It was all smiles for Stanford’s baseball team on Sunday afternoon, as freshman Cal Quantrill’s dominant 126-pitch shutout — the Cardinal’s first since Mark Appel ‘13 went the distance on Mar. 28, 2013 — capped off the team’s first series win of the season.
Continuing its tough nonconference slate, Stanford baseball traveled to Nashville, Tenn. this weekend in hopes of making a statement against a consensus top-10 team. However, the Cardinal bats fell silent against Vanderbilt’s dominant pitching staff, which allowed just four combined runs in the series, as Stanford (4-7) was swept—falling 4-1 on Friday, 5-1 on Saturday and 4-2 on Sunday.
While psychologists and psychiatrists often have to consider how to treat the negative responses that student-athletes have to their environments, they also play a role in helping the student-athletes optimize their performance in high-pressure competition situations.
Another series, another sweep avoided on Sunday by Stanford’s baseball team. The Cardinal (3-4) — which once again sent out three freshman starters, making it… Continue Reading »
It’s safe to say that No. 25 Stanford baseball and head coach Mark Marquess missed Mark Appel ’13 in the team’s opening series against No. 15 Rice.
The man making his journey back to The Farm this year — eleven years removed from his senior season — is Ryan Garko ‘03. After getting a call about the job from departing associate head coach Dean Stotz, who retired in September after 37 seasons at Stanford, and speaking to Marquess, Garko had an easy decision to make.
Entering the 2013 season, Stanford women’s volleyball had an opportunity to take advantage of a rarity in college sports—the return of its entire starting lineup from the previous season. The young team, with a core of five sophomores, anchored by senior captain and middle blocker Carly Wopat, had its sights set on an NCAA-record seventh national championship and the school’s first since 2004.
Falling short of the Final Four and its ultimate goal of a national championship, the No. 7 Stanford women’s volleyball team (27-6) was defeated by No. 2 Penn State (32-2) in a five-set thriller in the Lexington, Ky. regional final on Saturday, 25-22, 22-25, 26-28, 25-18, 11-15.