Stanford’s first international women’s basketball recruit, Alanna Smith has enjoyed the successes of a standout senior season for which she was named an All-American. Smith was also the 12th Cardinal to be named All-American and to be drafted in the first round of the WBNA draft.
Last weekend, No. 20 Stanford’s beach volleyball season came to a close as the Cardinal was unable to progress very far in the Pac-12 tournament.
In an intense game which lasted to sudden death overtime, No. 1 women’s water polo was bested 8-9 by No. 2 USC in Sunday’s MPSF title game. USC scored with just 43 seconds in the third overtime period after a double exclusion forced a 5-on-5.
Despite a second-half slide, top-ranked women’s water polo was able to ward off No. 4 Cal in an 11-9 decision. Freshman Ryann Neushul led the team in scoring with four goals, and sophomore Aria Fischer emerged from the fray with her tenth hat trick of the season.
Senior Ella Eastin is a member of three NCAA championship teams (2017-19). The 20-time All-American holds eight individual championships in the 400-yard IM (2016-19), 200-yard IM (2016,2018), and the 200-yard butterfly (2017-18).
There are plenty of opportunities during Admit Weekend to see the Stanford Cardinal do battle on land and in the water. Women’s water polo, baseball, and softball will all have games throughout the weekend.
Senior Abrahm DeVine is a two-time NCAA individual champion in the 400-yard IM (2018, 2019). A 15-time All-American, DeVine is the first Stanford man to claim back-to-back 400 IM titles since Tom Wilkens (1997-98).
Top-ranked women’s water polo finished their 2019 regular season with two more wins to end undefeated in the MPSF for the first time since 2015.