Kamana'o is WAC player of week again
Hawaii volleyball coach Dave Shoji admitted after Sunday's win over San Jose State that senior setter Kanoe Kamana'o was under-appreciated.
"She does get overlooked for all that she does," he said.
Yesterday, the three-time All-American received some recognition from the Western Athletic Conference in terms of weekly honors. Kamana'o was named the WAC player of the week for the second time this season and the third in her career.
The Iolani School product averaged 16.25 assists and 3.75 digs as the Rainbow Wahine defeated Idaho and San Jose State. Her 130 assists gave her 5,869, five shy of replacing Colorado State's Analisa Taylor (5,873) as the WAC's all-time leader.
Kamana'o also had 30 digs in the two victories, moving her to 1,125 and into fifth all-time in the UH record books.
She also moved into a tie for eighth on the UH list for career blocks with 374.
Despite the two victories, Hawaii (17-5, 9-1 WAC) dropped a spot in yesterday's CSTV/AVCA Coaches Top 25 poll to 16th. Remaining at No. 1 was Nebraska (20-0), which received 59 of the 60 first-place votes.
Stanford (19-2), with one first-place vote, traded places with Penn State (22-1) for No. 2 after the Nittany Lions were swept by then-No. 14 Wisconsin.
Hawaii plays at Nevada on Thursday and Utah State on Saturday.
» Brigham Young-Hawaii kept its No. 9 ranking in the CSTV-AVCA Division II poll.
Shimomura, Matsuyoshi lead Hilo tourney
Hawaii-Hilo's Jayne Shimomura and Kiilani Matsuyoshi shot 2-over 74s yesterday and are tied for the individual lead in the Mauna Lani/Hawaii-Hilo Intercollegiate golf tournament at Waikoloa.
Both golfers are at 11-over 155 heading into the third and final round.
Sonoma State's Jarin Todd is the men's individual leader after a 7-under 65 yesterday. He's at 6-under 138 for the tournament.
The team leaders are Cal State Chico women (649) and the Cal State Stanislaus men (576) .
The Hawaii-Hilo women's team (651) is in second place. On the men's side, Hawaii-Hilo (588) is in fifth place, with Brigham Young-Hawaii (610) in 11th and Hawaii Pacific (626) in 13th.