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Golden Bears Prepare For Rival Stanford
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  09/13/1999

Sept. 13, 1999

THIS WEEK
Cal travels across the bay to face Stanford in a non-conference game Sunday. The Bears and Cardinal will play their NorPac match Oct. 24 in Berkeley. Last year, Stanford won, 3-0, at Stanford and 1-0, in Berkeley.

THIS WEEK:
Sunday, Sept.19, at Stanford
Stanford, CA
1:00 p.m.

CAL TOPS PACIFIC TO RAISE NORPAC RECORD TO 4-0-0
The Bears defeated the Tigers 2-1 Saturday, scoring both of their goals in the second half. Cal is now a perfect 4-0-0 in NorPac Conference play. Megan Sainsbury scored in the second half with 10:59 remaining, and teammate Leike Zoete scored just two minutes later. Amber Olson and Annika Kuefer both had one assist.

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 41-34. Onstead is assisted by Dean and Shawn Nakamura.

SAINSBURY OFF TO HOT START
Senior Megan Sainsbury, Cal's leading scorer the last three years, has already topped her career high for points in a season after just seven games. Sainsbury has a career-best 10 goals, including five against St. Louis, and 10 assists for 28 points, passing her total for all of 1998 (6 goals, 7 assists). She is tied for seventh on Cal's single-season list for goals. Her 10 goals are the most for a Cal player since Ilse Akkermans scored 17 in 1994. In addition, Sainsbury broke the school career assist record. Entering the season with 17, she now has 27 assists, pushing her past former Cal All-American and current head coach Shellie Onstead, who had 18 from 1980-82.

Cal Career Assist Leaders  Cal Career Points Leaders
1. Megan Sainsbury  (1996- )  27  1. Ilse Akkermans  (1992-94) 81
2. Shellie Onstead  (1980-82) 18  2. Renee Chatas    (1980-83) 79
3. Cheryl Swanson   (1982-83) 15  3. Megan Sainsbury (1996-)   73
4. Melissa Nerone   (1979-82) 12  4. Shelli Onstead  (1980-82) 70
   Kathleen Lavelle (1992-95) 12  5. Melissa Nerone  (1979-82) 66
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 will receive her award Saturday in Washington, D.C.


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