UH volleyball team ends up 10th
Hawaii, whose season ended more than two weeks ago by eventual NCAA champion UC Irvine, ended in 10th place in the final CSTV/AVCA Division I-II Men's Volleyball Top 15 Coaches Poll released yesterday.
The Warriors (13-14), with their first losing season since 1992's 13-14 campaign, received 98 points. UCI (29-5) was the unanimous No. 1 selection, the same spot the Anteaters started in the first poll of the season, receiving all 16 first-place votes and 240 points. It was the first volleyball title for UCI, and the school's first national championship since winning a third men's water polo crown in 1989.
Pepperdine (216), upset by IPFW in the NCAA semifinals, fell a spot to No. 2, followed by NCAA runner-up IPFW, Brigham Young and UC Santa Barbara. Rounding out the top 10 were Penn State, UCLA, Cal State Northridge and Ohio State.
WAC honor for Rainbows' Daly
Hawaii's Matt Daly was named the Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week yesterday.
Daly, a sophomore right-hander from Yorba Linda, Calif., tossed a one-hitter in the Rainbows' 8-0 win over host Hawaii-Hilo last Friday. He took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up a single with one out. It is Daly's first career WAC Pitcher of the Week award and the fourth for a UH pitcher this season.
The Rainbows wrap up their WAC regular-season road schedule with three games at Nevada, starting Saturday.
Carll wins Hall of Fame title
Kevin Carll fired a final-round 74 at Kapalua's Plantation Course yesterday to win the 2007 Aloha Section PGA Hawaiian Telcom Hall of Fame Championship.
Carll finished the 36-hole tournament at 148, one shot better than Brendan Moynahan. Jerry King was third at 150. Larry Stubblefield won the senior division with a two-day total of 150, while Ron Castillo Sr. took the super seniors title at 178.
Hawaii teams to meet in regional
Hawaii-Hilo and Hawaii Pacific open the NCAA Division II softball regional Thursday in Turlock, Calif.
The Hawaii squads face off in the opening game of the double-elimination tournament. The winner of that game takes on either top seed Humboldt State or eighth-seeded Seattle University on Friday. The championship is scheduled for Sunday.
The Vulcans (40-11) were given the fourth seed, while the Sea Warriors (34-14) are the fifth seed. Cal State Stanislaus (No. 2), UC San Diego (No. 3), Sonoma State (No. 6) and Western Washington (No. 7) round out the field.
The Vulcans and Sea Warriors split their eight meetings this year, but UH-Hilo won the last three by a combined 16-1 score.
Hawaii-Hilo in seventh at regional
Jonathan Hirata and Logan Goulding fired first-round 74s and the Hawaii-Hilo men's golf team finished the first day of the NCAA Division II regional at Lakewood, Colo., in seventh place.
Hirata and Goulding sit in 21st place, seven strokes behind leader Art Golden III of Chico State.
Chico State leads the team standings by 18 strokes over Grand Canyon. The Vulcans are 20 strokes behind and in last place, tied with Western Washington.
Wahine volleyball camp set for summer
The 27th Rainbow Wahine Volleyball camp, featuring instruction by Hawaii coaches, and current and former players, is offering four sessions this summer beginning with the June 18-21 camp.
Open to girls and boys entering grades 4 through 12 and at all skill levels, the camps stress fundamentals and skills for team play as well as specific positions. Participants receive instruction, written evaluation and a T-shirt for $150.
Other sessions are July 13-16, July 23-26 and July 31 to Aug 3. All camps run from 1 to 5 p.m. and are held at UH athletic facilities.
For more information, call camp director Kari Ambrozich at 956-2496. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the Web site is www.hawaiiathletics.com/camps.html.