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Duel in the Desert

STANFORD, Calif. – No. 1 Stanford continues Pac-12 play when it travels to face Arizona State on Saturday at 7 p.m. PT in Tempe, Arizona.

The Cardinal (12-0-1, 5-0-0 Pac-12) rides a five-game win streak in conference play into Saturday's matchup – Stanford's program-record unbeaten streak stands at 35 games and dates to Aug. 25, 2017. Last week, Stanford claimed road wins at Oregon, 1-0 in overtime, and at Oregon State, 3-0.

Live streaming and statistics will be available at GoStanford.com.

Saturday's Opponent, Arizona State
• Stanford enters Saturday with a 14-4-3 all-time record against the Sun Devils (6-5-1, 1-3-1 Pac-12) – the Cardinal has won its last four matchups against Arizona State, a streak dating to 2013.
• Last season, Stanford defeated the Sun Devils 6-0 at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium – Michelle Xiao led the Cardinal with two goals and one assist while Catarina Macario, Jordan DiBiasi, Kyra Carusa and Mariah Lee also scored.
• Arizona State has lost three straight Pac-12 contests, most recently suffering a pair of 3-1 defeats at UCLA (Oct. 4) and USC (Oct. 7).
• Nicole Douglas leads the team in goals (6) and points (13) while Nikki Panas (2-3-1, 1.11 GAA) and Sydney Day (3-2-0, 1.20) have split time in net.

Streak Stays Alive
• Stanford's program-record unbeaten streak stands at 35 games after wins at Oregon and Oregon State last week. The Cardinal has not lost since Aug. 25, 2017 – the streak ties for the seventh-longest in NCAA Division-I history and is the longest since UCLA went 44 games unbeaten from 2013-14. Stanford, UCLA and North Carolina are the only programs to go 35 or more games unbeaten.
• The Cardinal has won its last 23 Pac-12 conference games, a streak dating to Oct. 6, 2016. It is tied for the 14th-longest conference win streak in Division I history and the longest since the Cardinal won 44 straight from 2008-11.
• The Cardinal's program-record win streak ended at 29 games after a 1-1 double-overtime tie against Santa Clara on Sept. 16. The win streak was the seventh-longest in NCAA Division I history, the longest by any non-North Carolina team and the longest since the Tar Heels won 31 straight from 2003-04.
• Stanford is unbeaten in its last 11 Pac-12 openers, a streak dating to 2007.

Senior Day Approaches
• Prior to Stanford's matchup against Colorado on Oct. 21, the final regular-season home game of 2018, seniors Averie Collins, Alana Cook, Jordan DiBiasi, Tegan McGrady and Michelle Xiao will be honored on the field for Senior Day recognition.
• Entering Saturday, Stanford's senior class owns a 73-5-4 record, including a 36-1-1 clip in Pac-12 play. The Cardinal has won the Pac-12 conference championship in every season since they arrived in 2015.
• The five student-athletes have combined for 10 Pac-12 All-Academic selections, 13 All-Pac-12 selections and four Academic All-Region nods.

One Year as No. 1
• Stanford has held the United Soccer Coaches No. 1 ranking for one calendar year, taking over the top spot on Oct. 10, 2017 – USC, North Carolina, Georgetown and Texas A&M round out the top five.
• Seven of Stanford's 19 regular-season opponents ranked or received votes in the poll – USC (2), North Carolina (3), Santa Clara (7), UCLA (10), Colorado (16), Washington State (19) and BYU (RV).
• Stanford also owns the top spot in the NCAA's ratings power index (RPI).

Leading the Pac
• At 5-0-0, Stanford's 15 points leads the Pac-12 conference race ahead of USC (12), Colorado (11), Washington State (9), UCLA (9) and Utah (9).
• The Cardinal's four shutouts and 0.39 goals-against average lead conference play while its 2.54 goals per game rank second in all competitions.

