Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - September 2, 2011

Sports digest

College volleyball stars

Two Duke University students from Pleasanton are playing volleyball in this area for three days as Duke faced University of Pacific on Thursday night; and at the Stanford Invitational will face St. Mary's College at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Stanford at 8 p.m. tomorrow.

Sophia Dunworth, a senior at Duke, was a four-year letter winner and two-year team captain at Amador Valley High. She led the Lady Dons to the EBAL Championship and the North Coast Section Championship as a senior in addition to a second-round appearance in the NCS Championship. At Duke she plays middle blocker/outside hitter.

Dunworth, who is 6 feet 1 inch, is a biology major with a 3.9 grade point average. She led Duke last year with 1,024 attacks and ranked second with 360 kills and was named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team. She's the daughter of Peter Dunworth and Emmie Stenstedt.

Kelsey Williams is a freshman at Duke, and she plays setter. She stands 5 five 11 inches and also was a four-year letter winner at Amador, and captained the team as a senior. She was named All-East Bay as a junior and senior, was a three-time all-league choice, earning first team honors as a junior and senior.

Williams also lettered one year on the track team in the high jump and was involved with the National Charity League for four years. She is the daughter of Jeff and Melissa Williams.

Free baseball symposium

The Sports Performance Institute (SPI) at San Ramon Regional Medical Center will present a Baseball Symposium: Strategies for Healthy Performance from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17.

Student athletes, parents, coaches and trainers are invited to this educational program to be held in the hospital's South Building, South Conference Room, located at 7777 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. There will be no charge.

Sports medicine physicians will speak on exercises designed to reduce injuries and development performance; updates on throwing and pitching mechanics; and risk factors for injuries in young baseball players. Trainers from the Sports Performance Institute will demonstrate conditioning techniques.

Space is limited. Advance registration is requested. To register, call 800.284.2878 or register online at FIND AN EVENT at www.OurSanRamonHospital.com.

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