Volleyball players honored
Brigham Young-Hawaii sophomore Lucas Alves was named player of the year, Chaminade's Matt Mahar coach of the year and Hawaii's Division II schools dominated the Pacific West Conference postseason honors announced yesterday.
Alves and Chaminade senior center Marko Kolaric were also named to the All-West Region first team yesterday, the last step before All-America honors.
Mahar led the Silverswords (20-7) to the PacWest title and the most victories in school history as an NCAA team. Both Chaminade and BYU-Hawaii open play in the West Regional tournament today in Anchorage, Alaska.
Alves, the PacWest scoring leader (20.5 ppg), was joined on the first team by Seasiders teammate Paul Peterson, a senior guard, and Silverswords senior guard Hayden Heiber and Kolaric.
On the second team were junior forward Rodrick Johnson and senior forward Stewart Kussler from Chaminade; junior guard John Smith and senior guard Vince Alvarado from UH-Hilo; and junior guard Jason Curtis from HPU.
Rainbow Wahine drop Longhorns
Hawaii defeated Texas 8-0 in five innings last night in the Rainbow Wahine's Spring Fling Tournament at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Courtney Baughman earned her second complete-game shutout of the tournament with a three-hitter.
Sea Warriors trip visiting Patten
Hawaii Pacific topped Patten University (Oakland, Calif.) 13-9 in a college baseball game last night at Hans L'Orange Park.
Kaimi Mead earned the win for the Sea Warriors. He struck out four in five innings.
Duke drops Hawaii in tennis
Duke blanked Hawaii 7-0 in women's tennis yesterday at the UH Tennis Complex.
The Blue Devils, ranked 13th nationally, won all six singles matches and three doubles matches (for one more point).
Sophie Kobuch, at No. 1 singles, was the only Rainbow Wahine player to win a set in a loss to Tara Iyer.
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Vulcans split with NDNU in softball
Kanani Numata homered to lead off the seventh inning and give the Hawaii-Hilo softball team a 4-3 win over Notre Dame de Namur yesterday in Hilo. The Argos came back to win the second game 4-3.
Christina Pedroza earned the win for the Vulcans (4-4, 3-3 PacWest) with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. She started and lost the second game when NDNU's Cierra Keeney held Hilo to a run in a complete game.