All-Around Effort
• Twenty Cardinal have started at least one game – seniors Alana Cook, Jordan DiBiasi and Tegan McGrady are the only student-athletes to start all 13 contests.
• Eighteen Cardinal have registered at least one point while 14 have scored at least once.
• Catarina Macario leads the team in goals (7) and points (19), co-leading the team in assists (5) with DiBiasi. Sophia Smith ranks second on the team in goals (6) and points (14), while DiBiasi ranks third with 13 points.
• Led by Alison Jahansouz (9-0-1), Stanford owns a 0.52 goals-against average on the season. In 886:59 minutes, Jahansouz owns a 0.61 goals-against average and a 0.818 save percentage while Lauren Rood (3-0-0) has a 0.28 goals-against average and 0.900 save percentage.

Candidate Cook
• Senior captain Alana Cook was named a candidate for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award, as announced Sept. 19. A senior from Far Hills, New Jersey, Cook has started all 80 games since her freshman season – last season, she, along with 2017 Senior CLASS Award winner Andi Sullivan, captained Stanford to its second national championship.
• A two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honoree and 2017 academic all-region selection, Cook is very active in the community. She has participated in the Gardner Elementary's Walk-A-Thon, Bay Area clinics for Female Footballers  and clinics with the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative. Also active with local American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) teams, Cook also serves in a program in which student-athletes sit with local youth at Stanford's athletic events.
• Cook looks to join Sullivan, Nnemkadi Ogwumike (2012) and Candice Wiggins (2008) as Stanford's only Senior CLASS Award winners.

Off The Farm
• Goalkeeper Alison Jahansouz serves as an analyst at Asset Management Ventures in Palo Alto – she has also interned with Grand Rounds in San Francisco as a data analyst.
• Jahansouz also serves as a research assistant in the Engleman Lab at the Stanford Blood Center, previously working as a research assistant for Matt Spitzer in 2015 at the Stanford Blood Center, studying immunology for breast cancer treatment. In the summer of 2018, Jahansouz served as a graduate researcher in the SURF program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.
• Midfielder Michelle Xiao currently conducts research under the guidance of Dr. Geoff Abrams, studying the effects of microRNAs on tendinopathy -- as a part of the Stanford Bio-X USRP program, worked in the Stanford Soft Tissue Biomechanics Lab (STBL) analyzing MRI of knee cartilage to detect early osteoarthritic changes.
• During the summer of 2016, Xiao spent time in the medicinal chemistry research lab at the University of Nebraska Medical Center working on synthesizing small molecules that could treat Alzheimer's Disease. She published a paper from this research in the Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters Journal titled "Design and Synthesis of New Piperidone Grafted Acetylcholinesterase".
• Defender Carly Malatskey currently manages Main Quad Rentals at Stanford, which primarily rents beds to Stanford students. Malatskey currently takes classes at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, studying innovation and organization as part of her science, technology and society major.
• In December of 2017, Malatskey participated in an Innovation and Entrepreneurship program in Israel, working with startups and larger companies such as Ebay and Intel.
• In 2017, midfielder Jaye Boissiere was a consulting intern with Z.S. Associates, a healthcare firm, after spending the summer of 2016 researching immigration policy at Stanford's political science department.
• Boissiere has also conducted research on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia with the Maternal Fetal Medicine department at Stanford Hospital, where she was born.
• Senior Tegan McGrady interned at NBC Bay Area News in the summer of 2018.
• Defender Sierra Enge volunteers with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a program that provides support for physically disabled athletes.
• Forward Ceci Gee has coordinated and hosted multiple fundraising events in order to buy and deliver soccer gear for underprivileged girls' soccer teams in Nairobi, Kenya.
• In the summer of 2018, defender Alana Cook interned at SyncThink Inc. under former Stanford head of athletic training Scott Anderson.
• In the summer of 2018, defender Beattie Goad interned in Susie Nilsson's lab at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), focusing on stem cell and cancer research -- presented research at Stanford's human biology symposium on Aug. 10
• Defender Sam Hiatt volunteers at the Northwest Harvest Food Bank and Special Olympics.
• Forward Catarina Macario organized a collective soccer donation of equipment and clothing for children in Brazil.
• Defender Jojo Harber is a six-year member of the National Charity League (2012-17), spending time volunteering with the Special Olympics, YWCA and Northwest Harvest Food Bank.
• Defender Kiki Pickett is a participant in the Food From the Heart program and at the Unity Shoppe.
• Forward Madison Haley is a service coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club in South Dallas, having served as the treasurer for the National Honors Society as well as a tutor at Lee A. McShan Elementary School.

