The eighth FIFA Women’s World Cup is set to kick off this summer in France and run from June 7 to July 7. Games will be played in nine venues across the soccer-fevered country, which is the reigning FIFA Men’s World Cup championship. The stage is set now, however, for the world’s female stars to take the spotlight, and the United States — the reigning champion and 2-1 favorites to repeat — certainly has a target on its back.
This article is part of a running series The Daily sports staff will be publishing on graduating seniors. Fifth-year senior Mason Pengilly was a captain on last season’s wrestling team, which won the program’s first ever Pac-12 team title. A two-time Pac-12 All-Academic pick, Pengilly graduated with a degree in political science and will attend…
Jordan Ewert emerged this season as one of the volleyball team’s most productive critical members. For the first time in his career, he was named an All-American after the conclusion of this season.
Stanford’s first international women’s basketball recruit, Alanna Smith has enjoyed the successes of a standout senior season for which she was named an All-American. Smith was also the 12th Cardinal to be named All-American and to be drafted in the first round of the WBNA draft.
Senior Bobby Okereke was selected in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft last Friday by the Indianapolis Colts.
Senior Ella Eastin is a member of three NCAA championship teams (2017-19). The 20-time All-American holds eight individual championships in the 400-yard IM (2016-19), 200-yard IM (2016,2018), and the 200-yard butterfly (2017-18).
Senior Abrahm DeVine is a two-time NCAA individual champion in the 400-yard IM (2018, 2019). A 15-time All-American, DeVine is the first Stanford man to claim back-to-back 400 IM titles since Tom Wilkens (1997-98).
Transforming from a bench player to one of Stanford’s most valued starters, senior middle blocker Tami Alade had a major role in ushering in one of the most dominant periods of Stanford women’s volleyball.