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Friday, June 22, 2018

Stanford's Manuel, Sullivan finalists for the Honda Cup

Stanford grads Andi Sullivan and Simone Manuel are each finalists for the Honda Cup, which acknowledges athletic achievement as well as scholastic and community involvement, and is given to female athletes in 12 different NCAA-sanctioned sports throughout the year.

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Team USA suffers second straight loss in FINA Super Final

Stanford grad Alex Bowen scored twice and current Stanford player Ben Hallock also scored but the U.S. men's national water polo team dropped a 10-7 decision to Croatia in a consolation game of the FINA World League Super Final on Friday.

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U.S. men drop five-set match to France in FIVB action

Matthew Anderson scored 23 points, including 20 kills, and Aaron Russell added 19 kills but Team USA suffered a 25-21, 23-25, 26-28, 25-20, 15-12 setback to France on Friday in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Modena, Italy.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stanford's Allman wins U.S. discus title, sets school mark

Stanford's Valarie Allman won the women's discus at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, breaking a longstanding school record in the process.

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Four Stanford soccer players called to U-20 women's team

Naomi Girma, Sam Hiatt, Kiki Pickett and Sophia Smith were named to the United States U-20 national team, USA coach Jitka Klimkova announced.

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Stanford wrestling sets coaching staff

Stanford wrestling coach Jason Borrelli announced Thursday the hiring of Alex Tirapelle and Nate Engel, a former assistant at Navy, to join the Stanford wrestling coaching staff.

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District 52 Little League Majors 11-12 All-Star Rosters

District 52 Little League Majors 11-12 All-Star Rosters
Palo Alto American
Carter Cigelski
Vincent Braga
Tae Lee
Cormac White

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USA water polo loses to Japan in QF of FINA Super Final

A day after one of its biggest victories in a decade, the U.S. men's national water polo team suffered one of its most shocking defeats.

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Travis announces he's playing basketball for Kentucky

Stanford grad transfer Reid Travis has decided on Kentucky as his final collegiate stop, one of the most visible programs in the country and a team with a legitimate chance to win a national basketball title next season.

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Stanford grads entered in AVP Seattle Open at Lake Sammamish

Stanford grads Karissa Cook, Brittany Howard and Hayley Spelman are all entered in the AVP Seattle Open, which gets underway with opening rounds Friday at 9 a.m. on four courts, at Lake Sammamish State Park.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

U.S. junior women spike a claim into NORCECA semifinals

Stanford commit Caitlin Baird took center stage Wednesday, recording a team-high 12 points as the U.S. women's junior national team throttled Guatemala, 25-13, 25-11, 25-7, to conclude Pool A of the NORCECA Women's U20 Continental Championship in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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USA women's sitting team dominates Dutch VB tourney

Outside hitter Katie Holloway, who has worked at the Reikes Center in Menlo Park and for the Palo Alto V.A. Hospital, scored 17 points as the U.S. women's sitting volleyball team downed Russia, 25-16, 25-18, 25-16, in the finals of the Dutch Tournament.

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Stanford grad Bowen hits his goals in FINA water polo action

Stanford grad Alex Bowen and USC alum Baron McQuin each came up big in helping the U.S. men's national water polo team beat defending world champion Croatia, 11-10, in the final game of FINA World League Super Final group play on Wednesday in Budapest.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stanford grads compete for a spot on U.S. Pan Am Cup roster

Stanford grads Inky Ajanaku and Carly Wopat will be among those in attendance when a pool of 25 players from the U.S. women's national volleyball program participate in a Red-Blue scrimmage on Friday in Irvine.

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Bellis among field at Mubadala Silicon Valley tennis Classic

Atherton resident CiCi Bellis will be among the 21 women's tennis players, all ranked among the top 85 in the world, in the field of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, which is scheduled for San Jose State beginning July 30.

Tuesday, 4:15 PM | 2 comments
Stanford commit among girls' Junior Ryder Cup leaders

Stanford commit Rachel Heck, a junior in high school, and Redwood Shores resident Lucy Li are among the top three in the standings for inclusion for the 2018 United States Junior Ryder Cup team.

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Hallock, Bowen score for Team USA in FINA Super Final

Stanford grad Alex Bowen and Cardinal sophomore Ben Hallock each scored a goal as the United States men's national water polo team won its second straight at the FINA World League Super Final on Tuesday, beating Kazakhstan 11-4 in Budapest.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Stanford's Bing keeps it close in hard luck setback

The U.S. U-21 women's national field hockey team fell to host Argentina, 2-1, at the Gymnastics and Swimming Club in Tucuman, Argentina on the final day of its test series on Sunday.

