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Stanford trio earns weekly Pac-12 Conference honors

 
Foster Langsdorf became the first Stanford player to record 10-plus goals in back-to-back seasons in 26 years. Photo by Lyndsay Radnedge/isiphotos.com.

Stanford men's soccer Foster Langsdorf, women's soccer Catarina Macario and women's volleyball Morgan Hentz were all honored as a Player of the Week by the Pac-12 Conference on Tuesday.

Langsdorf earned his third career honor, the second of the season and Stanford's 29th all-time player of the week selection.


Catarina Macario
He scored both winners in the No. 6 Cardinal's road sweep of No. 21 Washington and Oregon State as Stanford finished its Pac-12 slate with a perfect 5-0 mark away from home for the first time. The Cardinal is 9-0-1 in its last 10 road conference matches.

The senior, fifth nationally with 15 goals a year ago, has 10 this season to become the first Cardinal with back-to-back double-digit goal campaigns since Jim Talluto in 1990 and 1991.

Langsdorf currently ranks 14th in the country in goals and 18th in points (23). He is tied for sixth in school history with 33 career goals and alone in seventh with 75 career points.

Stanford sits atop the Pac-12 standings with 19 points, seven clear of second-place Cal. The Cardinal has a bye this week and returns to action on Thursday, Nov. 2, hosting UCLA at 5:30 p.m. A win would deliver Stanford its fourth consecutive conference championship.

Women's soccer

Macario, named the Pac-12's Offensive Player of the Week, recorded nine points in two games last week on three goals and three assists.

She recorded two goals and added an assist in the 4-0 win over Oregon, scoring a 35-yard free kick, and finishing a volley from outside the box.

Macario assisted on Stanford's first two goals in the 6-0 victory over Oregon State. She added her 12th goal later, tying her for the team lead.

She leads the conference in points (33), assists (9) and is tied for second in goals (12).

Women's volleyball

Hentz was selected the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week.

Hentz, a sophomore from Lakeside Park, Kentucky, averaged 4.50 digs per set in wins over No. 14 Washington and Washington State last week. Her efforts helped the Cardinal (17-2 overall) remain atop the Pac-12 standings at 10-0.

Hentz collected 19 digs and had five assists against the Huskies on Thursday. She followed up with 17 digs and two aces in a sweep over the Cougars on Saturday. For the weekend, Stanford limited its opponents to a combined .191 attack percentage.

Hentz becomes the first Cardinal player to be recognized by the conference this season. It is also marks the first weekly recognition of Hentz's career. Stanford now has 101 player of the week honors.

The Cardinal begins the second half of Pac-12 play this week at Arizona State on Friday and Arizona on Sunday. Both matches will be televised by Pac-12 Networks.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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