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Friday, August 28, 2015

Stanford men's soccer freshman headed to U.S. U-20 team

Stanford freshman Amir Bashti has been named to the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team roster by head coach Tab Ramos that will represent the United States at the 2015 Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament in Serbia.

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Steffens is a finalist for the WSF Sportswoman of the Year

Stanford women's water polo's Maggie Steffens, already a two-time national champion with the Cardinal and the reigning ACWPC Player of the Year, has been named a finalist for the Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year award.

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Hard work and perseverance pays off for a senior walk-on player

A roar erupted after Thursday's practice when Stanford head coach David Shaw announced that senior walk-on inside linebacker Craig Jones had received a scholarship. Jones immediately was mobbed by his teammates.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Stanford men ranked fourth as water polo season opens

Stanford men's water polo will open up the 2015 season ranked fourth in the nation following the release of the Varsity Preseason National Top 20 on Thursday.

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Stanford women's volleyball looking for missing pieces to puzzle

College volleyball
Jordan Burgess, Madi Bugg and Brittany Howard have faced incredibly high expectations since joining the Stanford women's volleyball program in the fall of 2012 as three-fourths of the nation's top-ranked recruiting class. That's nothing compared to the expectations they place on themselves and each other.

Thursday, 2:41 PM | 1 comment
Paly teams adjusting to losing both gyms to the wrecking ball

Barring any unforeseen last-minute obstacles, demolition of Palo Alto High's historic main gym will begin on Monday. Also scheduled to be razed is the old girls' gym. Both will be replaced by the school's new multi-million dollar athletic facility.

Thursday, 2:15 PM | 1 comment
Stanford men's soccer has the talent to match high expectations

Stanford senior Brandon Vincent looks at last year's Pac-12 Conference men's soccer title as a nice accomplishment, though it has nothing to do with this season, which officially begins Friday at UC Santa Barbara at 7:30 p.m.

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Paly grad Anderson among Stanford football captains

Palo Alto High grad and outside linebacker Kevin Anderson is among six Stanford football players who have been named captain for the 2015 season, which begins Sept. 5 at Northwestern. The captains were picked by a player vote.

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Stanford field hockey looks to improve upon historic season

The 2014 season was groundbreaking for Stanford field hockey, which set numerous program records and won its first NCAA Tournament game in school history.

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American women beat Algeria at World Cup; men top Brazil

The U.S. women's national volleyball team, ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, completed the first phase of the FIVB World Cup by dominating winless Algeria, 25-7, 25-2, 25-5, Thursday in Matsumoto, Japan.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Shoults adds silver to his medal collection at world juniors

Cardinal corner
Grant Shoults, a senior at St. Margarita Catholic who announced his verbal commitment to Stanford via his Twitter account in July, earned the silver medal in the 200 free for his second individual medal in as days at the FINA World Junior Championships in Singapore on Wednesday.

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Former Stanford women's soccer standout calls it a career

Former Stanford defender Rachel (Buehler) Van Hollebeke has announced her retirement from club and country. She is one of just five players to score for the United States as a defender in a Women's World Cup.

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SH Prep's Davidson training with Under-20 national soccer team

Sacred Heart Prep senior midfielder Tierna Davidson of Menlo Park is among the 31 members of the United States Under-20 women's national soccer team at the National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson through Sunday.

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USA women down Peru at World Cup; U.S. men fall to Brazil

The U.S. women's national volleyball team, ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, converted 58.8 percent of its attacks and totaled 13 blocks in blanking Peru, 25-17, 25-15, 25-12, on Wednesday in Matsumoto, Japan, to improve to 3-1 in the FIVB World Cup.

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Freshmen lead Menlo College men to opening soccer victory

The Menlo College men's soccer team opened the season with a 2-0 victory over host Pacific Union on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Victory for Stanford in Italian basketball opener

Cardinal corner
The Stanford men's basketball team opened its six-game exhibition tour of Italy with a 75-26 victory over Stella Azzurra Roma Tuesday in Rome. The teams played three 10-minute quarters.

