Palo Alto Weekly
Sports - May 9, 2014
MAKING THE TEAM . . . Stanford All-American setter James Shaw is one of three collegiate players to be named to the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team preliminary roster for FIVB World League competition, USA Volleyball announced this week. A Woodside native, Shaw is joined on the preliminary roster by former Cardinal All-Americans Kawika (2010) and Erik (2012) Shoji. Seven Olympians are also a part of the roster. Shaw is one of three collegians named to the training roster along with USC's Micah Christenson and BYU's Taylor Sander. All three have played internationally as part of the USA Volleyball High Performance Program, but only Christenson has played with the senior national team. Shaw just completed his sophomore season on The Farm, helping lead the Cardinal to the NCAA championship match. He was a second team AVCA All-American and a first team All-MPSF performer. He ranked ninth nationally in assists per set (10.86) and directed the Cardinal offense, which led the MPSF and was second in the nation, in hitting percentage (.334).
OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Palo Alto resident Daniela Barnea won six gold medals in her six swimming events at the USMS Spring National Championships last weekend at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara. There were 2,250 swimmers, age 18 to 92, from more than 250 clubs on hand. The field include Olympic gold medalists like Matt Biondi and Stanford graduate Misty Hyman. Barnea competed in the women's 70-74 division while representing Stanford Masters, which had 33 swimmers in the meet. Among Barnea's victories was a national age-group record of 3:06.72 in the 200 IM. She also won the 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 IM. Katie Glenn of Stanford Masters won five races and set national records in the 50 breast (28.55) and 100 breast (1:02.34) for women 35-39. Stanford grad Dana Kirk won three races in the women's 25-29 age group. Next up for Masters swimming will be the Senior Games at Stanford on May 18.
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