Stanford Faces Santa Clara in NCAA Tournament

Nov. 11, 2003

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Cardinal Season Update ...
Stanford wrapped up the regular season with a 10-8-2 record overall and 5-3-1 in the Pac-10 Conference after a 2-1 win in overtime over Cal at Maloney Field. On the road, Stanford stands at 4-2 overall. The Cardinal squad has averaged 14.9 shots and 1.21 goals per game this season. Senior co-captain Allyson Marquand scored both goals in the Cardinal victory over Cal. Marquand has tallied a team-high 10 goals (three game winners) and 68 shots (42 on goal) in 2003. She ranks No. 2 in the Pac-10 in shots (68), No. 2 in shots per game (3.40), No. 3 in game-winning goals (3), No. 4 in goals (10) and No. 5 in goals per game (0.50). Senior co-captain Natalie Spilger has played every minute of Stanford's 20 regular-season games this year. Spilger has been part of a defense that has posted seven shutouts and allowed 16 goals. In 1,857 minutes of play, All-American goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart has notched 63 saves and ties for the lead in the conference with seven shutout matches. In the Pac-10 Conference, Barnhart ranks No. 3 in goals against average (0.78), No. 5 in save percentage (.797) and shutouts per game (0.35).

2003 NCAA Tournament ...
This is the third year of the NCAA Championship's 64-team field. Five seasons ago, the women's bracket was increased from 32 to 48 teams. In the championship, 29 conferences were awarded automatic berths with 35 teams receiving at-large selections. Of the at-large selections, Stanford has recorded the most regular-season losses (eight). The Cardinal are one of five Pacific-10 Conference teams selected to compete this year (Arizona State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington). Of the 64 teams selected, Stanford has faced nine of them during the 2003 regular season for a 2-5-2 record (Arizona State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Pepperdine, Portland, Santa Clara, UCLA, USC, Washington).

Live Stats ...
All games hosted by Santa Clara will be tracked live statistically on The Stanford-Santa Clara match-up can be heard live on the World Wide Web at

Stanford in the Postseason ...
Stanford will compete in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth-straight year and make its 13th appearance all-time. The Cardinal has tallied an 11-11-2 record in its past 12 showings in the Tournament. In 2002, Stanford posted shutouts in the first three rounds of Tournament play against Cal Poly (4-0), Cal (1-0), Notre Dame (1-0) before falling to eventual NCAA Champion Portland in a shootout in the quarterfinals.

Scouting Santa Clara ...
The Broncos, ranked third in the NSCAA polls with a 12-3-5 record, will appear in the 2003 NCAA Tournament for the 15th-straight season. Santa Clara received the West Coast Conference's automatic berth into the Tournament after winning its third-straight West Coast Conference Championship. SCU has tallied 53 goals this season for a 2.7 goals per game average. Leslie Osborne leads the Broncos with 11 goals and 51 shots. Goalkeeper Julie Ryder has posted six shutouts and allowed seven goals in 1,177 minutes of play in 2003. Santa Clara boasts a 6-2-2 record this season at Buck Shaw Stadium.

Cardinal-Bronco Series ...
Santa Clara leads the all-time Cardinal-Bronco series 6-15-3. Stanford fell to Santa Clara 2-0 in the Stanford Tournament on Oct. 2, 2003.

