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Stanford Wins 2016 Collegiate Cup; Maggie Steffens Named Most Valuable Player


Stanford University won gold at the 2016 Collegiate Cup
Nov. 6, 2016

Stanford, CA - November 6 - The Stanford University Cardinal held serve at home, claiming gold at the 2016 Collegiate Cup. At the conclusion of play in the round robin style tourney Stanford edged UCLA and USC for top honors despite falling to USC 12-11 in the final match of the afternoon. Stanford beat UCLA earlier in the day 8-7 with UCLA edging USC prior to that game 8-7. For complete tournament results, click here

All of the matches in the first through third bracket were competitive on the final day of play and perhaps none more than the final game between USC and Stanford. With the Trojans eyeing the title they built an early lead and held an 11-7 advantage after four quarters. Stanford, led by tourney MVP Maggie Steffens, staged a major rally outscoring USC 4-1 in the final period to keep things close enough to win the crown based off goal differential. 

In other action the California Golden Bears earned fourth place followed by the USA Youth National Team in fifth place and Michigan in sixth place. A battle for seventh place saw a thriller as San Jose State rallied to edge one of two UC-Davis squads competing. The USA Academy team slid past the other UC-Davis entry to earn ninth place. 

2016 Collegiate Cup - Final Standings
1. Stanford
2. UCLA
3. USC
4. California
5. USA Youth National Team
6. Michigan
7. San Jose State
8. UC Davis Blue
9. USA Academy
10. UC Davis Gold

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