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U.S. junior national women win to start NORCECEA event

Logan Eggleston, who graduated from Brentwood High in Tennessee a year early and will enroll at Texas in the fall, recorded 15 points in helping the U.S. junior national women's volleyball team beat Puerto Rico, 25-13, 25-9, 25-19, Monday on opening day of the NORCECA 20U Continental Championship in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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Team USA opens FINA water polo final with a victory

Stanford sophomore Ben Hallock scored twice to earn Player of the Match honors and help the U.S. men's national water polo team to a strong start at the FINA World League Super Final in Budapest on Monday, beating Spain 8-6, in the first of three group matches.

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Local golfers doing just fine at Amateur championships

Portola Valley resident Colt McNealy finished the first day of the California Amateur Golf Championships in a four-way tie for first place, shooting a 3-under 69 to share the lead with Thomas Hutchinson, Brad Reeves and Tyler Guo at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa on Monday.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Team USA men are trending upward in FIVB volleyball

The U.S. men's national volleyball team is riding high following a sweep of visiting Iran, 29-27, 25-20, 26-24, on Sunday at the Sears Center Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

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Stanford's Rodgers plays his best golf in the final round

Stanford product Patrick Rodgers rebounded from a poor third round to fire the third-best round of the final day of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Golf Club in New York on Sunday to finish a respectable 41st of the 67 players who made the cut.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Americans step up to record important FIVB VNL victory

Aaron Russell recorded 11 kills and served three aces as the U.S. men's national volleyball team came up big in beating visiting Poland, 25-20, 25-19, 25-19, on Saturday in a FIVB Volleyball Nations League contest at Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

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Three Stanford baseball players named ABCA All-American

Stanford pitchers Jack Little and Kris Bubic and Cardinal infielder Nico Hoerner earned ABCA/Rawlings All-America baseball honors on Saturday. Little was a first team selection, Hoerner garnered second team accolades and Bubic was a third team honoree.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

U.S. men dig big FIVB volleyball victory over Serbia

Matthew Anderson and Aaron Russell combined for 21 kills in leading the U.S. national men's volleyball team to an important victory over Serbia, 25-22 25-16 25-14, on Friday at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill. as part of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

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Ledecky tops Stanford Athletics Board Award winners

Sophomore swimmer Katie Ledecky took home the Al Masters Award at the annual Stanford Athletics Board Awards ceremony, highlighting the Cardinal's success during the 2017-18 campaign.

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Latest Stanford football commit is center of attention

Four-star Texas offensive center Branson Bragg, who will be a senior at Crandall High this fall, announced his commitment to Stanford through his Twitter account on Friday. After being admitted into the school last week, Bragg announced his intention to attend.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

On the recruiting trail with M-A football star Heimuli

Menlo-Atherton football coach Adhir Ravipati and senior-to-be Daniel Heimuli have been spending some time on the road visiting universities which have offered Heimuli. It's been an eye-opening experience.

Thursday, 5:29 PM | 1 comment
First-year Gunn football optimistic about the future

There's no question that Jason Miller finds himself in a different situation as the newly-hired football coach at Gunn than he did at previous head coaching stops in Southern California at Inglewood, Verbum Dei and Dominguez.

Thursday, 5:29 PM | 4 comments
Menlo College turns men's volleyball over to Hollenbeck

Menlo College Vice President for Athletics Keith Spataro worked quickly to fill the men's volleyball coaching position, hiring Todd Hollenbeck on Thursday to replace Menlo-Atherton grad Atlee Frechette, who stepped down just a few days ago.

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Pair of Cardinal women named lacrosse All-Americans

Senior Kelsey Murray and junior Julia Massaro were each named All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on Thursday. Murray was a second team selection, while Massaro earned third team honors.

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Stanford baseball has three named freshmen All-American

Stanford baseball's Brendan Beck, Jacob Palisch and Tim Tawa were named to Perfect Game's Freshman All-American teams it was revealed Thursday. The trio helped the Cardinal (46-12) achieve its second highest winning percentage (.793) in program history.

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Stanford athletes earn CoSIDA Academic All-American honors

Stanford sophomore Makenzie Fischer was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large second team on Thursday. Fischer, who owns a 3.99 GPA, was one of three Cardinal women honored along with swimming's Ella Eastin and Katie Ledecky, who were both voted to the first team. On the men's side gymnastics' Robert Neff earned second-team recognition.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

American women bounce back with FIVB volleyball win

Minnesota grad Lauren Gibbemeyer stepped up when Team USA needed a boost. She helped guide the Americans past Korea, 25-13, 25-23, 25-19, Wednesday at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League preliminary round in Santa Fe, Argentina.

