SEEKING A BERTH . . . Castilleja School student Amy Chow is in Richmond, Va., this weekend to compete at the World Gymnastics Trials. Chow needs to finish among the top seven gymnasts to earn a berth on the U.S. team that will compete at the World Championships in Germany next month. Chow, a member of the U.S. National Team since 1990, qualified for the world trials by taking fifth in the all-around at the U.S. National Championships at Nashville, Tenn., in August. Chow also placed third in vaulting and sixth in the uneven parallel bars. Chow, who lives in San Jose and trains at the West Valley Gymnastics Club, is a junior at Castilleja, where she maintains a 4.0 grade point average. She has competed internationally in Japan, Mexico and Argentina.
SOCCER HONOR . . . Former Stanford standout Kyle Krpata was voted the most valuable goalkeeper in the 71-team U.S. Interregional Soccer League (USISL) this summer. Playing for the Pacific Division regular-season champion San Francisco United All-Blacks, Krpata had the best goals-against average (.8). He also was named the division's most valuable player. Silicon Valley Firebirds defender Mark Semioli, another Stanford graduate, was an all-division first-team selection.
ALL-TOURNEY . . . Palo Alto High graduate Anna Diaz, a senior co-captain at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, was one of three Wellesley volleyball players named to the 1994 Seven Sisters All-Tournament team. Diaz had 169 assists during the recent event, an average of 9.39 per game. Diaz helped her team take second in the eight-team event. Wellesley currently is 3-0 in the New England Women's 8 Conference.
JOB OPENING . . . The Ladera Oaks Swim and Tennis Club in Portola Valley is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Aquatic Teams Director. A candidate should possess: A.S.C.A. membership, leadership experience, administrative and managerial skills, the skill to recruit and supervise qualified assistant coaches, the desire to begin a long-term commitment to Ladera Oaks and its aquatic teams. Resumes should be sent to Jeff Rohn, Search Committee, Ladera Oaks Swim and Tennis Club, 3249 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, 94028. The position will be filled by Dec. 1.
BACK IN ACTION . . . Fresh from ending its 18-game winless streak, the Menlo College football team goes after a second-straight victory Saturday when the Oaks visit Claremont in Southern California. Prior to beating Redlands last weekend, 22-21, Menlo's previous victory came against Claremont on Oct. 21, 1992. The Oaks, however, will be without defensive tackle Deroy Lavatai, who suffered a strained right knee against Redlands. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this week and could miss the rest of the season. The injury occured on Menlo's final defensive play of the game. Wide receiver D.R. Moreland, meanwhile, ranks 10th among Division III receivers.
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