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Gunn grad Fisher kicks his way to all-conference honors

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Gunn High grad Graham Fisher finished out his senior football season at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, in a big way. For the second consecutive year, he was named to the All-Midwest Conference first team.

Fisher averaged 41.7 yards per punt, 3.7 yards per kick better than the next-best school. Over his career, he is ranked in the top two in Midwest Conference history (going back to 1922) in four different categories. Nationally, he was tied for fourth in all of Division III in yards per punt.

For the third year out of his four at Grinnell, Fisher won the Special Teams Player of the Year Award as voted by his teammates. He also won the prestigious Dick Ullrich '34 Award, presented annually to the best offensive or defensive back as voted by the coaches. According to the Grinnell Sports Information Director, Fisher is the first special teams player to ever win the award.

He also was named to the All-West Region Team, and participated in the National Bowl All-Star Game in Miami, as well as the D3 Senior Classic All-Star Game in Myrtle Beach, SC .

Fisher now looks forward to getting back to baseball, where he has been on the All-Midwest Conference first team the past two seasons.

Cross country

Robert Miranda of Menlo School was named Sophomore of the Year on the 62nd annual All-NorCal High School Cross Country Team, selected by a committee of NorCal coaches and media.

Miranda was the Freshman of the Year last season, when he and then-senior Lizzie Lacy became the first Menlo runners to earn NorCal honors since 1953. He also was named to the All-NorCal third team while Palo Alto freshman Henry Saul was named to the All-Freshman team.

For the girls, Gunn senior Gillian Meeks was named to the first team along with Stanford recruit Fiona O'Keeffe of Davis.

Men's soccer

Menlo School grad Timmy Costa, a junior keeper from Whitworth College, was named to the 2015 NSCAA NCAA Division III West Region second team.

Palo Alto High grad Mark Raftrey, a senior defender at Pomona-Pitzer, was named to the third team.

Women's soccer

Priory grad Darrah Shields, a senior forward at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, was named to the 2015 NSCAA NCAA Division III West Region third team.

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