Cabral named Colorado assistant
After 19 years in the coaching business, there are few things that should take Brian Cabral by surprise. One of those happened yesterday when Cabral, a Saint Louis School alumnus, was named associate head coach at the University of Colorado.
Buffaloes head coach Dan Hawkins made the announcement at the school's annual luncheon to discuss CU's recruiting class signed Wednesday.
"It totally took me by surprise," Cabral said in a press release from the school. "I've never been as shocked about anything like that in my life. I feel so fortunate... so blessed, and I am really honored."
Rainbow Wahine rout Utah State
Saundra Cariaga and Megan Tinnin combined to shoot 11-for-16 for 14 points each to lead Hawaii in a rout of Utah State 69-42 last night at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The Rainbow Wahine shot a season-best 58.7 percent from the field, and held their opponent to less than half that at 26.2 percent.
"It starts with our defense," Hawaii head coach Jim Bolla said. "We just did a real good job on their penetration."
Seasiders sweep Silverswords
The top-ranked BYUH women's tennis team swept Chaminade 9-0 yesterday at Central Oahu Regional Park.
Reigning NCAA Division II singles titlist Elwin Li defeated the Silverswords' Audra Takara 6-3, 6-0, to lead the Seasiders, who won all six singles matches in straight sets.
Li teamed with Maggie Deng to defeat Takara and Joelle Tanaka 8-1 in doubles.
Seasiders sign 3 to soccer team
The BYUH men's soccer team signed Alejandro Inostroza, Zackery Kampf and Corey Ackerman to national letters of intent yesterday.
Inostroza, a midfielder, was selected to Chile's under-17 national team in 2005-2006 and captained the Universidad Catolica under-19 team that captured a national championship title last year.
Kampf, a four-year starter at Highland (Ariz.) High, led his team to the state 5-A championship last year and his club team won three state championships and reached the semifinals in the 2007 Far West Region championships.
Ackerman, also a midfielder, led Bingham (Utah) High School to a state championship and earned first-team all-state honors twice.
Stanford leads Hilo Invitational
Teammates Rob Grube and Sihwan Kim staked Stanford to a five-stroke lead in the third round of the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course.
Grobe and Kim sat in a tie for third on the individual leader board with 8-under 132 scores, heading into today's final round. USC's Jamie Lovemark and Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State were tied for first at 131 entering today's final round.
Host Hawaii-Hilo (568) and Hawaii (570) are in 15th and 16th place in the 18-team tournament.