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Thursday, July 12, 2001



[VOLLEYBALL]



Theocharidis among
magazine’s best

By Grace Wen
gwen@starbulletin.com

Three University of Hawaii men's volleyball players have been named Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-Americans.

Sophomore outside hitter Costas Theocharidis, who shouldered the offensive load for the Warriors with 5.04 kills per game and 454 kills for the season, earned first-team recognition.

Middle blocker Dejan Miladinovic, who led the team in blocking with 1.97 blocks per game, was a second-team honoree.

Setter Kimo Tuyay was tabbed the magazine's Freshman of the Year. He set UH to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Final while averaging 12.81 assists per game.

Two commit to Wahine: The UH Wahine volleyball team has received two verbal commitments for the 2002 season from a pair of incoming high school seniors.

Planning to play for the Wahine are Susie Boogaard, a 6-foot-3 outside hitter from Valley Christian High in Cerritos, Calif., and 5-11 setter Caley Thurlby, who competes for Sports Performance of Chicago.

Boogaard was named the MVP of the 17-under club division at last week's Junior Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Dunning to Stanford: The Wahine will open the season at the Aug. 24-25 State Farm Women's Volleyball Classic on the University of Pacific campus in Stockton, Calif. For the first time since 1984, coach Dave Shoji will not be seeing Tiger coach John Dunning across the net.

Last week, Dunning was named the new women's coach at Stanford. Dunning spent 16 years as the Tigers' coach, compiling a 437-102 record and winning two national titles (1985 and '86).

Associate coach Jayne McHugh has been named the interim head coach for this season.

Dunning replaces interim head coach Denise Corlett, who will remain on the Cardinal staff as an assistant. Corlett replaced Don Shaw last season while he was on leave.

Last week, Shaw was named the Cardinal men's head coach. In his 14 seasons, the Stanford women's team won four national championships (1992, '94, '96 and '97) and compiled a record of 440-70.

Shaw replaces Ruben Nieves, who resigned to take a job with the Positive Coaching Alliance.



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