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Laura Stickells
Laura Stickells is one of the Managing Editors of Sports at The Stanford Daily. Growing up in the small, rural town of Bishop, California, Laura captained the powderpuff football team and became particularly adept at driving heavy equipment in her later years, a skill that helped her find a position as an intern at NBC Sports this summer working on Olympic coverage. In her spare time, Laura competes on the Stanford Equestrian Team. She also writes football better than the boys. Laura is a sophomore majoring in communications and can be reached at lauraczs 'at' stanford.edu.

Ryan Burns named starting quarterback for season opener

Head coach David Shaw announced after practice Wednesday that senior Ryan Burns will be the starting quarterback for the season opener against Kansas State, beating out redshirt sophomore Keller Chryst. Although Burns will play “a good chunk of the game,” Chryst will still receive playing time, according to Shaw.

Gymnastics alums look back on Olympics

REBECCA WING ’15 HELPS BRITAIN TO 9th PLACE FINISH As the starter on beam and bars for Great Britain’s women’s gymnastics team at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Rebecca Wing ’15 knew her job was to set the tone for the rest of the team. “You just couldn’t even hear anything because it was just…

Roundtable: What went wrong against Wazzu?

Stanford football fans nearly experienced their ultimate Halloween nightmare on Saturday night when then-No. 8 Stanford (7-1, 6-0 Pac-12) narrowly beat unranked Washington State (5-3, 3-2) after the Cougars missed a 43-yard field goal with four seconds left in the game. Potential Heisman candidate Christian McCaffrey was held to only 107 rushing yards against the…

Men’s water polo has strong showing in Davis

No. 2 Stanford men’s water polo traveled to Davis, California last weekend and swept Concordia, No. 10 UC Davis, Santa Clara and No. 19 San Jose State at the Aggie Roundup, which took place at the Schaal Aquatics Center. The Cardinal kicked off the weekend on Saturday morning with a 20-3 win over Concordia, highlighted…

Men’s water polo falls short against No. 1 UCLA

For the majority of the second half on Sunday evening at the Avery Aquatic Center, it looked like the No. 4 Stanford men’s water polo team (8-1) would come from behind to take the championship game of the Kap7 NorCal Invitational from No. 1 UCLA (9-0). Unfortunately, the comeback fell just short. Following a UCLA…

Water polo sweeps Bruno Classic

Stanford men’s water polo opened its season at the Bruno Classic this past weekend in Cambridge, Mass. and Providence, R.I. with a 5-0 sweep. Senior Bret Bonanni led the team throughout the tournament, marking 27 goals, and is now 40 goals shy of breaking former Cardinal Tony Azevedo’s ’04 school scoring record of 332 goals.…

Sand volleyball closes out season with consecutive victories

The Stanford sand volleyball team (11-4) finished up its season strong with a 3-2 win at home against Santa Clara on Thursday and another 3-2 victory against Cal in Berkeley on Sunday. The Thursday win over the Santa Clara Broncos (7-7) wasn’t easy. The Cardinal suffered an early loss when the No. 4 pair of sophomore Kelsey Humphreys and…

Sand volleyball avenges earlier loss to Pacific

The Stanford sand volleyball team came back with a vengeance to beat the University of Pacific on Tuesday, winning 3-2 in the new Stanford Sand Volleyball Stadium. The Cardinal avenged a 5-0 sweep at the hands of the Tigers from the beginning of March. “There were a lot of things we took back from [the…

Sand volleyball hosts invitational this weekend

After dealing with unfavorable conditions in last weekend’s Surf ‘n Turf Invitational, Stanford sand volleyball will return to familiar territory when it hosts its invitational tournament this weekend Despite beating Carson Newman and Webber International in Miami, the Cardinal suffered two losses against Florida Atlantic and No. 6 Florida International. But the tournament didn’t provide…

Baseball defeats USF after seventh-inning rally

After a slow start for the Cardinal, which were held scoreless until the fifth inning, Stanford beat the University of San Francisco 5-3 on Tuesday night. Momentum shifted with the first out of the fifth inning, with a great snag by freshman infielder Mikey Diekroeger. The Cardinal then regained their rhythm offensively when Jack Klein hit…
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