This week's live Stanford TV, radio and webcast schedule listed below
Jan. 18, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Josh Huestis proved to be a factor in Stanford's homestand men's basketball sweep of Utah and Colorado last week. In only 20 minutes of action against Utah on Jan. 12, Huestis notched his team-leading second double-double with a career-high 13 points on 6-for-6 shooting and 10 rebounds. Two days later in 23 minutes against Colorado, Huestis poured in another 13 points on 5-for-9 shooting with four rebounds and four blocks, the most swats for a Stanford player since Josh Owens recorded the same number against Oregon last February. Showing off his rapidly-developing perimeter game, Huestis was also 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. Records: 15-3, 5-1. Ranking: Unranked.
It's not too early to starting thinking about baseball. The Cardinal, with several potential first-round draft choices on its roster and high hopes for a national-championship run, open with a home series against Vanderbilt on Feb. 17-19 at Sunken Diamond. Ranking: No. 3 (Collegiate Baseball).
One of the most incredible stats in Stanford women's basketball is this: In 52 meetings, Stanford has never lost to Washington State. Over the eight meetings since the 2007-08 season, Stanford has won those games by an average margin of 39.1 points. The teams resume the series that began in the 1982-83 season on Thursday at Maples Pavilion. Records: 15-1, 6-0. Rankings: No. 4 (AP, ESPN/USA Today).
Stanford took five of six titles at the Stanford Diving Invitational last week, as Stephanie Phipps and Kristian Ipsen won both the 1- and 3-meters, while senior captain Taylor Sishc took home the platform on Sunday. The freshman Ipsen remains undefeated as a collegian after a 90-point victory in the 1-meter on Friday and a 110-point triump in the 3-meter on Saturday. Phipps had to fight off Cal's Molly Hayes on Friday in the 3-meter for the 11-point victory, before taking a 26-point advantage in Saturday's 1-meter. On Sunday, the consistent Sishc, who had finished in the top-five on both Friday and Saturday, took home is own 55-point win in the Sunday matinee.
The fencing season is not long. There are only two competitions before the postseason begins with the NCAA Regionals at Stanford on March 10. But the Cardinal made the most of its season-opening Western Invitational at the Air Force Academy. The Stanford women, without All-America Francesca Bassa taking the year off to train for 2012 Olympics, went 5-1 to finish second and the men went 4-2 to capture third 4-2.
A little more than two weeks from the season-opening Hawaii-Hilo Intercollegiate on the Big Island Feb. 1-3, The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf Conrad Ray announced that seniors Wilson Bowen and David Chung as co-captains. Bowen has battled injuries during his career and has competed three times for Stanford and has a 78.2 stroke average. Chung has competed in 32 tournaments at Stanford and a considerable amount of amateur tournaments including the 2011 Master's and U.S. Open. The Fayetteville, N.C., native has a 73.1 career stroke average.
Stanford opens its home season with the back end of a home-and-home series against California, on Saturday at Burnham Pavilion at 7 p.m. Defending NCAA champion Stanford fell 340.900-334.800 to the Bears in Berkeley on Friday. Ranking: No. 4 (GymInfo).
Stanford has only six returning letterwinners from last year, but seven gymnasts will make their collegiate debut this season. Four freshmen did so in Stanford's NorCal Quad Meet victories over San Jose State, Sacramento State and UC Davis on Sunday, as well as sophomore Lucy Meyer, who was injured last season. In addition, Stanford returned senior Jenny Peter, who also missed last season. Stanford coach Kristen Smyth believes the team will continue to grow as the season progresses as they gain experience and incorporate themselves in more events. Ranking: No. 14 (GymInfo).
New head coach Jeremy Gunn had a busy week. First, he was named NSCAA National Coach of the Year after leading UNC Charlotte to the national final. Then, he finalized his coaching staff, hiring John Smith as the lead assistant. Smith comes to Stanford from Incarnate Word where he led the Division II power as the head coach the past six seasons.
Stanford senior Teresa Noyola and junior Alina Garciamendez open the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Friday with a 5 p.m. PT match against Guatemala in Vancouver, B.C. Mexico and the United States are in the same four-team group. The top two advance to the semifinals, but only the finalists and third-place winner will advance to London.
With the Howe Cup, squash's national championship, a little more than a month away, Stanford prepared with the second of three regular season East Coast trips and took on some of the powers of the collegiate game. The Cardinal lost to defending champion Yale, 9-0, but finished with three victories in five matches in New Haven, Conn. Women's Ranking: No.6 (CSA); Men's Ranking: No. 25 (CSA).
The nation's No. 1-ranked women's player in both singles and doubles, Mallory Burdette opened her spring season over the weekend at the Freeman Memorial Invitational in Las Vegas. Burdette notched a runner-up singles finish and also reached the consolation doubles final with partner Nicole Gibbs. Women's Ranking: No. 2 (ITA). Men's Ranking: No. 6 (ITA).
Men's Track and field
The Cardinal has drastically improved in the jumps this season thanks to a great recruiting class. The freshmen were on display at the UW Indoor Preview, with Darian Brooks winning the triple jump with a mark of 48-1¼, while Dartis Willis II finished as the runner-up in the high jump with a mark of 6-11½. Indoor Ranking: No. 7 (USTFCCCA).
Women's Track and Field
Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field Edrick Floreal recently called his women's sprints group, "the deepest and most talented he has had at Stanford." The women put those words into action immediately, dominating the sprint events at the UW Indoor Preview. Shataya Hendricks won the 400 meters in a personal best 56.06, but Stanford showed off its depth finishing 1-2-3 in the event. Stanford also put five in the final of the 60 meters and Kori Carter and Katie Nelms finished in the top three of the 60-meter hurdles. Indoor Ranking: No. 23 (USTFCCCA).
Sophomore Eric Mochalski set a Stanford single-match record for hitting percentage, with an .833 performance (10 kills, 2 errors, 12 attacks) in a home sweep of No. 14 Loyola-Chicago. The stakes are raised, however, as the Cardinal plays the first of five consecutive weekends on the road, against No. 3 UCLA on Friday and 2011 NCAA finalist UC Santa Barbara on Saturday. Rankings: No. 4 (AVCA, Volleyball Magazine).
Stanford upset No. 18 Cal Poly on the road to remain perfect in Pac-12 Conference Duals (3-0). Senior Nick Amuchastegui, ranked No. 1 in the nation at 174 pounds, posted an 8-0 major decision over fourth-ranked and previously undefeated Ryan DesRoches. Amuchastegui is 14-0 overall and one win shy of tying former Cardinal All-American Steve Buddie for the fifth-most wins in program history (109). Ranking: Unranked.
This week's media listings for live Cardinal sports:
||Stanford at Washington State
||KNRR-AM 1050, KZSU-FM 90.1
||Washington State at Stanford
||Washington at Stanford
||Stanford at Washington
||KNBR-AM 10-50, KZSU-2 (online)