When freshmen James Shaw and Josef Ctvrtlik stepped onto Stanford’s campus for the first time this fall, they immediately felt a great burden of responsibility. The two were new members of the Stanford men’s volleyball team, and they had big roles to play.
The No. 6 Stanford hits the road this Saturday to take on No. 2 Long Beach State in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) quarterfinals this weekend. At this point, a loss will likely mean the end of the season for the Cardinal (15-12, 12-12 MPSF) as only four teams make the NCAA Tournament.
This weekend, the No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball team was on the road, taking on No. 4 UC-Irvine and UC-San Diego. The Cardinal was fresh off an impressive turnaround win over Pacific last Tuesday but was unable to keep the win streak going, falling in three sets to Irvine before sweeping UCSD. The Anteaters (20-6,…
Fresh off two disappointing home losses, Stanford men’s volleyball is back on the road this week to take on Pacific, UC-Irvine and UC-San Diego. Stanford is currently in the midst of its longest slump of the season, having dropped its past four games, but will be looking to turn things around in a major fashion…
The Stanford men’s volleyball team was back on the road this weekend, taking on No. 14 UC Santa Barbara and No. 6 UCLA, two teams that it had defeated in its first meetings earlier in the season. This time around, though, No. 4 Stanford was swept in both games.
Stanford men’s volleyball pulled out two dramatic five-set victories against No. 5 Pepperdine and No. 13 USC this weekend to avenge early season losses and establish itself as one of the toughest teams in the MPSF.
This weekend, the Stanford men’s volleyball team was back on the road again, taking on BYU and Cal Baptist. Despite two very strong performances, it split the matches, losing to BYU in five before defeating Cal Baptist 3-1.
The No. 3 Stanford men’s volleyball team, fresh off an impressive sweep of UC-San Diego, hit the road this past weekend to face two very tough teams: No. 8 Cal State Northridge and No. 4 Long Beach State. It was certainly a tale of two matches, as the Cardinal rallied past the Matadors on Friday…
On Friday night, Stanford (8-4, 5-4 MPSF) met the top team in the nation, defending national champion UCI (10-3, 7-3) in the smaller Burnham Pavilion. Irvine was riding a four-game win streak, but Stanford was determined to not let its 12-game home win streak come to an end. The first two sets, however, were all…
In what was certainly a dramatic weekend for the No. 3 Stanford men’s volleyball, the Cardinal played 10 hard-fought sets against the Hawaii Warriors, barely coming away with a win Friday night before dropping a heartbreaker on Saturday. Hawaii (4-7, 3-5 MPSF) was in control for much of the first set on Friday. Midway…
Bright and early Thursday morning, the No. 3 Stanford men’s volleyball team got on a plane and headed for the island paradise of Hawaii to play back-to-back matches with the Hawaii Warriors.
On Tuesday, the Stanford men's volleyball team recovered from just one day of rest after a brutal road trip to pull out a 3-1 victory over UCLA at Maples Pavilion.
In a weekend dominated by great moments in the NFL playoffs, perhaps the most exciting match was the Saturday showdown between the Stanford men’s volleyball team and the University of the Pacific. Despite facing six match points, the Cardinal was able to rally back and win a thrilling five-set battle 3-2.
No. 2 Stanford begins its bid for a seventh NCAA title Friday against Jackson State at 8 p.m.
After seeing its 22-game win streak come to an end, the No. 2 Stanford women’s volleyball team had to begin anew, starting with its matchup with UCLA on November 16. Three games and three victories later, the Cardinal had officially regained its mojo, ready to take on any opponent in the NCAA Tournament.
The last time the Stanford women’s volleyball team lost a match, Stanford was not close to being in session and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were a month away from their first presidential debate. Thursday night in Los Angeles, Cardinal’s incredible 22-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of No. 8 USC, 3-1.
The Stanford women’s volleyball team continued its reign of excellence this week, beating both Washington State and Washington to extend its winning streak to 22-straight and give the Cardinal a solid claim to the title of hottest team in the nation in any sport.
On Wednesday, the No. 2 Stanford women’s volleyball team returned home to Maples Pavilion riding a 16-game winning streak, matching the Cardinal’s longest streak since 2008. Three sets later, they had swept the Arizona Wildcats and extended the streak to 17.
The games were certainly closer than anyone would have hoped, but the Stanford women’s volleyball team managed to continue its winning ways and roll through another weekend with two Pac-12 wins. The Cardinal pulled off five-set road victories over Washington and Washington State, extending its winning streak to 16 games.
With the eyes of the Pac-12 squarely on Palo Alto for Wednesday’s women’s volleyball showdown between No. 6 USC and No. 4 Stanford, the Cardinal proved that it is a major force to be dealt with in both the conference and national title picture.
The Stanford Daily will be sitting down to talk with senior athletes once a week. Our first subject is women's volleyball setter Karissa Cook, who talks about the team's chances and all things Stanford athletics.
After a seventh-place Pac-12 regular season finish and a loss in the second round of the conference tournament, many thought Stanford’s season was over. But in a surprising turn of events, the Cardinal was one of four Pac-12 teams invited to the postseason NIT.
Chasson Randle may be just a freshman, but he in no way seemed intimidated by his first trip to the big stage of the Pac-12 tournament. The guard was impossible to stop on Wednesday night, scoring a career-high 30 points, as Stanford cruised by Arizona State 85-65 in the opening round.
In Stanford's biggest game of the season, the Cardinal was able to beat rival Cal and deny the Golden Bears a share of the Pac-12 regular season title. The victory secured Stanford's first 20-win season since 2007-08 and gave the squad plenty of momentum going into the season-ending conference tournament.