6 from Hawaii honored
Adam Tuifagu (Kamehameha '04) has been named to the Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference first team. The 6-foot-2 junior outside hitter for Missouri Valley led the Vikings with 230 kills. He committed 79 errors in 545 attempts for a .277 hitting percentage.
Three Graceland players, senior outside hitter Al Dupont (Pearl City '02), sophomore outside hitter Ronson Olaso (Kamehameha '05) and junior setter Ainoa Miyashiro (Kamehameha '04) were named to the second team.
Dupont led the Yellowjackets with 282 kills, including a season-high 23 in his final match. He hit .249 with 132 errors in 603 attempts.
Olaso was next with 268 kills. He hit .226 (122 errors in 647 attempts).
Miyashiro had 790 assists.
Noah Casaquit (Moanalua '06), a freshman defensive specialist for Graceland, and Kapena Wong (Pearl City '03), a senior opposite for Missouri Valley, were honorable-mention picks.
Wong was third on the team with 213 kills. He hit .155 with 127 errors in 555 attempts.
» Caine Jette (Maui '06), a freshman setter for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, saw limited action playing behind two veterans for the Engineers. The 6-footer had 183 assists, 31 digs and 12 blocks for the 27-6 Engineers. MIT, an NCAA Division III school, won the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association title with an 11-0 record.
» Ka'ohu Berg-Hee (Punahou '03) played in every match (83 games) for the 12-10 Princeton Tigers, who were eliminated in the semifinal round of the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association tournament by Penn State.
The sophomore, listed as an outside hitter, had 124 digs, fourth best for the Tigers.
» Troy Tokuhama (Iolani '06), a freshman at Southern California, played in just two matches as the backup libero for the 12-16 Trojans.
Tano a double winner
D.J. Tano (Iolani '03), a senior at Redlands, won the shot put and hammer events at the Southern California Interscholastic Athletic Conference Track & Field Championship with throws of 49 feet, 4 1/4 inches and 157 feet, 6 inches, respectively. He was second in the discus (145-0).
Redlands sophomore Johanna Chapman (Punahou '05) was sixth in the discus (98 feet), eighth in the hammer (111-10) and 13th in the shot put (27-834).
Matt Ezer (Punahou '05), a sophomore at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, placed fourth in the 200-meter dash (22.34 seconds) and ninth in the 100 (11.26), missing the finals by .06 of a second.
He ran the final leg on the Staggs winning 4x100 relay team and was on the second-place 4x400 relay team.
Kira Tamashiro (Iolani '05), a sophomore at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, was ninth in the pole vault (7-6 1/2).
Wong hits high in finale
Elyse Wong (Punahou '03) concluded her gymnastics career for the California Bears by scoring a season-high 9.55 in the floor exercise at the NCAA West Regional meet on April 14.
She is a civil engineering major.
» Alyssa Onaga (Kalani '04) participated seven times for the Sacramento State Hornets this spring.
The junior averaged 9.382 on the uneven bars with a season high of 9.600 and 9.294 in floor exercise with a high of 9.450.
» Christie Chinaka, who is from Honolulu and was home-schooled, averaged 9.380 on the uneven bars and 8.968 on the balance beam for the Seattle Pacific Falcons.
The junior's highs were 9.775 on the bars and 9.7 on the beam.