April 12, 2001
Stanford, CA - On Saturday, April 14, the Cardinal, ranked 20th by the IWLCA, heads to Aggie Field to face WWLL rival UC Davis, ranked 7th in IWLCA Division II polls. Stanford stomped the Aggies 10-2 in this season's home opener and defeated them 12-9 last season to win the WWLL Championships. The Cardinal is currently 9-3 overall this season and still undefeated in the WWLL, with a 4-0 record. UC Davis is 6-3 overall, 2-2 in the WWLL.
In the final home game of the season, Stanford hosted the California Golden Bears on Saturday, April 7 and came out on top, 13-10. This was the second win over the Bears this season after the Cardinal's 7-4 victory in both teams' season opener at California. Sophomore Addie Strumolo (Norfolk, CT/Taft School) and freshman Abbi Hills (Lakewood, CO/Colorado Academy) led the team with 3 goals a piece and sophomore Liz Lanese (St. Louis, MO/Mary Institute & St. Louis CDS) added 2 goals and 3 assists. Sophomore Rachael Neumann (Woodbury, NY/Syosset HS) started for the Cardinal and recorded 13 saves in goal and freshman Sara Shamos (Denver, CO/Colorado Academy), in her sixth appearance off the bench this season, came in and tallied 2 saves.
Standing out for the Cardinal this season, senior tri-captains Dana Katter (Sudbury, MA/Lincoln Sudbury Regional HS) and Katharine Barnes (Northhampton, MA (Deerfield Academy) have both made a huge impact as team leaders and as powerhouses on defense and offense. Katter was forced to sit out the last home game due to an ankle injury but during the season she was a great communicator for the squad on defense and started all 11 games she was healthy for. She racked up 12 groundballs and 8 caused turnovers, putting her at 3rd in the career record book with 97 career groundballs and 43 caused turnovers. Barnes has been vital to Cardinal offense this season with 30 goals, 8 assists, 55 shots, 17 groundballs, 10 caused turnovers and 25 draw controls. She leads the team's career statistics with 130 goals, 258 shots, 46 free-position shots and 130 groundballs and she is also 2nd in the record book with 54 career caused turnovers and 35 draw controls.
Leading the Way
Making their mark for the team this seaso, several players have helped the Cardinal to receive its first ever national ranking. At the top, Barnes has 30 goals and 25 draw controls and Lanese has recorded 26 goals. Strumolo has added 11 assists and freshman Noor Dawood (Hudson, OH/Western Reserve Academy) has 10 assists. Junior tri-captain Caroline Osterwise (Villanova, PA/Harriton HS) leads with 30 groundballs and 29 caused turnovers and junior Emily Rodriguez (Annapolis, MD/Severn School) has tallied 15 draw controls. Osterwise and Rodriguez are each No. 1's with 57 career caused turnovers and 37 career draw controls, respectively.