Hawaii Beat

Friday, October 29, 2004

Ching named Earthquakes MVP

Brian Ching was honored as the 2004 San Jose Earthquakes Honda Most Valuable Player. The Kamehameha and Gonzaga graduate also was the team's Budweiser Scoring Champion.

Ching, a 26-year-old striker who recently signed a long-term contract, led the Earthquakes with 12 goals and 28 points. He also had four assists. He was tied for first in goals scored during Major League Soccer's regular season and finished third in points and points per match.

Ching is a finalist for the MLS Comeback Player of the Year award. The only player from Hawaii in the league, his 2003 season was cut short by a ruptured right Achilles tendon.

The other finalists are Jamie Moreno (DC United), and Ronnie O'Brien (Dallas Burn).

Seasiders fall to the Aggies

The 13th ranked BYU-Hawaii men's water polo team was outscored 5-1 in the second half and lost to the UC-Davis Aggies 9-4 yesterday in Davis, Calif.

Vlada Stankovic scored two goals for the Seasiders, but was no match for Patrick Jacobson who scored four goals for the Aggies. Goalie Mike McGee added 11 saves for UC-Davis.

The Seasiders, now 10-3 for the season, face Santa Clara as part of the Davis Invitational today. They will also play the University of Washington club team in an exhibition match.

Hawaii Winter Baseball camp

The sixth annual Hawaii Winter Baseball Camp is set for Nov. 20-21 at Les Murakami Stadium and Rainbow Wahine Stadium.

Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker headlines the coaching staff, which is scheduled to include several instructors from professional baseball and local high school coaches. Local favorites Lenn Sakata and Jerome Williams of the San Francisco Giants are on the staff.

The Hawaii Optometric Association will provide free vision testing and consultation for hitting. There will also be sports medicine injury prevention advice and a silent auction of major league memorabilia.

Mark Kotsay of the Oakland Athletics and professional players from Hawaii will direct a hitting demonstration.

The camp fee is $100. Lunch is included.

Call 973-7247 for information. Application, medical forms and payment are due by Nov. 12.

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