#11 Allyson Marquand ...
Redshirt senior * D/MF * 5-6 * Irvine, Calif. (University)
Marquand at Stanford - 2003: Started all 20 regular-season matches ... team co-captain ... leads the team with 10 goals and 68 shots (42 on goal) ... ranks No. 2 in the Pac-10 in shots (68), No. 2 in shots per game (3.40), No. 3 in game-winning goals (3), No. 4 in goals (10) and No. 5 in goals per game (0.50) ... has recorded three game-winning goals ... tallied both goals in 2-1 overtime victory over Cal ... notched three goals in 3-2 win over Arizona ... 2002: Enjoyed first injury-free season since freshmen year ... started all 23 matches ... tallied two goals, three assists and 23 shots ... earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors ... scored the game-winning goal against Cal in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament ... assisted Jennifer Farenbaugh's overtime game-winning goal against Texas A&M ... added assists against Oklahoma and Oregon ... scored against Florida in a 4-0 victory in the Stanford Nike Invitational ... recorded a season-high three shots against Washington ... played mainly in the midfield, but saw some action as a defender ... named honorable mention academic All-Pac-10 ... 2001: Named second-team All-Pac-10 as a defender ... earned second-team academic All-Pac-10 accolades ... started first two games before suffering a knee injury ... returned to action at Oregon State ... appeared in 15 games with 12 starts ... recorded one goal, one assist and seven shots ... made home debut for the first time since 1999 against Washington ... scored the tying goal against the Huskies en route to Stanford's 2-1 victory ... tallied an assist at Texas A&M ... recorded a shot on goal against Texas A&M and at Arizona ... 2000: Redshirted due to a torn ACL ... 1999: Developed into one of Stanford's best defensive players ... scored goals against UCLA and Washington State ... recorded game-winning goal against Washington State ... assisted on one goal to tally five points for the season ... tallied 11 shots on goal in 21 starts ... one-of-three freshman to start all 21 games ... honored as second-team All-Pac-10 ... member of the U-21 U.S. National Team that competed in France during the summer of 2000.
Personal: Born July 1, 1981 ... daughter of Anne and Mike Marquand ... mother, Anne, swam for USC from 1969-72 ... competed with the U-21 National Team at the Nordic Cup during the summer of 2003 ... human biology major.

# 0 Nicole Barnhart ...
Redshirt junior * GK * 5-10 * Gilberstville, Pa. (Boyertown)
Barnhart at Stanford - 2003: Started all 20 regular-season games at goal for 1,857 minutes ... team co-captain ... earned Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII honors ... named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 21 ... tallied seven shutouts and 63 saves ... recorded a 0.78 goals against average ... in the Pac-10 Conference, ranks No. 3 in goals against average (0.78), No. 5 in save percentage (.797) and shutouts per game (0.35) ... tops Stanford's recordbooks with a .417 career goals against average ... ranks No. 3 in Cardinal history with 29 career shutouts ... posted a 0-0 shutout against second-ranked Notre Dame ... 2002: Named First-Team NSCAA All-American and earned first-team all-West Region and All-Pac-10 honors ... started all 23 games in goal, amassing 2,047 minutes for the season ... nation's top goalkeeper with a 0.18 goals against average ... tallied 59 saves, a school-record 18 shutouts and allowed only four goals all season ... notched the record for fewest goals allowed in the Pac-10 ... posted career-high seven consecutive shutout games ... shutout Cal Poly, California, Notre Dame and Portland in the NCAA Tournament ... logged a season-high six saves against North Carolina, USC and UCLA ... earned second-team academic all-District VIII honors ... named Pac-10 Player of the Week for back-to-back shutout victories at USC and UCLA ... named honorable mention academic All-Pac-10 ... 2001: Redshirted due to a torn ACL ... 2000: Made five appearances, picking up four shared shutouts ... saw action in First Round of NCAA Tournament ... played the entire second half in a 4-0 win over Oregon, recording two saves ... tallied two saves in a 5-0 win over Weber State and one save against San Jose State in the Bay Area Classic ... recorded an assist against Weber State ... made collegiate debut in the second half of a 4-0 win over Saint Mary's, playing 15 minutes.
Personal: Born October 10, 1981 ... daughter of Rose Mary and Kimber Barnhart ... would like to work as a graphic artist in advertising or marketing ... competed with the U-21 National Team at the Nordic Cup during the summer of 2003 ... studio art and psychology double major.

Captain, Oh Captain ...
Leading the Stanford squad as the 2003 Cardinal captains are Nicole Barnhart, Allyson Marquand and Natalie Spilger.

Movin' On Up ...
All-American goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart stands at No. 3 in the Cardinal record books after notching her 29th career shutout against No. 14 Washington last weekend In 2002, Barnhart set single-season Cardinal records in minutes played (2,047), total shutouts (18), goals allowed (4) and goals against average (0.189).

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