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Andrews honored

Vassar College soccer player Rebecca Andrews, a Los Altos High graduate, has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America’s Academic All-American Division III Team for her performance on the field and in the classroom. The sophomore is the first player in the history of the Vassar women’s soccer program – and only the fourth athlete from the school – to earn this distinction. Andrews, majoring in cognitive science, has a 4.0 GPA. The all-league midfielder led the Brewers with nine goals this fall.

Trees for sports

The Mountain View High School Sports Boosters’ third-annual Christmas Tree Lot is scheduled to run 5-8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends at the football stadium, 3535 Truman Ave. Staffed by Mountain View athletes, performing arts students and parents, the lot offers fresh-cut trees from Oregon. All proceeds benefit the school’s athletic and performing arts programs. For more information, visit SpartansTreeLot.com.

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Stanford hires SF grad to lead beach VB team

St. Francis High graduate Andrew Fuller has been named the beach volleyball coach at Stanford University. The third coach in the program’s history, Fuller served as an assistant beach volleyball coach at USC from 2012 to 2015. The Mountain View native coached his wife, Lauren Fendrick, and her partner Brooke Sweat in the sport at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

MVHS Turkey Trot set for Thursday

The Mountain View High Sports Boosters’ seventh annual Spartan Turkey Trot is scheduled Thursday, Thanksgiving morning, on the school track. The 5K run is set for 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk at 8:35 a.m., kids runs (60 and 400 yards) at 9:30 a.m. and the Spartan Mile at 10 a.m. Registration is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. Registration fees are $25 adults, $15 children ages 5-17, $10 children under 5 and students in the high school district. All proceeds fund team equipment, athletics fields and facility improvements. To register online and for more information, visit mvhsturkeytrot.shutterfly.com.

St. Francis girls come in third at state golf championships

While the St. Francis High girls golf team has dominated Northern California – winning four regional titles in a row – the Lancers have struggled at state against Southern California squads.

Until last week, that is.

CCS roundup: MV girls make first trip to water polo semifinals

Courtesy of Nicole Frees
Mountain View’s Daniel Frees placed fifth in the Division II boys race at Saturday’s CCS championships in Belmont.

The Mountain View High girls water polo team reached the Central Coast Section semifinals for the first time, but Leland made sure the Spartans didn’t go beyond that.

The top-seeded Chargers beat No. 5 Mountain View 16-10 in the Division I game Nov. 8.

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