There are many great people involved with Stanford Athletics, and The Daily Sports Staff interacts with a large percentage of them. In honor of the top-10 issue, the following is a list of The Daily Sports Staff’s top 10 favorite people to interview.
Stanford Athletics announced Thursday that the Cardinal’s two water polo coaches, John Vargas and John Tanner, signed long-term contract extensions. They had a combined 27 years of experience on the Farm entering the 2013-14 academic year.
After losing in the MPSF final two weeks ago, the No. 2 Cardinal (27-2) hopes to take a third straight national championship in this year’s tournament, which kicks off tonight in Boston.
With its 33rd straight win over rival Cal last Friday, the No. 1 Stanford women’s water polo team wrapped up its fourth straight undefeated Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) regular season. The Cardinal (26-1, 6-0 MPSF) now turns its attention to the MPSF Championship, which will take place this weekend in Berkeley.
The No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo team will welcome No. 4 UCLA to the Avery Aquatic Center this Saturday for a match with heavy conference implications. Stanford’s senior class will also be recognized at the game.
On paper, the Stanford women’s water polo team has one of the most impressive rosters ever assembled in collegiate water polo. But championships are not won on paper, and on Friday, the preseason No. 1 Cardinal will dive in against No. 11 Michigan to kickoff its quest for a third consecutive national title.
Even before making her collegiate debut in the pool for Stanford, freshman water polo player Maggie Steffens cleaned up a major national award on Friday as the Olympic gold medalist for Team USA was named Best Female Water Polo Player of 2012 by the Federation Internationale De Natation (FINA). Steffens was the youngest member of…
Thirty-seven Stanford students and alumni will be competing in the next couple of weeks in the London 2012 Olympic Games, leading to hopes of yet another large medal haul for the Cardinal. Here we present some of the potential highlights for Stanford fans, focusing on the teams and athletes most likely to be able to bring home gold based on past success: