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Jordan Wallach
Jordan Wallach is a Senior Staff Writer at The Stanford Daily. He was previously the Managing Editor of Sports, a sports desk editor for two volumes and he continues to work as a beat writer for Stanford's baseball, football and women's volleyball teams. Jordan is a junior from New York City majoring in Mathematical and Computational Science. To contact him, please send him an email at jwallach 'at' stanford.edu.

McCaffrey finishes second in 2015 Heisman Trophy voting

Sophomore Christian McCaffrey finished second in the 2015 Heisman Trophy race, as Alabama running back Derrick Henry was announced as the award’s winner on Saturday night. McCaffrey is Stanford’s fourth Heisman runner-up over the last seven years. Henry finished with 1,832 total points in the final balloting, McCaffrey finished with 1,539 total points and Clemson…

Women’s volleyball sweeps Oregon to start road swing

No. 8 Stanford’s women’s volleyball (16-5, 10-3 Pac-12) started its two-week road swing on the right foot on Thursday night, defeating Oregon (11-11, 5-8) in a three-set sweep in Eugene, 25-23, 25-17, 25-18. The Cardinal continued to show the offensive balance that marked their last four matches – all wins – as three players had double-digit…

Volleyball hits reset button against Oregon schools

After their fourth loss of the season last weekend at the hands of current No. 5 Arizona State, Stanford’s women’s volleyball team hit the reset button. A tough nonconference slate followed by a difficult start to Pac-12 play saw the Cardinal face six top-25 opponents over their first 12 matches — four of those in…

Cardinal enter conference play after two home sweeps

For the first time since the end of August and following a two-loss road trip, No. 8 Stanford women’s volleyball team (6-2) returned to The Farm this past weekend.  It was just what the doctor ordered, as the team continued its stretch of dominance at Maples Pavilion with three-set victories over No. 24 Pacific and St.…

What we learned from Stanford women’s volleyball in Week One

No Inky, no problem. Stanford’s women’s volleyball team swept both Texas A&M (25-19, 25-19, 25-15) and Minnesota (25-15, 25-23, 25-18) in its opening weekend without its top two middle blockers from 2014. Here’s what we learned from the No. 2 Cardinal (2-0) in Week One: Veterans will be veterans As expected, a disproportionate number of…

Stanford grads Press and O’Hara poised to shine at Women’s World Cup

Stanford’s women’s soccer team endured a 27-year wait before it clinched its first national championship in 2011. But two student-athletes — Christen Press ’11 and Kelley O’Hara ’10 — were the impetus for the tides of the program to turn, guiding the Cardinal to a 95-4-4 record from 2007-10 before they eventually captured the title in 2011. Now,…

Former Stanford student-athletes named to USWNT World Cup roster

Former Stanford student-athletes Kelley O’Hara ’10 and Christen Press ’11 will represent the United States at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, National Team head coach Jill Ellis announced on Tuesday. O’Hara and Press, who were teammates on the Cardinal’s NCAA College Cup runs in 2008 and 2009, were two of 23 women selected to…

Brennan Scarlett joins Stanford as program’s first graduate transfer

Former Cal defensive lineman Brennan Scarlett will join Stanford football as a graduate transfer for the 2015 season, Stanford Athletics confirmed on Tuesday. Scarlett had initially announced his move across the bay in a letter published in the San Francisco Chronicle on March 10. Scarlett, who will pursue a master’s degree in management science and…

Dreadful week continues as Cardinal swept by ‘Cats

Hampered by injuries to its best players and done in by walks and errors, Stanford baseball was swept by Arizona in its Pac-12 opener this weekend. It was the Wildcats first ever sweep of the Cardinal at Sunken Diamond. “We just really got outplayed in all phases of the game for the weekend,” said head coach…
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