Hawaii Grown Report:
Dizon opens season on a high note
Colorado's Jordan Dizon (Waimea '04)
opened his senior season by having a career day.
The senior linebacker amassed 23 tackles in the Buffaloes' 31-28 overtime win over rival Colorado State.
Dizon was named the school's male student-athlete of the week for his performance, which included 17 solo tackles and a forced fumble.
Dizon also applied the pressure on Colorado State quarterback Caleb Hanie in overtime that resulted in an interception that clinched the game.
"We really need to give it to the defensive line," Dizon said after the game in a release at CUBuffs.com. "They are the core of our defense. When I get 20 tackles it's because they're doing their job in keeping people off of me."
Dizon was originally credited with 20 tackles, but accounted for 23 total stops according to a press release published Tuesday on the school's Web site.
» Al Afalava (Kahuku '05) recorded a team-high 10 tackles and had three pass breakups in Oregon State's victory over Utah last Thursday.
Senior Malakai Mokofisi (Kailua '03) added four tackles for the Beavers. Ray Stowers (Iolani '04) rushed for 26 yards on 11 carries for the Utes.
Beavers offensive lineman Jeremy Perry (Kahuku '04) suffered a lower left leg injury in the game and will miss up to six weeks.
The 6-foot-2, 324-pounder was hurt on a running play early in the fourth quarter when running back Yveson Bernard fell on top of him.
» Washington senior defensive tackle Wilson Afoa (Saint Louis '03) recorded four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and half a sack for the Huskies in a victory over Syracuse last Saturday.
Afoa and defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim (Hawaii Prep '05) are starters. Nesheim finished with two tackles, including one sack.
» Navy quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada (Kapolei '04) scored on a 44-yard run and finished with 102 rushing yards and 78 passing yards in a 30-19 victory over Temple.
» San Jose State freshman Brianna Amian (Moanalua '07)
was named to the all-tournament volleyball team in the MCM Elegante Lobo Classic last weekend.
It was the first collegiate tournament for Amian who had 13 kills, nine digs, and three blocks in the championship match against New Mexico.
Teammate Kristal Tsukano (Kamehameha '06) recorded a team-high 23 digs in the same match.
» Hofstra senior Shellane Ogoshi (Roosevelt '04) was named most valuable player of the 2007 Hofstra/ASICS Invitational Volleyball Tournament this past weekend.
Ogashi spent three years at setter before moving to libero this season.
She finished with 39 digs against San Diego State on Saturday, two shy of the school record.
She recently became the 10th player in program history to record over 1,200 career digs and is third on the all-time school assists list.
» Freshman setter Melia Iwamoto (Kalani '07) recorded a career-high 73 assists for South Dakota State last Saturday in a victory over Sam Houston State.
Iwamoto won the starting setting job and has led the Jackrabbits to a 6-3 record to open the season.
» Bowling Green transfer Justin Kim (Mililani '04)
recorded two assists for Saint Mary's (Calif.) in a 2-0 soccer win over Davidson.
He was named to the Davidson adidas Classic all-tournament team.