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Kevin Zhang

Palo Alto native Anderson to join Cardinal D-line

For many student-athletes heading off to school, moving across the country is a necessary process. But for incoming defensive lineman Kevin Anderson, that’s not the case — Anderson is an alumnus of nearby Palo Alto High School and the only Bay Area recruit in Stanford’s 2015 football class.

S.J. Earthquakes hit Stanford Stadium in Independence Weekend match

School may be out for the Cardinal faithful, but the team’s usual home of Stanford Stadium was buzzing with activity last Saturday. It wasn’t for a football game, the venue’s main event, and there were no national teams or popular European squads in sight. Instead, fans in the Stanford area came out in droves to see the San Jose Earthquakes (5-5-6) play the New York Red Bulls (5-3-10) in a nationally televised Major League Soccer contest over Independence Day weekend. San Jose squandered a late lead and settled for a 2-2 tie.

BRIEF: Stanford athletes recognized by conference

Four Cardinal athletes received the Pac-10 2011 Spring Scholar-Athlete Award, the conference announced Monday. For an individual to be eligible for the award, he or she must be a senior, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and participate in at least half of the scheduled athletic competitions.

Champs at Last: Women’s water polo takes national title

Stanford’s No. 1 women’s water polo team went into Sunday with thirty straight victories against Cal, going undefeated against the cross-bay rival since 2000. The Cardinal (28-1) continued that streak when it mattered most yesterday, earning an emphatic 9-5 win over the No. 2 Bears (24-4) in the National Collegiate Championship final.

W. Water Polo: After surprising upset, NCAAs on tap

The top-ranked Stanford women’s water polo team travels to the National Collegiate Championship in Ann Arbor this weekend with a couple of lofty goals: a successful tournament would give the Cardinal its first national championship since 2002 and earn a 101st team title for Stanford athletics as a whole.

W. Water Polo: Still perfect

The No. 1 Stanford women’s water polo team continued its impressive season last weekend, winning its first two games over No. 9 San Diego State and No. 11 Long Beach State. The Cardinal (15-0, 1-0 MPSF) beat the Aztecs 12-4 and defeated Long Beach State 11-3

W. Water Polo: Stanford tops USC again, wins UCI Invitational

Last weekend’s UCI Invitational culminated with another matchup between the two giants of women’s collegiate water polo, Stanford and USC. For the second time this season, No. 1 played No. 2 for a tournament crown, and for the second straight time, Stanford came out on top against the defending national champions.

W. Water Polo: Card cruises past Pacific

The No. 1 Stanford women’s water polo team notched another win against a ranked opponent with a 15-4 victory over No. 19 Pacific Sunday in Stockton. Junior two-meter Melissa Seidemann tallied four goals, all in the first half, to lead the Cardinal (9-0). Pacific dropped to 7-4 on the seaso

W. Water Polo: Cardinal wins Stanford Invitational

The Cardinal (8-0) swept its four games with a diversified attack, defeating USC in a rematch of last year’s national championship game. The final score looked familiar, but this time with the Cardinal on top, 10-9, in a sudden-death thriller that went to triple overtime.

W. Water Polo: Early supremacy

After a dominant tournament performance in Ann Arbor, Mich., last month to begin its 2011 campaign, the No. 1 Stanford women’s water polo team (4-0) goes into the two-day Stanford Invitational looking to continue its strong start at home

Economy links Palo Alto, Univ.

There is no doubt that Palo Alto is rich, or as Palo Alto teens might say, hella rich. The affluence of Stanford’s next-neighbor highlights the ways, both major and minor, in which the University maintains economic ties to surrounding cities and the region as a whole.

Zhang: Competitive cheer deserves its own spotlight

Each year during football season, it is the cheerleaders--not the players themselves--who are putting themselves in more danger. According to a 2008 report by the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research, cheerleading made up 65.1 percent of all catastrophic sports injuries among high school females over the past 25 years...

Cardinal gymnasts honored

For the 2009-2010 season, seven Stanford gymnasts were named to the Scholastic All-America team by the National Association of Collegiate Coaches/Women. The seven consisted of three seniors--Carly Janiga (fourth honor), Blair Ryland (second honor) and Tenaya West (second honor). Shelley Alexander and Danielle Ikoma, two juniors, were selected for the first time while sophomores Nicole Pechanec and Jenny Peter also received the honor...
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