NATIONAL RANKINGS ...Menlo-Atherton senior Lauren McDonnell has joined fellow senior teammate Folashade Akinola as a nationally-ranked wrestler on USA Wrestling and FloWrestling's second National Girls High School rankings, with input from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Akinola moved to No. 7 from No. 18 in the 180 division while McDonnell debuts at No. 17 in the 138 division. McDonnell reached the championship match of the Napa Valley Classic in her most recent competition. Akinola, who placed second at last year's state meet, made her season debut at the Classic, winning one of three matches. Menlo-Atherton will compete at the Lady Baler Bash on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Hollister.
FOREIGN LEGENDS ...Stanford senior Alanna Smith earned her second Pac-12 Player of the Week honor after helping the sixth-ranked Cardinal women's basketball team sweep a pair of road games in Arizona last week. It's the Australian forward's third career weekly conference honor. Smith, who also played with Australia during the FIBA Women's World Cup in September, averaged a double-double in the two wins that kept Stanford tied for the conference lead. She averaged 22.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, a .548 field goal percentage and a .556 3-point percentage . . . Former Stanford defender Alana Cook signed a professional women's soccer contract with Paris Saint-Germain through the 2022 season the club announced. Cook, on track to graduate with a degree in symbolic systems, joins a club which sits in second place in the French first division, two points behind Lyon. Cook will don the No. 5 shirt for PSG, whose next contest is against Le Havre on Jan. 27
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