By Theodoros Papazekos, Will DiGrande, and Michael Landau | The Daily Pennsylvanian
The fall sports season is just around the corner — the first kickoff features women's soccer on Aug. 30, when the group takes on Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. With last year's senior leaders gone from campus, the Daily Pennsylvanian Sports editors took a look at which underrated underclassmen are poised for breakout seasons. Here are the three little known players most poised to fill the shoes of departing seniors.
In this episode of 23 Stories, presented by Volkswagen, U.S. WNT defender Abby Dahlkemper shares the influence her mother has had on her soccer career and life. Her mom was a talented basketball player "back in the day" but didn't have the opportunities that Abby has been provided, and when the Menlo Park, Calif., native steps on the field this summer at the World Cup, she'll have her mom with her as she gets the chance to fulfill her athletic dreams.
In this episode of 23 Stories, Presented by Volkswagen, U.S. defender Tierna Davidson reminisces about her dreams of becoming an astronaut. While still harbors hopes of space travel one day, her upbringing on the Stanford campus watching multitudes of sporting events fueled her academic and soccer aspirations, and led to a spot on the World Cup Team as the squad's youngest player. Her current goals are decidedly based on terra firma, specifically the green soccer cathedrals of France that will host games of the 2019 Women's World Cup.
A special mural has gone up in San Francisco as the excitement builds for the FIFA Women's World Cup in France next month. SHP’s own, defender Abby Dahlkemper, is featured alongside midfielder Julie Ertz, on a mural at Duboce Ave. and Stevenson St!
Stanford junior first baseman Andrew Daschbach, the former Sacred Heart Prep standout, earned Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week honors it was announced Monday. He became the first Stanford player to hit four home runs in a game.
Sacred Heart Prep grad Sara Choy, inserted into Stanford's starting singles lineup for Saturday's NCAA National Women's Tennis semifinal, never missed a beat, helping the third-seeded Cardinal beat No. 2 North Carolina 5-2, and then capture the National Championship on Sunday by defeating Georgia.
SHP grad Tierna Davidson (SHP '16), Abby Dahlkemper (SHP '11) and the rest of the US Women's National team will play South Africa on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in preparation for the FIFA World Cup, beginning in June.
Former Sacred Heart Prep standout Andrew Daschbach reached base five time, collected two hits, including a go-ahead home run as the second-ranked Stanford baseball rallied from an early deficit to beat USC 8-3 in a Pac-12 Conference contest Friday night in Los Angeles.
Ben Burr-Kirven, the former SHP star who received Pac-12 defensive player of the year and All-America honors this past season with the University of Washington, was drafted Saturday in the fifth round (142 overall) by the Seattle Seahawks.
Fresh off a 6-0 shutout against Belgium, SHP grad's Abby Dahlkemper ( SHP '11) and Tierna Davidson (SHP '16) sit down with Sports Illustrated to discuss what lies ahead for the US Women's National Team as they prepare to defend their World Cup Championship.
In his 1st season at Arizona State, Dom Cacchione (SHP '18) has already made his impact felt. Dom has made 9 appearances on the season, 8 of them in reflief, for the 5th ranked Sun Devils (25-2, 8-1). Cacchione has struck out 9 batters in 10 innings on work thus far, and limited opponents to a .256 batting average against.
SHP grad Corbin Koch (2015) has been named to the All-SCIAC 2nd team.
At SHP, Corbin was a three-year starter on the basketball team, and helped the Gators to West Bay Athletic League Championships as a junior and senior, earning league MVP honors both seasons (first player in league history to be a two-time MVP). He also led the Gators to a CCS Division IV title as a junior.
She was only two months old at the time, but Maddy Johnston was already in her element — the swimming pool. The San Francisco native joked that she initially floated and blew bubbles during her lessons, but fast forward 20 years, and she is now a vital member of the Michigan Wolverines Water Polo team.