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Cal Hosts NorPac Rival Stanford In Season Finale
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/18/1999

Oct. 18, 1999

THIS WEEK:
Sunday, Oct. 24
STANFORD
BERKELEY, 1:00 p.m.

THIS WEEK
The Bears (10-4) will host their NorPac rival Stanford in the NorPac Conference season finale on Friday at Kleeberger Field. Currently, Cal and Stanford both have a 4-0-0 records in the NorPac Conference, and the winner will be awarded the top seed in the conference tournament Nov. 5-7.

CAL GAINS CONFIDENCE FOR SEASON FINALE WITH SHUTOUT AGAINST SIMON FRASER
After a friendly game with the alumnae on Saturday, the Bears crushed Simon Fraser 6-0 the next day. It was the Bears sixth shutout this season. Cal dominated the first half by scoring four goals. Elizabeth Harkins scored her first two goals of the season in the first period of play, and Robin Reschke scored off an assist by Harkins. Catlin Braucht, Sara Baron and Lieke Zoete also scored one goal apiece. Although Megan Sainsbury did not score a goal, she had three assists for the game.

CAL COACHING STAFF
Shellie Onstead, a former Cal field hockey All-American who was an assistant for the Bears for 11 seasons, is in her fifth year as head coach. She has a career record of 46-36. Onstead is assisted by Dean and Shawn Nakamura.

SAINSBURY DOMINATING THE CHARTS
Senior Megan Sainsbury is now the career record holder in assists and points. With 44 points this season, Sainsbury has accumulated a total of 87 points, outscoring former point leader Ilse Akkerman's 81 points. In addition, Sainsbury's 18 assists this season, which give her a total of 35, have landed her well ahead of former leader and current head coach Shellie Onstead. Sainsbury has a career-best 13 goals, including five against St. Louis, and 18 assists for 44 points, passing her total for all of 1998 (6 goals, 7 assists). She is currently fourth on Cal's single-season list for goals and tied for third in Cal's career goals. Her 13 goals are the most for a Cal player since Ilse Akkermans scored 17 in 1994.

Cal Career Assist Leaders          Cal Career Points Leaders       Cal Season Points Leaders
1. Megan Sainsbury (1996- )   35   1. Megan Sainsbury (1996-)  87  1. Megan Sainsbury (1999) 44
2. Shellie Onstead (1980-82)  18   2. Ilse Akkermans (1992-94) 81  2. Renee Chatas (1983)    39
3. Cheryl Swanson (1982-83)   15   3. Renee Chatas (1980-83)   79  3. Ilse Akkermans (1994)  36
4. Melissa Nerone (1979-82)   12   4. Shelli Onstead (1980-82) 70  4. Shellie Onstead (1981) 35
5. Kathleen Lavelle (1992-95) 12   5. Melissa Nerone (1979-82) 66  5. Renee Chatas (1982)    28
ONSTEAD NAMED USFHA NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
Cal head coach Shellie Onstead was named the U.S. Field Hockey Association's National Coach of the Year Aug. 30. Onstead earned the honor after directing the U.S. Boys' Under-16 National team in 1999. Taking a young team that was not expected to fare well, Onstead led the squad to a 4-4-3 at the Easter Tournament and to a 2-1 record in a series of games against Canada. Onstead received her award on September 18, 1999 in Washington, D.C.


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