Playing for the Afghan national soccer team, which took to the field against all odds, opened Santa Clara recruit Hailai Arghandiwal's eyes to the privilege she's experienced growing up in the United States.
After 28 seasons at Stanford, Tara VanDerveer remains a pure student of the game. Even on the brink of 900 career wins, she has never stopped learning, growing and changing to stay at the front of the pack.
If the Cardinal are true contenders for a national title, they will almost certainly do it behind Chiney Ogwumike. But as Tara VanDerveer reminded her team this offseason, Stanford can't be content relying on its senior star.