Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - May 25, 2012

Sports Shorts

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Menlo-Atherton senior Richard Cornew and Menlo School junior Wiley Osborne have been named 2012 Boys Lacrosse Northern California All-Americans by US Lacrosse. Cornew has been a four-year starter for the Bears, moving to defenseman this season while helping M-A win the SCVAL playoff title. Throughout his career, Cornew covered the opposing team's best player and limited their production. He earned first-team All-SCVAL De Anza Division honors this season. In the classroom, he compiled a 4.2 GPA for his career while taking five AP classes this yeare and earning all A's in the first semester. Osborne has been Menlo's leading attackman the past three seasons and was a captain this year while earning first-team All-SCVAL De Anza Division honors. He had 60 goals and 47 assists this season and already has committed to Dartmouth . . . Menlo-Atherton High has named Ron Whitmill as its new girls' varsity volleyball coach. He has more than 12 years of coaching experience at both the club and college levels. For seven years, Whitmill was the head coach of local club 17/18 teams that qualified for Junior Nationals each of the seven years. He also has coached the San Jose State men's team, been an assistant at West Valley and Foothill community colleges and for the past six years has been a head coach for the Vision Volleyball Club, again qualifying teams for the Junior Nationals each of the past six years . . . Four local girls have received recognition on the Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams for the 2011-12 season.

Eastside Prep junior center Hashima Carothers earned the highest honor as she was named to the Division V first team. Her teammate, sophomore Anisah Smith, was named to the division's third team. Menlo School junior center Drew Edelman was named to the fourth team in Division IV and Gunn senior Cat Perez received fifth-team honors in Division I. In other hoop news, Stanford graduate Katy Steding, who has spent the past two season at the University of San Francisco on Jennifer Azzi's staff, is set to the coaching staff at California. Steding teamed with Azzi to lead Stanford to its first national championship in 1990 . . . Palo Alto High grad Rachel Ersted from the University of California was joined by Stanford's Daphne Martschenko on the 2012 Division I West All-Region rowing team. Both were first-team selections. Stanford's Kristy Wentzel made the second team. The selections were announced on Tuesday by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.

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