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Ex-Stanford NCAA track champs out of World Championships

Of local note
Former Stanford NCAA champions Kori Carter and Katerina Stefanidi each saw their runs at the 2015 World Track and Field Championships come to an end on back to back days in Beijing, China.

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Injury to Packers' star thrusts Paly grad Adams into key role

When the Green Bay Packers lost All-Pro receiver Jordy Nelson for the season to a torn ACL during a 24-19 exhibition football loss to Pittsburgh last weekend, Palo Alto High grad Davante Adams' name suddenly jumped to the forefront as a possible replacement.

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SHP's Koshy named a first team All-American in water polo

Malaika Koshy had a pretty good junior season with her Sacred Heart Prep water polo teammates in 2014. The season began with the Gators winning their first St. Francis Invitational in eight years and ended with the SHP girls claiming their eighth straight Central Coast Section Division II championship.

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Murphy joins two teammates on Lombardi Award watch list

Stanford roundup
Stanford football senior offensive tackle Kyle Murphy was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list, it was announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-7, 301-pounder from San Clemente was one of 34 players from around the country to be selected.

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Stanford commit wins world junior title in 400 freestyle

Grant Shoults, a senior at St. Margarita Catholic who announced his verbal commitment to Stanford via his Twitter account in July, became the first gold medalist of the FINA World Junior Championships, winning the 400 meter freestyle, on Tuesday at Singapore's OCBC Aquatic Centre.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Stanford men's water polo a co-No. 3 pick in MPSF poll

Cardinal corner
The Stanford men's water polo team is tied for third in the 2015 MPSF Preseason Coaches' Poll announced by the league on Monday morning. The Cardinal and California each received one first-place vote and totaled 65 points.

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USA volleyball rebounds with big win over China at World Cup

Stanford grad Foluke Akinradewo and the world's top-ranked United States women's national volleyball team rebounded from a tough loss to beat No. 3 China, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23, Monday at the FIVB World Cup in Matsumoto, Japan.

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Stanford is ranked No. 21 in the first AP Top 25 poll

The Stanford football team was ranked 21st in the Associated Press preseason college football poll released on Sunday. It was the fifth straight AP preseason ranking for the Cardinal.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Stanford, Santa Clara settle for men's soccer draw

Stanford outshot Santa Clara 14-5 but could not find the back of the net, finishing with a 0-0 draw in the final preseason tune-up Saturday night.

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Walsh Jennings and Ross earn silver at Grand Slam event

World roundup
Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross earned the silver medal at the Long Beach Grand Slam beach volleyball tournament Sunday, losing to Brazil's Larissa Maestrini and Talita Antunes, 21-18, 21-16, in the title match.

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American women blocked from volleyball victory by Serbia

The U.S. Women's National Team, ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, was upset by Serbia on day two of the FIVB World Cup, 25-20, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-6, Sunday in Matsumoto, Japan.

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USA women win FINA World Junior Championships

Water polo
The USA Water Polo Women's Junior National Team has repeated as champion at the FINA Junior World Championships as Team USA defeated Spain, 13-10, on Sunday to cap an undefeated run to the title in Volos, Greece.

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Quarterbacks impress at Stanford's annual open house

The quarterbacks spread the football around Saturday during Stanford's annual open practice at the Elliott Practice Field. Thirteen players caught at least one pass as quarterbacks Kevin Hogan (8-of-11), Keller Chryst (7-of-11) and Ryan Burns (4-of-7) combined for 274 yards on 19 completions during the scrimmage.

Sunday, 12:51 PM | 1 comment

Saturday, August 22, 2015

U.S. women heading to water polo championship match

Stanford junior Jamie Nueshul scored twice and Cardinal sophomore Jordan Raney added a goal as the USA Women's Junior National Water Polo Team beat Russia, 13-11, Saturday to advance into the gold medal match of the FINA Women's Junior World Championship in Volos, Greece.

