In the first collegiate indoor meet of the season, Stanford’s men’s and women’s track and field team boasted strong performances across various events at the UW Indoor meet in Seattle Washington, this past weekend.
The men’s and women’s indoor track and field season begins tomorrow with the UW Indoor Preview hosted by the University of Washington. Several veterans will embark on their final season at the farm, while eight Cardinals are expected to make their collegiate debuts.
A 20-match win streak ending with the NCAA banner held high is how Stanford women’s tennis will remember the 2017-2018 season. The team saw a tight 4-2 win on Monday in the semifinals against No. 3 Duke, with junior Caroline Lampl stepping up to the plate in a three-set victory that sent the team into the finals.
On Tuesday, July 18, former Cardinal catcher Jessica Allister was named the new head coach of Stanford softball by Director of Athletics Bernard Muir. She takes on the job after turning around a mediocre Minnesota program during her seven years there, culminating with a program-best 56-5 record and No. 1 national ranking in 2017.
This weekend marks the first time the Stanford Cross Country team will really flex its muscles on the national competition scene in 2016, as the Cardinal men compete at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday and the women take on Pre-Nationals on Saturday.
Stanford left guard David Yankey became the eighth unanimous All-American in Stanford history after being selected to all five major All-America first teams. The 6-foot-5, 313-pound senior is the first Stanford player in over three decades to earn consensus All-American status or better for two consecutive years — wide receiver Ken Margerum ’81 won consensus All-American honors during the 1979 and 1980 seasons.
The long list of accolades for the Stanford women’s water polo team continues to grow this summer, as six Cardinal players were recently named All-Americans by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC). Five current and former Stanford players were also named to the U.S. Water Polo National Team.
This weekend, the Stanford women’s gymnastics team will head to the NCAA Championships in Los Angeles as the No. 9 seed. Last season the Cardinal turned a No. 10 seeding into a top-four finish.