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Of local note: Paly grad rows to Japanese championship

Palo Alto grad Olivia Koyama (third from right) shows off her medal from winning the Japan All-Collegiate Women's Pair championship. Photo courtesy of Rho Koyama.

Palo Alto grad Olivia Koyama has found success not only in her education but in her collegiate rowing career as well.

Koyama, whose younger sister Lauren is a freshman basketball player at New York University, attends UC San Diego and is a member of the varsity 8 boat. She's attending her junior year of college at Keio University and continued her rowing.

Olivia Koyama/UC San Diego Athletics
Koyama and her teammate Chihiro Nogata won the Japan All-Collegiate Woman's pair championship on the Toda-Koen course in Tokyo in a collegiate course record 7:33.68 over the weekend.

The duo also won the Eastern Japan Championship also on the same course in a previous race.

While at Palo Alto, Koyama rowed for NorCal Crew, based in Redwood City.

Koyama will return for her senior season at UC San Diego.

Men's soccer

Palo Alto grad Neil Verwillow recorded his first collegiate point, assisting on Trinity's game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Texas-Dallas.

Verwillow has started all four games for the undefeated Tigers (4-0), who play Schreiner on Tuesday.

Women's volleyball

Menlo-Atherton grad Courtney Foliaki leads Foothill College with 105 points through seven games on 86 kills, 14 aces and seven blocks.

The Owls (4-5) beat Taft, 15-25, 25-14, 25-22, 25-19, at the San Joaquin Delta Invitational on Saturday and were also scheduled to play Shasta.

M-A grad Katie Wilcox has 36 kills and has participated in 13 blocks, four solo.

Princeton senior co-captain Maddie Huber, a Menlo grad, recorded a career-high 28 digs in the Tigers' 21-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-17 win Saturday.

Men's water polo

Sacred Heart Prep grad Michael Swart and Menlo grad Christopher Xi each scored a pair of goals and Princeton beat visiting Santa Clara 15-9 at the Princeton Invitational on Saturday.

The Tigers (7-0) meet top-ranked UCLA on Sunday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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