What the fuck did we just do? Sophia Sterling-Angus ’19 remembered thinking to herself, staring at the numbers on her laptop screen last fall. 13 hours prior, she and Liam McGregor ’20 sent a survey called “The Stanford Marriage Pact” to around ten Stanford email lists and group chats. Around a hundred questions poked shamelessly at students’ intimate values, ranging from “How kinky do you like your sex?” to “Are you comfortable with your child being gay?”
Huddled around the pool deck in Indianapolis, the Stanford women’s water polo team looked calm and professional, imagining what it would be like to make history. That day was more than just a chance at a national championship for Stanford—a win would put Stanford at 113 NCAA titles, tied for first all time with UCLA.
This Wednesday, Stanford women’s swimming and diving begins the NCAA competition in Indianapolis, vying for its first NCAA championship since 1998. Armed with more national titles than any other program and top-three finishes in the last three consecutive years, the No. 1 Cardinal approach the NCAAs with sixteen qualifiers hungry for a championship.
This weekend, both No. 1 Women’s and No.11 Men’s Swimming and Diving take their first step past the close of the regular season, traveling northward to Washington to compete in the Pac-12 Championships.
For men’s swimming, the Diving Championships will occur first, from February 22-25, followed by the swimming portion on the following weekend. The women head north altogether this Wednesday through Saturday, hoping to pave the postseason road to head coach Greg Meehan’s first national championship.
No. 4 Stanford women’s tennis continues the opening stride of its regular season this Wednesday, hosting Sacramento State after emerging from their season home opener on Friday with a 7-0 victory over Saint Mary’s. The top doubles team of freshman Emily Arbuthnott and senior Taylor Davidson nailed a strong 6-0 precedent to put Stanford on…
No. 1 Stanford women’s water polo crushed cross-town rival No. 4 Cal to complete an undefeated sweep of the 2017 Stanford invitational. No. 20 Loyola Marymount, No. 8 Hawaii, and No. 6 UC Irvine all fell to Stanford at the Avery Aquatic Center, upping Stanford’s home record to 92-6 since 2008. Freshman Makenzie Fischer led…
No. 1 Stanford women’s water polo (3-0) hosts the Stanford Invitational at Avery Aquatic Center this weekend, opening the tournament with a matchup against No. 20 Loyola Marymount (2-0).
No. 2 Stanford women’s swimming and diving ended their home schedule with a trio of pool records and a 202-98 annihilation of No. 4 USC on Saturday.