Just For Kicks
Trigg-Smith to be missed at Princeton
ROMY Trigg-Smith put a nice touch on her four-year career at Princeton.
She scored the first goal in a 3-2 win for the Tigers in the season finale against Penn. Trigg-Smith's fourth career score came on a header off a corner kick at the 29:32 mark.
She played on Ivy League championship teams in 2002 and 2004 and went to three NCAA tournaments. During her four seasons the Tigers compiled a 51-15-6 record.
A midfielder who moved to center back as a junior, Trigg-Smith (Punahou '02) played in every match (72) and started 54 of 55 matches the last three years.
"Romy is one of the most passionate people I have ever coached. She was an integral part of a team that went to the NCAA final four in 2004," said Princeton coach Julie Shackford.
Princeton became the first Ivy League team in history to go to a final four in a 64-team tournament. Along the way, Trigg-Smith was twice a first-team All-Ivy selection, an Ivy League All-Academic selection and, for her efforts, in the 2004 postseason, was named to the NCAA all-tournament team.
"Despite going from the pinnacle of college sports to fighting for wins in 2005, Romy was such a consistent competitor," Shackford said. "We will miss her drive, spirit and, maybe more importantly, her infectious laugh."
» Maile Tavepholjalern, a Punahou student from the seventh to 10th grades, ended her Ivy League career.
The senior center midfielder started all 16 matches for the 8-5-3 Harvard Crimson. She took 10 shots but did not score.
"Maile was the engine in our midfield all year. She has an unmatched work rate and incredible technical ability. She played every minute of the season and was imperative to our success," said Harvard coach Stephanie Erickson.
"She's a quiet leader off the field. She has incredible integrity in the classroom and as a person. Her teammates adore her and, although quiet, she will catch you off-guard with her silly pranks and sense of humor.
"I loved coaching Maile in my first year. She was a gift."
Tavepholjalern played in 62 matches during her four years and finished with three goals and four assists. She finished her high-school career in San Diego.
» Trel Mangarin was the leading scorer for the NCAA Division II Humboldt State Lumberjacks, who finished 8-10-1 despite scoring just 17 goals. Mangarin, a sophomore striker from Hawaii Prep, scored three goals, all game-winning shots, and added one assist. He guided 13 of his 22 shots at the net.
» Jennifer Tengan, a senior midfielder from Baldwin, started 10 of the 20 matches she played for the California Lutheran Regals. She scored one goal on nine shots and had one assist for the 7-10-3 NCAA Division III team.
» Marie Majkut (Punahou) scored two goals, both in conference matches, and had two assists for the NCAA Division III Washington & Jefferson College Presidents (10-9-2).
The sophomore striker started 10 of the 16 matches she played in.