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Michele Nagamine and Josh Fouts have been selected by the Hawaii Soccer Association to serve as coaches at the National Select Team Region IV Camp in Seattle, June 19-22.
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This is the first time local coaches have been afforded this opportunity.
Nagamine coaches the Kamehameha Schools varsity girls team and also coaches various Leahi Soccer Club teams. She has earned Interscholastic League of Honolulu and National Soccer Coaches Association coach of the year honors. Nagamine played college ball for Santa Clara.
Fouts is the goalkeeper coach for the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine team. He coached at his alma mater, Gonzaga, after a brilliant four-year career with the Bulldogs. He holds the Gonzaga career record for shutouts and played professionally in the USISL.
The United States Adult Soccer Association Select Teams Program provides players with the opportunity to compete at the highest USASA level. The program serves as a training ground for the U16 through U23 national teams.
College happeningsCharlene Lui, a freshman midfielder for Brigham Young, has been named to the Mountain West Conference 2002 All-Academic Conference team. The Punahou graduate had a grade-point average of 3.61. She has not declared a major yet.
Erin Sayegusa started 15 of the 21 matches for the 8-13-0 Fresno State Bulldogs last fall. A midfielder/striker from Kaiser, she was FSU's third leading scorer with five goals, three of them game-winners, and one assist. The All-Western Athletic Conference second-team performer guided 17 of her 41 shots on goal. Sayegusa is seventh on FSU's career lists for goals (11) and points (28).
Kenji Treschuk, a sophomore midfielder from Moanalua, started 20 of the 21 matches he played for Penn State (16-8-0). He scored once and had three assists for the Nittany Lions, who finished 16-8-0 after losing in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament to eventual champion UCLA.
Treschuk's goal in the 72nd minute off a corner kick was the game-winner in a 1-0 road triumph at Michigan.
Tiffany Taylor, a sophomore defender for NCAA Tournament participant Washington State, came off the bench to play in 12 matches for the 11-7-2 Cougars. The Punahou grad had no goals or assists.
Bucky Jencks, a sophomore defender for Bowdoin from Punahou, contributed a goal and an assist to the Polar Bears offense in a 10-3-2 season that ended with a loss to Amherst in the semifinal round of the New England Small College Athletic Conference tournament.
Sophomore midfielders Brent Nakamura and Darren Lee played all 20 matches for the Chapman Panthers (12-5-3). Nakamura, who scored one goal and had five assists, three of them game-winners, started 15 times and Lee, who had two goals, one a game-winner, and one assist, started 11.
Matt Carlson, a junior defender, played just 62 minutes in four matches, All three players are Punahou graduates.
Noelani Kamelamela, a goalkeeper from Kamehameha, spent a second season on the bench behind senior Connie Yang for the NCAA Division III MIT Engineers. The sophomore played just 10 minutes in one match and faced no shots.
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