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CARDINAL CORNER . . . Stanford women's swimming coach Lea Maurer reached into her recent past to hire an assistant coach. Shane Whildin, who has spent the past year and a half working with Maurer as an assistant senior swim coach for the Scout Aquatics, a club team in Illinois formed by Maurer in 2002, was hired to assist her at Stanford. "I am honored to be a part of Stanford's elite swimming and diving program and have the opportunity to continue my coaching career along side of Coach Maurer," said Whildin, who graduated from Missouri. He was also a two-time qualifier for the Olympic Trials.


WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES . . . Stanford grad Kevin Hansen was named to the 12-player roster that will represent the United States at the World University Games which begin this week in Izmir, Turkey. Hansen, an AVXA first team All-American pick, established himself as one of Stanford's all-time best setters during his college career, becoming just the third setter in school history to record as many as 5,000 assists . . . Menlo College sophomore Sara Fulp-Allen joins the United States women's freestyle wrestling team at the Games. Fulp-Allen is ranked second nationally at 105 pounds.


IN THE POOL . . .The Stanford men's water polo club team finished fifth at the National Championships in Davis over the weekend, beating Pacific, 13-4, in the fifth-place game as Peter Varellas scored three goals and Thomas Hopkins, Andrew Drake, Michael Bury, and J.J. Garton each added two. Palo Alto grad Ryan Fortune also scored. Stanford also beat Newport Beach, 11-9, to reach the fifth-place game. Stanford opened with wins over Inter Polo, 7-3; Waces WP 8-3; and Pacific 10-7. Stanford fell into the consolation bracket with losses to Lamorinda 8-5 and Bruin 4-2.


SERVE AND VOLLEY . . . Former Stanford men's tennis stars Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won the doubles title of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington D.C. with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett on Sunday. The Bryan twins survived a tough semifinal on Saturday, advancing with a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) victory over Mahesh Bhupathi and Martin Damm . . . At the USTA Challenger in Vancouver, British Columbia, Stanford grad Lauren Barnikow and her doubles partner Antonia Mattic, lost, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (0), to Sarah Borwell and Sarah Riske in the doubles championship.


OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Palo Alto Babe Ruth is now conducting online registration for their Fall Baseball league, which is open to Babe Ruth age players (incoming 13-, 14- and 15-year olds) residing in Palo Alto Babe Ruth's local area. Details and registration information can be found at www.eteamz.com/palo_alto_babe_ruth. Cost is $135 for the season, which runs from Labor Day through October. All registration will be on-line . . . Additional youth summer lacrosse clinics have been added for August. Boys and girls ages 5-13 can participate from Aug. 15-19. A mini camp for 5- and 6-year olds will be from 4-5 p.m., followed by beginners (4-6 p.m.) and intermediate (6-8 p.m.). All camps will be at Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton. For more information: 799-3600 or [email protected] or www.GoodDogCompany.com/Lacrosse.


COACHING CORNER . . . Menlo School is looking for a girls' varsity basketball assistant coach and girls' frosh-soph basketball coaches. Call 330-2001 (ext. 2282) or e-mail [email protected] . . Menlo-Atherton is looking for coaches for the 2005-06 school year: wrestling, track and field assistant (shot and discus), JV boys' and JV girls' water polo, girls' varsity and JV lacrosse, and frosh-soph softball. Those interested should contact M-A Athletic Director Pam Wimberly at 322-5311 (ext. 5706) or e-mail resumes to [email protected]

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