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Stanford grad Akinradewo scores 15 in USA volleyball win

FIVB World Cup
Stanford grad Foluke Akinradewo scored a team-high 15 points to help the world's top-ranked U.S. women's national volleyball team open its FIVB World Cup 11-match slate with a three-set victory Saturday in Japan.

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Two late goals give Stanford women season opening soccer win

College soccer
Sophomore All-American candidate Andi Sullivan scored in the 73rd minute and freshman Alana Cook converted less than seven minutes later as the Stanford women's soccer team avoided a major upset to beat host Hawai'i, 2-1, in the season opener for both teams.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Oaks fall twice at Biola Summer Slam volleyball event

The Menlo College women's volleyball team completed it's opening weekend of play Friday, dropping a pair of matches, 25-21, 25-20, 25-12 to Great Falls and 25-20, 25-15, 25-23 to Montana Tech at the Biola Summer Slam tournament.

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Two former Stanford NCAA champs set for World Championships

Track and field
Kori Carter and Ekaterini (Katerina) Stefanidi, NCAA women's track and field champions at Stanford, are competing at the IAAF World Championships, which begin Saturday (local time) at the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing, China.

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Neushul helps lift USA junior water polo into semifinals

Stanford junior Jamie Neushul scored three goals to help lead the United States women's junior national water polo team past Brazil, 12-9, Friday and into the semifinals of the FINA World Junior Championships in Volos, Greece.

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Menlo falls short in volleyball, gains a tie in soccer

Oaks report
The Menlo College women's volleyball team opened its season at the Biola Summer Slam on Thursday, dropping a pair of competitive matches to Top 25 teams.

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Walsh Jennings, Ross earn third straight win in Long Beach

Defending ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball champions April Ross and Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings out-lasted a team from Italy to win their third-straight pool play match at the Long Beach Grand Slam on Thursday to earn a first-round "bye" when elimination bracket play begins Friday on the TrueCar Court at Alamitos Beach.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Stanford women's soccer hopes for a healthy start in 2015

Stanford fifth-year senior Haley Rosen experienced the best and worst of women's soccer through her first four years in the program, from watching her teammates win a national championship to seeing her season end prematurely because of an injury.

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Paly grad Anderson tackles his final year with Stanford

Kevin Anderson has made 84 tackles as a member of the Stanford football team, 20 of those were for a loss, including nine sacks. He's also credited with nine quarterback hurries, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. There's also that interception he returned 40 yards for a touchdown in the 2013 Rose Bowl.

Thursday, 8:23 PM | 1 comment
Shoji brothers named to U.S. World Cup volleyball team

Stanford grads Kawika Shoji and Erik Shoji were each named to the U.S. men's national volleyball team preliminary roster for the FIVB World Cup on Thursday.

Thursday, 8:09 PM | 1 comment
McNealy drops match at U.S. Amateur to familiar opponent

Portola Valley resident Maverick McNealy's quest to become the third player in Stanford history to capture the United States Amateur Championship came to an end Thursday afternoon at breezy Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois. The Cardinal junior fell to American Walker Cup teammate Bryson DeChambeau of Clovis in the Round of 16, 3 and 2.

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Coaching changes at Menlo School for girls soccer, boys golf

Menlo School will have two new coaches, both familiar faces around campus, taking over varsity teams for the 2015-2016 season. Ross Ireland will direct girls soccer and Tom Hitchcock will lead boys golf.

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Walsh Jennings helps open beach volleyball event with wins

Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and teammate April Ross posted a 2-0 record on the first day of the third annual $800,000 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach, which featured 11 undefeated teams for eight countries after two rounds of pool play at Alamitos Beach.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

USA's Lloyd, O'Reilly each strike twice in soccer victory

The only thing stopping the United States women's national soccer team Wednesday night in Chattanooga was a lightning storm that delayed its 7-2 victory over Costa Rica for 83 minutes.

