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Around the Nation: Tracking Hawaii's Athletes

By Billy Hull



>> UCLA kicker Kaimi Fairbairn (Punahou ’12) was named the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. Fairbairn kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired to give the Bruins a 45-43 win over Arizona State on Saturday. He also converted all six extra-point attempts and is 10-for-11 on field goals inside 35 yards this season. Senior Dalton Hilliard (Punahou ’09) had three tackles and an interception for the Bruins in the win over the Sun Devils.

>> Notre Dame senior linebacker Manti Te’o (Punahou ’09) had a team-high 11 tackles, including two for loss and a sack, and intercepted a pass in a 30-13 win over Oklahoma on Saturday. Receiver Robby Toma (Punahou ’09) caught two passes for 13 yards and rushed once for 5 yards, and defensive end Kona Schwenke (Kahuku ’10) assisted on a tackle for loss for the Fighting Irish, who remained undefeated and moved up to No. 3 in the latest BCS rankings.

>> Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (Saint Louis ’11) finished 10-for-14 for 136 yards and two touchdowns and rushed four times for 22 yards and a touchdown in a 70-14 win over Colorado on Saturday. Freshman DeForest Buckner (Punahou ’12) added four tackles for the Ducks, while Juda Parker (Saint Louis ’11) and K.T. Tu‘umalo (Punahou ’11) each had two tackles for the Buffs.

>> New Mexico State quarterback Andrew Manley (Leilehua ’10) finished 18-for-34 for 283 yards and two touchdowns, and senior linebacker B.J. Adolpho (Kahuku ’05) made four tackles in a 28-14 loss to Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

>> UNLV senior linebacker John Lotulelei (Baldwin ’09) made 10 tackles in a 24-13 loss to San Diego State on Saturday.

>> Navy junior safety Wave Ryder (Kamehameha ’10) finished with eight tackles in a
56-28 win over East Carolina on Saturday.

>> Washington defensive tackle Semisi Tokolahi (Hilo ’09) made two solo tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, in a 20-17 win over Oregon State on Saturday.

>> Washington State linebacker Chester Sua (Kaimuki ’11) made three tackles, and Cyrus Coen (Pearl City ’11) assisted on a sack and broke up a pass in a 24-17 loss to Stanford on Saturday.

>> Utah linebacker V.J. Fehoko (Farrington ’10) recorded four tackles in a 49-27 win over California on Saturday. Bears defensive tackle Aaron Tipoti (Word of Life ’08) had two tackles, including one for loss.

>> Boise State sophomore safety Jeremy Ioane (Punahou ’10) made four tackles — including one for loss — and broke up a pass in a 45-14 win over Wyoming on Saturday. Cowboys freshman linebacker Siaosi Hala‘api‘api (Kaimuki ’12) finished with four tackles in the loss.

>> Utah State safety Brian Suite (Punahou ’10) made six tackles and broke up a pass to help the Aggies set a school record with their eighth straight Western Athletic Conference victory, beating Texas-San Antonio 48-17 on Saturday.

>> Brigham Young tight end Kaneakua Friel (Kamehameha ’07) had two catches for 10 yards, and senior defensive lineman Simote Vea (Kahuku ’05) made two solo tackles in a 41-17 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.

>> Pacific (Ore.) quarterback P.J. Minaya (Hanalani ’10) broke school records with 442 passing yards and 454 yards of total offense, finishing 21-for-32 with five touchdowns — including one rushing — in a 42-20 win over Lewis & Clark on Saturday. Receiver Kelson Kawai (Kohala ’10) had five catches for 161 yards and three touchdowns, and Landon Aano (Kamehameha ’10) and Kamu Morita (Kamehameha ’10) each had three tackles, including one for a loss, for the Boxers.

>> Western Oregon sophomore quarterback Trey Shimabukuro (Kauai ’11) went 6-for-14 for 47 yards, and Lucas Gonsalves (Saint Louis ’09) had three catches for 41 yards in a 19-3 loss to Azusa Pacific on Saturday.

>> Washington (Mo.) junior Andrew Skalman (‘Iolani ’10) had four solo tackles and four pass breakups and freshman defensive back Quincy Marting (Punahou ’12) recorded his first collegiate interception in a 15-3 win over Carnegie Mellon on Saturday.

>> CSU-Pueblo senior linebacker Jason Campbell (Kamehameha ’09) had three tackles, including half a sack, and two fumble recoveries in a 48-10 win over Colorado Mesa on Saturday.

