Softball Hosts Fall Tourney and Alumni Game

Oct. 25, 2005

Cardinal softball hosts the Stanford Fall Tourney and the annual Alumni Game this weekend to kick off the fall season. West Valley and Santa Clara will travel to The Farm to participate in the Fall Tourney, with games on Friday, October 28 and Sunday, October 30. The annual Alumni Game will take place on Saturday, October 29 at 9:00 am at Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium.

Stanford will open the Fall Tourney on Friday with games versus West Valley at 1:00 pm and Santa Clara at 3:00 pm. The Cardinal will host the annual Alumni Game at 9:00 am on Saturday, followed by a barbeque for alumni participants and family. The Fall Tourney resumes on Sunday, as Stanford plays West Valley at 1:00 pm and Santa Clara at 3:00 pm.

Some of the best former Stanford softball players will be in town this weekend for the Alumni Game. 2004 Olympic gold medalist Jessica Mendoza ('02) returns to The Farm to take on the current squad. During her time at Stanford, Mendoza was a four-time All-American, Pac-10 Player of the Year, as well as Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year. Former All-Americans Marcy Crouch ('99), Dana Sorensen ('04), Kellie Feremisco ('00) and Becky Blevins ('99) will also be returning to play this weekend.

The alumni roster also includes Robin Walker ('02), Elizabeth Bendig ('05), Jessica Draemel ('02), Leah Nelson ('05), Ang Sally ('97), Lauren Gellman ('00), Kelly Yoblonski ('99), Karen Hickey ('85), Cassie Brangham ('03), Jenni Shideler ('01), Sarah Barnum ('01), Ramona Shelbourne ('01) and current assistant coach Kira Ching ('03).

Stanford Softball opens the 2006 season on February 10 at the Kajikawa Classsic in Phoenix, AZ.

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