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Defending Champs Optimistic About New Season
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 06/21/1999

February 11, 1999

DEFENDING CHAMPS!
The Cardinal returns to the Farm after the most successful season in recent history with an 11-0 league record (12-5) overall. It seems they have their work cut out for them this season though. With a league restructuring in effect, Stanford will take on archrivals, Cal and Davis, not once but twice this season. It is going to be an uphill battle all the way to reclaiming the WWLL title in 1999.

The team was lead by the stellar play of goalie and tournament MVP, Stephanie Tuerk, who returns to defend the goal one last year for the Cards. Her senior teammates and mainstays, Carey Jones and Alexis Patrizio, who had 27 and 28 goals last year respectively, will join Tuerk. Stanford expects a great deal from this small but mighty senior class.

It will be an awesome year as Stanford continues to gain national recognition for their strides in lacrosse on the West Coast.

NEW FACES

There are plenty of new faces on the farm this fall, 13 of them belong to new Stanford Lacrosse players. The Cardinal will have newfound depth on the team with the addition of these speedy young players. They are new in the face of western lacrosse, but very well vested in the game.

Freshman, Patti Zettler, brings particular honors with her to Stanford, as she received High School All-American recognition from the USWLA. She hails from Columbus Academy in Ohio, which was voted among the top 20 high school teams in the nation (#19).

Also joining the Cards is Jenny Silverman, a defense wing from Ventura, CA. Silverman is a graduate of the three time State Championship team, The Thacher School. Thacher was voted #20 in the high school top twenty teams in the nation.

Stanford is looking for some major contributions from new comers, Caroline Osterwise, Liz Britt and Sara Lev on the attack.

Stanford is psyched to put these young women to work this year.


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