Amanda White (Dulaney) is that rarest of college athletes -- a star in three sports at a Division I school.
Now a sophomore, White began her Stanford career last fall on the cross country team, did the 100-meter breaststroke and 200 individual medley as the Cardinal won its third straight NCAA Division I swimming title and finished eighth in the 3,000 meters in the Pac-10 outdoor track championships.
This fall she is one of the school's top three cross country runners after a fourth in the University of San Francisco Invitational and a sixth in the Cal-Irvine Invitational. Ninth-ranked Stanford, which stunned No. 1 Arkansas in the Cal-Irvine, is expected to capture its second straight Pac-10 championship.
Jen Howard (Fallston) is back for her junior year at Wisconsin after being redshirted last season because of a leg injury. As a sophomore, she was an All-America, finishing 25th in the NCAA championships to help Wisconsin tie for sixth.
* Junior Jen Novak (Frederick) finished 29th in a field of 245 as Springfield, ranked No. 23 in the NCAA Division II, launched its season in the Bryant Invitational. The Springfield women are shooting for their 12th straight Northeast-10 Conference championship.
Robyn DePasquale (Mercy, Essex Community College) scored two goals and Stacey Schott (Franklin, Essex CC) added one in East Carolina's 3-2 victory over North Carolina-Wilmington. Initially a club sport, this is the first year of intercollegiate women's soccer at East Carolina.
After missing last season with a knee injury, Bucknell senior Julia Diaz (McDonogh) returned with three straight wins at No. 1 without losing a set. She teamed with Kristina Lutter in No. 1 doubles wins.
Sophomore Tim Elliott (Gilman) went 3-for-4 with a double in the opener as Mary Washington opened its fall season with a doubleheader sweep over Catholic University. In the second game, Tim Deyesu (Fallston) had two hits and two RBIs.
East Carolina's Staci Winters (Smithsburg HS, Hagerstown JC) had six blocks and nine block assists in East Carolina's win over Winthrop.
* Laura Cook (Chesapeake) was named to the all-tournament team in the Penn State Invitational as the No. 2-ranked Nittany Lions raised their record to 10-0.
Senior linebacker Steve Lowe (Woodsboro) had eight tackles and an interception in Bridgewater College's 47-6 loss to Emory and Henry. . . . Freshman defender Matthew Kramer (Calvert Hall) has the tall assignment of attempting to help Allentown College improve on last year's 3-14-2 record.