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2018 Season Recap
• Three first-half goals powered Stanford to a 5-0-0 start in Pac-12 play with a 3-0 win at Oregon State (Oct. 7). Tegan McGrady opened the scoring with a marvelous free kick, and Belle Briede and Jordan DiBiasi also netted for the Cardinal.
• Catarina Macario's stunning free kick in the 100th minute lifted Stanford to a 1-0 overtime win at Oregon (Oct. 4). Lauren Rood made a career-high four saves to earn the shutout win.
• Sophia Smith's golden goal in the seventh minute of overtime lifted Stanford to a 1-0 win over No. 2 USC – Alison Jahansouz picked up her fourth shutout of the season with four saves (Sept. 30).
• Catarina Macario scored two spectacular goals and Sophia Smith added a third as No. 1 Stanford defeated No. 16 UCLA, 3-2, for its 20th straight Pac-12 win (Sept. 27).
• Catarina Macario scored and assisted Jordan DiBiasi's goal in a 2-0 win over Arizona to start Pac-12 play. Alison Jahansouz made two saves to earn the shutout (Sept. 21).
• Sophia Smith scored Stanford's only goal in a 1-1, double-overtime tie against No. 7 Santa Clara, snapping Stanford's 29-game win streak. Alison Jahansouz made four saves and the Cardinal outshot the Broncos, 28-10, in the draw (Sept. 16).
• Madison Haley scored twice and won a penalty kick as Stanford defeated Cal Poly, 3-0, to improve to 7-0-0 on the season. Abby Greubel also scored, and Lauren Rood earned the shutout (Sept. 13).
• Madison Haley scored in the 92nd minute to secure a 2-1 win over No. 2 North Carolina. Catarina Macario finished with two assists, Alison Jahansouz tied a career high with five saves and the Cardinal improved to 6-0-0 while extending its program-record win streak to 28 games (Sept. 9).
• Jordan DiBiasi, Abby Greubel and Sophia Smith scored in Stanford's 3-1 win over Notre Dame (Sept. 7).
• Stanford clinched its longest win streak in program history with a 2-1, overtime win at Minnesota on Sept. 2. Sam Hiatt's golden goal in the 94th minute sealed the win after Beattie Goad opened the scoring in the first half (Sept. 2).
• Goals from Catarina Macario and Jojo Harber, as well as five saves by Alison Jahansouz, lifted Stanford to a 2-0 win at BYU. (Aug. 30)
• The Cardinal improved to 20-0-0, all-time, against San Francisco with a 5-1 win at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. Making her collegiate debut, Sophia Smith scored once and assisted another. Catarina Macario added two goals, Jordan DiBiasi scored with two assists and Civana Kuhlmann upped her team-leading point total to five with one goal and one assist. (Aug. 24)
• Stanford began its 2018 campaign with a convincing 5-0 win at UC Davis. Michelle Xiao, Tierna Davidson, Alana Cook and Civana Kuhlmann scored and Alison Jahansouz handled the only shot she faced all day to earn the shutout. (Aug. 17)

Preseason Awards Wrap Up
• Stanford had an NCAA-high five student-athletes named to the watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the highest individual honor in college soccer – Tierna Davidson, Catarina Macario, Jaye Boissiere, Tegan McGrady and Alana Cook each made the list.
• Davidson and Macario were named to TopDrawerSoccer's Preseason Best XI first team with Cook and Jordan DiBiasi earning berths on the second XI. McGrady was picked for the third XI while freshman Sophia Smith was named to the freshman XI.
 
Champions Again
• Stanford captured its second national championship in 2017 after a 3-2 win over UCLA in the College Cup final on Dec. 3, 2017. Jaye Boissiere's goal in the 67th minute broke a 2-2 tie, and Stanford held on for its 22nd win in a row to claim the title.
• The Cardinal also won its 12th Pac-12 Conference Title and third in a row.
• Knowles Family Director of Women's Soccer Paul Ratcliffe was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the eighth time – no other coach has won the award more than twice.
• Andi Sullivan, the winner of the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy, Tierna Davidson and Catarina Macario were named first-team All-America while a further eight returners eared All-Pac-12 recognition.