HPU sweeps PWC softball honors
Hawaii Pacific's Sherise Musquiz doubled up on honors yesterday after being named the pitcher and freshman of the year in softball by the Pacific West Conference.
The Sea Warriors completed the sweep of the top honors with sophomore shortstop Krystal Plunkett earning player of the year and co-coaches Howard Okita and Bryan Nakasone sharing coach of the year.
Musquiz finished the season 14-9 with a 1.39 earned run average and also received NCAA All-West Region honors. Plunkett batted .411, tops in the conference, with four home runs, 16 doubles and 34 RBI.
Also earning first-team honors for HPU (34-16) were freshman center fielder and All-Region selection Tajia Acierto, and junior infielder/pitcher Jessica Adolph.
6 named to USA volleyball girls teams
Three players from Hawaii have been named to the U.S. Girls Youth National Training team roster and three others have been chosen for Select A1 team, according to USA Volleyball.
On the youth national team are Kanani Herring and Sydney Yogi, both of whom were on the U.S.'s NORCECA gold-medal winning team last year, and Kaleinani Kabalis.
Herring, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter, will be a senior at Kamehameha in the fall. Yogi, a 5-3 libero, will be a senior at Punahou and Kabalis, a 5-8 hitter, will be a senior at Moanalua.
The three are among 18 who will train July 14-29 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The roster will be cut to 12 with the team competing at the FIVB U-18 World Championships July 31-Aug. 11 in Mexico.
Named to the Select A1 team were Honolulu's Anissa Haina, a 5-11 middle blocker, and Mali'e Yoon, a 5-10 setter, and Sarah Palmer, a 5-10 hitter from Kailua.
This group will train and compete in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from July 16-26. After the training portion, the group will be divided into four teams and compete at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships July 22-25.
Tamashiro named as JNT training coach
Honolulu fireman, multi-sport athlete and surf instructor Daryl Tamashiro of Waipahu has been named as the training coach for the U.S. Women's Junior National Volleyball Team.
The team will compete at the FIVB U-20 World Championships July 19-27 in Nakhonratchasima, Thailand.
Coolen headlines QB Club program
Hawaii softball coach Bob Coolen is the featured speaker at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon at the Pagoda Hotel ballroom.
Joining Coolen on the program is broadcaster Kevin Hashiro of KKEA 1420-AM and Gladys Burrill, at 89, the oldest finisher of last year's Honolulu Marathon.
Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the noon program.
Lam helps Blue Jays stay alive
Michael Lam (Punahou '04), a junior second baseman at Creighton, was 2-for-5 with two walks as the Blue Jays defeated Albany 21-11 yesterday in an elimination game at the NCAA baseball regional in Fayetteville, Ark. Lam is hitting .323 this season.
J.J. Eno (Baldwin '04) singled in his only at-bat for Brown in the Bears' 8-2 loss to Texas on Friday in regional action at Round Rock, Texas. He did not play yesterday when Wake Forest eliminated Brown 4-2.
Nick Freitas (Kamehameha '05), a sophomore outfielder for the Miami Hurricanes, and Kip Masuda (Mid-Pacific '05), a sophomore catcher for the Long Beach State 49ers, have not played in their team's first two regional games. Both teams won elimination games yesterday.
Sheffield, Tanaka excel academically
Golfers Sarah Sheffield (Keaau '04) and Reyn Tanaka (Mid-Pacific '04), juniors at Gonzaga, qualified for the President's List by achieving a grade point average of 3.7 or better in the spring semester.
Sheffield is majoring in English. Tanaka is a business major.
Kanno signs with Holy Names
Mililani High's Nick Kanno has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Holy Names University Hawks.
The 6-foot point guard helped the Trojans to a 41-11 record over the past two seasons. He joins his brother, Aaron, who just completed his sophomore season with the Hawks, the two-time defending California Pacific Conference champions.
Kilakila second at USA open volleyball
Kilakila of Hawaii finished second in the women's BB/B division of the USA Open Volleyball Championships yesterday in Austin, Texas.
Named to the all-tournament team were Naoka Makekau, Mahealani Kelii and Summer Shimane.
Kalani High graduate Tamari Miyashiro, a libero-setter at Washington, was named to the all-tournament team in the women's open division. Miyashiro and Huskey teammate Ashley Aratani, an Iolani graduate, helped The Dub take third place in the open gold division.
Also, Honolulu's Jon Stanley helped Quiksilver Legends win the men's 60-and over title. Stanley and Chris Crabb, playing for runner-up Sao Paulo Masters, were named to the all-tournament team.
Also, Hawaii's Fred Hiapo and Peter Pua helped Molten USA to first place in the men's 70-over division.