men's college volleyball team fell to Portugal on the final day of group play Tuesday, 25-19, 33-31, 25-21 at the World University Games in Napoli, Italy. The Americans advance to the quarterfinals 9-16 against Switzerland.

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New Menlo-Atherton softball coach faces a tough challenge

Menlo-Atherton announced the hiring of a new softball coach Tuesday with the idea of bringing the program back to life. Steven Griggs, the new coach, brings a wealth of experience, but the state of softball at M-A is at a low point.

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Palo Alto 15U all-stars respond to deficit with big rally

Colin Thibault wasn't going to let an early deficit stand in the way of a Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15U Northern California all-star team victory. His two-run double drove in the go-ahead runs and sparked a nine-run rally in a 19-4 victory.

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Menlo School grad Price continues a strong run at WUGs

Former Menlo School track and field standout Maddy Price, a 2018 Duke graduate, qualified third in the women's 400 meters at the FISU World University Games in Napoli, Italy on Monday.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Stanford grad Samuelson helps Great Britain at EuroBasket

Stanford grad Karlie Samuelson and Great Britain placed fourth at the FIBA Women's EuroBasket in Latvia and Serbia. In the process, it secured one of six European spots in next year's FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.

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SHP's Bellack shines at All-America lacrosse tournament

Sasha Bellack, who will be a senior at Sacred Heart Prep in the fall, earned a 'Standout' mention at the girls lacrosse Under Armour All-America Underclass Tournament, Highlight Division that recently concluded in Maryland.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Palo Alto 15s drop into elimination bracket of tourney

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15U all-stars fell behind early and then made a late rally but it wasn't enough as the Bel Mateo State 15s took home a 14-9 victory in a winner's bracket game of the Babe Ruth Northern California 15U Tournament.

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Stanford's Roy earns medal at World University Games

Stanford sophomore Daniel Roy swam to a bronze medal in the 200 breast at the FISU World University Games on Sunday in Napoli, Italy. On the women's side, Cardinal senior Megan Byrnes was eighth in the 1,500 free, swimming a 16:44.81.

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PUF Caps take baseball game from Humboldt Crabs

Devereaux Harrison and Ethan Cloyd each homered and the Pacific Union Capitalists beat the host Humboldt Crabs 3-1 Sunday in a nonconference collegiate baseball contest at Arcata Ballpark.

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Team USA stands alone at the top of women's soccer universe

Former Sacred Heart Prep stars Abby Dahlkemper and Tierna Davidson played for the United States women's senior national soccer team in front of a crowd of 57,900 as the U.S. beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture the Women's World Cup.

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Palo Alto 15U all-stars open NorCal tourney with a victory

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15U all-star team started the Northern California Tournament the right way Saturday with a 10-3 win over Sonoma at the Belmont Sports Complex.

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U.S. men's water polo, volleyball win at WUGs in Italy

The U.S. men's collegiate national volleyball team recorded its second straight five-set victory at the World University Games in Italy on Saturday, beating China 19-25, 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 15-13.

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Klineman and Ross finish as runnerups at FIVB Worlds

Former Stanford All-American Alix Klineman and April Ross fell short of the FIVB World Championship, dropping a 23-21, 23-21 decision to Canada's Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes in the finals at Hamburg, Germany on Saturday.

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Gunn grad Kiley Lin is up for NCAA Woman of Year honors

Former Gunn swimming and water polo standout Kiley Lin has been named Willamette University's nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year.

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WUGs: Stanford's Jasper leads men to volleyball victoy

Stanford junior Jaylen Jasper recorded 21 points on 16 kills, four blocks and a service ace and the U.S. men's collegiate national volleyball team opened play at the World University Games with a 25-21, 25-20, 18-25, 21-25, 15-13 win.

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Klineman and Ross charge into FIVB championship match

Former Stanford star Alix Klineman and Olympic medalist April Ross advanced into the finals of the FIVB World Championships with a pair of victories Friday in Hamburg, Germany.

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Bryan brothers remain at the top of their tennis game

They've each won over 1,000 doubles matches and have shared over 100 tournament titles and the 41-year-old twins Bob Bryan and Michael Bryan, who spent two years at Stanford before turning pro, are still going strong.

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Stanford's Lenz medals at World University Games

Stanford sophomore diver Daria Lenz placed third on the 1-meter springboard at the FISU World University Games in Napoli, Italy on Thursday. The two-time All-American scored 244.25.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Klineman and Ross into the quarterfinals at FIVB championships

Former Stanford All-American Alix Klineman and Olympic medalist April Ross advanced into the quarterfinals in Hamburg, Germany with a 21-11, 21-18 victory over Latvia's Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka on Thursday.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Locals earn All-American, All-Academic lacrosse honors

Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School each landed one boy and two girls on the US Lacrosse High School All-American teams it was announced Tuesday.

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Stanford grad Klineman advances at FIVB World Championships

Former Stanford standout Alix Klineman and April Ross advanced into the Round of 16 at the FIVB World Beach Volleyball Championships, defeating Brazil's Maria Antonelli and Carol, 21-15, 13-21, 15-11 on Wednesday.

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Lacrosse coaching staff is taking shape at Stanford

Stanford women's lacrosse coach Danielle Spencer announced the additions of Nicole Flores and Megan Whittle to her coaching staff. Flores will serve as the defensive coordinator while Whittle will be the offensive coordinator.

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WUG: Stanford's LeVant explains his recent absence

Stanford sophomore men's swimmer Jack LeVant courageously revealed that he was removed from Team USA's World University Games roster because of his struggles with mental health issues.

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