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Iolani's Pape named to international team
Kyle Pape is taking his game global.
The 2005 Iolani graduate just wrapped up his junior season at the Colorado School of Mines, but won't be done with basketball for long.
Pape was one of nine players selected to the USA Athletics International basketball team that will travel to Europe this month and play teams from England, France, Belgium and Holland.
The team is made up of players from colleges in Virginia, Colorado, California and Indiana.
According to its Web site, the USAAI is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving amateur athletes and coaches the opportunity to participate in International Olympic style sporting events throughout the world, while also allowing them to broaden their educational and cultural knowledge of the world through the experience.
Pape will meet his teammates in Washington, D.C., on May 16 before flying to Europe.
» Oregon offensive lineman Max Unger (Hawaii Prep '04) was projected as the 22nd overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, according to ESPN draft insider Todd McShay's first mock draft for next season. "Unger, who projects as a first-day pick in next year's draft, is the type of versatile lineman the Packers typically covet," McShay wrote. Unger was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection as a junior.
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» Puget Sound senior Shaun Kiriu (Punahou '04) went 7-for-17 with a triple, home run, four RBIs and five runs scored as the Loggers split a four-game series against Pacific Lutheran to end the regular season. Kiriu hit .315 with 46 hits and 34 RBIs. Teammate Jarvis Nohara (Iolani '06) hit .327 and was 3-3 with a 5.29 ERA.
» Cal State Northridge senior Isaac Kneubuhl (Kamehameha '03) was named an AVCA second-team All-American. Kneubuhl finished second on the Matadors with 330 kills (3.71 per game) and added 139 digs, 32 aces and 30 blocks. He finished his career in the top 10 in school history in attacks (2,507), digs (634) and aces (80). He was also named to the All-MPSF second team.
» Oregon freshman Sean Maekawa (Honokaa '07) finished in a tie for 32nd place at the Pac-10 Championships in Fairfax, Calif. Maekawa shot rounds of 74, 73, 74 and 73 to finish the tournament at 10-over par.
» Pacific (Ore.) freshman Max Bonk (Hawaii Prep '07) won the Northwest Conference tournament championship on April 20 in Yakima, Wash. Bonk won the individual title by four shots after shooting rounds of 68 and 73. His 4-under 68 on the first day was the low round of the tournament.
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» UCLA senior Kamaile Crowell (Punahou '04) finished the season ninth on the team with 12 goals scored.
The Bruins won their second straight MPSF championship and are the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament that begins next Friday at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center.
» DePauw University freshman Janelle Arita (Punahou '07) won her No. 1 flight singles match 6-1, 6-0, and also won a doubles match to help the Tigers earn their first outright Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship by beating Trinity College 8-1.
» Moanalua senior Donn Almeida recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Ore. Almeida helped the Menehunes go 3-1 in this year's state soccer tournament to finish in fifth place.