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Seasiders still second

The Brigham Young Universty-Hawaii women's volleyball team remains second -- behind UC-San Diego -- in the American Volleyball Coaches Top 25 (Div. II) released yesterday.

The Seasiders, despite losing three first place votes and four points from last week, hold a 36-point lead over third-place Cal-State San Bernardino for second.

UC-San Diego stayed in first place with 30 first-place votes after a two-win week. The Seasiders received four first-place votes this week, while fourth-place Tampa (third last weeek) got one vote for the top spot.

Hawaii Pacific University is tied for 15th.

Wahine RPI amongst best

The Hawaii softball team finished 39th out of 262 in the NCAA Division I ratings per index (RPI) released yesterday.

The Rainbow Wahine went 40-20 last season ('03) and claimed its first Western Athletic Conference title with a 17-3 league record. But conference foe Fresno State finished 32nd in the RPI. The WAC was rated 14th among the softball conferences, while the PAC-10 took the top spot.

National Champion UCLA was first on the list. Arizona was second, followed by Texas, Washington and California.

Manley joins Vulcans basketball

Long-time high school basketball coach Hamilton Manley was hired as an assistant coach by the University of Hawaii-Hilo.

Manley coached the Waiakea High School girls team in 2001 and '02, finishing as the '02 consolation champions at the state tournament. He also coached boys at Henry Opukahaia School from '87 through '91 and Pahoa High School from '96 through '00.

Manley was selected conference coach of the year twice.

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