3 Rainbow Wahine earn all-WAC honors
Hawaii sophomore forward Taryn Fukuroku was a first-team honoree and juniors Jessica Domingo and Koren Takeyama were on the second team on the All-Western Athletic Conference women's soccer team, announced yesterday.
Fukuroku leads the Rainbow Wahine in points (22), goals (8), assists (6) and shots (70). Domingo, a midfielder, was a first-team honoree last season. Takeyama also earns her second consecutive mention, having also been a first-team player last season.
San Jose State's Nicole Irwin was named offensive player of the year, Fresno State's Rochelle Jagedo was defensive player of the year, Utah State's Lindsey Smart the freshman of the year and Fresno State's Steve Springthorpe was named coach of the year.
The WAC tournament begins today at Nevada.
» Jennifer Loo (Mililani '03) and Kari Otani (Maui '03) have been named to the Big Sky Conference women's soccer team.
Loo, a senior defender for Idaho State, was named to the first team and was one of two players to be a unanimous selection. She has anchored the Bengal defense to five shutouts this season. Despite her defensive role, she has contributed offensively with two goals and three assists.
Otani, a senior striker for Portland State, was named a second team after earning first team accolades as a midfielder last season. She finished second on the team in goals scored (3) and points (8) while leading the Vikings with two assists. Otani had a team-high 25 shots, including 14 on goal.
Chaminade 'Meet the Coach' set for Nov. 9
Chaminade's athletic department will put on a "Meet the Coach" fundraiser Nov. 9 at Murphy's in anticipation of the Silverswords' annual appearance in the Maui Invitational and to benefit the new Will Pounds Memorial Scholarship for Student Athletes.
Pounds, who died in March of a heart attack at age 49, was an outstanding center for the Silverswords, and later an assistant coach. His No. 50 will be retired at the Maui Invitational.
2005 Pacific West Conference coach of the year Matt Mahar will talk about his upcoming team and new Chaminade athletic director Kaia Hedlund will discuss the expansion of the athletic department.
The night will also feature food and prizes. For information, call Andrea Maglasang at 735-4761 or e-mail email@example.com.
CaneFires hold off Beachboys in HWB play
John Mayberry hit a two-out, two-run double in the third inning and West Oahu made it hold up, as the CaneFires beat the BeachBoys 4-2 last night in Hawaii Winter Baseball action at Les Murakami Stadium.
At Hans L'Orange Field, the Sharks and Honu were rained out.
The Waikiki loss spoiled a 4-for-5 night by leadoff man Tomoaki Egawa, who raises his average to .300 on the year. But West Oahu's Takashi Maruyama set the tone with four strong innings of two-hit, shutout ball. Five CaneFires pitchers combined for seven hits and 10 strikeouts on the night.
West Oahu's Jose Vallejo led off the fifth inning with a double, was sacrificed over and scored on a Sean Kazmar RBI single. Brian McFall added a solo home run in the sixth.
Waikiki's Eric Young Jr. and Nate Schierholtz had RBI hits in the seventh and eighth, respectively.