Kapis to head Sea Warriors volleyball program
San Jose City College coach Daryl Kapis has been named the new head women's volleyball coach at Hawaii Pacific University.
The Santa Cruz, Calif., native replaces Tita Ahuna, who resigned last month after 10 seasons with the Sea Warriors program.
In addition to assistant coaching stints at UCLA and San Jose State before spending the past three seasons guiding San Jose City to a 63-27 record, Kapis has also been heavily involved in USA Volleyball for half of his 14-year coaching career.
"We have been very fortunate to find a coach such as Daryl," said HPU athletic director Jill Ward. "He has a proven record at the club and community college levels, and has great recruiting connections via those contacts."
Three Rainbow Wahine named All-Americans
University of Hawaii's Iefke Van Belkum, Kelly Mason and Meike De Nooy were named to the 2006 American Water Polo Coaches Association All-America teams yesterday.
Leading the Rainbow Wahine to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA championships this past season, Van Belkum was selected to the first team. The sophomore scored a team-high 70 goals, earning her Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Year honors.
Junior goalie De Nooy and freshman utility Mason picked up third-team honors.
UH's Daly picked as freshman All-American
University of Hawaii right-hander Matthew Daly was named to the second-team freshman All-America team by Rivals.com yesterday.
Daly, also named a freshman All American by Collegiate Baseball last month, finished the 2006 season with a 6-2 record. He posted a 3.25 ERA and recorded 52 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings.
Radford's Goodman headed to UNLV
Radford pitcher Mike Goodman signed a letter of intent to play baseball for UNLV, his mother Gayle said yesterday.
Goodman was recruited mainly as a left-handed pitcher, but he may also get a chance to play first base for the Rebels.
The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Goodman went to a prospect camp at the school two weeks ago and was immediately offered a partial scholarship, which he accepted a few days later.
UC Irvine and Wagner College (N.Y.) also showed interest in Goodman, and New Mexico State recruited him to play football.
Dillon, Lindgren headed into Hall of Fame
Four-time Honolulu Marathon winner Patti Catalano Dillon and Honolulu resident Gerry Lindgren will be inducted into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame tomorrow in Utica, N.Y.
Dillon, who set course records each of the four consecutive years she won the Honolulu Marathon, became the first American woman to break the 2-hour, 30-minute mark in the 26.2-mile marathon distance when she placed second in the 1980 New York City Marathon.
Lindgren, one of the top U.S. distance runners while still in high school, won eight track and three cross country national championships while at Washington State from 1966 to '69.
3 Hawaii teams undefeated at JO volleyball
Three teams from Hawaii remained unbeaten after yesterday's second day of pool play at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Boys Tournament in Minneapolis.
The Outrigger 18-and-under team, which won last year's 17-and-under title, is 5-0 in the open division. Also unbeaten are the Asics Rainbows 17-and-under club team (7-0) and Ku'ikahi 16-and-under club team (6-0).
Bracket play continues today at the Minneapolis Convention Center.