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Cardinal corner: Sullivan is up for the Honda Award


Stanford senior midfielder Andi Sullivan is a nominee for the Honda Sport Award for women's soccer it was announced Wednesday.

A three-year captain and the 2017 Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year, Sullivan capped her remarkable Stanford career with a goal in the Cardinal's 3-2 win over UCLA in the College Cup final on Dec. 1.

A four-time All-Pac-12 first teamer, Sullivan was recently named first-team All-America for the third time and All-Pacific Region for the fourth time.

Sullivan owns seven caps with the full United States National Team, and has 20 career goals and 19 career assists.

Stanford's leader on the pitch, Sullivan took up a deeper role in 2017 after pacing the team in goals (11) and points (29) in 2016.

She controls the tempo of play, can interchange with any of Stanford's four defenders, break up play with her tackling ability, accurately deliver set pieces and is a threat to make powerful runs into the box.

She is an active participant in soccer clinics for Female Footballers and the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, and has worked with the Cupertino and Hillsborough American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) programs.

The Honda Sport Award has been presented annually by the CWSA for the past 42 years to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports and signifies "the best of the best in collegiate athletics."

The winner of the sport award becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious 2018 Honda Cup which will be presented on a live telecast on CBS Sports Network on Monday, June 25, 2018, in downtown Los, Angeles.


Junior human biology major Bryce Love was named first team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association on Wednesday, cementing his status as a unanimous All-American.

Love is Stanford's 10th unanimous All-American and fifth under head coach David Shaw. He is the first Cardinal unanimous All-America choice since Joshua Garnett (2015). David Yankey (2013), Zach Ertz (2012) and David DeCastro (2011) also earned the status under Shaw.

Men's soccer

Stanford's Nico Corti and Sam Werner were named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-West Region team on Wednesday. The two are the only Pac-12 representatives on the 11-member squad.

Corti, a political science major with a 3.53 GPA, just completed the best statistical season for a goalkeeper in Stanford men's soccer history. He finished second in the country with a school-record 0.386 goals against average and posted 14 solo shutouts, a Pac-12 record and the second-highest total in the nation this year.

Corti didn't allow a goal in five postseason matches, becoming the sixth keeper in NCAA history to not allow a goal in the tournament, and also became the NCAA's career postseason goals against average leader (0.00) in the process.

He ended his season not conceding a goal in his final 674 minutes and Stanford upped its NCAA-record postseason shutout streak to 1,214:20.

A science, technology and society major with a 3.39 GPA, Werner played the hero in Stanford's march to its third consecutive national championship.

The College Cup Offensive Most Outstanding Player scored his fifth goal of the year and first game-winner of his collegiate career in the second overtime of Sunday's national final against Indiana, picking the Hoosiers' Griffin Dorsey and lofting his shot from 10 yards over goalkeeper Trey Muse to give the Cardinal the 1-0 win.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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