Hawaii Beat / PacWest Place


POSTED: Thursday, December 03, 2009

Palileo honored as coach of year

Washington State women's volleyball coach and Waipahu High graduate Andrew Palileo was named Pac-10 volleyball coach of the year for 2009 in his second year with the program.

The Cougars struggled before Palileo's arrival, with less than three conference victories in the four years before he joined the team.


Wahine golf welcomes 2

Maryssa Shigesato of Mililani and Madeleine Ystrom of Stockholm, Sweden, signed letters of intent to play for the University of Hawaii women's golf team starting in 2010. Shigesato was the 2009 OIA West champion and has won 11 of 14 OIA West tournaments since her freshman year. Ystrom competed in the Skandia Tour in 2009 where she had eight top-10 finishes including two tournament titles in only 14 starts.


Vulcans receive honorable mention

Hawaii-Hilo's Fabiane Seben and Katie Swenson were awarded honorable mention honors by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Seben also received a first-team AVCA West Region selection as well as recognition as the PacWest Conference player of the year. Swenson was named to the first-team AVCA West Region and was recently named the PacWest newcomer of the year.


HPU signs 3 baseball recruits

Hawaii Pacific announced it has received three commitments during the 2011 early signing period from Jordon Oshiro, Zachary Manago, and Josh Kaiwi. Oshiro, who is entering his senior season at Pearl City High School, and Manago, who is a senior at Moanalua High School, were all-state selections in 2009. Kaiwi is a pitcher from the Big Island's Makua Lani Christian School.


HPU leads Cup standings

With the conclusion of fall sports, the newest 2009-10 PacWest Commissioner's Cup standings have HPU in first place with a 7.3-point average. BYU-Hawaii is second with a seven-point average and Hawaii-Hilo is fourth with a 6.2-point average. Chaminade sits in last place with a 2.2-point average.


Top-ranked Seasiders roll

The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's basketball team improved to 3-0 with a 94-86 victory over Western Oregon in a nonconference game yesterday at Monmouth, Ore. Tsung-Hsien Chang led the way for the Seasiders with 27 points and three assists, while senior point guard J.R. Buensuceso had 18, including four free throws at the end of the game to secure the BYUH victory.