Behind second place finishes in all three grand finals, Stanford women’s rowing placed second overall at the 2021 NCAA Championships, held in Sarasota, Fla. from May 28–30.
No. 15 baseball (31-13, 15-9 Pac-12) won the rubber match of a three-game series against No. 13 Oregon (35-13, 18-9 Pac-12) on Sunday in Eugene.
The sports — men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling — will all retain varsity status next fall.
Stanford’s decision to discontinue the program and the initial response have been well-documented, but now, nearly a year after the announcement, past and present members of the team continue to push for the reinstatement of their sport on and off the field.
Second-seeded Stanford women’s water polo (12-5, 8-4 MPSF) will face off against No. 10 Fresno State (13-5, 6-1 GCC) to open the Cardinal’s 2021 NCAA Tournament.
In a true team effort, Stanford women's lacrosse (10-0) downed Arizona State (10-6) 18-11 on The Farm on Thursday. The win maintained the Cardinal’s perfect season and punched the team's ticket to Saturday’s Pac-12 Championship.
Facing off against No. 1 University of North Carolina (17-1), No. 13 Stanford (11-3) was unable to advance past the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight tournament, falling 2-0 in Chapel Hill.
Set up by a penalty corner in the third minute of overtime, Zanolli fired a shot into the back of the net to give field hockey (11-2, 6-2 America East) a 5-4 win over No. 16 Miami (Ohio) (13-2, 10-0 MAC) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Redshirt junior defender Sarah Johnson scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to clinch the America East Championship final for field hockey on Saturday.
With the fate of the game on the line, there has been no one No. 19 Stanford (9-2, 6-2 America East) would rather turn to than Corinne Zanolli.
On the road and competing for the first time since March 31, No. 16 women’s lacrosse (8-0, 6-0 Pac-12) took care of business over the weekend against Arizona State (7-4, 4-3 Pac-12) and USC (8-6, 5-3 Pac-12) to remain undefeated.
Alumni advocacy group 36 Sports Strong and University officials have not yet reached resolution regarding the 11 discontinued varsity sports after a Tuesday meeting called by Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, but both sides are optimistic about further dialogue.
In what is Stanford’s final home game at the varsity level, No. 18 field hockey (7-0, 5-0 America East) continued its run of dominance in 2021. The Cardinal, behind two goals from senior attacker Corinne Zanolli, downed Cal (2-6, 1-4 America East) 3-0.
Stanford’s Board of Trustees is scheduling a special board meeting to discuss a petition to reinstate the 11 discontinued varsity programs, representatives from 36 Sports Strong — a group of alumni working to bring back the programs — told The Daily on Wednesday.
More than a month into the season, Stanford baseball (16-5, 4-2 Pac-12) has yet to lose a weekend series. For the fourth straight weekend, however, the team was unable to bring out the brooms and complete the sweep.
Women’s basketball played arguably its worst half of basketball this season against Louisville in the Elite Eight on Tuesday, but stormed back with a 52-25 second half to secure a 15-point victory. The Cardinal will face off against South Carolina in the Final Four on Friday, and a victory would set up either a Pac-12 showdown with Arizona or a battle between the two winningest coaches in Division I women’s basketball history in Geno Auriemma’s UConn Huskies. Do the Cardinal get past the Gamecocks, and if so, does it lift the trophy Sunday afternoon?
Stanford welcomed Fresno State (7-10, 4-5 Mountain West) to Sunken Diamond for two games over the weekend and Sacramento State (18-6, 10-2 WAC) for one on Monday.
After demolishing the Bruins (1-6-2, 0-5-2 Pac-12) 4-0 on March 6 on the Farm, the Cardinal (7-1-1, 5-1-1 Pac-12) traveled to Los Angeles and again shut out UCLA on Sunday, this time by a score of 3-0.
Men’s volleyball (1-10, 1-10 MPSF) was unable to avenge its early season losses to Pac-12 foe No. 6 UCLA (10-4, 11-4 MPSF) on Tuesday and Wednesday, falling in a pair of matches at Maples Pavilion.
The Keep Stanford Wrestling balloons were removed by Stanford Athletics “in the course of regular athletic facility maintenance," according to Athletics spokesperson.
In Stanford's first road trip of the 2021 season, the singles matches sunk men's tennis (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) against UCLA (6-2, 1-0 Pac-12) following a strong Cardinal doubles performance.
After dropping the season opener to No. 5 Arizona State on Mar. 6, No. 2 women’s water polo (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) has rattled off five straight victories, including a pair of dominant performances over No. 13 Indiana (8-6, 0-2 Big Ten) this weekend.
Led by senior attacker Corinne Zanolli, Stanford field hockey (2-0, 2-0 America East) secured back-to-back wins to open the season in West Long Branch, NJ.
Stanford baseball (10-2, 0-0 Pac-12) won its third straight series to open up the regular season, this time against UC Irvine (6-7, 0-0 Big West).