After yet another close overtime finish, the No. 17 Cardinal (15-5-1) advanced to the NCAA tournament round of 16 with a 1-0 win over No. 14 South Carolina (17-4-2) Friday night.
Stanford women’s soccer
In what is sure to be a heated finale to an up-and-down regular season, No. 10 Stanford (13-4-1, 6-4-0 Pac-12) will face unranked rival Cal (10-4-5, 3-4-3 Pac-12) at home tonight. The game will be Senior Night for the Cardinal in honor of the seven women in their senior seasons on the team. It will also be a critical match in determining the Cardinal’s confidence and placement going into the postseason.
Although the race was the closest in history, the result was the same as usual as Stanford claimed the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, awarded annually to the nation’s best intercollegiate athletic program, for the 19th straight year.
Julie Foudy ’93 was just one year old when the groundbreaking Title IX equality law, passed in the summer of 1972, kick-started a revolution in women’s college sports by enforcing a balance between the funding of men’s and women’s programs. Looking back from the clarity of our position 40 years later, the impact of Title IX is obvious and striking. Over the past two weeks, The Daily has told the story of Title IX and women’s sports at Stanford, from the program’s history to the experiences of both players and coaches. But what is next?