While high school student-athletes certainly dedicate a lot of time and energy to refining their craft, the collegiate lifestyle brings a new level of challenge that many incoming freshmen can find daunting and overwhelming at first. In addition to being under much more pressure to perform on a bigger, more exposed stage in front of a national audience, they must also deal with the challenges that regular college freshmen face: making friends, settling into a community and creating a niche in an unfamiliar setting.
With today concluding the regular season for the Cardinal field hockey team, No. 12 Stanford’s preparations will be targeted on the upcoming NorPac Championships, which begin Nov. 7 in Lynchberg, Va. The lose-or-go-home tournament is hosted by Liberty University, which is currently undefeated in the Eastern Division, and will run through Nov. 9.
In one of the most tightly contested games of the season, the No. 11 Stanford Cardinal field hockey squad toppled the Michigan Wolverines 2-1. It… Continue Reading »
In their last meeting, No. 18 Stanford women’s field hockey upset No. 8 Wake Forest 4-2 on Wake Forest’s home turf. It was the 2010-11 season; a season that took the Cardinal all the way to a first-round match in the NCAA tournament against No. 2 North Carolina.
This season, though, the rankings sit far closer and No. 13 Stanford will come into the game as more of an equal against No. 14 Wake Forest than it did three years ago.
In a bitter NorPac field hockey rematch Friday night, the Stanford Cardinal bested the visiting UC-Davis Aggies 5-0. After losing 3-2 in a gripping overtime… Continue Reading »