Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - February 4, 2011

Sports Shorts

CARDINAL CORNER . . . Redshirt senior Allyse Ishino, fresh off a top performance in Stanford's win at Utah last week, leads the second-ranked Cardinal (8-0) into Saturday's 4 p.m. performance against visiting San Jose State. Ishino was named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week after recording a career-best all-around score and winning three events . . .Brad Lawson recorded a season-high 23 kills and fourth-ranked Stanford downed visiting Pacific, 25-20, 25-12, 22-25, 25-22, Wednesday in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's volleyball action at Burnham Pavilion.This is the same Cardinal team that has rallied from fifth-set deficits twice to win and then, unpredictably, fell easily at Long Beach State last week. Against Pacific, Stanford (5-2, 6-2) was in command of the match after winning the first two sets and led, 22-19, in the third set. Lawson hit .929 with 13 kills in 14 attacks in the first two sets and finished with a .487 hitting percentage with five blocks and four digs. Stanford travels to Chicago, and severe weather, for matches Friday at Lewis and Saturday at Loyola. The Midwest has been pummeled by snowstorms and cold temperatures. The matches will conclude a seven-match, seven-city stretch in which the team will have traveled 9,227 miles stretching from Hawaii to Illinois . . . Stanford senior guard Jeanette Pohlen was added to the State Farm Wade Watch List, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), on behalf of the Wade Trophy Coalition, announced Wednesday. The announcement unites Pohlen with Stanford teammates Nnemkadi Ogwumike and Kayla Pedersen, who were named Wade Trophy hopefuls during the preseason . . . In its first competitive action since November, the Stanford women's golf team travels to the Arizona Wildcat Invitational for a three-day tournament that begins Monday at the Arizona National Golf Club in Tucson. The Cardinal finished in a tie for sixth at the Pac-10-SEC Challenge in November at Stanford Golf Course.

COACHING CORNER . . . A girls' lacrosse coach is needed at Menlo-Atherton High. Those interested should contact M-A athletic director Mary Podesta at mpodesta@seq.org . . . Sacred Heart Prep has immediate openings for girls lacrosse assistant coaches for the upcoming spring season. All interested candidates please contact AD Frank Rodriguez at (650) 473-4031 or frodriguez@shschools.org .

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