VOTING TIME . . . Stanford grad Melissa Seidemann is among the finalists for Sportswoman of the Year as part of the Women's Sports Foundation's 34th Annual Salute to Women in Sports. The foundation will celebrate achievements of top female athletes and leaders in sport on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Seidemann, who helped the U.S. women's national water polo team to the Olympic hold medal in London in 2012, was named the Cutino award winner as the best college female water polo player in the spring, is one of 14 athletes up for the top honor in two categories: for individual sports and for team aports. Nominations for the Sportswoman of the Year awards are made by sport governing bodies and the public. Sportswoman of the Year finalists can be voted on by the Foundation's Awards Committee and the public (at the WSF website) until 8:59 p.m. (PT) on September 9.
GOLF INVITATION . . . The 10th annual Tony Makjavich Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Shoreline Golf Links Golf Course with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Sign in and lunch at 11:30. Cost is $125.00 before Sept. 15. $150 after. The entry includes green fees, cart, prizes, range balls, lunch and Tri-tip dinner. Sponsorships are $125, which includes tee sign and entry in program. Cost of the banquet ala carte is $35, which includes dinner and raffle. For entry information, contact the Palo Alto Oaks, in care of Steve Espinoza, 1860 Wagner Ave., Mountain View CA 94043
THIS JUST IN . . . Setter James Shaw has been added to the 12-player roster of the U.S. Men's Junior National Team (MJNT) that will compete at the FIVB Men's U21 World Championship in Ankara and Izmir, Turkey beginning Thursday. Shaw, a sophomore at Stanford, replaces Micah Christenson, who is training with the U.S. Men's National Team at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim. "We're looking forward to having James' leadership and international experience on the team," U.S. coach Pete Hanson said. "He's a talented athlete and brings a lot to the table."