There are many great people involved with Stanford Athletics, and The Daily Sports Staff interacts with a large percentage of them. In honor of the top-10 issue, the following is a list of The Daily Sports Staff’s top 10 favorite people to interview.
Stanford senior midfielder JJ Koval was selected ninth in the MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes on Thursday morning, marking the second time in as many years the South Bay squad has added a Cardinal player.
Sophomore winger Aaron Kovar will leave Stanford and sign a homegrown player contract with Seattle Sounders F.C. of Major League Soccer. Kovar played with the Sounders’ youth team from 2010 to 2012 and won the Gatorade 2011 Player of the Year for Washington in his time at Garfield High School.
At first glance, the contortion of the body and the tangle of legs associated with the flip throw-in seems gimmicky, a gymnast’s plaything dragged onto the soccer field. In the right hands, however, this maneuver, designed to launch the ball over huge distances into opposing penalty boxes, can be deadly.
Generally, if you score a goal and an assist, you’re having a great game. If that goal happens to be the winning penalty kick, then you’re having a fantastic game. If you’re a goalie, and you save a penalty kick, you’re having a stunning game. If you happen to be Stanford’s senior goalkeeper Drew Hutchins and have done all three of these things, you’re having a once-in-a-lifetime performance.
With Stanford’s men’s soccer team ready to take on Loyola Marymount (LMU) in its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009, The Daily’s Dylan Fugel chatted with Kevin Cacabelos, the Sports Editor of the Los Angeles Loyolan, to get perspectives from both sides heading into Thursday’s first-round matchup.
In the words of the Arctic Monkeys, get on your dancing shoes. Early Monday morning, Stanford men’s soccer (9-6-3, 3-5-2 Pac-12) clinched an at-large berth… Continue Reading »
Stanford men’s soccer (9-6-3) may not make it into the NCAA tournament with last night’s win, but at least the seniors can be satisfied that they beat No. 5 ranked Cal in overtime on their Senior Night.