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SHP's best, brightest athletes to continue at next level

Tennis star Sara Choy, who was 79-1 as a singles player during her high school tennis career, is one of 19 Sacred Heart Prep seniors who will continue their athletic careers in college. The school recently honored the class, which will compete for programs as close as Stanford (Choy) and as far as the east coast, with athletes committed to Princeton, Harvard and Georgetown.

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Stanford's Sion named top women's assistant T&F coach

Zeb Sion, whose throwers scored 31 points at the NCAA Championships, was named NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Women's Assistant Coach of the Year by the USTFCCCA it was learned Wednesday.

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Stanford's Bubic, Little named to NCBWA All-American team

Stanford junior left-handed pitcher Kris Bubic was named third-team All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Wednesday. He joins closer Jack Little, who was named to the first team.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

USA women's volleyball has 10-match winning streak end

The U.S. women's national volleyball team lost to Serbia, 30-28, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18, snapping its 10-match win streak in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Tuesday in Santa Fe, Argentina.

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Press reaches milestone in Team USA's victory over China

Stanford grad Christen Press started her first match of the year, in her 100th career appearance with the U.S. women's national soccer team, and recorded both assists in a 2-1 victory over China in an international friendly Tuesday in Cleveland.

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USA U-17 girls soccer beats Mexico for CONCACAF title

The United States U-17 women's national soccer team defeated Mexico, 3-2, in the final of the CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championships at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. on Tuesday.

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Menlo College losing men's VB, track and field coaches

Menlo-Atherton High grad Atlee Frechette is stepping down from her post as men's volleyball coach at Menlo College to focus on the family business it was announced Tuesday. Track and field coach Dan Noel also announced he is stepping down from his position at Menlo to pursue a law degree at UCLA.

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Stanford grad Press-es toward women's soccer milestone

Stanford grad Christen Press could turn 100 on Tuesday and it will be something to celebrate. Press entered Team USA's 1-0 win over China last week in the second half, earning her 99th cap with the U.S. women's national soccer team. The countries meet again Tuesday at 4 p.m. (ESPN2) in Cleveland and Press could rock the town with her 100th appearance.

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Team USA looks to secure top seed for FIVB Final Round

The United States women's national volleyball team returns to action Tuesday in Sante Fe, Argentina for the fifth and final week of preliminary play of FIVB Volleyball Nations League action.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Fawcett one of three Stanford players on all-Pac-12 tennis

Senior Tom Fawcett earned first team All-Pac-12 honors for the fourth consecutive season in his standout career with the Stanford men's tennis team. He was one of three all-conference honorees for the Cardinal in 2018. Freshman Axel Geller was a second-team selection and graduate student Eric Fomba was an honorable mention pick.

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Stanford baseball pitchers earn NCBWA All-American honors

Stanford pitchers Brendan Beck and Jacob Palisch earned spots as freshmen All-America as named by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Monday.

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Ledecky, Manuel add to Santa Clara medal collection

Stanford's Katie Ledecky and Simon Manuel each added another title to their resumes on Sunday at the TYR Pro Series Swim Meet at Santa Clara's George Haines International Swim Center.

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Team USA U17 girls soccer clinch U17 World Cup berth

Stanford commit Kennedy Wesley served as team captain for the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team that qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay with a 3-2 win against Haiti in the Concacaf Women's U-17 Championship semifinal in Brandenton, Fla. on Sunday.

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The Americans felt the music in them in FIVB victory

An appearance by Canadian DJ twins Nervo halfway through Team USA's 23-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-20 victory over host Canada in Ottawa on Sunday seemed to pump up the Americans in the finale of the third weekend of play of the FIVB Volleyball National League.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Stanford women third at NCAA track and field finals

The Stanford women matched their highest finish in program history, placing a close third at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Hayward Field.

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Ledecky, Manuel score free victories at TYR Pro Series

Katie Ledecky went long and Simone Manuel took the short route, each claiming a victory on Saturday at the TYR Pro Series Meet in Santa Clara. Ledecky won the 800 long course meters in 8:11.08 and Manuel swam 53.85 in taking the 100 free.

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Valentine delivers a movable feast for Guy Plumbing

Brent Valentine had a home run and a triple, with 6 RBI, to lead Guy Plumbing to a 7-2 win over Old Pro in the Menlo Park Little League Majors City Championship game at Burgess Park.

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