Oct. 27, 2009
STANFORD, Calif.-- Dr. Rick Schavone will send his Stanford divers to opposite ends of the country during the first full weekend of November, when the Cardinal compete at the University of Florida and the University of Southern California on November 6 and 7.
All-Americans Carmen Stellar and Meg Hostage will head to a tri-meet in Gainsville, Fla. while the rest of the divers will compete at USC's Diving Invite.
The meet in the Sunshine State will feature four All-Americans-- Hostage, Stellar, and Gator divers Monica Dodson and Kara Salmone, amongst the three women's teams competing, Stanford, Florida and Michigan.
Hostage has already set a career-high in the 1-meter this year (306.90) after All-American freshman year in 2008. Stellar, a walk-on, has really come on late in her career, as she was named the Pac-10 champion and an All-American in the platform her junior season. This year she has set a career-best in the 1-meter (313.58).
Dodson is a two-time All-American in the platform, while Salamone was an All-American in the platform and 1-meter last year for the Gators.
Similar to Stanford's long-time diving success, Florida's head diving coach Donnie Craine is in his 34th year having coached five NCAA champions. Schavone has coached 87 All-Americans in his 31 years at Stanford, boasting at least one All-American in 26 of the last 27 years. He is a three-time NCAA Diving Coach of the Year.
Sophomore Amanda Lohman is the top Wolverine scorer with scores of 307.50 (1-meter) and 325.10 (3-meter) on the season, in what should be a very competitive meet in Florida.
Over in the City of Angels, USC will host UCLA, Stanford, Cal, San Jose State, CS Bakersfield, Hawaii and Air Force in an eight-team competition.
Five-time All-American Dwight Dumais will be back in action for the Cardinal after tying his career-high in the 3-meter competition earlier this year (427.80). Platform All-American Brent Eichenseer has tied his career-high in the 1-meter (340.20) as well. USC's All-American Harrison Jones, who finished in the top-16 in the 1- and 3-meter events last year, is also slated to compete. Both days start at 10 a.m.
TOP SCORES FOR THE CARDINAL THIS SEASON
Carmen Stellar, Sr., 313.58 (set career-best)
Meg Hostage, Jr., 306.90 (set career-best)
Mary Beth Corbett, Jr. 245.48 (has career-high 255.60)
Jennifer Wylie, Fr., 184.65
Dwight Dumais, Sr., 370.50 (has career-high 385.05)
Brent Eichenseer, Jr., 340.20 (tied career-best)
Thomas Fraychineaud, Fr., 207.08
Meg Hostage, Jr., 291.75 (has career-high 369.30)
Carmen Stellar, Sr., 289.93 (has career-high 325.90)
Mary Beth Corbett, Jr., 252.83 (has career-high 281.10)
Dwight Dumais, Sr., 427.80 (set career-best)
Brent Eichenseer, Sr., 273.60 (has career-high 401.025)
Thomas Fraychineaud, Fr., 272.03