>> St. Francis (Pa.) junior linebacker Asalemo Fruean (Waipahu ’09) and freshman Semo Sila (Farrington ’12) each had three tackles, and Max Ma‘afala-Maiava (Aiea ’12) assisted on a tackle for loss in a 32-30 loss to Central Connecticut on Saturday.

>> Pacific Lutheran defensive back Sean McFadden (Punahou ’10) made a game-high nine tackles and intercepted a pass in a 41-14 win over Puget Sound on Saturday. Junior Galen Arakawa (Punahou ’09) had two catches for 10 yards, and defensive back Roy Fuchigami (Punahou ’10) had four tackles for the Loggers.

>> Redlands senior safety Nick Kido (Punahou ’09) assisted on two tackles and broke up a pass in a 41-0 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Sunday. Sophomore Alex Chang (Punahou ’11) made three tackles for the Stags.

>> Chapman receiver Kali‘i Kunitomo (Konawaena ’09) had four catches for 31 yards, and freshman Chase Tamashiro (Punahou ’12) made a solo tackle in a 38-12 win over La Verne on Saturday.

>> Occidental defensive lineman Casey Shibuya (Punahou ’09) made seven tackles in a 31-27 win over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.

>> Cornell (Iowa) College linebacker Geoffrey Miller (Punahou ’10) made nine tackles and had a 78-yard interception return for a touchdown in a 31-14 loss to Carroll (Wis.) College on Saturday. Miller had a second interception return for a touchdown called back because of a penalty.

>> Menlo (Calif.) junior Joe Correia (Saint Louis ’09) had seven tackles and a pass breakup in a 34-7 loss to Marian University on Saturday.


>> Colorado freshman Chelsey Keoho (Kamehameha ’12) finished with a team-high 18 digs, two assists and an ace in a four-set victory over Oregon State on Sunday.

>> Kansas State senior Kuulei Kabalis (Kamehameha-Hawaii ’09) had a team-high 16 digs in a four-set victory over Baylor on Saturday.

>> Washington (Mo.) senior Kelly Pang (‘Iolani ’09) was named to the Halloween Invitational all-tournament team on Saturday. Pang had a match-high 33 digs, two assists and an ace in a four-set win over St. Ambrose on Saturday in the Bears’ final regular-season game. Pang’s 581 digs this season is fifth-most in school history and she increased her school record for digs in a career to 2,427.

>> Cal Lutheran freshman Pua Mo‘okini-Oliveira (Kamehameha ’12) hit .333 with seven kills, three digs and two assists in a four-set win over UC Santa Cruz on Saturday.

>> Dominican (Calif.) freshman Sari Kwan (Punahou ’12) had 17 digs, three assists and an ace in a five-set loss to Hawaii Pacific on Sunday.


>> Louisville senior Brock Granger (‘Iolani ’09) scored the winning goal with 3.8 seconds remaining to give the Cardinals a 1-0 win over Cincinnati on Saturday. Granger’s first collegiate goal allowed Louisville to win the Big East Red Division title for the third time.

>> Air Force senior forward Zane Dydasco (Kamehameha ’08) scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to UNLV on Friday.

>> Occidental senior Reid Sakamoto (‘Iolani ’09), who is a three-time All-Southern California Interscholastic Athletic Conference honoree, scored two goals on five shots in his final home match, leading the Tigers to a 4-0 win over La Verne last Wednesday.


>> Pacific (Ore.) freshman McKenna Davidson (Kealakehe ’12) scored a goal on four shots, and sister Kayla Davidson (Kealakehe ’10) earned her second shutout in four games as goalkeeper this season in a 2-0 win over Pacific Lutheran on Saturday.

>> Augsburg (Minn.) freshman goalkeeper Lexi Felix (‘Iolani ’12) recorded her third shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over St. Mary’s University on Saturday that clinched a berth in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference playoffs.


>> Rice junior Farah Madanay (Punahou ’09) finished in 35th place with a time of 18 minutes, 25.5 seconds in the 5-kilometer run at the Conference USA Cross Country championships Monday.

>> Willamette (Ore.) senior Amanda Tamanaha (St. Andrew’s Priory ’09) finished 13th in the 6K race with a time of 23:40 at the Northwest Conference Cross Country championships Saturday. Tamanaha was selected to the All-NWC second team.


>> Pacific (Ore.) sophomore Josh Mau (Maryknoll ’10) finished ninth at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic on Sunday after closing with a 77 for a 5-over 149 in the two-day tournament.

Compiled by the Star-Advertiser’s Billy Hull. To submit a collegiate athlete for publication, email

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