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McNealy battles from behind to remain alive in U.S. Amateur

Stanford junior Maverick McNealy was regarded as the best male golfer in college this past season after being honored with both the Jack Nicklaus Award and Haskins Award as the NCAA Player of the Year. At the U.S. Amateur, however, he's just one of the guys.

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Stanford field hockey now a title contender in league

The Stanford women's field hockey team was picked to win the West Division of the America East Conference in the annual preseason coaches poll, as announced by the organization Wednesday.

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Neushul's goal gives USA a big win at Junior Worlds

Water polo
Stanford's Jamie Neushul scored the winning goal with 15 seconds left to play to carry the USA Women's Junior National Team to a thrilling 17-16 victory over Spain at the FINA Junior World Championships on Wednesday in Volos, Greece.

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McNealy advances to match play in U.S. Amateur golf

Of local note
Stanford junior Maverick McNealy bounced back from a so-so first round and rallied to make the cut at the U.S. Amateur Championship on Tuesday at Olympic Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill.

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Stanford's Skov takes advantage of playing time with 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers threw Stanford grad Shayne Skov right into the fire in the team's first preseason game against the Houston Texans. The second-year linebacker played 66 defensive snaps and nine plays on special teams.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

USA women are 2-0 in FINA Junior World Championships

The USA Women's Junior National Team moved to 2-0 in water polo at the FINA Junior World Championships following a 23-0 win over Ukraine on Tuesday in Volos, Greece.

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Stanford grad Akinradewo named to women's World Cup

Volleyball roundup
The U.S. Women's Volleyball National Team, ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, has had a lot of gold placed around its neck over the past 10 months. While those have been enjoyable, historical moments in the program's history, they are in the past and the squad is continuing to build for the future.

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McNealy well back following opening round of U.S. Amateur

Cardinal corner
Stanford junior Maverick McNealy will have a lot of work left to do at the U.S. Amateur Championship following his first-round effort of 2-over 72 on Monday at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

More soccer honors for Stanford's Morris and Vincent

Stanford forward Jordan Morris and defender Brandon Vincent were named to the TopDrawerSoccer 2015 Men's Division I Preseason Best XI first team on Monday.

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Stanford football bolstered by three new recruits

While the Stanford football team will open the 2015 season with a new secondary following the loss of last year's starters, help is on the way following the commitments of two standout cornerbacks.

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Nneka Ogwumike helps Los Angeles to a WNBA win

Of local note
Former Stanford All-American Nneka Ogwumike tossed in 15 points and grabbed three rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks post a 76-64 victory over the visiting Chicago Sky in a Women's National Basketball Association game on Sunday.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Press scores a hat trick for USA women 8-0 soccer victory

Stanford grad Christen Press scored three times and the world champion U.S. women's national soccer team opened its Victory Tour with an 8-0 win over Costa Rica in front of a record crowd of 44,028 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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Stanford's Butler brings home bronze medal from junior world championships

Stanford redshirt sophomore Nathan Butler was one of three Americans to capture a bronze medal Sunday on the final day of the UWW Junior World Championships in Salvador, Brazil.

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One week down, plenty of work still left for the Cardinal

The Stanford football team finished its first week of preseason practice on Saturday with a lively contact session in 95-degree heat overseen by a full officiating crew from the Pac-12 Conference.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Butler hopes for opportunity to medal at junior worlds

Stanford heavyweight Nathan Butler is among the final four U.S. men's freestyle wrestlers who received their draws for the final day of the UWW Junior World Championships on Sunday in Salvador, Brazil.

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Freshmen pace Stanford women in exhibition soccer opener

Powered by its freshman class, the No. 3 Stanford women's soccer team beat Fresno State, 3-0, in an exhibition Friday night at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.

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