Stanford head coach Tara Danielson has announced the signing of four recruits to National Letters of Intent. The group will join the Cardinal for the 2013 campaign.
The class includes Kristina Bassi, from nearby Mountain View, Caroline Beaudoin of Yorktown, Va.) Casey Deeds of Monument, Colo. and Fran Tew of Suffolk, England.
"This Stanford field hockey class is an ideal fit to continue the scholar-athlete legacy at Stanford," Danielson said. "This class brings a competitiveness and enthusiasm that will thrive in our program. We are excited to welcome this class into our program."
Bassi, a 5-7 forward, graduated from St. Francis High and also earned varsity letters in track and field and soccer. She was a member of the 2011 National Futures Championship team in Amsterdam and a Futures participant from 2011-13.
A 5-4 midfielder, Beaudoin attended Grafton High, where she also competed in soccer, swimming and track and field. A three-time all-district and all-region selection, Beaudoin was also recognized as an all-state performer during her final two seasons. She led the Clippers to a pair of state tournament runner-up finishes.
Deeds, a 5-6 forward, prepped at Palmer Ridge High, where she served as team captain during her final two seasons in addition to earning varsity letters in lacrosse and track and field.
Deeds guided the Bears to four consecutive appearances in the state playoffs, improving each year with a quarterfinal showing in 2010, semifinal effort in 2011 and runner-up finish in 2012.
A 5-6 defender, Tew is the latest heralded international product to join the Cardinal program, arriving on The Farm from Ipswich School.
Tew, who recently qualified for England's World Cup Team, possesses a wealth of national team experience as a member of England's U16, U18 and U21 squads. Tew was a standout performer at the Ipswich School, recognized as a two-time first-team selection and MVP in her final season.
Stanford senior Nicole Gibbs defeated Sachia Vickery, 6-3, 6-2, in the quarterfinal of the Yakima Regional Hospital Challenger on Friday in Washington state.
The eighth-seeded Gibbs won 80 percent of her break points and played a steady game to qualify for Saturday's semifinal match at the Yakima Tennis Club.
Gibbs will meet third-seeded Julia Glushko of Israel, who beat Ashley Weinhold, 6-3, 6-2, in their quarterfinal match.