BACK IN FIRST . . . Stanford has reclaimed the top spot in one of the closest Learfield Sports Directors' Cup races. The Cardinal finished first in women's tennis, second in women's water polo, ninth in women's lacrosse, 13th in women's golf and 33rd in men's tennis. The Cardinal has 1233.00 total points. Michigan fell to second in the standings and currently has 1003.25 total points. The Wolverines finished ninth in women's tennis and 33rd in men's tennis.
IN THE POOL . . . Gunn High grad Brandon Johnson was among the 15 players named to the men's U.S. Senior National Team in water polo for the FINA World League Super Final, which will be contested in Chelyabinsk, Russia beginning June 11. Johnson, head coach of the Palo Alto High boys' team, will be joined by Stanford grad Janson Wigo, Cardinal junior Alex Bowen and Stanford freshman Bret Bonnani. The U.S. took first place at the FINA World League Prelims, which concluded Monday in Los Alamitos. The U.S. Women's Senior National Team team opens FINA World League Super Finals on Saturday with a game against host China in Beijing. The Americans also meet Russia and Hungary in preliminary play. Sacred Heart Prep grad KK Clark, Stanford grad Lolo Silver, Stanford seniors Annika Dries and Melissa Seidemann, Cardinal sophomore Kiley Neushul and freshman teammate Maggie Steffens are all playing for the national team.
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